Conference Workshop Day
9:00 am - 12:00 pm WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS?
Significant upgrade packages are currently planned for Airborne Early Warning System capability across the US and NATO as current systems become outdated and surpassed by modern threat capabilities from state and non-state actors. However, with ground based alternatives becoming increasingly far ranging, new threats emerging capable of by passing airborne surveillance systems, and airborne platforms remaining exposed to opposition anti-air systems, this workshop will explore the future viability and deployment of Airborne Early Warning in the future operational environment.
This session will focus on the role AWACS will continue to have within the military aerospace warning community, and how future airborne surveillance can most effectively employed in the future. Key topics that workshop participants will focus on include:
· How will UAVs, hyper glide vehicles, stealth technology, advanced cruise missiles, drones affect future surveillance systems?
· Will examine the capabilities of these types of airborne systems
· Technical advances in aerospace warning capabilities
· Discuss how industry and allies will have to cope with these issues in the development of future surveillance systems
By attending this workshop, you will be able to;
· Explore the future of airborne early warning systems across HQ NORAD and NATO
· Manage your airborne capability requirements to mitigate capability loss in existing airborne surveillance systems
· Inform future procurement to sustain airborne early warning utility in the future operating environment
Mr Brian LihaniChief, Aerospace Warning Branch
Dr Thomas WithingtonElectronic Warfare, Radar and Military Communications Specialist