Main Conference Day One

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM OPENING CEREMONY: IFC 2017

OPENING REMARKS FROM DEFENCE IQ

OPENING REMARKS FROM HOST NATION CHAIRMAN

OPENING REMARKS FROM LEAD SPONSOR

OPENING REMARKS FROM CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR

OPENING REMARKS FROM CONFERENCE PARTNER

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DELIVERING COMBAT AIRPOWER FOR GERMANY AND NATO

Lieutenant General Karl Müllner, Commander, German Air Force
  • Identifying future combat airpower requirements for the German Air Force
  • Extending operational life of combat aircraft
  • Assessing Germany’s ongoing contribution to the combat airpower of the NATO alliance. Delivering collaborative security for the European airspace

Lieutenant General Karl Müllner

Commander
German Air Force

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM DELIVERING COMBAT AIRPOWER

  • The role of Typhoon in ongoing operations
  • Interoperability in present conflicts
  • The role of new capabilities

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DELIVERING AIR SUPERIORITY FOR THE NATO ALLIANCE

General Tod D. Wolters, Commander/Director, USAFE/AFAFRICA, NATO AIRCOM & JAPCC
  • Targeting a “fight tonight” capability for the Alliance. What are the prospects of NATO developing a truly interoperable force, that could deploy rapidly without initial limitations to communication?
  • Managing the threat of the A2/AD environment at the NATO level. How would the Alliance overcome a non-permissive theatre to guarantee Europe’s security?
  • Delivering full-spectrum capability across NATO in readiness for a near-peer conflict, whilst at the same time preserving deployability for counter-insurgency-style operations
  • Enhancing information fusion between alliance air forces to support operational effectiveness
  • How will the arrival of 5th generation aircraft support NATO’s force projection in the European airspace?

General Tod D. Wolters

Commander/Director
USAFE/AFAFRICA, NATO AIRCOM & JAPCC

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM FUTURE BATTLESPACE INTEROPERABILITY AND NEW HORIZONS IN 21ST CENTURY PARTNERSHIPS

  • The dynamics of the Future Battlespace: new approaches towards the way defence industry and military address the upcoming challenges to implement Joint Solutions for efficient and affordable multi domain effect
  • Outline of the Future Battlespace: threat environments, system landscape and the implications of the deployment of smart assets and sensor networks
  • Challenges in a multi-national multi-platform environment: the concept of Secure Connectivity between different platforms in combat conditions
  • The role of the European Next Fighter in the Future Battlespace environment: Fulfilling multi-mission and battlefield management requirements with a Next Fighter

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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM THE ROLE OF COMBAT AIRPOWER IN SUPPORTING SECURITY FOR UKRAINE

Major General Anatolii Kryvonozhko, Deputy Commander & Commander of Air Command Centre, Ukrainian Air Force
  • Understanding how combat airpower is being deployed in Ukraine to support border security and force projection
  • Exploring planned upgrades to Ukraine’s fleet. Updating platforms to deliver readiness for the current operating environment
  • To what extent are the Ukrainian Air Force’s existing assets able to execute light attack and SEAD operations?

Major General Anatolii Kryvonozhko

Deputy Commander & Commander of Air Command Centre
Ukrainian Air Force

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM RAYTHEON'S LVC APPLICATIONS - LIFECYCLE OF INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENTS

Mr. Cesar Rodriguez, Air Warfare Systems, Raytheon
Raytheon mission focused LVC applications; From initial design, through test and evaluation to fielding, including logistical support, employment of the weapons systems life cycle as part of the modern training environment.

The Speed of War; Leveraging Raytheon’s core competencies and technological innovations to accelerate delivery of operational capabilities and lower lifecycle costs.

Cross domain applications; Raytheon’s LVC tools cross the Live and Virtual domains supporting test design, multi-domain mission and multi-component effects and event reconstruction.
Joining warfighters and engineers’ to unprecedented early access to innovation and collaboration opportunities

Mr. Cesar Rodriguez

Air Warfare Systems
Raytheon

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM DAY 1, PANEL 1: FIGHTER INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, Former Commander, German Air Force
Industry leaders in the fighter aviation field will identify how industry is preparing to meet the demands of the future operating environment.

