31 October - 01 November, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

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Dr. Michael Jirjis, Ph.D.

Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)

9:50 am - 10:30 am LASER DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS - INTEGRATION INTO PLATFORMS

Keith A. Rigby CEng FIET - Principal Technologist - Weapons Integration, Future Combat Air Systems BAE Systems
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Keith A. Rigby CEng FIET

Principal Technologist - Weapons Integration, Future Combat Air Systems
BAE Systems

10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am TRANSITIONING DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS FOR PLATFORM-BASED APPLICATIONS: ACC PERSPECTIVE

Colonel Michael E. Thompson - Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems (A5/8ZW) HQ Air Combat Command USAF
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Colonel Michael E. Thompson

Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems (A5/8ZW)
HQ Air Combat Command USAF

11:50 am - 12:30 pm DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON CLASSICAL MILITARY STRATEGY

Maj. Gen. (ret.) Marius-Eugen Opran - Associate Professor Romanian Space Agency
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Maj. Gen. (ret.) Marius-Eugen Opran

Associate Professor
Romanian Space Agency

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm OVERVIEW OF US AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY’S DIRECTED ENERGY PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH

Dr. Nathan Lockwood, Ph.D. - Directed Energy International Programs, AFRL/RD Air Force Materiel Command
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Dr. Nathan Lockwood, Ph.D.

Directed Energy International Programs, AFRL/RD
Air Force Materiel Command

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO OPERATIONALISING DIRECTED ENERGY

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm DIRECTED ENERGY ISSUES IN OPERATIONAL USE AND DEPLOYMENT

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm NON-LETHAL DIRECTED ENERGY SOLUTIONS: PROS AND CONS

R. Adm. (ret.) Massimo Annati - Chairman European Working Group Non-Lethal Weapons
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R. Adm. (ret.) Massimo Annati

Chairman
European Working Group Non-Lethal Weapons

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE