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SAE Media Group is proud to present the 6th Airborne ISR conference to be held in London on the 20th and 21st October 2021.

Airborne ISR continues to be an incredibly important capability for militaries. Effective ISR enables kinetic assets the resources they need to be effective on the battlefield. Perhaps more than this, ISR is an extremely capable deterrent in its own right and modern dissemination technology and techniques enables forces to deal with threats before they can cause harm.

SAE Media Group's 6th Annual Airborne ISR Conference seeks to cover in detail Maritime Patrol, Data Dissemination, UAV Technology, International Surveillance Cooperation, AWACS, 5th Generation ISR, Industrial Engagement, and Threat Evolution. 

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Hear the latest developments from leading international programmes from maritime and land domains

Discuss how nations are adopting and adapting technology to gain greater intelligence resolution

Explore how nations are engaging with on-another to disseminate and analyse information 

• Attend a conference where you can meet and network with leading programme managers

• Understand how nations are adopting systems and technologies to secure information and decision dominance

2xcel Aviation; Airbus ; Airbus Defence And Space; Australian High Commission; BAE Systems; Contractor; Department of International Trade; Dept of Defense; Eclipse; Embassy of Ukraine; French Air Force; German Air Force; Hensoldt Sensors GmbH; High Commission of India; Horizon Technologies; Israeli MoD; Kroll-Computer; L3Harris Reconnaissance Mission Systems; Leonardo; Leonardo Company; Marshall Aerospace; Ministry of Defence,UK; National Air and Space Operations Centre; NATO ; NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAMPA); NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force; NATO HQ; NATO Industrial Action Group (NIAG); Nigerian Army; Plath GmbH; Portuguese Air Force; RAF High Wycombe ; RAF Waddington; Royal Canadian Air Force; Royal Singapore Air Force; Satcom Direct; Spacemetric; TNO; Transport Canada; UAE GHQ; United States Air Force;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:45 SMi Group Welcome Address

Mr Jack Overell

Mr Jack Overell, Senior Conference Producer/Project Lead US Defence Events, SMi Group Ltd

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor

Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, MDI Capability, Leonardo UK Ltd
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9:00 Supporting US and Allied Naval Operations Through Effective Airborne ISR Capabilities

Captain (N) Timothy Thompson

Captain (N) Timothy Thompson, Commodore Task Force SIX SEVEN, US Navy
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  • The role of Task Force 67 and its land-based Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) duties
  • ISR and MPRA priorities for the 6th Fleet’s when operating in the European and African theatres
  • Overview of CTF-67’s ISR platforms, the P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton
  • A look at the path ahead for CTF-67 and the 6th Fleet
  • 9:40 Turning Airborne ISR into All-Domain Operations (ADO)

    Colonel Gianmarco Di Loreto

    Colonel Gianmarco Di Loreto, Vice Head, General Planning and Transformation Office, Aerospace Planning Department, Italian Air Force
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  • Current and future capabilities from the middle of the Mediterranean
  • Lessons identified from operating in the three flanks
  • Identifying challenges: terabytes of unprocessed data or top-notch pieces of info?
  • 10:20 Sensor Capability Insertion for Cost Effective, Multi-Domain ISR - Every Platform a Sensor

  • Advanced capabilities to meet multi-domain ISR demands at a fraction of traditional cost
  • Enabling assured ISR delivery at both the strategic and tactical level
  • Straightforward installations, highly reliable and sustainable through life
  • Mr David Shaw

    Mr David Shaw, Campaign Manager, Leonardo
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    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Breakthrough in Multi-Domain Operations and Airspace Integration of the MALE RPAS SeaGuardian

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
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  • MQ-9B ready to operate in civilian airspace iso Mil and outside Mod ops
  • Multidomain capabilities’ collection is enhancing current and future operations
  • MQ-9B is the perfect supplement of traditional air, sea and Land platform to ensure cost effective persistent collection
  • 12:10 Evaluating the Ability of the Airspace Surveillance and Control Command to Provide Support to Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Antanas Matutis

