5th Middle East Missile and Air Defense Symposium – MEMAD 2016

Next month on October 11-12, the 5th Middle East Missile and Air Defense Conference (MEMAD 2016) will take place at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Since its inception in 2008 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, MEMAD has been the premier regional conference on integrated air and missile defense.

SEGMA and ECSSR are pleased to announce the latest updates for MEMAD 2016 including the confirmed participation as speakers of H.E. Frank Rose, Assistant Undersecretary of Defense, United States, Major General Abdullah Yaqoob AlFoudry, Commander, Kuwait Air Force, Vice Admiral James Syring, Director, Missile Defense Agency, United States, Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director General, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), Brigadier General Christopher L. Spillman, Commander, 32nd AAMDC, United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel Stein Maute, Chief of the Air Defense Battalion, Norwegian Army, and Brigadier General (Ret.) Kenn Todorov, Former Deputy Director, Missile Defense Agency, United States.

MEMAD 2016 is being jointly organized by SEGMA and the ECSSR to enrich the efforts of stakeholders in IAMD in the GCC. MEMAD 2016 will gather approximately 400 select participants o for a series of carefully crafted briefings by international experts and practitioners, interactive panel discussions, and a series of networking opportunities

The theme for MEMAD 2016 is “Force Generation and Harnessing an Adaptive Approach for Regional IAMD” and the two-day conference will address latest developments in IAMD at the design, integration, planning and operational levels, as well as explore key elements of theatre-based AMD at inner- and mid-tier defense, and layering sensor and shooter networks.


MEMAD 2016 Key Session Themes

Theatre-Based AMD

Active Command and Control for Distributed Lower Tier Ballistic Missile Defense

Regional Air and Missile Threat Dynamics for Forward-Deployed GCC Ground Forces

Emerging Frontline Requirements for C-RAM Capabilities in Forward Operational Theatres

Point/Local Area AMD in Operational Theatres – The Evolving Threat and Countermeasures Landscape

Layered Air and Missile Defense

Positioning Naval Assets into an Evolving AMD Architecture – Lessons Learned in Spain

Potential for Space-Based Contributions to IAMD in the GCC

Layering Sensors and Shooters for IAMD – Key Considerations for the Arab Gulf

IAMD at the Design Level

Harnessing a Developmental Roadmap for IAMD that Builds on Legacy Systems

International Contributions to the Regional AMD Architecture

Key Imperatives and Objectives for a Unified Mission Command in IAMD

IAMD at the Integration Level

IAMDC, Abu Dhabi – Falcon Shield 2016, Updates, and Future Milestones

Detection Challenges against the Full Spectrum of Air-Based Threats for Air Defenders

Inherent Characteristics of C4ISR Architectures for AMD

Calibrating Multi-Sensor Networks for Threat Early Warning

Challenges with Multi-Source Information Fusion in AMD

Standardization Imperatives and Priorities for AMD Operators and Operations

Measuring Interoperability in IAMD – Utilizing Multinational Exercises Effectively

End-to-End Missile Defense Simulation – Tools and Approaches to Support Planning

Harnessing the Kill Chain for Multinational AMD Scenarios

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