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SMi Group are proud to announce that the 4th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference will convene in Prague on 21st and 22nd of May.

The conference will see developments and updates to armoured vehicle programmes from around Europe discussed with presentations from leading figures and networking sessions throughout the 2 day event. Key themes and challenges at the core of the European Vehicle Armoured Community will be the basis of discussion and will include the need for resiliency and robustness within land systems, interoperability and flexibility within platforms, as well as the key importance as the Iron Triangle (lethality, survivability, manoeuvrability).

 

  • Benefit from detailed insight into the Czech Armed Forces’ modernisation and procurement plans pertaining to its 8x8, main battle tank and IFV replacement
  • Hear detailed updates from key Central and Eastern European nations on their respective modernisation programmes, including briefings from heads of land, procurement and operational command from Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Austria, Slovakia, and many others!
  • Do not miss the briefings from other leading nations and organisations such as Sweden, the US, Spain and OCCAR!
  • View the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I, and weapon systems technology in the exhibition area

Military:

  • Operational Commanders
  • Armoured Capability Developers
  • Combat Vehicle Programme Managers
  • Heads of Protected Mobility

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s:

  • Platforms
  • Armour
  • Mobility systems
  • Communications and C4I
  • Situational awareness systems
  • Armament and weapon systems
  • Signature management and active camouflage
  • Defensive aids and soft kill
  • Active protection and hard-kill

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

9:00 Developing Czech Land Capabilities to Optimise its Defensive stature and Achieve its Strategic Objectives

Major General Ivo  Strecha

Major General Ivo Strecha , Director Force Development Division, Czech MoD

 

·         A focus on land capabilities: optimising the Czech armoured vehicle
·         Integrating the new Infantry fighting Vehicle into the existing Armed Forces: challenges and opportunities
·         Overcoming the foreseeable interoperability challenges in land-air cooperation
·         Elaborating and implementing the Defence Strategy of the Czech Republic into the Czech military: a stronger and faster land force
·         How a modernised armoured vehicle fleet will contribute towards achieving Czech strategic objectives in Europe and globally

9:30 Maximising Land Combat Effectiveness and Protection in Northern Europe

Brigadier General Michael Nilsson

Brigadier General Michael Nilsson, Chief of Defence Logistics, Swedish Armed Forces

 

 

·         Increasing Swedish military capabilities in Swedish Army
·         An update on latest national exercise Aurora 2017
·         Adapting to the changing security environment: requirements and planned developments in armoured vehicle capabilities from the Swedish study “Future concept of combat vehicles MBT/IFV”.
·         Update on the CV90 Success Story with future development

10:00 Recent Developments in Medium Weight Tracked Vehicles

Mr. Oliver Mittelsdorf

Mr. Oliver Mittelsdorf, Senior Vice President Sales Tracked Vehicles and Turrets, Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh

 

·         Rheinmetall's LYNX Family of Medium Weight Tracked Vehicles with a Focus on Mobility, Survivability and Commandability
·         Rheinmetall's LANCE Medium Caliber Turret System for Medium Weight Infantry Fighting Vehicles with a Focus on Lethality and Situational Awareness

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 CARAVAN, Comprehensive Acoustic Situational Awareness for Networked Vehicles

Mr. Alex Koers

Mr. Alex Koers, Managing Director, Microflown AVISA

 

  • Acoustic Multi Mission Sensors
  • Self protection of the vehicle/ convoy/crew
  • Mobile sound ranging
  • Fire control

11:30 The Modernization of the Romanian Land Forces Armoured Vehicles Fleet

Colonel Gabriel Socea

Colonel Gabriel Socea, Chief of Procurement, Romanian Armed Forces

 

·         Existing armoured vehicle programmes
·         Operational requirements for the Romanian Land Forces
·         Future strategy and procurement
 

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 New Design Concepts for High Level Protection Systems

Mr. Michael Rust

Mr. Michael Rust, Head of Sales & Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH

• Advanced KE and Shaped Charge threat scenario
• Configuration and design of combined KE and Shaped Charge protection
 

