Corporate Partner Briefing by Dr Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive UK & Europe, Northrop Grumman

14 June 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society

Corporate Partner Event

How can the UK stay 'Day 1' relevant in an Anti-Access/Area Denial world?

Please note: Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is strictly exclusive to Royal Aeronautical Society Corporate Partners.


The world of military technology is not standing still and as has happened so many times in history the traditional battle-winning technologies are rapidly becoming obsolete. In a world of long range highly precise missiles, all-seeing ISR, cyber attack, and space denial many of our current capabilities will be severely challenged in this anti-access/area denial world. In the US this has been recognised and a major DoD agenda to re-establish technological superiority has been initiated under the banner of the Third Offset Strategy. So where does the UK fit in this world? What are we doing to maintain our military superiority? And how can we sustain our ability to fight alongside the US on Day 1? Focusing on air dominance, strike, and ISR, this briefing will explore the options and choices for the UK in the coming years.

16.30 hrs Registration and refreshments
17.00 hrs Briefing and discussion
18.00 hrs Reception
19.00 hrs Close

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Speaker Details

Dr Andrew Tyler FRAeS FREng CBE, Chief Executive UK & Europe, Northrop Grumman

Dr Andrew Tyler FRAeS FREng CBE, Chief Executive UK & Europe, Northrop Grumman

Andrew Tyler joined Northrop Grumman as Chief Executive, Europe on 1 July 2013.

Prior to Northrop Grumman he was Chief Executive at Siemens’ Marine Current Turbines and before that, Chief Operating Officer at Defence Equipment & Support in the Ministry of Defence.

During his five year period at the MoD from 2006 to 2011, he was Director, Land and Maritime in the Defence Procurement Agency, directing a wide portfolio of projects including the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, Type 45 destroyer, armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and munitions projects, and the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. When the DE&S organisation was formed, he then became Director General Ships with responsibility for directing the procurement and support of all the Royal Navy’s surface assets.

He became Chief Operating Officer of DE&S in 2008.
Previously, Tyler held a number of senior executive roles at BMT, the independent maritime engineering, science and technology consulting and technical services company.
He earned a BSc in nautical studies with first class honours and a Ph.D. from the University of Plymouth and graduated with distinction from the Executive MBA programme at the London Business School.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology; Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was appointed Commander of the Order of British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours List for services to the defence industry.


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