International Fighter Conference

November 2-4, 2021- London, United Kingdom

Networked Lethality: Beyond Generations

The International Fighter Conference will take place in London in 2021 and the programme is currently in development.

Previously in 2020 we discussed the future of Combat Air Power across the spectrum of operations. The utility of Combat Air, air-integration into multi-domain operations, and continuing interest in both next generation and light attack platforms calls for a broad range of discussion suited to the 250 attendees that gather each year from both large and small air forces alike. The Conference, now in its 19th year, has built a reputation as the world's premier event for all elements of the fighter aircraft community, with attendance spanning from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.

Investment in expensive high-end platforms needs to be balanced with a requirement for platforms adept and efficient in low-intensity conflict. What is consistent is that information and connectivity is at the heart of operations. This year's wide-ranging programme uniquely covers the key and emerging issues related to airpower delivery for military leaders and industry. Over the few conference days, we will exchange perspectives and gain insights towards meeting the challenges of operations now and in the future, addressing integration of next generation assets with existing platforms, light attack aircraft, electro-magnetic spectrum dominance, cyber integration, advanced training, LVC, cost-effective capability development, disruptive technologies and mission planning. The next generation programmes, including FCAS, Tempest, and F-X will be discussed and will provide an incredible opportunity to revolutionise airpower delivery and open the door for international opportunities.

Top 4 Reasons to Attend IFC

  • Define a light attack blueprint which can support the delivery of decisive air-ground capability in the permissive operating environment
  • Integrate cyber, EW and the electromagnetic spectrum to sustain the operational edge in a contested battlespace
  • Optimise the management and fusion of data to support the attainment of information dominance for air operations and the joint force
  • Improve the training model by blending live and synthetic approaches, and support rapid and effective decision-making for the data-age pilot

Conference Chairman

  • Air Marshal (Ret’d) Sir Christopher Harper KBE RAF, Former Director General, NATO International Military Staff

Early Confirmed Speakers

  • General Mark D. Kelly, Commander, US Air Combat Command
  • Lieutenant General David Nahom, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, US Air Force
  • Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, Chief of the Air Staff, Nigerian Air Force
  • Major General Laurent Rataud, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force
  • Major General Craig D. Wills, Commander 19th Air Force, US Air Force 
  • Air Commodore Jez Holmes OBE MA MBA FIKE, Head Rapid Capabilities Office, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Jonny Moreton, Head Combat Air Acquisition Programme, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Air Commodore David Arthurton OBE, Combat Air Force Commander & Air Officer Combat Air, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Jamie Hunter, Director Flying Training No 22 Group, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier General Vincent Chusseau, FCAS Project Operational Chief, French Air Force
  • Colonel Dainius Guzas, Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
  • Colonel Scott Mills, Commander, 57th Operations Group, US Air Force  
  • Colonel Lukasz Piatek, Commander, 31st Tactical Air Base, Polish Air Force
  • Colonel Tomasz Jatczak, Deputy Commander, 2nd Tactical Air Wing, Polish Air Force
  • Colonel Rupert Ficker-Reißing, Subdivision Manager, German Air Force
  • Oscar Bladh, Chief Engineer, Gripen E, FMV
  • Justin Bronk, Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology, RUSI

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Hilton London Syon Park
Park Road, TW8 8JF
London, Brentford Middlesex, UK

Event details
Organizer :IQEU
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-22956