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SMi Group is thrilled to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017, taking place on 29th and 30th March, Central London, UK.

Firmly established as the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors and optronics, the 2017 show invites not only the programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of situational awareness, information gathering and information sharing.

Highlights will include a spotlight from combat vehicle market leaders such as Thales SAS, Leonardo and PSM, plus keynotes from a global line-up of armed forces leading capability development including France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK and USA.

The only conference of its kind exclusively dedicated to armoured vehicle situational awareness, will hone in on key topics surrounding vetronics architectures, sensor integration, CIS and battle management, plus much more!

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• Provide a platform for the advancement of armoured vehicles situational awareness, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing combat effectiveness and connectivity
• Including: vectronic architectures, communications, battle management, acoustic sensors, optronics, displays, active protection and defensive aid suites
• Gain an update on strategic partner’s respective armoured vehicle programmes and the work of leading industry OEMs
• Deliberate key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations
• Explore land force interoperability and collaboration at the industry level
 

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness invites not only the key programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures the participation of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from the leading solution providers are present.

"Last year’s event saw over 120 like-minded individuals convene in London to realise this common goal, with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Rheinmetall, Defence Electronics, Selex-ES, Sagem, Thales, Saab, Nexter, Patria and IAI Elta being just some of the OEM technical leaders to lend their support." - Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, UK MoD, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Some of last years attendees included:

Aselsan; BAE Systems; BMT ISIS Ltd; Brazilian Army; Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate; British Army; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; CMI Defence SA; Croatian MoD; Danish Army; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; DSTL; Elbit Land Systems; Embassy of Brazil; Embassy of Ukraine; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FNSS Defense Systems; Fraser Optics; Galleon Embedded Computing; General Dynamics UK; GUS Prazision in Kunststoff; Harris Systems Ltd; High Commission of India; HM forces; IAI Elta Systems; IHS Janes; Isdefe (Spanish MoD); Ministry of Defence, Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of National Defence, Turkey; NATO; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; OIP Sensor Systems; Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd; OPTSYS; Patria; Plasan; Qinetiq; RFEL Ltd; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics; Rheinmetall Electronics; SAAB; Sagem Defense Securite; Selex ES; Spanish MoD; Swedish Army; Thales; Thales UK; The Shephard Group; UK MOD; UKTI DSO; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:15 The Role of LandWarNet in Supporting Future Mobile Operations

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Colonel Mike McCarthy, Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army

• An overview of LandWarNet requirements and system architecture
• Enhanced battle command across the full spectrum of conflict (land and cyberspace)
• Integration within armoured vehicles platforms for mobile and high intensity operations
• Electronic warfare capability to safe guard the network and hinder the enemy

9:45 SENECA – Sensor Effector Network for Advanced Combat Applications: The Automated Sensor to Shooter Chain

• SENECA - Vision, Terms and Conditions
• Reconnaissance and Tactical Combat Network
• Experiment Scenario, Vignettes and SENECA Platform
• Participating Manned and Un-manned Platforms
• Simulation and Tactical Experiments

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Chairman of MILVA and Project Leader, SENECA, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology

Mr Florian Schlueter

Mr Florian Schlueter, Technical Program Manager, Future Net-Centric Battlefield, Soldier Systems and Network Solutions, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH

10:15 Morning Coffee

10:45 Situational Awareness Capability within the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle

• A update on introduction into the Bundeswehr and improvement over the legacy Marder IFV
• Communications and battle management: Information within the platform ad wider network
• Visual situation awareness for crew and passengers via optronics and display systems
• MUSS active protection systems for detection and defeat of threats

Mr Martin  Röder

Mr Martin Röder, Project Manager, Information Technology, PSM

Mathias  Kraus

Mathias Kraus, Project Manager, LAND 400 PUMA, PSM

11:15 Acoustic Situational Awareness: Integrated Battlefield Acoustics for Vehicles

