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Announcement: We have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk

The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 11th annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference (VIRTUAL/ONLINE ACCESS ONLY), taking place on the 6th - 7th October 2020.

Operating in the information warfare age brings its own unique opportunities and challenges, as nations seek to enhance air power, while guarding against potential vulnerabilities and managing unprecedented volumes of data. This meeting will provide a stage to discuss new and innovative systems, and efforts to upgrade, modernise and improve existing platforms, as allied air forces continue to seek the operational edge.

Topics discussed include: (pre)flight data management, multi-domain command and control, operating in a degraded environment, 5th generation integration and more...




 

  • A unique opportunity to engage with key senior leaders, strategic planners and operators, from host nation and international air forces from around the world, including; the RAF, the US Air Force, the French Air Force, the Italian Air Force, the Canadian Air Force and more...
  • Examine the latest developments in air mission planning, with a truly holistic event providing briefs covering fast-jet, heavy-lift and rotary perspectives, from advanced tactical simulators to the operator's view
  • Listen to detailed updates on topics such as; fifth generation integration, multi-domain command and control, data-management considerations, and more
  • Benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities, as senior personnel from the military, government, and industry come together to discuss the future challenges, technologies and solutions across the world.

13th ASOS, US Air Force; ABS; AFMC; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Defence and Space Ltd; Airbus Services - Government Communications; Australian High Commission; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems / ES; BAE systems electronics systems; Booz Allen Hamilton; DELL; ERC Inc; F-35 Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office; F-35 Lightning II Program Office; French Air Force; German Air Force; Hellenic Air Force Veterans Association; Inzpire Ltd.; Jane’s by IHS Markit ; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Uk (Uk); National Air and Space Operations Centre, Royal Air Force; NATO ; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; RAF; RAF Centre for Air Power Studies; RAF Marham; Royal Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Saab AB; Saab Aeronautics; Systematic A/S; TriCIS Ltd; UAE Military Attache Office; UK MoD; US Air Force; USAF;

Conference programme

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

10:15 Optimising Air Power Through Maximising Connectivity between 4.5 Generation Platforms and Mission Planning Systems

Colonel Bruno Paupy

Colonel Bruno Paupy, Deputy Chief, Plans Division , French Air Force

• Standardising systems and software programmes across platforms and aircraft generations to create a more cohesive planning strategy
• Encouraging collaboration with partners to improve interoperability across platforms
• Assessing the proposed impact of future systems on French Air Force capabilities

10:45 Maximising Operational Effectiveness through Integrating Advanced Mission Planning Software, as the Italian Air Force moves towards the 5th Generation

Colonel Antonio Vivolo

Colonel Antonio Vivolo, Air Staff, Plans and Transformation Office, Section Head Air Cap, Italian Air Force

• Evaluating the current effectiveness of the Italian Air Force in executing varied mission types
• Multi-domain command and control (MDC2) and the ability to provide comprehensive planning directives across domains
• Looking to the future and the plans for the Italian Air Force in forming an advanced 5th generation force

11:15 Morning Coffee

11:45 Toward Fusion Operations – an Industrial perspective

Mr Paul Spedding

Mr Paul Spedding, Head Pre Sales Defence, Applied Intelligence Defence & Space, BAE Systems

• Vision and environment
• Challenges
• Steps we might take from where we are

12:15 Analysing the Modernisation Programmes of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Challenges of 5th Generation Integration

Colonel Mark Lachapelle

Colonel Mark Lachapelle, Wing Commander, 22 Wing North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force

• Increasing data links to optimise interoperability between different systems
• Managing data across platforms
• Enhancing cyber security as a means of maximising the ability to coordinate a comprehensive planning strategy

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:30 Air Mission Planning across Platforms as a means of Providing Support to Combat Personnel

Colonel David  Radomski

Colonel David Radomski, Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force

• Pre-mission planning: accessing and utilising flight critical data to assure of operational readiness
• Combat Weapons Delivery Software: Single Source for aircraft delivery planning for all fighter and bomber mission planning
• Evaluating the integration of modular systems onto current and future platforms to create a more standardised mission planning protocol

14:00 Projecting Global Air Power and Support to the Warfighter Across Mission Directives to Guarantee Air, Space and Information Superiority

Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine

Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine, Branch Chief, HQ ACC/A3C

