13 - 15 November, 2018
Meliá, Berlin, Germany

Conference Day Two

8:30 am - 9:15 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

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General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command

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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am CHALLENGES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR THE UK’S LIGHTNING FORCE

Air Commodore David Bradshaw - Lightning Force Commander Royal Air Force
  • Generating an Initial Operating Capability for the F-35
  • Successfully integrating the F-35 as a leading asset for UK Defence and the future joint force. Maximising interoperability to fully capitalise on the capabilities of the aircraft
  • Delivering a training model to support readiness for future F-35 operations in the contested environment
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Air Commodore David Bradshaw

Lightning Force Commander
Royal Air Force

  • Delivering airpower as a core component of NATO deterrence
  • Interoperability for NATO’s air network. Enhancing data fusion and exploitation across the multinational air force
  • Retaining air superiority in the context of the contested environment
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Lieutenant General Rubén C. García Servert

Commander
NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am ADAPTING THE FRENCH AIR FORCE TO FACE AN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS INFORMATION-CENTRIC AND MULTI-DOMAIN

Colonel Etienne Faury - Head of Plans French Air Force
  • The national road map for French airpower from 2020-2035. Defining the parameters of future air capability
  • Delivering digital transformation to support operational effectiveness at both short and long-range
  • Engaging NATO and France’s operational partners in the digital transformation effort. Enhancing interoperability

Colonel Etienne Faury

Head of Plans
French Air Force

This panel is an established feature of the IFC, and provides senior air force leaders with the opportunity to assess the changing nature of combat air operations, and to identify priorities for strategic development, acquisition and training.
  • What does the information age mean for airpower? Has the rise of information as a critical enabler been satisfactorily integrated within airpower concept, doctrine and capability?
  • What is the biggest challenge for airpower in the immediate timeframe?
  • What does the future manned/unmanned balance look like? Will UCAVs define the post-2030 battlespace?
  • Which technologies will have realistically reached sufficient maturity so as to be incorporated into a future combat air platform?
  • What is the one thing we can all agree on and implement that will have a significant impact on acquisition reform?
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General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command

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Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

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Air Vice Marshal Irfan Ahmed

Airpower Centre of Excellence
Pakistan Air Force

Air Vice Marshal M Abul Bashar

Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Administration)
Bangladesh Air Force

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Major General Alain Pelletier

Chief of Fighter Capability
Royal Canadian Air Force

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

  • Improving the training model to accurately simulate the demands of the A2/AD operating environment
  • How can industry and operators develop a blended training model that gets maximum use from live and synthetic training assets?
  • Sustaining the contribution of live aggressor training to the overall operational readiness of the warfighter
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Brigadier General Ioannis Gerolimos

Director of Exercises and Operational Training Directorate
Hellenic Air Force

  • The information capabilities of new and future platforms demand a renewed approach to training and development. If tomorrow’s pilot is to effectively exploit the data that these aircrafts will provide, they must be able to prioritise and act on information at speed, and to adapt the ways in which they acquire and engage a target.
  • Might the information-age pilot suffer from data overload?Training the pilot to take advantage of increased situational awareness and C2
  • Prioritising tasks in a data-heavy setting and adjusting when data is “downed”
  • How is Artificial Intelligence being leveraged to enhance TTPs in a future training regime?
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Wing Commander Martin Rendall

Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre
Royal Air Force

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Lieutenant Colonel Tomaňa

Chief of Tactical Air Force Combat Training Branch
Czech Air Force

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General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm DELIVERING RED AIR TRAINING FOR THE CONTESTED ENVIRONMENT

Lieutenant Colonel Tomaňa - Chief of Tactical Air Force Combat Training Branch Czech Air Force
  • Updating live training capabilities and process to support readiness for the contested environment
  • Equipping the pilot to meet the A2/AD threat. Training against offensive information warfare
  • Training for air-air combat against a peer threat
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Lieutenant Colonel Tomaňa

Chief of Tactical Air Force Combat Training Branch
Czech Air Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

  • Delivering a training experience which accurately reflects the demands of contested operating environments
  • Improving decision-making for pilots in the modern battlespace
  • The complementary nature of live and synthetic training experiences. Where can simulation fill existing gaps, and to what extent is it realistic to reduce live training time?
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Wing Commander Martin Rendall

Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre
Royal Air Force

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm MARITIME AIR POWER FOR THE FUTURE

  • Changing global and regional security dynamics
  • New technologies influencing the maritime air warfare domain 
  • The need for Fusion, but challenges come with it
  • Aircraft Carriers back in fashion, why?

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm CLOSE OF CONFERENCE