TRAINING, UPGRADING AND DEPLOYING AIR POWER TO ENHANCE COLLECTIVE SECURITY
The annexation of Crimea redoubled military planners' efforts to leave behind last decade's focus on asymmetric warfare and concentrate on the very real possibility of having to defend against aggression on the European continent. The nations of Eastern Europe responded by increasing defence spending faster than any other region in the world in 2018. Poland already meets NATO's 2% GDP target, and plans to increase defence spending by 46 billion euros over 15 years. Romania's defence budget exceeded 3 billion USD for the first time in 2016, and Lithuania should meet the NATO 2% target for the first time this year.
As the modernisation of regional armed forces continues and readiness levels increase, NATO members on the eastern flank recognise that the decisive deployment of air power
will be critical to deterring and responding to aggression and ensuring collective security. Against this backdrop, we have launched this regional summit, in order to ensure that air power - rotary and fixed-wing - can be leveraged as a critical enabler for the joint force, up to and beyond 2025.
Attend Air Power Eastern Europe to:
- Shape emerging regional requirements for fighter aircraft, helicopters, MRO and flight training, and support collaborative approaches to combat air procurement
- Define a logistics and support model which can support rapid maneuverability for air and joint force operations
- Integrate updated capability alongside a legacy aircraft fleet to support enhanced mission readiness and interoperability
- Address the training shortfall to support pilot readiness for complex operations, and optimise the live training balance to take account of a multi-platform fleet
2018 Speaker Faculty
- Major General Mark K. Johnson, Director, Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency
- Brigadier General Dragan Nakic, Commander, Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force
- Colonel Dainius Guzas, Air Force Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
- Colonel Petr Lanci, Deputy Commander, Czech Air Force
- Chief of Air Force Directorate, Deputy Inspector, Polish Air Force
- Representative of The Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, Hungary
- Colonel Wojciech Pikuła (Or Deputy Representing), Commander of the 4th Training Wing, Polish Air Force
- Colonel Julien Moreau, Deputy Commander Flying Schools, French Air Force
- Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Tomana, Chief of the Tactical Branch, Combat Training Department, Czech Air Force
- Mr John R Gwinnup, Cyber Threat Analyst, NATO Intelligence Fusion Centre
- Wing Commander Andre Adamson, European Bilateral Relations and EU Exit, UK MoD
- Dr Jamie Shea, Former NATO Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges, Professor of Strategy and Security, University of Exeter
- Senior Representative, Air Force HQ, Ukrainian Air Force
- Confirmed Representative, Training Command, Polish Air Force
- Confirmed Representative, Air Force Command, Polish Air Force
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