USAFE-AFAFRICA and US Air Force to discuss the F35 amongst European Allies

SMi Reports: USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre and US Air Force to discuss the F35 amongst their European Allies at SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference
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WATERLOO, U.K. - Dec. 13, 2017 - PRLog -- U.S. Air Forces in Europe this week brought together about 50 senior military fliers and planners from eight nations, all with a stake in the newest and most expensive fighter aircraft on the block. The two-day forum, on the F-35 fighter jet, served to enable those to share lessons learned and build common approaches that will support integrated flying operations…. "It's been a long time since the U.S. and some of its European allies and partners gained a new aircraft system around the same time" said Maj. Gen Timothy Fay, USAFE-AFAFRICA vice commander.

SMi's Air Mission Planning and Support conference taking place on 17th and 18th April 2018, in London, will bring together USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre and US Air Force where they will discuss the F-35 fighter jet amongst their European Allies.

Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre will discuss "Warrior Preparation Centre Capabilities and Contribution to Airborne Mission Planning" where he will cover the WPC mission brief, SPARTAN Series Exercises andNew and future capabilities, including End-to-End Joint Fires Kill Chain Simulation, F-16 Deployable Tactical Trainers, and F-35 GenFIRE Simulators.

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange, Commander 13th Air Support Operations Squadron ASOS, US Air Force will discuss"Air to Ground C2 in Modern Traditional Warfare". He will cover close air support, ASOC and JAGIC operations/planning considerations in modern, full-scale NATO warfare and exploring further air force capabilities in modern rescue scenarios to integrate rescue and 5th generation assets in a deployed or contingency environment.

CMS Scott Leech, Superintendent, Air Combat Command F-35 Sustainment, United States Air Force will discuss the "F-35 Sustainability". He will present on Expectation Management, Configuration Management, Joint operations Sustainment and Power Projection.

Joining USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre and US Air Force are UK, Jordan, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Spain, NATO, OCCAR and many more!

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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