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

Main Conference Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Welcome Remarks

•    The transformative role of the Protector fleet
•    Operational readiness of the P8
•    RAF ISTAR force in future, denied and hostile airborne environments

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Air Commodore Ian Gale

Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR
RAF Air Command

9:30 am - 10:00 am Four Star Lead Partner Keynote from Raytheon

Sponsored by Raytheon


How do we balance our force structure and capabilities to ensure that we can penetrate and persist in a highly contested, peer environment, whilst maintaining our advantage in humanitarian/peace operations or permissive, counter-terror or insurgency missions?

Implications for aircraft acquisitions:

•    A light ISR aircraft need for permissive environments?
•    A move away from exquisite or ‘big wing’ aircraft?
•    The relevance of AEW&C aircraft?
•    Adoption of unmanned, or manned-unmanned networks of aircraft?
Group Captain Roberto Da Cunha Follador, Head, Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Europe
Air Commodore Ian Gale, Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR, HQ Air Command
Major General Andreas Kraak, Special Assistant COM AIRCOM for Multi Domain C2, NATO DACCC

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Mr Matt Roper

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

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Major General Andreas Kraak

Commander
NATO Deployable Air Command & Control Centre

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Air Commodore Ian Gale

Assistant Chief of Staff Capability Development C2ISR
RAF Air Command

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Group Captain Roberto Da Cunha Follador

Head
Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Europe

10:50 am - 11:30 am Morning Coffee and Expo Tours

11:25 am - 11:55 am Achieving An Integrated Air Defence Capability Via Manned And Unmanned Isr Assets

Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar SI(M) - Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence), Pakistan Air Force
•    Pakistan’s air defence challenges today
•    ISR assets in an air defence framework
•    Unmanned capabilities in congested airspaces


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Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar SI(M)

Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence)
Pakistan Air Force

11:25 am - 12:00 am L3 Keynote


•    MDC2 translated in an international, coalition arena
•    NATO approach to integrating space and cyber into its operations
•    Major challenges in creating the infrastructure necessary for multi-domain C2

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Major General Andreas Kraak

Commander
NATO Deployable Air Command & Control Centre

11:55 am - 12:25 pm Saab Keynote

Sponsored by Saab


12:55 pm - 1:55 pm Lunch and Networking

Early Warning & C2

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Fixed Wing, Rotary & Unmanned Aircraft Capability Mix For National & Regional ISR
Major General Yousef Al-Huneiti - Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force
•    Royal Jordanian Air Force aerial ISR assets today and future plans
•    Core priorities for the Air Force nationally and as part of a regional coalition
•    Outlining the optimum capability mix for ISR operations in permissive and no-permissive, contested and contested aerial environments

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Major General Yousef Al-Huneiti

Commander
Royal Jordanian Air Force

•    E-2D Advanced Hawkeye procurement programme: extended sensor coverage and data links
•    JASDF requirements for ISR and strategic early warning assets
•    Unique challenges associated with monitoring in the Asia Pacific

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Colonel Kensuke Fujihata

Weapon System Program Division, Defense Planning & Policy Department
Japan Air Self Defense Force

Early Warning & C2

2:25 pm - 2:55 pm NZDF Strategic Airborne C2 Assets
Wing Commander Glen Graham - C4ISR Working Group Lead, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
•    The RNZAF P-8 project
•    Current P-3K2 operations
•    NZDF C4ISR working group priorities

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Wing Commander Glen Graham

C4ISR Working Group Lead, Capability Branch
New Zealand Defence Force

Sensor Fusion & ISR Technology - Hosted by Raytheon

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm R&D Strategy For Future ROK Intelligence Capabilities
Dr Sanghee Kim - Director of ISR, Korean Agency for Defense Development
•    ADD focus on Airborne ISR today and tomorrow
•    Major challenges in developing systems that can support future warfighting needs
•    Priority areas and investment into disruptive technology like AI

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Dr Sanghee Kim

Director of ISR
Korean Agency for Defense Development

Sensor Fusion & ISR Technology - Hosted by Raytheon

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Raytheon’s Five Critical Technology Enablers For MDC2
•    Open systems architecture
•    High-speed secure network
•    Multi-sensor data fusion
•    AI and machine learning
•    Resilient systems and GPS


Sensor Fusion & ISR Technology - Hosted by Raytheon

3:00 pm - 12:00 am Disruptive Technology In C2 And ISR
Dr Dirk Zimper - Director, Defence Research, German Aerospace Center
Dongwoo Lee - Principal Researcher, Korean Agency for Defense Development
What are the impact of disruptive technologies such as hypersonics and artificial intelligence on airborne ISR and C2, particularly relating to decision-making, time/space compression and the OODA loop?
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Dr Dirk Zimper

Director, Defence Research
German Aerospace Center

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Dongwoo Lee

Principal Researcher
Korean Agency for Defense Development

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

4:15 pm - 12:00 am Presentation from ViaSat



•    USAF C2 priorities and challenges today
•    JSTARS in today’s fight
•    Major challenges faced by the 461st

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Colonel Ed Goebel

Vice Commander, 461st Air Control Wing
U.S. Air Force

5:30 pm - 12:00 am Presentation from IAI Elta


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Mr Matt Roper

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

6:05 pm - 7:35 pm Saab Cocktail Reception