Dr Fillipo Neri Leonardo

President MS virtual lab SRL


Time: March 3, 2020
Location: Serena Hotel, Islamabad
Event Type: Conference
Organized By: Team CASS

About Speaker

Dr. Filippo Neri received his Ph.D. in electronics engineering from Rome University, Italy, in 1969.
He began working in the mid-1960s with Selenia SpA (now Leonardo), where he became the head of the Tracking Radar Department. Dr. Neri also managed the development of many new radars based on advanced technologies and techniques, including the monopulse tracking antenna, coherent chain TX-RX, and frequency agility. In 1981 he was transferred to the electronic warfare (EW) division as EW systems manager.
Since 1985, Dr. Neri has worked for Elettronica SpA in Rome, first as the director of research and new products and later as the technical director, a position in which he promoted the development of the most advanced EW technologies and techniques. In particular, he contributed significantly to the implementation of the solid-state active antenna technology, presently applied both to airborne and naval ECM systems and to the Cross-Eye jamming technique implementation.
Dr. Neri has also written many technical articles that have been published by several publications, including the Journal of Electronic Defense, Military Technology, Gulf Defense Magazine, and Difesa Oggi. He is also the author of Introduction to Electronic Defense Systems, First, Second and Third Edition, published by Artech House.
Dr. Neri holds many international patents relating to inventions in both the Radar and EW fields. Presently, he is the president of Virtualabs SrL, a company fully dedicated to the Radar and EW Systems innovation where very advanced radar and EW prototypes are realized. He is a life member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and teaches radar and EW courses in many countries. Dr. Neri received many awards and recognitions for the work so far done both in Italy (e.g. “Maestro del Lavoro” from Italian President hon. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and “Commendatore” from Italian President hon. Giorgio Napolitano) and abroad (e.g. induction in the AOC EW Technology Hall of Fame ).

TOPIC OF SPEECH: Weapons of the Future

The Weapons of the Future presentation will consider two classes of Future Weapons:
The very high technology weapons, available only in few Countries, and the more affordable future weapons.
After a highlight on the often forgotten high technology weapons “drawbacks”, the presentation will consider the consequences on the possible conflicts that the new available weapons could generate.
Finally, it will be analyzed how and why the gap between the very advanced technology Countries and the other Countries will be attenuated.