Programme and downloads

Kooy symposium 2015 | THREATS FROM ABOVE

Missile Defence and More



Setting the Scene



Mr. Ronald Vuijk, Member of Parliament


BMD capabilities and challenges in Europe, a US perspective

Mr. Robert Bell, Senior civilian representative of the U.S. Secretary of Defense in Europe and Defense advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO


Medium range threats, the Kaliningrad case

H.E. Mr. Darius Semaška, Ambassador of Lithuania in the Netherlands


Short range threats, the NSS case

Air Cdre Theo ten Haaf Deputy Director Operations at NLD Defence Staff



Policy and Vision


Ballistic Missile Defence, An industry perspective

Mr. Paul Rouffaer, Thales Nederland


ACTIVE FENCE, a Dutch PATRIOT Task Force in Turkey

Ltcol Niels Vredegoor, Commander Ballistic Missile Defence task force NL Army


Netherlands ground based air and missile defence - a look into the future

Maj Frank Zwarts, Expert centre NL Ground Based Air Defence Command (DGLC)



Excellent Technologies


  1. Simulating the skies (Ir. Lesley Jacobs - TNO)
  2. Advanced composite missile canisters (Ir. Mike van Lankveld - Fokker)

  3. 3D air- and surface surveillance radar (Mr. Bart van der Graaff - Thales NL)

  4. Modelling, testing and evaluation of RF weapon systems (Ir. Harmen Bronkhorst - NLR)

  5. Robin radar to detect drones / video (Ir. Siete Hamminga - Robin radar)

  6. DroneCatcher (Ir. Arnout de Jong - Delft Dynamics)