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Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management 2012 Conference
Expanding roles and missions for AEW capabilities

17 January, 2012 - 18 January, 2012, London, United Kingdom

Airborne Early Warning assets are a vital enabler in the modern battle space, providing essential Command, Control and Battle Management alongside their advanced radar capabilities. However, considerable challenges still exist with regards to the employment of this highly sophisticated assets. How can these platforms best be utilised to improve airspace deconfliction, C2BM and ISR provision alongside their original AEW mission?

DefenceIQ is proud to announce that our Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management conference is returning for its 11th consecutive year as Europe's only dedicated AEW event. Building on the success of last years event, AEW&BM 2012 will continue to provide coverage of the worlds major AEW programmes whilst also showcasing how non-NATO nations are looking to procure and develop their AEW&C capabilities.

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Hear from Major General Stephen Schmidt on the status of the NATO AWACS force, feedback from current theatres of operations and the results from the recent Bold Quest trials
  • Detailed updates on the operational performance and development of E-3 Sentry, E-2C/D Hawkeye, Sea King Mk. 7 ASaC, 340 AEW and the 550 CAEW, amongst others
  • Assessment of recent operations in the Middle East and Libya, examining how operators and planners from around the world are reacting to the ever expanding roles these platforms are being required to fulfil
  • Insights into how emerging military powers and non-NATO nations are looking to facilitate more complex military operations through the use of early warning and C2 assets,with presentations from the Malaysian Air Force and the United Arab Emirates Air Force


"Very useful. Good to swap ideas and see how other platforms do business"
Master Aircrewman Simon Radley 8Sqn, RAF
"Excellent presentations by all. Outstanding networking opportunity."
Lt Col Greg McCreary, 116 Operations Support Squadron, US Air Force
"Good assortment of current & knowledgeable speakers. Good discussions on major AEW&C issues."
Kenneth Shelley, Wyle Laboratories, Inc.
"I have found it very interesting. Knowing Operators experience and expectations is very valuable. Also knowing what industry can offer in AEW field & net centric ops is very valuable"
Manuel Nunez Jimenez, Airbus Military
"Good agenda for knowledge of current AEW ops by military (effectiveness, gaps, new systems used or required) and industry new solutions/proposal for AEW"
LCDR Marco Frumusa Onofrio, IT Navy

Who should attend

  • Concept and Doctrine Development
  • Director CAEW Programs
  • Project Manager
  • AEW Instructor

Venue & Accommodation

Sheraton Park Lane
London W1J 7BX
Tel +44 (0) 20 7499 6321

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  • Major General Stephen Schmidt, Commander, NATO AEW&C Force Command
  • Colonel Gregory Roberts, Commander, 522nd Air Control Wing, US Air Force
  • Colonel Mark Waite, Commander Training, 505 Command and Control Wing, US Air Force
  • Group Captain Chris Jones, Component Commander, 2 Group, RAF
  • Comannder Dan Harwood, E-2/C-2 Wing Operations Officer, US Navy
  • Lieutenant Col Nizam Cheani, Director of Information Technology and Communication, AEW&C Office, Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Lt Col Herve Lardy, Director of Operations, 35 AEW&C Squadron, French Air Force
  • Major Jassim Al Zaabi, AEW Committe, United Arab Emirates Air Force
  • Matt Roper, Principle Scientist, Manager NAEW Scientific Technical Support (STS) Program, NC3A
  • Lieutenant Commander Paul Harrison, Commanding Officer, 854 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Harve Lardy, Director of Operations, 36 AEW&C Squadron, French Air Force
  • Lieutenant Stephane Aldaye, E-2 Officer, Flotille 4F, French Navy
  • John Mahaffey, Senior Scientist, Capability Air Development - 5, NC3A


Event details

Defence IQ
17 January, 2012
18 January, 2012
Sheraton Park Lane
United Kingdom


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