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.
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.
• 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