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Shaping the next-generation air power: What do future combat air systems look like?

The FCAS and Tempest programmes are moving ahead quickly, with France and Germany welcoming Spain and Italy confirming their collaboration with the UK and Sweden at DSEI earlier this year. The focus is on a system of systems approach for both, which will require new technologies and innovative solutions to...

Past presentation: The role of the combat fighter on the joint force

We have exclusively released the presentation Major General Scott J. Zobrist, Commander, 9th Air Force, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force gave at last year’s International Fighter Conference, where he discussed the role of the combat fighter in the joint force. The presentation is divided in four different sections:...

Global Fighter Programmes and Requirements report 2019-20

Ahead of this year’s International Fighter Conference, Defence IQ compiled a comprehensive report highlighting key requirements and ongoing programmes in the Fighter aircraft space, as Air Forces invest in solutions and adapt to the multi-domain operational environment and retain air dominance against potential adversaries. It offers insights into the activity...

World Fighter Programmes and Requirements 2018-19

Set to be worth $249.3 billion between 2018 and 2027, the global fighter aircraft market is expanding and will account for the production of 3,243 aircraft during that time frame. In the current contested, information-centric and multi-domain operating environment, the focus for fighters is on information, which in no small...

Exclusive preview of International Fighter Conference 2018

Have an exclusive look at what to expect at this year’s International Fighter Conference.

2017 Event Highlights

In this report, learn more about the highlights of International Fighter 2017 conference from our key speakers. In the transcript of their interviews, find out more about their current and future operational capabilities, along with the challenges they face. Among the themes discussed are interoperability, cyber resilience and the integration...

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Interview with General (ret) Frank Gorenc

Ahead of International Fighter 2017, Defence IQ sat down with General (ret) Frank Gorenc, recently retired Commander of US Air Forces Europe, Africa and NATO Allied Air Command to discuss his thoughts on the future of multi-domain conflicts, the role of combat airpower in NATO security, interoperability and A2/AD environments.

International Fighter - Future Requirements Report 2017/18

Our exclusive future requirements report provides a surface-level overview of current global fighter aircraft activity and highlights key programmes either predicted or in development.

Rethinking the role of the fighter jet: Interview with LTG (Ret.) David Deptula

This November, leading military air combat decision-makers and industry professionals will assemble at the annual International Fighter conference in London. Returning to chair the event is Lt Gen (Rtd) David Deptula, the US Air Force’s former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Listed as one of...

Pakistan Air Force discusses the JF-17 Thunder

At the International Fighter conference, Air Vice Marshal Farooq Habib, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training) at the Pakistan Air Force, discussed the service's modernisation efforts and methods of improving the skills of its pilots. In this article, we take a deeper look at the performance of the PAC JF-17...

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International Fighter Market Report 2019-2020 Preview

This comprehensive report gives an in-depth look at the current requirements and ongoing live programmes in the global fighter aircraft space, both now and going forward. As now Air Forces invest in these new solutions and work to adapt effectively in multi-domain operational environments and retain air dominance against potential...

International Fighter Conference 2019 Event Trailer

Returning for its 19th year International Fighter provides the unique platform for the discussion of future Combat Air across the spectrum of operations. Join 250 attendees from both large and smaller air forces alike to engage in these critical conversations on combat air, air-integration into multi-domain operations and continuing interest...

Royal Australian Air Force: JSF and Growler Update

Air Commodore Michael Kitcher, Director General Capability Planning (DGCP), RAAF, discusses the plans and implications for the introduction of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the EA-18G Growler. This briefing took place at the prestigious International Fighter conference; November 2015, London, UK. Issues under discussion at the 2016 meeting will...

Raytheon: Industry-customer partnerships for the future threat environment

Major General (Ret'd) Michael Snodgrass, Vice President International Business Development, Sensors & Airborne Systems at Raytheon Company, spoke at the International Fighter conference on the need for strong military-industry partnering when it comes to the fighter aircraft domain and the future threat environment. Topics covered: • Present day review of...

International Fighter: General Herbert J. 'Hawk' Carlisle, USAF Air Combat Command

General Carlisle discusses U.S. Air Force air combat efforts, including the benefits of the F-35 and the expansion of sensors...

International Fighter: Brigadier General Eric Kenny, Royal Canadian Air Force

Brig. Gen. Kenny, Deputy Commander at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Winnipeg, discusses Canada's fighter capabilities and prospects as the country deliberates its fifth-generation options...

International Fighter: Raytheon Missile Systems

Cesar Antonio 'Rico' Rodriguez, who retired with three air-to-air combat victories, discusses Raytheon's significant activity in the international fighter domain...

International Fighter: The European Air Group

Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director of the EAG, discusses the organisation's role in enabling Air Forces to collaborate concrete short term improvements in interoperability...