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SMi Group is proud to presents its 8th Air Mission Planning conference. After the great success achieved in 2016, SMi aims at improving the conference even more by offering a unique and in depth experience by integrating for this year’s event the support and operational prospective of air missions.

Understanding the upcoming threats and thus the urgent need of various armed forces to face them, SMi presents a precise and accurate forum for discussion led by commanding officers, senior leaders, academics and industry experts, with the goal to take a stand in pushing forward technological development, bringing together friends and allies, and improve awareness of real world dynamics.
At Air Mission Planning and Support 2017 there will be a unique focus on the complexity of managing varied air mission planning and support systems and key strategies not only to procure and acquire new systems, but also how to best upgrade, modernise and improve existing platforms for modern day warfare and operations. These technological upgrades will bring to the production and implementation of new integrated assets, training, updating legacy assets, interoperability in joint environments, data management by means of smart software and improved cyber security.

 

  • 8th annual conference in Europe dedicated to air mission planning and support strategies
  • Detailed updates of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Programme - NEW
  • Hear from 8 different nations: Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, UK and USA
  • Hear about the latest technology updates
  • Air Forces Chiefs of Staff
  • Commanders
  • Senior Representatives
  • Senior Leaders
  • Industry Experts
  • Engineers
  • Programme Managers
  • Army Aviation Commanders
  • Academics

Airbus Defence and Space; BAE Systems; Carmenta AB; Czech Air Force; Dstl; Finmeccanica SPA; French Air Force; German Air Force; Hewlett Packard Enterprise; HP Enterprise Services; Inzpire Ltd; Italian Air Force Staff; Jeppesen UK Ltd.; Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO ; Joint Helicopter Command HQ; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin IS&GS; Luciad NV; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; Nato/ USAF; NCIA NATO; Niteworks; NLR; Polish Air Force; RAF; RAF Benevolent Fund; RAF Northolt; Rafael; Royal Air Force; Saab; Saab Aeronautics; Saudi Air Force; U.S. Air Force; United States Air Foce; University Of Hertfordshire; US Air Force; VANGOVION LTD ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani, Former Logistics Commander, Italian Air Force

9:10 The Challenges of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Air Operations

Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE, Former Deputy Commander Operations, RAF

  • Recent conflict lessons
  • Future threats and challenges
  • 9:40 Maximizing Joint Air Capabilities to Improve Security and Control Across the Eastern and Southern Border of the Alliance

    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck

    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Allied Air Command, US Air Force

  • Exercise ANAKONDA and how it has improved joint coalition forces capabilities
  • The need for access to shared and accurate information during coalition operations
  • Overcoming challenges of planning for joint operations in shared air space
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 The Evolution of Mission Planning: from Map and Stopwatch to an integral part of the Avionics Sub-System

    Mr. Sean Ellis

    Mr. Sean Ellis, Head of Mission Planning, BAE Systems

  • Off-board mission avionics
  • Exponential increases in volume of mission data
  • Getting inside the avionics/weapons development lifecycle
  • An aircraft subsystem in its own right
  • Provision and supportability of mission data "designed in"
  • 11:20 Delivering Agile, Responsive and Network Enabled Military Capabilities to Improve Air Mission Planning and Support

    Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) Sean Bell

    Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) Sean Bell, Director, Vangovion Ltd

  • Increased requirements for interoperability and coalition warfare
  • Mission planning and support now has a global status
  • Industry parochialism is stifling progress
  • Growth opportunity for industry
  • 11:50 The Role of NAPMA in Delivering Effective Air Mission Planning and Support Strategies

    Colonel Marco Maistrello

    Colonel Marco Maistrello, Chief Programme Support Division, NAPMA - NATO

  • Planning and coordinating acquisition strategy
  • Managing project associated with modernisation of the NE-3A fleet
  • Providing sustainment support services, and overseeing the technical aspects of the NAEW&C airworthiness programme
  • 12:20 Developing and Acquiring the F-35, the Next-Generation Strike Aircraft Weapon System for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Allied Nations

    Colonel Mikel Words Huber

    Colonel Mikel Words Huber, F-35/PEO JSF Representative and Liaison to the US Marine Corps, US Marine Corps

  • The F-35 Lighting II Joint Program
  • The current and future objectives
  • How the F-35 Lighting II Joint Program will deliver the next generation of air assets
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 The Role of the 22 Wing in Providing Surveillance, Identification, Control and Warning for the Aerospace Defence of Canada

    Colonel Henrik N. Smith

    Colonel Henrik N. Smith, Commander 22 Wing North Bay, Canadian Air Force

  • Surveillance and identification of all air traffic approaching North America
  • Improving radar information received via satellite from the North Warning Systems across the Canadian Artic, coastal radars on the east and west coasts of Canada, and Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft 
  • 14:20 Mind the Gap–Four “Seams” that Should Feature Prominently in our Thinking

