Joint Air and Space Power Conference 2023

Panel 4

Improving sustainability of NATO Joint Air & Space Power

NATO’s support for Ukraine’s defence against Russian aggression has clearly demonstrated the importance of logistics, industrial capacity for weapons, spare parts, and ammunition, as well as functioning supply chains across national borders in times of conflict. The final panel shall discuss how to improve these aspects in support of an effective and collective defence effort and should elaborate on the military, industrial, and political responsiveness if NATO has to follow its Article 5 commitments.

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Transparent Stakeholder and Multinational Collaboration

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Defining the ‘Domain’ in Multi-Domain

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Brigadier General

Xavier Foissey

French Air Force
Deputy Director of the European Air Group
He is currently the Deputy Director of the European Air Group since 2022 at RAF High Wycombe in the UK. He has taken part in Op LICORNE, Op EUFOR and Op BARKHANE and has 3,500 flying hours and 66 Operational Sorties completed.

Harald Mannheim

Airbus Defence & Space
Managing Director at Airbus Defence & Space
Harald Mannheim is Managing Director of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH. Additionally, since July 2022, Harald is the Head of Connected Intelligence Germany and represents all Connected Intelligence activities towards the German authorities.
Major General

Dariusz Ryczkowski

Polish Air Force
Deputy Commander Joint Support and Enabling Command
Major General Ryczkowski dedicated 15 years of his military career to the Polish Air Forces where he served as an engineer and senior specialist and assumed his role as Deputy Commander of the Joint Support and Enabling Command 1 June 2021.
Major General

Cezary Wiśniewski

Polish Air Force
Deputy General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces
Maj Gen Wiśniewski represented the Polish defence interests as the Defence, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, USA. In 2021, he assumed the role of General Command Deputy Commander.

Dirk Zimper

Director Future Systems at MBDA
In 2022 Dr Zimper was appointed as Member of the Board and Director Future Systems of MBDA Germany. He supervises all activities within the field of laser technologies, new air defence concepts & technologies, hypersonics, unmanned systems as well as emerging and disruptive technologies.


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