    Lieutenant Colonel Antanas Matutis, Air Base Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
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    • Providing ISR capabilities on NATOs contested Eastern flank
    • The importance of the NATO Air-Policing Mission in providing accurate information to national and multinational forces
    • The challenges to operating in a small-scale air force and the importance of shared contributions

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Enhancing RAF ISR Capabilities through the Acquisition of New Platforms and the Upgrade of Existing Systems

  • Overview of the current RAF ISR Fleet, including the Sentry, Reaper and Sentinel
  • Progress made in the development of Protector RG Mk1 and extending RAF ISR capabilities
  • Innovation and future developments for the UK’s ISTAR Fleet
  • Air Commodore Nicholas Hay

    Air Commodore Nicholas Hay, ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force
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    Group Captain James Beldon

    Group Captain James Beldon, ISTAR Force Deputy Commander, Royal Air Force
    View Bio

    14:30 Airbus: UAS technology for Airborne ISR

  • Presenting Airbus UAS Small Tactical and Zephyr capabilities for ISR operations
  • How advanced, autonomous technology can support the future of Airborne ISR capabilities
  • Introducing ultra-persistent ISR from the Stratosphere
  • Ms Hayley Waterton

    Ms Hayley Waterton, Sales Business Officer, Airbus Defence & Space
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    Mr Peter Grogan

    Mr Peter Grogan, KAM Stratcom, Airbus Defence & Space
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    15:10 Panel Debate: Industry Development of Next Generation ISR Concepts

  • Examples of innovation of next-generation ISR concepts - what advances are driving change?
  • Key priorities for industry and military in the development of Airborne ISR capabilities
  • Working with military partners to test and evaluate emerging ISR concepts
  • How could industry work better with military partners to provide enhanced services and solutions?
  • Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, MDI Capability, Leonardo UK Ltd
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    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
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    Mr Paul Page

    Mr Paul Page, Technical Sales Director, Honeywell Aerospace
    View Bio

    Mr David Shaw

    Mr David Shaw, Campaign Manager, Leonardo
    View Bio

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Near-Peer Competition: Focused Collect & Data Driven Reconnaissance

  • Focused Collect & Agile Combat Employment
  • Those with the best algorithms win
  • The path ahead for the 9 RW
  • Colonel Jason Eckberg

    Colonel Jason Eckberg, Vice Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing (ACC), US Air Force
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    17:00 Integrating Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) into the US Navy for Wider ISR Capabilities at Sea

    Captain (N) Thomas Lansley

    Captain (N) Thomas Lansley, PMA-266 Director of Navy Programs, NAVAIR, US Navy
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    • Introducing the MQ-8C Fire Scout into Naval operations for superior over-the-horizon targeting capabilities
    • Combining rotary and unmanned capabilities for optimal effectiveness
    • The future of naval ISR through the greater exploitation of unmanned platform potential across the fleet

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, MDI Capability, Leonardo UK Ltd
    View Bio

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, MDI Capability, Leonardo UK Ltd
    View Bio

    9:00 Analysing the Uplifts Gained from the NATO AWACS Final Lifetime Extension Programme (FLEP)

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley

    Lieutenant Colonel Jens Mieckley, Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA , NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAPMA)
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  • The role of the NATO AWACS in providing Joint Intelligences, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities
  • Ensuring operability of the AWACS fleet through the FLEP
  • Key features and drivers of the FLEP and the advantages gained from these


  • 9:40 Assessing the Ability of 51 Tactical Air Wing to Provide Live ISR Capabilities to Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Deputy Commander, Tactical Air Wing 51, German Air Force
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  • Supporting German and multinational personnel through manned and unmanned imaging and signal capturing airborne reconnaissance
  • Operating in a degraded environment and maintaining the flow of information
  • The future of airborne ISR and ensuring unmanned operators receive sufficient training
  • 10:20 The Move to Future ISR Platforms: Integrating the E-7 Wedgetail Into RAF Operations for Enhanced Capabilities

    • Overview of the E-7 Wedgetail and its capabilities
    • Preparing for the RAF E-7 to enter service
    • Overcoming the potential challenges faced when integrating a new platform

