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Conference Documentation: Air Mission Planning

Conference Documentation: Air Mission Planning

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.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
9:15
AWACS Role in the Provision of Real Time Mission Support and Tasking for Combat and Reconnaissance Aircraft
Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO
9:55
Optimising Air Mission Planning through Coherent Integration of Aeronautical Information
Mark Darlow, Head Geospatial Air Information Team , Defence Geographic Centre
9:55
Optimising Air Mission Planning through Coherent Integration of Aeronautical Information
Nick Benson, Aeronautical Information Requirements Manager , RAF Northolt
9:55
Optimising Air Mission Planning through Coherent Integration of Aeronautical Information
Flight Lieutenant Graham Stewart, DGC Mission Mangement Air, Defence Geographic Centre
9:55
Optimising Air Mission Planning through Coherent Integration of Aeronautical Information
Jim Walter, Head of Task Team 7, Defence Geographic Centre
10:35
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:5
Planning and Mission Systems for the Provision of Mission Support to US Air Forces
Colonel Glen Genove, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
11:45
The Italian Air Forces Approach to Ensuring Readiness for Contemporary Air Operations: A Focus on the Planning Process
Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief of Air Operations, Italian Air Force Staff
12:20
Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area
13:20
Approaches to Successfully Circumnavigating Threats through Enhanced Situational Awareness
Dr Tina Erlandsson, System Engineer, Sensor Fusion and Tactical Control , Saab
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments
Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander AEW&C Force Command, NATO
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments
Colonel Glen Genove, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, United States Air Force
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments
Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief of Air Operations, Italian Air Force Staff
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments
Colonel Olivier Maurer, Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force
14:45
Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
15:25
The Introduction of NATO’s Air Command and Control System (ACCS): What does this mean for the Alliance?
Mr Enzo Montalti, Director of Air C2 Programmes and Services, NCIA NATO
16:5
Mission Planning for the Netherlands Air Force: The NLR Role in Providing Mission Support Systems
Mr Johan Eertink, Senior Research and Design Engineer, NLR
16:45
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
9:15
Critical Revolution in Mission Planning and Support: Delivery of Agile and Responsive Military Capability
Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sean Bell, Director, Vangovion Ltd
9:55
Optimal Mission Support Systems for Fast Air Assets: A Focus on Architecture and Software Support
Mr John Loader, Head Mission Systems Advisor, BAE Systems
10:35
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:5
The Challenges of Air Mission Planning for Shared Airspace with a Non-Compliant Operator
Colonel Philippe Rogers, USMC, Land Force Planner, Senior Marine, SHAPE & JFC, NATO
11:45
The French Approach to Providing Command and Control to Combat Air Craft: A Focus on Mission Support
Colonel Olivier Maurer, Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force
12:20
Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area
13:20
The Czech Approach to Mission Planning for the Gripen Fleet
Colonel Jaroslav Mika, Wing Commander, 21 Tactical Air Wing, Czech Air Force
14:00
PANEL: How Industry Is Responding To Ever Changing Military Requirements in Today’s Complex Operational Environment
Dr Tina Erlandsson, System Engineer, Sensor Fusion and Tactical Control , Saab
14:00
PANEL: How Industry Is Responding To Ever Changing Military Requirements in Today’s Complex Operational Environment
Mr John Loader, Head Mission Systems Advisor, BAE Systems
14:00
PANEL: How Industry Is Responding To Ever Changing Military Requirements in Today’s Complex Operational Environment
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
14:45
Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area
15:25
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
Lieutenant Colonel Gian Luca D Angelo, Air Transport Cell Member, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
16:5
The NATO Aviation Support Programmes
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
16:45
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Major General Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency

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