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IMDEX Asia 2017 Set to Be Biggest Ever with Stellar Line-up of Activities and Events Strong global industry support and expanded size attest to the show's continued importance in the Asia-Pacific maritime security and defence landscape The 11th edition of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia), Asia-Pacific's premier international maritime defence show, will be held from 16 to 18 May 2017 in Singapore at the Changi Exhibition Centre. IMDEX Asia 2017 looks set to be the biggest ever, and the stellar line-up of events and activities underscores the phenomenal participation and support for this year's show. Strong global support and increasing exhibitor participation Asia-Pacific is expected to drive global demand for innovative maritime and naval technologies and products amid a global spike in defence spending. By the year 2020, 19 Asia-Pacific countries will account for nearly one-third of global defence budgets and more than one-third of all active duty military personnel. Asia-Pacific economies are also projected to drive 60 percent of the global increase in defence acquisition, R&D, and 30 percent of the total global defence acquisition budget by that year. Attesting to the importance of the Asia-Pacific region, and the show's role as the premier regional maritime defence platform, 2017 will witness the biggest maritime security and defence presence ever with 27 Chiefs of Navy, 4 Directors-General of Coast Guards and Heads of Maritime Agencies in attendance. Representatives from another 12 Navies and the China Coast Guard will also be participating in IMDEX Asia 2017. With the China Pavilion making its debut this year, and the India Pavilion having doubled in size from 2015, and increased participation by exhibitors from countries including France, Germany and Italy, 2017 is the biggest ever IMDEX Asia with total exhibition space expanding by 23% over the 2015 edition. IMDEX Asia 2017 will welcome returning exhibitors including DCNS, Damen, Lockheed Martin, Israel Aerospace Industries, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Rheinmetall, Austal, Saab, L3 Technologies, Wartsila, ST Engineering, Leonardo and Privinvest Shipbuilding Group. Visitors can also look forward to meeting exciting new exhibitors including Baglietto Navy, Controp, Ferretti Security & Defence Intermarine, IMI Systems, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Nova Systems, Orbit Communication Systems and Tractors Singapore Limited among others. Organised in conjunction with the Republic of Singapore Navy's 50th anniversary IMDEX Asia provides a global platform for navies, maritime agencies and industry players to come together and address challenges, and will be held in conjunction this year with the Republic of Singapore Navy's 50th Anniversary (RSN50) celebrations. Considering the transnational nature of maritime challenges, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) needs to continue to work in close partnership with other agencies both at the national and international levels. The RSN50 events and IMDEX Asia 2017 will bring international government officials, military and industry representatives together in Singapore to interact and exchange ideas on how nations can cooperate to ensure safe and secure seas for all. Platform for Singapore's first-ever International Maritime Review Leading up to IMDEX Asia, expect to see the largest gathering of naval and coast guard ships from around the globe that Singapore has ever hosted. The ships will be representing their home navies in Singapore's first-ever International Maritime Review (IMR). The newly-commissioned Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) RSS Independence will make its debut during the IMR as the inspecting ship for the reviewing officer, Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam, and high ranking officers of the navies participating in the IMR. Largest number of warships to participate in IMDEX Asia With 30 warships from 20 navies confirmed, the largest number of foreign warships to ever participate in IMDEX Asia will be showcased during the ever-popular Warships Display. