Interviews

Royal Australian Air Force: JSF and Growler Update

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 include EW and SEAD, advances in Munitions, reliance on space assets and low earth orbit technologies, LVC, advanced fighter radar technology, and the limitations of stealth.

Raytheon: Industry-customer partnerships for the future threat environment

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 NATO leader’s perception of current threats
• Historical context of the changing threat environment over
the past 50 years
• Implications for how historical threats and modern threats
seem to be finding ways of combining to present new
threats to security
• Role of industry in helping to evaluate this environment in
partnership with our customer base

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

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

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

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: The European Air Group

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...