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The Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern European 2016 Conference is a focused meeting designed to help advance the capability and equipment of central and eastern European Defence Forces.

Located in Prague, this unique meeting will allow you to meet and network with senior armoured vehicle officers from the Czech Republic and the surrounding region.  Key briefings will take place highlighting the modernization plans of the Czech Armed Forces with a particular focus of the T72 Upgrade programme.  We also have high level briefings from Poland, Slovenia, Estonia and Austria, all who are going through equipment advancement programmes.

If gaining the latest insight from senior decision makers from central and eastern Europe is a must for your business, don't miss Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern European 2016.

 

 

1. Launch new products or services at Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2016 
2. Educate the market on your company’s capability and make the business case for how they can solve your potential customers challenges and requirements
3. Build your brand so your solutions are front of mind when your prospects are putting potential solution providers on their short list
4. Meet and network with active buyers while there is still a chance to influence their purchase decision
5. Generate new leads through meeting new prospects from a variety of new countries and programmes
6. Learn how to do business in Eastern Europe from procurement and high level military decision makers
 

Military Programme Managers

Armoured Vehicle Experts

R&D Groups

Survivability Experts

Land Forces Officers

Vehicle Manufacturers

System Integrators

Armour Providers

Weapons System Providers

Communication Specialists

Vehicle Component Manufacturers
 

ACOEM Group; AOBP; Austrian MoD; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA; DEFENCE ATTACHE OFFICE; Defence Office of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Prague; Defense Express; Denchi Power; DRS Technologies UK Ltd.; DSTL; Embassy of Ukraine; Esurance; FFG; GDELS-Czech s.r.o.; HONENWELL; Honeywell; Kent Modular Electronics Limited; Konsberg Defence and Aerospace; Lockheed Martin; MESIT prístroje spol. s r.o.; Microflown AVISA; Military Research Institute Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence of CR; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; National Armaments Office; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land; OCCAR; Pak Armoring Pvt. Ltd; Parker Hannifin; Plasan ; Polish MoD; Practika; Saab Technologies S.R.O; Scanfiber Composites A/S; Schroth Safety Products GmbH; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; Slovenian Ministry of Defence ; Tatra Trucks a.s; Thales Netherlands B.V; Tradoc; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, MOD Turkey; University of Defence, Czech Republic; US Army; VOP CZ. S.p.;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

9:00 Developing a Modern Czech Defence Force For Future Operations

Daniel  Kostoval

Daniel Kostoval , Deputy Minister Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence Czech Republic

 

  • The Czech Armed Forces modernisation plans and successful projects to date
  • How land forces modernisaton will fit into the overall national defence strategy
  • Armoured Vehicles as an essential asset for national security and international operations
  • Future timelines and requirements for equipment and system upgrade across the joint forces

9:15 Moderinising The 7th Mechanised Brigade

Colonel Pavel  Lipka

Colonel Pavel Lipka , Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD

 

        Current fleet size and operational remits of the 7th Mechanised Brigade
        Recent upgraded equipment that have helped drive performance
        Future plans for AV modernisation/procurement across the brigade
        Additional equipment upgrades for review:
o   Communications
o   Armour
o   Weapon systems
        Feedback from operation exercises and international collaboration 

9:45 Optimisation Of The Estonian Infantry Fighting Vehicle and Armoured Personnel Carriers

Ingvar  Parnamae

Ingvar Parnamae, National Armaments Director , Estonian Defence Forces

 

  • Examining current capability priorities for the Estonian Armoured Vehicle Fleet
  • Current armour and survivability aspects to the IFV and APC programmes
  • Speed, manoeuvrability and weight trade-offs
  • Maintenance and support
  • Technology and system upgrade timelines

10:15 Extending The Lifetime Of Defense Material

Vincent Vandendriessche

Vincent Vandendriessche, Business Development Manager, Tower Automotive Belgium bvba

 

 

·         Intro
·         Facts
·         Solutions
·         Questions - Answers