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to get first-hand experience of the on-board operations and rub shoulders with senior naval officers from various countries. Visitors will also be able to view the impressive array of amphibious crafts as well as unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters on display. Another key attraction of the show is the technology seminars and demonstrations where attendees will get in-depth understanding of the design and technological considerations behind the products and solutions on showcase and be able to exchange ideas with presenters face-to-face. Strategic conferences to push discussions on key global agendas to the next level IMDEX Asia 2017 will host two strategic high-level conferences, namely the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC 2017) and International Naval Engineering Conference @ IMDEX Asia ( Asia 2017), where leading experts and academia from around the world will discuss issues related to maritime security and present the latest technologies on naval platform design and developments. International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC 2017) The IMSC is a platform for Chiefs of Navy and Directors-General of Coast Guards around the world to discuss threats to maritime security and safety, as well as develop frameworks and solutions to deal with the security challenges that threaten and disrupt sea lines of communication. The fifth edition of the conference is themed "Safe and Secure Seas: A Vision for a Maritime Region", focusing on a cooperative security approach to create critical capabilities that will enhance the safety of our complex maritime landscape. The conference will feature two interesting panels viz. Pursuing Common Maritime Objectives and Responding to Maritime Terrorism. International Naval Engineering Conference @ IMDEX Asia 2017 ( Asia 2017) IMDEX Asia will once again play host to the Asian edition of the prestigious International Naval Engineering Conference. With its attendant naval delegations, industry participation and trade visitors, Asia 2017 will generate high level exchanges and discussions on a wide range of naval technical topics relevant to the Asia Pacific region. The theme at this third edition is "Robust Designs, Flexible Capabilities", and the conference will address the multiplying effect, flexible platforms, underwater technology and effective support solutions. Besides keynote addresses, plenary and concurrent discussions, there will also be an exclusive tour to the LMV for the conference delegates this year. "The continued strong support from the global industry has been truly heartening," said Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events. "As the Asia-Pacific region continues to be the growth engine of the world economy with maritime commerce remaining a key driver, IMDEX Asia is increasingly serving the maritime security and defence community by providing the ultimate avenue for high-profile stakeholders, key industry players and naval engineering professionals to network, exchange ideas, forge partnerships and do business." Organised by Experia Events, IMDEX Asia is supported by the RSN, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). About IMDEX Asia Established in 1997, the biennial IMDEX Asia is the premier international maritime defence show in Asia Pacific and beyond. IMDEX Asia comprises an exhibition, strategic conferences and a warships display. It has gained recognition as the global platform to address pressing issues within the naval and maritime security industry, showcase the latest naval technologies and connect key players from navies, governments and industry. A must-attend show in the international maritime defence calendar, IMDEX Asia 2017 will be the eleventh in the series and will be held from 16 - 18 May at Singapore's Changi Exhibition Centre. For more information on IMDEX Asia 2017, please visit http://www.imdexasia.com. Contact:


