Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Chris Bogdan
Former PEO F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
US Air Force
Conference Day One
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
· What are some of the lessons learned from developing 4th and 5th generation combat aircraft? How can both industry and operators learn from these acquisition programmes to improve the integration of the future combat air system?
· What will the future combat air system design entail? What air frames, targeting systems, AI-enabled sensors, weapons and engine technologies will make up the 6th generation fighter?
· Next-gen stealth technologies, including new radar-evading configurations, coating materials and advanced thermal-signature reduction are fast-approaching levels of combat readiness. How can industry support the needs of the operator and help balance capability with affordability?
· Disruptive innovation is proliferating: what role will traditional defence contractors play in fielding disruptive technologies and leveraging AI-enabled solutions? What software solutions are required to support pilots performing multi-domain operations in the Digital Age? How can we ensure effective cross-domain intelligence sharing without compromising network resilience?