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Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS) 2018


Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS) is a leading defence and military exhibition focussed specifically on trends and opportunities within the Asia Pacific region.

When : 30-01-2018 - 31-01-2018

Time : 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location : Marina Bay Sands

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The Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS) is a leading defence and military exhibition focussed specifically on trends and opportunities within the Asia Pacific region.

ADECS 2018 attracts key local government officials with the wider defence industry, giving the opportunity to over 50 companies to showcase their latest technologies, solutions and systems. Through expert speakers and unrivalled content, ADECS will host 4 technical conferences through the show: MilSim Asia, UDT Asia, Electronic Warfare Singapore and Maritime Defence Asia.

“Across the globe every nation is in search of new defence capabilities to match the ever changing global defence and security context. These new capabilities need to demonstrate that they will be effective and provide value for money as no defence budget is limitless. As Asian economies have grown there has been a parallel growth in Asian defence budgets, and in many aspects of defence and security the balance of capabilities is moving from the Euro-Atlantic region to Asia. In response, there is an increasing emphasis across the global defence and security industry on Asian requirements and Asian governments are seeking solutions that will better map to their needs in an Asian context..”

Rear Admiral Simon Williams OBE, Chairman, Clarion Defence & Security

The Asian Defence Exhibition and Conference Series (ADECS) brings together policy thinkers, military users, defence researchers, and the global defence industry to examine Asian requirements in key defence technologies and to explore the range of solutions that may be available. Now in its third edition, ADECS is firmly on the global defence events calendar providing on one level a vital bridge for those with technological solutions and those who require the latest capabilities to meet, build relationships and find common ground. At another level ADECS provides a vehicle for innovation: exposing those who attend a range of both new technologies and new concepts generates the vital sparks that will create new ideas, new innovations and new inventions.

Leading international defence companies will be showcasing their latest innovations and technologies in the exhibition. Sponsors include Rheinmetall Group, Keysight Technologies, Thinklogical and ELT Group. Other exhibitors demonstrating their latest defence technologies include Leonardo, Bartington Defence and Space, Image Soft Oy, US Office of Naval Research, Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik GmbH, Bohemia Interactive Simulations, Calytrix, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, D-TA Systems, Elbit Systems – Elisra, HITEK Electronic Materials, Nexa Technologies, PROCITEC GmbH and the Association of Old Crows.

The full conference agendas can be found on the event website Speaker and session highlights include:

MilSim Asia

With South East Asia currently making efforts to modernise their simulation capabilities and training traditions to achieve political stability and steady economic growth, MilSim Asia 2018 will unveil the tri-services modernisation plans, procurement arrangements, challenges on combatting cyber defence threats and how industry can work together with military in enhancing military readiness. As the only event for the Military Simulation, Training & Education community in Asia, MilSim Asia showcases featured displays and technologies from leading global suppliers, whilst gaining access to senior military figures from Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

The content-led conference, which includes keynote presentations from military personnel delivering perspectives from across the region, provides a unique opportunity to discuss developments and opportunities in this evolving market.

Sessions and speakers include:

• Trends and outlook for the global military simulation market Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Vice President, Head of Aviation, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific

• Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) pilot training approaches, simulation strategies and vision on simulation training: Group Captain Verachon, Directorate of Operations, Royal Thai Air Force

• Disaster management simulator system across all military services for HADR activities: Dr Chamnan Kumsap, Researcher, Defence Technology Institute (DTI) Thailand

• How critical is cyber software threats and the approaches taken to beef up security: Sathish Ashwin, Head, National Cyber Research Centre, India

• Understanding the vulnerabilities surrounding today’s network system and the countermeasures taken to combat cyber threats: Task Force 73 perspectives: Senior officer, Taskforce 73, United States Navy

• Approaches to better training aids to improve the fundamental understanding of radar: Lee Kar Heng, Director, TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore

AOC Electronic Warfare Singapore

EW Singapore 2018 will explore the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling.

With the Asia Pacific region as one of the most vital areas in the world concerning change and opportunity within electronic warfare, EW Singapore 2018 attracts the leading international defence companies looking to expand business opportunities in the APAC region.

The conference is produced by the Association of Old Crows, the leading association for individuals and organisations with common interests in Electronic Warfare, bringing together expert speakers from the military, government, academia and industry.

Sessions and speakers include:

• Operational & Leadership Perspective of EW an Electromagnetic Operations: Air Marshal Philip Sturley RAF (Retd) CB MBE FRAeS, Conference Chairman, UK

• Latest Perspective of EW in the Urban Environment : Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems at City, University of London, UK

• Investing in EW Winners: Colonel Alan Blackwell, British Army (Retd), UK

• Operational Experience of EW and Information Operations: Wg Cdr John Clifford OBE RAF (Retd), President AOC UK Chapter and AOC Director Global Conferences

• Outsourcing EW, Virtual Generals, Robot Fighting and Other Liquid War Innovations: Captain (Eng Ret Brazilian Navy) Antonio Dias de Macedo Filho PhD, Brazil

UDT Asia

Amidst tension building in the South China Sea and the increasing strategic importance of the Asia Pacific region, UDT Asia 2018 will explore cost-efficient innovations to modernise existing platforms within the underwater community.

From both an industry and military perspective, UDT Asia 2018 acts as the regions meeting place for the exploration of the latest technologies, challenges and future requirements of the Undersea Defence sector.

The conference and exhibition will bring together leading experts and organisations that specialise in modernising and retrofitting submarine platforms, unmanned autonomous systems and underwater seabed sensors. There is also a key emphasis on how unmanned vehicles are changing the face of underwater surveillance operations.

Sessions and speakers include:

• Understanding the myth of the “submarine arms race” and the conventional deterrence in Southeast Asia: Dr Collin Koh Swee Lean, Research Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

• Understanding Republic of Korea Navy nuclear-powered sub supposed-to-program: Captain Sukjoon Yoon (R) Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy

• Special test scenarios and electronic support systems for submarines under real operational condition: Erdem Akgan, Senior systems engineer, Radar Electronic Support and Electronic Attack Systems Engineering Department, ASELSAN, Turkey

• Submarine design considerations based upon signature requirements: Captain Rob Hendriks, Director, Centre for Ship Signature Management, Germany

• Addressing submarine safety in East Asian waters through Model-based Concept Design: Graeme Dunk, Strategic Advisor, Shoal Engineering, Australia

Maritime Defence Asia

Maritime Defence Asia 2018 will explore “manned” and “unmanned” approaches and innovations to meet governmental and military maritime and coastal objectives.

Maritime Defence Asia provides an engagement opportunity for military and government practitioners to understand and explore new solutions and industry innovations to advance their monitoring, support, training, and communication capabilities.

Focussed specifically on trends and opportunities within the Asia Pacific region, Maritime Defence Asia attracts key local government officials within the wider defence industry, giving the opportunity to international companies to showcase their latest technologies, solutions and systems.

Sessions and speakers include:

• Highlighting the commercialisation techniques used in radars to achieve high performance: Lee Kar Heng, Director, TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore

The full conference agendas can be found on the event website (please note the speakers listed are subject to change) – the Early Bird booking rate expires on 24th November 2017.

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