Inaugural events offer effective strategic platform for industry leaders, experts, and next generation of talent to advance regional growth potential The inaugural Rotorcraft Asia, the region's first-ever dedicated event for civil helicopter industry is focused on offering an effective strategic platform for industry leaders, potential partners and experts to forge partnerships, engage in dialogues and showcase new innovative technologies, to unlock the region's growing industry. Top executives, regulators, industry experts, academics and leading industry players from more than 45 countries across 4 continents will converge at Rotorcraft Asia 2017 to drive discussions on industry challenges, emerging needs and new innovative solutions. Adding dimensions to the discourse, the co-located Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 will explore the "Future of Drones" that will feature diverse insights into unmanned systems and showcase the advances of the 21st century. Held from 18 to 20 April 2017 at the Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, over 80 companies from close to 20 countries will gather to showcase a vast spectrum of cutting edge and innovative solutions in rotorcraft and unmanned systems. In addition to featuring new technologies and innovations, the events will also engage young talent with the focus on cultivating and grooming the next generation of industry leaders. "The growing necessity to integrate smart technologies to drive efficiency and competitiveness has increased the need for the rotorcraft industry to continuously evolve and invest in new innovative technologies," said Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director, Experia Events. "The events are co-located to ensure industry players have one single effective platform to advance regional growth potential." "The inaugural events not only provide a networking platform and access to a wide spectrum of growth opportunities in Asia-Pacific's thriving civil helicopter and unmanned systems markets, they also enhance Singapore's position as the leading aerospace hub in the region," said Mr Tan Kong Hwee, Director, Transport Engineering, Singapore Economic Development Board. -Shaping The Innovation Agenda Through Insightful Dialogues Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia will feature a series of strategic conferences and forums over the three days. The Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 Forum, held on 18 April, will explore the theme of "Future of Drones" to present varied views from commercial users of aerial drones in different industries, with the aim of providing thought provoking discussions on the future potential of having aerial drones performing more varied tasks. The Rotorcraft Asia Conference, themed "Innovation in Rotorcraft", will be held on 19 and 20 April, with the focus on new technologies and solutions for rotary wing aircraft. The two-day conference will feature keynote and panel speakers who will seek to explore the future landscape of how rotorcraft will fly and operate, through the application of next generation innovative technologies, mindset and engineering processes. -Strategic Springboard to Enable Collaboration Across Markets The VIP Buyers Programme demonstrates the role of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia as a strategic springboard to enable exhibitors and potential buyers to network and collaborate on business opportunities in this region. Through pre-arranged meetings, exhibitors can use this dedicated face time to forge strategic new partnerships. The VIP Buyers attending include senior public sector representatives from the Ministry of Public Security of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Philippine National Police, Royal Malaysia Police, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar, and Royal Brunei Technical Services; as well as commercial buyers including BP, Shell Aviation, PT Derazona Air Service, Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, PhilJets, Thai Helicopter Services, Waypoint Leasing among others. -Next-Generation Industry Talents At The Forefront With Drone Innovations The University R&D Showcase will display innovative unmanned systems solutions of tomorrow that have been developed by Singapore's top universities and tertiary institutions, contributing to Singapore's vision to be a Smart Nation. Participating IHLs include Singapore Polytechnic, National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and University of Glasgow Singapore in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology. Rotorcraft Asia 2017 and Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 are organised by Experia Events with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, International Enterprise Singapore, the Ministry of Transport, Singapore, the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau. For more information, visit www.rotorcraft-asia.com and www.unmannedsystems-asia.com. About Rotorcraft Asia Rotorcraft Asia is a dedicated commercial and para-public helicopter event for the thriving Asia Pacific Market. It is the premier business and networking platform for manufacturers, owners and operators, MROs, distributors of products and services for the rotorcraft and related industry. Comprising an exhibition, conference and static aircraft display, the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia will be an integrated marketplace to springboard and tap into opportunities in this dynamic region. For more information, visit www.rotorcraft-asia.com. About Unmanned Systems Asia The premier unmanned systems event in Asia presents the future of drones across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications, showcasing cutting edge technologies and solutions in aerial, ground, surface and underwater systems. Unmanned Systems Asia offers a highly effective platform for stakeholders to advance their search and rescue, communications, monitoring and surveillance capabilities. The show brings together manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, buyers, academia, governments, research and regulatory bodies to explore the limitless opportunities of unmanned systems. For more information, visit www.unmannedsystems-asia.com. About Experia Events Pte Ltd Experia Events specialises in organising and managing exhibitions and conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. It has built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event, as well as the inaugural Singapore International Robo Expo and key events such as IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific's flagship maritime defence show; Rotorcraft Asia, the premier dedicated event for the global civil helicopter industry; Unmanned Systems Asia, which presents the future of unmanned systems across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications; and Cybertech Asia, a strategic platform for the international cyber community. Experia Events' expertise also extends to the government and lifestyle sectors, through key events such as the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. With a proven track record underscoring its aspirations to stage events that influence, Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic events globally. For more information, visit www.experiaevents.com. For further enquiries, please contact: Marilyn Ho Experia Events Pte Ltd Director, Communications Tel: +65 6595 6130 Email: Ranjeet Kaur Hill+Knowlton Strategies Tel: +65 9025 7674 Email:


