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Col. Mike Beasock of the US Army said of last years event "Superb conference - well organised, professional staff, outstanding content and speakers."

Last years event was one of our most successful Land Warfare Conferences to date, and building on it's success - this year promises to be even bigger and even better.

Learn from the experts, key sessions include:

  • How to achieve light vehicle survivability equal to legacy heavy armour
  • How to assess the key performance factors in next generation armour
  • How to meet conflicting requirements of lethality, mobility and survivability
  • How to defeat new vehicle survivability enhancements
  • Plus:

    Lessons learned from Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Four Key Briefings from the US Army on:

  • Modernisation in key US armour programmes
  • US anti-armour missile strategies
  • US developments in line-of-sight, CKEM, chemical energy and man-portable systems lethality
  • Survivability for the new medium force
  • Speaker Panel:

  • Colonel Mike Beasock, TRADOC Systems Manager for Close Combat Missile Systems, US Army Infantry School
  • Colonel Donald Kotchman, Project Manager, Abrams Tank System, Program Executive Office - Ground Combat Systems, US Army
  • Colonel Charles Betack, TRADOC Stryker & Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Aspray, RM FRES IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Hinds, Product Manager, FCS Special Programs, US Army
  • Captain Mark McNeil, Director Land Requirements 3-3 (DAS Requirements), Directorate of Land Requirements, Canadian Army
  • Major David Bardorf, Project Officer, PM Tanks, Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps
  • Dr Paul Tanenbaum, Chief, Ballistics and NBC Division, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr Robert Stark, Head of Pulsed Power Group, DIEHL
  • Ricolt Boeschoten, Product Manager, TNO-PML
  • Who will you meet at this years Conference? Previous attendees include:

    Aerospatiale Matra, Alenia Marconi Systems, Alvis Hagglunds, Alvis Vehicles, Armour School - Austrian Armed Forces, Aselsan, BAE SYSTEMS, Belgian Army, Belgian Defence Staff, Bofors Carl Gustafs, British Army, Bundesakademie fur Wehrverwaltung und Wehrtechnik, Canadian Army, Centre for Defence Analysis, Close Combat Armaments Center, Danish Army Combat School, Danish Army Material Command, Defence Material Administration (FMV), Defence R&D Canada, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Defence Technology Office (Europe), US Department of Defence, Diehl, Royal Armoured Corps, DSTL, EADS, Euromissile, Finnish Defence Forces, FOI Defence Research Agency, French Army, General Dynamics, Giat Industries, GM Defense, HQ Defence Command Norway, IMI-Israel Military, Irish Army, Israel Defence Forces, Italian Army, Iveco Fiat, Kentron, M B D A, US Marine Corps Systems Command, Ministry of Defence Germany, UK MoD, Norwegian Army, O'Gara-Hess, Patria Vehicles Oy, Polish Land Forces, Ground Combat Systems - US Army, QinetiQ, Rafael, Raytheon Missile Systems, Rheinmetall, Saab Bofors, Smiths, Steyr Daimler Puch, Swedish Armed Forces HQ, TARDEC - TACOM US Army, Thales, Timoney Technology, United Defense, US Army Infantry School, US Department of State, US Marine Corps, VICKERS, and many, many more...

    ...

    Conference programme

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Bill Carson

    Dr Bill Carson, Consultant, Independent Defence Consultancy

    9:10 NEXT GENERATION ARMOURED CAPABILITY

  • Goals of FCS system
  • Performance factors
  • The survivability requirements for FCS
  • Achieving survivability equal to legacy heavy armour
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Hinds

    Lieutenant Colonel John Hinds, Product Manager, FCS Special Programs, US Army

    A Senior Representative

    A Senior Representative, Lead Systems Integrator, FCS, Boeing

    9:50 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 KE missile system
  • Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM)
  • Improvements in chemical energy missiles
  • Man-portable lethality against armour
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE SURVIVABILITY IMPLICATIONS OF RAPID EFFECT CONCEPTS

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Aspray

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Aspray, RM FRES IPT, Defence Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence, UK

