Deep Strike is Europe’s leading technical conference and exhibition for missile technologies.
Zettlex’s Mark Howard will present “An altrnative perspective on position sensing technologies” at the 2012 Deep Strike Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona, 13-15 March 2012.
Strategic analysis and lessons learned from last two decades show the enduring need for nations acting on a global stage to intervene in a variety of theatres and against a variety of opponents, in order to preserve free trade and access to resources, and to preserve good governance and stability in key regions. While these operations may be undertaken with a wide range of potential coalition partners, success in the full spectrum of intervention operations will require a continuing Deep Strike capability to provide selectable and precise effects against high operational and strategic value targets that may have very high degrees of active and passive protection. As technologies and strategic trends develop, there may be additional payloads and effects that can be delivered by a long range capability and that could be used in a wider set of operations, particularly to exert coercion or to demonstrate intent in a complex environment taking into account the future air defence threats.
Major European nations have developed, acquired and successfully deployed Deep Strike capability demonstrating their global player role. Sustaining such strategic advantages in a constrained budgetary environment and an evolving strategic context becomes one of European nations’ major challenges. The ability to flex, modify and upgrade a capability, under sovereign control, will be paramount in responding to changing threats and retaining a strategic edge. The issue of affordability requires breakthroughs in transforming future Deep Strike and planning / building the next generation programmes.
Organised by 3AF in partnership with MBDA and sponsored by industry, the technical conference includes an exhibition where companies will showcase their systems and technologies. Deep Strike 2012 will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to meet customers, suppliers and decision makers, and to hear views from various nations and industries on technology, system, programme, policy and operational issues, in an open, unclassified forum which will focus predominantly on Europe.