FIA 2012: Head of joint forces command addresses Air Power Zone
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the first commander of the joint forces command (JFC), gave a talk on X-Domain integration in the ADS Air Power Zone this morning, marking the first time that JFC has really spoken in public to its supply chain.
To the intimate group of around 20 attendees from the supply chain, Sir Stuart discussed the JFC's initial operating capability and introduced the organisations with JFC at IOC.
Discussing the key areas of JFC development work he said: "For the future we're very much focused on command and inform. We're thinking about the way we fight."
During the talk, he stressed the imporance of flexibility and adaptation. "Above all, if we think we can plan on a view of the future that we think is going to happen, then we're quite wrong."
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the first commander of the joint forces command
For this afternoon's session in the Air Power Zone, focused on unmanned systems and artificial intelligence, with Air Commodore Sue Gray and Dr Dai Morris discussing the Unmanned Air System Capability Development Centre.
Air Commodore Sue Gray
Dr Dai Morris
"The Air Power Zone allows the senior decision makers in the RAF, who are the key proponents of air power, to transmit their message. It allows them to reach out and engage with the aerospace-focused supply chain," explained Kevin Jones, ADS director IS & air.
"This opportunity allows SMEs to ask lots of questions in an informal environment. It develops relationships and it develops networking opportunities."