This event is organised by Cranfield Defence and Security and is aimed at defence and security professionals in the South East Mediterranean who are affiliated with Cranfield University. As well as networking, the attendants will have the opportunity to listen to a series of talks by senior and experienced professionals on a vast range of defence topics. The event will be held at the Athens War Museum on 1 June, 2017 and will be open to the general public, upon registration. The conference will include a buffet lunch and dinner.

This event is aimed at scientists, engineers and managers, with the goal of enhancing knowledge and understanding, across the domain of defence engineering and management.
Key aspects of the event will include:

  • electronic warfare
  • air power
  • logistics and defence acquisition
  • airworthiness and gas turbines
  • guided weapons
  • flight testing and trials
  • cyber defence and information management
  • defence simulation and big data

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us at athens2017@cranfield.ac.uk


Speaker Presentations.

Welcome - Sqn Ldr (ret) Ioannis Vagias

Airworthiness & Safety: Are We Missing A Link? - Dr. Nektarios Karanikas

Project Management and Defence Acquisition - Theofanis Giotis

Integrated Air Defence Systems - Countering Low Observable Airborne Threats - Wg Cdr Geogios Limnaios

Cost Effective Gas Turbine Simulation - Ioannis Templalexis

HAF AVIONICS Upgrades - Lt. Col. Ilias Konsoulas

Compatibility between Military Aircraft and Ejected Stores: the NATO Perspective and Methodology - Sqn Ldr Eleftherios Andreadis

Laser Detection and Applications - Sqn Ldr Alexander Pantazis

Systems Based on Software Designed Instrumentation for Wideband Signal Analysis and Recording - Raffaele Fiengo

Transitioning from 4th to 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft Innovation and Rationalization in the New Economic Environment - Dennys Plessas

Design of Weapon Bays for Stealth Aircrafts - David Bacci

To Flight Test or to Mind Test? A Drone Perception - Colonel Apostolos Doukellis

Airworthiness Regulatory Framework for Military - Civil RPAS - Lt Col Georgios Kokkalas

Cost-Effective Flight Test Training Using In-House Resources: An Application to the HAF Academy - Cpt Aristidis Antonakis

Eyonix - BYOD and Internet of Things in Tactical Networks; The Interoperability Bet of Homeland Security and Defence Networks - Georgios Strouzakis

A Parametric Model for the Cost per Flight House (CPFH) - Wg Cdr Michail Bozoudis

Approaching the Truth: Flight Simulation in an Academic Environment - Sqn Ldr (ret) Ilias Lappas



Event Programme

08:00-09:00 Coffee and Registration
09:00 CONFERENCE OPENING
09:00-09:10 Chairman’s Opening Remarks – Sqn Ldr (ret) Ioannis VAGIAS, RADAR EW Lecturer, Cranfield Defence and Security
SESSION 1 AIR POWER, LOGISTICS and DEFENCE ACQUISITION
KEYNOTE TALK
09:10-09:40 Topic 1 – Dr Nektarios KARANIKAS, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Airworthiness and Safety; are we missing something from this link?
09:40-09:45 Q&A
09:45-10:05 Topic 2 – Theofanis GIOTIS, VP PM Greece – Defence Acquisition and Project Management
10:05-10:10 Q&A
10:10-10:30 Topic 3 – Wg Cdr Geogios LIMNAIOS, HAF General Staff – Integrated Air Defence Systems, Countering Low Observable Airborne Threats
10:30-10:35 Q&A
10:35-10:55 Topic 4 – Dr Ioannis TEMPLALEXIS, HAF Academy – Cost Effective Gas Turbine Simulation
10:55-11:00 Q&A
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break, Refreshments and Snacks
SESSION 2 GUIDED WEAPONS and ELECTRONIC WARFARE
11:30-11:50 Topic 5 – Wg Cdr Ilias KONSOULAS, HAF/111 CW – HAF Avionics Upgrades: A Systems Engineering and Project Management Prospective
11:50-11:55 Q&A
11:55-12:15 Topic 6 – Sqn Ldr Eleftherios ANDREADIS, HAF/Electronics Depot – Compatibility between Military Aircraft and Ejected Stores: the NATO Perspective and Methodology
12:15-12:20 Q&A
12:20-12:40 Topic 7 – Sqn Ldr Alexandros PANTAZIS, HAF/CRC Parnis – Laser Detection and its Applications
12:40-12:45 Q&A
12:45-13:05 Topic 8 – Wg Cdr Constantinos ZOGRAFOS, Hellenic National Defence General Staff – Cooperative ESM Operations (CESMO)
13:05-13:10 Q&A
13:10-14:10 Lunch and Networking
KEYNOTE TALK
14:10-14:40 Topic 9 – Mr Dennys PLESSAS, VP Lockheed Martin Aeronautics International SA – Transitioning from 4th and 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft: Innovation and Rationalisation in the New Economic Environment
14:40-14:45 Questions & Answers (Q&A)
SESSION 3 FLIGHT TESTING and AIRWORTHINESS
14:45-15:05 Topic 10 – Ing David BACCI, Researcher, Cranfield Defence and Security – Design of Weapon Bays for Stealth Aircraft
15:05-15:10 Q&A
15:10-15:30 Topic 11 – Gp Capt Apostolos DOUKELLIS, HAF/133 CG – To Flight Test or to Mind Test? A Drone Perception
15:30-15:35 Q&A
15:35-15:55 Topic 12 – Wg Cdr Georgios KOKKALAS, HAF/Electronics Depot – Airworthiness Regulatory Framework for Civilian and Military Remotely Piloted Air Systems
15:55-16:00 Q&A
16:00-16:20 Topic 13 – Flt Lt Aristidis ANTONAKIS, HAF/Electronics Depot – Cost Effective Flight Test Training using In-House Resources: an Application to the HAF Academy
16:20-16:25 Q&A
16:25-16:55 Coffee Break, Refreshments and Snacks
SESSION 4 CYBER DEFENCE, DEFENCE SIMULATION and BIG DATA
16:55-17:15 Topic 14 – Mr Georgios STROUZAKIS, EYEONIX – BYOD and Internet of Things in Tactical networks; the Interoperability Bet of Homeland Security and Defence Networks
17:15-17:20 Q&A
17:20-17:40 Topic 15 – Wg Cdr Michael BOZOUDIS, Ministry of Defence of the Hellenic Republic – A Parametric Modelling for the Cost per Flight Hour (CPFH): A case study for the F-35
17:40-17:45 Q&A
17:45-18:05 Topic 16 – Sqn Ldr (ret) Ilias LAPPAS, University of South Wales – Approaching the Truth: Flight Simulation in an Academic Environment
18:05-18:10 Q&A
18:10-18:30 Topic 17 – Mrs Emily SELF, Royal Aeronautical Society – Continuous Professional Development and UK Engineering Chartership
18:30-18:35 Q&A
SPECIAL SESSION
18:35-19:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks – Questions to the Speakers
19:00-21:00 DINNER AND NETWORKING

Location and travel details

War Museum, Athens, 106 75, Greece

Who should attend

Cranfield University Alumni, Military, Defence Industry Professionals, Academia, Students

Cost

Free to attend

How to register

To register please visit Eventbrite