The success of the first Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia saw the participation of key industry leaders and quality discussions The inaugural editions of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia, held from 18 to 20 April 2017, received very strong reception and participation from the breadth of leading industry companies and experts, regulators, top executives and academics, establishing them as key touchstone events for the industry. The inaugural editions hosted over 3,000 trade attendees from 52 countries, of which 24 percent attendees were from overseas. The attendees engaged in high-quality discussions on industry challenges, showcased innovative solutions, and forged strategic partnerships to unlock and drive the industry's growth potential in the region. "Home to Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event, and now to Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia, Singapore has established its leading position in providing key strategic platforms for the global fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned systems industry participants to converge, forge partnerships and tap into the region's growth potential," said Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director, Experia Events. "We are very encouraged by the positive response to the inaugural events and the fact that industry players are looking at Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia as must-attend events with its offering of business collaborations, industry knowledge and networking opportunities. We will continue to have a pulse on the industry and bring more exciting dimensions to the future editions." "We are very thrilled to see that the attendance at the Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 is concentrated around the innovations in the industry, especially as both industries start to converge. Participating at the events as founding sponsors reaffirms our commitment to the industries in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region," said Christophe Nurit, Regional Executive Asia Pacific, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. - Contributing to the vibrancy of Singapore's Aviation Landscape The robust networking and business opportunities that the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia have provided for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond make it a critical part of the ecosystem of Singapore's aviation and aerospace industry, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the industry and opening doors to key markets for local and global companies alike. "Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia are very targeted events that have allowed us the opportunity to interact with a myriad of audience who represent the industry's entire ecosystem," said Lu Weiyao, Co-Founder and Technical Director, Flare Dynamics Pte Ltd. "The level of exposure that we have attained by participating in the events have gone through the roof and we are certain that from the leads generated at the events, we will be able to expand our network further." Additionally, networking programmes such as the VIP Buyers Programme facilitated strategic meetings with public sector representatives from Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Brunei as well as leading industry players such as BP, Shell Aviation, PT Derazona Air Service, Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing, PhilJets Group, Thai Helicopter Services, Waypoint Leasing among others. "Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia have established a unique platform for us to meet with high-level executives and manufacturers as well as learn more about the industry trends and forecasts for the region," said Thierry Tea, CEO, PhilJets Group. "As we continue to grow and expand, the events give us an edge into this dynamic industry." - Catalyst for Strategic Partnerships Across the Region Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia also saw the announcement of several significant collaborations, affirming its position as an effective strategic platform of choice for leading industry companies, solutions providers and innovators from across the industry. Announcements made at the inaugural events include the Airbus Helicopters and SingPost partnership for drone delivery trials. The project, named "Skyways", aims to develop an aerial drone delivery system for urban environments like Singapore. An initial trial involving transporting small packages using a drone around the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus is expected to take place in early 2018. "It is a well-organised event. We are happy to meet various customers, partners and suppliers at this event, to share ideas and discuss opportunities to grow the market in this region. We hope to see even more participants from the various mission systems for a more sustainable showcase," said Philippe Monteux, Head of Region, Southeast Asia & Pacific, Airbus Helicopters. Bell Helicopter also had leveraged the events to solidify several partnerships and deliveries across key markets such as Indonesia, India and Vietnam. Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations. Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) also signed a purchase agreement of the first Bell 407GXP and Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), the first Asia-based customer to sign for the new service solution, at Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia. "We are pleased with the response to the first edition of the biennial Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia exhibition," said Sameer A. Rehman, Managing Director, Bell Helicopter Asia Pacific. "We were able to celebrate multiple successes during the exhibition as well as showcase our emerging product technologies and share our vision for the future of rotorcraft." Rotorcraft Asia 2017 and Unmanned Systems Asia 2017 are organised by Experia Events with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the Defence Science and Technology Agency, International Enterprise Singapore, the Ministry of Transport, Singapore, the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau. The second edition of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia, held from 16 to 18 April 2019 at Changi Exhibition Centre, will continue to demonstrate industry relevance to exhibitors and visitors by anticipating market trends, introducing new features as well as offering exhibitors the opportunity to present their latest and most innovative technologies to potential buyers. For more information, visit www.rotorcraft-asia.com and www.unmannedsystems-asia.com. About Rotorcraft Asia Rotorcraft Asia is a dedicated commercial and para-public helicopter event for the thriving Asia Pacific Market. It is the premier business and networking platform for manufacturers, owners and operators, MROs, distributors of products and services for the rotorcraft and related industry. Comprising an exhibition, conference and static aircraft display, Rotorcraft Asia will be an integrated marketplace to springboard and tap into opportunities in this dynamic region. For more information, visit www.rotorcraft-asia.com. About Unmanned Systems Asia The premier unmanned systems event in Asia presents the future of drones across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications, showcasing cutting edge technologies and solutions in aerial, ground, surface and underwater systems. Unmanned Systems Asia offers a highly effective platform for stakeholders to advance their search and rescue, communications, monitoring and surveillance capabilities. The show brings together manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, buyers, academia, governments, research and regulatory bodies to explore the limitless opportunities of unmanned systems. For more information, visit www.unmannedsystems-asia.com. About Experia Events Pte Ltd Experia Events specialises in organising and managing exhibitions and conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. It has built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aerospace and defence event, as well as the inaugural Singapore International Robo Expo and key events such as IMDEX Asia, Asia Pacific's flagship maritime defence show; Rotorcraft Asia, the premier dedicated event for the global civil helicopter industry; Unmanned Systems Asia, which presents the future of unmanned systems across a vast spectrum of commercial and defence applications; and Cybertech Asia, a strategic platform for the international cyber community. Experia Events' expertise also extends to the government and lifestyle sectors, through key events such as the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore. With a proven track record underscoring its aspirations to stage events that influence, Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic events globally. For more information, visit www.experiaevents.com. For further enquiries, please contact: Marilyn Ho Experia Events Pte Ltd Director, Communications Tel: +65 6595 6130 Email: Ranjeet Kaur Hill+Knowlton Strategies Tel: +65 9025 7674 Email: Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS


