Air Mission Planning

SMi Group proudly presents the 3rd annual Air Mission Planning conference, which will be held in London on 11th & 12th June 2012.

From tasking to re-tasking, mission planning is the core competence that underpins air operations for our flight crews and airmen. Advances in technology have increased capability and safety in the air whilst the evolution to dynamic mission planning has been supported by the modern tools at our disposal over the last two decades.

In the 21st century, mission planning equipment must now work in partnership with the rest of an aircraft’s avionics suite to establish air superiority. Defence against cruise missiles, managing Beyond Visual Range and Within Visual Range engagements and the ability of UAVs to cooperate with manned platforms in theatre all hinge on air mission planning capability as an essential part of the overall system.

Air Mission Planning 2012 takes all these factors into consideration, providing a forum within which both commercial and military stakeholders can remain up-to-date with the advances that are improving safety and effect in the skies.


  • Colonel Richard Leakey, Station Commander JHC Aldergrove, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Dr. Stephen E. Wright, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, USAF
  • Wing Commander Paul Kendall, Head of Strategy Division, Joint Forces Air Component HQ
  • Squadron Leader Darryn Rawlins, UK A400M Requirements Manager, Royal Air Force
  • Gina Hubbard, Chief, Mobility & Special Mission-ACC Branch ESC/HBMG Airspace Mission Planning Division, USAF
  • Bernard Odendaal, Defence Decision Support Institute, South African Forces
  • Cesare Balducci, Deputy Director, NATO Standardisation Agency 


  • DISCUSS interoperability, data exchange and cross-domain solutions for the modern mission planner
  • ASSESS the experiences of mission planners from the civil sector – what can military aviation planners learn?
  • ANALYSE the latest mission planning solutions and technology on offer 
  • NETWORK with a senior line up of military speakers from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, France and across the NATO Alliance


Alternatively contact James Hitchen: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 / or Teri Arri: +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 / 

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, DOD & Military

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Mon-Tue, Jun 11-12, 2012

Copthorne Tara Hotel
London, London GB

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