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 - 12:00 am Achieving An Integrated Air Defence Capability Via Manned And Unmanned Isr Assets

•    Pakistan’s air defence challenges today
•    ISR assets in an air defence framework
•    Unmanned capabilities in congested airspaces

11:55 am - 12:25 pm Saab Keynote

Sponsored by Saab


•    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

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

Machine Intelligence & Data Exploitation

1:55 pm - 2:25 pm Early Warning Advantage In The Asia Pacific
Colonel Kensuke Fujihata - Weapon System Program Division, Defense Planning & Policy Department, Japan Air Self Defense 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

Machine Intelligence & Data Exploitation

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

How do we enable cross-domain thinking and C2? How can we utilise technologies in data science to inform observation and orientation?
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Colonel Kensuke Fujihata

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

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Wing Commander Glen Graham

C4ISR Working Group Lead, Capability Branch
New Zealand Defence Force

Early Warning & C2

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Supporting Tactical Intelligence Arms Of The Spanish Army, Navy And Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Diego Mancilla Sanchez - Chief ISR Systems, Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center
•    Role and responsibility of CIFAS
•    Major challenges for providing early warning of global crises
•    The exploitation and dissemination of operational and strategic intelligence to support the joint forces


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Lieutenant Colonel Diego Mancilla Sanchez

Chief ISR Systems
Spanish Armed Forces Intelligence Center

Early Warning & C2

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

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



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

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Mr Matt Roper

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

5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Saab Cocktail Reception