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13 Oct 23. Strategic Command at NATO’s Multi-Domain Operations Conference. Strategic Command played an important role at the event, sharing insights and perspectives in support of NATO’s vision to be an MDO enabled alliance by 2030. Lt Gen Copinger-Symes outlined our national approach to integration, and discussed the next steps both nationally and internationally to achieve greater integration across the Alliance.
The NATO Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) Conference 2023, themed “The role of nations in building MDO enabled Alliance”, saw NATO present their progress on the MDO concept with member nations identifying opportunities to implement the concept.
With Strategic Command responsible for driving integration for UK Defence, representatives from the Command played an important role at the event, sharing insights and perspectives in support of NATO’s vision to be an MDO enabled alliance by 2030.
Joining a panel discussion on the National Perspective of MDO Implementation, Lt Gen Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander Strategic Command, set out the central elements of our national approach to integration, explaining what is still needed for both UK and NATO and provided insights into what’s coming next.
Our Future Operating Concept is clear on this. We must compete and be ready to fight – there is not a choice between competing and fighting. We must fight differently, recognising the new domains of cyber and electromagnetic, and space. We cannot choose our adversaries, and we must optimise our Armed Forces to fight with Allies and partners. We must increase the co-ordination of the levers of power within our government and with our Allies and partners.
Sarah Chapman Trim, Head of People and Culture in the Strategic Command Transformation Programme, provided insight into behaviour and culture change in complex systems and why this is necessary as NATO adopts a Multi-Domain Operations approach.
Culture can be most simply and usefully described as our preferred way doing things around here and whilst cultures differ and can differ quite significantly, there is much we can learn from how other complex organisations integrate across boundaries.
Sharing national perspectives, approaches and concerns is vital to building trust and integration across the Alliance. As nations come together to forge a future defined by integrated capabilities, conferences like these pave the way for closer collaboration. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
10 Oct 23. Dates Announced for Egypt International Airshow 2024. Egypt International Airshow is set to take place on 2-5 September 2024, with the official support of the Ministry of Defence, Egyptian Air Force, Ministry of Civil Aviation and the participation of renowned OEMs and suppliers from the global aerospace industry.
The inaugural edition of Egypt International Airshow 2024 is set to take place on 2-5 September 2024 at the new El Alamein International Airport, in one of Egypt’s most prominent new tourist cities.
This event is fully supported by the Egyptian Armed Forces, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Egyptian Space Agency and the EgyptAir Holding Company. The event aims to foster a global exchange of expertise among prominent players in the aviation industry, across defence, space, and commercial aviation.
At a recent press conference, Air Marshal Mahmoud Fouad Abdel-Gawad, Commander of the Egyptian Air Force, confirmed Egypt’s aspiration to welcome the most important pioneers in the fields of defence, military and air industries, space technology and aviation worldwide.
He also stated that the exhibition aims to open new horizons of cooperation between Egypt and other nations worldwide across multiple domains, including all aspects related to the production of military, commercial, and private aircraft along with their associated equipment, as well as advancements in space technology.
At the same press conference, Air Marshal Mohamed Abbas Helmy, Minister of Civil Aviation, affirmed the Egyptian state’s ongoing desire to build bridges of cooperation and communication with all countries. The Minister emphasized that this event presents an exceptional opportunity to explore and acknowledge the latest advancements in aircraft manufacturing and development achieved by renowned international manufacturers.
Furthermore, he highlighted that the exhibition serves as a great opportunity to discover new avenues for addressing the challenges within the civil aviation industry. The Minister expressed optimism that the inaugural edition of Egypt International Airshow will showcase the essence of Egypt’s uniqueness, the authenticity of its people, and the exceptional dedication of its valiant armed forces.
Arabian World Events (AWE), the organisers of Egypt International Airshow 2024, have announced the event as an historic gathering for the African and Middle East aerospace industry, being the only airshow focused on defence, space and commercial aviation on the continent. AWE’s CEO, Thomas Gaunt, has extended a warm invitation to global participants, anticipating over 250 local, regional, and international companies in attendance. El Alamein International Airport will host VIP chalets, a static aircraft park, thrilling flying displays, an aerospace exhibition showcasing the latest industry technology and more exciting features during the inaugural edition of the event on 2-5 September 2024. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
06 Oct 23. The Association of Old Crows (AOC), the foremost global organization for professionals in the field of electronic warfare and information operations, is thrilled to unveil the exciting details for its much-anticipated event, AOC 2023. This annual gathering promises to be an unparalleled opportunity for knowledge exchange, innovation, and networking within the realm of electronic warfare.
Theme: This year’s event is themed, “Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships,” reflecting the AOC’s commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation to address the ever-evolving challenges in electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO).
Dates: AOC 2023 will take place from December 11-13, 2023, spanning three days of immersive experiences and engagement.
Venue: The prestigious event will be hosted at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, a world-class facility that provides an ideal setting for learning, networking, and showcasing cutting-edge technologies.
Keynote and Spotlight Speakers: AOC has secured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and renowned experts, including:
Lieutenant General Matthew G. Glavy, Deputy Commandant for Information, USMC
Vice Admiral Stephen T. “Web” Koehler, Director for Strategy, Plans and Policy, J5, Joint Staff/Senior Member, Navy, United States Delegation to the United Nations Military Staff
Vice Admiral Francis Morley, USN, Principal Military Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
Lieutenant General (Ret) Lance Landrum, Former 23rd Deputy Chair of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee
Vice Admiral Craig A. “Clap” Clapperton, Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, TENTH Fleet
Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, UKR-Air Force & Defense Attache, Embassy of Ukraine to the USA
Technical Sessions: Attendees can expect a comprehensive program featuring a wide range of technical sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. These sessions will cover topics such as electronic warfare advancements, cyber operations, spectrum dominance, and more.
Exhibition Hall: AOC 2023 will feature a vibrant exhibition hall where leading industry players and innovators will showcase the latest technologies, products, and solutions in electronic warfare and related fields.
Networking Opportunities: The event provides ample networking opportunities, fostering connections among professionals, government officials, and industry leaders. Attendees will have the chance to collaborate, exchange ideas, and build valuable relationships.
Awards Ceremony: The AOC Prestige Awards will be presented for outstanding contributions to the field, celebrating individuals and organizations that have made significant strides in EMSO.
Registration for AOC 2023 is now open. For more information about AOC 2023 and to stay updated on event developments, please visit aoc2023.crows.org
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