Airborne ISR 2018 Conference

Delivering Enhanced Situational Awareness through Airborne Solutions

October 24-25, 2018 - London, United Kingdom

Conference Proceedings

Standard Price

US$ 623.75

User Details

In today's complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for increased situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to understand the situation on the ground and act accordingly. As this need to effectively develop information superiority grows, it is essential that modern joint operations maintain effective surveillance of enemy positions from the air. With both manned and unmanned ISR assets growing in complexity and capability there is a critical need for a forum within which optronics, power, sensor suites and operational reliability of these platforms can be discussed.

With that in my, we are delighted to host in London the fourth annual Airborne ISR conference - with Leonardo and Rafael Defence Systems announcing their support for the event.

Whether you wish to hear from leading ISR platform programme manager, technical experts involved in BLOS data links, officers delivering new optronics and sensor suites or insight into the latest power and engine performance - Airborne ISR 2018 will provide you with the solutions to maximise your future capability.

Covering direction, collection, process, dissemination and targeting, Airborne ISR aims to thoroughly analyse the intelligence chain and deliberate best practice for the enhancement of ISTAR capability. Drawing on respective nations ISTAR structure, operational feedback and training, to explore the doctrines and strategy necessary to develop this vital asset.

Importantly, the conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest platforms, systems and sub-systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability for the modern operator.

Benefits of Attending

At this year's conference there will once again be an array of networking opportunities:
  • Meet and network with service providers as well as military and government end-users from around the world that make up the attendees and exhibitors at this year's conference
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

Hear the very latest advances from Air Forces, ISR Platform Programme Managers and Joint Force Commands related to:
  • Beyond line of sight communication systems
  • Network enabled capability within ISR platforms to support data telemetry
  • Developments from research and industry that are shaping the next generation of ISR & C2
  • Platform updates from assets that are revolutionising airborne situational awareness
  • Sensor suite research and development
  • Consideration of the power, performance and cooling of airborne platforms

Who should attend

  • Operational commanders
  • ISTAR strategy and capability development
  • Programme managers from defence procurement
  • Those at the forefront of operator training
  • Defence research and development


Those developing the next generation of:
  • Manned and unmanned Platforms
  • Optronics
  • Sensor payloads
  • Datalinks
  • Mission systems
  • Command and control solutions
  • Simulators and synthetic training

Plus a Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop | Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Airborne ISR and the Land Environment User
Hosted by: Mr Simon Ballantyne, Managing Director, Xi Systems Ltd
13.00 - 17.45


  • Air Marshall (Ret'd) Christopher Nickols, Former Chief of Defence Intelligence, Royal Air Force
  • Commander Thomas Smith, Commander Joint Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Team, NATO HQ
  • Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Department Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE
  • Dr. Colin Wills, Radar Campaign Manager, Leonardo
  • Group Captain Adam Northcote-Wright, Head of ISTAR Transformation, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bart Hoeben, C4ISR - Section Head Air C2 , Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate, Hellenic Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Deputy Commander, Tactical Air Wing 51 "Immelmann", German Air Force
  • Major Stuart Lorraine, Senior Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Mr Andrew Bennett, Principal Advisor, Cyber and Information Systems, Dstl
  • Mr Bogdan Horvat, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency (NAGSMA) Executive Officer, NATO
  • Mr Rob Munday, Unified Vision 2018 Deputy Trial Manager, NATO HQ
  • Robert Murray, Head of ISR, NATO
  • Mr Sean McElliott, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Leonardo
  • Mr Simon Hoey, Director of Business Development, Global Government, Intelsat
  • Mr Zvi Yavin, Head of Airborne ISR & Mapping Systems Business Line, Electro-Optical Systems Directorate, Rafael
  • Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate, Hellenic Air Force
  • Wing Commander Keith Dear, SO1 Lessons, Joint Forces Command
  • Wing Commander Mark Lorriman-Hughes, Officer Commanding 1 Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing , Royal Air Force
  • Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8A Poseidon Programme Manager, Air Capability Delivery, Air Command, Royal Air Force

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom
Airborne ISR
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18866