 

 

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 Supporting Armoured Vehicle Operations With Smart Logistics, Maintenance And Through Life Support

Major General Jaromir  Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of Support Division , Czech MoD

 

  • Assessing the through life support needs for the Czech land forces armoured vehicles
  • Managing spare parts and repair when in theatre and on operations
  • Engineering and upgrade capability
  • Seeing logistics as a land forces enabler

11:45 New Threats - New Protection: Need for Integrated Survivability combined with Advanced Protection Technologies

Michael Rust

Michael Rust, Head of Sales and Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH

• Threat development

• Integrated Vehicle Protection

•New protection technologies

12:15 Optimising Land Superiority Through The Use of Armoured Vehicles

Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

 

  • Austria’s Armoured Vehicle Capability and desired mission set
  • Recent programmes and projects to enhance this essential land asset
  • Ensuring multipurpose operational goals for industry
  • Planned modernisation and upgrades 

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 The Spanish Armoured Vehicle Modernisation Roadmap

Colonel Manuel Del Hoyos

Colonel Manuel Del Hoyos, Head of 8x8 VCR Programme , Spanish Army

 

        Current Spanish fleet size and capability
        The new IFV 8x8 procurement plans
        Lessons learnt from domestic and international operations
        Survivability and systems architecture modernisation plans

14:15 Lockheed Martin UK - Extending the Lethality and Reach of Medium Weight Armoured Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles:

Simon Johns

Simon Johns, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin

 

·         Exceeding the lethality requirements of current generation stabilised turrets for both static and on-the-move engagements and future-proofing systems through access to emerging and future ammunition natures.
·         Integrating Anti-Tank Guided Weapon solutions to significantly increase the lethality and reach of armoured platforms.
·         Implementing modular mechanical and electronic architecture to accommodate a wide variety of mission systems and sensors, and providing a growth path to reduce obsolescence.
·         Enhancing crew-station ergonomics to significantly enhance fightability, crew-effectiveness and mission success.
·         Supplying low-risk solutions built on the heritage and investment in the UK’s two major armoured vehicle programmes (Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme and Scout Reconnaissance) and the wider export market.

14:45 The UK MoD Integrated Survivability Approach for the Armoured Fighting Vehicle

Heather  Elsley

Heather Elsley, Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL

 

        Creating and integrated and modular approach to AV protection
        Data and analytics used by DSTL to evaluate and optimise survivability
        Aspects of light and heavy armour: ensuring mobility remains optimised

15:15 Afternoon Tea

15:45 PANEL: The Need For Greater Collaboration Between Defence Forces To Ensure More Effective Military Operations In Central and Eastern Europe

 

        Key European Union and NATO task forces as an enabler for joint operations and training
        Examples of joint force armoured vehicle programmes and the benefit to capability and cost
        Recent NATO and allied exercises as a means of further interoperability between regional armed forces 
        How can greater standardisations be promoted around key land assets
Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

Miha  Matek

Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

Ingvar  Parnamae

Ingvar Parnamae, National Armaments Director , Estonian Defence Forces

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

Colonel Pavel  Lipka

Colonel Pavel Lipka , Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD

16:30 Maximising Survivability Of The Czech Armoured Vehicle

Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek, Director Land Forces Armaments, , Armaments and Acquisition Division Ministry of Defence

 

        Active protection systems
        Defending against IED and RPG attacks
        Looking at soft and hard kill elements

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

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

9:15 Developing Training Strategies For Future Armoured Vehicle Operators Across The Czech Armed Forces

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

 

        The role of the Training Command - Military Academy in the Czech Armed Forces
        Designing training courses and facilities for armoured vehicle operators
        Organising regular training and real life pre-deployment activities
        Maximising force strength: preparing active reservists as well as serving land forces personnel 

9:45 The Slovenian Armoured Vehicle Procurement Update

Miha  Matek

Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

 

