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The inherent rapid mobility of aerospace forces has acquired an increasingly important role on both strategic and tactical levels. 2006 Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations will provide a forum for military officials to outline their efforts for interoperability within coalition rapid responses, update on key technologies and evaluate country specific requirements for strategic airlift. Furthermore it will discuss the latest trends in transforming air mobility to meet the challenges of the future environment.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES BY:

  • Major General Thomas P Kane, Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
  • General (ret'd) Walter Kross, Former Commander in Chief, United States Transportation Command, Commander, Air Mobility Command, United States Air Force

THE INTERNATIONAL SPEAK-LINEUP INCLUDES:

  • Major General (Ret’d) Kees Homan, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael'
  • Colonel (Ret’d) Ian A Nicholls, Chairman, Multinational Sealift Steering Committee (MSSC), Canadian National Defence
  • Colonel Phillipe Rutz, Chief, Multinational Organisations, Operations Division and Co-ordinator SALIS Programme, Ministry of Defence, France
  • Colonel Glen G Joerger, Commander, 497th Airlift Wing, US Air Force
  • Colonel Wolfgang Lange, Director, European Airlift Centre
  • Captain Nicholas H Holman, Commander, Sealift Logistics Command, Europe and Commander, Task Force SIX THREE, US Navy
  • Captain Gunnar Borch, Position, Director, Sealift Co-ordination Centre
  • Wing Commander David Laws, S01 J4 Movements, Joint Permanent Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Major Troy W Paisley, Director, Air Requirements, Transport Aircrafts, Canadian Forces
  • Squadron Leader David Annas, Release to Service Authority, Fixed Wing 5, ACAS, Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Squadron Leader Rob Farrant, Release to Service Authority, Fixed Wing 6, ACAS, Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Barry J Pritchard, Senior Systems Engineer, Deployable Systems, NATO Air Command & Control System Management Agency (NACMA)

Chaired by: Wing Commander (Ret’d), Andrew Brookes Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies


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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Major General Thomas  Kane

Major General Thomas Kane, Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs , Air Mobility Command (AMC), US Air Force

  • International synergy
  • Challenges of interoperability
  • Opportunities for success
  • International partnerships
  • Air mobility command visions
  • 9:50 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Major General (Ret'd) Kees Homan

    Major General (Ret'd) Kees Homan, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Institute of International Affairs 'Clingendael'

  • Trends towards multinational rapid reaction operations
  • Military cultures
  • National approaches of multinational operations
  • Speaking the same language
  • The need for a multidimensional approach
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE AIRLIFT GAP

    Willie Schepens

    Willie Schepens, Director, Global Mobility Systems Business Development , Boeing Global Mobility Systems

  • C-17 phasing down
  • A400M not yet fielded
  • AMC-X technology still in development
  • An airlift gap appears to exist for most nations
  • What's the path forward for US and international airlift forces?
  • 11:40 MILITARY AIRLIFT FOR MEDICAL EVACUATIONS

    Command Surgeon Dr Franz Grell

    Command Surgeon Dr Franz Grell , Colonel, German Air Force Transport Command, German Air Force

  • Overview
  • Role of the special air mission wing
  • Experiences from Asia and Africa
  • Requirements identified
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CANADIAN FORCES AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS

    Major Troy W Paisley

    Major Troy W Paisley, Director, Air Requirements 2-3, CAS, Canadian Forces

  • Introduction to the Canadian airlift capability
  • Legacy airlift issues
  • ACP-strategic
  • ACP-tactical
  • 14:30 NATO’S STATEGIC LIFT DEVELOPMENTS

    Mike Connor

    Mike Connor, Logistics Officer, Movements, Transportation & Pretoleum, NATO

  • Introduction to NATO's strategic lift requirements
  • Multinational efforts to meet those requirements
  • Addressing the capability shortfall
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 MAINTAINING RAF AIR MOBILITY

  • Overview of RAF air mobility capability
  • Challenges of maintaining airworthiness with a 3rd party owned aircrafts
  • Logistical challenges in maintaining the RAF Air Transport & Air to Air Refuelling fleet
  • A look into the future (e.g. A400M and FSTA)
  • Squadron Leader David Annas

    Squadron Leader David Annas, Release to Service Authority, Fixed Wing 5, ACAS, Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Ministry of Defence, UK

