Air Capability Symposium 2024

Air Capability Symposium 2024

The Air Capability Symposium 2024 is an opportunity for Industry to engage with the Royal Air Force Capability team to discuss future capability development and how we can work better together to develop and enhance what the RAF needs. This will generate an improved understanding of where the MOD and Industry can work collaboratively to address the current, emerging and future threats the UK faces.


Day One – Symposium & Dinner

08:00 – Registration and refreshments
09:00 – Symposium commences
09:05 – Opening speech
09:30 – Briefings
17:30 – Symposium ends
18:30 – Networking reception
20:00 – Dinner
23:00 – Carriages

The first day will focus on the following major themes:

ACP: a scalable future
Ultra low-cost, high mass kinetic capabilities
NEXUS: way forward for industries, allies & partners
GLADIATOR: modelling & simulation – a combined approach
Partnerships in exponential technologies: AI
High Risk Ops
Future Global Strategic Trends
Ukraine LI’s and EW
Industry briefs with Q&A: The Future of Warfare

Senior RAF representatives attending include:

Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck, Director Capability and Programmes
Air Commodore Patrick Shea-Simonds, Head Capability Strategy
Air Commodore Chris Melville, Head Rapid Capabilities Office

Day Two – Bilateral Meetings

Day two will provide industry the opportunity for direct twenty minute bilateral meetings with Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck & senior members of the Air Capability team. These meetings will be booked in advance and will offer the opportunity to discuss topics of the attendees’ choice.

N.B. Only day one conference delegates will be able to book these bilateral meetings.


There are a number of sponsorship packages available for this event. If you are interested please contact Joe Peace for more information.

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