  • Recent successes and project milestones achieved
  • The 8x8 medium protection programme update
  • Creating an interoperable armoured vehicle that communicates with domestic and international assets
  • Next steps and future plans

10:15 Regular Training of the 7th Mechanised Brigade Towards Achievement of Operational Capabilities

Lt Colonel Miroslav  Vybihal

Lt Colonel Miroslav Vybihal, DCOS Operations 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 PANEL: Evaluating The Balance Between Heavy Armour And Mobility When Creating The Next Generation Armoured Vehicle

 

  • Evaluating the latest survivability platforms and how weight impacts protection
  • How forces balance manoeuvrability with heavy duty armour
  • Is the best armour on the market still the heaviest?
  • Advances in lightweight materials that can best survive the blast
  • Lessons learnt from recent conflicts and how the AV has continued to defeat the blast
Ingvar  Parnamae

Ingvar Parnamae, National Armaments Director , Estonian Defence Forces

Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

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

Heather  Elsley

Heather Elsley, Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL

Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek, Director Land Forces Armaments, , Armaments and Acquisition Division Ministry of Defence

Colonel Pavel  Lipka

Colonel Pavel Lipka , Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD

Colonel Josef  Kopecky

Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

12:00 Creating Land Forces Superiority Across All Mission Sets: Increasing Interoperability Between Dismounted Infantry and Armoured Vehicles

Colonel Zdenek MIKULA

Colonel Zdenek MIKULA, Chief of Infantry Section, Development of Land Forces Department, Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, Czech MoD

  • Current Czech Infantry development programmes
  • How the armoured vehicle is an essential asset for land operations
  • Why interoperability between both ground forces is essential for operational superiority
  • Future programme and capability plans for Infantry 
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

    13:30 How On-going Upgrades to the Czech Armed Forces T-72 have Enhanced Combat Effectiveness

    Major Jan Kerdik

    Major Jan Kerdik, Deputy Commander 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD

  • An overview of mechanised force structure within the Czech armed forces and the role of the T-72 in providing fire support
  • The requirements of the operational environment that are driving further development of the T-72: The progress in implementing ongoing upgrades
  • How upgrades to optics and sensors have dramatically enhanced target detection, recognition and identification
  • Benefits delivered by the improvement of the fire control system
  • Capabilities of the 125 mm smooth bore gun and the ammunition types utilised
  • Future plans for the enhancement of lethality
  • 14:00 Panel Discussion: Operational Requirements and Planning for Future Armoured Warfare

     

    ·         Lessons learnt from past counter insurgency operations: How has this influenced the direction of armoured development?
    ·         Requirements of the current Eastern-European area of operations and lessons learnt from the Ukrainian theatre of operations
       The need for anti-armour capability
       The need for enhanced survivability from MLRS and ATGM
       Deliberating the UAV Question and means of countering this
    ·         The role of hybrid warfare in shaping future armoured development
    Colonel Zdenek MIKULA

    Colonel Zdenek MIKULA, Chief of Infantry Section, Development of Land Forces Department, Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, Czech MoD

    Major Jan Kerdik

    Major Jan Kerdik, Deputy Commander 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD

    Lt Colonel Miroslav  Vybihal

    Lt Colonel Miroslav Vybihal, DCOS Operations 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD

    Colonel Josef  Kopecky

    Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

    14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 The Czech Republic’s Collaborative Approach To Defence Industry and Equipment Modernisation

    Dusan Svarc

    Dusan Svarc, Deputy Executive Director DSIA, AOBP

     

    • Outlining The Czech Armed Forces Process For Selecting Industry Partners
    • Advice on how to approach the MOD and put forward technical information and capability suggestions
    • How to optimise your bid, what processes and details should you be aware of

    15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel Josef  Kopecky

    Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Josef  Kopecky

    Colonel Josef Kopecky

    Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD
    Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

    Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army
    Daniel  Kostoval

    Daniel Kostoval

    Deputy Minister Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence Czech Republic
    Ingvar  Parnamae