Mr Michel Van Der Hartt

Mr Michel Van Der Hartt , Business Development Manager, Vehicle Mounted Systems, Microflown AVISA

• Acoustic multi mission sensors to adapt to any operation
• Survivability by knowing where to look; using ears to guide your eyes
• The VSAF software suite
• Self-contained and standalone vs full vehicle integration
• Dutch army collaboration

11:45 An Armoured Vehicle GVA Enabling the Exploitation of Information on the Battlefield

Mr Ian Harris

Mr Ian Harris, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin UK

• Publish and Subscribe - Generating and Exploiting the Information Network
• GVA, Opens Systems, legacy platforms
• Dismounted Situational Awareness
• GBAD – Automated Sense and Warn
• F35, Apache, Fires, UAS, AJAX

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:15 Innovative solutions for Night and Day Land Situational Awareness (LSA) and Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE)

Mr Charles-Edouard  De Ghamena

Mr Charles-Edouard De Ghamena , Sales Representative, Bertin Technologies

• Optronic solution for mobile chemical threat detection
• Night and day vision enhancer with real-time digital fusion
• Network of imaging sensor modules with multiple viewing channel

13:45 Enabling US Army Brigade Combat Teams

Mr Don Sando

Mr Don Sando, Deputy to the Commanding General, Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army

• Army Functional Concept for Movement and Maneuver
- Realized Mission Command
• Maneuver Force Modernization Strategy
- Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy
• Next Generation Combat Vehicle

14:15 Turret Indirect Vision Systems

Mr Yoram Aran

Mr Yoram Aran, BD and Programs Director, Systems and Sensors, Instro Precision Ltd

• The weight reduction when replacing episcopes
• Expected optical performance
• Image presentation
• Networking and SW update requirements
• Main technical challenges
• Advanced capabilities
 

14:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Current Land Systems C4I Requirements for Enhancing the Effectiveness of Information Gathering and Sharing

•         An overview of current operational requirements, lessons learnt from counter insurgency op's and how future land forces must adapt to emerging challenges
•         Ensuring information superiority in a contested environment, what threats do near peer competitors pose?
•         Situations - Who should be aware of what, how quickly, how reliably, for how long? Dealing with questions such as information overload and information half-life
•         Informal question and answer session

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Mr Don Sando

Mr Don Sando, Deputy to the Commanding General, Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Colonel Mike McCarthy, Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army

Major Wouter Samson

Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army

Mr John Crozier

Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Situation Awareness, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Situational Awareness and Information Sharing in Norwegian Mechanized Battalions

Major Ola Petter  Odden

Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces

• New CV 90 capabilities
  o What is new?
  o Effects on SA and TTPs
• BMS (Battle Management Systems)
  o Brief history
  o User experiences
  o Effects on SA and TTPs
• Future plans to develop battlefield connectivity and situational awareness

16:30 Many Situations, Many Sensors, Many Effectors

Mr Guy Davies

Mr Guy Davies, Capability Manager, Vehicle Systems, Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo MW Ltd

• New AFV programs and refits increasingly specify high resolution digital vision and sighting systems
• Industry trends and key requirements using the UK’s AJAX and Warrior Vehicles as examples
• When specifying AFV SA solution, there are important design, integration and qualification issues to consider. Illustrating these points as they apply to cameras and crew displays as a system
• Overview of Instro’s TIVS solution for AFV turret SA, as an example of a leading edge solution which is in series production.
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:15 Scorpion Vehicles Situational Awareness and Network Enabled Capability

• An overview of the French Army’s Scorpion Programme and the SCORPION vehicles
• Sensors and information gathering capability within the SCORPION vehicles
• The battle management system (SICS): Information sharing and communication with the wider network
• Scorpion system architecture, coherence and integration for network enabled capability

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Stephane Chaigneau, Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD

Captain Geoffrey Rutkowski

Captain Geoffrey Rutkowski, Technical Manager, Jaguar Vehicle, DGA

9:45 The Next Generation of Multi-Sensor Platforms that will Contribute to Enhanced Vehicle Situational Awareness

Mr Patrick Curlier

Mr Patrick Curlier, Business Development Director , Safran Electronics and Defense

•        An overview of new generation sensors range
•        Collaborative capabilities based on networked optronics platforms
•        Extended capabilities resulting from the combination between inertial and optronics data

10:15 Defying the Light

Mr Wiebe  Koopmans

Mr Wiebe Koopmans , Business Development Manager , Photonis Netherlands B.V.

