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UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at Air Mission Planning and Support conference 2018

SMi reports: UK RAF to provide strong host nation support at SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference in April 2018

LONDON, WATERLOO, UNITED KINGDOM, November 29, 2017 / -- SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place on 17th and 18th April 2018 in London, 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. The conference will deliver an examination of emerging technologies in key areas, presented by industry and research leaders. This will 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.

Senior members of the UK RAF will provide strong host nation support at SMi’s two-day Air Mission Planning and Support conference. Representing the UK RAF are Air Commodore Julian Ball, Air Capability Development and Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Air Capability Delivery, HQ Air.

Speaking on day one of the event Air Commodore Julian Ball will provide national updates to air mission planning covering “Royal Air Force Capability Development for Operation Readiness”. Speaking on day 2 of the event Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor will cover 5th generation planning and developments which will encompass “The Royal Air Force’s Air Capability Delivery in Theatre”

Joining the UK at the event will be NATO, Jordan, US, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and many more.

One of this year’s focus’ at the conference will be on the F-35. This will be covered on both days by USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, United States Air Force and will also be covered in the panel discussion on day two which is led by Norwegian Air Force, Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR), United States Air Force and University of Hertfordshire.

If you are interested in attending, there is currently a £400 early bird registration discount for bookings made by 15th December visit for more details.

Air Mission Planning and Support
17th-18th April 2018
London, UK

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