    Colonel Russell D. Driggers

    Colonel Russell D. Driggers, Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, US Air Force

  • The Seam within: command and execution
  • The Seam between services: blue at heart, but competent at purple
  • The Seam between allied/partner militaries: making "combined" truly combined
  • The political Seams: limitations to "unfettered" operation
  • 14:50 Developing and Implementing Effective Logistic Planning for Air Operations

    Colonel Massimo Cicerone

    Colonel Massimo Cicerone, Head Combat Service Support & Infrastructure Branch, Italian Air Force

  • The planning phase
  • The logistical component during live operations
  • Improving command and control
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 The Optimization and Development of the Gripen Fleet as a Key Step Forward for the Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Tomana

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Tomana, Commanding Officer 211 Squadron, Czech Air Force

  • Strengthening the Czech Air Force's ability to operate with other nations - multiple deployment abroad - ASICIPPN 2016
  • Enhancement of Saab's MS19 Block 3 software standard by integrating the MS20 configuration
  • Hardware upgrades including the acquisition of a new laser designation pod (LDP) and air-to-surface weapons, with the potential to also add the Diehl Defence IRIS-T   
  • 16:20 How the 100th Mission Support Group Delivers Air Mission Support for the US Air Force and Allied Nations

    Colonel Robert A. Hoskins

    Colonel Robert A. Hoskins, Commander 100th Mission Support Group, US Air Force

  • Maximising critical combat support and services to the 100th Air Refueling Wing
  • Providing base operating support enabling four MAJCOM flying programmes and USAFE air refuelling operations across Europe and Africa
  • Ensuring base capabilities to deploy, receive, employ and sustain AEF
  • 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    17:00 Network Reception Hosted by BAE Systems

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani, Former Logistics Commander, Italian Air Force

    9:10 Improving Interoperability Between Partner Air Forces in Order to Better Operate in Any Type of Environment

    Air Commodore Robert Adang

    Air Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director, European Air Group

  • The need to integrate 4th and 5th generation aircraft into future coalitions
  • The Euro Typhoon Interoperability Project (ETIP): exploring the possibilities of cooperation, interoperability and standardization between the four European nations operating the Eurofighter Typhoon (Germany, Italy, Spain and UK)
  • Overcoming challenges of planning for joint operation in shared air space
  • 9:40 Agile, Ready, Right: Developing the future capabilities of the US Air Force

    Colonel Todd M. Copeland

    Colonel Todd M. Copeland, Vice Commander Air Force Test Center, US Air Force

  • Agile: Optimized testing (both flight and ground) via scientifically defensible methods applied to manned vehicles, unmanned vehicles and weapons testing (flight, wind tunnel and mission planning systems)
  • Ready: Preparing for hypersonic, autonomous vehicles, cyber security and assurance
  • Right: Test and evaluation in the USAF from Test Pilot School to America's newest weapons systems (KC-46, F-35, B-21 plus associated planning systems)
  • 10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Planning & executing air operations. NATO Response Force 2016 Air Component Commander experience

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Paolo Mazzi

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Paolo Mazzi, Former Deputy Commander Air Operations, Italian Air Force

  • Delivering effective Command and Control (C2) for aircrafts deployed in live operations and training
  • National Military Transport Coordination Centre activities and overview
  • The Italian Joint Force Air Component - IT JFAC
  • 11:10 Operational Capabilities of the 3° Stormo and the Air Expeditionary Task Force Combat Service Support (AETF CSS)

    Colonel Pietro Spagnoli

    Colonel Pietro Spagnoli, Commander 3rd Stormo, Italian Air Force

  • Enhancing Forward Air Refuelling Point (FARP)
  • Improving Logistical Command and Control
  • Maximising Base Servicing (BS) & Real Life Support (RLS)
  • 11:40 How the 52nd Mission Support Group Delivers Air Mission Support for the US Air Force and Allied Nations

    Colonel Steven M. Zubowicz

    Colonel Steven M. Zubowicz, Commander 52nd Mission Support Group, US Air Force

  • Conducting strategic attack, air interdiction, close air support and suppression of enemy air defences
  • Providing communications, security, engineering, housing, transportation, supply, logistics plans, education, recreation, disaster response and recovery, and fire environment protection
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Military Mission Planning - Adapting to a Mobile World

    Mr. Jake Romanowski

    Mr. Jake Romanowski, Head of Research and Development, Inzpire Ltd

  • Loosely coupled apps or integrated capabilities?
  • Modular architecture and use of micro-services
  • Optimisation for off-board and on-board roles
  • 13:50 Improving Command and Control for Combat Air Crafts by Maximising Network Enabled Capability Assets

    Colonel Thierry Chapeaux

    Colonel Thierry Chapeaux, Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force

