Brazilian Air Force Chief of Staff and UK Minister for Defence Equipment and Support to Lead at International Fighter Conference in London
LONDON, August 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Defence IQ confirmed that the Brazilian Air Force’s Chief of Staff, General Aprigio
Eduardo de Moura Azevedo, will lead an exclusive presentation at the International Fighter
meeting, taking place 6-8 November 2012 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.
General Azevedo will present a session entitled “Enhancing the Operational Capability
of the Brazilian Air Force,” joined by keynote speaker Minister Peter Luff MP, Minister
for Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD, who will provide attendees with an update on
current plans for the UK’s F-35 Programme.
The International Fighter meeting comes at a critical time for air power
professionals. With fighter jet updates hitting recent headlines – most notably for the
first handover of the Joint Strike Fighter to an international partner – the jet fighter
community is abuzz with debates including potential export of outgoing platforms and the
prioritisation of upgrades. These topics, as well as fighter sustainability, life cycle
maintenance, air weapons integration and avionics upgrades, will be addressed at the event
during sessions, round tables and interactive speaker panels.
“I enjoyed the honesty from the other Air Forces operators on their capabilities and
what they had on their wish list of potential upgrades and functionality,” stated
Lieutenant Colonel Musa Mbhokota, of the South African Air Force during a previous Fighter
conference. “The panel discussions were very open and informative on current and future
Air Power matters.”
Both General Azevedo and Minister Peter Luff MP will be part of this year’s
international speaker faculty, which is comprised of Chiefs, Commanders and Heads of Air
Forces from Nigeria, Malaysia, the US, Bulgaria, Romania, the UK, Canada, France,
Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Turkey. The event, known as the forum for the jet fighter
community, consists of a 2-day main conference, 2 pre-conference focus days on Precision
Air Weapons and Electronic Warfare, as well as a gala dinner for attendees.
Air platform manufacturers Raytheon, Boeing, Saab and Eurofighter are joined by the
Swedish FMV’s Vidsel Test Range and Elettronica as official event partners.
Complete event details are online at http://www.international-fighter.com.
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