13:30 PEO GCS Development of Stryker; supporting the US Army Europe Armoured Capabilities in the Region

Lieutenant Colonel  Joseph Rosen

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Rosen, PdM Stryker Future Operations, US Army

 

·         The demands of the contemporary operational environment within the Eastern European theatre
·         Enhancing lethality through integrated 30mm weapon systems
·         Countering IED and mine threats: integrating the double hull and upgrading survivability
·         Adapting to the changing Eastern European strategic environment: what it means for the Stryker armoured vehicle

14:00 Increasing the Range and Reach of Armoured Vehicle Turrets

Mr. Ian Harris

Mr. Ian Harris, Business Development, Lockheed Martin UK

 

·         Medium Weight
·         Modular capabilities
·         The Future: alternatives?
 

14:30 Afternoon tea

15:00 CMI Defence Leading Technologies for Future Flexibility

Mr. Bear Midkiff

Mr. Bear Midkiff, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Central and Eastern Europe , CMI Defence

 

·         Overview of the Group
·         Technology Innovation
·         3000 series turret overview
·         Discussion of Force multiplier technologies (UAV / multiple cannon configurations)
·         Logistical advantages

15:30 ‘Composite Rubber Track’ Operate at Reach - Lower Logistic Need - Fight for Longer

Major (ret'd) Kevin Sloan

Major (ret'd) Kevin Sloan, International Business Development Manager, Soucy Defence

 

·         An overview of the Composite Rubber Track System
·         Survivability benefits:
                o   Noise & Vibration (troops fight for longer)
                o   Durability & Maintainability
                o   Vehicle weight & Manoeuvrability 
                o   Ammunition & Electronics
                o   Low logistic Support & Life Cycle Costs
·         Challenges for Integration and Maintainability

16:00 Modernising the Czech Armoured Vehicle Fleet: an Acquisition and Armaments Division Perspective

Colonel (ret'd) Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel (ret'd) Tomas Dvoracek, Director, Land Forces Armaments Department, Armaments and Acquisition Division Czech MoD, National Armaments Office

 

·         Increasing defence spending, maximising effectiveness of land deployments and enhancing security in Central Europe
·         Replacing the ageing BMP-2s fleet and procuring 210 new Armoured Fighting Vehicles to achieve strategic superiority
·         The acquisition programme requirements and planned procurement timeline
·         Overcoming the challenges of acquiring new technologies: interoperability and sustainability
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16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

9:00 Seeing Logistics As a Land Force Enabler

Major General Jaromir  Zuna

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

 

·         How logistics support land deployments and operations in the Czech Armed Forces
·         Enabling land forces with comprehensive logistical support and through-life support
·         Overcoming the foreseeable interoperability challenges in land-air cooperation with logistics

9:30 Massing Combat Power in the European Theatre Deploying an Armoured Brigade Combat Team

Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman

Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman, First Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General - Manoeuver , US Army Europe

 

·         Supporting regional forces with strategic deployment of armoured brigades
·         Overcoming the challenges of regional cooperation and interoperability among national combat vehicle fleets
·         Adapting to the shifting strategic environment: deployments, acquisition programmes, and modernisation of combat vehicle programmes

10:00 Latest Updates on Austria’s Armoured Vehicles Fleet

Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck

Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck, Head of Force Development Division, Austrian MoD

 

·         Completion of the protected vehicle fleet – GD PANDUR, IVECO GMF, KMW DINGO
·         Implementation of Bv S 10 to support operations in challenging terrain

10:30 The New CV90 with iFighting – Stronger, Faster and More Intelligence

Mr. Dan Lindell

Mr. Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

 

  • Key enabler – what will matter in the future?
  • The smart fighter – technology revolution versus human evolution
  • Design with growth and not for growth
  • Tying operators and system closer together – synergies to create emergent properties

     

  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 The RNLA’s Armoured Vehicle Fleet: Modernisation and Deployments

    Colonel Dick van Broekhoven

    Colonel Dick van Broekhoven, Head of the Material Logistics Branch, Royal Netherlands Army

