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2017 Event Highlights

In this report, learn more about the highlights of International Fighter 2017 conference from our key speakers. In the transcript of their interviews, find out more about their current and future operational capabilities, along with the challenges they face. Among the themes discussed are interoperability, cyber resilience and the integration...

World Fighter Programmes and Requirements 2018-19

Set to be worth $249.3 billion between 2018 and 2027, the global fighter aircraft market is expanding and will account for the production of 3,243 aircraft during that time frame. In the current contested, information-centric and multi-domain operating environment, the focus for fighters is on information, which in no small...

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Interview with General (ret) Frank Gorenc

Ahead of International Fighter 2017, Defence IQ sat down with General (ret) Frank Gorenc, recently retired Commander of US Air Forces Europe, Africa and NATO Allied Air Command to discuss his thoughts on the future of multi-domain conflicts, the role of combat airpower in NATO security, interoperability and A2/AD environments.

Royal Australian Air Force: JSF and Growler Update

Air Commodore Michael Kitcher, Director General Capability Planning (DGCP), RAAF, discusses the plans and implications for the introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the EA-18G Growler. This briefing took place at the prestigious International Fighter conference; November 2015, London, UK. Issues under discussion at the 2016 meeting will...

International Fighter - Future Requirements Report 2017/18

Our exclusive future requirements report provides a surface-level overview of current global fighter aircraft activity and highlights key programmes either predicted or in development.

Rethinking the role of the fighter jet: Interview with LTG (Ret.) David Deptula

This November, leading military air combat decision-makers and industry professionals will assemble at the annual International Fighter conference in London. Returning to chair the event is Lt Gen (Rtd) David Deptula, the US Air Force’s former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Listed as one of...

World Fighter Aircraft Inventories Report 2016-17

Download the latest Inventories Report, where we offer the most recent data on the fighter aircraft currently being operated, stored or under delivery across international air forces and navies. This year, the F-35 has been making its mark and numerous Soviet-era fleets are finally being overhauled. Get a by-the-numbers understanding...

Fighter Programmes & Requirements Worldwide: 2016-17

An estimated 4,000 fighters, valued at $260 billion are forecast to be procured over the next 15 years. Despite the rapid increase in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) numbers worldwide and future plans for Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs), the fighter market is still buoyant. Fighter programmes are planned to continue...

Raytheon: Industry-customer partnerships for the future threat environment

Major General (Ret'd) Michael Snodgrass, Vice President International Business Development, Sensors & Airborne Systems at Raytheon Company, spoke at the International Fighter conference on the need for strong military-industry partnering when it comes to the fighter aircraft domain and the future threat environment. Topics covered: • Present day review of...

Pakistan Air Force discusses the JF-17 Thunder

At the 2015 International Fighter conference, Air Vice Marshal Farooq Habib, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training) at the Pakistan Air Force, discussed the service's modernisation efforts and methods of improving the skills of its pilots. In this article, we take a deeper look at the performance of the PAC...

International Fighter: General Herbert J. 'Hawk' Carlisle, USAF Air Combat Command

General Carlisle discusses U.S. Air Force air combat efforts, including the benefits of the F-35 and the expansion of sensors...

International Fighter: Brigadier General Eric Kenny, Royal Canadian Air Force

Brig. Gen. Kenny, Deputy Commander at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, discusses Canada's fighter capabilities and prospects as the country deliberates its fifth-generation options...

International Fighter: Raytheon Missile Systems

Cesar Antonio 'Rico' Rodriguez, who retired with three air-to-air combat victories, discusses Raytheon's significant activity in the international fighter domain...

International Fighter Conference: Recent Highlights 2016

The last International Fighter conference took place in November 2016, featuring the critical issues and technologies supporting the mission including: 5th Generation capability, F-35 preparedness,advances in munitions, sensor and radar technology, and ground attack. The event saw a range of international perspectives on these topics, delivered by experts functioning at...

International Fighter: The European Air Group

Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director of the EAG, discusses the organisation's role in enabling Air Forces to collaborate concrete short term improvements in interoperability...