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SMi is proud to present the 5th Airborne ISR conference to be held in London on the 23rd and 24th October 2019.

Airborne ISR continues to be an incredibly important capability for militaries. Effective ISR enables kinetic assets the resources they need to be effective on the battlefield. Perhaps more than this, ISR is an extremely capable deterrent in its own right and modern dissemination technology and techniques enables forces to deal with threats before they can cause harm.

SMi's 5th Annual Airborne ISR Conference seeks to cover in detail Maritime Patrol, Data Dissemination, UAV Technology, International Surveillance Cooperation, AWACS, 5th Generation ISR, Industrial Engagement, and Threat Evolution.

Hear the latest developments from leading international programmes from maritime and land domains


Discuss how nations are adopting and adapting technology to gain greater intelligence resolution


Explore how nations are engaging with on-another to disseminate and analyse information 
 

• Attend a conference where you can meet and network with leading programme managers


• Understand how nations are adopting systems and technologies to secure information and decision dominance

Air Forces Chiefs of Staff
Navy and Air Force Commanders
Senior Industry Representatives
Senior Industry Leaders
Industry Experts
Engineers
Programme Managers
Academics

Airbus; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; BAE Systems; COMSAT; DEA Aviation Ltd; Department of International Trade; DND; Dstl; Eclipse; EU Naval Force; Fraunhofer FKIE; German Air Force; German Naval Air Command; Hellenic Air Force; Hensoldt Sensors GmbH; IHS Jane's; IHS Markit; Intelsat; Joint Forces Command ; Kroll-Computer; Leonardo; Leonardo Company; Lockheed Martin UK; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; MOD; NATO; NATO Industrial Action Group (NIAG); New Org; RAF Reserve; RAFAEL (30); Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Royal Netherlands Air Force; RSAF; Saab; Saab AB; Satcom Direct; Shephard Media; Spacemetric; Transport Canada; UAE GHQ; USAF; Xi Systems Consultancy Ltd; XTAR; XTAR, LLC;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander, NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

9:10 Managing NATO’s C2 Capabilities with the E3 AWACS Fleet to Monitor Air and Land Threats

Major General Jörg Lebert

Major General Jörg Lebert, Commander Headquarters, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force

  • The AWACS fleet today: capabilities and new domains
  • Enhancing multidomain C2
  • Building resilience and deterrence through interoperability
  • 9:50 The U-2 Today and Tomorrow: The Future of High-Altitude Reconnaissance

    Colonel Andrew  Clark

    Colonel Andrew Clark, Commander 9th Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force

  • The resurgent roles of the U2 in USAF ISR operations
  • Discussing the unique modular payload approach for enhancing the U2’s ISR capabilities
  • The advantages of high-altitude reconnaissance
  • Designing operations for optimal data collection
  • 10:30 Speaking Session Reserved for Leonardo

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Delivering an Integrated System for NATO Ground Surveillance to Produce Common Intelligence

    Brigadier General Volker  Samanns

    Brigadier General Volker Samanns, General Manager, NATO Airborne Ground Surveillance Management Agency

  • Examining the importance of common surveillance platforms
  • Working with industry to deliver a three-dimensional system for ground surveillance
  • Capability requirements for a modern ground surveillance platform
  • Discussing the road ahead for system verification and evaluation
  • 12:20 Speaking Session Reserved for Airbus

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Discussing German ISR Capabilities in the 51st Tactical Air Wing

    Colonel Kristof Conrath

    Colonel Kristof Conrath, Commander 51 Tactical Air Wing, German Air Force

  • Supporting operations with enhanced tactical ISR capabilities
  • Adapting capabilities for mission specific roles
  • Engaging in international training partnerships to adopt new technologies
  • 14:40 Upgrading Legacy Platforms to Provide Enhanced ISR Capabilities for the Royal Canadian Air Force

    Colonel Brendan  Cook

    Colonel Brendan Cook, Commander 14th Air Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Discussing the Role of the CP-140 for Canadian ISR
  • AIMP block III: Working with enhanced capabilities
  • Rigorous testing of platforms to ensure IOC
  • Looking beyond the CP-140 toward future platforms
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Optimising Air Fleets for 5th Generation Maritime Patrol