  • Operational feedback from past campaigns: How to do things better
  • Enhancing communications and data sharing with ground troops and the situation room
  • Delivering faster decision making capabilities for pilots by improving netcentric components
  • 14:20 Planning at the Operational Level: Connecting the Dots from Commander's Intent to Planned and Executed Sorties to achieve Mission Objectives and Desired Effects

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason D. Yeatts

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason D. Yeatts, Chief, Offensive Plans, US Air Force

  • Understanding and interpreting commander's intent and guidance
  • Resource allocation and targeting
  • Publication and release of daily execution plan
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 The Important Role of the Polish Air Force Academy in Training the Future Pilots and Leaders of the Air Force

    Colonel Piotr Krawczyk

    Colonel Piotr Krawczyk, Rector - Commandant Polish Air Force Accademy, Polish Air Force

  • Clear understanding of key technological aspects of air assets
  • Developing fundamental skills for the pilots of the future
  • An overview of geopolitical dynamics to which the Polish Air Force is directly involved in
  • 15:50 The Movement Coordination Centres Experience in the provision of Coordination of Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling: Factors to Consider for Effective Mission Planning

    Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca  D'Angelo

    Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca D'Angelo, Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

  • The importance of coordinating air transport and air to air refuelling through MCCE as an essential capability that increases the range of air activities
  • The coordinating process for effective Air Transport and air to air refuelling missions, the MCCE cells work in this area
  • General feedback from Exercise Trident Juncture 2016
  • Measures to increase cooperation amongst partner nations during mission planning to increase effectiveness
  • 16:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    16:30 End of Air Mission Planning and Support

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    Air Commodore Robert Adang

    Air Commodore Robert Adang

    Deputy Director, European Air Group
    Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

    Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

    Former Deputy Commander Operations, RAF
    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck

    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck

    Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Allied Air Command, US Air Force
    Colonel Massimo Cicerone

    Colonel Massimo Cicerone

    Head Combat Service Support & Infrastructure Branch, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Mikel Words Huber

    Colonel Mikel Words Huber

    F-35/PEO JSF Representative and Liaison to the US Marine Corps, US Marine Corps
    Colonel Russell D. Driggers

    Colonel Russell D. Driggers

    Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, US Air Force
    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

    Former Logistics Commander, Italian Air Force

    Air Commodore Robert Adang

    Deputy Director, European Air Group
    Air Commodore Robert Adang

    Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

    Former Deputy Commander Operations, RAF
    Air Marshal (Ret'd) Greg Bagwell CB CBE

    Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) Sean Bell

    Director, Vangovion Ltd
    Air Vice Marshal (Ret'd) Sean Bell

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Paolo Mazzi

    Former Deputy Commander Air Operations, Italian Air Force
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Paolo Mazzi

    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck

    Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Allied Air Command, US Air Force
    Brigadier General Kevin A. Huyck

    Colonel Henrik N. Smith

    Commander 22 Wing North Bay, Canadian Air Force
    Colonel Henrik N. Smith

    Colonel Marco Maistrello

    Chief Programme Support Division, NAPMA - NATO
    Colonel Marco Maistrello

    Colonel Massimo Cicerone

    Head Combat Service Support & Infrastructure Branch, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Massimo Cicerone

    Colonel Mikel Words Huber

    F-35/PEO JSF Representative and Liaison to the US Marine Corps, US Marine Corps
    Colonel Mikel Words Huber

    Colonel Pietro Spagnoli

    Commander 3rd Stormo, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Pietro Spagnoli

    Colonel Piotr Krawczyk

    Rector - Commandant Polish Air Force Accademy, Polish Air Force
    Colonel Piotr Krawczyk

    Colonel Robert A. Hoskins

    Commander 100th Mission Support Group, US Air Force
    Colonel Robert A. Hoskins

    Colonel Russell D. Driggers

    Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, US Air Force
    Colonel Russell D. Driggers

    Colonel Steven M. Zubowicz

    Commander 52nd Mission Support Group, US Air Force
    Colonel Steven M. Zubowicz

    Colonel Thierry Chapeaux

    Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force
    Colonel Thierry Chapeaux

    Colonel Todd M. Copeland

    Vice Commander Air Force Test Center, US Air Force
    Colonel Todd M. Copeland

    Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca D'Angelo

    Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Lieutenant Colonel Gianluca  D'Angelo

    Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Tomana

    Commanding Officer 211 Squadron, Czech Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Tomana

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason D. Yeatts

    Chief, Offensive Plans, US Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason D. Yeatts

    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

    Former Logistics Commander, Italian Air Force
    Lieutenant General (Ret'd) Giuseppe Marani

    Mr. Jake Romanowski

    Head of Research and Development, Inzpire Ltd
    Mr. Jake Romanowski

    Mr. Sean Ellis

    Head of Mission Planning, BAE Systems
    Mr. Sean Ellis

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

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    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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