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Mission planning for diverse and complex air operations remains a key challenge in order to maintain operational effectiveness. The modern aviator has always required efficient ground based mission planning in place; however, they increasingly need effective onboard tactical decision tools in order to deal with an unfolding situation and enjoy the full operational picture.

Assessing a wide range of military, commercial and humanitarian operations, Air Mission Planning will allow you to analyse the latest operations and experiences in delivering strategic, tactical and operational mission planning for air operations. With a range of presentations, take the opportunity to learn both national MOD and NATO perspectives and requirements.

Network with a senior line up of speakers and ensure that your organisation is at the forefront of providing fully interoperable mission planning systems and support to air operations.

 

 

LEARN about the latest operational planning experiences – discover how NATO and national Air Force’s are approaching mission planning for air operations

DISCUSS interoperability, data exchange and cross-domain solutions for the modern mission planner

ASSESS the experiences of mission planners from the civil sector – what can military aviation planners learn?

ANALYSE the latest mission planning solutions and technology on offer

NETWORK with a senior line up of military speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Czech Republic and across the NATO Alliance

 

Military and government profile includes:

Commanders, Branch Chiefs, Directors, Assistant Directors, Programme and Project Managers, Staff Officers, Engineers for:

  • Plans and policy
  • Air plans and requirements
  • Operational planning
  • Integrated mission planning
  • Research
  • Systems and Software
  • Logistics planning

Industry profile includes:

Presidents, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Analysts, Programme and Project Managers, Engineers and Officers for:

  • Mission planning systems and software
  • Mission support systems
  • Systems architectrue
  • Air systems
  • Strategy 
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business development

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison

Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison, Associate Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Major General James Poss

Major General James Poss, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Strategy, Integration and Doctrine, US Air Force

  • From the past to the future: permissive, contested, and denied environments
  • Global integrated ISR fusion: who, what, where, and how?
  • The integration challenge: airspace, sensors, data
  • The tactical challenge of information age ISR: organisations, personnel, and capabilities
  • 9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Diego Ruiz-Palmer

    Diego Ruiz-Palmer, Head, Planning Section, Operations Division, NATO HQ

  • NATO's widening operational spectrum
  • The search for responsiveness and agility
  • Constraints and opportunities
  • Airpower's role in a transformed Alliance
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 A3/A5 Division: UK Current Operations

    Air Commodore Michael Jenkins

    Air Commodore Michael Jenkins , HQ Air Command, High Wycombe, UK

  • Effective use of air power
  • Planning for UK air operations within the joint environment
  • 11:30 Coalition Operations from a Czech Perspective

    Colonel Libor Štefánik

    Colonel Libor Štefánik, Commander of the 22 Air Base in Sedlec - Vícenice, Czech General Staff

  • Czech air operations and lessons learned
  • As NATO has expanded, what cross-domain solutions have emerged?
  • Classification and security issues
  • Overall interoperability issues
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 NATO Air Command and Control

    Wing Commander RAD Greene

    Wing Commander RAD Greene, Chief Special Projects, A3 Division, NATO Air Component Command Izmir

  • Covering the role of the NATO Air Component Commands
  • The function and organisation of NATO Air C2 and how it is applied to the NATO Response Force
  • Expeditionary Air Ops from a static location
  • 14:10 Mission Planning for Helicopter Operations

  • Mission planning at the tactical level
  • Lessons learned from the front line
  • Thoughts for the future
  • Colonel Richard Leakey

    Colonel Richard Leakey , Commander, UK Joint Aviation Group Afghanistan, Joint Helicopter Command

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Contractor Support for Deployed Air Operations

    Jeroen Koevoets

    Jeroen Koevoets , Senior Procurement Officer , NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency

  • Importance of contractor support for deployed air ops
  • How to improve the environment allowing air forces to operate
  • Planning factors funding and time
  • Multinational air bases require multinational support arrangements
  • NAMSA's role supporting deployed air ops
  • 15:50 On-Demand Mission Planning (A Revolutionised Approach)

    Major General (Ret'd) Kenneth Israel

    Major General (Ret'd) Kenneth Israel, Former Assistant Secretary of Defence for Airborne Reconnaissance, and Director of the Defence Airborne Reconnaissance Office, US Department of Defence