• 24/7 situational awareness
• Colour night vision
• UV to IR detection
• Day and night (digital) imaging solutions

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 Crew Awareness in the Urban Canyon

Mr John Crozier

Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Situation Awareness, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

• The problem of complex urban and littoral environments
• The situation awareness cycle
• Managing the information pipe
• Human in the loop
• Creating the tools for decision support

11:45 Situational Awareness within the Spanish Army´s 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle

Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez, Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army

12:15 Networking Lunch

13:15 Vehicle Situational Awareness and Threat Detection from a Full 360° Azimuth: Findings from the Development of Antares

Mr Thierry Midavaine

Mr Thierry Midavaine, Technical Director, Thales Optronique SA

• The operational requirements that have driven development of Antares
• Findings from research and development
• Threat detection and situational awareness capability of the system
• Integration with vehicle architecture and ongoing work with the French Army’s Scorpion Programme

13:45 Generic Vehicle Architecture to Enhance Network Enabled Capabilities and Improve Situational Awareness within the Vehicle

Major Wouter Samson

Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army

• Modular Vehicle C4i network  to contribute to the C4I hardware lifespan versus the platform lifespan
• “Plug and Play” Sensor suite that can deliver a mission defined sensor suite  and ability to integrate sensor information
• Improve HMI and decrease crew workload
• Share the right information at the right time so commanders can make the right decision

14:15 Fraunhofer Institute Research and Development of Enhanced Situational Awareness for Land Systems

Dr Karin Stein

Dr Karin Stein, Signatorics, Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Fraunhofer IOSB

• An overview of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation core areas of responsibility
• Optimising optronic performance for land systems situational awareness’ and target detection
• Managing signature: Can vehicle stealth technology meet the increased capability of modern sensors?
• Effective detection and countermeasures to prevent targeting and enemy fire

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:15 Research and Development Findings in the Field of Vehicle Situational Awareness and Sensor Integration

Dr George  Valsamakis

Dr George Valsamakis, Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre

• Utilisation of commercial products in SA systems
• The benefits of using gaming architectures for developing SA system
• Novel crew alerting methods using sonification, haptics and visual interfaces

15:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Open Vetronic Architecture Development for Combat Vehicles

• Feedback from ongoing developments within LAVOSAR
• Open Reference architecture standards update
• Alignment with NGVA
• Architecture question and answer session with military ad industry
 

Professor Elias Stipidis

Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

Mr Daniel Ota

Mr Daniel Ota, Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Information Technology for Command and Control, Fraunhofer FKIE

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Mr Pieter Karssen

Mr Pieter Karssen, Senior Technician, Vetronics, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Chairman of MILVA and Project Leader, SENECA, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army
Colonel Mike McCarthy

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army
Major Wouter Samson

Major Wouter Samson

Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army
Mr Don Sando

Mr Don Sando

Deputy to the Commanding General, Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army
Mr John Crozier

Mr John Crozier

Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Situation Awareness, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Captain Geoffrey Rutkowski

Technical Manager, Jaguar Vehicle, DGA
Captain Geoffrey Rutkowski

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army
Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army
Colonel Mike McCarthy

Dr George Valsamakis

Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre
Dr George  Valsamakis

Dr Karin Stein

Signatorics, Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Fraunhofer IOSB
Dr Karin Stein

