Symposium: The Transformation of European Airpower

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In 2015 the Danish Parliament will decide how to replace the Royal Danish Air Force's fleet of aging F-16's. To support political deliberation this symposium will discuss the experiences of other countries in the process of transforming airpower.

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8:15 - 8:45 Registration & Coffee
8:50 - 9:00 Greetings (Dr. Kristian Søby Kristensen, Centre for Military Studies)
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address (Lieutenant General Tom Jones, US Air Force)
9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address (Forrest E. Morgan, RAND Corporation)

9:35 - 11:05 Panel 1. United Kingdom & France
Dr. Philip Sabin (King's College London)
Dr. Peter Gray (University of Birmingham)
Dr. Christian Anrig (Swiss Air Force)
Colonel Bruno Mignot (French Air Force)

11:10 - 11:25 Coffee

11:30 - 13:00 Panel 2.The Netherlands & Norway
Colonel Bertil Van Geel (Royal Netherlands Air Force)
Lieutenant Colonel Dag Henriksen (Royal Norwegian Air Force)
Colonel Gjert Lage Dyndal (Royal Norwegian Air Force)

13:10 - 14:10 Lunch

14:15 - 15:40 Panel 3. Sweden & Denmark
Major Anders Wendel (Swedish Air Force)
Lieutenant Colonel Tommy Petersson (Swedish Air Force)
Dr. Gary Schaub (Centre for Military Studies)

15:45 - 16:00 Coffee

16:10 - 17:00 Panel 4. Airpower Past & Present
Air Commodore Frans Osinga (Royal Netherlands Air Force)
Colonel John Andreas Olsen (Royal Norwegian Air Force)
Lieutenant General (ret) Frederick Meulman (Royal Netherlands Air Force)

17:05 - 17:30 Concluding Remarks (Dr. Gary Schaub, Centre for Military Studies)

17:30 - 18:30 Reception


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This symposium was preceded by the symposium "The Transformation of American, Canadian and Danish Airpower" held on November 12. Read more information about the event.

CMS continued to explore the multinational context within which Denmark will replace its F-16 fleet in a follow-on symposium, "Integrating Innovative Airpower", in April 2015.