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 sustain air superiority in the future operating environment. Ahead of this year’s International Fighter conference, Defence IQ delved into the three biggest fighter programmes of our time: the F-35, the FCAS and Tempest.
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Major General Breton, Air Commodore Storr, Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Bogdan and Airbus will all attend this year’s International Fighter conference. To view the agenda of the conference and learn more about their sessions, please click here.
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: the readiness for the fight; getting to that fight; multi-domain operations; joint and multinational considerations. Download the piece to have access to his slides and the transcript of his brief, just as if you were in the room.
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Major General Zobrist: We have to acknowledge and consider our joint partners; when I say joint, I am mostly talking about the other services, the other domains of land, maritime and, in some cases, broader than that. I will talk a little about that today, but I will primarily discuss airpower, because I believe airpower is key to that joint power that our nations bring independently or, more importantly, when we bring it together as a coalition or a partnership or an alliance of some sort. The fact that airpower is being key to the joint force is summed up very well from…
This presentation is exclusively released ahead of this year’s International Fighter conference where more than 250 from across the globe will meet to discuss meeting the challenges of operations now and in the future. To learn more, you can download the agenda here.
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 of nations that will be present at the International Fighter conference, such as:
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Top Fighter aircraft market manufacturers are covered in this report through contracts they won and ongoing bids they are taking part in. The following companies are included:
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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 the 100 most influential people in the defence world, General Deptula served more than 34 years of distinguished service, being the principal attack planner for Desert Storm (1991) and the Director of the Combined Air Operations Center for Operation Enduring Freedom (2001) to name just two of his most prominent assignments.
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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 Thunder, from engine and refueling developments to export rumours. ACR Mahmood Khalid, PAC Vice-Director, talks to Georg Mader for Defence Industry Bulletin.