The Countermeasures Conference - flighting the missile threat (Countermeasures)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2003 End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2003
Registration Date: Nov 18, 2003
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This conference organised by Flight International ( deals with one of the most important security threats currently affecting the airline sector: attack by ground-launched terrorist missiles and the "countermeasures" available to protect against them.

The conference is taking place in Washington DC on Tuesday November 18th 2003.

Following the recent "sting" in New York, the discovery of hundreds of these missiles in Saudi Arabia and the attack on an Israeli airliner last year in Kenya, no one in your position can afford to ignore the implications of this latest security concern.

Flight International is the leading international weekly news magazine for the aerospace and aviation industry. We believe we have assembled the world's top experts on this vital subject for a one-day conference, to be held in Washington DC.

With the USA moving close to mandating the use of countermeasures on civil airliners - with implications for other carriers around the world - this is an issue that you will want to be informed about.

Our impressive speaker panel includes:
- US Congressman Steve Israel: Proposing legislation on missile protection on civil aircraft
- General Amos Amir: Terrorism expert
- Dr Patrick Bar-Avi: Director DIRCM systems at Rafael
- Dobie Gilfillan: Program manager, foreign & domestic programs at Gulfstream
- Omer Regev: Head of Flight-Guard countermeasures program at IAI-Elta
- Neil McGilchrist: Senior partner, Beaumont & Son aviation solicitors

The speakers will address the following topics:
* The extent of the threat: the missiles in terrorists' hands and the likelihood of attack;
* The technology available and the technical, legal and operational implications of installing countermeasures for airlines, pilots and airports;
* The political background in the USA; who will pay for countermeasures and who must fit them?
* Experience from Israel


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Airlines - US$395 Non Airlines US$495