    Ingvar Parnamae

    National Armaments Director , Estonian Defence Forces
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    Director of Support Division , Czech MoD

    Brigadier General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
    Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

    Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek

    Director Land Forces Armaments, , Armaments and Acquisition Division Ministry of Defence
    Colonel (Rtd) Tomas Dvoracek

    Colonel Josef Kopecky

    Commander, Training Command - Military Academy,, Czech MoD
    Colonel Josef  Kopecky

    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

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

    Colonel Pavel Lipka

    Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD
    Colonel Pavel  Lipka

    Colonel Zdenek MIKULA

    Chief of Infantry Section, Development of Land Forces Department, Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, Czech MoD
    Colonel Zdenek MIKULA

    Daniel Kostoval

    Deputy Minister Head of the Armaments and Acquisition Division, Ministry of Defence Czech Republic
    Daniel  Kostoval

    Dusan Svarc

    Deputy Executive Director DSIA, AOBP
    Dusan Svarc

    Heather Elsley

    Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL
    Heather  Elsley

    Ingvar Parnamae

    National Armaments Director , Estonian Defence Forces
    Ingvar  Parnamae

    Lt Colonel Miroslav Vybihal

    DCOS Operations 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech MoD
    Lt Colonel Miroslav  Vybihal

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    Director of Support Division , Czech MoD
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Major Jan Kerdik

    Deputy Commander 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD
    Major Jan Kerdik

    Michael Rust

    Head of Sales and Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH
    Michael Rust

    Simon Johns

    Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin
    Simon Johns

    Tomas Dvoracek

    Director of Land forces Armaments Department in Armaments and Acquisition Division Czech MoD, National Armaments Office
    Tomas Dvoracek

    Vincent Vandendriessche

    Business Development Manager, Tower Automotive Belgium bvba
    Vincent Vandendriessche

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Angelo Hotel

    Radlicka 1g, 150 00, Prague, Czech Republic

    The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left bank of the Vltava river in the modern quarter of Andel, angelo’s by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and Andel metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BAE

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

    At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, our products and services deliver military capability, protect people and national security, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.


    IBD Deisenroth

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ibd-deisenroth.de

    IBD Deisenroth Engineering is one of the leading suppliers of protection systems for light to heavy platforms. With its 35 years of experience IBD has been involved in many large vehicle programs. As of today more than 55,000 vehicles have been equipped with IBD’s protection kits. The products of the IBD PROTech Family cover all layers of the Survivability Onion. Therefore comprehensive survivability kits can be designed providing broad band protection against almost every actual and upcoming threat. Recent developments in materials and technologies allow for higher protection levels at significantly lower weight. The IBD NanoTech materials show much higher ballistic performance compared to standard materials so that weight savings up to 50 % are possible. With IBD’s concept of Integrated Protection new vehicles have been designed with significantly improved protection at combat weights that stay within acceptable tactical ranges. The IBD ESPACE Concept is a comprehensive Survivability Concept for medium to heavy platforms and has successfully been applied to MBTs and heavy IFVs.


    ISOCLIMA SPA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.isoclima.net/

    The World leader in the market of high performance glass, thanks to the technologies applied and developed over time, ISOCLIMA is committed to the constant pursuit of perfection, quality, and a product developed for the personal safety and protection of its customers on Land, Air and by Sea. ISOCLIMA finds solutions based on the customer’s needs aiming for long term results. Always ready to accept new challenges and to invest in R&D, Isoclima represents the point of reference as the leader in the markets in which it operates.


    Lockheed Martin UK

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

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin works with partners in more than 70 countries to deliver innovative, affordable solutions which solve both national and regional defence needs. Lockheed Martin UK - 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. The company’s billion-dollar contract to deliver the turret for the British Army’s Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Capability Sustainment Programme underlines how strategic investments in technology are allowing Lockheed Martin to engineer a better tomorrow.


