Leading Military Experts from RAF and USAF announced as Latest Speakers to join Air Mission Planning & Support 2019


SMi reports: Senior military officials from the RAF and USAF recently confirmed to join the speaker line-up at Air Mission Planning & Support in London this April.

The 10th Annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference is taking place London on the 9th and 10th April 2019, where delegates will have the opportunity to learn from senior military and industry experts about how air power can be maximised.

With less than two weeks remaining until the conference, places are becoming increasingly limited and interested parties are advised to register soon.

SMi Group are pleased to announce two new expert speakers joining this year’s event including:

Flight Lieutenant Pete “Smiler” Smiley, Puma Pilot, Rotary Wing Operational & Evaluation Training Unit, Joint Helicopter Command, Royal Air Force, who will be presenting on ‘Air Mission Planning – A Rotary Perspective’ focusing on:

  • Land vs air domain planning
  • Personal experiences as a rotary platform pilot
  • The needs and requirements of operators on the battlefield

Captain Sean “Notch” Foote, 52d Fighter Wing Weapons Officer, USAF, who will be presenting on ‘From AOD to Step Brief: The Tactical Mission Planning Process for Combat Operations’, focusing on:

  • A comprehensive overview of the mission planning cycle at the tactical level
  • Successes and failures of a mission planning cell from the aviator’s perspective
  • Future mission planning considerations and the impact of technology and dispersed operations

The 2019 agenda features 15+ in-depth presentations on the latest developments in air mission planning, including updates to 5th generation jets and rotary systems, as well as how we can achieve standardisation and improve data management systems amongst allied nations.

The conference will provide a precise and accurate forum for discussion led by commanding officers, senior leaders, academics, and industry experts, with the goal of taking a stand in pushing technological development, bringing together friends and allies, and improving awareness of real-world dynamics. 

SMi Group are delighted to have BAE Systems as lead sponsor for this year’s event, who were recently awarded a contract worth $3.1 million from DARPA to continue developing autonomy software for air mission planning for the military (Source: ilitaryaerospace.com), as well as gold sponsor Leonardo and sponsor TriCIS. 

The event brochure with the full two-day agenda and speaker line-up is available to download online at http://www.airmissionplanning.co.uk/armadapr

Air Mission Planning and Support
9th – 10th April 2019
St James’ Court, Buckingham Gate, London, UK

Lead sponsor: BAE Systems
Gold sponsor: Leonardo
Sponsor: TriCIS 

For details on tailored sponsorship, advertising and branding packages, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email [email protected]

For delegate enquires and information on booking your place, please contact Damien Howard on: +44 (0) 207 827 6736 or email [email protected]