Main Day 2 - Navy Innovation and International Focus

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration and Morning Networking

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CNATRA – Update on the Latest in Naval Aviator Training and Avenger Program

Captain Kevin Delano - Director, Avenger Program, Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

The Navy has many unique needs and roles on the battlefield, and their flight training must be flexible to be able to execute their numerous functions. This session will look at how CNATRA engages in Naval Aviator Training across numerous different aircraft and six different training pipelines. It will also give and update on the Avenger program, the Navy’s answer to the USAF’s Pilot Training Next, which is taking advantage of the latest simulator, VR, AR and AI technologies, all with a goal of reducing total training time training down to 18 months. 

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Captain Kevin Delano

Director, Avenger Program
Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Leveraging the Navy’s Modelling and Simulation Capabilities for Flight Training

Captain Steve Hnatt - Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7), Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

• Examine the existing flight simulation and modelling tools at the Navy’s disposal

• Understand what the latest technologies are doing to improve flight training capabilities (Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and others)

• Engage in cost-benefit analysis to pinpoint what to improve and what a reasonable cost is for those improvements


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Captain Steve Hnatt

Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Training (N7)
Chief of Naval Air Training, US Navy

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Break

Industry and the government are often at odds with their needs and wants during the contracting process. How can relationships between contractors and the military be built and maintained effectively? This session will focus on strategies for effective communication and execution of contracting and delivery.

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Tom Quelly

Director, Business Development
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems

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Neil Allen

Director, Training Strategy & Solutions, AF/DoD, National Security Group
SAIC

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Examining Flight Training Capacities and Needs for Israel’s Defense

Brigadier General Amir Keren - Israeli Air Force Attaché to the United States, Israeli Air Force

Given its location and environment, Israel has flying challenges that are unique. This of course requires flying training that puts a premium on readiness for any situation. This session will look at how the centrality of readiness and operability drives the Israeli Air Force’s approach to flight training.  

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Brigadier General Amir Keren

Israeli Air Force Attaché to the United States
Israeli Air Force

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Driving Innovative Training Measures and Services to Increase RAF Pilot Competencies

Air Commodore James H. Hunter - Director, Flying Training, Royal Air Force

The challenges of developing next-generation flight training systems and processes present a challenge not only to the US Military, but to our International working partners as well. At this session, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about Royal Air Force air warfare support requirements across multiple operating domains.

 

- Addressing the changing nature of flight training: necessary next steps to meet next-generation capability

- Defining next-gen RAF training requirements to ensure advanced operational readiness

- Efforts to replace and update existing contracted services

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Air Commodore James H. Hunter

Director, Flying Training
Royal Air Force

This session will bring together representatives from the United States’ allies within NATO to discuss their unique needs for maintaining aircraft dominance within Europe, especially with regards to updating their toolkit with the latest training aircraft, simulators and live-virtual-connectors.

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Colonel Werner Theisen

Commander, German Air Force Tactical Training Command
Sheppard Air Force Base

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Major Michael Rosenquist

Head of Flight Safety and Military Flight Training System PM
Swedish Air Force