Rheinmetall Defence is hosting a post-conference workshop at Integrated Air & Missile Defence (IAMD) Brazil.

The workshop, called ‘Mapping the Future of Integrated Air and Missile Defence’, will be held on 15 August at 3.30-6.30pm.

IAMD Brazil is taking place over two days, on 14-15 August, at Carlton Brasilia Hotel, Brazil.

A live fire demonstration, hosted by the Commander 1st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade, will also take place on 13 August.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • An overview from Joint GBAD HQ, UK MoD on the deployment of air defence systems to support the civil security operations of the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Understand the regional air defence requirements and how South American nations are strategising to manage future threats
  • Receive updates from the international air and missile defence community
  • Meet and network with the leading decision makers from the Brazilian Army and local industry

Fabian Ochsner, conference chairman, chief ground-based air defence (GBAD), Air Operation Centre Swiss Air Force, and vice president marketing and product management at Rheinmetall Air Defence, said: "The GBAD community has witnessed the successful deployment of GBAD during the 2012 London Olympic Games and the meticulous execution of this task stays as a landmark for the future use of GBAD in MOOTW missions.

"At the same time we were informed that Brazil will need the same level of protection in the FIFA World Cup 2014, and Olympic Games in 2016. This has triggered the initiative to organize a debate in Brasilia (Brazil’s capital) on the subject.

"I am very happy that Rheinmetall Air Defence will have as a co-host the Brazilian Defense company AVIBRAS. We have also obtained the support of the Brazilian Army and its Ground Based Air Defence Brigade.

"The conference will provide the community with country briefings on the present situation of the anti-air defence of several South American nations. This will give us a chance to learn their plans for the future, as well as to have the usual briefings from industry and academia. We will also have a debrief of the experience during the Olympic Games in London, from members who participated in the event."

To find out more about attending the event, call +44 20 7368 9737 or email