The Defence, Security and Space Forum

How Future Defense Strategies are Driving Technological Advancements from Devices to Systems

Wednesday 25th September 2024
11:20 - 18:20
Room: TBD
Organizers: Prof. Jean-Guy Tartarin, LAAS Toulouse, Yves Mancuso, RF & Radar Expert, Pat Hindle, Microwave Journal


RF technologies are integral to the development of robust defense, space, and security systems, providing essential capabilities for communication, surveillance, navigation, electronic warfare, and cybersecurity in an increasingly complex and dynamic global security environment. These evolving technologies have a significant impact on society and are developed for a more secure world by strengthening the different domains of communication, navigation and positioning, surveillance and reconnaissance, space operations and cybersecurity. Along the same lines, we must also consider the domain of electronic warfare. These new systems and standards rely heavily on the development of emerging technologies, such as cognitive radio and software-defined networks. They provide increased flexibility, efficiency and security in military communications and networks, enabling adaptive and resilient defense systems. Space communication, navigation and surveillance, supporting satellite networks for civil and military applications, including remote sensing and global positioning, require ever-increasing technological capabilities in performance, power consumption and integration.

Based on this, the developed RF sensors and systems are essential for surveillance and reconnaissance activities, as they provide real-time intelligence on enemy movements, threats and potential targets. One of the most critical aspects for RF technologies concerns Electronic Warfare, including jamming enemy communications, intercepting signals, and detecting and countering hostile radar and missile systems. Thus, even regarding cybersecurity, RF wireless communication channels are vulnerable to interception and hacking: ensuring the security of RF communications is essential for safeguarding sensitive military information and preventing unauthorized access. Finally, reliable communication between military personnel, vehicles and command centers, facilitating coordination and decision-making in defense operations, are also crucial aspects for which RF technologies play a crucial role. Radio frequency-based navigation systems, such as GPS or Galileo, are essential for guiding military assets with precision, ensuring accurate targeting, navigation and situational awareness in various operational environments.

All these points will be addressed through a set of conferences sessions given by experts in the field, covering a structure ranging from military needs, systems development and instrumentation, and devices technology. The round table will be the highlight of this day and will allow listeners to interact with the different speakers of this Forum 2024 on Defence, Security and Space.

Preliminary Program:

09:00 – 10:40 EuRAD Opening Session
10:40 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:00

Defence strategy in Europe and beyond

Defence: assessments and considerations invited speech by: Gal J BORDELLES, Ministry of Defence, France
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:15

Devices Technology


13:00 - 13:25 Technologies: from low Technology Readiness Level to military compliant systems: UMS Hervé BLANCK

13:30 - 13:50 Advanced Architectures and semiconductor technologies for Space Applicationas: IntegraTechnologies Maurizio CICOLANI

13:55 - 14:15 Future Defence Systems -Advanced interconnect & 2.5/3D Packaging Integration: QORVO Dean WHITE

14:20 – 16:10

System development
and instrumentation

14:20 - 14:45 Electronic Warfare, from MMIC to products: MC2 Christophe GAQUIERE

14:50-15:20 Make a success of the integration of airborne AESA: THALES DMS Daniel CABAN-CHASTAS

15:25 - 15:45 Defence Systems: HENSOLDT Guy KOUEMOU or Ralf RIEGER

15:50 - 16:10 EW Environmental Generation Overview:  Rohde & Schwarz Tim FOUNTAIN

16:10 – 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 – 17:40 DSS Round Table
1. Moderators: JG Tartarin & Y Mancuso: Definition of future systems: trends and strategies (Top-Down or Bottom-up visions)

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