26th – 28th March 2018
The Hurlingham Club, London

DAY TWO | 27 MARCH

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Major General Thomas Deale

Former Vice Director for Joint Force Development
US Joint Staff

9:00 am - 9:30 am TRAINING COMBAT AIR FORCES IN SUPPORT OF US SECURITY OBJECTIVES

Major General Kevin A. Huyck - Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force
·          Expanding simulation, augmented reality, and gaming to accelerate progression of Airmen through the training pipeline
·          Outlining requirements for adversary air and examining Operation Location Laydown going to contract in 2020-21
·          Addressing pilot shortage and skills retention
·          Evaluating the role of light attack aircraft in near peer-on-peer conflict
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Major General Kevin A. Huyck

Director of Operations, Air Combat Command
U.S. Air Force

9:30 am - 10:00 am FOUR STAR LEAD PARTNER INDUSTRY BRIEFING PROVIDED BY CAE



·          Examining the planned procurement of light combat aircraft as part of wider plans to meet current and emerging threats in the rapidly evolving regional security environment
·          Reducing flying training costs through synthetic training: overview of the recent procurement of flight and navigation procedures trainer (FNPT) II simulator and its impact on combat capability
·          Advancing LVC and ensuring effective integration of trainer aircraft with simulators 
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Major General Dato Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan

Air Education and Training Commander
Royal Malaysian Air Force

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am ADVANCING TRAINING FOR COIN OPERATIONS

Air Vice Marshal Charles Akpochai Ohwo - Director of Evaluation, Nigerian Air Force
·          Developing the capacity of personnel to fight under all types of terrains and weather conditions, and conduct operations in degraded environments
·          Procuring Super Tucano light attack aircraft to respond to counterinsurgency and retain battlefield advantage in the volatile, contemporary security environment
·          Reducing training costs without compromising combat effectiveness 
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Air Vice Marshal Charles Akpochai Ohwo

Director of Evaluation
Nigerian Air Force

·          Developing the capacity of personnel to fight under all types of terrains and weather conditions, and conduct operations in degraded environments
·          Procuring Super Tucano light attack aircraft to respond to counterinsurgency and retain battlefield advantage in the volatile, contemporary security environment
·          Reducing training costs without compromising combat effectiveness  
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Brigadier General Luis Córdoba

Commander of the Military Transport Air Command
Colombian Air Force

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm THE ROLE OF LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT IN ADVANCED TRAINING

Confirmed Representative - Representing Chief of Air Staff, Brazilian Air Force
·          Evaluating the fleet of A29 Super Tucano and the role of light attack aircraft in counter-insurgency, border patrol, and advanced training
·          Training Airmen to operate advanced computer systems and integrated weapons systems in fighter aircraft
·          Lessons learned from CRUZEX 2018 and training for multinational combat against insurgent or paramilitary forces
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Confirmed Representative

Representing Chief of Air Staff
Brazilian Air Force

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Polish Training System 2019 - the new road map for the fast jet training
·          Phasing the training as a key solution for training downloading from combat squadrons
·          Meeting F-16C/D Block 52+ training entry criteria  - syllabus development
·          Technology supporting training capability
·          Ground Base Training System in PLAF fast jet training
·          Requirements to sustain proper rate of training - Integrated Logistic Support
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Colonel Wojciech Pikuła

Commander of the 4th Training Wing
Polish Air Force Inspectorate

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Colonel Konrad Madej

Head of Training, 4th Training Wing
Polish Air Force Inspectorate

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm OUTSOURCED TRAINING AS A COST-EFFECTIVE MEASURE

Colonel Jan Susekar - 21 Tactical Air Wing Commander, Czech Air Force
·          Retaining air superiority to conduct air policing and deter Russian aggression
·          Evaluating industry engagement to amplify basic and advanced training
·          Assessing challenges associated with adapting to advanced software in fighter cockpit
·          Adapting the training system to ensure effective pilot transition into fighter aircraft 
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Colonel Jan Susekar

21 Tactical Air Wing Commander
Czech Air Force

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm AIR COMBAT CAPABILITY PROGRAMME

Colonel Patrick Goossens - Head of Training, Belgian Air Component
·          Overview of the Belgian fixed-wing and rotary-wing flying training system
·          Transforming MFTS in anticipation of 5th generation aircraft procurement: building capability to face air-to-air and surface-to-air threats
·          Establishing linked synthetic mission training systems and networking simulators to enable multi-entry and multi-location training exercises  
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Colonel Patrick Goossens

Head of Training
Belgian Air Component

·          Expanding infrastructure and training facilities to support the C-130Js squadron at Évreux-Fauville Air Base
·          Addressing cooperation with the French Air Force to share the cost burden of training and aircraft maintenance
·          Conducting joint exercises to train for threats of advanced surface-to-air antiaircraft missiles
·          Evaluating the Blue Flag exercise and outsourcing of exercise management to third parties 
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Colonel Eberhard von Wintzingerode-Knorr

Section Chief Flying Training Operations
German Air Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm IMPROVING LVC AND FULL-IMMERSION MISSION EXPERIENCE FOR PILOTS AND SENSOR OPERATORS

Rear Admiral Gregory Harris - Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy
·          Advancing VR and high-fidelity ground based training
·          Leveraging advanced educational technology and ensuring ample learning opportunities for the US Navy
·          Developing immersive training to expand intellectual agility and mitigate cognitive complexity
·          Enhancing LVC and war-gaming to enable complex, multi-domain warfare scenarios  
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Rear Admiral Gregory Harris

Chief of Naval Air Training
US Navy

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm DEVELOPING A NEW TRAINING SYSTEM, THE PROCUREMENT ASPECTS.

Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas - Chief of Acquisitions Programme Section, Spanish Ministry of Defence
·          A training system for the 21st century
·          Military requirements vs industrial considerations
·          The Spanish Integrated Training System programme
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Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas

Chief of Acquisitions Programme Section
Spanish Ministry of Defence

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: LVC TRAINING FOR THE MODERN WARFIGHTER

·         Assessing current capabilities and future applications of Virtual and Mixed reality. How can training capabilities be enhanced and modernised to maintain effectiveness and efficiency? What are the challenges of integrating VR and MR training and simulation for today’s armed forces?
·          Addressing spatial awareness challenges. How can high fidelity and embedded simulation be advanced?
·          Blending virtual, augmented, and physical realities to enable high intensity, multi-domain training. What are the long-term implications and risks associated with transforming training and creating a single synthetic training environment?
Merging Live, Virtual, Constructive techniques and using Gaming technology to generate a single-synthetic training environment has the potential to vastly enhance our warfighters’ performance.  How might we accelerate the modernisation of training for multi-domain and non-traditional warfare? How can we ensure that all environments are genuinely interoperable with our Allies? What are the risks associated with an ‘open systems’ architectural approach to this endeavour?

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY TWO