Major Ola Petter Odden

Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces
Major Ola Petter  Odden

Major Wouter Samson

Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army
Major Wouter Samson

Mathias Kraus

Project Manager, LAND 400 PUMA, PSM
Mathias  Kraus

Mr Charles-Edouard De Ghamena

Sales Representative, Bertin Technologies
Mr Charles-Edouard  De Ghamena

Mr Daniel Ota

Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Information Technology for Command and Control, Fraunhofer FKIE
Mr Daniel Ota

Mr Don Sando

Deputy to the Commanding General, Capabilities, Development and Integration Directorate, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army
Mr Don Sando

Mr Florian Schlueter

Technical Program Manager, Future Net-Centric Battlefield, Soldier Systems and Network Solutions, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH
Mr Florian Schlueter

Mr Guy Davies

Capability Manager, Vehicle Systems, Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo MW Ltd
Mr Guy Davies

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Chairman of MILVA and Project Leader, SENECA, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology
Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Ian Harris

Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin UK
Mr Ian Harris

Mr John Crozier

Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Situation Awareness, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
Mr John Crozier

Mr Martin Röder

Project Manager, Information Technology, PSM
Mr Martin  Röder

Mr Michel Van Der Hartt

Business Development Manager, Vehicle Mounted Systems, Microflown AVISA
Mr Michel Van Der Hartt

Mr Patrick Curlier

Business Development Director , Safran Electronics and Defense
Mr Patrick Curlier

Mr Pieter Karssen

Senior Technician, Vetronics, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
Mr Pieter Karssen

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD
Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Thierry Midavaine

Technical Director, Thales Optronique SA
Mr Thierry Midavaine

Mr Wiebe Koopmans

Business Development Manager , Photonis Netherlands B.V.
Mr Wiebe  Koopmans

Mr Yoram Aran

BD and Programs Director, Systems and Sensors, Instro Precision Ltd
Mr Yoram Aran

Professor Elias Stipidis

Director, Vetronics Research Centre
Professor Elias Stipidis

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017 Preliminary Attendee List

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An Interview with Martin Röder, Project Manager IT Department, PSM (Projekt System und Management GmbH)

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An Interview with Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez, Head of 8x8 VCR Programme

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An Interview with Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Centre of Knowledge, Royal Netherlands Airforce

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An Interview with Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab

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Norway examines augmented reality for enhanced SA

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Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2016 Attendee List

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Bertin Instruments

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.bertin-instruments.com/

Bertin Instruments is a brand of CNIM Group, with a diverse portfolio dedicated to the sampling, detection and measurement solutions for high added value markets. Bertin Instruments provides optronics devices for the military market ensuring the protection and surveillance of high-risk hotspots : - FusionSight®: the world-first digital night vision device providing smart fusion for threat and target accurate detection. Especially adapted to the infantry chiefs and special forces requirements, this reliable handled device is efficient on the field during operations facing hidden and camouflaged enemies, even under limited visibility conditions. - PeriSight®, network of imaging sensor modules offering multiple viewing channels : color low light, thermal. Available with different fields of view and dispersed all over the vehicle to reduce vulnerability, PeriSight® modules provides night and day 360° surveillance in short range to enhance land situation awareness and driver vision.


Galleon Embedded Computing

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.galleonec.com/

Galleon Embedded Computing is an innovative leader in development of high-performance, high-quality, rugged storage and data recorder systems, servers and NAS / networked devices and XMC IO modules. Galleon’s offerings span from commercial grade products for benign environments to ruggedized products for deployed systems in severe environments. Galleon Embedded Computing has product development and system integration facilities in Oslo, Norway, Munich, Germany, London, UK, and Katy, TX, USA. Customer satisfaction and uncompromised product quality is key to Galleon’s highly experienced staff with long experience from the military and aerospace markets. Galleon Embedded Computing's quality management system is certified to Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100:2009 and ISO 9001:2008. Galleon products are gathering and processing data in hundreds of deployed systems throughout the World.