    Squadron Leader Andrew Armstrong

    Squadron Leader Andrew Armstrong, E-7 Wedgetail AEW Mk1 Requirements Manager, Royal Air Force
    View Bio

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Increased Mission Scope and Improved Mission Success with Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity

    Mr Paul Page

    Mr Paul Page, Technical Sales Director, Honeywell Aerospace
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  • The need for Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity in military environments
  • Challenges in today’s operations
  • Use cases for connectivity – ISR mission focused
  • Honeywell Beyond Visual Line of Sight Connectivity solutions – value proposition
  • 12:10 Assessing the Airborne ISR Capabilities of the Portuguese Air Force

    Captain Tiago Côrte-Real Rêgo Andrade

    Captain Tiago Côrte-Real Rêgo Andrade, Head of Tactics and Operational Procedures, 601 Squadron, Portuguese Air Force
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    • Optimising legacy platforms for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness
    • Maintaining a comprehensive maritime domain awareness and combining operational priorities for maximum operational capacity
    • The challenges to coordinating multidomain naval airborne ISR
    • The future of airborne ISR in the Portuguese Air Force

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 From Data Gathering to Decision Making

    Mr Nicola Toniazzi

    Mr Nicola Toniazzi, Head of Product Sales Support & Partnership - Airborne Systems, Leonardo
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  • The impact of airborne sensors evolution in the data gathering
  • How to exploit valuable information from plenty of data
  • Sharing information to support decision making
  • 14:30 Moving from Data to Information to Enhance USAF Decision-Making Capabilities

    Dr Qing Wu

    Dr Qing Wu, Senior Scientist for Processing and Exploitation, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States Air Force
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  • In USAF and USSF missions, the exponential growth of data demands advanced data analysis capabilities with higher processing performance, lower energy dissipation, and better system scalability
  • The need to successfully conduct mission operations requires size-weight-and-power (SWaP) efficient embedded high performance computing and edge AI capabilities, which can autonomously detect and classify targets, predict threats, recognize complex events, understand natural language, and perform cognitive reasoning to enable robust decision making
  • AFRL scientists and engineers are researching, developing, testing, evaluating and fielding novel edge computing technologies and edge AI-as-a-service capabilities in different platforms and systems to provide USAF and USSF with information and decision superiority in all domains
  • This AFRL research emphasis led to number of programs and projects that are structured around quickly delivering emerging capabilities now, as well as continuously advancing technologies for the future
  • 15:10 The Role of AI and Automation in Airborne Imagery Analysis to Provide Real-Time Intelligence

  • How does automatic detection of objects and events in airborne imagery work?
  • The role of AI, possibilities for machine learning, new AI techniques
  • Automatic interpretation of data: moving from data to information to intelligence
  • The role of edge computing for ISR
  • Mr Pieter Elands

    Mr Pieter Elands, Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging Expertise Group, TNO
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    Major Antonie Franken

    Major Antonie Franken, A2 RNLAF NASOC and Head of RNLAF ISR-D, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    View Bio

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Unified Vision and its Role in Improving NATO’s Multinational JISR Interoperability

    Mr Rob Munday

    Mr Rob Munday, UV20 Deputy Event Manager, BICES Group Executive, NATO HQ
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    • NATO JISR Capability Development Strategy
    • Alliance JISR Improvements through testing, trials and evaluation
    • Where does Unified Vision fit in the JISR capability development continuum?
    • What next?

    17:00 Creating Intelligent Solutions for the Improved Accuracy and Efficiency of Data Harvesting, Analysis and Dissemination

    Dr Wolfgang Koch

    Dr Wolfgang Koch, Head of Sensor Data and Information Fusion, Fraunhofer FKIE
    View Bio

  • Artificial Intelligence, Technical Autonomy
  • Data-driven and Model-based Algorithms
  • Data Integrity, Blind Spots, Artifacts, Trust
  • Resposible Use, Ethically Aligned C5ISTAR
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor

    Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, MDI Capability, Leonardo UK Ltd
    View Bio