    11:40 VEHICLE SIGNATURE REDUCTION

    Dr Paul Ratcliff

    Dr Paul Ratcliff, Team Leader Signatures, Defence Science

  • Details to be confirmed
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 SURVIVABILITY

    Major David Bardorf

    Major David Bardorf, Project Officer, PM Tanks, Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps

  • Goals of the CVS program
  • Performance factors
  • Concept and technology demonstration (CTD)
  • The survivability requirements for the MBT beyond 2020
  • Achieving survivability overmatch against legacy heavy armor and near future munitions
  • Transitional phase towards implementation
  • 14:30 VEHICLE MINE PROTECTION

    Ricolt Boeschoten

    Ricolt Boeschoten, Product Manager, TNO-PML

  • The increasing danger posed by active and discarded land mines
  • Creating integral vehicle and occupant safety
  • Computer modelling and reality testing (experiments)
  • Subsequent improvements in survivability
  • 15:10 TOTAL SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    Julian Barber

    Julian Barber, Business Development Manager, Total Signature Management, Thales Communications

  • Signatures and survivability
  • Counter-surveillance requirements
  • Designing to meet signature goals
  • Through life signature management
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Bill Carson

    Dr Bill Carson, Consultant, Independent Defence Consultancy

    9:10 DEFENSIVE AIDS SUITES

    Captain Mark McNeil

    Captain Mark McNeil, Director Land Requirements 3-3 (DAS Requirements), Directorate of Land Requirements, Canadian Army

  • Survivability technologies - optimum combination of technologies - evaluating technical and tactical performance
  • Canadian DAS demonstrator project
  • Enhanced DAS technologies
  • Improvements in battlefield effectiveness - modelling and simulation - operational research
  • Developments of operating procedures - correct tactical employment
  • Design, construction and integration of a DAS
    Key features and requirements for future systems
  • 9:50 THE MUSS DEFENSIVE AID SUITE

    Hervé Gombault

    Hervé Gombault, IR Jammer Program Director, EADS Defence and Securily Systems SA

  • Protection and survivability: - the trend for zero-dead wars - the cost of armoured assets
  • The wide deployment of anti-armour missiles
  • The implementation of infrared jammers on vehicles
  • The new generation of protection systems: - omni-directional laser detector and missile approach detector - on-board computer with threat assessment software - missile launching post IR jammer - smoke grenade dispensers
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 THE SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

    Dr Paul Tanenbaum

    Dr Paul Tanenbaum, Chief, Ballistics and NBC Division, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory

  • The classic paradigm
  • A new framework
  • M&S enhancements
  • Impact on current acquisition systems
  • 11:40 NEXT GENERATION WEAPON SYSTEMS

    Dr Robert Stark

    Dr Robert Stark, Head of Pulsed Power, Diehl

  • Vulnerability of electric, electronic and information systems
  • Electromagnetic Coupling
  • High Power Microwave (HPM) threat to vetronic systems
  • HPM source development
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 VEHICLE SIGNATURE REDUCTION

    Stuart Dowling

    Stuart Dowling, Lecturer, Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield

    14:30 ELECTRONIC WARFARE TECHNOLOGY

    Cobus van der Merwe

    Cobus van der Merwe, Business Development Executive: Land, Avitronics

  • Reasons for change in survivability philosophy
  • Options for survivability enhancement
  • Requirements for viability
  • Collateral value of EW self-protection at the operational level
  • 15:10 SURVIVABILITY SYSTEMS FOR APC

    Boaz Carmi

    Boaz Carmi, Head, Armor Development, IMI

  • Background - threats and results
  • Basic operational requirements for APC
  • The preferred survivability suit
  • Implementation of survivability suit for APC
  • Forward solution and conclusions
  • 15:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    Radar Cross Section and Signature Management
    Workshop

    Radar Cross Section and Signature Management

    Jurys Great Russell Street Hotel
    22nd September 2004
    London, United Kingdom

    Jurys Great Russell Street Hotel

    16-22 Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3NN
    United Kingdom

    Jurys Great Russell Street Hotel

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

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