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Air mission planning remains the core competence that underpins air operations for our flight crews and airmen. However, fueled by continued advances in mission support technology and the unique demands of the operational environment, the expectations and practices of mission planning continue to adapt.

From static and lengthy pre/post mission processes, the potential for increased agility, interoperability and combat effectiveness is greater than ever. A shift toward fully digitalized air mission planning, with the ability to swiftly plan, flexibly react and comprehensively de-brief now sets the standard for the modern operator.

Building on the successes of our previous Air Mission Planning meetings, SMi's7th annual conference shall bring together those at the fore front of the domain, ranging from leading operators, system integrators, technical engineers, chief scientists and the leading industry providers. Air Mission planning shall explore the strategies and technologies required to develop next generation capability in this vital area.
 

Aims of the Conference

• Provide a platform for the advancement of air operations planning, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, development and integration
• Deliberate the requirements of the contemporary operational environment
• Develop advanced strategies for the planning process
• Explore Interoperability for coalition operations and joint fires
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are enhancing mission support, reducing workload and improving combat effectiveness
 

   


• Commanders of combat air assets
• Air operations support units
• Air command and control
• Mission support systems programme managers
• C2 and C3I systems architects
• Air mission information managers
• Leading industry providers of air mission planning systems
• Leading researchers developing air mission planning capability
 

Air Tanker LTD; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Military; Alenia Aermacchi; Army Head Quarters; Czech Air Force; Defence Geographic Centre; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of Chile; Embassy of Ukraine; fraunhofer; Georgia Tech Research Institute; Hewlett-Packard Ltd; Inzpire Ltd; Italian Air Force; Italian Air Force Staff; MOD Abbey Wood; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; NATO C3 AGENCY; NATO HQ; NATO Support Agency (NSPA); Ocean Software Pty Ltd; RAF Air Command / Defence Equipment and Support; RAF Northolt; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Danish Air Force; SAAB; SELEX Galileo; Spanish Airforce; Ukrainian Air Force; UKTI DSO; Unisys; US Air Force; VANGOVION LTD ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle, Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff

9:15 AWACS Role in the Provision of Real Time Mission Support and Tasking for Combat and Reconnaissance Aircraft

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO

 

• An overview of force structure
• Emphasizing the aircraft’s command and control
capability, an overview of current mission systems
• Feedback from operations and the successful provision
of command and control
• The successful provision of real time mission support to
combat aircraft, the potential for dynamic re-planning
and tasking to meet adapting objectives
• Planning for key developments such as NATO’s Air
Command and Control System (ACCS)

9:55 Mission Support from the Cloud

Mr Graham  Pearson

Mr Graham Pearson, Account Executive Air and Navy Command, Defence Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 

• Review the evolution of IT enabled mission planning - From Harrier to Typhoon
• Explore what the cloud means for mission support
• Discuss the benefits and challenges presented by cloud enablement
• Look ahead to the future for mission support

10:35 Optimising Air Mission Planning through Coherent Integration of Aeronautical Information


• How the current provision of aeronautical information
to UK defence works & why it needs to change
• How aeronautical information supports wider defence intelligence foundation data goals
• The challenge of end-to-end technical coherence in foundation data management
• The role of No 1 Aeronautical Information Documents Unit and the Defence Geographic Centre in the planning and support process
• How plans to upgrade the future foundation data capability model will support transformation

Mr Nick Benson

Mr Nick Benson, Aeronautical Information Requirements Manager , RAF Northolt

11:05 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

11:45 Planning and Mission Systems for the Provision of Mission Support to US Air Forces

Colonel Glen Genove

Colonel Glen Genove, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force

 

• An overview of force structure and the supporting role of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing
• Ensuring rapid reaction and decision making though the fusing of intelligence and effective dissemination of data
• Supporting planning and execution of air missions via the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Global Command and Control System (GCCS) and Unit Level Intelligence (ULI)
 

12:25 The Italian Air Forces Approach to Ensuring Readiness for Contemporary Air Operations: A Focus on the Planning Process

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle, Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff

 

• Identifying the needs of the current operational environment as a starting point for operational readiness
• Key factors to consider within the planning process
• Optimal planning processes for combat air operations
• Approaches to ensuring rapid reaction to meet an adapting operational environment
• Lessons learn from past and on-going operations and future plans for enhancing operational effectiveness

13:05 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

14:05 The Challenges of Air Mission Planning for Shared Airspace with a Non-Compliant Operator

Colonel Philippe Rogers

Colonel Philippe Rogers, USMC, Land Force Planner, Senior Marine, SHAPE & JFC, NATO

 

• An overview of the unique operational environment over Syria and Iraq, timelines, developments and the question of Russian involvement
• The limitations of MoUs: Planning for shared airspace and insuring de-confliction of air assets
• The need for effective tracking and monitoring of aircraft

 

14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments

 

• An overview of the contemporary operational environment, the continued requirements for coalition operations
• Measures for increasing interoperability and dealing with the re-occurring challenges of planning for operations in shared airspace
• Preparing for contemporary threats to manned and un-manned aircraft: Planning and concepts of operation for countering the increased proliferation of surface to air missiles and MANPADS
 

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle, Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo

Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo, Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell

Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell, Director, Vangovion Ltd

Wing Commander Al Walton

Wing Commander Al Walton, SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, RAF

15:30 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area

16:10 Mission Planning for the Netherlands Air Force: The NLR Role in Providing Mission Support Systems

Mr Johan  Eertink

Mr Johan Eertink, Senior Research and Design Engineer, NLR

 

