Mr Matt Roper
Chief, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance,
NATO Communications and Information Agency
10:45 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks
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
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
6:00 PM Chairman's Closing Remarks
• Discussing the idea of cyberspace maneuverability/freedom of movement
• How can we improve the conduct of cyberspace collection activities (bots, sensors, data crawlers); data visualization for battlespace awareness/C2; and data aggregation for analysis?
• Red team analysis: understanding the capabilities of our foreign adversaries