  • Promoting interoperability and information sharing among partners to optimise joint capacity
  • Integrating technological advancements to provide the best possible platform for operational success
  • Assessing the ever-growing importance of information superiority and the strategies and platforms used by the ACC to engage
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Integrating Heterogeneous System of Systems in Mission Planning Time using STITCHES

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones, SoSITE Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

  • Develop SoS architectures to maintain U.S. air superiority in contested environments
  • Demonstrate rapid integration of mission systems into existing and new architectures
  • Maintaining operational advantage by integrating new technologies faster than adversaries can respond to or counter them
  • 15:30 Weaponizing the Drone Effect: Automation and Logistics in the Joint Targeting Cycle

    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Dr Jordan Eccles, Senior Data Scientist, US Air Force

    • The problems of disconnected and outdated applications and tools in the Air Operations Center weapon system, and the limitations of “batch” steps in planning processes
    • Overall importance of developing feedback and automation at critical junctures in the AOC weapon system to overcome these problems: Pythagoras and the Drone Effect
    • The Pythagoras tool: incorporating automation into aerial refuelling planning to reduce planning time and improve efficiency, resiliency and time requirements
    • The Drone Effect on fuel efficiency and the overall reduction of Air Force fuel use through increased employment of RPAS
     

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

    10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

    10:15 Planning Across Domains: Creating Comprehensive MDC2 Systems to Maximise Operational Effectiveness

    Group Captain James Beck

    Group Captain James Beck, Station Commander, RAF Marham

  • The challenges posed by integrating different nations, domains and security classifications into mission planning architecture
  • Maximising air power to provide complete mission support
  • The challenges of mission planning in a degraded environment and overcoming the problem
  • 10:45 The 3rd Wing as the Unique Expression of the Italian Air Force Expeditionary Logistic Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli

    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli, 3rd Wing Operative Support Service Group Commander, Italian Air Force

    • The liaison between the “Expeditionary Air Task Force” (A.E.T.F.)” and the 3rd Wing, delivering worldwide expeditionary logistics by rapidly developing responsive, agile and resilient support to national deployed Air Assets.
    • An Air Force capable of designing, developing and deploying “Air Combat Service Support (C.S.S.)” capabilities at all levels: the potential of the 3rd Wing as one of the NATO and EU tools for integrating JOINT, INTERAGENCY & MULTINATIONAL logistic modules.
    • Innovation as the key in today’s resources-constrained environment: thinking smarter about the most efficient and effective solutions to military logistical challenges around the world.
     

    11:15 Morning Coffee

    11:45 The Future of Command and Control

    Captain Ray Reeves

    Captain Ray Reeves, Assistant Director of Operations / Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF

    • Why JADC2 replaced MDC2
    • Current JADC2 efforts
    • Proposed JADC2 design
    • Building from the bottom-up

    12:15 Military and Industry Panel: Military and Industry Collaboration to Ensure Efficient Data-Management and Application to Overcome the Obstacles to Effective Mission Planning

    • The challenges to coherent multi-domain command and control (MDC2) systems
    • Anti-Access Area Denial (A2/AD): Mission planning in a degraded environment to maintain the complete picture
    • The importance of comprehensive and resilient data-management architectures to maintain and optimise operational readiness
    • Evaluating the requirements of air mission planning into the next decade; how will current practice and systems change and ensuring a smooth transition

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

    Group Captain James Beck

    Group Captain James Beck, Station Commander, RAF Marham

    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli

    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli, 3rd Wing Operative Support Service Group Commander, Italian Air Force

    Captain Ray Reeves

    Captain Ray Reeves, Assistant Director of Operations / Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF

    Mr Paul Spedding

    Mr Paul Spedding, Head Pre Sales Defence, Applied Intelligence Defence & Space, BAE Systems

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Air Mission Scheduling & Planning Systems in the Belgian Air Component – An Overview

    Senior Captain Wendy Janssens

    Senior Captain Wendy Janssens, Belgian Air Component, Belgian Defence

    • AirC4ISR capabilities of the Belgian Air Component explained
    • Implementing the Operational Management Tool Flightpro® within the Belgian Air Component
    • Future of Mission Planning Systems within the Belgian Air Component
     

    14:00 Looking to the Future – Effective Strategies for Ensuring New Developments are Readily Available to the Warfighter

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Kenneth L Kash, Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning - CAF, US Air Force

