EW Singapore greeted 282 attendees on 17-18 January to the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The two-day conference fulfilled the requirements of the EW community with a regional flavour and focused on the issues that particularly affect Southeast Asia.
Future of Electronic Warfare
The conference addressed the theme “The Future of Electronic Warfare in the Asia Pacific Region”. Day one of the conference featured sessions examining operational focus, EW developments and EW and EM technology. Day two of the conference featured presentations about new adaptive antennas, cyber and electromagnetic operations; spectrum dominance and bid data; and future vision.
With 50% of the conference attendees coming from a military or government background the event support was equally matched to the industry backing making for lively discussions. These military and civil service experts covered the core areas of EW across air, land and sea.
EW Singapore speakers
In total 23 countries were represented including USA, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, the UK and Singapore; which brought an international dimension to the event.
Leading contributors to the event include:
- Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, Director EW Research, City, University of London, UK
- Dr Lee Kar Heng, Technical Chief, TBSS Centre for Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Singapore
- Professor Amit Mehta, College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK
- Major Chris Fogarty OC 237 Signals Squadron, 14 Signals Regiment, UK
Alongside the acclaimed conference, EW Singapore offered a boutique exhibition with eleven exhibitors and three sponsors, including Elettronica SpA - Associate Partner, Raytheon – Bronze Sponsor and ThinkLogical - Silver Badge and Lanyard Sponsor.
"AOC Singapore punched well above their weight and ran an excellent first conference like an experienced veteran"
Sharing expertise and experience
"As a first timer attending EW Singapore, it’s is eye opening for me as I am able to hear from EW experts and Industrial leaders sharing on the EW problems and developments." ME2 Bernard Ng, Air Operations System Expert, Republic of Singapore Air Force. “A good environment for the EW community to share their expertise and experience." Mr Heng Hong Chung, HCD, DSTA.
"This gave me a true global view about trends in EW" Joshi Saurabh, Defence Research Manager, IHS Markit. "AOC Singapore punched well above their weight and ran an excellent first conference like an experienced veteran" Michael Noe, United States Pacific Command Electronic Warfare Officer, United States Pacific Command.
"Excellent conference with updates on cutting edge EW and CEMA techniques and procedures" Stephen Wilson, RNR. "Useful to gain insights on current developments and new technologies on EW and Cyber security" Lin Weili, Air Operations and Systems Expert, Republic of Singapore Air Force.
EW Singapore 2018 is set to run in the same location, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, in January, with dates to be confirmed soon.