Discussion points include:
  • Extending the operational life of 4th generation platforms to overcome limited budgets and to support missions in varied and contested environments
  • Light-attack options that can support COIN operations, particularly for air forces with smaller budgets and more limited capabilities
  • Delivering training solutions that support the modern combat aviator
  • Using combat aircraft for armed reconnaissance missions; challenges and opportunities for industry
  • Transforming acquisition: what are the possible ways ahead? Current acquisition processes are inadequate and result in “late to need” by years and even decades


Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM INTEGRATING THE F-35 AS A CARRIER-LAUNCHED FIGHTER

Captain Richard Brophy, Air Warfare, OPNAV N98, US Navy
  • Integrating the F-35 as a carrier-launched fighter alongside existing naval assets
  • Deploying carrier-launched 5th generation platforms to support deterrence and the US global strike capability
  • Approaches to integration; ensuring maximum compatibility between 5th and 4th generations platforms

Captain Richard Brophy

Air Warfare, OPNAV N98
US Navy

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM POLICING NATO’S SOUTHERN AIRSPACE – DEPLOYING COMBAT AIRPOWER

Lieutenant General Rubén C. García Servert, Commander, NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon
  • Deploying combat airpower to support air superiority for the NATO alliance
  • Planning, coordinating and analysing the operations of Air Policing assets deployed in NATO’s southern airspace
  • Supporting situational awareness and C2 for the CAOC’s combat air assets. Delivering enhanced interoperability for multinational operations to uphold air superiority in southern Europe
  • Readying the CAOC’s deployable branch for a rapid response function, in readiness to combat identified threats to NATO’s security

Lieutenant General Rubén C. García Servert

Commander
NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon
  • Delivering fighter capability that can support operations in contested, non-permissive environments
  • Establishing the critical challenges posed by the denied environment, including precision missiles, EW and advanced cyber technology
  • Does the concept of A2/AD provide a useful framework to inform the development of fighter capability? Are the demands of individual operating environments too distinct for a catch-all concept?
  • To what extent are emerging stealth technologies sufficient to resist the A2/AD threat?
  • Adapting training and mission planning to support the warfighter in scenarios where the EM environment is degraded
  • Increasing SEAD capability to decrease attrition in the denied environment

General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
USAFE/AFAFRICA

Major General Anatolii Kryvonozhko

Deputy Commander & Commander of Air Command Centre
Ukrainian Air Force

Lieutenant General Rubén C. García Servert

Commander
NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM SESSION RESERVED FOR BAE SYSTEMS

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM SUPPORTING SENSOR FUSION FOR 5th GENERATION AIRCRAFT – THE ITALIAN VIEW

Lieutenant Colonel Daniele Mastroberti, Joint Strike Fighter Integration Officer, Italian Air Force
  • An update on the Italian Air Force’s F-35 programme. Training operators for the new aircraft
  • Supporting sensor fusion for the F-35, so that the aircraft can ‘plug-into’ the existing information infrastructure which supports the Air Force’s current fleet
  • Sustaining live aggressor training for the F-35 – avoiding a purely synthetic training model

Lieutenant Colonel Daniele Mastroberti

Joint Strike Fighter Integration Officer
Italian Air Force
Emerging platforms will take advantage of the information-domain to support effective decision-making based on enhanced situational awareness. The prevalence of information in the airborne battlespace, whilst advantageous, also poses risks. By hijacking the cyber domain, adversaries have the potential to severely limit the operational capabilities of the warfighter.

  • How will the multi-domain, information-centric battlespace affect the deployment of combat airpower?
  • How can the superior-information gathering capacity of the 5th generation fighter be used to benefit missions that include non-5th generation platforms?
  • Exploiting gathered information to deliver rapid decision-making in the modern battlespace
  • How will the information-centric 5th generation aircraft defend itself against cyber attack to retain its full operational capability?
  • Sustaining C2, strike and ISR capabilities for fighter aircraft, even in a degraded information environment


Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Daniele Mastroberti

Joint Strike Fighter Integration Officer
Italian Air Force

Mr Justin Bronk

Research Fellow
RUSI

General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc

Former Commander
USAFE/AFAFRICA

Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz

Former Commander
German Air Force

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM PRE-DINNER NETWORKING DRINKS HOSTED BY RAYTHEON

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM GALA DINNER CO-HOSTED BY AIRBUS AND EUROFIGHTER

Attendance by Invitation Only