  • The challenges of managing and coordinating data flow across domains
  • The ever-growing importance of cyber security in streamlining and securing data management
  • Looking forward: analysing how tomorrow’s technology is set to impact on today’s dynamic challenges
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Assessing the Rotary Specific Procedures and Systems Required for Effective Mission Planning Operations and the Requirements for Effective Coordination Across Domains

    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley

    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley, Puma Evaluator Pilot, JHC RWOETU

  • Multi-domain mission planning and the requirements on the operator
  • Land or air? The impact on mission planning procedures and processes
  • Improving army and air force interoperability through standardised approaches to mission planning
  • 15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Ray Reeves

    Captain Ray Reeves

    Assistant Director of Operations / Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF
    Colonel Antonio Vivolo

    Colonel Antonio Vivolo

    Air Staff, Plans and Transformation Office, Section Head Air Cap, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Bruno Paupy

    Colonel Bruno Paupy

    Deputy Chief, Plans Division , French Air Force
    Colonel David  Radomski

    Colonel David Radomski

    Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force
    Colonel Mark Lachapelle

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle

    Wing Commander, 22 Wing North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley

    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley

    Puma Evaluator Pilot, JHC RWOETU
    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    Group Captain James Beck

    Group Captain James Beck

    Station Commander, RAF Marham
    Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine

    Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine

    Branch Chief, HQ ACC/A3C
    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    SoSITE Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning - CAF, US Air Force

    Captain Ray Reeves

    Assistant Director of Operations / Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF
    Captain Ray Reeves

    Colonel Antonio Vivolo

    Air Staff, Plans and Transformation Office, Section Head Air Cap, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Antonio Vivolo

    Colonel Bruno Paupy

    Deputy Chief, Plans Division , French Air Force
    Colonel Bruno Paupy

    Colonel David Radomski

    Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force
    Colonel David  Radomski

    Colonel Mark Lachapelle

    Wing Commander, 22 Wing North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Colonel Mark Lachapelle

    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Senior Data Scientist, US Air Force
    Dr Jordan Eccles

    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley

    Puma Evaluator Pilot, JHC RWOETU
    Flight Lieutenant Peter Smiley

    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command
    Group Captain (ret'd) Bob Daisley

    Group Captain James Beck

    Station Commander, RAF Marham
    Group Captain James Beck

    Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine

    Branch Chief, HQ ACC/A3C
    Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine

    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli

    3rd Wing Operative Support Service Group Commander, Italian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Diego Fasoli

    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    SoSITE Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones

    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning - CAF, US Air Force
    Mr Kenneth L Kash

    Mr Paul Spedding

    Head Pre Sales Defence, Applied Intelligence Defence & Space, BAE Systems
    Mr Paul Spedding

    Senior Captain Wendy Janssens

    Belgian Air Component, Belgian Defence
    Senior Captain Wendy Janssens

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    Chair Letter - Group Captain Robert Daisley

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    Short Programme

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    Full Programme

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    Exclusive speaker interview with Group Captain (Ret’d) Bob Daisley, Joint Forces Command

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    Exclusive speaker interview with Colonel Antonio Vivolo, Italian Air Force

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    Exclusive speaker interview with Colonel David Radomski, US Air Force

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    Past Attendee List (2018-2019)

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    https://www.thinklogical.com/

    Multiple Classifications. One System. Thinklogical, A Belden Brand, manufactures secure, high-performance video distribution and KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) extension and switching systems for defense, intelligence and security applications including C4ISTAR, command and control, air operations, naval ship’s bridge and combat information center, surveillance, UAV ground stations, and modeling, simulation and training.

    The company provides the only mid-to-large scale, fibre-optic KVM and video distribution system of its type certified to support multiple classifications of information through a single switching infrastructure, improving information access for faster and better-informed decision making and reducing technology costs.

    Supporting all common audio-visual and IT signal interfaces and formats including 4K@60hz video resolution, Thinklogical products provide true “any-to-any” information switching capabilities that enable instant situational awareness, improve cyber security and reduce the insider threat.

    Thinklogical systems are approved for use in secure facilities by the U.S. Department of Defense, Canada Department of National Defence, Australia Department of Defence, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence, NATO, and other allied nations. ISO 9001:2015 certified, the company’s products are information assurance (IA) accredited to the Common Criteria EAL4, NATO NIAPC Evaluation Scheme: GREEN, TEMPEST SDIP 27 Level B and the U.S. DoD JITC UCR APL 2013.

    Thinklogical is a subsidiary of Belden, Inc. (NYSE: BDC).


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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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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