A call for papers is now open for the Weapon Systems and Technology Group’s winter conference. 

With the focused nature of recent conflicts, the requirement for a full capability spectrum is questionable. 

Affordability forces us to focus on certain aspects of capability but this must be maximised within financial constraints. There may also be conflicts in which we cannot, or choose not, to intervene. 

Capability has been defined as a combination of means, method and political will. Focusing on the means as a combination of the weapon and platform, it is arguable whether the balance of sophistication is correct. Are there different constructs between the two that can give greater utility from a fixed defence budget? 

The Weapon Systems and Technology Group invite abstracts to be submitted for consideration by Friday 3 July 2015. To view the full call for papers and to find out how to submit an abstract, click here

Registration is also open here. Speakers who are selected to present will be entitled to complimentary registration for this event.  

Dates for your Diary

2 June 2015 – Conference: Delivering Weapon System Effects: The Contrast Between Piloted and Remotely-Piloted Platforms
The Weapon Systems and Technology Group have another event coming up on 2 June which will ask if the emergence of more capable remotely-piloted platforms, with their increasing utility in the force mix, presents an opportunity to the Weapon Systems and Technology community. The programme for this conference is now available here, and registration is open here

Please note that for this conference some registration restrictions apply; details can be found here and the deadline for booking your place is Thursday 28 May 2015

14 July 2015 – Lecture: Meteor – The Story of Development
This lecture will be given by Andy Bradford, Group Sector Head for Air Launched Air Defence Weapons at MBDA. His presentation will explore the development and integration of the Meteor missile, which has been delivered to the UK and other Partner Nations. To find out more and to register, click here.


Conferences and Events
7 May 2015