2013-02-05 17:24:35 - Join fellow industry professionals at SMi's Masterclass - Naval Air Warfaretaking place on 20th - 21st March 2013, Central London
Naval Air Warfare evidently played a vital role in its contribution to the campaign in Libya. Aircraft Carriers has been an imperative indicator for force projection, which can be depicted from China’s efforts to acquire a dominant carrier force, while the UK awaits its two Queen Elizabeth Class ships at the end of the decade. Furthermore, the threat of precision weapons has driven the development of aircraft carriers, with impending introduction of UCAVs and UAVs into Carrier Air Groups, if qualification trials are passed.
Many nations also perceive Assault Ships as key components of amphibious operations and several high value acquisition programmes are under way, in countries such as Australia and Russia. Radical new aircrafts such as the V-22 Osprey are
already changing the concepts of operation for amphibious assault. In addition, naval helicopters continue in their key roles of anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, as well as AEW and amphibious supply. In the area of Maritime Surveillance, UAVs such as BAMS are supplanting manned aircraft as the preferred equipment option.
Under the guidance of Dr. Norman Friedman, International Naval Consultant, SMi Group’s two-day masterclass will cover the latest developments in Naval Air Warfare and more, providing insight behind the key drivers behind current and future procurements. Furthermore, evolving threats to Naval Air Platforms and the evolving technologies being developed to counter these will be addressed in addition to the new Naval Helicopter Weapons and Sensors.
Key Reasons to Attend:
• In-depth understanding of the key drivers behind current and future procurements of Aircraft Carriers and Amphibious Assault ships, Naval Helicopters, UAVs, UCAVs, Maritime Surveillance Aircraft and Tilt-Rotors.
• Appraise new and evolving threats to Naval Air Platforms and the innovative technologies that are being developed to counter these threats.
• Learn how new Naval Helicopter Weapons and Sensors are boosting the effectiveness of these vital workhorses of naval air operations.
About Your Masterclass Host:
Norman Friedman is a strategist known for his ability to meld historical, technical, and strategic factors in analyses of current problems. A long-time consultant to the media, he frequently appeared on New York and national television during the Falklands and Gulf Wars and in connection with the Somalia, Bosnia, and post-Gulf War Iraq crises.
He also appeared on a variety of television shows, including specials on various forms of weaponry, on warships, and on the Gulf War for the Discovery and History networks and the “Warplanes, ” “Warship,” and “Seapower, ” series, on NOVA on the U.S. Public Broadcasting System, and on Book TV on C-SPAN. He has published 37 books, ranging from accounts of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to histories of the Cold War to accounts of naval strategy and technology.
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