Chian S.C.,National University of Singapore | Tan B.C.V.,National University of Singapore | Sarma A.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
International Journal of Impact Engineering | Year: 2017

Compacted granular materials, like sand, have a tendency to dilate and expand under shear loading. Such tendency of dilation is beneficial to inhibit projectile penetration. Furthermore, the higher the striking velocity of a given projectile, the higher is the peak strength of the sand sample. Different nose shapes (spherical, flat, hemispherical, conical and ogival) and mass (7 g, 15 g and 20 g) of projectiles were fired into sand samples of relative densities ranging from medium dense to very dense state (60%, 75% and 90%). Results showed that the pointed ogival head projectile had the lowest ballistic limit, whereas the blunt flat head projectile required the highest ballistic energy to defeat the sand block. Despite visible effect of nose shape, the mass of projectile has a larger influence on the amount of absorbed energy. On the other hand, initial compaction of the sand alters the depth of penetration marginally. This is attributed to the projectile impact which compacts the sand as the projectile penetrates through the sand sample. A strong linear correlation between projectile nose shape, mass and ballistic impact energy was established in this study, which allows protective engineers to easily design sand barriers to defeat a range of projectiles. Furthermore, it was found that the energy absorption of sand remains high even when subjected to striking velocities way beyond its ballistic limit. This opens up avenues for sand barriers to be used as sacrificial layer of a composite lightweight protective barrier. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd


Chian S.C.,National University of Singapore | Tan B.C.V.,National University of Singapore | Sarma A.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
International Journal of Impact Engineering | Year: 2016

Compacted granular materials, like sand, have a tendency to dilate and expand under shear loading. Such tendency of dilation is beneficial to inhibit projectile penetration. Furthermore, the higher the striking velocity of a given projectile, the higher is the peak strength of the sand sample. Different nose shapes (spherical, flat, hemispherical, conical and ogival) and mass (7. g, 15. g and 20. g) of projectiles were fired into sand samples of relative densities ranging from medium dense to very dense state (60%, 75% and 90%). Results showed that the pointed ogival head projectile had the lowest ballistic limit, whereas the blunt flat head projectile required the highest ballistic energy to defeat the sand block. Despite visible effect of nose shape, the mass of projectile has a larger influence on the amount of absorbed energy. On the other hand, initial compaction of the sand alters the depth of penetration marginally. This is attributed to the projectile impact which compacts the sand as the projectile penetrates through the sand sample. A strong linear correlation between projectile nose shape, mass and ballistic impact energy was established in this study, which allows protective engineers to easily design sand barriers to defeat a range of projectiles. Furthermore, it was found that the energy absorption of sand remains high even when subjected to striking velocities way beyond its ballistic limit. This opens up avenues for sand barriers to be used as sacrificial layer of a composite lightweight protective barrier. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

