International Fighter Conference

  • November 12-14, 2019
  • Berlin, Germany


The International Fighter Conference 2019 returns to Berlin to discuss the future of Combat Air Power across the spectrum of operations. The utility of Combat Air, air-integration into multi-domain operations, and continuing interest in both next generation and light attack platforms calls for a broad range of discussion suited to the 250 attendees that gather each year from both large and small air forces alike.

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Investment in expensive high-end platforms needs to be balanced with a requirement for platforms adept and efficient in low-intensity conflict. What is consistent is that information and connectivity is at the heart of operations. This year's wide-ranging programme uniquely covers the key and emerging issues related to airpower delivery for military leaders and industry. Over the few conference days, we will exchange perspectives and gain insights towards meeting the challenges of operations now and in the future, addressing integration of next generation assets with existing platforms, light attack aircraft, electro-magnetic spectrum dominance, cyber integration, advanced training, LVC, cost-effective capability development, disruptive technologies and mission planning. The next generation programmes, including FCAS, Tempest, and F-X will be discussed and will provide an incredible opportunity to revolutionise airpower delivery and open the door for international opportunities.

The conference format runs 12-14 November with the 14 November comprising a day of focus sessions: a dedicated morning for smaller air forces to examine the Ford vs. Ferrari debate and a focus afternoon, evaluating the role of disruptive technologies in future airpower delivery.

Top 4 Reasons to Attend IFC:

  • Define a light attack blueprint which can support the delivery of decisive air-ground capability in the permissive operating environment
  • Integrate cyber, EW and the electromagnetic spectrum to sustain the operational edge in a contested battlespace
  • Optimise the management and fusion of data to support the attainment of information dominance for air operations and the joint force
  • Improve the training model by blending live and synthetic approaches, and support rapid and effective decision-making for the data-age pilot

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2019 Co-Chairmen

  • General (Retd.) Frank Gorenc, Former Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, NATO Allied Air Command
  • Lieutenant General (Retd.) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, Former Commander, German Air Force

Early Confirmed Speakers 2019

  • Air Chief Marshal Incoming Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Thai Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Rozzano Briguez, Commanding General, Philippine Air Force
  • Lieutenant General-select David Nahom, Incoming Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, US Air Force
  • Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew CBE, Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force HQ
  • Lieutenant General Vasyl Chernenko, Commander Southern Air Command, Ukrainian Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Ruben C. Garcia Servert, Commander, NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Torrejon
  • Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Chris Bogdan, Former PEO F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, US Air Force
  • Air Marshal (Ret'd) Graham Stacey KBE CB, Former Chief of Staff, NATO Allied Command Transformation
  • Major General Jean-Pascal Breton, Programme Lead FCAS, French Air Force
  • Major General Kevin A. Huyck, Directorate of Operations (ACC/A3), US Air Combat Command
  • Major General Craig D. Wills, Commander, 19th Air Force, U.S. Air Force
  • Major General Dato' Muhamad Norazlan bin Aris, Chief of Staff Air Operation Command Headquarters, Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Major General Augusto Cesar, Wing 5 Commander, Brazilian Air Force
  • Major General Mario Colaizzo, General Director of Education, Argentine Air Force
  • Brigadier General Javier Rene Barrientos Alvarado, Commander, Honduran Air Force
  • Brigadier General Frederic Parisot, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force
  • Air Commodore Dan Storr OBE MSC, Head Combat Air Acquisition Programme, UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Leon-Antonio Maches Michavila, Head of Air Systems NAD, Directorate for Programmes, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General Ireneusz Nowak, Commander 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing, Polish Air Force
  • Brigadier General Robert G. Novotny, Commander 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, U.S. Air Force
  • Brigadier General Rupert Stadlhofer, Commander Airspace Surveillance Brigade, Austrian Air Force
  • Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas, Chief of Acquisitions Programme Section, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Dainius Guzas, Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
  • Colonel Nico Claessens, Chief Combat Capability, Belgian Air Component
  • Colonel Joerg Rauber, Staff Officer, German Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ido Arev, Head of Fighter Exercise Branch, Israeli Air Force
  • Dr. Michael Hayduk, Deputy Director, Information Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Anthony Tucker-Jones, Author, Former UK Intelligence
  • Confirmed Senior Representative, Representing Chief of Air Staff, Italian Air Force

Industry Speakers & Panelists

  • Bruno Fichefeux, Head of Future Combat Air System (FCAS), Airbus Defence & Space
  • Ernie Winston, Senior Manager Electronic Warfare Systems, Raytheon
  • Paolo Sanchietti, Corporate Senior EW Scientist, Elettronica Group
  • Seamus Flatley, Vice President, Business Development, IOMAX USA, Inc
  • Dr. Yu-Jiu Wang, Chairman & CEO, Tron Future Tech

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 16, 2019