Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference 2012 : Strategic Partnership For Air Power In The Future

Strategic Partnerships for Air Power in the Future. Supporting the development of major multilateral institutions and instruments can underpin a more robust rules-based international system and reflect the changing balance of global power.

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Overview

The 2012 Air Power Conference explored and debated Strategic Partnerships for Air Power in the future. Delegates were encouraged to examine how partnerships can be applied in support of national interests. From bilateral cooperation to multilateral engagement with formal and ad hoc alliances, partnerships are a fundamental part of the future approach to defence and security. Maintaining and building constructive and reciprocal bilateral relationships across all aspects of national security can enhance capability and maximise efficiency. Supporting the development of major multilateral institutions and instruments can underpin a more robust rules-based international system and reflect the changing balance of global power.

The Conference gathered an international delegation to discuss the issues and challenges of Strategic Partnerships and how they form an integral part of Air Power in the future.

The Chief of the Air Staff's Air Power Conference brought together distinguished representatives from the British Armed Forces, Allied Air Forces, the Aerospace Industry and Academia in a unique international forum to discuss new opportunities and challenges for the Air Power community.

Agenda

Day 1

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    Registration and Welcome Coffee

    Sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical

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    Opening Address

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

    Speaker: Rt Hon Phillip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence

    Discussion Session

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    Keynote Session

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

    Speaker: General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee ‘Smart Defence as it relates to Strategic Partnerships’ Discussion Session

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    Session Two: Global Strategic Trends

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

    Speakers: Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford ‘Ideology versus Geopolitics: The Shift in International Relations’

    George Joffé, Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Visiting Professor of Geography at Kings College London and Associate Fellow, RUSI ‘The Global Implications of the Ongoing Crisis in the Middle East’

    Discussion Session

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    Morning Coffee

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    Session Three: Air and Space Power – New Horizons

    Chair: Vice Admiral Alan Richards, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Speakers:

    Air Commodore Phil Beach, Joint Force Air Component Commander, Ministry of Defence, UK ‘New Horizons – A Command Perspective’ Dr Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research ‘Seven Technologies for Future Air and Space Power’

    Professor Julian Lindley-French, Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy, Netherlands Defence Academy ‘Air Power, Global Commons and Organic Jointness’

    Discussion Session

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    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

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    Keynote Session

    Chair: Elizabeth Quintana, Senior Research Fellow, Air Power and Technology, Royal United Services Institute

    Speaker: Jon Williams, World News Editor, BBC ‘The Media in the Age of Revolution’

    Discussion Session

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    Session Five: Partnerships Promoting Regional and International Security

    Chair: Edward Ferguson, Head of Defence Strategy and Priorities, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Speakers:

    Brigadier General Jon Norman, Director, United States Air Forces in Europe-UK ‘Air Power: Adapting to Fiscal Challenges’

    General Aprígio de Moura Azevedo, Chief of Staff, Brazilian Air Force ‘Partnerships Promoting Regional and International Security’

    Commodore Neil Brown, Director of Naval Staff, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Discussion Session

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    Afternoon Tea

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    Session Six: Air Power Partnerships in the Contemporary Operational Environment

    Chair: Air Vice-Marshal Greg Bagwell, Director Joint Warfare, Joint Forces Command, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Speakers:

    Major General Gregg Sturdevant, Commanding General 3rdAircraft Marine Wing (Forward), United States Marine Corps

    Major General Micael Bydén, Chief of Staff, Swedish Air Force ‘A Partner Air Force Contribution to Future Conflicts’

    Lieutenant General Adrian Bradshaw, Deputy Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

    Discussion Session

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    Conference Drinks Reception (for all attendees)

    Sponsored by MBDA Missile Systems

Day 2

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    Registration and Welcome Coffee

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    Keynote Session

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services Institute

    Speaker: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Discussion Session

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    Session Eight: Partnerships with Industry

    Chair: Air Marshal Simon Bollom, Chief of Materiel (Air), Defence, Equipment and Support, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Speakers:

    Dave Armstrong, Meteor Multinational Project Director, MBDA ‘Delivering Value through Partnership’

    Chris Boardman, Managing Director, Military Air and Information, BAE Systems

    Colin Paynter, Chief Executive Officer, Astrium Limited ‘Satellite Communications Partnerships – The Last Ten Years and the Next Ten Years’

    Howard Wheeldon, Director of Policy, Public Affairs and Media, ADS ‘Partnerships – Learning the Lessons; Adapting to Change’

    Discussion Session

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    Morning Coffee

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    Session Nine: International Collaboration - Partnerships

    Chair: Michael Codner, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute

    Speakers:

    Major General John ‘Jay’ Raymond, Director of Plans and Policy, United States Strategic Command ‘Strategic Partnerships in Space’

    Brigadier General Affendi Bin Buang, Director General of Operations and Exercises, Air Operations HQ, Ministry of Defence, Malaysia ‘Five Power Defence Arrangements – A Regional Cooperation towards Mutual Defence and Stability’

    Senior Representative, French Air Force (TBC)

    Discussion Session

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    Closing Remarks

    Chair: Michael Codner, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Military Sciences, Royal United Services Institute

    Speaker: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence, UK

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    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored by Raytheon

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