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14th - 16th March 2017 | Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom

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NATO ISR facing a "mounting threat", say intelligence chiefs

The emergence of new conflicts in the past twelve months has forced new demands on airborne ISR assets. In response, intelligence chiefs are calling for major changes to spending priorities before these problems become insurmountable. Defence IQ's Richard de Silva speaks with Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner, director of the Intelligence Division at the NATO International Military Staff; Brigadier David Evans, the Royal Navy’s Head of Information Superiority; and Matt Roper, Chief of the Joint ISR Team at NATO’s Communications and Information Agency (NCIA); all of whom will be briefing this year's Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management delegation.

Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management: End of Year Report 2015

Download your free copy of the popular Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management: End of Year Report and read up on the latest updates and inventories across the world!

Global Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management Holdings

Brush up on the world's nation-by-nation inventory of airborne ISR and early warning platforms. This report also includes a breakdown of all known and notable national requirements, impending programmes and horizon investments. Ensure your knowledge of the sector is at its peak before you attend this coming year's Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management conference.

Military UAV-Civilian Airspace Integration Makes Progress

As far as militaries are concerned, there is now a pressing operational need for this problem to be resolved. Testing these systems, training remote pilots and utilizing their benefits for homeland security are all increasingly vital given the emphasis most European nations are placing on ISR. While current restrictions convolute development for armed forces and local authorities, they can also prevent solution-providers from knowing exactly what their products need to possess in order to operate legally in the future...

The SDSR and the Future of British Airborne ISTAR

The latest Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), published on 23 November 2015, provided a significant boost to Britain’s airborne intelligence, surveillance, target-acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities with the decision to acquire the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft. Moreover, the SDSR provides clarity with regard to the longer-term composition of Britain’s airborne ISTAR assets: the Sentinel R1 will remain in service into the next decade, with the Shadow R1, 2030, and the E-3D AWACs and RC-135 Rivet Joint/Airseeker remaining in service until 2035. In addition, the UK will procure 20 new Protector unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to replace the current fleet of Reapers in the combat ISTAR role. The acquisition of the P-8 and projected out-of-service dates for the Sentinel, Shadow, E-3D and Airseeker provide a benchmark from which thinking on the future of Britain’s airborne ISTAR capability can be developed. Dr. James Bosbotinis reflects on these developments.

Airborne ISR & C2BM Report 2017

Each year, this leading international symposium looks to understand how both existing and emerging airborne C2 and ISR capabilities can produce the desired effects in the battlespace through the networking of sensors, operators, battlespace managers, commanders, analysts and warfighters. Through the integration and interconnection of knowledge nodes across domains, across networks and across agencies and armed forces we can achieve true information dominance, and it's this vision for multi-domain, information and decision-making superiority that will underlie the focus of the 2017 symposium, bringing together senior military leaders and industry innovators from every region to establish new methods of thinking, operating and integration.

As a complimentary offering to the community, this annual report provides the latest information available on worldwide airborne ISR assets – from airborne early warning to reconnaissance aircraft, both manned and unmanned – in order to help end-users and industry understand the requirements at hand.

Airborne Battle Management - The Importance of Verified Intelligence for Real-Time Command and Control in NATO

At this year’s Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management conference (London, UK; 14-16 March, 2017), Major General Andreas Kraak will be briefing international representatives of military, government and industry on the importance of verified intelligence for real-time command and control (C2) in NATO. Ahead of the event, Defence IQ asked him where the priorities – and limitations – lie…

The Future is Cloudy - Opportunities & Technological Challenges in Developing the ‘Combat Cloud’

This e-book explains the changing combat doctrines in the US military, prioritising data inflows over purely platforms leading up to the Combat Cloud concept. Also exploring the cyber security vulnerabilities to cloud technology and consequences in military applications and discussing the most recent program developments in US forces and globally (incl. discussion on Russia and China).

The Future is Cloudy - Opportunities & Technological Challenges in Developing the ‘Combat Cloud’

This e-book explains the changing combat doctrines in the US military, prioritising data inflows over purely platforms leading up to the Combat Cloud concept. Also exploring the cyber security vulnerabilities to cloud technology and consequences in military applications and discussing the most recent program developments in US forces and globally (incl. discussion on Russia and China).

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Getting above the competition in the Airborne ISR Market

The global market for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms and payloads is thriving, with recent assessments pegging its latest value at close to $20 billion and forecasts of up to $43 billion by 2020. Providing a high-end, versatile capability that offers broad situational awareness, airborne ISR is the force multiplier that no modern military can be without – and recognition of this fact has led to a race for information superiority in the sky...

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Attendee List - Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management 2016

Download your free copy of the attendee list and see who you could meet at the upcoming Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management 2016 Summit this month!

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Airborne Battle Management - The Importance of Verified Intelligence for Real-Time Command and Control in NATO

At this year’s Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management conference (London, UK; 14-16 March, 2017), Major General Andreas Kraak will be briefing international representatives of military, government and industry on the importance of verified intelligence for real-time command and control (C2) in NATO. Ahead of the event, Defence IQ asked him where the priorities – and limitations – lie…

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2017 Delegate List

As we draw closer to Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management 2017 - we wanted to share a list of organisations that will be in attendance. 

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US Army: Airborne Intelligence

Colonel Adam Hinsdale, Deputy Director of ISR Programs for the US Army, spoke to us at the London conference about the most recent developments and overall challenges from the Army's perspective when it comes to integrating airborne ISR into effective cross-service operations.

Northrop Grumman: E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Jay Mulhall, Director of Business Development at Northrop Grumman for the E-2/C-2 programme, discusses the huge steps that the company has been taking in developing and trialling the latest Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft.

Northrop Grumman: Unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance

Walt Kreitler, Director of Business Development at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, updates us on the performance of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Royal Air Force: Purposing ISR aircraft for civil response

Wing Commander Jim Beldon, Officer Commanding 8 Squadron, UK Royal Air Force, discusses recent operations under which the RAF has assisted in providing vital ISR coverage from the sky during civil emergencies and the prospects for the future.

BAE Systems: Effective training for airborne ISR

Susan Oakley, Technical Director at BAE Systems, explains the company's approach to training, specifically in the field of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the 2014 Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management conference held in London, UK.

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Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management: What To Expect

View the overview of the innaugural Airborne ISR and C2 Battle Management conference held in London, UK, in February 2014 and see what the response was like from both our senior military participants and those industry professionals providing the latest in high-end aircraft, equipment and services.