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A revolution is occurring in Military Aircraft Cockpits as Digital ‘Glass’ Cockpits are incorporated into all types of aircraft, including Fighters, Airlifters, Trainers and Helicopters. Multi-Function Displays, which improve situational awareness, safety, survivability and communications capability are now routinely included at the design stage of new aircraft. However, as existing aircraft inventories have their service lives extended, to avoid the high cost of replacements, extensive cockpit upgrades are also being widely undertaken across the globe, as militaries seek to maximize the cost-effectiveness of limited budgets.

The market for Digital Military Cockpit Systems has a forecast value of more than $30 Billion over the next 10 years. This inaugural conference will address the latest state-of-the-art in military avionics, as new aircraft and helicopter programmes are developed, together with the extensive upgrade programmes which are now so prominent in most air arms.

 

The Digital Cockpit conference will provide delegates with unique opportunities to explore and understand the current and future developments in Military ‘Glass’ cockpits, with a broad range of expert briefings which are featuring for the first time.
A key theme of the event will be the many upgrade programmes which are transforming the capabilities of military aircraft of all types, used in all operational roles.

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  • Take advantage of this unique networking opportunity to meet the key decision makers and gain insight into the most cost-effective digital avionics strategies for military aircraft.
  • Explore the key developments in digital cockpits and assess their applicability to future military aircraft projects and programmes.
  • Learn how AESA radars are bringing quantum capability increases to combat aircraft.
  • Receive unrivalled networking opportunities
  • Learn where the latest Digital Cockpit requirements are emerging
  • Assess state-of-the-art 'Glass Cockpit' technologies
  • Analyse key Military Avionics Upgrade programmes
  • Understand the cost benefits of Digital Cockpit Architectures
  • Discover the market trends in this high value sector of Military Aerospace

 

Industry profile

Presidents, CEOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Analysts and Researchers for

• Flight Instruments
• Head-Up Displays
• Mission Avionics
• Helmet-Mounted Displays
• Digital Maps
• Weapon Systems Integration
• Airborne Radars

Military and Government profile

Directors, Assistant Directors, Staff Officers, Engineers, Pilots, Navigators, Project and Programme Managers for

• Integrated Project Teams
• Plans and Programmes
• Operations
• Concept Development
• Procurement and Acquisitions
• Research
• Systems Integration

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Chris Granville-White CBE

Chris Granville-White CBE, , Aerospace Advisor

9:10 Overview of the U.K.’s close air support in a digital age

Group Captain Paul J. Wallace

Group Captain Paul J. Wallace, Chief of Staff, Joint Air Land Organisation

9:20 U.K. engagement in DaCAS and variable message format

Wing Commander Andy Eccleston

Wing Commander Andy Eccleston, SO1, J6 Information Exploitation, MoD UK

9:50 U.K. Tornado tactical information exchange capability

Flight Lieutenant Andy Glover MBE

Flight Lieutenant Andy Glover MBE, Data Link Manager, Tornado GR Force , RAF Lossiemouth

10:20 Morning Coffee

11:00 Royal Danish Air Force F-16 Upgrades

• Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS) including
      1. Automatic Countermeasures Activation
      2. Three Dimensional Audio Warning of attack
      3. Active Noise Reduction, ANR
      4. Radio Channel Separation
• Tactical Reconnaissance System

Major General (ret'd) Ole Fogh

Major General (ret'd) Ole Fogh, Senior Advisor, Terma

11:40 WAH-64D Apache: A Cockpit View

  • A former operator's perspective
  • The complexities of the cockpit experienced on operations - HERRICK and ELLAMY
  • Neil Sierens

    Neil Sierens, DFC, former AAC, Aviation and Defence Consultant, Yorvik Aviation

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Rafale Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Aspects

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret, Cellules Factuers Humains, French Air Force

    • Fundamental principles of aircraft architectures
    • Rafale human-machine Interface description
    • Reducing aircrew workload
    • Artificial intelligence approach

    14:20 Royal Navy Wildcat H.M.A. Mk.2

  • Integration of Wildcat Sensor Suite
  • Air Vehicle Performance in the Maritime Environment
  • Wildcat Tactical Employment
  • Potential Future Development
  • Lieutenant Commander Mark Swindells

    Lieutenant Commander Mark Swindells , Test Pilot, 700W Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton

    Lieutenant Commander Rob Taylor

    Lieutenant Commander Rob Taylor, Commanding Officer 700W Squadron NAS, RNAS Yeovilton

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 F-22A Raptor Modernisation

    Major John Getgood

    Major John Getgood, F-22 Weapons and Avionics, U.S. Air Force

  • Current capability
  • Planned upgrades (funded)
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI)
  • Previous USAF design concepts
  • 5th generation design
  • F-22 multifunction display overview
  • Future modernisation (unfunded)
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Chris Granville-White CBE

    Chris Granville-White CBE, , Aerospace Advisor

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Chris Granville-White CBE

    Chris Granville-White CBE, , Aerospace Advisor

    9:10 Aeronautical Info in the Digital Cockpit – an AIDU Perspective

    Squadron Leader Nick Benson

    Squadron Leader Nick Benson, Chief of Staff and Requirements Manager, AIDU

    • Where we came from (A brief review)
    • Where we are today (How the AIDU provides Defence with Aero info in 2013)
    • Where we’re going (A brief overview of planned developments in the future provision of Aero Info)
    • A case study: Apple iPad in the military cockpit

    9:50 Royal Netherlands Air Force (K)DC-10 Cockpit Upgrade

    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma

    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma, Senior Certification Specialist, Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • Drivers for the Upgrade
  • Design & Systems
  • Program
  • Certification
  • Lessons Learnt
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Italian Air Force: Attack Fleet Evolution

    Colonel Mario Toscano

    Colonel Mario Toscano, Program Manager Attack Aircraft, Italian Air Force Staff

    - Cockpit evolution: Tornado and AMX Mid-Life Updates
    - Additional Operational Requirements
    - Certification options
    - ItAF System Development and Testing capabilities
    - In-House integrations
    - Future cockpit enhancements
     

    11:40 Panel discussion - The future of aircraft cockpits: Where will we want cockpit concepts and technology to take us in the future, and why?

