DSEI Strategic Conferences Monday 11 September 2017 Air Capability Conference: The VNext Generation isitors to DSEI in recent years will be familiar with the pre-event DSEI Strategic Conferences which take place on ‘Day Zero’, the day before the exhibition opens (Monday 11 September 2017). In 2015, DSEI Strategic Conferences hosted the First Sea Lord’s International Sea Power Conference, Defence Medical Services’ Trauma Innovation and Ebola Learning Exploitation, and The Future of Military Rotorcraft. The conferences featured esteemed speakers including the UK Minister for the Armed Forces, First Sea Lord and Commander, Joint Helicopter Command. The conference series for 2017 will expand to include the inaugural Air Capability Conference. Delegates can expect to see a number of high-level speakers from international air forces and a programme that will delve into the capability challenges of the future air battlespace. A fitting precursor to the DSEI exhibition where visitors will be able continue discussions and meet innovators across the air supply chain. Conference Programme As air forces around the world actively modernise their current fleets with a mix of new and in many cases substantially upgraded equipment. The Air Capability Conference will focus on the short, medium and long term requirements for both military and industry to achieve next generation air superiority. With the progressive integration of fifth generation multirole fighters operating alongside third and fourth generation platforms, the conference will consider what the future operating environment looks like. In particular joint campaigns, and the role that air capability development and support will play in shaping the landscape. Against this backdrop, the conference will explore the requirements for future air systems including the updating and life extension of existing capabilities to enable these to remain relevant in international operations. It will examine the immediate next steps for the F-35 programme nationally and internationally, including its integration into air forces to operate alongside recently enabled platforms such as the Typhoon. The conference will also consider medium term issues with the introduction of platforms such as P8, and the long term challenges of operating older legacy air systems alongside next generation platforms. 6 DSEI STRATEGIC CONFERENCES: AIR CAPABILITY Further information on the DSEI Strategic Conferences will be available in the coming months. To register your attendance please visit www.dsei.co.uk.
Inside DSEI Issue 12 February 2017
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