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Air Mission Planning and Support

SMi is delighted to announce the return of the 9th Annual Air Mission Planning and Support conference taking place in April 2018.

The Air Mission Support market is active and operationally relevant as ever. With an aversion from placing boots on the ground in combat zones such as Syria and Iraq, air power is increasingly relied upon to project force. Commanders and procurers of air assets continue to seek means of enhancing the combat effectiveness of their platforms. To do so, effective mission planning, real time support, and de-briefing is required.

SMi’s conference will explore the technology and strategies necessary to take Air Mission Planning into the next generation, providing agile end to end mission support to air crews. An examination of emerging technologies in these key areas, presented by industry and research leaders shall be combined with operational case studies and key programme updates from commanders and military project leaders, to develop key requirements and solutions for enhancing air mission planning and execution.

Be a part of this unique event where you will get the opportunity to discuss with leading experts in the field from NATO, Jordan, US, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and many more!


Top military experts this year include:

Major General Youssef al-Hnaity, Air Force Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force

Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Air Capability Delivery, Royal Air Force

Air Commodore Julian Ball, Air Capability Development, Royal Air Force

Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, US Air Force

Group Captain Niclas Lagerbäck, Head of Operational Team, Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, FLSC, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange, Commander, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, US Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Andries ‘Sink’ Keijzer, Head of Air Warfare Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force


Highlights for 2018’s conference include:

1. Air capability delivery and development insights from two major air forces - UK and USA

2. Perspectives from the Royal Jordanian Air Force on air mission planning and support

3. Technological upgrades and advancements for 5th generation aircraft and systems

4. Responding to emerging global threats through maximising joint air capabilities

5. A focus on mission support training and simulation


Register by:

December 15th and save £400

January 31st and save £200

February 28th and save £100


Register online at



17 Apr 2018 @ 12:00 am

18 Apr 2018 @ 12:01 am

Duration: 1 days



Buckingham Gate, London, United Kingdom

SW1E London

United Kingdom

Organised by

SMi Group Ltd.

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