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Confirmed keynote speakers include the UK Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Gavin Williamson MP, and Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of the Air Staff.
The conference will be split into four sessions, divided across four key themes:
Theme 1: ‘The Utility of Air and Space Power in Sub-Threshold and ‘Grey Zone’ Scenarios’ will examine the complex geopolitical landscape and the rise of unfriendly activity across a range of domains that falls below the threshold of actual conflict or direct military action. This theme will focus on how air, space and cyber technologies can be utilised and protected in an ever-widening spectrum of strategic competition.
Theme 2: ‘Emerging Technology and Innovation: New Ways of Delivering Air and Space Power’ will offer military and industry perspectives on the direction of travel for future air and space applications, equipment and doctrine. The ability to seamlessly exploit and safeguard the air and space domains is essential to maximising the effectiveness of emerging technologies and concepts.
Theme 3: ‘Developing Our People: The Challenge and the Opportunity’ will draw on best practice from international allies and partners to examine how air and space commanders can best be prepared to meet the challenges of a future partially defined by multi-domain operations.
Theme 4: ‘Collective Approaches to Multi-Domain Operations’ will explore how harnessing capabilities across all domains will be key to gaining decisive advantage, whether acting independently or in a Joint, Allied or Coalition context. The RAF’s recent re-formation of Number 11 Group as a dedicated Multi-Domain Operations Group reflects its commitment to achieving seamless command, control and execution across environmental boundaries. This session will include perspectives from the Joint arena and international partners.
Wednesday 17th July (Day 1)
Thursday 18th July (Day 2)