    Group Captain David Titheridge

    Group Captain David Titheridge, Air Force Adviser, Royal Australian Air Force

  • Plan Jericho: a small Air Force’s approach to 5th Generation concepts
  • The Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon: platform technology, integration and networking and its impact on maritime patrol concepts of operations
  • 5th generation systems and expeditionary needs: security and connectivity in “austere” environments
  • Sensors and Shooters: Integration of P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4 Triton in the kill-chain
  • 16:30 Utilising the Orion for Diverse Maritime Missions

    Major Bruna Oliveira

    Major Bruna Oliveira, Commander 601 Squadron, Portuguese Air Force

  • The Orion’s capabilities and recent enhancements
  • Examining the role of the 601st Wing in conducting a range of maritime operations with the Orion
  • Working with legacy systems to deliver modern capabilities
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander, NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander, NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

    9:10 Leveraging System Capabilities to Produce Actionable Intelligence in Operations

    Colonel Jason Lamb

    Colonel Jason Lamb, Director, Intelligence Analysis and Innovation, United States Air Force

  • Pivoting toward modern threats: retooling ISR to deter near peer adversaries
  • Leveraging the intersection of ISR, cyber and EW capabilities to create proactive operations
  • Engaging with industry to inform future ISR capability enhancements
  • The ABMS system of systems approach to future ISR operations
  • 9:50 Examining the Future of ISR Information Dissemination to Reduce Analyst Workload

    Wing Commander Keith Dear

    Wing Commander Keith Dear, SO1 Lessons, Joint Forces Command

  • Adopting new data analysis techniques for airborne missions
  • Transforming the analyst: looking to the future of ISR operations with machine dependent systems
  • Balancing modern data acquisition rates with data dissemination rates
  • The JFC’s focuses of ISR capability acquisition
  • Discussing the importance of automation for decision dominance in future battlefields
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Operating with the Distributed Common Ground System to Provide Multi-Branch Intelligence

    Colonel Tracy Ward

    Colonel Tracy Ward, Commander 693rd ISR Group, United States Air Force

  • Discussing the role of the DCGS in collating and distributing collected data
  • Utilising enhanced PED infrastructure to disseminate globally sourced data
  • Operating a global network of assets to collect and manage data
  • The role of automated systems in the future of ISR data analysis
  • Integrating enhanced data suites from a range of platforms into the DCGS infrastructure
  • 11:40 Preparing for Protector: Challenges of developing for Ops, whilst simultaneously Delivering on Ops

    Wing Commander Mark Jackson

    Wing Commander Mark Jackson, Officer Commanding No. XIII Squadron, RAF


     

    12:20 Adapting to Evolving Threats to Ensure Decision Dominance in a Data Saturated Environment

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart  Hoeben

    Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben, C4ISR / Section Head Air Command & Control, Royal Netherlands Air Force

  • ISR as one of the main contributors to the Common Operational Picture
  • Accelerating the OODA loop at the tactical and operational level
  • Importance of AI to support the COP
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Integrating the Merlin Airborne Surveillance and Control System for Superior Naval ISR

    Commander Colin McGannity

    Commander Colin McGannity, Programme Manager Military Capability, UK MoD

  • The role of the Merlin and Crowsnest in delivering situational awareness for the Royal Navy Carrier groups
  • Managing the merging of SKASaC systems with ASaC
  • Discussing the modular ISR capabilities of the Searchwater radar
  • Analysing the advantages of rotary aircraft in ISR operations
  • 14:40 Using Pattern Recognition Technologies for Intelligent Imagery Analysis

    Mr Pieter  Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager Intelligent Imaging Expertise Group, TNO

  • Automatic detection of objects and events in airborne imagery
  • The role of AI, possibilities for machine learning, new AI techniques
  • The possibilities of on-board ‘edge’ computing
  • Automatic interpretation of data: from data to information to intelligence
  • The role of context
  • Ethical aspects and meaningful human control
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Federalising Intelligence in Data Rich Environments for Agile Intelligence Dissemination

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Rob Munday

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Rob Munday, UNIFIED VISION 2018 Deputy Trial Manager, NATO

  • NATO cooperation on JISR data and intelligence sharing
  • Federated PED concept supporting analytical burden sharing
  • Working in an alliance to share and distribute JISR products
  • NATO’s plans for ISR development and cohesion in the future
     
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander, NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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