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12 - 15 September 2023

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Sector-Focused Content

The DSEI exhibition is divided into five major zones: Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint. Each zone has a theatre dedicated to the challenges of that particular domain, running a series of panels throughout the first three days of the show.

All the forum discussions at DSEI 2021 were developed in partnership with UK MoD Working Groups, to ensure the topics were relevant, timely and productive.

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2021 Forums

DSEI forums featured keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and interviews covering timely and relevant sector-focused content.

Aerospace Forum

Aerospace Forum

The 2021 Aerospace Forum featured discussions on Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September.

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Overview:

The Aerospace Forum is developed in close partnership with the RAF and other senior stakeholders from across the MoD. It was continually updated through regular working group meetings up until the event in September, to maintain accuracy and provide timely, actionable information for industry and international partners.

Led by the RAF’s Air Capability Strategy team, the Aerospace Forum was a key opportunity for the RAF to speak directly with industry, to share important announcements, programme updates, and equipment requirements that will enable the Next-Generation Air Force.

Visitors discovered how the Next-Generation Air Force will be integrated by design, for advantage across all domains, in closer partnership with industry throughout all stages of the supply chain. For solution providers, this was an unparalleled opportunity to hear directly from their customers about what capabilities and technologies the RAF require, and help inform their own strategies and product development so that that they most closely align with their customers’ requirements.

 

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Land Forum

Land Forum

The 2021 Land Forum featured discussions on Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September.

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Overview:

The DSEI Land Forum is organised with direct input from the British Army working group, shaping the agenda to ensure the subjects covered align with the services core objectives for future force development.

In an era of peer competition and rapid technological advances, land forces face a unique set of challenges to stay ahead of the curb in the capabilities they field. These challenges cannot be met alone - engagement with international partners is essential and the need for a closer working relationship with industry cannot be understated.

The Land Forum offers a valuable opportunity to gain unrivalled insight into the needs of the service and the forthcoming opportunities for industry involvement. It was structured around the shows three key themes: Day 1 Industry Engagement and Acquisition, Day 2: Future Operational Requirements and Day 3: Obtaining and Retaining Skills

Naval Forum

Naval Forum

The 2021 Naval Forum featured discussions on Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September.

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Overview:

The Naval Forum is organised in close collaboration with a dedicated Royal Navy working group. Meeting regularly, the group played a direct role in shaping the agenda of this high level forum to ensure it reflected the needs and aspirations of the service.

As threats to maritime security grow in complexity and scale, the navy of the future will be called upon to meet an increasing array of challenges, ranging from counter piracy, protection of global trade routes, territorial integrity and the rise of increasingly assertive peer threats.

The Naval Forum offered a valuable opportunity to gain unrivalled insight into the needs of the service and the forthcoming opportunities for industry involvement. It was structured around the shows three key themes: Day 1 Industry Engagement and Acquisition, Day 2: Future Operational Requirements and Day 3: Obtaining and Retaining Skills

 

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Cyber Security Forum

Cyber Security Forum

The 2021 Cyber Security Forum featured discussions on Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September.

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Overview:

The DSEI Cyber Security Forum was developed in close partnership with UK Strategic Command and other senior stakeholders from across the Ministry of Defence. It was continually updated through regular working group meetings up until the event in September, to maintain accuracy and provide timely, actionable information for industry and international partners.

Information and digital technologies are a critical enabler for command and control of forces, cyber operations, protection of information assets and collaboration with mission partners. The fight for information and growing need for enhanced digital capabilities remains one of the main strategic priorities for defence. Large scale projects such as the UK’s “Digital Backbone” demonstrate the commitment to developing mission essential technologies that will define the future battle space

The Cyber Security Forum examined technologies and concepts that are key to realising this ambitious modernisation of defence, including but not limited to; cybersecurity, artificial Intelligence, cloud services as well as command, control and communications.

The Cyber Security Forum was structured around the shows three key themes: Day 1 Industry Engagement and Acquisition, Day 2: Future Operational Requirements and Day 3: Obtaining and Retaining Skills

 

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Joint Forum

Joint Forum

The DSEI 2021 Joint Forum featured discussions on Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 September. 

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Overview:

The Joint Forum was developed in close partnership with UK Strategic Command and other senior stakeholders from across the Ministry of Defence. It was continually updated through regular working group meetings up until the event in September, to maintain accuracy and provide timely, actionable information for industry and international partners.

Led by Strategic Command’s Head of Strategy, the Joint Forum provided valuable insights to industry and international partners, on how the MoD is delivering the integration of the UK’s armed forces, as part of the new Multi-Domain Integration (MDI) doctrine which lies at the heart of the UK’s future defence capabilities. MDI is designed to ensure UK defence remains competitive in the rapidly evolving world of modern warfare, by enabling all domains to work seamlessly together and effectively leverage the specialised capabilities of each service for the benefit of the others, and for joint force objectives as a whole.

Strategic Command shared how they are working to augment and enhance MDI by harnessing emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, and cloud processing to exploit the power of the data collected and effectively utilise this to deliver the information advantage that will be critical to future warfare.

Whilst working across all of defence, Strategic Command has an emphasised focus on Cyber and Space, which work together to enable this integration. The Joint Forum highlighted the significant work that Strategic Command conducts in the background to support the integration of policy, strategy, equipment, and personnel in these key areas, as well as the considerable opportunities on offer for solution providers to support this once-in-a-generation transition.

 

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