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Masterclass 2

Data Links as Key Factor for 'Optimising Joint ISR & EW Operations' Interoperability & Effectiveness into an Evolving Geostrategic Environment

By: Athanasios Chouliaras, Colonel (Vet.) Airborne ISR & C2BM Platforms Evaluator

Day 1: Thursday 22 October

Sessions Course Presentations
09:00 - 10:30 Welcome - Introduction
  • Course Objectives & Benefits
  • Strategic Doctrine & Operational Planning According to Geostrategic Environment, New Threats & Technology Trends
  • Optimising Joint ISR/EW & C2BM Operation Interoperability & Effectiveness with "Integrated Network-Centric Systems"
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 "Concept of Operations" Development on Joint Data Link Networks Requirements
  • Background - DL Interoperability Enabler
  • Purpose - Objectives - Conditions & Assumptions
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00
  • NATO Interoperability Standards on ISR/EW & C2BM Systems
  • Standard Interfaces for NATO Control Systems (UCS) & STANAGS for Airborne ISR & EW Assets Interoperability.
15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea Break
15:15 - 16:00
  • General Concept of Operations
    • Operational "DL" Requirements for ISR/EW & C2BM Systems.

Day 2: Friday 23 October

Sessions Course Presentations
09:00 - 10:30
  • Operational Considerations & “DL” Networks Involving
    • Principles of “DL” Utilisation in Joint Operations
  • Joint Operation - ISR/EW & C2BM Tasks Considerations
    • Air – Maritime & Land Operations
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
  • “DL” Platforms Perspective Employment in Joint ISR/EW & C2BM Operations
    • Command & Control (C2) Units
    • Non-Command & Control (Non C2) Units
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00
  • Networked ISR/EW & C2BM Assets Description
    • “DL” Network Management
    • “DL” Technical Considerations
15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea Break
15:15 - 16:00
  • Multifunctional Information Distribution System Implémentation
  • “DL” Implémentation - Multi Net Architecture

Day 3: Monday 26 October

Sessions Course Presentations
09:00 - 10:30
  • Integrated Network–Centric System Requirements
    • Requirements for a Network – Centric System Implementation
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
  • Joint “DL” Organisational Structure
  • Conclusions & Proposals
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00
  • Personal Experience from HAF AEWCS Test Evaluation & Operational Utilisation as Airborne Multi Sensor & Multi Mission Platform
15:00 - 15:15 Afternoon Tea Break
15:15 - 16:00
  • Lesson Learned from Previews NATO Multilink Operations & Trials
  • Course Conclusions

Who is the course aimed at?

Seminar participants can range from government, military, defence and security protection officials, national or private defence companies DL, ISR/EW & C2BM Systems, with the following backgrounds:

  • Armed Forces Operational and Technical Officers.
  • Government personnel responsible for Defence and Security planning and Data Link and Intelligence (ISR/EW) Systems Performance Evaluation.
  • Operational officials of Data Link, Intelligence (ISR/EW), Command & Control, Crisis Management and Security Operations Departments.
  • Organisation personnel employed in the Networked ISR/EW Systems & C4ISR Units, Airborne Early Warning Command & Control Platforms, Tactical Data Links Systems in order to support the Interoperability and Decision-making processes.
  • Government and military personnel involved in contractual activities, DL & ISR/EW Systems Acceptance Test Procedures & Performance Evaluation.
  • Company, Research and Technology organisation personnel who want to enhance DL, ISR/EW & C2BM Systems Requirements development method and research projects.

Biography

Athanasios Chouliaras - Hellenic Air Force Colonel (Veteran), Aerospace and Defence Consultant, Airborne ISR - C2BSM Platforms - EW & DL Systems Evaluator

Professional Experience Summary

  • BSc in “Aviation & Defence, C2 Battle Space Management (C2BSM), Leadership & Command” at HAF Academy.
  • MSc in Airspace Operation Technology at University of London.
  • More than 30 years Aviation, C2 Battle Space management & EW Domain at HAF & NATO.
  • Over 4,000 hours flying experience, principally on fighters, EW & AEWCS Aircrafts.
  • AEWCS Squadron Air Crew & Mission Commander - Flight Instructor & Evaluator.
  • Evaluator on the NATO Air Operations, EW Trails & EW Committees.
  • Participating for many years as Test Team Leader in the AEWCS - EW & DL Systems Flight Acceptance test and Contractual Procedures.

Studies and Publications:

Concept of Operations on AEWCS, Airborne ISR/EW & C2BSM Systems & Joint Data Links Networks Implementation & Interoperability requirements, Data Links Interoperability as Key Factor for Optimizing Joint ISR & EW Operations, Air Platforms Integrated Self Protections Systems, etc.

Highlights

  • HAF AEWCS Squadron deployment and mission commander during the NATO Operation “Unified Protector” over the Libyan region.
  • Now, Aviation - defence Consultant, Particularly Airborne ISR-C2BSM Platforms & EW Systems Evaluator.

Member of the following National and International Associations:

  • Hellenic Aviation Society
  • Association of Old Crows
  • defence IQ Community
  • International Data Links Society.
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