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International Fighter USA Event Guide

International Fighter USA Event Guide

International Fighter USA originated as a result of the current challenges the U.S. and allies are facing in the aerospace field; as an inaugural summit on U.S. soil, it will cover the imperative topics regarding the international efforts and cooperation to maintain global stability through aerospace dominance and technological superiority.

The summit will address those issues by bringing together global allies, leading decision makers, commanders and professionals to discuss:

  • Multi-player & multi-generational operations in a complex battlefield
  • Implementation of 5th generation fighter jets
  • Technologies needed to bridge the generational gaps
  • Vision for the 6th generation fighter jet

International Fighter USA Registration Form

International Fighter USA Registration Form

Registration for the International Fighter USA Summit is easier than ever. Just download this registration form and send it to idga@idga.org with the subject line IFUSA Registration.

Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

Who can you expect to meet and learn from this July at International Fighter? Download our anticipated attendee list to find out.

Justify Your Attendance

Justify Your Attendance

Download our customizable "Dear Boss" Letter to get a head start on securing your approval to International Fighter 2019!

The FCAS Program and the Future of European Air Combat Capabilities

The FCAS Program and the Future of European Air Combat Capabilities

The Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a collaborative project between Dassault and Airbus, aims to redefine air combat capabilities in Europe. Much more than a fighter aircraft, it is to be a system of systems, a fleet of manned and unmanned systems combined to dominate the airspace in the battlespace of the future.

Last Fall, we had the opportunity to gain exclusive insight about this project from Bruno Fichefeux, Head of Future Combat Air Systems at Airbus Defence and Space. He discusses the overall vision of the project to operate in a post2035 environment, its next key landmarks, how the system will operate with existing fleets and how industry collaboration will make this project a reality. 

2019 World Fighter Program and Requirements

2019 World Fighter Program and Requirements

Download this comprehensive, global report of ongoing programs and future requirements including countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Bangladesh and Malaysia, and more!

Set to be worth $249.3 billion between 2018 and 2027, the global fighter aircraft market is expanding and will account for the production of 3,243 aircraft during that time frame. In the current contested, information-centric and multi-domain operating environment, the focus for fighters is on information, which in no small part will determine the outcome of the future fight. 

Fast Track Packet

Fast Track Packet

Everything you need to secure approval to attend International Fighter 2019! This packet includes:

  • The Anticipated Attendee List
  • Dear Boss Letter
  • Registration Form
Defense 2020: Predictions and New Technologies

Defense 2020: Predictions and New Technologies

Similar to many other sectors, the lead up to 2020 will be shaped by increasing digitization. From increasing risk of peer conflict to the rise of urban warfare, and increasing great power competition, the defense sector faces many challenges that must be approached responsibly. Indeed, government, industry and the military must collaborate to deliver meaningful change to ensure that overmatch is maintained in all areas, over potential adversaries.

Defence iQ asked industry stakeholders and thoughts leaders about the upcoming trends, developments to look out for and bold predictions. From worsening relations with Russia to the anti-drone conundrum, and even the applicability of neuroscience in the context of defense. 

Sections include:

  • Great Power Rivalry: Key Missile and Hypersonic Missile Trends
  • Increasing Usage of Augmented Reality and Simulated Training
  • Modernization of the US Armed Forces
  • Artificial Intelligence and Behavior Mapping
  • Advancements in Anti-Drone Technology
Bridging the Gap Between the 5th and 6th Generation Fighters

Bridging the Gap Between the 5th and 6th Generation Fighters

Highlights from the FY2020 Air Force Budget! The U.S. Air Force is requesting $165.6 billion in fiscal 2020, an increase of about $10 billion more than FY19 that the service intends to use to advance readiness as well as spearhead technology development. Out of this budget, $57.7 billion will be used to procure a wide array of aircraft and solutions needed to ensure air dominance for the foreseeable future.

In addition, a considerable amount, roughly $15 billion will be invested in expanding, modifying and complimenting their 5th generation fighter. Though experts expect the 6th generation of fighters to start replacing F-35s as early as 2030, the budget numbers listed in this infographic re-affirm the Air Force’s commitment to 5th generation fighters. Download this USAF fighter budget at-a-glance to find out exactly where the Air Force plans to invest their procurement budget in 2020 and how these investments, as well as those in R&D, will help close the gap between the 6th and 5th generation fighters.

Provides an overview of:

  • 5th generation fighter acquisitions and upgrades 
  • The Block 4 Modernization Program
  • Penetrating Counter Air Program
  • 6th generation fighter R&D
What Will the 6th Generation Fighter Look Like?

What Will the 6th Generation Fighter Look Like?

Though the 5th generation of fighters have yet to be fully deployed, the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Navy (USN) are already hard at work developing the 6th generation of fighters under, respectively, the ‘Penetrating Counter-Air' and FA-XX programs. As of now, they expect to begin fielding the 6th generation fighter as early as 2025-2030 and Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, and Northrop-Grumman have already unveiled sixth-generation concepts.

Though a number of hardware and equipment upgrades are expected, the true differentiator between the 5th and 6th generation fighter will be software. Paradigm-changing air-fighter technologies such as autonomous systems, AI and accelerated real-time analytics could potentially revolutionize warfare as we know it. As one of our keynote speakers, Lt. Gen. (R) David Deptula explained to War Maven, “We are moving into a future where aircraft need to be looked at as not just elements of their own, but as a system of information nodes - sensor - shooter - effectors. It is about creating an entire system of systems that is self-forming and self-healing with a greater degree of awareness than an adversary can achieve, and a much greater degree of survivability.”

To give you a glimpse into the future of air dominance, we highlighted some of the key capabilities and features expected to define the 6th generation fighter in this infographic.

International Fighter USA Current Attendee Snapshot

International Fighter USA Current Attendee Snapshot

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our 2019 Attendee Snapshot. Contact us today and find out more on how to join this list! Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Katrina.Savarino@iqpc.com to receive your copy via email.