SMi Reports: Japanese Cabinet Office will discuss future plans for Japan’s space diplomacy and space security at MilSatCom Asia Pacific, taking place on 15-16 May in Singapore. London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2017 --( Speaking at SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference this May, Colonel Shinichiro Tsui and Dr Hiroshi Yamakawa from Japanese Cabinet Office will be discussing Japan's space diplomacy with a focus on enhancing space security as well as developing regional cooperation. Colonel Tsui will address the increasing use of outer space for both civil and security applications and how advancement of space technology can help to enhance assets. He will also talk about the importance of promoting international cooperation including capacity building. Details about the future of space policy for the Japanese MoD and government will also be reviewed. Dr Yamakawa’s talk will outline the key aims and focuses of the Space Security Working Group and discuss sustainable development. Effective utilisation of space and the importance of stable use of outer space for allied forces in the Asia-Pacific region will also be explored. Firmly established as the leading conference for SatCom and communication experts, MilSatcom Asia Pacific will take place on the 15th-16th May 2017, at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on developing strategic space programmes and space security, the 2017 show invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of satellite for effective military communications across Asia Pacific. Notable presenters include Republic of Korea Armed Forces Military, U.S. Air Force, Indian Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Japanese Cabinet Office, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Indonesia Maritime Studies, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, GAPSAT. The 7th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, taking place on the 17th May, 2017. Attending the event enables you to meet, network and hear about the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programs from leading nations within the Asia Pacific region, as well as learning how satellite capabilities are effectively used in times of peace as well as war. Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programs in the Asia-Pacific region, and discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation effectively. Attendees for the 2016 show includes: Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Data Device Corporation, DSO National Labs, DSTA, Embassy of Romania, Eutelsat Asia, FMV, ILS, Intelsat General Corporation, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Kratos Networks, MCC Corporation, Philippine Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, SaMS, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore MoD, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S Embassy In Singapore, ViaSat, Inc., Zodiac Data Systems and much more. For those looking to attend, there is S$300 early bird offer available online ending on 28th February 2017. Further information is available at http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom 7th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific 15th – 16th May 2017 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom Sponsored by Hughes Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk Booking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Following their first military satellite launched on January 24th, Japan is ready to share their upcoming plans regarding space diplomacy and security.Speaking at SMi’s MilSatCom Asia-Pacific conference this May, Colonel Shinichiro Tsui and Dr Hiroshi Yamakawa from Japanese Cabinet Office will be discussing Japan's space diplomacy with a focus on enhancing space security as well as developing regional cooperation.Colonel Tsui will address the increasing use of outer space for both civil and security applications and how advancement of space technology can help to enhance assets. He will also talk about the importance of promoting international cooperation including capacity building. Details about the future of space policy for the Japanese MoD and government will also be reviewed.Dr Yamakawa’s talk will outline the key aims and focuses of the Space Security Working Group and discuss sustainable development. Effective utilisation of space and the importance of stable use of outer space for allied forces in the Asia-Pacific region will also be explored.Firmly established as the leading conference for SatCom and communication experts, MilSatcom Asia Pacific will take place on the 15th-16th May 2017, at the Grand Copthorne Water Front Hotel in Singapore. Focusing on developing strategic space programmes and space security, the 2017 show invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of satellite for effective military communications across Asia Pacific.Notable presenters include Republic of Korea Armed Forces Military, U.S. Air Force, Indian Army, New Zealand Defence Force, Japanese Cabinet Office, ASEAN Chief Information Officer Association, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Indonesia, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Indonesia Maritime Studies, S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, GAPSAT.The 7th annual event will also feature an all new exclusive half day post conference workshop hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, taking place on the 17th May, 2017.Attending the event enables you to meet, network and hear about the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programs from leading nations within the Asia Pacific region, as well as learning how satellite capabilities are effectively used in times of peace as well as war. Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programs in the Asia-Pacific region, and discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation effectively.Attendees for the 2016 show includes: Airbus Defence and Space SAS, Data Device Corporation, DSO National Labs, DSTA, Embassy of Romania, Eutelsat Asia, FMV, ILS, Intelsat General Corporation, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Kratos Networks, MCC Corporation, Philippine Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, SaMS, Singapore Armed Forces, Singapore Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore MoD, Singapore Space & Technology Association, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, Telespazio, The Aerospace Corporation, U.S Embassy In Singapore, ViaSat, Inc., Zodiac Data Systems and much more.For those looking to attend, there is S$300 early bird offer available online ending on 28th February 2017.Further information is available at http://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcom7th Annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific15th – 16th May 2017Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singaporehttp://www.milsatcomasia.com/prcomSponsored by HughesMedia: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.ukBooking: Contact James Hitchen on jhitchen@smi-online.co.ukEstablished since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SMi Group


Li J.C.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Li H.B.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Ma G.W.,University of Western Australia | Zhou Y.X.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology | Year: 2013

