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Keeping up to date with the latest developments within the rapidly changing Fighter Aircraft market takes up valuable resources. At SMi’s forthcoming 5th annual Fighter Aircraft conference we have done the hard work for you. We have selected key international industry experts to present case studies on the key issues. The conference will cover topics including:

  • Air superiority
  • Stealth
  • Advanced engine technology
  • UCAV’s
  • Night vision
  • Upgrades
  • Signature management
  • Data links
  • Active array radar
  • Helmet mounted display

Furthermore arranging to meet the people that matter takes up time and energy, and can even be costly. By attending this event, your networking requirements for this market will be housed under one roof. And with lunches promoting open discussion, this will give you the vital time to discuss market developments and potential while exchanging industry specific knowledge.

Do not miss this opportunity to explore the latest platform advancements and fulfil your knowledge requirements on Fighter Aircraft in just two days. This conference will ensure that you are strategically placed to maximise Fighter Aircraft operational and commercial potential.

So, register now to guarantee your place at this conference, where you can benefit from the practical insight provided by an outstanding panel of speakers.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Paul Beaver

Paul Beaver, Chairman, Independent Defence Media Association & Ashbourne Beaver Associates

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Commander Ronald J. Unterreiner

Commander Ronald J. Unterreiner, US Navy Operational Requirements Officer, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office

  • The vision and tactical aircraft and affordability objective
  • JSF program schedule and service needs
  • Roadmap to the Jord and cost & operational performance trades (COPT) process
  • Key technology maturation programs and traditional and integrated subsystems
  • Prognostics and health management (PHM)
  • Concept demonstration philosophy
    JSF engines
  • 9:40 EUROFIGHTER PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

    Andy Lewis

    Andy Lewis, Executive Vice President, Eurofighter International

  • Eurofighter capability enhancement - a way ahead
  • Eurofighter technology drivers
  • Eurofigher in the export market - capability requirements
  • 10:20 USMC FIGHTER AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENTS AND PROGRAMS

    Lieutenant Colonel Newell B. Day II and Colonel Raymond E. Schwartz

    Lieutenant Colonel Newell B. Day II and Colonel Raymond E. Schwartz, F/A-18 and JSF Air-to-Air Requirements Officer and Head of Marine Aviation Requirements, CMC Headquarters US Marine Corps

  • Requirements
  • Design concepts
  • New technologies
  • Operating cost
  • Future requirements
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 X-32 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

    Richard Banholzer

    Richard Banholzer, Executive, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Boeing

  • Overview of X-32 weapons systems
  • Achievements in flight test programme
  • Overview of preferred weapon system concept (PWSC) design
  • 12:00 FIGHTER RADAR CO-OPERATION USING DATALINKS

    Dr Mattias Martensson

    Dr Mattias Martensson, Senior Radar Systems Engineer, Airborne Radar, Ericsson Microwave Systems

  • Introduction of the concept of ‘Samverkan’
  • The need and purpose of an onboard radar
  • Tactical datalinks in Swedish Airforce
  • Tactical advantages when combining datalink and radar
  • Technical prerequisites
  • Vision for the future
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT AT THE MERGE

    Dave Parsons

    Dave Parsons, Vice President, Whitney, Bradley & Brown

  • Fighter vs Fighter encounters in the past
  • Evolution of specialised fighters, weapons and systems for Air Combat
  • Significant events in Air Combat Training
  • Case studies in design, training and combat effectiveness
  • A look at today’s technology and its implications for tomorrow
  • Latest generation fighters vs upgrades to existing aircraft
  • 14:20 CASE STUDY

    Squadron Leader Chris Huckstep

    Squadron Leader Chris Huckstep, Harrier GR7 Staff Officer, HQ 3 Group Strike Command, Royal Air Force

  • Background - training, equipment and weapons
  • Mission planning, targets and constraints
  • The air campaign, mission profiles, reconnaissance and damage assessment
  • Lessons for the future
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 EUROFIGHTER

    Air Commodore Steve Dalton

    Air Commodore Steve Dalton, , Royal Air Force

  • Filling the European need: An overview of the Eurofighter’s development
  • Will the Eurofighter maintain and increase the level of air power the four European nations currently have?
  • Latest developments and initiatives in technologies and materials that will ensure the Eurofighter stays at the forefront of fighter aircraft design
  • Development and production philosophies
  • Future initiatives and developments for the Eurofighter programme
  • 16:00 MAKO

    Dr Ulrich Lampkemeyer & Mark Robert Henning

    Dr Ulrich Lampkemeyer & Mark Robert Henning, Program Manager Mako and Program Manager Engineering, EADS

