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RUSI Missile Defence and Space Conference 2020

26 February 2020, 8:30
RUSI Whitehall
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Time-Sensitive Targets, Space and Missile Defence

While a good deal of attention has been paid to the dynamic between missile salvos and missile defences at the strategic level, the emphasis of the field may well shift to the operational level of warfare in coming years.

A step change in both the speed and accuracy of precision strike assets portends a future operating environment in which precision strike assets can increasingly hit time sensitive mobile targets in addition to the fixed assets that they have traditionally been used against.

Bringing this vision of high speed salvo warfare to fruition will, however, require an integrated reconnaissance system capable of surveying wide areas and discriminating between targets and clutter to provide firing crews with track quality data. As such, assets in space will be critical to acquiring targets, cueing and guiding precision strike assets on future battlefields. 

This has important ramifications for the future of missile defence. Will the emphasis of missile defence shift, for example, from hit to kill interceptors to space based kill chains? Alternatively, does space based surveillance, birth to death tracking and, potentially, interception from space offer potential remedies to vulnerabilities at the theatre level rather than just the strategic level as has been previously presumed?

This conference will seek to provide potential answers these questions, along with others, and thus draw out some of  the implications of space dependent missile salvos for both the offence and defence at the operational level of warfare.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Kenneth Todorov, Vice President, Northrop Grumman
  • Bradford Clark, Director of Nuclear Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, USA
  • Rear Admiral Archer Macy, Former Director, JIAMDO
  • Uzi Rubin, Director, Rubincon
  • Anthony Cordesman, CSIS
  • Dr Daryl Press, Dartmouth University
  • Bryan Clark, Senior Research Fellow, CSBA
  • Lt. Gen Henry Obering III,  Executive Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton,Former Director Missile Defense Agency, U.S

Ticket Prices

  • Standard - £840.00 + VAT
  • Corporate - £682.00 + VAT
  • SME - £299.00 + VAT
  • Government / Military - £199.00 + VAT
  • Academic - £90.00 + VAT

This conference will be held between the 26th - 27th February 2020.

Event Manager

Živilė Kulevičiūtė
Events and Venue Manager

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