Air C4I

Venue: The Hatton

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2003
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One of the fastest growing areas of C4I is within the air-power sphere.

C4I systems support the command and control process. They provide access to information and allow commanders to make effective use of this information. In modern aerial warfare, advanced technology is essential for automating the collection, processing, dissemination and protection of this information. Airborne C4I systems are vital for planning, executing and sustaining aerial, joint & multinational operations.

Topics to be discussed at Air C4I 2003 include:
· C4I Integration – A Challenge For The 21st Century Air Force
· C4I in Military Airborne Operations
· C4I Implementation and Interoperability Challenges
· Evaluating the Impact of C4I on Mission Effectiveness
· Procurement Programs for New C4I Capabilities
· Advanced Technology for C4I Decision Making
· Air C4I Architecture

Key speakers from Air C4I 2002 included:
· Charles L Houston, Senior Acquisition Systems Analyst, SAF/AQII, HQ US Air Force
· Colonel Joseph Smyth, Program Director MC2A, US Air Force
· Colonel Catherine Bacon, Reserve Advisor to the Commander, Air Force Command & Control, Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Center
· Lieutenant Colonel Donald Hazelwood, Product Manager Army Airborne, Command and Control Systems, US Army
· Captain Bart van der Graaff, Officer Attached SAM & Ground Operations Division at Staff Tactical Air Force – HQ RNLAF, Royal Netherlands Air Force
· Richard O Bleau, System Program Director, Joint STARS Joint Program Office, US Air Force

Key delegates from Air C4I 2002 included:
· Lt Col John Koster, Product Manager, Aviation Mission Equipment, PEO Aviation, PM-AME
· Lt Col Keith Swenson, Action Officer, Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organisation
· Lt Cdr Per Bramming, Senior Research Officer, FOI
· Scott Hulett, Division Chief, International Program, US Air Force ESC/MAI
· Allen McKenzie, Chief, C2 Systems Design Branch, NATO C3 Agency
· Alain Clanet, Vice President, EADS Systems and Defence Electronics
· Matthew Copija, Senior Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
· Matther Opie, Project Manager, BAE SYSTEMS
· Cliff Johnson, Chief Technologist, L-3 Communications Systems
· Tormod Sveen, Program Manager, Thales Communications