29 - 30 May, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom
Lieutenant Colonel William Church, NATO Defence Planner (Air Expert), Defence Planning, Targets and Review Branch at NATO Allied Command Transformation

Lieutenant Colonel William Church


NATO Defence Planner (Air Expert), Defence Planning, Targets and Review Branch
NATO Allied Command Transformation

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Agenda Day 1

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019


12:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: FUTURE CHALLENGES OF CAS

The objective of this panel is to debate the future of close air support and the utility of current Western capabilities in the eventuality of future conflicts with near-peer adversaries, notably China and Russia as well as lower-end missions against asymmetric threats such as Daesh.

Discussion points include:

  • How the CAS and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) communities should adapt
  • Leveraging emerging capabilities to meet future operational requirements 2035+
  • How current capabilities would perform within Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) environments

Agenda Day 2

Thursday, May 30th, 2019


15:50 INTEROBERABILITY BETWEEN NATO NATIONS

  • Producing synergies between allied nations
  • Lessons learnt: focus from 2019 onward into the long term
  • Future challenge: fusing data and information sharing