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Apr 08. 2008 RUSI Air Power Conference

“Air Power in the Joint Campaign”

7-8 May 2008


Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London

Conventional wisdom and current experiences, point to conflicts of the future being complex, multi-dimensional and dangerous endeavours which demand a Joint and integrated approach as part of a wider cross-Government response. Therefore, whilst Air Forces will continue to exploit the unique characteristics of the Air and Space environment in creating effects, they will increasingly need to be cognisant of the needs of their Sister Services and a range of other stakeholders. Indeed, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are clearly demonstrating that in order to deliver precise effect, a truly Joint approach to crises requires very high levels of integration between all Components. It is therefore important to explore the extent to which long-term success in operations will be dependent on a recognisable Joint Effects Campaign Plan, what its essential characteristics might be and the contribution Air Power should make to it.

To promote that exploration, this year’s RUSI Air Power Conference will examine the role of Air Power in the Joint environment and how it may be employed to optimum effect. It will investigate the importance of Air Power to achieving Joint outcomes, consider how Air Power capabilities may be defined and delivered in the future and how its relationship with land forces, in particular, is changing.

Conference sessions will encompass:
* the fundamental importance of the air domain to Joint operations;
* the increasingly vital role of space and cyberspace in securing the Joint Battlespace;
* Command and Control in a networked environment and the training of Air leaders;
* the critical role of responsive and reliable engineering and logistics support;
* lessons drawn from the 2006 Lebanon War;
* the implications of current operations for future Joint Effects Campaign Planning;
* the effect enduring operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have had on the
Air/Land relationship.

Once again, the Conference is fully supported by the Royal Air Force and brings 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.
Confirmed speakers include:
* Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy KCB CBE DSO ADC BSc (Eng) FRAeS FCGI RAF, Chief of the Air Staff
* Air Vice-Marshal T M Anderson DSO MA FRAeS RAF, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff
* William M Arkin, author and columnist
* Air Commodore Paul Colley OBE MA RAF, Director Air & Space, Defence Concept & Doctrine Centre
* Air Marshal Stephen Dalton CB RAF, Air Member for Personnel
* Brigadier Jonathan Downes OBE, Director Defence Logistic Operations
* Major General J B Dutton CBE Royal Marines, Deputy Chief of Joint Operations (Ops), Permanent Joint Headquarters
* Lieutenant General G Lamb CMG DSO OBE, Commander Field Army

* General T Michael Moseley KBE, Chief of Staff United States Air Force
* Professor Hew Strachan MA, PhD, FRSE, FRHistS, Hon D.Univ (Paisley)
Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford
* Lieutenant General Angus Watt CMM CD, Chief of the Air Staff Royal Canadian Air Force

For the conference in 2008:
* Attendance fees have been frozen at the 2007 rate
* the programme has been extended into the afternoon of the second day
* A Delegates’ Dinner is planned for the evening of 7th May, taking place in the Banqueting House

Apr 08. UAS 2008 Conference & Exhibition – Paris, France – 10-12 June 2008

The 10th edition of this international conference, Europe’s largest UAS event, will this year focus on:
– Regulatory issues for all classes of UAS;
– Light UAS (<150 kg); - Non-military UAS applications (governmental, sci

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