Instro

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.instro.com

As a leading supplier of Armoured Vehicle Vision and Sighting systems, Instro is at the heart of the UK’s latest AFV programs such as AJAX and Warrior CSP with its Turret situational awareness, Gun Camera, Crew Displays and Primary Gun Sights. With high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range cameras and matched displays, Instro’s vision solutions offer excellent DRI and support the latest military specific streaming HD video formats. Widely recognised for its rugged mechanical design and vertically integrated manufacture and supply, Instro leverages proven real world expertise to help vehicle OEMs design and integrate Electro-optics, Vision and Sighting systems that meet the demands of modern vehicle programmes and upgrades.


Kent Modular Electronics KME

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.kme.co.uk

Kent Modular Electronics (KME) is a worldwide leading designer and manufacturer of rugged LCD monitors for Military, Marine, Rail and Industrial applications. Established in 1976, KME produce a range of standard Military displays and custom designs that are IP67 sealed and designed & manufactured to comply with MIL-STDs and DEF STANs for shelter, vehicle, shipborne and airborne applications. KME’s extensive Military range provides long-term continuity of supply through design to maintain form, fit and function and are available in configurations for portable, demountable, control room, shelter, vehicle and ship-borne applications. The monitors range from 3.5” handheld to 55” large format. KME’s design techniques make our monitors ideal for use in demanding Military applications for C4ISTAR, weapon control, radar, navigation, vehicle operation and personal portable soldier use, at competitive costs in Land, Sea and Air environments. In addition to the supply of displays from our standard range, KME can undertake design and manufacture of custom designs to meet specific requirements. For more information please visit www.kme.co.uk or contact our sales team Email: sales@kme.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1634 830123


Lockheed Martin

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.lockheedmartin.co.uk/

Lockheed Martin’s Ampthill facility is the largest and fastest growing Lockheed Martin business in the United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin Ampthill is a leading provider of mission systems for armoured fighting vehicles and their integration onto a range of platforms. Lockheed Martin turret solutions integrate a range of lethal effects from the highly versatile and effective Case-Telescoped 40mm ‘fire-on-the-move’ cannon, to more traditional 30-40mm solutions. Lockheed Martin can integrate a range of surveillance and target acquisition systems and can provide elegant integration of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles including the battle-proven Javelin Missile. Lockheed Martin’s armoured vehicle pedigree extends into the provision of modular armour solutions and the integration of upgrades to power, transmission and drive-train solutions. The company’s billion-dollar contracts to deliver the turret for the British Army’s AJAX reconnaissance vehicle and the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Capability Sustainment Programme underlines how strategic investments in technology are allowing Lockheed Martin to engineer a better tomorrow.


Microflown AVISA

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.microflown-avisa.com

Microflown AVISA provides complete acoustic situational awareness for the purpose of both self-protection and target acquisition for all sorts of military vehicles, ranging from open unarmored recce vehicles to (rubber) tracked shooting infantry fighting vehicles and tanks. For an individual vehicle, a single so called Acoustic Multi Mission Sensor (AMMS) can be used to detect, locate (and where applicable track) the positions of small arms fire or a helicopter/drone. The same AMMS is able to detect the direction of a RPG being fired upon a vehicle. A more advanced version is the CAMEL, two AMMSs on a vehicle deck providing more spatial distribution and hence better performance. When networked, the CAMELS become part of the CARAVAN, providing convoy protection also against mortars and light artillery. But the same network also creates a mobile (passive) sound ranging array, a passive function replacing (active) weapon localization radars.


OPTSYS

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.nexter-group.fr/en/subsidiaries/optsys

Optsys, a subsidiary of Nexter Group, has been designing and manufacturing optical and optronic embedded systems for armoured vehicles for over 50 years. We are specialized in the integration, assembly and upgrade of rugged vision equipment. Whatever a commercial off-the-shelf system or a new bespoke solution designed according to your specific requirements, we have the solution, a cost-effective one for an enhanced situational awareness: · Day & Low-Light camera solutions with our ViPer Security for Perimeter Vision: modular LSA System equipped with rugged cameras (from 1 to 8 cameras, different FoV, etc… according to your needs) and 7’’ or 9’’ monitors. · Night Vision Camera BatCam (different optics and FoV) providing a 360° Day and Night vision to secure the surround view of your vehicle and thus ensure the safety of your crews. Optsys is your trustworthy eyes around your vehicle!


