12 - 14 March, 2019 | Hilton London Syon Park, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Focus Day

9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast


Mr Matt Roper

Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,
NATO Communications and Information Agency

10:10 am - 10:40 am A View On NATOs Current Airborne Early Warning Capability

Air Commodore Andrew Martin - Deputy Commander, NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force
•    NATO’s global ISR mission
•    Major challenges facing the NAEW&C Force in today’s global threat environment
•    A view on the future AWACS
•    Foreign adversary airborne early warning and control aircraft investment and implications for NATO


Air Commodore Andrew Martin

Deputy Commander
NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force

10:40 am - 12:00 am Four Star Lead Partner Keynote: Raytheon on ABMS

Sponsored by Raytheon
•    Update on the AFSC programme
•    Successes and lessons learnt so far
•    NSPA role in concept development and delivery
•    Work with industry and S&T communities so far
•    Focus for 2019-2020: results from November 2018 Industry Day


Dr Cagatay Soyer

Alliance Future Surveillance & Control Project Manager
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

11:40 am - 12:00 am Lunch and Networking

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Delivering Nato’s Cyber Defence Capability In The Age Of Digital Transformation

Christian-Marc Liflander - Head of Section, Cyber Defense Division, NATO
•    Leading the development and implementation of cyber defense policy across NATO
•    Challenges for thinking about and articulating future cyber defence technologies
•    Working with industry to be creative in capability development


Christian-Marc Liflander

Head of Section, Cyber Defense Division

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm Moving Away From The Platform, Towards The Capability

How can we improve thinking beyond the constraints of existing technologies, relationships and processes to design a capability requirement that will be more relevant, more effective, more transformative for use across the full spectrum of conflicts in the future, and across multiple domains?

•    Moving beyond platform-centric modes of thinking (‘more battery power, lighter, smaller’) to capability-focused frameworks (‘gives the ability to do…. this’) - encouraging new forms of thinking (critical, design, commercial) in requirements design and conceptual capability thinking

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Reflecting On The Threats And Role Of Early Warning Assets Beyond 2035

•    Benign, Complex, Contested and Denied environments
•    Across the spectrum of conflict
•    The role as part of C2ISR force structure

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Defining The Right Capability Mix For A Future Networked C2ISR Enterprise

•    Manned
•    Unmanned
•    Ground
•    Space and Cyber

3:20 pm - 12:00 am Design A Future Airborne Early Warning Capability

•    Platform, systems engineering and capabilities
•    Poster demos and competition

3:20 pm - 12:00 am Overcoming Acquisition Challenges

•    Optimizing industry involvement in major asset concept development and delivery
•    Improving programme management

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm ViaSat Cocktail Reception