Focus Day: LVC Training and Light Attack

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS: LIGHT ATTACK

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, Former Commander, German Air Force

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM DEPLOYING A LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT TO SUPPORT COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS

Brigadier Eric Mbugua Kinuthia, Base Commander Laikipia Air Base, Kenya Air Force
  • Exploring how the Kenya Air Force is deploying light attack combat aircraft to support current counter-insurgency operations. Identifying and prosecuting targets autonomously from onboard the aircraft
  • Delivering an effective mission plan for counter-insurgency ground attack operations. Coordinating close air support in the uncontested operating environment
  • Assessing future requirements for Kenya’s fighter fleet

Brigadier Eric Mbugua Kinuthia

Base Commander Laikipia Air Base
Kenya Air Force

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM AFFORDABLY REPLACING A GENERATION OF LIGHT FIGHTER-BOMBERS

Mr Giacomo Iannelli, Test Pilot, Leonardo Aircraft
  • Evaluating options for an affordable, high-performance, light fighter-bomber
  • Evolving an advanced jet trainer into an effective low-cost tactical solution for the modern battlefield
  • Multi-Role by design: Examining the required mission set
- Air-to-ground: CAS/COIN and interdiction with precision munitions
- Air policing & airspace control: air-to-air interdiction
- Non-traditional ISR: strike coordination and tactical reconnaissance
- Introducing the M-346FA: Balancing performance and operational and acquisition cost

Mr Giacomo Iannelli

Test Pilot
Leonardo Aircraft

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ENHANCING TRAINING AND OPERATIONAL DELIVERY FOR THE PAKISTAN AIR FORCE

Air Vice Marshal Aamir Masood, Air Officer Commanding, Regional Air Command, Pakistan Air Force
  • Recent operational experience for the Pakistan Air Force
  • Training operators to execute armed reconnaissance missions. Prosecuting small targets using combat aircraft to uphold border security
  • Current limitations to Pakistan’s combat airpower. Developing indigenous solutions to upgrade capability

Air Vice Marshal Aamir Masood

Air Officer Commanding, Regional Air Command
Pakistan Air Force

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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM BANGLADESH'S DEVELOPMENT OF COMBAT AIRPOWER

Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq, National Defence College, Bangladesh Air Force
  • Developing Sri Lanka’s combat air capability to support operations in the coastal and maritime environment
  • Establishing critical requirements for the Air Force. Implementing training that prepares aircrews for the contemporary operating environment
  • Delivering a light attack and armed reconnaissance function that will support the Air Force’s future delivery of combat airpower

Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq

National Defence College
Bangladesh Air Force

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM RAYTHEON'S NEXT GENERATION LIGHT ATTACK WARFARE SOLUTIONS

Mr Alan Zimmerer, Air Warfare Systems, Raytheon Mr. Brick Izzi, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon
  • Raytheon’s mission focused solutions; Delivering platform network communications, sensors and precision guided weapons to assure success for Light Attack warfare challenges.
  • Leveraging Survivability and Lethality; Raytheon’s technical solutions of Raytheon and Non-Raytheon networks and sensors with encrypted communications supplying enhanced accuracy, lethality and aircrew survivability.
  • Coalition interoperability cornerstone; Combat proven 4th and 5th generation weapons solutions available on day one to Light Attack platforms. Paveway/GBU49, Griffin, Lt Weight Maverick and Talon
  • Full envelope affordable Integration solutions without the costly OFP actions

Mr Alan Zimmerer

Air Warfare Systems
Raytheon

Mr. Brick Izzi

Space and Airborne Systems
Raytheon
This panel will examine the operational challenges of delivering armed reconnaissance for counter-insurgency, air policing and national security missions. It will bring together senior officers grappling with diverse mission briefs, and will ask them to identify the critical requirements of an upgraded light-attack aircraft. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the potential for self-sufficient combat aircraft, which can identify, track and engage low-level, unsophisticated adversaries without a major ISR infrastructure in support.