     

    ·         Hardware and platform currently in use in the Royal Netherlands Army
    ·         Deploying the Dutch Boxer IFV in Lithuania and strengthening European security
    ·         Enhanced Forward Presence in Lithuania
    ·         Enhancing mobility and lethality through upgrades of the CV9035NL IFV
    ·         Current developments leading the RNLA’s procurement strategy
    ·         Foreseeable prospects of modernisation and acquisition in the RNLA 

    12:00 What Is An Electronic Architecture and Why Do We Need It

    Mr. Tony White

    Mr. Tony White, Chief Technology Officer - Land Systems, Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

    • Platform Systems
    • Electrical vs Electronic
    • Modern warfare
    • A generic approach
     

    12:30 The Future of the Armoured Corps

    Colonel Hans-Joerg  Voll

    Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll, Branch Chief, Armoured Corps, Army Concepts and Capabilities Centre, German Army

     

    ·         Current Situation: Challenges and Threat Identification
    ·         Army 2011 – Future Capabilities of German Land Forces
    ·         Development of the Armoured Corps touching:
               o   Digitalization efforts within the Armoured Corps including the topic - Dutch integration into the German Tank Bn 414
               o   Way ahead for the AIFV PUMA in the Armoured Infantry Bn

    13:00 Military Vehicle System Safety, Environmental Management & Legislation Compliance

     

    • Safety and Environmental Management, why bother?
    • So who does bother?
    • The aim of Safe and Environmental Management.
    • Safe and Environmental Management Terminology.
    • Legislation Compliance – supporting your Safety & Environmental Case
    • Legislation Compliance – implications of non-compliance
       
    Mr. Dave Burgess

    Mr. Dave Burgess, Managing Director, Burgess Consulting Ltd.

    Mr. Marcus Murphy

    Mr. Marcus Murphy, Principal System Safety Engineer, Burgess Consulting Ltd

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 An Insight on International Armament Cooperation: a NATO Perspective on Procurement

    Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Richard Macha

    Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Richard Macha, Czech National Armaments Director Representative - Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, NATO HQ

     

    ·         NATO Army Armanent Group (NAAG) – task and structure
    ·         LCG LE – Land Capability Group on Land Engagement, capability targets for ACV (Armed Combat Vehicles)
    ·         Interoperability and Standardization
    ·         Advantages of international cooperation

    15:00 Developing the Norwegian Armoured Vehicle and Learning from Experience

    Colonel Svend Hokstad

    Colonel Svend Hokstad, Deputy Head of NDMA Land Systems Division/COS, Norwegian Defence Material Agency

     

    ·         Current force structure of the Norwegian land Forces
    ·         Recent Developments in the Norwegian armoured vehicle capabilities
    ·         Cooperation in Eastern Europe: Strengthening NATO’s land capabilities and sharing armoured vehicle fleets
    ·         Steps forward for the Norwegian programmes and progress in implementation
     

    15:30 OCCAR - An Update on the Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV) BOXER Programme: Enhancing European Land Warfare Capabilities

     

    ·         A European success story: feedback from Lithuanian, Dutch, and German experiences
    ·         Enhancing lethality, survivability and mobility: integrating new weapon systems, protecting against ballistic threats, and adapting to mission requirements through modularity
    ·         Future acquisition programmes of the BOXER vehicle in Europe
     
    Mr. Tomas Eismontas

    Mr. Tomas Eismontas, Vehicle and Trials Officer, OCCAR-EA

    Mr. Geradus Lijten

    Mr. Geradus Lijten, ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Upgrading Spanish Armoured Vehicle Capabilities, Modernising Hardware, and Adapting to Changing Threat Environments

    Captain Engineer Mario Lozano Benito

    Captain Engineer Mario Lozano Benito, Pizarro Programme Technical Director, Weapons and Material Armament Directorate, Spanish MoD

     

