10 - 12 December, 2019 | Salzburg Barracks, Salzburg, Austria

Agenda Day 1

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am HOST NATION ADDRESS: WELCOME FROM THE AUSTRIAN AIR FORCE


Major General Wolfgang Wagner, Deputy Commander & Air Chief at Austrian Joint Forces Comand

Major General Wolfgang Wagner

Deputy Commander & Air Chief
Austrian Joint Forces Comand

9:50 am - 10:30 am EXAMINING THE PEER THREAT: REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FUTURE AIR DOMAIN

  • Outlining the current threat environment within Eastern Europe
  • Addressing interoperability gaps between NATO allies so as to strengthen the common Air Policing Mission
  • Assessing current capabilities against the morphing threat environment to ensure air superiority
Brigadier General Andrew "Popeye" Hansen, Commander, Operations Directorate at NATO Air Command

Brigadier General Andrew "Popeye" Hansen

Commander, Operations Directorate
NATO Air Command

10:30 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am RETHINKING REGIONAL POLICY TO ENSURE STABILITY AND SECURITY

  • Considering the contemporary threat context, and evaluating the effectiveness of current response forces
  • Implementing a robust means of deterrence to ensure operationalisation of regional assets
  • How must conventional defence strategy and policy adapt to effectively counter the potential hybrid and peer threat?
Major General Tsanko Stoykov, Commander at Bulgarian Air Force - Or Officer Representing

Major General Tsanko Stoykov

Commander
Bulgarian Air Force - Or Officer Representing

11:50 am - 12:30 pm EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENTOF AIR ASSETS INTO A CONTESTED BATTLESPACE

  • Heightening situational awareness to consider dynamics of current situation
  • Managing access to information and data within potentially degraded operating environments
  • Assessing and implementing next generation PNT technologies to ensure dominance
Brigadier General Ireneusz Nowak, Commander, 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing at Polish Air Force

Brigadier General Ireneusz Nowak

Commander, 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing
Polish Air Force

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm MANAGING AND EXPLOITING DATA IN THE CONTESTED BATTLESPACE

  • Integrating cyber, EW and the electromagnetic spectrum as core components of airborne operations
  • Managing access to information and data within potentially degraded operating environments
  • Assessing the future operational context, and how capabilities must adapt 
Oscar Bladh, Project Manager, Survivability & EW Gripen E at FMV

Oscar Bladh

Project Manager, Survivability & EW Gripen E
FMV

8:00 am - 9:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: EFFECTIVELY RESPONDING TO HYBRID WARFARE TACTICS AND OVERT CONVENTIONAL CONFLICT AGAINST A PEER ADVERSARY

  • How best to respond to the growing amount of data being generated by advanced sensors combined with the prospect of operating in an information warfare-heavy battle space with limitations on communications? 
  • How does this affect force structure and how we deliver air power in support of a joint force in a dense ECM environment?
  • A peer adversary will take advantage of highly capable air defence assets in a conflict. What does this mean for the SEAD/DEAD mission? How can we leverage advanced EW to enhance survivability of our air assets?
  • How can we ensure the continued dissemination of accurate and reliable information through a disrupted network? 
Justin Bronk, Research Fellow, Military Sciences at Royal United Services Insitute

Justin Bronk

Research Fellow, Military Sciences
Royal United Services Insitute

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm DELIVERING A TRAINING MODEL FOR CONTESTED BATTLESPACES

  • Training to deliver close air support to land forces in highly contested environments
  • Training pilots to cope with degraded capabilities on operation
  • Updating training capabilities for the future peer threat
Colonel Wojciech Pikula, Commander, 4th Air Training Wing at Polish Air Force Inspectorate

Colonel Wojciech Pikula

Commander, 4th Air Training Wing
Polish Air Force Inspectorate

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE THROUGH LIVE AND SIMULATED TRAINING

  • Updating current training infrastructures to create dynamic training environments to test and measure combat readiness
  • How can current training capabilities be adapted to consider current and future?
  • Utilising simulated training and LVC training to ensure a safe means of preparing aircrews for operational flying missions
Confirmed Senior Representative, Tactical Branch, Combat Training Department at Czech Air Force

Confirmed Senior Representative

Tactical Branch, Combat Training Department
Czech Air Force

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE