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Aviators Warned: Don’t Take Space For Granted

Aviators Warned: Don’t Take Space For Granted courtesy of www.ainonline.com by Chris Pocock  – May 23, 2018, 9:18 AM The UK’s first Defence Space conference was well-supported, including presentations from British ministers and senior officers, as well as many commercial companies. (Photo: Chris Pocock) The almost-total reliance of commercial and military aviation on space-based assets for communications, data transfer, navigation, and timing should no longer be taken for granted, delegates to a new conference in London were told. The two-day Defence Space 2018…
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Chief of the Air Staff opens first Defence Space Conference as RAF assumes control of UK military space

Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff, keynote address at Defence Space 2018 Good morning ladies and gentlemen and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you at this inaugural Defence Space Conference.  My congratulations to the Air Power Association and colleagues at the Ministry of Defence, the Air Staff and in the aerospace industry, who have together brought the idea of this Conference to life – no mean feat, given the abbreviated planning time that was available. …
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Defence Minister Guto Bebb announces Space Strategy at Defence Space Conference

1ST DEFENCE SPACE CONFERENCE; 21 MAY SPEAKING NOTES FOR MIN (DP) Introduction Thank you for that kind introduction, Mark [Roberts]. I am delighted to welcome you to the First Defence Space Conference, jointly organised by the Air Power Association and the Ministry of Defence. I don’t know much about the UK’s space history, but I’ve been told if you look west at about ten to nine tonight. If it’s clear … and if you’ve got very good eyes … you…
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UK poised for take-off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost

As the UK space sector’s world-leading experts gather today (21 May) for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK’s first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain. With an increasing amount of the UK’s military systems now dependent on space technology, it can today be announced that RAF Air Command has assumed responsibility for command and…
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Defence leaders line up to plot future for the UK in space at first Defence Space Conference

Defence leaders line up to plot future for the UK in space at first Defence Space Conference London, UK, 16 May 2018: Over 40 leaders from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), industry and academia will join forces 21-22 May in London to plot the future direction for the UK in space at the inaugural Defence Space Conference. An unprecedented line-up of speakers is confirmed, including Guto Bebb, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief…
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This year’s RAF Air Power Conference, to be held in London on 11-12 July, is set to be the largest gathering of air force chiefs in 15 years. TIM ROBINSON previews the event. Invitations to birthday parties are always popular – particularly when the person (or organisation) is celebrating their 100th birthday. So, it is perhaps no wonder that the 2018 Royal Air Force Air Power Conference, on 11-12 July at the IET, Savoy, London, will see over 50 heads…
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UK marks importance of Space for military operations with launch of Defence Space Conference

London, UK, 11 April 2018: The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched the first Defence Space Conference, signalling the growing importance of the space domain for the UK’s military capability and national security. Defence Space 2018, to be held in London on 21-22 May, will explore the UK’s space ambition and provide attendees with insight into the Government’s strategic intent against the backdrop of national and international plans. The event, organized by The Air Power Association, will also explore…
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Air Power Conference 2018: Future development of the RAF to combine air, space and cyber power

 The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference 2018 (APC 2018) will take place on 11-12 July at the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place, London, UK.  The conference theme, ‘Building the Next Generation Air Force’, will address the latest threats to the RAF and its allies and chart the skills, capability and technology they need to ensure a decisive war-fighting edge.  Up to 60 air force chiefs from around…
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UK AIR COMPONENT COMMANDER OUTLINES SHADER IN FIRESIDE CHAT

UK Air Component Commander Air Commodore Johnny Stringer provided a fascinating insight into Operation SHADER in Iraq and Syria when he presented the first of the Association’s 2018 fireside chats to a select group of journalists before answering their questions. Air Commodore Stringer offered his thoughts and conclusions from the campaign which saw the Coalition halt Daesh’s advance and then set the conditions for their defeat. His main comments included: The UK air contribution was based on three elements. Firstly,…
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RED ARROWS PRESENTED WITH ANNUAL AIR POWER AWARD

The Red Arrows’ outstanding contribution to promoting the UK has been recognised by the presentation of the Air Power Association’s (APA) prestigious annual award. The award, presented at the APA’s annual industry dinner in the House of Commons recognised the iconic fast jet display team’s exceptional contribution to promoting Britain. Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group, Air Vice-Marshal Warren James accepted the award on behalf of the Red Arrows. APA President Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell said: “The Red Arrows…
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