A theoretical method to predict underground tunnel behavior considering the peak particle velocity (PPV) and the stress distribution is presented in this study. The influence of explosion-induced wave from an underground charge tunnel on an adjacent tunnel is explicitly considered in order to evaluate tunnel stability. According to the wave propagation law in rock and the conservation of the momentum on the wave front, the motion equation of the adjacent tunnel wall is first derived in the paper. A case study is carried out and the analytical method is calibrated by comparing the PPV of the adjacent tunnel wall with empirical formulae results. The tunnel safety is then assessed by analyzing the PPV and the stress distribution. Parametric studies regarding the effects of the separation distance and the loading density on the potential brittle failure of the adjacent tunnel wall are also conducted. The safe separation distance between the two adjacent tunnels is predicted and compared with those from the empirical PPV criterion and the maximum tensile strength criterion. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Li J.C.,CAS Wuhan Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics | Ma G.W.,University of Western Australia | Zhou Y.X.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering | Year: 2012

A theoretical approach is presented to study the ground motion induced by an underground tunnel explosion. The ground motion is caused by two coupled stress waves, i.e., the reflected body wave and the secondary surface wave or Raleigh wave. Based on the principle of conservation of momentum at the wavefronts, the reflected body waves along the ground surface are derived. The interaction of the body wavefront and the ground surface induces the secondary surface wave which transfers outwards on the ground. The particle velocity and particle acceleration on the ground surface are subsequently derived. The analytical results are compared with results from numerical simulations and empirical formulae with different material damping ratios. The effects of the loading density and the material damping on the ground motion are investigated. Finally, the limitations of the proposed theoretical approach for ground motion prediction are discussed. © Springer-Verlag 2011.


Xu J.,Nanyang Technological University | Lee C.K.,Nanyang Technological University | Fan S.C.,Nanyang Technological University | Kang K.W.,Defence Science and Technology Agency
International Journal of Impact Engineering | Year: 2014

In this study, the ricochet phenomenon of concrete debris impacting on sand is investigated by both experiments and numerical simulations. Three types of debris, including 50 mm â̂... concrete spheres, 60 mm and 100 mm chamfered concrete cubes, are employed in the tests. The relationship between the debris impact responses and the incident condition is studied. A numerical modelling is established to simulate the impact of the three types of debris against sand. A parametric study based on the numerical modelling is carried out to study the influence of the sand internal friction angle on the debris impact responses. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


News Article | February 23, 2017
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MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 23, 2017) - TandemLaunch, a company creator and seed fund focused on creating, incubating and accelerating early-stage technology start-ups, today announced a new Investment Partnership with Cap Vista Private Limited ("Cap Vista"), the strategic investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency of Singapore. This collaboration has the potential to open new doors for TandemLaunch's cutting-edge technology start-ups. "Our ability to bring together brilliant technologists, entrepreneurs and strategic partners is at the core of our unique value creation model," said Helge Seetzen, General Partner of TandemLaunch. "Beyond their investment in TandemLaunch Ventures Fund II, this partnership formalizes a framework by which Cap Vista can further empower our ventures by providing access to potential new sources of funds and development opportunities internationally." ''We invest in technology start-ups with promising applications and products that seek to develop their businesses in the Asian defence and security market," said CEO Cap Vista, Chee Wei Nga, "we believe that such innovative technologies and partnerships are beneficial for our mutual entrepreneurial ecosystems, as well as the defence and security needs of Singapore." TandemLaunch closed its TLV Fund II in November 2016 reaching $15 million CAD with the support of BDC Capital, and an exceptional group of private and international investors. This capital will allow TandemLaunch to initiate at least another dozen new ventures that can draw on the financial and commercial support of a select group of Investment Partners. The objective of the fund is to create companies that develop strong intellectual property with the potential for global commercialization. Cap Vista Private Limited is the strategic investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency. Cap Vista's mission is to identify and make strategic venture investments in local and overseas emerging and early-stage companies that develop cutting-edge technologies. Cap Vista brings value by opening doors to its extensive network of partners, both locally and overseas, as well as other Singapore government agencies. For prospective companies focused on commercial markets, Cap Vista helps to identify the dual-use potential of their cutting-edge technologies. TandemLaunch is a seed investor and incubator focused on creating early-stage technology start-ups. TandemLaunch works closely with consumer electronic companies and universities to identify disruptive technologies with a sizeable market opportunity. This unique demand-driven approach reduces market risk early in the start-up process. Since its foundation in 2010, TandemLaunch created 13 ventures valued at over $100 million and employing over 250 high-tech workers in the Montreal area. Notable portfolio companies include LandR, SPORTLOGiQ and wrnch. www.tandemlaunch.com

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