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SMi Group Ltd

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The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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We pride ourselves on being connected to the best and most Knowledgeable Expert speakers in your business sector. We believe in bringing you together with your peers in order to Learn, Engage, Share and Network with the very best. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Singapore and have welcomed over 200k participants from 80 countries to our events.

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Airborne ISR 2017 - 19/05/2017

Leading Intelligence Conference Airborne ISR, Now Open for Registration

SMi Group is pleased to announce that registration is open for the third annual Airborne ISR conference, taking place in London on the 25th and 26th October 2017.

In today’s complex and ever changing operational environment, the demand for comprehensive situational awareness continues to grow. As a decisive and indispensable tool, air based ISTAR is increasingly relied upon to deliver this capability, allowing commanders to gain a thorough picture of the battle space and act accordingly.

This year’s highly anticipated event returns to further explore the tactics and technologies at the forefront of ISR operations. The conference comes at a time of renewed importance, as ongoing coalition operations grow in both intensity and scope, an increased demand for information presents a unique set of questions to both the operator and the infrastructure supporting the ISR network.

New for 2017!

  • Top-level U.S. representation including Keynote Address by: Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force
  • New nations represented, including New Zealand and Germany
  • Updates on the development of NATO’s key joint ISR platforms
  • Key focuses: future capability development, ISR operations, ISR training and personnel development, NATO joint ISR and ISR research and development

Featured Topics Include:

  1. Keynote Address: Coordinating Aerial Intelligence Doctrine and Architecture in Support of Shifting Operational Requirements - Brigadier General Peter Lambert, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force
  2. Reintroducing Maritime Patrol Aircraft Capability into the British Armed Forces’ Maritime Surveillance - Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A, Air Command, Royal Air Force
  3. Current Requirements and ISR Response within the New Zealand Defence Force - Squadron Leader Stephen Graham, Air ISTAR Requirements, Capability Branch, C4ISR Working Group, New Zealand Defence Force
  4. Keynote Address: French Airborne ISR Employment: Lessons Learnt and Challenges in a Complex Operational Environment - Colonel Christophe Fontaine, Chief, ISR Division, French Air Force Command
  5. Perspectives on the Future of ISR - Dr Jim Wood, C4ISR Science Gateway, Joint Forces Command, UK Ministry of Defence

The full event agenda is available at

Plus, there will also be an unmissable, pre-conference workshops on: ‘Every Platform a Sensor’ Led by British experts in defence, aerospace and security; QinetiQ.

For further information on this conference or the workshop, please visit the website.

A special rate of £899 is available to government and acting military personnel. With this biggest early bird discount, still available; register by the 31st May to save a future £400.

Airborne ISR 2017
25-26 October
London, United Kingdom

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