Digital Events

ACTRANS digital events provide insight into strategies, innovation and key technologies of the aerospace and defense industry.

Digital Events

Documentation

We record our digital events on video and make them available to you free of charge.

After the digital event, you can easily access the video recording via the respective registration link. Duration approx. 1 hour each, in English language.

Russia’s Strategy in Cyberspace

Headlines connecting Russia to the vague notion of ‘cyber’ have become daily bread for Western publics and decision makers alike. As part of Russia’s information confrontation, Russia uses the cyberspace for physical attacks on infrastructure as well as cognitive attacks such as disinformation. Russia’s center of gravity in the ‘information confrontation’ lies in peoples’ minds and perception of events, both domestically and internationally.

Experts: Jazlyn Melnychuk is co-author of the NATO StratCom report “Russia’s Strategy in Cyberspace” and works for the Canadian Department of National Defence.

Drone war – the military paradigm change – Lessons learned from Nagorno-Karabakh and Syrian battle-space

Modern drones have entered the battlespace and are changing dramatically the nature of future conflicts. High value traditional land units, artillery as well as even sophisticated air-defense capabilities are highly vulnerable against advanced drone warfare weaponry and concepts. Furthermore, troops get demoralized by the continuing threatening presence of UAVs. The Azerbaijani-Armenian as well as the Syrian battlespace offer important lessons-learned for the military community.

Experts: Dr. Can Kasapoglu is a defense expert and military analyst working as director of the Security and Defence Research program at the Istanbul-based think-tank EDAM.

Next Generation Technologies for FCAS (Future Combat Air System)

The Future Combat Air System will introduce remote carrier vehicles (swarming drones) as well as a New Generation Fighter (NGF), which are all enabled by new technologies such as artificial intelligence as well as next generation stealth technology. But which technologies are FCAS relevant and how do you plan technology developments until the year 2040?

Experts: Christian Munzinger, FCAS R&T Coordinator Airbus DS, and Mario Hertzog, FACS Portfolio Integration and Development Manager Airbus DS

Military Space

Modern societies are increasingly dependent on space applications in the fields of communication, navigation and science. However, the concerns about security of space assets are increasing as several countries deploy anti-satellite (ASAT) capabilities and declare space as military operational domain.

Speaker: Daniel Salzer, Partner of Actrans GmbH

Impact of quantum technologies on Aerospace & Defence

Currently, we are at the beginning of what is called ‘second quantum revolution’, with the emergence of a large variety of new disruptive applications and products in the field of Aerospace and Defence.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco, heading the institute for Quantum Control at Forschungszentrum Jülich with focus on quantum technologies (quantum computing, quantum communication, quantum simulation, quantum sensing).

An event in the context of BDLI Initiative @ILA goes digital.

Pilot’s perspective on FCAS (Future Combat Air System)

The Future Combat Air System will introduce remote carrier vehicles (swarming drones) as well as a New Generation Fighter (NGF), which are all enabled by new technologies such as artificial intelligence. But what will be the role of human intelligence / a prior pilot?

Speaker: Nicola Baumann, second female fighter pilot in the history of the German Air Force. She is now focusing on new FCAS technologies from a pilot’s perspective.

An event in the context of BDLI Initiative @ILA goes digital.

Hypersonic Missile Threat

Russia and China are progressing well on hypersonic weapon systems. What is the potential of hypersonic weapon systems and how could defensive capabilities against hypersonic systems be applied?

Speaker: Mr. Dr. Markus Schiller, specialized missile system analyst and one of the key German experts in the field of hypersonic threats.

An event in the context of BDLI Initiative @ILA goes digital.