Air Vice Marshal Aamir Masood

Air Officer Commanding, Regional Air Command
Pakistan Air Force

Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy

Commander
Sri Lankan Air Force

Brigadier Eric Mbugua Kinuthia

Base Commander Laikipia Air Base
Kenya Air Force

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

Air Vice Marshal M Sanaul Huq

National Defence College
Bangladesh Air Force

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS: LVC TRAINING

General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc, Former Commander, USAFE/AFAFRICA

General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
USAFE/AFAFRICA

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: CANADA'S DEFENCE POLICY

Major General Pelletier, Chief of Fighter Capability, Royal Canadian Air Force

Major General Pelletier

Chief of Fighter Capability
Royal Canadian Air Force

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM DELIVERING LVC TRAINING IN THE CONTEXT OF 5th GENERATION INTEGRATION

Captain John Enfield, Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, US Navy
  • What are the requirements of a balanced LVC system, and how might those requirements be met by industry?
  • Optimising synthetic training so that systems are readily compatible both with other synthetic systems and with live aircraft
  • Can LVC training support operators conducting missions which combine both 4th/5th generation platforms? Are 4th generation operators being trained to confront a 5th generation adversary?
  • Emitting a high fidelity threat to support live aircrew training for A2/AD environments

Captain John Enfield

Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center
US Navy

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM INCREASING ROI AND MISSION READINESS BY DEFINING THE PATH TOWARDS INCREMENTAL LVC

Mr Kevin O’Rourke, Senior Business Development Manager, Cubic Global Defense
  • How do we maximize our training budget ROI and mission readiness by integrating aircraft and other range systems to provide the highest fidelity training environment?
  • LVC training as a well-recognized future training requirement that will maximize the training effectiveness of the joint force in secure and tailorable environments
  • The growth path to an integrated LVC capability begins with maximizing the use of existing ACMI platforms
  • What are the enabling technologies, requirements, and first key steps on the road to an Air LVC training environment?

Mr Kevin O’Rourke

Senior Business Development Manager
Cubic Global Defense

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM DELIVERING SYNTHETIC TRAINING FOR COMBAT AIRCREWS

Wing Commander Martin Rendall, Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre, Royal Air Force
  • Delivering synthetic training that prepares combat airmen for operations in varied and austere environments
  • Establishing the extent to which synthetic training can augment and replace live aggressor training
  • Building a synthetic model for the future fleet. Training airmen for 5th/6th generation aircraft
  • The synthetic training requirements of combat operators, as opposed to aircrews flying AEW and ISR missions

Wing Commander Martin Rendall

Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre
Royal Air Force

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM PREPARING AIRCREW FOR ELECTRONIC COMBAT – INNOVATIONS IN EW TRAINING AND LVC

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Kleeman, Commander, Def/3 Warrior Prep Center, Polygone EW Range, US Air Force
  • Understanding how the Warrior Prep Centre delivers EW and LVC training to support the readiness of the combat aviator
  • Developing a training infrastructure that prepares aircrew for operations in A2/AD environments
  • How will the requirements of EW training change with the introduction of 5th generation aircraft?

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Kleeman

Commander, Def/3 Warrior Prep Center, Polygone EW Range
US Air Force
  • Overcoming the challenge of integration. How can industry and operators develop an LVC training model that gets maximum use from live and synthetic training assets
  • As NATO nations prepare to deploy 5th generation aircraft, how will training requirements change? Will the capabilities of 5th and subsequently 6th generation aircraft denote an augmented focus on synthetic training?
  • Is a training programme that relies solely on virtual training forseeable, or must there be balance between live and virtual options?

General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
USAFE/AFAFRICA

Colonel Jeroen Poesen

Division Chief Air Operations and Training
Belgian Air Force

Wing Commander Martin Rendall

Officer Commanding, Air Battlespace Training Centre
Royal Air Force

Major General (Retd.) Mark Graper

Senior Account Executive
Cubic Global Defense

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM CLOSING REMARKS - END OF FOCUS DAY