Palomar Display Products Inc.

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.palomardisplays.com/

Palomar Display Products is the leading supplier of Optically Coupled (Biocular) Displays used in fighting armored vehicles such as the M1A, Stryker, LAV25, Desert Warrior, EFV and Bradley. With an installed base of over 25,000 displays, we are the standard for all turreted gunner sights. Our Next Generation of Color, Digital, HD, and Multi-Input Optically Coupled Display engines is the natural upgrade path for replacing legacy analog displays for all turreted, ground-mobile weapon systems.


PHOTONIS

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http:/www.photonis.com

PHOTONIS is the preferred partner for Night Vision Solutions to armed forces and special units worldwide, with its products in use in all NATO countries and NATO affiliates. The most important function of a night vision device is to detect, recognize and identify targets during night time operations or low light environments. The sooner you can detect an object or threat, the sooner you can react and the more effective and safer you are. PHOTONIS with its innovative 4G image intensifier tubes currently provides the highest performing image intensifier available on the market. The image intensifier tube is the component that allows a night vision device (i.e. a goggle) to actually see during the night and other low light conditions. Specifically the wider spectral bandwidth sensitivity of the 4G image intensifier allows it to multiply more (in)visible light than any other image intensifiers on the market. This results into an increase of up to 40% more range in detection, recognition and identification in very low light conditions (and other unique operational capabilities). Furthermore the auto-gating options as developed by PHOTONIS allow for undisrupted effective operations in dynamic lighting conditions.


Pleora Technologies

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.pleora.com

Military imaging system manufacturers rely on proven real-time video expertise from Pleora Technologies to help meet performance and cost demands in local situational awareness applications. Our broad portfolio of video networking hardware and software – backed by extensive standards expertise and systems knowledge – has been designed into vision applications for sighting, navigation, threat detection, and targeting in ground-based vehicles, naval vessels, manned and unmanned airframes, and standalone systems for persistent surveillance. Manufacturers rely on Pleora in new systems delivering real-time video from multiple imaging sources to processing platforms and display panels, and retrofit upgrades integrating existing imaging sources into fully networked systems. Pleora’s video interface products, network standards expertise, and systems knowledge allow manufacturers to bypass development and integration complexities in mission-critical imaging applications. Our real-time video expertise revolutionized the factory automation market, and today we’re bringing new levels of awareness and intelligence for security and defense applications.


RFEL

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.rfel.com

RFEL is a UK based technology company providing high specification signal and video processing solutions to government, defence and security customers. Leveraging its expertise in real-time video processing and video analytics at the source, RFEL manufactures products such as the HALO™ SWaP High Definition Video Processor, StableEyesHD, FlexNet and a new family of Vehicle Vision Camera products including Trailblazer: a dual-band front and rear camera driver aid system featuring wide-angle situational awareness channels, GVA DEF STAN 00-082, VIVEO Ethernet interfaces and HD-SDI auxiliary outputs. RFEL’s unique, easy-to-integrate products reduce system development risk and make the difference in a competitive market.


Safran Electronics & Defense

Sponsors and Exhibitors
www.safran-electronics-defense.com

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace, Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. No.1 in Europe and No.3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications, it is also the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems and the world leader in helicopter flight controls. Operating across the globe, Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries employ 7,600 people in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 600 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

Media Partners


ADS Advance

Official Media Partner
http://www.adsadvance.co.uk

ADVANCE - the new official quarterly magazine of ADS, the trade organisation advancing UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries - delivers regular comprehensive coverage of all the latest issues and developments, concerning these sectors both here in the UK and overseas. ADVANCE serves as a forum for all stakeholders in these sectors – from government, the armed/security forces and industry – to exchange views and opinions. It is a must read for all those involved – across the entire supply chain – with award winning journalists, industry commentators and analysts providing authoritative insights that get beyond the headlines, plus daily online news at www.adsadvance.co.uk.


