12 - 15 September 2023

Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom

About DSEI 2023
DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is making a return in 2023, and will take place at London's ExCeL exhibition centre, situated in the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands. Visit us during the show in the North Hall, H3-110 from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th September to see our wide range of advanced defence technology across land, sea, air and cyberspace. Follow us on our social media channels to get the latest as we prepare for the show - search BAE Systems PLC.
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DSEI media briefing schedule

We will run a series of media briefings at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2023. Please register your attendance for each briefing using the links below. Please note, the sessions will take place on the BAE Systems stand and will also be streamed live via Webex for those unable to attend the show in person, with joining instructions shared in advance.
Tuesday 12th September 2023
All presentations will feature our subject matter experts, and take place on the Hub stage on our stand (North Hall - H3-110).

10:00: Next-Generation Munitions - Rising to the NATO challenge

  • Steve Cardew, Business Development Director – Munitions, BAE Systems
  • Gavin Crimming, Engineering and Technical Director – Munitions, BAE Systems
Current conflicts and tensions across the globe have highlighted the importance of sovereign manufacturing capabilities. Join this session for an insight into how we are meeting high levels of demand whilst anticipating and responding to military needs of the future. You will hear how we are developing innovative solutions for ammunition which can deliver greater range, precision and lethality.

11:00: Artillery and combat vehicles - Maintaining land warfare advantage

  • Bill Sheehy, AMPV Programme Director, BAE Systems inc
  • Liam Widdrington, Head of Business Development for UK, Europe and India, BAE Systems
  • Dan Lindell, Director of Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
As allies and partners across the globe are investing in and upgrading their artillery and combat vehicles, we are front and centre in delivering those capabilities. BAE Systems has a long and proud history in the development and production of world-leading land platforms. Our team will talk to you in detail on the impressive systems showcased on our stand, including: The highly-survivable Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), which will have its international debut at DSEI; ARCHER which is purpose-built to solve multiple tasks and keep pace with the threats and challenges on the battlefield; and IFV CV90 providing extreme mobility and survivability, air defence and anti-tank capability across any terrain and climate.

13:00: Uncrewed Air Systems - Pushing the boundaries of aviation

  • Rob Merryweather, Technology Director, BAE Systems
  • Dave Holmes, Managing Director, FalconWorks, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
  • John Shipp, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems Australia
Join this session for an insight into our global collaboration and investment in next-generation Uncrewed Air Systems technology – from operating in the challenging environment of the stratosphere, to electric heavy-lift utility vehicles designed for a range of military tasks and our autonomous platforms helping to provide combat advantage to our customers.

14:00: The Underwater Battlespace

  • Scott Jamieson, Managing Director, BAE Systems’ Maritime Services
  • Murray Thomson, Chief Technologist – Underwater Weapons, BAE Systems
  • Tim O’Neill, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems’ Maritime Services
Recent developments in technology and grey zone warfare have highlighted the ever increasing importance of the underwater domain with the critical infrastructure that spans the seabed. Join us for a session in which our subsurface experts outline the threats they are working to counter and the products we’ve developed to give our customers an edge in this arena. You’ll also hear about our Spearfish and Sting Ray torpedoes, Archerfish mine neutralisation system and we will announce an exclusive update on our Herne XLAUV programme.
Wednesday 13th September 2023
All presentations will feature our subject matter experts, and take place on the Hub stage on our stand (North Hall - H3-110).

09:45: Striker II - Enhanced vision for fighter pilots

  • Nick Moore, Typhoon Team Deputy Head, Capability Acquisition, Ministry of Defence DE&S
  • Chris Moon, UK Capability Director, BAE Systems' Air Sector
  • Nigel Kidd, Product Director, BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems
  • Andrew 'Blyty' Mallery-Blythe, Typhoon Operational Requirements Manager, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
This session will provide an insight into the Striker II Helmet Mounted Display and how its pioneering technology can support the Typhoon fleet. The Striker II is one of the world’s most advanced fighter helmets, using the latest technologies to integrate its all-digital night vision system and daylight readable colour display to display data directly onto the pilot’s helmet visor, allowing them to see mission-critical information right before their eyes. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on experience on the stand after the briefing.

