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In a modern 21st Century battlefield, survivability is a very important capability of a platform. As demands increase in tactical mobility the vulnerability of a platform under the threat of hostile weapons can be reduced considerably by applying survivability enhancement measures in the platform's design. A 'cheap kill' must be avoided.

SMi’s Vehicle Survivability conference will address the major issues within the changing and evolving land warfare environment, looking specifically at the future requirements and government policies for vehicle survivability.

The conference is significant because of the recent progress made in critical survivability technologies and in the military utilisation of these technologies. The conference will provide a setting for discussion of the implications of this technology on the modern battlefield, their relationship to the Army's Tactics and Doctrines, and the effects these new technologies have on ground combat vehicle designs.

Programme Highlights:
ASSESS key survivability technologies and future survivability requirements for warfare in the 21st Century
ENHANCE the lethality, survivability and mobility of your current ground combat vehicle fleet
GAIN an understanding of country specific platform and technological advancements
HEAR about the development and design of land platform integrated survivability modelling
IDENTIFY key defensive aids in the battlefield
MAXIMISE your networking opportunities in a globally attended forum

Major contributions from senior representatives:
· Colonel Donald Kotchman, Project Manager, Abrams Tank System, Program Executive Office - Ground Combat Systems, US Army
· Colonel Mike Beasock, TRADOC Systems Manager for Close Combat Missile Systems, US Army Infantry School
· Colonel Charles Betack, TRADOC System Manager for Stryker and Bradley Fighting Vehicles Systems, US Army Infantry School
. Lt Col Neil Polley, RM FRES IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence UK
· Colin Newell, Research Requirements Manager for Mounted Combat Systems, Directorate of Equipment Capability (Direct Battlefield Engagement), Ministry of Defence
· Dr Bryn James, Group Leader, Armour, Dstl
· Dr Gustaf Olsson, Assistant Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
· GySgt Andreas Elesky, Armor Specialist, US Marine Corps
· Michael Zoltoski, ARL, FCS Ballistic Survivability Manager, US Army Research Laboratory
· John Hunt, Group Leader, Mounted Systems, Dstl POC FRES
· Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz, Visiting Professor, Royal Military College of Science

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz

Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz, Visiting Professor, Royal Military College of Science

9:10 ENHANCED SURVIVABILITY

Lieutenant Colonel John Long

Lieutenant Colonel John Long, Project Manager for Future Combat Systems, US Army

  • A primary goal of US modernization efforts
  • Pursuing advanced survivability technologies and capabilities
  • Cost, schedules and partnerships
  • Future warfare
  • 9:40 LAND PLATFORM INTEGRATED SURVIVABILITY MODELLING

    Colin Newell

    Colin Newell, Research Requirements Manager for Mounted Combat Systems, Directorate of Equipment Capability (Direct Battlefield Engagement), UK Ministry of Defence

  • Tool set requirements
  • Assessment of candidate models
  • Modelling effectiveness strategy
  • The optimised approach
  • 10:20 ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY

    Mr B Tugwell

    Mr B Tugwell, Senior Scientist, QinetiQ

  • The need for DAS
  • Research
  • Result findings
  • Conclusions
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DAS IN A NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE ASPECT

    Dr Gustaf Olsson

    Dr Gustaf Olsson, Assistant Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOI)

  • EW threat
  • EW survivability
  • Using EW suites for protection
  • Using EW on the offensive
  • Can EW suites reduce the need for armour?
  • Future EW capabilities
  • 12:00 DEFENSIVE AIDS IN THE BATTLEFIELD

    Dr Clive Coleman

    Dr Clive Coleman, Chief Technologist, Electro-Optical EW Systems, BAE SYSTEMS Avionics

  • Diversity and evolution of threat
  • DAS design drivers
  • Countermeasures
  • Warning sensors
  • Systems issues
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 SURVIVABILITY OF ANTI-TANK MISSILES AND PRECISION MUNITIONS

    John Morris

    John Morris, Director, Business Development, Tactical Missiles, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

  • An industry perspective
  • Status of programs
  • Considerations
  • Summary
  • 14:20 STRYKER FIGHTING VEHICLE SYSTEMS