    ·         International cooperation in the armoured vehicle- the case of ASCOD AFV
    ·         Focus on combat vehicle modernisation with key platforms:
                  o   8x8 APC
                  o   Pizzaro IFV and its derived developments
                  o   Pizarro Combat Engineer Vehicle, the next breakthrough.
    ·         Achieving capability superiority in land deployments with the Pizarro platform
    ·         Maximising effectiveness of land operations through enhanced situational awareness, lethality, and command and control
    ·         Prospects of development and future modernisation of the Pizarro platform as well as projects of overall procurement in the Spanish MoD
     

    17:00 Upgrades of MRAP vehicle in Slovenian Armed Forces

    Mr. Jozef Valentincic

    Mr. Jozef Valentincic, Senior Uniformed Specialist XIII. Class. Head of Engineering, Slovenian Armed Forces

     

    ·         Mechanical upgrades
    ·         Electro-energetic upgrades
    ·         Integrating new materiel into legacy equipment
     

    17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck

    Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck

    Head of Force Development Division, Austrian MoD
    Brigadier General Michael Nilsson

    Brigadier General Michael Nilsson

    Chief of Defence Logistics, Swedish Armed Forces
    Major General Ivo  Strecha

    Major General Ivo Strecha

    Director Force Development Division, Czech MoD
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    Director of Support Division , Czech MoD

    Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck

    Head of Force Development Division, Austrian MoD
    Brigadier General Erich Weissenboeck

    Brigadier General Michael Nilsson

    Chief of Defence Logistics, Swedish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Michael Nilsson

    Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman

    First Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General - Manoeuver , US Army Europe
    Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman

    Captain Engineer Mario Lozano Benito

    Pizarro Programme Technical Director, Weapons and Material Armament Directorate, Spanish MoD
    Captain Engineer Mario Lozano Benito

    Colonel (ret'd) Tomas Dvoracek

    Director, Land Forces Armaments Department, Armaments and Acquisition Division Czech MoD, National Armaments Office
    Colonel (ret'd) Tomas Dvoracek

    Colonel Dick van Broekhoven

    Head of the Material Logistics Branch, Royal Netherlands Army
    Colonel Dick van Broekhoven

    Colonel Gabriel Socea

    Chief of Procurement, Romanian Armed Forces
    Colonel Gabriel Socea

    Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll

    Branch Chief, Armoured Corps, Army Concepts and Capabilities Centre, German Army
    Colonel Hans-Joerg  Voll

    Colonel Jiri David

    Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Jiri David

    Colonel Svend Hokstad

    Deputy Head of NDMA Land Systems Division/COS, Norwegian Defence Material Agency
    Colonel Svend Hokstad

    Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Rosen

    PdM Stryker Future Operations, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel  Joseph Rosen

    Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Richard Macha

    Czech National Armaments Director Representative - Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, NATO HQ
    Lieutenant Colonel (Retd.) Richard Macha

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak

    Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General Ivo Strecha

    Director Force Development Division, Czech MoD
    Major General Ivo  Strecha

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    Director of Support Division , Czech MoD
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Mr. Alex Koers

    Managing Director, Microflown AVISA
    Mr. Alex Koers

    Mr. Dan Lindell

    Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr. Dan Lindell

    Mr. Dave Burgess

    Managing Director, Burgess Consulting Ltd.
    Mr. Dave Burgess

    Mr. Geradus Lijten

    ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA
    Mr. Geradus Lijten

    Mr. Ian Harris

    Business Development, Lockheed Martin UK
    Mr. Ian Harris

    Mr. Iztok Korosec

    System Engineer, Engineering Department, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Mr. Iztok Korosec

    Mr. Jozef Valentincic

    Senior Uniformed Specialist XIII. Class. Head of Engineering, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Mr. Jozef Valentincic

    Mr. Marcus Murphy

    Principal System Safety Engineer, Burgess Consulting Ltd
    Mr. Marcus Murphy

    Mr. Michael Rust

    Head of Sales & Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH
    Mr. Michael Rust

    Mr. Oliver Mittelsdorf

    Senior Vice President Sales Tracked Vehicles and Turrets, Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh
    Mr. Oliver Mittelsdorf