11:00: Making Maritime Platforms Autonomous

  • Michael Blake – Business Development Manager, Autonomy and Boats, BAE Systems
  • Mike Woods – Chief Technologist, Autonomy, BAE Systems
Seaborne threats are more sophisticated and dangerous than ever before. The oceans make up more than 70% of our planet and our team will talk you through what BAE Systems is doing to help customers overcome the challenges presented by this vast domain, in a cost effective way, using autonomy. They will introduce Nautomate, BAE Systems’ new autonomous control system. It has been built to offer customers an increased scale of intelligence gathering and maritime security ability, whilst removing the need for human crews to operate in the most dangerous environments. 

11:30: Synthetic Training - Boundless battlefield environments

  • Lucy Walton, Head of Training, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
  • Rusmat Ahmed, Senior Vice-President Sales EMEA, Bohemia Interactive Solutions
  • Lee Shearer, Business Development Manager, PLEXSYS
Come and find out how we are applying our expertise in military training with technology from a range of leading companies to develop next-generation training for the military forces of tomorrow.  We will give you an overview of how we are bringing together experts in simulation, supercomputing, data analytics and augmented and virtual reality to create a single synthetic environment, enabling air, land, sea, space and cyber forces to plug in and train together.

12:30: Digital Transformation in Defence - In conversation with Microsoft

  • Mivy James, Digital Transformation Director, BAE Systems’ Digital Intelligence
  • Matthew Pilkington, Digital Advisor, Microsoft’s Worldwide Defence and Intelligence team
Our Digital Transformation Director will host an innovator at the core of Microsoft to explore how defence needs to radically transform in order to leverage the vast amounts of data to provide our militaries with rapid decisions and approaches in the multi-domain battlespace. They will also discuss the huge benefits of digital transformation within the defence industry to ensure safeguards from adversaries looking to hack and mine information.

16:00: Global Combat Air Programme: an update from the international partners

  • Sylvia Pfeifer, Industry Correspondent - Financial Times
  • Richard Berthon, Director Future Combat Air - Ministry of Defence
  • Mr Herman Claesen, Managing Director – Future Combat Air Systems - BAE Systems
  • Mr Takamasa Iba, Director, Aircraft Division - Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency, Japan Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General Luca De Martinis, 4th Department Director, Armament Programmes Coordination, Secretariat General of Defence/ National Armaments Directorate - Italian Ministry of Defence
  • Guglielmo Maviglia, Global Combat Air Programme Officer - Leonardo S.p.A.
  • Mr Hitoshi Shiraishi, General Manager, Integrated Defense & Space Systems - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Military and government priorities and how GCAP helps to meet national security priorities. Unique industrial collaboration and how partners are overcoming challenges and exploiting opportunities through the programme. Programme timeframe, timescales and future milestones.
Thursday 14th September 2023
All presentations will feature our subject matter experts, and take place on the Hub stage on our stand (North Hall - H3-110).

10:00: Azalea: Real-time intelligence from space

  • Elizabeth Seward, Head of Space Strategy and Future Business, BAE Systems’ Digital Intelligence
  • Doug Liddle, CEO, In-Space Missions
  • Andy Challen, UK Missions Sales Lead
BAE Systems is one of a small number of British companies with the capability to design, build, launch and operate satellites. Our panel of experts will explain how we are set to launch our first multi-sensor satellite cluster, known as Azalea, into low Earth orbit to deliver high-quality information and intelligence in real time from space to military customers. The session will look at the future direction of space technology for BAE Systems, the collaborative work with external partners and how it all fits together with our land, sea, air and cyber programmes.

13:00: FalconWorks - Accelerating R&D in the Air Sector

  • Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
  • Dave Holmes, Managing Director FalconWorks, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
  • Matt Foster, Business Development Director FalconWorks BAE Systems’ Air Sector
  • Neil Appleton, Head of Electric Products, BAE Systems’ Air Sector
Join us for a briefing on FalconWorks – BAE Systems’ Air Sector’s new centre for advanced and agile research and development designed to deliver a range of cutting-edge combat air capabilities to the UK and its allies. Hear from our FalconWorks Managing Director on how we are working with new and existing partners, academia, research organisations, SMEs and national governments to deliver rapid concepting of new products and services which our customers need to maintain their air superiority.
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