The Eighth National Security Conference



 Air Power Challenges in a Changing Strategic Environment

 Tuesday, May 22nd


Conference Summary Article

Links to records of the lectures mark ORANGE

 Picture from the conference


07:45 Gathering




A Musical Interlude by students of Herzliya Conservatory of music


Opening Remarks


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


Session I - The Geopolitical Context


Critical Choices for Israel's Grand Strategy

Prof. Uzi Arad, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), formerly the National Security Advisor to the PM and Head of the National Security Council


Strategic Changes and the Challenges of Force Employment
Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, former Head of the Strategic Planning Division, IDF


Session II - Revival of the Symmetric Conflict – Part A

Chairman: Tal Inbar, Head of Space and UAV Research Center, Fisher Institute


Strategic and Operational Challenges
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, Director, Institute for National Security Studies, former Cheif of Defence Intelligence

11:05  Break




Session II - Revival of the Symmetric Conflict – Part B
Chairman: Tal Inbar, Head of Space and UAV Research Center, Fisher Institute


F – 35 in the Symmetric conflict
Stephen O'Bryan, Vice President, F-35 Business Development and Customer Engagement, L
ockheed Martin, USA


Air to Air Advanced Missiles
Dr. Hermelin Solo , R&D Chief EngineerAir to Air & Air Defense Directorate, RAFAEL


Double-Digit or Double-Bluff? - Russian state-of- the- art Ground-based Air Defense
Thomas Withington, defence and aviation journalist and consoltant, France


An Integrated Sky Picture in a Multi-target and Multi-Sensor Era
Dr. Uri Degen, VP Ness STG division manager


12:50 Lunch




Session III - Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya
Chairman: Brig. Gen (ret.) Ephraim Segoli, Head of Airpower and the Asymmetric Conflict,  Fisher Institute 


"Unified Protector, Unified Approach? " An examination of NATO's execution of strategic and operational concepts during the 2011 intervention in Libya .  
Thomas Withington, defence and aviation journalist and consoltant,  France


The Operation's Implications on the Israeli Air Force
Dr. Col. (ret.) Robert Owen, Department of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA


15:05 The New Middle East
Prof. Uzi Rabi, Director of Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Easter and African Studies in Tel Aviv University






Session ıν -  Long Range Operations
Chairman: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gideon Sheffer, Executive Vice President Strategic Planning Business Development Israel, Elbit Systems

Strategic and Operational Challenges
Maj. Gen. Eitan Ben Eliahu, former IAF Commander


The V 22 Contribution to Long Range Operations
Lt. Col. Nimrod, Head of Helicopters & Special Forces Branch, Operational Requirements Department IAF


The Contribution of Space to Long Range Operations
Opher Doron, General Manager, MBT, IAI


UAV's 2030 - Where are we Heading ?

Col. (res.) Alex Gan, Consultant, Gan Consulting 



Overview Lecture 

Maj. Gen. Hagi Topolanski, Chief of Air Staff




Closing remarks
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Herzle Bodinger, Chairman of the Fisher Institute

Date 22/05/2012 08:00 18:00
Organizer Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ephraim Segoli , Mrs. Shany Niv Palmon
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