  • Warfighters need information about an unfolding situation that is complete, accurate, detailed and timely
  • Mission planning must be adaptive to the threat -85% of all targets require a re-tasking capability
  • Multi int and fusion are critical to resolve fleeting targets in complex environments
  • Tight time constraints require an open and adaptive mission planning system
  • Commercial products and gaming industry technologies can contribute to effective mission planning
  • Precision weapons will require automated mission planning mensuration techniques
  • 16:30 NATO ACCS: Mission Planning in NATO

    Odie Evans

    Odie Evans, Principal Operations Consultant, Combined Air Operations Centre, Office of Primary Responsibility , NATO Air Command and Control Management Agency

  • Mission planning overview
  • Managing airspace
  • Managing C2 resources
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Post Conference Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by Thales

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison

    Major General (Ret'd) George Harrison, Associate Director, Georgia Tech Research Institute

    9:10 XPlan 5.0 - Mission Software for Planning and Execution on the Land, in the Air and on the Sea

    Colonel Paul Hastert

    Colonel Paul Hastert, Director of ISR Innovation, US Air Force

  • How XPlan builds on the heritage of PFPS
  • How XPlan relates to the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS)
  • XPlan interoperability with legacy PFPS, JMPS and other planning tools
  • DoD community development, Sourceforge.mil and XPlan
  • 9:50 Mission Planning System Interoperability

    Richard Sharp

    Richard Sharp, Senior Marketing Manager, Air Systems Division, Thales

  • The need for interoperability
  • The challenges with dissimilar systems supporting various aircraft roles
  • Data interface standards
  • Managing the transfer of data between systems
  • Candidate architectures
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

    Major General (Ret'd) Kenneth Israel

    Major General (Ret'd) Kenneth Israel, Former Assistant Secretary of Defence for Airborne Reconnaissance, and Director of the Defence Airborne Reconnaissance Office, US Department of Defence

    Colonel Paul Hastert

    Colonel Paul Hastert, Director of ISR Innovation, US Air Force

    Wing Commander RAD Greene

    Wing Commander RAD Greene, Chief Special Projects, A3 Division, NATO Air Component Command Izmir

    Air Commodore Michael Jenkins

    Air Commodore Michael Jenkins , HQ Air Command, High Wycombe, UK

    11:50 Integrated Aerospace Mission Planning Capability - Tactical - A Canadian Air Force Perspective

    Major Aline Lamontagne

    Major Aline Lamontagne, Head, Integrated Mission Planning Aerospace Capability, Canadian Forces

  • Implementation of a Common Mission Planning capability - myth or reality
  • Flight planning vs tactical mission planning
  • Mission planning environment
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Mobility Air Force Challenge - Planning and Flying Through Civilian Controlled Airspace

    Colonel Edward Rosado

    Colonel Edward Rosado, IMA, Requirements Division, Directorate of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programmes, Air Mobility Command

  • Strategies to comply with CNS/ATM airspace constraints
  • Effective use of aeronautical data to optimise route planning
  • Development and implementation of automated route optimisation systems
  • Achieving the goal of route automation
  • 14:40 The Introduction of Tactical Decision Tools to Airborne Battlefield Helicopter Mission Planning Systems

    Andrew Webster

    Andrew Webster, Technical Lead, Rotorcraft Mission Systems, QinetiQ

  • The Onboard Mission Planning Systems Baseline
  • What tactical decision tools?
  • Development and assessment of decision tools
  • The operational benefit
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Joint Force Air Component Command (JFACC) and the Future Technological Environment

    Lieutenant Colonel Andre Baudino

    Lieutenant Colonel Andre Baudino , Chief of Current Section, French Standing JFACC, French Air Force

  • Will C2 always be the core JFAC matter?
  • 16:20 Mission Planning for Assymmetric Warfare

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Dean Wild

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Dean Wild, Mission Planning Software Consultant, Wildfly Solutions

  • Adaptive planning techniques
  • Mission planning software as a force multiplier
  • Modern software tools for asymmetric warfare
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Workshops

    Mission Planning System Interoperability
    Workshop

    Mission Planning System Interoperability

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    8th June 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Next Generation Air Mission Planning in NATO: NATO ACCS
    Workshop

    Next Generation Air Mission Planning in NATO: NATO ACCS

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    8th June 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
    United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

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