Air Power and the Challenges of Israel

The Sixth Annual National Security Conference



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                     M o n d a y,  M a y 10th  2 0 1 0 


08:00          Gathering 


08:30          A musical interlude by the students of Herzliya
Conservatory of Music 


08:35          Opening Remarks
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, Head of the Fisher Institute 


08:50          Keynote Speaker – Air Power and the Strategic View
                    Lt. General (Ret.) Moshe (Bogi) Yaalon, Deputy Prime Minister
                     and Minister of Strategic Affairs 


09:35         Air Power Characteristics, Lessons, Challenges
                   Col. USAF (Ret.) Dr. Phillip S. Meilinger 




10:20          Developments of the Military Concepts of the Adversary
Brig. Gen. Itay Brun, Head of Dado Center for Interdisciplinary Thinking 


11:00           Break 


11:30            Conceptual Panel: Changes in the Nature of War - Warfare and the

                      Implications on Air Power 

                      Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Dr. Dov Tamari


                       War - Continuity in Change 

Dr. Colin S. Gray, Professor of International Politics and 

Strategic Studies, University of Reading, UK 


The Evolution of Modern Terror and the Challenges of Addressing this Phenomenon  

Dr. Boaz Ganor, Founder & Executive Director The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism and Deputy Dean, Lauder School of Government, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel 


13:00               Lunch 


14:00              Conceptual Panel: The IAF Challenges Facing the IAF  

Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Gen.) Avner Naveh 

Lt. Col. (Res.) Ron Tira, military writer and theorist 

Roni Ifrach, Project Initiation Manager, MLM, IAI 


15:00              Force Structuring – Priorities and Balances 

Chairman: General (Ret.) Chuck F. Wald, former deputy commander, US European Command 


The Future Combat of Manned Aircraft 

Stephen F. O'Bryan, Vice President, F-35 Business Development and Customer Engagement 



Uzi Rubin, CEO, Rubicon  



Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ran Carmeli, Head of air division, Aeronautics 


It is About Aircraft and Not Air Forces  

William Owen, military writer and theorist 


Tal Inbar, Head, Space & UAV Research Center, Fisher Institute 


17:30               Conclusion 



                     T u e s d a y,  M a y 11th  2 0 1 0 



08:00            Gathering 


08:30              A musical interlude by the students of Herzliya 

Conservatory of Music 


                       Opening Remarks 

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, Head of the Fisher Institute 


08:40              Conceptual Panel: 

Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Res.) Asaf Agmon, Head of the Fisher Institute 



Integration between Air – Land Powers 

Dr. David E. Johnson, Senior Political Scientist RAND Corporation 


Air Power and the Asymmetric Conflict 

Brig. Gen (Res.) Ephraim Segoli, Head of Airpower & Asymmetric 

Conflict Research Center, Fisher Institute 


Raphael Rudnik, researcher, Dado Center (IDF) and the Hebrew 

University of Jerusalem           


10:00              Annual Address by the IAF Commander 

Maj. General Ido Nechushtan 

                        Presenter: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Herzle Bodinger, President, RADA 


10:45               Break 


11:15               Technological Panel: 

Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Isaac Gat, CEO, Elisra 


Emerging Technologies  

Yair Ramati, VP marketing, IAI 


Technological Developments in Tactical Missilery  

Dr. Dan Peretz, Corp. VP for R&D and Business Development, IMI 



Shlomo Tsach, director advanced programs, IAI 


Command and Control (TBD) 


                        Air weapon Systems 

Yuval Miller, Director Air to Surface Systems, Missiles and NCW   Division,  RAFAEL 


13:40              Lunch 


14:40              Concluding Panel: 

Chairman: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry, Chairman, Fisher Institute 

Moderator: Lt. Colonel (Res.) Ron Ben Yishai, Defense & National Security, Commentator, Ynet 


General (Ret.) Herzle Bodinger, commander of the IAF 

Air Marshal (Ret.) Geoffrey David Shepherd, former Chief of the Air Force, RAAF 

General (Ret.) T. Michael Moseley, former Chief of Staff, USAF 

Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, former Chief of Air Staff, 

Indian Air Force 

General (Ret.) Chuck F. Wald, former deputy commander, 

US European Command 


17:00              Closing Remarks 

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Ivry, Chairman, Fisher Institute 


Date 10/05/2010 08:00 - 11/05/2010 18:00
Location IAF House
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