Now in its sixth year, the International Airborne ISR & C2 Battle Management Conference has built a strong reputation among leaders from the Air and Intelligence communities who recognize the need to strengthen partnerships, share strategic objectives, and build trust and understanding in an effort to enhance global intelligence and command and control infrastructures across the air, space, and cyber domains.
Building on the success of our 2018 event, which brought together over 200 delegates to discuss the concepts of global reach and deterrence, next year’s conference will be themed around decision advantage for the full spectrum of conflict, with emphasis on the changing nature of the "OODA Loop" in a time of emerging disruptive technologies and the adoption of multidomain concepts of operation. This theme has the potential to address some significant gaps in understanding between government and industry and across global alliances about the future of C2ISR as we plan for the full spectrum of operational environments and high-end, peer conflict.
The emergence of major acquisition programs, from the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System, to the NATO Alliance Future Surveillance Programme, to the UK's new airborne early warning platform, highlights the continued need for and relevance of eye in the sky capabilities. This forum provides a platform to maintain global investment into strategic C2 and ISR capabilities to secure our decision advantage in peace, crisis, and conflict.