    Squadron Leader Rob Farrant

    Squadron Leader Rob Farrant, Release to Service Authority, Fixed Wing 6, ACAS, Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Ministry of Defence, UK

    16:20 US RAPID REACTION OPERATIONS

    Colonel Glen G  Joerger

    Colonel Glen G Joerger, Commander, 437th Airlift Wing Commander, US Air Force

  • Objectives of missions
  • The role of airlift in mission support
  • Obstacles identifies
  • Future requirements
  • 17:00 EMERGENCY NATIONAL EVACUATION IN LEBANON

    Wing Commander David Laws

    Wing Commander David Laws, S01 J4 Movements, Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Mission overview
  • Challenges and obstacles encountered
  • Consideration of cultural factors
  • Difficulties encountered
  • Lessons learnt for future operations
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andrew Brookes, Aerospace Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    General (ret'd) Walter Kross

    General (ret'd) Walter Kross, Former Commander in Chief, United States Air Force Transportation Command, Commander Air Mobility Command, United States Air Force

  • Air Mobility two recent Hot Buttons: Intra-theater lift and Velocity
  • These Hot Buttons really equal Airlift in Rapid Reaction Ops
  • Nations need focus on proper "fit, form, and function" in such operations
  • New Mantra: expedited end-game distribution in transparent coalition ops
  • Key: "A Multi-mission, airlift-centric, reliable aircraft that is "network-connected”

  • 9:50 SPECIAL ADDRESS

    Colonel Wolfgang Lange

    Colonel Wolfgang Lange , Director, European Airlift Centre (EAC)

  • EAC: concept & practice
  • EAC's involvement in the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS)
  • Lessons learnt: identifying areas for improvement
  • Benefits for member states & NATO
  • Future trends to enhance interoperability & co-operation
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 STRATEGIC AIRLIFT INTERIM SOLUTION (SALIS) UPDATE

    Colonel Philippe  Rutz

    Colonel Philippe Rutz, Chief, Multinational Organisations, Operations Division and Co-ordinator SALIS Programme,, Ministry of Defence

  • Introduction to the SALIS programme
  • How SALIS compliments current French airlift capabilities
  • Addressing Europe’s airlift shortfall
  • Increasing multinational interoperability
  • Evaluation of recent experiences
  • 11:40 AN124- THE RUSSIAN SOLUTION TO THE AIRLIFT SHORTFALL

    Dennis Gliznoutsa

    Dennis Gliznoutsa, Vice President, Sales, Ruslan International and Commercial Director , Volga-Dnepr Group

  • Fixed term approach for assured availability access
  • Pro and cons of the fixed term approach
  • Alternative solutions for assured availability
  • New capacity on the market - quite IL76TD-90VD
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 MEETING FUTURE REQUIREMENTS

  • Operational performance overview: a step-change in airlift capability
  • Programme overview: turning a paper aeroplane into fact
  • Challenges ahead and how they are being met
  • "The Versatile Airlifter" DVD
  • Peter Scoffham

    Peter Scoffham, Head, Customer Marketing & Defence Liaison , Airbus Military

    Michel  Folscheid

    Michel Folscheid, Director Customer Marketing, Airbus Military S L

    Bruno Charveron

    Bruno Charveron, Director, Customer Marketing, Airbus Military S L

    14:30 RAPID DEPLOYMENT AND LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT

    Barry Pritchard

    Barry Pritchard, Senior Systems Engineer, Deployable Systems, NATO Air Command & Control System Management Agency (NACMA)

  • Introduction to the Deployable ACCS Component
  • Capabilities & requirements
  • Rapid deployment attributes
  • Long term employment features
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 STRATEGIC SEALIFT FOR RAPID REACTION OPERATIONS

    Captain Nicholas H Holman IV

    Captain Nicholas H Holman IV, Commander, Sealift Logistics Command, Europe and Commander, Task Force SIX THREE, US Navy

  • Overview of current US sealift capabilities
  • Operational lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Outline of measures to improve support in rapid reaction operations
  • Planning for future missions
  • 16:10 SEALIFT COORDINATION FOR RAPID DEPLOYABLE FORCES

    Captain Gunnar Borch

    Captain Gunnar Borch, Director, Sealift Co-ordinaton Centre, Sealift Co-ordinaton Centre

  • Overview of today’s environment
  • Support for NATO operations
  • Increasing EU lift capabilities
  • The move towards multimodal co-ordination
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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