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F-35 vs F-18: It’s child’s play

Breaking a complex problem down to its lowest common denominator is often an effective method for solving said problem. In the case of the F-35, what if a child were given a toy F-35 to play fighter planes with his brother, who has 3 F-18 Super Hornets? Well, funny you should ask…

Royal Netherlands Air Force, US Air Force and Canadian Forces to discuss future of air superiority at International Fighter summit

Air forces world-wide will gather at the 11th Annual International Fighter conference to discuss the future of fighter programmes, fighter capabilities and air superiority

Military and industry experts will be gathering in London this October for the 11th Annual International Fighter conference to discuss the transition to 5th generation aircraft, the development of F-35 aircraft and the latest fighter capability programmes from China and Russia. The International Fighter conference, which unveiled its list of eminent speakers earlier this year, will bring together top representatives from air forces all over the world including the Royal Netherlands Air force, US air force, the Polish MoD, Canadian Forces and French Ministry of Defence.

As the premier summit for International Fighter professionals, the conference will cover the key upgrades air forces are making to weapons, sensors and avionics and how air forces globally are looking to extend the life span of their existing air frames through upgrades to the structural integrity of their fuselage, wings and tail sections. One of the major themes of this year’s conference will be to discuss how Russian and Chinese fighter capabilities are developing at a fast pace and how this will change the future face of air supremacy.

Theodore Herman from the Global Strike Systems division at The Boeing Company says of the upcoming summit: “This episode of the Fighter Conference showed how far this forum has come over the previous five years I have attended. It is achieving the “official” recognition as a credible forum for the fighter community.”

In spite of world-wide austerity measures, the fighter market is still strong. According to a report by Defence IQ, international fighter programmes have “a forecast value of $160 Billion over the next 10 years.” International Fighter 2010 will bring together senior decision makers to understand how this money will be invested and which programmes will be central to the fighter market

In addition to understanding the key trends in the fighter market, the summit will also provide an ideal opportunity for industry professionals to network with key military personnel. For information about how to get involved with the International Fighter Conference (19th-20th October, The Bloomsbury Hotel London) or to download exclusive and complimentary related interviews and articles visit

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