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In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to understand the situation on the ground and act accordingly.

Covering direction, collection, process, dissemination and targeting, Airborne ISR aims to thoroughly analyse the intelligence chain and deliberate best practice for the enhancement of ISTAR capability. Drawing on respective nations ISTAR structure, operational feedback and training, to explore the doctrines and strategy necessary to develop this vital asset.

Importantly, the conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest platforms, systems and sub-systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability for the modern operator.


 

• A specific focus on airborne systems as a key enabler of ISTAR capability
• Provide a platform for the advancement of airborne intelligence, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training,development and integration
• Deliberate the requirements of the contemporary operational environment
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are shaping the next generation of ISR and C2

Military


• Operational commanders
• ISTAR strategy and capability development
• Programme managers from defence procurement
• Those at the forefront of operator training
• Defence research and development


Industry


Those developing the next generation of:
• Manned and Un-Manned Platforms
• Optronics
• Sensor payloads
• Datalinks
• Mission systems
• Command and control solutions
• Simulators and synthetic training
 

Air Task Group; BAE Systems; British Army; Danish Defence; Defence Command Denmark; DSTL; French Air Force; Galleon Embedded Computing; Harris Corporation; IHS Jane's; Johns Hopkins University; LiveLink Technology Ltd; Logos Technologies LLC; Meta Aerospace Capital; NATO ; NATO Industrial Action Group (NIAG); Niteworks; RAF; RAF High Wycombe; RAF Mildenhall; Raytheon UK; RNZAF; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force Marham; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Saab; Saab AB; Safran Electronics & Defense; Satlink Ltd UK; Spanish Air Force; Thales; UAE GHQ; UKTI DSO; United States Air Force; US Air Force; US Air Forces Europe;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

9:10 Coordinating Aerial Intelligence Doctrine and Architecture in Support of Shifting Operational Requirements

Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

• Defining and refining the multi-domain battle concept in preparation for future information warfare
• Fostering a federative approach to collection, processing and dissemination
• Current capability assessments and future plans for creating a more agile and interoperable ISR capability
 

9:50 Reintroducing Maritime Patrol Aircraft Capability into the British Armed Forces’ Maritime Surveillance

Wing Commander Richard Berry

Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force

• The acquisition plan for 9 P-8s into the aerial ISTAR fleet
• Incorporating British systems on board the American platform; plans and challenges
• Integrating the P-8 into a wider maritime surveillance picture – Sharing information for a joint force response to enemy maritime activity
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Panel Discussion: Deliberating Requirements for the Enhancement of Current and Future ISR Operations

• How can ISR commanders do less with more?
• Developing standards and common practices for ensuring greater interoperability during coalition operations
• The need to prepare for a contested operational environment: Future practices for assuring information superiority
• Question and answer session

Brigadier General Peter Lambert

Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

Wing Commander Richard Berry

Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force

11:40 25th Air Force Plans for the Support of Tactical Warfighting and National-Level ISR Operations

Mr Ronald Haygood

Mr Ronald Haygood, Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Perspectives on the Future of ISR

Dr Jim Wood

Dr Jim Wood, C4ISR Science Gateway , Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence

• Nature of future conflict
• Information advantage
• ISR requirements

14:00 Current Requirements and ISR Response within the New Zealand Defence Force

Squadron Leader Stephen  Graham

Squadron Leader Stephen Graham, C4ISR Working Group, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force

• Size and geographic area of responsibility: ISR responsibilities running from the South Pole to the equator
• Increasing competition, US-China influence, highly-migratory fish species, counter-narcotics, climate change and the future of Antarctic governance
• Broad mission set: NZDF responsibilities ranging from search and rescue, policing all the way up to warfare
• Technology update: Primary airborne ISR asset (P-3K2 Orion) replacement with a new surveillance system, expected to integrate manned, unmanned, and space-based platform
• Plans and approaches to delivering adequate capability within budget

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Current RPAS Capabilities and Concepts of Operation within the Belgian Air Component

