SMi Group reports: Air Mission Planning: Latest updates from French Air Force, NATO, US Air Force, UK MoD, Czech Air Force, Italian Air Force Staff, BAE, SAAB

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SMi Group Reports (10.02.2016, London, UK): The French Air Force joins expert speaker line up for Air Mission Planning 2016, taking place in London in April

Air Mission Planning 2016

This unique event will include hand-picked presentations and case studies from those at the forefront of the discipline - SMi Group

SMi Group reports: Colonel Olivier Maurer, Officer Commanding the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations, French Air Force has joined expert speaker line up for Air Mission Planning 2016 and will be speaking on Day Two of the conference.

In his unique presentation entitled "The French Approach to Providing Command and Control to Combat Air Craft: A Focus on Mission Support" Colonel Maurer will discuss the role that both ground based and airborne command and control have to play in delivering real time mission support and intelligence to combat air and the potential for future upgrades and system integration.

Further details on this presentation, the complete 2-day event agenda for Air Mission Planning 2016 including all speakers and their topics are available at

Hosted over two days, Air Mission Planning 2016 will place particular focus on command and control, for real time tasking and decision making. This unique event will include hand-picked presentations and case studies from those at the forefront of the discipline.

Day One will feature updates from the UK MoD, US Air Force, Italian Air Force Staff, NATO AEW&C, NCIA and Netherlands Aerospace Centre, with a focus on the planning process for air operations and real time mission support. Day One will also feature a panel discussion on "Contemporary Concepts of Operation for Successful and Safe Air Mission Planning in Challenging Environments".

Day Two explores the challenges of planning air missions within shared airspace, the latest mission support systems being developed by BAE Systems, as well as the findings of the NATO Analysis and Simulation Centre for Air Operations. Speakers for Day Two include French Air Force, NATO, Movement Coordination Centre Europe, Czech Air Force and many more.

To register or to download the full agenda visit the event website

Benefits of Attending Air Mission Planning 2016:

  • Deliberate the requirements of the contemporary operational environment
  • Develop advanced strategies for the planning process
  • Explore Interoperability for coalition operations and joint fires
  • Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are enhancing mission support, reducing workload and improving combat effectiveness

There is currently an early bird offer saving £200 off the conference price which is available until 29th February 2016. For further information about Air Mission Planning 2016 or to register please visit the event website        

Air Mission Planning 2016 gold sponsor is HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd. The 2016 event will also be sponsored by BAE Systems.

For sponsorship enquiries contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick(at)

For media enquiries contact Julia Rotar on + 44 (0) 207 827 6088 or email jrotar(at)

For delegate enquiries contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email to jhitchen(at)

7th annual Air Mission Planning Conference
20-21 April 2016,
London, UK
Contact e-mail: jrotar(at)
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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