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Air Mission Planning and Support - 25/01/2018

UK, US and Norway continue to move forward with F-35 Air Power Projection

SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference 2018, which will have a unique focus on F-35 air power capabilities

The UK, US and Norway are continuing to move forward with F-35 air power projection. The Lightning II is continuously being tested in the harshest conditions, being able to operate the F-35A in these situations enables operators to have complete superiority in the air. Together, the Norwegian and US Air Forces recently tested out the handling qualities of the F-35A with a Norwegian-made drag chute, ensuring the operational stealth capabilities of the jet in extreme conditions []

“[The F-35] will protect British lives as we face intensifying and evolving threats at home and abroad. [It] is the most advanced and dynamic fighter aircraft in our history, and will defend this country from terrorists, collect crucial intelligence, and safeguard our national interests from those who seek to do us harm", said UK Defence Minister Gavin Williamson. Gavin Williamson visited the F-35 Lightning II simulator last week in a show of support for the 5th generation aircraft programme. He was guided through a simulated flight by two British F-35 pilots, truly experiencing the power of the stealth jet and its capabilities [].

Hear more about UK, US, and Norwegian perspectives on air power and fifth generation capabilities in modern theatres, as well as key presentations on the simulation and virtual training for effective mission planning and support at SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference 2018. Presentations on these topics include ones from Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, US Air Force and Lieutenant Colonel Christoffer Eriksen, Head of Section Air Warfare Centre, Norwegian Air Force and many more!

The two-day conference taking place in London on 17th and 18th April 2018 will focus on six key themes: National Updates to Air Mission Planning, Network-Centric Capabilities and C2, Strategic-level Analysis of Planning Support, 5th Generation Air Power and Development, Air Mission Planning and Power in All Operations and Simulation and Virtual Training for Effective Mission Planning and Support.

If you are interested in joining USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, US Air Force, UK, Jordan, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Spain, NATO, OCCAR, Thales, SAAB and many more, there is currently a £200 early bird registration discount for bookings made by 31st January visit  for more details.

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

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