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BAE Systems to Exhibit Cutting Edge Mission Planning System, Sceptre, for the First Time Yet

SMi reports: BAE Systems to exhibit cutting edge Mission Planning System, Sceptre.

London, United Kingdom, March 25, 2018 --( With just 4 weeks to go until SMi's 9th annual Air Mission Planning & Support conference, taking place in London on 17th and 18th April 2018, SMi would like to provide insight into Gold Sponsor, BAE Systems and what they will be exhibiting in this year's exhibition space.

BAE Systems will be exhibiting Sceptre for the first time ever at Air Mission Planning and Support 2018. Sceptre is an Advanced Mission Planning System offering a state of the art combined Mission Planning & Debriefing system as a critical aid to improved command and control, influence and success in the battlefield arena.

Sceptre is the portal to the huge amounts of information contained within the Operational Mission Support Environment, allowing pilots and planners to work rapidly and accurately armed with a mission planning and support tool which is capable of managing complex operations while presenting complex information in a simple manner that is easy to manipulate, so that operators can gain clarity in this data rich world.

Visit BAE System's website for more details.

In the run-up to the event, SMi Group caught up with Louise Aiken, Head of Mission Planning Programmes, BAE Systems to discuss current developments, priorities and the upcoming event. See snapshot below. Visit to download the full interview.

What is BAE Systems doing to enhance Air Mission Planning and Support?

BAE Systems is working towards an integrated, interoperable approach to Mission Planning and Support. They recognise the difficulty in maintaining concurrency of multiple stand-alone products and the importance of assured data and a continuous digital thread through Operational Mission Support. To enable this, they are moving away from a traditional stand-alone Mission Planning application towards a Mission Data Portal. They are also empowering customers to enhance capability through development of a Sceptre Software Development Kit to enable interoperation with some third-party applications.

What are the key areas for development in Air Mission Planning domain?

With the introduction of E-Scan radar and other advances in aircraft technology, harnessing and exploiting big data is a key development focus. Within BAE Systems, we are currently working closely with Human Factors specialists to create a new, highly intuitive and optimised Human Machine Interface on Sceptre to reduce load on the user and provide an efficient and user-friendly planning experience.

At the two-day conference Ms Louise Aiken at BAE Systems will present:
"Operational Training & Mission Support – Integration, Interoperation, and the Digital Thread"

Integration and interoperation of support products and services
Turn left/Turn right: training and flying with identical data
Enabling future growth and capability through modular architecture

Louise Aiken is the Head of Mission Planning Programmes within Mission Support and Training Services in BAE Systems Air Sector, an appointment she has held since September 2017. Prior to that, Louise lived and worked in Adelaide, Australia while working on a BAE Systems Australia Armoured Modular Vehicle programme.

Learn more about Louise by downloading her bio on the conference website.

There is a brochure available to download, which includes the full agenda and speaker line-up at:

9th annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference
17 - 18 April 2018
St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Gold Sponsor: BAE Systems
Sponsor: MASS

For sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact Sadia Malick at . For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen on For media queries please contact Natasha Boumediene at

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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