Shephard Media

Official Media Partner
http://www.shephardmedia.com/

For 30 years, Shephard Media has been providing high-quality business intelligence to the aerospace and defence markets, through a combination of magazines, online news services, handbooks and global events. Particularly well known within the rotorcraft, unmanned vehicles, C4ISR, military logistics and land warfare markets, Shephard Media is poised to expand into new sectors and provide new offerings to ensure that we best serve our global markets as a leading supplier of business intelligence.


Battlespace News

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http://www.battle-technology.com

BATTLESPACE NEWS BATTLESPACE Publications cover the whole spectrum of the battlespace, from sensor to shooter. Our news coverage and readership is truly international, contacting the main decision makers in the worldwide defence industry. We aim to provide our readers with the latest developments in the complex and ever changing world of C4ISTAR and the Global Battlespace. Our coverage is unique in its breadth of topics in the International C4ISTAR arena from airborne sensors and UAVs, fast jets and military transports, rotorcraft, airborne communications, radar and avionics, thru specialist naval systems and communications to land-based communications, EW, infantry equipment and armoured vehicles, trucks and unmanned robots. PRODUCTS BATTLESPACE C4ISTAR TECHNOLOGIES magazine appears six times a year BATTLESPACE UPDATE and ALERT are subscriber-based email Updates. BATTLESPACE EXHIBITION NEWS is a free Show Daily Other Subscriber Products include: BATTLESPACE MILITARY VEHICLES UPDATE BATTLESPACE RADAR, NIGHT VISION AND SURVEILLANCE UPDATE BATTLESPACE MUNITIONS, BALLISTICS AND INFANTRY SYSTEMS UPDATE UPDATE CYBER RESILIENCE UPDATE


sUAS

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http://www.suasnews.com

sUAS News SUAS - Hub for Commercial UAV Operators Representing the UAV industry Dedicated online Community Liaison with the CAA Membership Discounts

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Defense Conferences

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http://www.marketresearchmedia.com

Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


Epicos

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http://www.Epicos.com

Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


Defense Express

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http://www.defense-ua.com

Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


Mobilecomms-technology.com

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http://www.mobilecomms-technology.com

Our mission is to provide senior executives, decision-makers and business communities throughout the world with valued information and services, by communicating industry developments, offering informed opinion and promoting our customers' products and services.


Copybook - Military

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http://www.copybook.com/military

Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


GovEvents

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http://www.govevents.com

GovEvents is simply the fastest & easiest way to find Government & Military events happening all over the world. Find events by date, location, keyword, focus and more! You’ll find government & military-related conferences, tradeshows, expos, training sessions, and webcasts—all in one place!


ARMSCOM.net

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http://www.armscom.net

ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


ProSecurityZone

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http://www.prosecurityzone.com

ProSecurityZone brings the latest security news to professionals throughout the world every day, offering them industry insight, new developments and inspiring ideas. Each day, news is added to our growing archive, creating a rich and valuable information resource for anybody involved or interested in the security industry. With free access, free publication of news and free newsletter distribution, both users and suppliers have the world of security at their fingertips.


International Journal of Vehicle Safety

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http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijvs

IJVS provides an authoritative source of information in the field of vehicle safety design, research and development. It serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of vehicle safety. IJVS seeks to establish channels of communication between industry, academy and government in the field of vehicle safety, and also covers subjects of passive/active safety in road traffic as well as traffic-related public health issues.


Defence Suppliers

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http://www.defence-suppliers.com

Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


ASD MEDIA

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http://www.asd-network.com

Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
  • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
  • Find the latest business news; www.asd-network.com
  • Find the upcoming events; www.asd-network.com
  • Find companies and organizations; www.asdsource.com
  • Distribute news globally. www.asdwire.com
The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

For more detailed information please contact with: ASD MEDIA
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International Journal of Vehicle Design

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http://www.inderscience.com/ijvd

IJVD, the journal of vehicle engineering, automotive technology and components, has been established for over a quarter of a century as an international authoritative reference in the field. It publishes the Proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design, which is an independent, non-profit-making learned society that exists to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of vehicle design and safety.


