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International Fighter 2012 Conference
Advancing Future Fighter Capabilities and Delivering Cost Effective Upgrades to Maintain the Tactical Edge

6 November, 2012 - 8 November, 2012, London, United Kingdom

Join us at the 12th Annual International Fighter conference this November 2012! The event returns with a brand-new speaker faculty, a strengthened agenda and more networking opportunities for the Jet Fighter community.

This year’s speaker line-up showcases senior-level decision-makers of key global platforms currently requiring upgrades and maintenance, such as 9th Air Force (USAF), Royal Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Romanian Air Force and Bulgarian Air Force.

In addition, Brazil, Nigeria and Algeria – countries with current requirements for new platforms – will be represented by Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs of air forces on the speaker faculty.

International Fighter is widely recognised as the world leading, independent forum for the fighter community, annually providing you with the most authoritative view of the future development, thought and acquisition priorities. The event features the main conference days, a special focus day and the annual Gala Dinner.

Benefit from an Intimate and Focussed Event Delving into:

  • Fighter sustainability and lifecycle management to benefit from the newest technologies and techniques for enhanced cost and efficiency savings
  • Air weapons integration for enhanced munitions interoperability and to optimise integrations processes
  • Precision air munitions and effects management to ensure the right capability for the right mission with exactly the desired outcome
  • Avionics upgrades to ensure air worthiness and lifetime extension

What’s NEW for the 12th Anniversary?

  • International participation increased to include over 40 nations
  • A new focus on fighter sustainability and effects management in a cost constrained environment
  • A dedicated networking aide for conference sponsors
  • Dedicated precision air weapons and EW (including EW operational support) focus days

7 Key Reasons You Cannot Miss INTERNATIONAL FIGHTER 2012

  • Widely known as the annual must-attend for a valuable two way information exchange between air force operators, navies, aircraft manufacturers and system suppliers, giving you an unrivalled view of the future of fighter development
  • Take away strategic analysis of the evolving threat spectrum to evaluate potential capability gaps and ensure you are investing resources effectively to match end user requirements
  • Engage in candid debate on design, sensors and weapons payloads from major aircraft manufacturers and system suppliers including Saab’s Gripen team, Eurofighter and Raytheon to enable you to benchmark against your own programmes and ensure you are providing your pilots with the most cost effective andefficient, high pay off solutions
  • Gain in-depth insight into the latest lessons emerging from Libya and Afghanistan from the UK, France, US, Denmark and The Netherlands to assess the impact on immediate requirements and future plans
  • Benefit from 3 days dedicated specifically to fighter jets for an exclusive and intimate networking experience enabling the promotion of old and new relationships alike
  • Capitalise on brand new round-table discussions to provide you with more opportunities to get to the heart of key issues impacting the strategic and technological development of fast jet air power
  • Receive first hand insight into recent operations, testing and exercises to assess how Air Force leaders are likely to structure their modernisation priorities over the immediate, medium and long-term future

Two Pre-Conference Focus Days:

    Focussing on how best to maximise air to ground and air to air effects in a cost constrained environment
    Workshop Leaders include: Dr John Wilcox SES, Director Munitions, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF
    Featuring an emphasis on countermeasures and EW Operational Support
    Workshop Leaders include: Air Vice Marshal Surasak Meemanee, Deputy Head J6, Royal Thai Armed Forces


“The Forum provided a unique opportunity to interact with Air Force leadership from over the world and to share the current theme and perceptions regarding the Jet Fighter.”
 - Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, NI(M), S Bt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force

“Immensely beneficial for the professionals, civil and military alike. Arranging stream wise panel discussions focused round table discussions was also great as it maximized the effect to benefit from this seminar. It helped to know what's happening and also the likely trend of development, requirements and challenges of Fighter Industry. Overall, an excellent and must attend event for the professionals and experts related to this field."
- Zahidul Islam Khan, Secretary to the Chief of Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force

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Venue & Accommodation

Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street
London, England, WC2B 5DA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7811

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area to the Grand Connaught Rooms. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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Hear from International Expert Speaker Faculty

  • Minister Peter Luff MP, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD
  • Major General Lawrence Wells, Commander of the 9th Air Force, USAF
  • General Aprígio Eduardo de Moura Azevedo, Chief of Staff, Brazilian Air Force
  • Ken Murphy, Domestic RACR Capture Lead, Raytheon and former USAF Colonel F-16/F22 pilot
  • Air Marshal Mohammad Dikko Umar, Chief, Nigerian Air Force
  • Colonel William O’Brien, 561Joint Tactics Squadron, Warfare Center, USAF
  • Colonel Terry Wood, Director, Aerospace Equipment Program, Management (Fighters and Trainers), Canadian Forces
  • Captain Uğur Uzunoğlu, F-16C Pilot, 8th Main Jet Base Command - Diyarbakır, Turkish Air Force
  • Colonel Edward Koslow, Chief, Eagle Division, WR-ALC/GRM, USAF
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Marc Brenot, CAS Expert, Mission Preparation Center, French Navy
  • Nick Barnett, Head of Air Worthiness, DE&S UK MoD
  • Major Hans Peter Bagger, Fighter Branch Chief, Tactical Air Command, Danish Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Dato' Sri Ackbal Hj Abdul Samad, RMAF Air Operations Commander, Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher “Caveman” DeLong, JCAS Policy Lead, HQ Marine Corps Aviation, USMC
  • Major General Constantin Veselinov Popov, Commander, Bulgarian Air Force
  • Rick McCrary, Vice President International Development, The Boeing Corporation
  • Air Flotilla General Victor Strimbeanu, Commander of the Operational Air Component, Romanian Air Force
  • Magnus Lewis-Olsson, President, Saab SA
  • Major Gregory ‘Ripper’ Hoffman, HQ Aviation Plans and Policy, US Marine Corp
  • Frederic Bouyer, CONTACT Programme Manager, DGA, French MoD
  • Ted Herman, International Business Development Director, The Boeing Corporation
  • Olson Magnus, President, Saab SA (Gripen Test Pilot)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Fabio Antognini, OT&E Programme Manager, Gripen Programme, Swiss Air Force
  • Wing Commander Jan Unander, Marketing Director Vidsel Test Range, Swedish
  • Representative of Brigadier Doug Sanders, Commander 12 Mechanised Brigade with Operational Forward Observer, British Army
  • Major Dominic “Face” Chiapusio, Chief F-22 Weapons and Avionics, HQ ACC/ A8F, 5th Generation Fighter Requirements, USAF
  • Major Richard “Droopy” Waldrop, A- 10 PEM / HQ ACC A8 A10, USAF
  • Colonel Dr Tadeusz Pieciukiewicz, Acting Director F-16 Bureau, Polish Ministry of National Defence
  • Dr John Wilcox SES, Director Munitions Directorate, Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin Air Force Base, USAF
  • Lieutenant Colonel Grandclaudon, Rafale Programme Manager, French Air Force
  • Colonel Chris (James) Baird, Small Precision Munitions Programme Manager, USAF
  • Michael Ostergren, Meteor Programme Manager, FMV
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rickard ‘Jester’ Nyström, Head of Aircraft Programme Section, Air Component Command A0 (Requirements), Swedish Armed Forces HQ
  • Air Vice Marshal Surasak Meemanee, the Algerian General, Deputy Head J6, Royal Thai Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Giuseppe Sgamba, EW Programme Manager – Typhoon Division, Italian Air Force
  • Wayne Geyer, EW Team, Mission Systems, JSF Programme, US DoD

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Event details

Defence IQ
6 November, 2012
8 November, 2012
Grand Connaught Rooms
United Kingdom


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