Registration for Air Mission Planning and Support Virtual Conference Closes in 3 Weeks Time

SMi Reports: 3 weeks to go until the Air Mission Planning & Support virtual conference

London, United Kingdom, September 17, 2020 --( With only 3 weeks to go until SMi's 11th annual Air Mission Planning virtual conference delegates will hear the unique perspectives of international military and government personnel on maximising air power support systems, as well as air mission planning and support.

It's vital to understand the upcoming threats and urgent needs of the armed forces facing them. Air Mission Planning and Support 2020 presents itself as a precise and accurate forum for discussion, taking a stand in pushing technological development, bringing together friends and allies, and improving awareness of real-world dynamics.

New Us Air Force Speaker Announced

This year, Dr Jordan Eccles, Senior Data Scientist, US Air Force will provide an exclusive presentation on ‘Weaponizing the Drone Effect: Automation and Logistics in the Joint Targeting Cycle’

• The problems of disconnected and outdated applications and tools in the Air Operations Center weapon system, and the limitations of “batch” steps in planning processes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 refueling 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

Delegate registrations are £499, while Military and Government personnel can join free of charge

Key Segments Covered

Current Mission Planning Software and the Path Ahead

• ‘Air Mission Planning across Platforms as a means of Providing Support to Combat Personnel'| Colonel David Radomski, Director, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office, US Air Force
• ‘Maximising Operational Effectiveness through Integrating Advanced Mission Planning Software, as the Italian Air Force moves towards the 5th Generation’ | Colonel Antonio Vivolo, Air Staff, Plans and Transformation Office, Section Head Air Cap, Italian Air Force
• ‘Optimising Air Power Through Maximising Connectivity between 4.5 Generation Platforms and Mission Planning Systems’ | Colonel Bruno Paupy, Deputy Chief, Plans Division, French Air Force
• ‘Planning a Command and Control Tactic: A Methodology for Achieving Information Advantage’ | Flight Lieutenant Mike Burley, C2 Tactics & Training, Air & Space Warfare Centre, RAF

Data Management for Operational Readiness

• ‘Analysing the Modernisation Programmes of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Challenges of 5th Generation Integration’| Colonel Mark Lachapelle, Wing Commander, 22 Wing North Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force
• ‘Projecting Global Air Power and Support to the Warfighter Across Mission Directives to Guarantee Air, Space and Information Superiority’| Lieutenant Colonel Aarron S. Cornine, Branch Chief, HQ ACC/A3C
• ‘Integrating Heterogeneous System of Systems in Mission Planning Time using STITCHES’ | Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Jones, SoSITE Program Manager, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Heavy Lift and Transitional Planning

• 'The 3rd Wing as the Unique Expression of the Italian Air Force Expeditionary Logistic Capabilities’| Colonel Giovanni Luongo, 3rd Wing Commander, Italian Air Force
• ‘Air Mission Planning in the Belgian Air Component — Assessing the Ongoing Modernisation Programmes in Creating a More Cohesive Operation’| Lieutenant Colonel Didier Di Giovanni, AirC4ISR/MQ-9B Project Officer, Belgian Air Force
• '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, Puma Evaluator Pilot, JHC RWOETU

Multi-Domain Command and Control and Cyber Considerations

• ‘The Future of Command and Control’ | Captain Ray Reeves, Assistant Director of Operations / Joint Terminal Attack Controller Evaluator, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, US Air Force
• ‘Looking to the Future — Effective Strategies for Ensuring New Developments are Readily Available to the Warfighter’| Mr Kenneth L Kash, Chief, Combat Air Forces Mission Planning, CAF, US Air Force

For those interested, delegate registrations are £499, while Military and Government personnel can join free of charge

Air Mission Planning and Support
6th – 7th October 2020
Virtual Conference

Sponsored by:
Lead Sponsor: BAE Systems
Sponsor & Exhibitor: ThinkLogical

For sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact Sadia Malick at or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6748

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