    Chris Granville-White CBE

    Chris Granville-White CBE, , Aerospace Advisor

    • During the past 40 years cockpits and avionic technology and display formats have evolved enormously to provide vastly improved accuracy, reliability and safety.
    • This has resulted in much reduced aircrew workload and improved aircrew situational awareness for better decision making
    • During past decades we have seen the arrival of glass cockpits with colour displays, HUDs and HMDs (so that, for example, we can now ‘see’ through the cockpit floor), DVI & DVO, 3-dimensional visual and acoustic cueing.
    • And we take for granted the successful operation of remotely piloted aircraft for surveillance, and more controversially for offensive operations which many people doubted would ever be possible - or be allowed.
    • These have been fantastic achievements of human imagination and endeavour, and associated advances in technology
    • So where, in terms of cockpit concepts and technology are we likely to want to go in the future, and why and will the technology be able to take us there?

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 The Royal Australian Air Force Hawk Mk.127 Upgrade

    Squadron Leader Benjamin George

    Squadron Leader Benjamin George, Resident Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force

  • Aligning fifth generation fast jet training philosophies
  • The challenges of training for the future
  • Distilling the essence – what is critical for “multi-role” and beyond
  • The increasing importance of HMI
  • 14:00 Royal Air Force Merlin Force’s Experiences with Glass Cockpit on Operations 2005-2013

    Lieutenant James Colman

    Lieutenant James Colman, 78 Sqn, Deputy Flight Commander, A Flt, RAF Benson

  • Training
  • Dissimilar cockpits (Merlin Mk.3 vs 3A)
  • Transition of crews from conventional instrumentation  to glass cockpit
  • Use of the technology on operations
  • 14:40 Advances in Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS) for Military Avionics Applications

    Dr. Roberto Sabatini

    Dr. Roberto Sabatini, Lecturer in Avionics, Cranfield University

  • Advanced avionics applications of GNSS
  • Mission-and safety-critical GNSS applications
  • GNSS augmentation (SBAS, GBAS and ABAS)
  • GNSS driven performance based operations
  • Safety-critical GNSS human machine interface and Interaction
  • 15:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Chris Granville-White CBE

    Chris Granville-White CBE, , Aerospace Advisor

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Group Captain Paul J. Wallace

    Group Captain Paul J. Wallace

    Chief of Staff, Joint Air Land Organisation
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret

    Cellules Factuers Humains, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma

    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma

    Senior Certification Specialist, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Major John Getgood

    Major John Getgood

    F-22 Weapons and Avionics, U.S. Air Force
    Squadron Leader Benjamin George

    Squadron Leader Benjamin George

    Resident Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force

    Chris Granville-White CBE

    , Aerospace Advisor
    Chris Granville-White CBE

    Colonel Mario Toscano

    Program Manager Attack Aircraft, Italian Air Force Staff
    Colonel Mario Toscano

    Dr. Roberto Sabatini

    Lecturer in Avionics, Cranfield University
    Dr. Roberto Sabatini

    Flight Lieutenant Andy Glover MBE

    Data Link Manager, Tornado GR Force , RAF Lossiemouth
    Flight Lieutenant Andy Glover MBE

    Group Captain Paul J. Wallace

    Chief of Staff, Joint Air Land Organisation
    Group Captain Paul J. Wallace

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret

    Cellules Factuers Humains, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hauret

    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma

    Senior Certification Specialist, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Hieke Bosma

    Lieutenant Commander Mark Swindells

    Test Pilot, 700W Squadron, RNAS Yeovilton
    Lieutenant Commander Mark Swindells

    Lieutenant Commander Rob Taylor

    Commanding Officer 700W Squadron NAS, RNAS Yeovilton
    Lieutenant Commander Rob Taylor

    Lieutenant James Colman

    78 Sqn, Deputy Flight Commander, A Flt, RAF Benson
    Lieutenant James Colman

    Major General (ret'd) Ole Fogh

    Senior Advisor, Terma
    Major General (ret'd) Ole Fogh

    Major John Getgood

    F-22 Weapons and Avionics, U.S. Air Force
    Major John Getgood

    Neil Sierens

    DFC, former AAC, Aviation and Defence Consultant, Yorvik Aviation
    Neil Sierens

    Squadron Leader Benjamin George

    Resident Pilot, Royal Australian Air Force
    Squadron Leader Benjamin George

    Squadron Leader Nick Benson

    Chief of Staff and Requirements Manager, AIDU
    Squadron Leader Nick Benson

    Squadron Leader Rob Caine

    OC C Flt, RAF Valley
    Squadron Leader Rob Caine

    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston

    SO1, J6 Information Exploitation, MoD UK
    Wing Commander Andy Eccleston

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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