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

Main Conference 2: Hilton Syon Park

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

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Air Commodore Jeff Portlock

Former Chief of Staff, Air Command
RAF

9:00 am - 9:40 am Early Detection And Strategic Deterrence: Nato’s Vision For Airborne ISR

•    Defining NATO’s position on the strategic challenges posed by both non-state actors and near-peer adversaries
•    How can we ensure the operational relevance of AEW&C platforms in future conflict?
•    Ahead of the 2018 NATO Summit, what are the critcal objectives that will shape the short to mid-term in NATO?

9:40 am - 10:20 am Developing Pakistan’s Aviation Industry

•    The PAF’s air surveillance and early warning capabilities and investment into additional aircraft
•    The PAF’s defence industrial strategy and the role of the PACK in developing new technologies in airborne ISR
•    Regional defence strategy and plans for international defence partnerships

10:20 am - 11:00 am Morning Coffee and Expo Tours

11:00 am - 11:30 am AWACS after 2035

•    Exploring NATO’s options for the delivery of a follow-on to the E-3 capability after 2035
•    The challenges in conceptualizing requirements of the future
•    The need to engage with industry to support the project

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Getting The Information To The Right Place – Examples Of C2 & Isr Fast Response Programs

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12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Cultivating A Culture Of Innovation And Rapid Integration: A View From Industry On How To Adapt And Improve Acquisition Processes

•    How should current practices adapt to suit more agile acquisitions and adapt to the rapid rate of technological innovation in the future?
•    How can the military work better at sourcing and working with SMEs in the ISR space to bring new ideas and innovations into the acquisition framework?
•    What challenges are there in identifying new requirements, preparing bids and competing for funding in the ISR space?
•    How can industry help to support blue sky thinking and shape the art of the possible for future airborne ISR and C2 capabilities?
•    What are the most significant process/technical innovations underway in your organization?

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lunch and Networking

Space: Reach and Resilience

1:50 pm - 12:00 am Operation Of Japan's Airborne C2ISR
•    The Kirameki-2 defense communication satellite
•    Enhancing communications for cross-domain operations and surveillance
•    Missile defence activity and the role of satellite capabilities

Space: Reach and Resilience

2:20 pm - 12:00 am Airbus Presentation

Space: Reach and Resilience

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm A Space Strategy For Europe: Preserving Security And Autonomy
•    Outlining Europe’s existing space capabilities and their role in supporting collective security and defence initiatives
•    How will the EU be funding and developing its space capabilities to respond to future security needs, such as cyber?
•    What are the main challenges currently facing space agencies in Europe, from a security perspective?

Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Maintaining ISR In A Contested Environment – A Small Country’s Perspective
•    Swiss Air Force C2ISR doctrine
•    Outlining the ‘contested environment’ concept – from cyber to A2/AD
•    A Swiss Air Force view on operationalising the abstract domains

Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

2:50 pm - 12:00 am Space And Cyber: Quiet Enablers For Joint Battle Management And ISR Operations
•    Intro to Space and Cyber BMC2 and JISR Capabilities
•    Space and Cyber Applications in a Joint/Coalition Environment - Issues and Opportunities


Contested Environments: Cyber and C2ISR

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Countering Hybrid Threats In The Cyber Domain: A New Driver Of The European Security Environment?
•    The objectives of the new Countering Hybrid Threats COE
•    Strategic cyber challenges: disinformation campaigns, malicious cyber activities, and online radicalisation
•    What is an effective, collective European response to countering hybrid cyber threats and infractions?  What can policy and technology do to support these security initiatives?

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

4:20 pm - 12:00 am Sustaining Global Reach: The E-3 Mid-Life Upgrade Program

•    Outlining France’s MLU programme for the E-3 Sentry
•    Integrating a new mission computer, additional and more powerful consoles and a new IFF system
•    The enduring need to sustain legacy aircraft whilst adapting to changing threat environments

4:50 pm - 12:00 am The Sustainability And Technological Aspects Of The Alliance Future Surveillance And Control Platform


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Air Commodore Jeff Portlock

Former Chief of Staff, Air Command
RAF