    ISTAR Force Commander
    Royal Air Force
    PMA-266 Director of Navy Programs, NAVAIR
    US Navy
    Commodore Task Force SIX SEVEN
    US Navy
    Head of Tactics and Operational Procedures, 601 Squadron
    Portuguese Air Force
    Vice Head, General Planning and Transformation Office, Aerospace Planning Department
    Italian Air Force
    Vice Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing (ACC)
    US Air Force
    Vice Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing (ACC)
    US Air Force
    Senior Scientist for Processing and Exploitation, Air Force Research Laboratory
    United States Air Force
    Head of Sensor Data and Information Fusion
    Fraunhofer FKIE
    MDI Capability
    Leonardo UK Ltd
    ISTAR Force Deputy Commander
    Royal Air Force
    Air Base Commander
    Lithuanian Air Force
    Executive Officer to the General Manager of NAPMA
    NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAPMA)
    Deputy Commander, Tactical Air Wing 51
    German Air Force
    A2 RNLAF NASOC and Head of RNLAF ISR-D
    Royal Netherlands Air Force
    GA-ASI Europe Regional Director
    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
    Campaign Manager
    Senior Conference Producer/Project Lead US Defence Events
    SMi Group Ltd
    Head of Product Sales Support & Partnership - Airborne Systems
    Technical Sales Director
    Honeywell Aerospace
    KAM Stratcom
    Airbus Defence & Space
    Programme Manager, Intelligent Imaging Expertise Group
    UV20 Deputy Event Manager, BICES Group Executive
    Sales Business Officer
    Airbus Defence & Space
    E-7 Wedgetail AEW Mk1 Requirements Manager
    Royal Air Force

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Airborne ISR 2021 Brochure


    Preliminary Attendee List (As of 13.10.2021)


    Airborne ISR 2021 Short Programme


    Airborne ISR 2021 Full Programme


    Interview with Captain Tiago Côrte Real Rêgo Andrade, Portuguese Air Force


    Interview with Conference Chair: Group Captain (Ret.) Paul J. Taylor, Leonardo UK


    Interview with Mr Pieter Elands, TNO


    Interview with Dr Qing Wu, U.S. Air Force


    Interview with Captain Tiago Andrade, Portuguese Air Force


    Interview with Captain (N) Timothy Thompson, US Navy


    Interview with Dr Wolfgang Koch, Fraunhofer FKIE


    Speaker Line-up and Biographies


    Past Attendee List


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

    Gold Sponsor

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®, Reaper® and Gray Eagle UAS programs of record and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight, enabling situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.


    Gold Sponsor

    Leonardo is a world player in Helicopters, Aeronautics, Electronics, Defence & Security Systems and develops from advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.

    Leonardo is a leader in real-time and remote sensing delivering capability that provides military forces globally with timely information superiority and situational awareness. Leonardo provides airborne solutions that range from components through to full ISR/ISTAR, airborne sensors and effectors.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The future of autonomous flight – certifiable, safe and secure – begins with Airbus. The company’s heritage in manned flight is leveraged to supply robust, dependable unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Airbus has supported military forces for nearly a decade with unmatched performance. We ensure higher flexibility and dynamic reactivity to real-time situational change, providing a holistic response to threats. Unmanned Aircraft Systems and solutions for military and civil use. Enhancing defence power through information superiority.


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    ISR is a very wide and diverse career area covering Aerospace, Airborne, Land-based, Maritime and Subsea areas. We aim to build an exclusive ISR community where employers requiring these unique skillsets can find top-notch, highly skilled candidates.

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Founded in 1993, Phase One is a pioneer of digital photography. Phase One has developed core imaging technologies and a range of digital cameras and imaging modules. Phase One provides the world’s highest image quality in terms of resolution, dynamic range, color fidelity and geometric accuracy. As such, Phase One has grown to become the leading provider of high-end imaging technology across many business segments. This includes both hardware and software for aerial mapping, industrial inspection, cultural heritage digitization and defense & space, as well as serving the world’s most demanding photographers.

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    RoboticsTomorrow.com is an Online Trade Magazine featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Industrial Automation, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicle industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


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    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


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    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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