Army Technology

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http://www.army-technology.com

Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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http://www.hsrc.biz

Homeland Security Research Corp. (HSRC) is a Washington, DC-based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community. HSRC provides premium market, technology and industry expertise that enables our global clients to gain critical insight into the business opportunities that exist within the Homeland Security & Homeland Defense market. Government clients include the US, UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, and Singapore. US Congress, DHS, US Army, US Navy, DOD, DOT, GAO, NATO, and the EU are among others. HSRC serves over 600 private sector clients, including all major defense contractors and many Fortune 500 companies. 40% discount on all HSRC reports to Conference attendees. Offer expires 30-Nov-2017. To redeem the discount contact our sales dept. with the name of the report & Promo Code HSRC301117 – sales@hsrc.biz


Asian Military Review

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http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


Inderscience Publishers

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http://www.inderscience.com

Inderscience is a dynamic, leading, independent journal publisher. The company disseminates the latest research across the broad fields of science, engineering and technology; management, public and business administration; environment, ecological economics and sustainable development; computing, ICT and internet/web services, and related areas. Inderscience offers over 35 years' experience in publishing and has succeeded in building a substantial collection approaching 400 high-quality peer-reviewed international research journals in both online and print formats. We offer a variety of ways to keep up-to-date with the latest published leading-edge research while our online collection represents a fully-searchable digital archive of around 60,000 articles.


ArmedForces.co.uk

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http://www.armedforces.co.uk

The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


Military Systems and Technology

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http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

Military Systems & Technology is an on-line resource for the International Military Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a major platform for communication between buyers and sellers. It profiles the very latest Military Systems and Technology from Defence Companies around the Globe. Also listing up and coming Military Exhibitions and Events.


Defence and Security Alert

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http://www.dsalert.org

Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



Global Military Communications

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http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


DefenseFile.com

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http://www.defensefile.com

DefenseFile.com is a free online news and product resource for the global defense and aerospace industries. DefenseFile is a valuable resource for procurement executives and others involved in specifying and purchasing defense-related goods and services within aerospace, marine and navy, land, manufacturing, personnel and backup equipment sectors.


International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

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http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijhvs

IJHVS provides an authoritative source of information and an international forum in the field of on/off road heavy vehicle systems, including buses. It is a highly professional and refereed journal which forms part of the proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design. IAVD is an independent, non-profit, learned society which provides a forum for professionals in both industry and academic institutions to meet, exchange ideas and disseminate knowledge in the field of automotive engineering, technology, and management.


International Journal of Vehicle Performance

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http://www.inderscience.com/ijvp

IJVP, a journal of the International Association for Vehicle Design, addresses multidisciplinary issues relevant to performance of ground vehicle systems and sub-systems for vehicle engineers/scientists. Its scope covers theoretical and experimental developments in performance analyses/assessments of ground vehicles including road, off-road, all-terrain and guided vehicles. In light of the diversified performance requirements for different vehicles, IJVP focuses on identification of measures relevant to different performance aspects of a vehicle system and new concepts/methods/pioneering techniques in analysis/assessment/improvements in vehicle performance.


Defense-update.com

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http://www.defense-update.com

Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


Soldier Modernisation

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http://www.soldiermod.com

Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing

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http://www.inderscience.com/ijvsmt

IJVSMT provides a resource of information for the scientific and engineering community working with ground vehicles. Emphases are placed on novel computational and testing techniques that are used by automotive engineers and scientists.


International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems

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http://www.inderscience.com/ijvics

IJVICS provides a refereed reference in the field of vehicle networking, information and communication systems.


Global Defence Technology

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http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.

Copthorne Tara Hotel

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Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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