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Airborne ISR - 11/07/2016

Hear the Latest on Airborne ISR from United States Air Force this October

SMi’s 2nd annual Airborne ISR will return to London covering the latest on United States Air Force ISR.

SMi’s are pleased to announce that this year’s Airborne ISR will include comprehensive representation from the United States Air Force (USAF), NATO, and many more to discuss the latest in systems operation, development, and integration. The conference will take place in London on the 26th and 27th October.

Airborne ISR 2016 will focus on the most up to date strategies and systems for developing practises and technologies required for information superiority. The event will include the latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting. Attendees are advised to register before 31st August to save £200.

The 2-day programme will host senior military experts from the 435th Air and Space Communications Group and the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron from the USAF.

Colonel Andrew Dippolito, Commander from the 435th Air and Space Communications Group (USAF), will be presenting on the ‘435th Air and Space Communications Group Delivery and Sustainment of ISR Systems Supporting U.S. and Coalition Forces’. Colonel Dippolito is responsible for providing all USAF combat communications and C4ISR systems support for NATO and United States European Command.

Highlights from the presentation include an overview of the group's role in providing forward and reach back operational and ISR systems support while in garrison and deployed austere environments, current employment of IT and intelligence technologies to thwart threats posed by global terrorism and regional conflicts, and a description of enterprise intelligence and command and control systems delivered throughout Europe and Africa.

Day 2 of the programme will host Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster, Commander from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron of the USAF. Lieutenant Colonel Webster is responsible for European and Mediterranean reconnaissance, real-time intelligence, information warfare and combat support to national-level leadership and war-fighting commanders. He will discuss US and UK Airborne ISR Partnership, including a history of the RC-135 program, operations support and current operations.

USAF speakers will be joining other expert keynote speakers, including a varied line up of highly experienced Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) professionals from the MoD Spain, RAF, French Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Defence Command Denmark, RUSI, German Air Force, NATO and many more.

The programme will also feature two interactive expert led panel discussions on ‘Effective Concepts of Operation for Collection of Intelligence’ and ‘Deliberating the Direction and Requirements of Command and Control for ISTAR Operations’. Colonel Andrew Dippolito of the USAF will be joining the panel discussion on Day One.

Further information on the conference is available at

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

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Airborne ISR
26th - 27th October 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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