ISTAR Leaders, RAF Waddington Confirmed to join Airborne ISR in London this October

Top Quote SMi reports : The list of attendees for Airborne ISR 2016 has been released online for download. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 12, 2016 - London, UK - There are now less than 3 weeks to go until London's Airborne ISR conference, taking place on the 26th and 27th October.

    Sponsored by Harris Corporation & Galleon Embedded Computing, the exclusive event will give attendees the chance to meet and network with leading military organisations from around the world. SMi Group are thrilled to announce that alongside recently confirmed attendees from the Australian Air Force and USAF, a delegation of senior members from RAF Waddington will be participating at this month's event.

    RAF Waddington is the centre of excellence for UK ISTAR capability, operating the latest technology and supporting operations around the world. Recently, this base has been preparing for an exciting future: "Capability enhancement will be a major eventual beneficiary from SDSR 2015, in relation to the planned 'Future Force 2025', RAF Waddington is upping its game as it prepares itself for an even busier future"(source: CHW June 2016*)

    But Waddington are not the only major ISTAR military members in attendance. SMi have released for a limited time, the opportunity to download the preliminary list of attendees by organisation, job title and country for October 2016's event. Visit the website's download centre to view list.

    The 2016 agenda also features strong support from its hosing nation, the UK. Keynote speakers include:
    Wing Commander Keith Cranswick, ISR Capability Planning Group Manager, Joint Forces Command
    Wing Commander Al Walton, SO1 Air C2 Capability Development, HQ Air Command, RAF
    Wing Commander John Williamson, Officer Commanding 1 ISR Wing, 1 Group ISTAR Force, RAF
    Squadron Leader Andy Bain, Officer Commanding QWI and Sentinel Training, 54R Squadron, RAF
    Squadron Leader Steve Knight, Officer Commanding Rivet Joint and SHADOW Training, 54R Squadron, RAF
    Dr Stephen Helsdon, Principal ISR Consultant, Cyber and Information Systems, DSTL

    Along with many more international expert speakers:
    Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Deputy Commander, AEW&C Force Command, NATO
    Colonel Andrew Dippolito, Commander, 435th Air and Space Communications Group, USAF
    Colonel Enrique Martinez Vallas, Chief of the Strategic Projection of Force Programme, Air Systems Programme Management Division, Armaments Directorate, MoD Spain
    Commander S.G Jens Kristian Terp Petersen, Head of Strategic Concepts and Capability Development Branch, Policy and Concept Department, Defence Command Denmark
    Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Mary, Deputy Commander, RPA Squadron 1/33 Belfort, French Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Webster, Commander, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, USAF
    Lieutenant Colonel Peter Illmann, Staff Officer, Plans, German Air Force, Forces Command
    Major Stuart Lorraine, Senior Staff Officer, ISTAR, Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Mr Rob Munday, Unified Vision 2016 Deputy Trial Manager, ISR Section, NATO
    Mr Darren Gould, International New Business Lead, Space & Intelligence Systems, Harris Corporation
    And many more

    All 2016 event speakers, presentation summaries and the 2-day conference schedule are also available on the conference website. The final seats available are filling fast, SMi strongly urge those wanting to book to do so before it's too late.

    Further information on the two-day conference or to book, visit:

    Airborne ISR
    26th - 27th October 2016
    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

    Sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    Delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    Media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or scargan ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    * Source:

    About SMi Group:
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