Military Aerospace Test & Evaluation

Venue: Thistle Marble Arch

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jan 20, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2009
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The most senior gathering of T&E professionals in Europe…
Military Aerospace Test and Evaluation brings together and international leaders and renowned experts from the test and evaluation community. The speaker panel is made up of those who are directing the T&E community as it aims to overcoming increasingly important challenges including:

Improvements and efforts to streamline T&E processes. Time out of service and delays in delivery to the front line are critical areas for work for the Test and Evaluation community. Concerted efforts are taking place internationally and the Military Aerospace Test and Evaluation is the forum to evaluate the best of these.
Next generation aircraft T&E. Developments to allow for testing on 5th generation fighter aircraft and UAVs are increasingly forcing the T&E community to invest in their facilities and advance T&E processes.
Improve working relationships between all stakeholders. Military Aerospace Test and Evaluation will highlight leading examples of co-ordination through the test team to ensure all necessary groups are equally involved and contributing effectively to the testing process.
Military Aerospace Test and Evaluation leading speakers include:

John T. Manclark SES, Director Test and Evaluation, US Air Force
Major General Stephen T. Sargeant, Commander, US Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Centre
Colonel Steven J. DePalmer, Commander, 53rd Wing, US Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Teskey, Commander, Joint Air Delivery Test and Evaluation Unit, UK MoD
Lieutenant Colonel John L Albers USMC, Chief Test Pilot, VX-20, US Navy
Major Roberto Sabatini, PhD, Senior Flight Test Engineer, European SE&I Manager, Italian Platform Representative US Program Executive Office for C4ISR and Space PMW780
Major Musters, Chief Test Pilot, F-16 Flight Test Office, Royal Netherlands Air Force
Folke Olsson, Firing Control Officer, FMV Test & Evaluation Directorate, Vidsel Test Range, NEAT
Mark N. Bowman, Eurofighter Typhoon Project Test Pilot, Flight Operations, BAE Systems
Eddy W. Pijpers, Head Air Systems Division, National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)
Roger Bailey, Chief Test Pilot, National Flying Laboratory Centre, Cranfield University
Claes Danielsson, Flight Test Engineer, FMV Test & Evaluation Directorate, Flight Test Centre Linköping, NEAT
Nick Colosimo, Technical Manager, UAV systems, BAE Systems.

Amongst the mid-range AEW & BM solutions, the Boeing 737 AEW&C variant, has been selected for the Australian, Turkish and South Korean requirements, with several other countries showing interest. Meanwhile, for the larger systems, the Boeing E-3 Sentry and E-2D Hawkeye are being developed to give them advanced battle management capabilities.