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Middle East Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MEISR 2010)

Middle East Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MEISR 2010)

January 11, 2010

Advanced ISR capabilities are critical to overcoming the prevalent and emerging defense and security challenges in the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf regions, where state and non-state actors and hostile interest groups are transforming theaters of operation. National and regional security in an increasingly politically volatile region is necessitating more capable surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, as well as integration within “system of systems” architectures to enable enhanced intelligence-sharing.

As a result, GCC defense and security establishments now have a heightened interest in ISR realms to meet critical emerging capability requirements. Technologies developing in unmanned systems, communications and surveillance satellites, surveillance radars, as well as network-centric data processing, dissemination and protection solutions are coming to the forefront of GCC procurement priorities.

Themed on “Integration and Data Fusion for Sustained Operations," the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) under the support of the UAE Ministry of Defense launched MEISR on January 11, 2010, at the Armed Forces Officers’ Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE. MEISR hosted a variety of distinguished speakers and security experts to analyze and discuss principal challenges, solutions and technologies within this rapidly advancing field.

Conference Program
08:20-08:55 Pre-Conference Registration
  Tea and coffee served to speakers and guests in pre-function area
08:55-09:00 Conference opens with brief welcome by Master of Ceremony
  Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA
09:00-09:05 Keynote Introductory Address
  Major General Khamees Salem Mohammad Al Mehrzy, Director Operations and Training, UAE Ministry of Defense
   
First Session
Chairman: Major General (Ret.) John Brooks, President, Northrop Grumman International Inc
09:05-09:30 Integrating ISR Capabilities with Command and Control Centers to Achieve Comprehensive Situational Awareness
  Lieutenant General Michael Hostage, Commander, U.S. Air Force Central Command
09:30-09:55 GCC Shared Early Warning: Reviewing the ‘Hizaam Al Taawun’ (HAT - Belt of Cooperation)
  General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain, Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense
09:55-10:20 Developing a System of Systems Approach to Support Joint Operations: Exploring Possibilities for Centralized Integration of Domain-Wide National ISR Assets
  Rear Admiral Jean Goursaud, Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, French Ministry of Defense
10:20-10:35 Panel Discussion
10:35-10:50 Tea & Coffee Break
   
Second Session
Chairman: General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain, Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense
10:50-11:15 Identifying the Key Communication, Coordination and Information Security Challenges
in Tri-Service Operations
  Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, ICT Advisor, UAE Centre of Excellence
11:15-11:40 Joint Integration of C4ISR
  General (Ret.) John Jumper, Former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
11:40-12:05 Striving for Affordable ISR Solutions
  Major General (Ret.) Larry Henry, Former Director of Requirements, U.S. Air Force
12:05-12:20 Panel Discussion
12:20-12:35 Tea & Coffee Break
   
Third Session
Chaired by: Dr. Theodore Karasik, Director of Research & Development, INEGMA
12:35-13:00 Joint ISR: The Italian Approach
  Brigadier General Nicola Gelao, Head of Military Intelligence, Italian Ministry of Defense
13:00-13:25 C4ISR - Integration Within National Strategic Framework
  Major General (Ret.) Abdullah Al-Sayed Al-Hashemi, Former Deputy Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense
13:25-13:40 Panel Discussion
13:40-13:45 Brief thank you statements by organizers and sponsor
   
13:45-15:00 Lunch
15:00 End of Conference
20:00 Gala Dinner
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Presentations

Lieutenant General Michael Hostage
Commander, U.S. Air Force Central Command
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General (Ret.) Khaled Abdullah Al Bu-Ainnain
Former Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense
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Rear Admiral Jean Goursaud
Deputy Director of Military Intelligence, French Ministry of Defense
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Major General (Ret.) Larry Henry
Former Director of Requirements, U.S. Air Force
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Brigadier General Nicola Gelao
Head of Military Intelligence, Italian Ministry of Defense
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Major General (Ret.) Abdullah Al-Sayed Al-Hashemi
Former Deputy Commander, UAE Air Force and Air Defense
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