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Farnborough Air Show 2018 Preview

Next week sees the biennial Farnborough Air Show, the leading international showcase for aerospace. TIM ROBINSON, BILL READ and KHALEM CHAPMAN look at what to expect from this year’s 2018 event. Where next for UK aerospace after Brexit? If, as the saying goes, a week is a long time in politics, two years is an eternity for trade shows. The previous Farnborough Air Show in 2016 saw the unusual event of a British Prime Minister resigning in the same week…
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2018 AIR POWER CONFERENCE DRAWS RECORD GATHERING OF ARMED SERVICE CHIEFS

  18 June 2018 London, UK, 18 June 2018: More than 70 armed service chiefs from 61 nations will be attending the 2018 Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference, the largest ever gathering for this global forum, to be held in London 11-12 July. The high-ranking attendees will join over 400 delegates across the global air power community to hear leaders from the UK Government, the military, the scientific, technology and industrial community and academia address the theme…
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What Will the Defence Space Strategy Tell us About the UK’s Space Ambitions?

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) recently held its first Defence Space conference, bringing together the military, government, industry and academia to discuss the MoD’s ambitions in space. This came hot on the heels of the announcement that the government will release a Defence Space Strategy, expected in the summer. The strategy, as it has been presented, is part of a wider proposed uplift in military space capabilities. The RAF has now assumed command and control of all UK military space…
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UK MoD goes more boldly into space

On its 100th anniversary the Royal Air Force becomes the lead service for British military space, as the UK MoD gets set to release a new Defence Space Strategy later this year. TIM ROBINSON reports from the inaugural MoD Defence Space Conference in London. The first UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Space Conference, organised by the Air Power Association, and held on 21-22 May in London proved to be a extremely newsworthy and significant event – as Britain starts to flex its…
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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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