Conference on electronic warfare begins today

Updated 12 December 2017
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Conference on electronic warfare begins today

RIYADH: Participants from 20 countries are expected at the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Electronic Warfare at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) headquarters on Tuesday.
Organized by KACST and the Ministry of Defense, the conference will be held under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Dr. Sultan Almorqi, director of the National Center for Sensors and Defense Systems Technologies and chairman of the executive committee on the 5th International Conference on Electronic Warfare and Radar, told Arab News that the two-day conference will have 57 speakers, 52 percent of them from the Saudi government and non-governmental organizations.
Presentations at the conference will focus on e-warfare including signal intelligence, information operations, the level of progress in naval e-war solutions, digital signal formation, e-war operations, e-war database management, In electronic warfare techniques.
Almorqi said an exhibition will run concurrently with the main symposium to showcase the latest technologies in e-war with the participation of exhibitors from inside and outside the Kingdom.
The aims of the conference include encouraging scientific research in radar and electronic warfare, raising awareness of the importance of these technologies in modern warfare and showcasing the areas of modern development and the successful international efforts in radar and electronic warfare.
The first session of the conference on Tuesday will be on “the localization of technologies (opportunities and challenges)” and on Wednesday it will focus on “a strong and sustainable advanced national military sensor capability.”


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