Military Airlift 2013
Delivering Greater Strategic and Tactical Airlift Capabilities through Pooling and Sharing
With the growing operational demands from our global combat forces and an uncertain operational environment, it is imperative that our strategic and tactical airlift capabilities are optimal to project our forces to distant theatres in a short period of time.
Now in its tenth year, Defence IQ is proud to announce that Military Airlift 2013 will take place at Melsbroek Air Base, Belgium in cooperation with the 15th Air Transport Wing from the Belgian Air Component, who is celebrating 65 years of their existence as well as 40 years of operational service of the C-130 and Falcon DA-20 fleet.
This year we will focus on pooling and sharing (smart defence) as well as providing you with a comprehensive update on the current state of nations’ strategic and tactical airlift capabilities. Including fixed-wing systems providing you with a holistic overview from our most-comprehensive speaker panel to date on the key challenges they face from the frontline providing you with operational feedback from key international operations abroad such as Afghanistan, Mali and Greenland.
Military Airlift 2013 will offer you the opportunity to:
- Understand what the latest and future strategic plans to expand pooling and sharing programmes between nations to address the current growing airlift capability gap from different perspectives such as NATO, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy
- Discover new partnerships with military and non-military organisations to develop together new innovative solutions for key challenges such as avionic upgrades, air-air communications, defensive countermeasures and refuelling in-flight in an increasingly cost conscious environment
- Get the latest developments from the frontline into the withdrawal of airlift equipment from Afghanistan exploring key challenges such as high demand on limited airlift assets and balancing resources for urgent operational needs. Learn how you organisation can assist in the withdrawal?