Major Fabrice Leroy

Major Fabrice Leroy, Commander, 80th UAV Squadron, Belgian Air Force

• Force structure within 80th UAV Squadron
• Capabilities and payloads operated within the RQ-5 Hunter system
• Feedback from border observation and intelligence gathering operations
• Future plans for developing TTP’s and integrating new capabilities into the 80th UAV Squadron

15:50 Doctrine and Training Approaches: Preparing the Next Generation of ISR Personnel for Future Operations

Colonel Houston Cantwell

Colonel Houston Cantwell, Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force

• Keeping people at the heart of the ISR process and the importance of training: Doing more with less
• Approaches to operator training within 49th Wing: Live and synthetic capabilities used to support learning and development
• Future plans for building training infrastructure and streamlining process

 

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

9:10 French Airborne ISR Employment: Lessons Learnt and Challenges in a Complex Operational Environment

9:50 Every Platform a Sensor

Rhoderick  Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

Rhoderick Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS, Managing Consultant, ISR Systems, QinetiQ

  • Introduction to every platform a sensor (EPAS)
  • User concerns
  • EPAS opportunities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Developing NATO’s Future C2 Capabilities

    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    Major General Dawn Dunlop, NAEW&C Force Commander, NAEW&C Force Command

     

     

    • NATO & AWACS Today
    • Need for Multi-Domain C2
    • Training for Interoperability

    11:40 Automatic Extraction of Information from Airborne Sensors

    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research

    • Automatic detection of objects and events in full motion video, the role of new technologies
    • Making sense of big data, automatic information extraction, combining and fusing data into actionable intelligence
    • The impact of automation on the human operator, new ways of working

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Artificial Intelligence Methodologies for Future Airborne ISR Applications

    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE

    • Cognitive Assistance by fusing heterogeneous sensor data and context information
    • Feedback to Data acquisition – task-driven resources management techniques
    • Examples taken from ongoing defence research and experimentation in Germany
     

    14:00 SYSIPHE: The Franco-Norwegian Airborne Full Spectral Band Imaging System

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA

    • An overview of the systems key capabilities and requirements
    • Feedback from the first SYSIPHE qualification campaign for defence needs
    • Works in progress around the system and open collaboration for SYSIPHE use

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Panel: Research and Development Update on Future ISR Capabilities

    • An overview of the programmes core strategic goals
    • The envisaged multi-national information sharing architecture
    • Global Hawk platform capabilities
    • Feedback from recent Unified Vision exercises
    • Future plans and policy for fulfilment of key objectives
     

    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere, Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA

    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

    15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman, EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force

    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, United States Air Force
    Brigadier General Peter Lambert

    Colonel Houston Cantwell

    Commander, 49th Wing , United States Air Force
    Colonel Houston Cantwell

    Dr Jim Wood

    C4ISR Science Gateway , Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence
    Dr Jim Wood

    Dr Wolfgang Koch

    Head of Department, Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE
    Dr Wolfgang  Koch

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock Honeyman

    EW, C4ISR & Training Consultant, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Jock  Honeyman

    Major Fabrice Leroy

    Commander, 80th UAV Squadron, Belgian Air Force
    Major Fabrice Leroy

    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    NAEW&C Force Commander, NAEW&C Force Command
    Major General Dawn Dunlop

    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Project Manager SYSIPHE, Optical and Associated Technics Department, ONERA
    Mr Laurent Rousset-Rouviere

    Mr Pieter Elands

    Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging, TNO Defence Research
    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Deputy Director, Intelligence & Operations, 25th Air Force, United States Air Force
    Mr Ronald Haygood

    Rhoderick Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

    Managing Consultant, ISR Systems, QinetiQ
    Rhoderick  Scott Wilson MSc MDA CEng MRAeS

    Squadron Leader Stephen Graham

    C4ISR Working Group, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
    Squadron Leader Stephen  Graham

    Wing Commander Richard Berry

    SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command , Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Richard Berry

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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