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Air Mission Planning

SAE Media Group is proud to presents its 9th annual Air Mission Planning conference, which will take place in London on the 17th and 18th April 2018. After the great success achieved in 2017, SAE Media Group aims to improve the conference even more by offering a unique and in depth experience by integrating for this year’s event the support and operational prospective of air missions.

Understanding the upcoming threats and thus the urgent needs of various armed forces facing them, SAE Media Group presents a precise and accurate forum for discussion led by commanding officers, senior leaders, academics, and industry experts, with the goal to take a stand in pushing technological development, bringing together friends and allies, and improve awareness of real world dynamics.

At Air Mission Planning and Support 2018 there will be a unique focus on the complexity of managing varied air mission planning and support systems and key strategies, not only to procure and acquire new systems, but also how to best upgrade, modernise and improve existing platforms for modern day warfare and operations. These technological upgrades will bring to the production and implementation of new integrated assets, training, updating legacy assets, interoperability in joint environments, data management by means of smart software and improved cyber security.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Major Kathryn Damron

Major Kathryn Damron

Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force
Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer

Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer

Head, Economics and Security Assessment Unit, NATO HQ
Mr. Xavier Chambelant

Mr. Xavier Chambelant

A400M MGS Coordinator, OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO
Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

Colonel Michael Rider

Commander, US Air Force Warrior Preparation Centre
Colonel Michael Rider

David Kingdon Jones

Head of Service Creation , Airbus Defence & Space
David Kingdon Jones

Dr. David Jordan

Co-Director, RAF Centre for Air Power Studies
Dr. David Jordan

Dr. Salvatore Livatino

Team Leader 3D Visualization and Robotics Lab, University of Hertfordshire
Dr. Salvatore Livatino

Group Captain Richard Yates

COS Air Battle Staff, RAF High Wycombe
Group Captain Richard Yates

Lieutenant Colonel Christoffer Eriksen

Technical Executive Officer, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
Lieutenant Colonel Christoffer Eriksen

Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek

Air Component, Division Support, Belgian Air Component
Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange

Commander, 13th ASOS, US Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange

Major Kathryn Damron

Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force
Major Kathryn Damron

Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer

Head, Economics and Security Assessment Unit, NATO HQ
Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer

Mr. John Loader

Head of New Business and Mission Systems Advisor, Combat Air Support MSS, BAE SYSTEMS
Mr. John Loader

Mr. Kenneth Kash

Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning, US Air Force
Mr. Kenneth Kash

Mr. Niclas Lagerback

Head of Operational Team, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency
Mr. Niclas Lagerback

Mr. Xavier Chambelant

A400M MGS Coordinator, OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)
Mr. Xavier Chambelant

Ms Louise Aiken

Head of Mission Planning Programmes, BAE Systems
Ms Louise Aiken

sponsors

Conference agenda

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8:30

Registration & Coffee

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9:00

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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9:10

UK Air C2 as Part of the Next Generation Air Force Capability

Group Captain Richard Yates

Group Captain Richard Yates, COS Air Battle Staff, RAF High Wycombe

  • Insights into UK Air C2 transformation plans
  • The balance of systems, people and doctrine to deliver continuing operational success
  • The shaping of Air C2 training and education to enhance capability
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    9:50

    Warrior Preparation Centre Capabilities and Contribution to Airborne Mission Planning

    Colonel Michael Rider

    Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, US Air Force Warrior Preparation Centre

  • WPC mission brief
  • Vision and mission: Sub-organizations and current initiatives
  • SPARTAN Series Exercises
     
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    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Operational Training & Mission Support – Integration, Interoperation, and the Digital Thread

    Ms Louise Aiken

    Ms Louise Aiken, Head of Mission Planning Programmes, BAE Systems

  • 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
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    Operational Use of a Tactical Flight Simulator

    Mr. Niclas Lagerback

    Mr. Niclas Lagerback, Head of Operational Team, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency

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    12:20

    Networking Lunch

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    13:20

    AirC4ISR: Supporting the Mission in the 21st Century

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek, Air Component, Division Support, Belgian Air Component

  • The Belgian Air Force in present war-fighting
  • Bringing the Belgian Air Force into the 21st Century by setting up AirC4ISR
  • Challenges ahead in a small-budget country
  • Requirements for systems that help real-time decision-making
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    14:00

    Air to Ground C2 in Modern Traditional Warfare

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange

    Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange, Commander, 13th ASOS, US Air Force

  • Close Air Support
  • ASOC and JAGIC operations/planning considerations in modern, full-scale NATO warfare
  • Exploring further Air Force capabilities in modern rescue scenarios to integrate rescue and 5th generation assets in a deployed or contingency environment 

     

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    14:40

    Afternoon Tea

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    15:10

    Panel Discussion: Strategic Lessons from Recent Air Campaigns

  • Objectives in operational mission planning
  • Mission planning successes in Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Adapting operational tactics to harsh environments
  • Colonel Michael Rider

    Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, US Air Force Warrior Preparation Centre

    Mr. John Loader

    Mr. John Loader, Head of New Business and Mission Systems Advisor, Combat Air Support MSS, BAE SYSTEMS

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Vandebroek, Air Component, Division Support, Belgian Air Component

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    15:50

    F-35 Sustainability

    Major Kathryn Damron

    Major Kathryn Damron, Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, US Air Force

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    16:30

    Air Power and Air Mission Planning in a Changed Security Environment: A Strategic-Level View

    Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer

    Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer, Head, Economics and Security Assessment Unit, NATO HQ

  • An increasingly challenging security and operational environment for air power
  • Reflecting on the "air campaign" nearly three decades after Operation Desert Storm
  • The evolving impact of technology on operations
  • Formulating a NATO vision for a cutting-edge, combined air power capacity for deterrence and defence
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    17:10