    RHEINMETALL CHEMPRO

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.rheinmetall-chempro.com/en/rhc/home.php

    Effective protection systems play a vital role in safeguarding military and civilian personnel deployed in hazardous areas of operation. RhChempro is one of the world's leading producers of passive protection systems for wheeled and tracked vehicles. In the last 25 years, RhChempro has equipped more than 40,000 vehicles with highly sophisticated protection systems. RhChempro core competency:

    AMAP® – Advanced Modular Protection: IED & Mine protection, Mine protection seats, Spall Liner, All protection systems are combat proven, Composite materialsàminimum weight protection, Protection systems can exceed STANAG protection levels, Specialized in short notice retrofitting of passive protection systems, Adaption of proven protection systems for new vehicles platform, Modular structured protection systems

    RhChempro Services: Upgrading existing vehicles, Support throughout product lifetime, Maintenance under field conditions, Battle Damage Repair kits

    RhChempro References: Boxer 8x8, Main Battle Tanks, Puma IFV, M113, 4x4 support vehicles, Trucks 6x6, IFV /AFV



    VOP CZ

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://

    VOP CZ is stated-own company and one of main partners of defence equipment for the Czech Armed Land Forces. The activities of the company are focused on development, upgrading, production and servicing of defence equipment for ground forces. This year celebrate 70 years since its founding.

    Media Partners


    Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.aobp.cz/en/english/home-page

    Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA) associates Czech companies engaged in research, development, production, trade and marketing of the military and security equipment, material and services. It was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental, independent, apolitical, non-profit organization. Since its foundation it is a respected partner of the Czech Government, the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs. With these institutions the DSIA signed a series of cooperation agreements. DSIA is a partner of organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Confederation of Industry and Transportation of the Czech Republic. The Association also cooperates with the publishing house MS Line on publishing a magazine called the Czech Defence Industry and Security Review which is a media platform for the Czech defence and security industry. DSIA promotes business and commercial interests of its members in a dialogue with the Parliament, ministries, other government authorities. It became an important partner and participant in the legislative processes. Its discussions at the "round tables" or face to face meetings with representatives of the state administration or the Parliament help to deal with the defense and security industry issues.

    Media Partners


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

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    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.


    Drastic News

    Supporters
    http://drasticnews.com/

    The Drastic News website is your one-stop shop for all things Drones, Robotics, Automation, Security, Technology, Information and Communications. Be kept up-to-date with all the latest industry news and products. It is proudly produced by the publishers of the Australian Security Magazine and the Asia Pacific Security Magazine.


    Global Military Communications

    Supporters
    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.


    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


    SUAS Global

    Supporters
    http://www.suas-global.com/

    SUAS-Global represents UAV Operators, Manufacturers and Service providers all over the World providing them with an online community, the latest information and updates, valuable resources and benefits as well as 24/7 support. SUAS-Global works directly with regulators and legislators and we have partnered with leading specialist organisations to ensure that we have access to the very latest information and guidance needed by our members. Our team have years of experience as operators, airworthiness experts and successful business owners so we are well placed to assist our members.


    Homeland Security

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    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/epaper-gs.html


    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.


    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.


    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


    Satellite Evolution Group

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    http://www.satellite-evolution.com

    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


    World Freight Network (WFN)

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    http://www.worldfreightnetwork.com/

    World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 270+ independent freight forwarders in 124 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world's top importers and exporters.


    MS LINE

    Supporters
    http://www.msline.cz

    Our production focuses on promoting defence and security industry at home and abroad and on improving the communication among the public and state administration and defence and security industry of the Czech Republic. Basis of the production are prestigious catalogues, bulletins and magazines: Catalogue of the Security and Defence Industry of the Czech Republic, Catalogue of the Association of Defence and Security Industry of the Czech Republic, Review for defence and security industry, magazines IDET NEWS, CDIS Review, profiles of Czech and foreign companies, etc.


    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.


    Armada International

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    http://www.armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Australian Security Magazine

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    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.


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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.

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