    Mr. Tomas Eismontas

    Vehicle and Trials Officer, OCCAR-EA
    Mr. Tomas Eismontas

    Mr. Tony White

    Chief Technology Officer - Land Systems, Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems
    Mr. Tony White

    Richard Macha

    Czech National Armaments Director Representative - Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, NATO HQ
    Richard Macha

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BAE Systems

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

    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. BAE Systems Hägglunds focuses on the design, manufacturing, integration and support of a wide range of military vehicles to customers worldwide. Our primary products are medium weight combat vehicle family, armoured all-terrain vehicle family, logistical support and services and hybrid electric drive systems for the civilian market. Our core values are Trusted, Innovative and Bold. For further information, please visit www.baesystems.com/cz


    Burgess Consulting

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.burgessconsulting.ltd.uk/

    Burgess Consulting Limited specialises in delivering pragmatic safety and environmental management, legislation compliance and homologation support to the Defence and specialist vehicle industry world-wide. Our experienced consultants can provide project teams and design engineers with first class tailored support that includes: the management of compliance validation and verification programmes, through life compliance audits and the management of type approval submissions for specialist vehicles. javascript:__doPostBack('UserControlDictionaryPartnerSponsorEdit$PortalLinkButton1','') Certificated by the French EU/UNECE accredited organisation UTAC CERAM to ISO 9001:2008, we are a registered agent with the Australian Department of Transport and Infrastructure and as such, are able to manage Type Approval submissions against Australian Design Rules. We are FATS accredited and a preferred supplier to the UK MoD. Experienced in risk assessment processes as prescribed in: IEC 61508; Military Standard 882; Defence Standard 00-56; DSA02 DLSR LSSR and DSA03 DLSR LSSR; DSA02 DMR and JSP 340; ASEMS POSMS and POEMS and other applicable civil and military standards. Burgess Consulting Limited is a highly professional consultancy that is committed to providing all clients with a first class service. We are proud of our long standing relationship with a number of prominent key suppliers of specialist vehicles to both the defence and private sectors.


    CMI Defence

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.cmigroupe.com/defense

    CMI Defence is the partner of land armed forces through the provision of integrated weapon systems (20-120mm) and related solutions. Independent of any and all vehicle manufacturers, it is the undisputed leader in multifunctional, high-power weapon systems for light and medium weight armoured vehicles. The electronic architecture of its products gives them a level of growth potential and modularity that is without equal on the market today, enabling the larger caliber turrets to fire gun-launched missiles for example. CMI Defence also provides innovative simulation systems for its equipments. It stands proud on the efficacy of its technological innovations, products and services, which together meet the rapidly-evolving operational needs of modern armed forces.


    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)

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

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation and conducts its business through European operating sites located in Spain (GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas), Germany (GDELS-Germany) , Austria (GDELS-Steyr), Switzerland (GDELS-Mowag) and Czech Republic (GDELS-Czech), whose collective value was unified as a single business unit under a parent company from 2003. With more than 1,900 highly skilled technical employees, GDELS companies design, test, deliver and maintain wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles, and other combat systems such as armaments and munitions to global customers. As one of the European leaders in the land combat systems sector, GDELS has focused itself on four specific divisions with the aim of producing greater synergies and coordination between its 6 european production facilities. The four divisions are Tracked Vehicles, Wheeled Vehicles, Bridges Systems, and Artillery & Ammunition, plus a network of R&D centers, and worldwide maintenance capabilities. The main product of the Tracked Vehicle Division is the ASCOD, one of the best Infantry Fighting Vehicles of its class (30-42 ton). The ASCOD Family of Vehicles comprises the Spanish PIZARRO, the Austrian ULAN, and the British AJAX development. The current fleet, with 256 operative units in Spain and Austria, is already incorporating a new 120 batch for the Spanish Army and 589 for the UK Army. Currently is regarded as one of the best mobile and protected infantry combat vehicles in the world. Due to its modular design, this platform can be tailored to customer specific needs and requirements. With different payload capacity and growth potential, its alternative powerpack and running gear, currently offer variants like the IFV, APC, Command Post, Forward Observer, Repair, Recovery, Engineering, Artillery 155/52 (DONAR) or Bridge launcher and can integrate all type of turrets and weapon systems.