• The Netherlands F-16 and its evolution since introduction
• An overview of the capabilities of mission systems currently supporting operations
• Operational feedback from theatre: Results from the use of mission systems
• NLR and their role in delivering assets such as mission data Cards, bomb logs and A-A shot logs for F-16, and planning and debrief tools for RNLAF helicopters
• Future plans for system integration and preparation for new platforms such as the F-35
 

16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle, Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff

17:00 Networking Reception-Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle, Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff

9:15 Optimal Mission Support Systems for Fast Air Assets: A Focus on Architecture and Software Support

Mr John Loader

Mr John Loader, Head Mission Systems Advisor, BAE Systems

 

• BAE Systems approach to mission support systems: The need for open architecture
• The importance of flexibility to adapt to mission requirements and integrate emerging technology
• Software portability and interoperability across the various airborne platforms
• Future predictions for operational requirements

9:55 Critical Revolution in Mission Planning and Support: Delivery of Agile and Responsive Military Capability

 

• Increased requirements for interoperability and coalition warfare
• Mission planning is now a team sport
• Industry parochialism is stifling progress
• Growth opportunity for industry
 

Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell

Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell, Director, Vangovion Ltd

10:35 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

11:05 Approaches to Successfully Circumnavigating Threats through Enhanced Situational Awareness

Dr Tina Erlandsson

Dr Tina Erlandsson, System Engineer, Sensor Fusion and Tactical Control , Saab

 

• Prioritizing platform and crew safety: Planning the route with the minimum expected risk
• Taking into account key factors for mission success in a hostile environment: Maximizing survivability, maximizing the probability of performing mission tasks and minimizing the time in air
• Multi-objective route planning to balance mission effectiveness and risk exposure

11:45 The Czech Approach to Mission Planning for the Gripen Fleet

Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Wing Commander, 21 Tactical Air Wing, Czech Air Force


• An overview of the Gripen and the development of mission planning capability since introduction
• Feedback from NATO air policing missions, approaches for effectively planning for these missions
• Challenges faced during mission preparation, execution and de-brief
• Plans for enhancing mission planning capability within the squadron
 

12:20 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

13:20 The French Approach to Providing Command and Control to Combat Air Craft: A Focus on Mission Support

Colonel Olivier Maurer

Colonel Olivier Maurer, Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force

 

• Operational feedback from the Mali campaign and on-going operations
• The French Air Forces approach to mission planning for strike air craft
• The role that both ground based and airborne command and control have to play in delivering real time mission support and intelligence to combat air
• System and network architecture, the networking of C2 systems with attack air crafts mission planning systems such as the SLPRM (Mission planning and debriefing system)
• The potential for future upgrades and system integration

14:00 Successfully Achieving Interoperability and Capability through Modern Mission Support Systems

Mr Jake Romanowski

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


• Interoperating with different vendors’ products
• Data exchange and cloud based data sources
• Re-using core architecture across varied applications
• How to achieve Mission Support for the whole of Mission, on-board and off board

14:45 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

15:25 PANEL: How Industry Is Responding To Ever Changing Military Requirements in Today’s Complex Operational Environment

 

• Assessing the evolution of 21st century conflict and where industry see the need for a change to the status quo
• Common feedback from military programme managers and how this translates to future capability shifts
• The latest R&D trends and where industry are investing their future spend to improve mission planning and effectiveness
• Infrastructure needs to meet increasingly demanding data requirements for consistent mission planning in real time

Dr Tina Erlandsson

Dr Tina Erlandsson, System Engineer, Sensor Fusion and Tactical Control , Saab

Mr John Loader

Mr John Loader, Head Mission Systems Advisor, BAE Systems

Mr Graham  Pearson

Mr Graham Pearson, Account Executive Air and Navy Command, Defence Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

16:05 The Movement Co-Ordination Centres Experience in the Provision of Coordination of Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling: Factors to Consider for Effective Mission Planning

 

• 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
 

 

Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo

Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo, Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO
Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff
Colonel Glen Genove

Colonel Glen Genove

Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Jaroslav Mika

Wing Commander, 21 Tactical Air Wing, Czech Air Force
Colonel Olivier Maurer

Colonel Olivier Maurer

Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force
Colonel Philippe Rogers

Colonel Philippe Rogers

USMC, Land Force Planner, Senior Marine, SHAPE & JFC, NATO

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO
Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell

Director, Vangovion Ltd
Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell

Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Former Chief of Air Operations, Air Mobility and Special Forces Command, Italian Air Force Staff
Colonel (ret) Giorgio Seravalle

Colonel Glen Genove

Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
Colonel Glen Genove

Colonel Jaroslav Mika

Wing Commander, 21 Tactical Air Wing, Czech Air Force
Colonel Jaroslav  Mika

Colonel Olivier Maurer

Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force
Colonel Olivier Maurer

Colonel Philippe Rogers

USMC, Land Force Planner, Senior Marine, SHAPE & JFC, NATO
Colonel Philippe Rogers

Dr Tina Erlandsson

System Engineer, Sensor Fusion and Tactical Control , Saab
Dr Tina Erlandsson

Jaroslav Mika

Officer Commanding 211 Squadron, Czech Air Force
Jaroslav Mika

Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo

Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo

Mr Enzo Montalti

Director of Air C2 Programmes and Services, NCIA NATO
Mr Enzo Montalti

Mr Graham Pearson

Account Executive Air and Navy Command, Defence Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mr Graham  Pearson

Mr Jake Romanowski

Head of Research and Development, Inzpire Ltd
Mr Jake Romanowski

Mr Johan Eertink

Senior Research and Design Engineer, NLR
Mr Johan  Eertink

Mr John Loader

Head Mission Systems Advisor, BAE Systems
Mr John Loader

Mr Nick Benson

Aeronautical Information Requirements Manager , RAF Northolt
Mr Nick Benson

Wing Commander Al Walton

SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, RAF
Wing Commander Al Walton

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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

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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