  • Threats versus capabilities
  • Budget versus cost
  • 16:30 F-16 COMBAT EXPERIENCE

    Mike Nipper

    Mike Nipper, Manager of F-16 Communications, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

  • Early experience
  • 1991 Gulf War
  • 1999 air war over Kosovo
  • Peacekeeping in Balkans and Iraq
  • Enhanced combat capabilities in development
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ray Whitford

    Ray Whitford, Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics and Aircraft Design, Royal Military College of Science

    9:10 STEALTH AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENTS

    Al Pruden

    Al Pruden, Director F-22 Improvements and Derivatives, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

  • An overview of the role and operational requirements of the F-22 stealth fighter
  • The importance of design - an evaluation of the increased stealth advantages of a mutli- disciplinary approach
  • Impacts of stealth on air combat
  • Synergistic effects of stealth, speed and avionics
  • ‘First Look, First Shot, First Kill’ capabilities
  • Current program status
    Affordability and stealth
  • 9:40 F-16

    Colonel Michael J. Costigan

    Colonel Michael J. Costigan, Chief of Programs, F-16 System Program Office, USAF

  • Overview of aircraft and mission
  • Current avionics requirements
  • Avionics upgrades - the next decade
  • Avionics and information management - the integrated solution
  • Coping with ageing aircraft avionics - technology insertion opportunities
  • 10:20 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT UPGRADES

    Nir Itzhaky

    Nir Itzhaky, Operational Design Manager, IAI/LAHAV

  • The market:1990-2010, typical past projects and future options
  • Industry-customer relationship
    - operational requirements analysis
    - budget constrains
    - customer’s participation in the definition phase: the PVI (Pilot Vehicle Interface)
  • The process: from pilot’s desktop to flight-test
  • Old cockpit constrains V/S new design
  • New sensors in old airframes
    - the sky is the limit
    - the trade-off: what to replace
    - typical problems
  • Implementation and assimilation: the challenge in changing the operational concept
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 JSF X-35 SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TEST OPERATIONS

    Jim Schaefer

    Jim Schaefer, Director of JSF Business Development Team, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

  • Unique and innovative approach to STOVL flight regime
  • Factually verifying processes and configurations through flight test
  • Unique design, low-risk, production ready
  • 12:00 JOINT HELMET MOUNTED CUEING SYSTEM

    Kelly McBride

    Kelly McBride, Manager, Test and Acquisition, Whitney, Bradley & Brown

  • JHMCS capabilities at night
  • Wide field-of-view night vision integration
  • Integrated solutions for strike mission applications
  • Improved aircrew situational awareness requirements
  • Future initiatives
  • 12:40 Lunch

    13:40 UPGRADING AND INTEGRATING AIRBORNE RECORDING SYSTEMS

    Kjell Jonasson

    Kjell Jonasson, Manager, Airborne Recording Systems, Ericsson Saab Avionics AB

  • Determining how to maximise information and experience from each mission to improve overall system cost efficiency
  • Assessing the aircraft integration issues
  • Technology from magnetic tape to all digital and solid state multi-channel audio, video and data recording and replay systems
  • 14:20 THE SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE

    Colonel Desmond E. Barker

    Colonel Desmond E. Barker, Air Attache, South African Air Force, South African High Commission

  • Fighter aircraft structures, capabilities and missions of the South African Air Force
  • Cheetah C
  • South African Air Force priorities
  • Reconnaissance assets comparison
  • Future
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 EUROFIGHTER’S DEFENSIVE AIDS SUB-SYSTEM

    Richard Kirk

    Richard Kirk, Product Marketing Manager, Radstone

  • The principles of rugged COTS single board computers
  • Radstone’s evolution from MIL-spec to COTS
  • Risk minimisation through COTS technology re-use
  • Features and benefits of the EFA DASS PowerPC Processor
  • 16:00 MIG-29

    Iouri Poluochkine

    Iouri Poluochkine, Chief Specialist, Russian Aircraft Corporation ‘MiG’

  • Multi-mode capability: new, upgraded radar
  • Cockpit upgrade: ‘Glass’ cockpit, HOTAS concept introduction
  • Service life extension
  • Range extension
  • Conversion to western logistics concept
  • Avionics upgrade
  • 16:30 FIGHTER OPPOSITION IN THE EARLY 21st CENTURY

    Wing Commander Andrew Brookes

    Wing Commander Andrew Brookes, Air Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

  • General threat categories
  • Manned aircraft
  • Unmanned air vehicles
  • Ballistic missiles
  • Cruise missiles
  • National and international implications and responses
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Fighter Aviation; Past, Present and Future

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    26th September 2001
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