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    17:15

    Networking Reception Hosted by BAE Systems

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    8:30

    Registration & Coffee

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    9:00

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    9:10

    Keynote Presentation: contemporary look at the air environment and challenges in the 21st century

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    9:50

    Mission Planning Today & Tomorrow

    Mr. Kenneth Kash

    Mr. Kenneth Kash, Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning, US Air Force

  • Challenges from an Acquisition Perspective
  • Operational Users challenges
  • Next steps/improvements for Joint Mission Planning Systems
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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    A400M Mission Planning

    Mr. Xavier Chambelant

    Mr. Xavier Chambelant, A400M MGS Coordinator, OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)

  • Aircraft Versatility: 
  • The challenge of mixing military and civilian needs
  • The challenge of keeping the two-crew member philosophy from Airbus
  • The constant need for data
  • The associated necessary strong ground support
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    11:40

    Air Power Planning – A View from the Outside

    Dr. David Jordan

    Dr. David Jordan, Co-Director, RAF Centre for Air Power Studies

  • Air power perception
  • Lack of wider understanding of air power in the wider public discourse
  • Moving forwards
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    12:20

    Networking Lunch

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    13:20

    Panel Discussion: Regional Air Mission Planning Tactics

  • Advanced training programmes for the F-35
  • Fixed-wing aircraft training instruction for mission readiness
  • Adopting virtual reality into military mission preparation

     

  • Mr. Xavier Chambelant

    Mr. Xavier Chambelant, A400M MGS Coordinator, OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)

    Mr. Niclas Lagerback

    Mr. Niclas Lagerback, Head of Operational Team, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    14:00

    Innovative Mission Training, Control and Teleoperation enabled by Virtual and Augmented Reality User Interfaces

    Dr. Salvatore Livatino

    Dr. Salvatore Livatino, Team Leader 3D Visualization and Robotics Lab, University of Hertfordshire

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    14:40

    Afternoon Tea

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    15:10

    Connectivity, Connectivity, Connectivity

    David Kingdon Jones

    David Kingdon Jones, Head of Service Creation , Airbus Defence & Space

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    15:50

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore (Ret'd) Paddy Teakle, Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command, NATO

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    16:00

    End of Conference


    Former Deputy Commander NATO AEW&C Force Command
    NATO
    Commander
    US Air Force Warrior Preparation Centre
    Head of Service Creation
    Airbus Defence & Space
    Co-Director
    RAF Centre for Air Power Studies
    Team Leader 3D Visualization and Robotics Lab
    University of Hertfordshire
    COS Air Battle Staff
    RAF High Wycombe
    Technical Executive Officer
    Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
    Air Component, Division Support
    Belgian Air Component
    Commander
    13th ASOS, US Air Force
    Operations Officer, 388 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
    US Air Force
    Head, Economics and Security Assessment Unit
    NATO HQ
    Head of New Business and Mission Systems Advisor, Combat Air Support MSS
    BAE SYSTEMS
    Chief Combat Air Forces Mission Planning
    US Air Force
    Head of Operational Team
    FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency
    A400M MGS Coordinator
    OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation)
    Head of Mission Planning Programmes
    BAE Systems

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    BAE Systems exhibitor pre-conference write up by ihs janes

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    BIOGRAPHY- LOUISE AIKEN, BAE SYSTEMS

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    INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE AIKEN, HEAD OF MISSION PLANNING PROGRAMMES, BAE SYSTEMS

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    INTERVIEW WITH GROUP CAPTAIN NICLAS LAGERBACK

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    PAST ATTENDEE LIST 2016 and 2017

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    PRELIMINARY ATTENDEE LIST 2018

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    INTERVIEW WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL ERIK VANDEBROEK

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    INTERVIEW WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL CHRISTOFFER ERIKSEN

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    INTERVIEW WITH COLONEL MICHAEL RIDER

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BAE Systems

    Gold Sponsor
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    BAE Systems, Inc. and its 35,000 people are part of a global defense, aerospace and security company with 89,600 employees worldwide. We deliver products and services for air, land, sea and space, as well as advanced electronics, intelligence, security, and IT solutions and support services. Our dedication shows in everything we design, produce and deliver— to protect those who protect us in a high-performance, innovative culture. We push the limits of possibility to provide a critical advantage to our customers where it counts.

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    MASS

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.mass.co.uk/

    Data is essential in all domains and understanding and making effective use of data brings you operational and competitive advantage. Analysis of the right data enhances your situational awareness and allows you to be first to act. MASS provides those services that supports you and brings operational advantage through data. Working across the operational domains, MASS will ensure that you are able to turn equipment into capability from the services and support that we will provide to you. As your trusted partner, we will always help you solve your challenges with the right information, intelligence and capability. A significant amount of the work we do in the EW domain is centred on the information layer, providing management of EW and intelligence mission data. Once the information layer is understood and managed then mission planning becomes effective and efficient. We have developed an EW and intelligence mission data management tool that supports the management and use of complex EW and intelligence mission data; it allows analysts to undertake their work effectively and efficiently whilst supporting reduced turnaround times for missions. This tool is currently at the heart of the UK solution for the Joint EW Operational Support Centre. Supporting customers and nations in achieving operational independence in the EW environment, we provide services that include EW training and threat vulnerability analysis and countermeasure development. Our training ranges from foundation level training to a Masters qualification and is across the full spectrum of topics of EW. Our countermeasure development tools and services enable customers to design, develop and test countermeasures independently helping them to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Once you are able to design robust countermeasures for the theatre threats, mission planning can readily mitigate and accommodate threat, improving mission success.

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    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.


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    Air International

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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