    Mr Bob Hobbs

    Mr Bob Hobbs, Deputy TSM, US Army Infantry School

  • Requirements of the force
  • Present and future armor capabilities
  • Future technologies
  • 15:00 WARNING AND IDENTIFICATION

    Zvi Tauber

    Zvi Tauber, Marketing Manager, Acoustic Systems Directorate, Rafael

  • Acoustic Early Warning systems for direction finding
  • Detection and identification of helicopters
  • To be used by tactical mobile units
  • No line of sight needed
  • 15:40 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 GUN LAUNCHED WEAPON SYSTEM

    Moshe Shavit

    Moshe Shavit, Manager, Business Development, Israeli Aircraft Industry

  • Why Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs)?
  • Requirements for land forces and tank PGM
  • IAI solution
  • Hit probability and threat
  • Increased survivability
  • System benefits
  • 16:40 SURVIVABILITY BY ALTERNATE MEANS

    Colonel (Ret'd) Cobus van der Merwe

    Colonel (Ret'd) Cobus van der Merwe, Program Manager, Land Systems, AVITRONICS

  • An overview
  • Detection means
  • Making sense of threat emissions
  • Countermeasure options
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Bill Carson

    Dr Bill Carson, Consultant, Independent Defence Consultancy

    9:10 FUTURE RAPID EFFECTS SYSTEM (FRES)

  • Coping with survivability and protection specifications
  • Battlefield reconnaissance
  • Mine protection
  • Logistics support considerations
  • A replacement for the MBT?
  • John Hunt

    John Hunt, Group Leader, Mounted Systems, Dstl POC FRES

    Lieutenant Colonel Neil Polley

    Lieutenant Colonel Neil Polley, RM FRES OPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

    9:40 SMART ARMOUR FOR TANKS

    Michael Zoltoski

    Michael Zoltoski, ARL, FCS Ballistic Survivability Manager, US Army Research Laboratory

  • Background
  • Research and testing
  • Incorporating smart armour in future warfare
  • 10:20 THE ROLE OF ARMOUR

    Dr Bryn James

    Dr Bryn James, Group Leader, Physical Protection, Dstl

  • Matching technique to threat
  • Specific technologies
  • Which material should I choose?
  • Synergistic response
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 DEFEATING VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY ENHANCEMENTS

    Colonel Mike Beasock

    Colonel Mike Beasock, TRADOC Systems Manager for Close Combat Missile Systems, US Army Infantry School

  • Line-of-Sight Anti-Tank (LOSAT) KE missile system
  • Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM)
  • Improvements in chemical energy missiles
  • Man-portable lethality against armour
  • 12:00 ADVANCED ADD-ON ARMOUR SYSTEMS FOR LIGHT FIGHTING VEHICLES

    Dr Dan Yaziv

    Dr Dan Yaziv, Chief Engineer, Ballistics Center, Rafael

  • Add-on armour technologies and efficiencies
  • The state of the art in reactive armour
  • Applications for armoured fighting vehicles
  • Performance and capabilities
  • Safety and fragmentation
  • Future protection systems for armoured fighting vehicles
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SELF-PROTECTION SYSTEM (MUSS) FOR ARMOURED VEHICLES

    Rainer Ackermann

    Rainer Ackermann, Director, Marketing & Sales Electro-optics EW, EADS Deutschland

  • Increasing AFV survivability
  • Benefits
  • Possibilities and limitations
  • Future considerations
  • 14:40 SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    Dudley Bird

    Dudley Bird, Technology Manager, Signature Management, Thales Defence

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 DIRECT PROTECTION

    Friedrich-Ulf Deisenroth

    Friedrich-Ulf Deisenroth, President, IBD - Deisenroth Engineering

  • Integrated and modular add-on packages
  • Pursuing survivability technologies and capabilities
  • Advanced applications
  • Future considerations
  • 16:20 USMC

    GySgt Andreas Elesky

    GySgt Andreas Elesky, Armor Specialist, US Marine Corps

  • An insight
  • Armor protection
  • Survivability and lethality
  • Future possibilities
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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