The latest update on the 7th Air Defence Groupís Sky Sabre System presented at the Air Missile Defence Technology 2021 Conference

Top Quote SMi Group reports: The 7th Air Defence Group of the British Army will be speaking at the Air Missile Defence Technology conference in London this November. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 26, 2021 - SMi Group is pleased to announce that the Commander of the 7th Air Defence Group, British Army, Colonel Graham Taylor, will speak at the Air Missile Defence Technology conference in London on the 27th and 28th November 2021 UK.

    There is an early bird offer of £100 expiring on 30th September 2021. Interested parties can register at

    The 7th Air Defence Group is equipped with the new state-of-the-art Sky Sabre Ground Based Air Defence missile system. It replaced the rapier system whose last live firing was in June this year.

    Delegates at the conference will learn about the 7th Air Defence Group and their progress on the Sky Sabre system with a keynote address from Colonel Graham Taylor on "Sky Sabre and the Future Direction of British Ground Based Air Defence", which will cover:

    ē 7th Air Defence Groupís role and capabilities within the 3rd Division
    ē The Sky Sabre system and its effects on capability since its introduction
    ē Integrated Air Defence Systems

    Colonel Graham Taylorís Short Biography: He attended ACSC 14 and completed a Master of Arts degree in Defence Studies. Following Staff College, he was posted as Second-in-Command of 16th Regiment Royal Artillery, North Luffenham, which included GBAD deployment in support of Op OLYMPICS in London 2012. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in February 2013 and his initial OF4 appointment was as SO1 G5 at HQ Force Troops Command responsible for managing A2020 transformational activity across FTCís 10 brigades. He was hugely privileged to be given command of 12th Regiment Royal Artillery in June 2016 and spent two superb years back on Thorney Island. In 2018 he was promoted to Colonel and appointed as DACOS Personnel Services in the APSG. Colonel Taylor has now returned to Thorney Island as the Commander of 7 Air Defence Group with effect from October 2020.

    The 2021 conference will provide a unique insight into the following topics: GBAD, Countering Medium and Long-range Ballistic Missile Technologies, C-RAM, Integrated and Networked Radar Systems, Confronting ICBM threats, Developing coherent international strategies, Advent of Hypersonic Missile Technology, Cross-forces interoperability across NATO, SHORAD, C-UAS, and many more.

    The two-day agenda is available at

    Air Missile Defence Technology
    London, UK
    17-18 November 2021
    Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. and Weibel Scientific

    For sponsorship enquiries, contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0)207 827 6130 or jpredescu ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0)207 827 6054 or jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk dot

    About SMi Group:
    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses, and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worldís most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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