    IBD Deisenroth

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

    IBD Deisenroth Engineering is a leading supplier of protection systems for light to heavy platforms. With its more than 35 years of experience IBD has been involved in many large vehicle programs. As of today about 60,000 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 40 % are possible. With IBD’s concept of Integrated Protection new vehicles have been designed with significantly improved basic protection at lower vehicle weight. The IBD ESPACE Concept is a comprehensive Survivability Concept for combat platforms and has successfully been applied to MBTs and heavy IFVs. Spin-off solutions have been designed and applied to different versions of the Leopard 2 and other MBTs.


    Indra

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.indracompany.com/en/horus-bms

    Indra has developed the SILVER Battlefield Management Systems to enable commanders making decisions in timely manner by acquiring relevant information, presenting common operational picture and exchanging information to coordinate the forces and react effective and efficiently. In addition to the widely demanded functionalities like planning, situation awareness, messenger, management of ISR data in real-time, video streaming, etc., SILVER BMS is a flexible tool to operate with legacy systems for navigation, communication and platform control. SILVER BMS minimize the use of the electromagnetic spectrum and the selectivity of the information, reporting what is necessary to each users, using standardize interfaces, protocols, and messages. SILVER BMS is the latest version of a mature product in service in different vehicles of Spanish Army. The Spanish Army has already installed BMS in Leopardo II battle tanks, Pizarro Armour vehicle and other types of vehicles, and will installed in the PIRANHA 8x8 in the future.


    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://lockheedmartin.com

    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 (www.microflown-avisa.com) from the Netherlands is a trusted partner of several NATO countries in the field of acoustic situational awareness. Enabled by its revolutionary acoustic particle velocity sensor, the MEMS technology based Microflown transducer, AVISA delivers sensor nodes that are very low: • Size, less than 30 cm diameter • Weight, less than 2 kg • Power, around 2 W Because of this small footprint the intrinsically directional sensor nodes can be mounted on any vehicle deck. As these sensor nodes: • are acoustically speaking broad banded • have 3 D elevation capabilities they are able to detect, locate, track and classify all sorts of audible events, such as: • Small Arms Fire • RPGs • Mortars/ artillery • Drones and attack helicopters Hence, Microflown AVISA’s sensor nodes combine the traditional: • vehicle mounted gunshot localization systems • ground based sound ranging systems and they can be used (simultaneously!) for: • self protection: o of the vehicle itself o and because of its wide diameter “Acoustic Umbrella”: ? of the other convoy vehicles ? of dismounted soldiers • mobile sound ranging • cueing: o remote weapon stations o board canons o cameras o fire control purposes Two sensor nodes configured as a subarray on a vehicle deck are denoted CAMEL. Various vehicles networked create the CARAVAN then. Arrays of AMMS can be easily deployed from a vehicle standing still in a silent watch or firing mode.


    Patria

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://patria.fi

    Global market leader of modern armoured wheeled vehicles – Patria AMV Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Patria’s Land business unit develops, markets and manufactures armoured wheeled vehicles and provides life cycle support for them. Key product is Patria AMV product family. Patria is the undisputed market leader in the product segment of modern armoured wheeled 8x8 vehicles with deliveries to seven different customer nations. The armoured wheeled vehicles and mortar systems developed by Patria represent the latest technology in the industry. Patria’s expertise is based on decades of experience and major investment in product development. Patria works in close cooperation with its customers and its extensive network of international industrial partners. Patria’s products and services are NATO-compatible and are customised on an individual, customer-by-customer basis. Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%).


    Soucy Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.soucy-group.com/industry-sectors/defense

    The Soucy Group, a private corporation established for 50 years with more than 1,700 employees over 13 subsidiaries located in North America and Asia, specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) and associated systems. It supplies a variety of components and parts for leading manufacturers of power sport, industrial, agricultural and defense vehicles around the world. Soucy has also developed its own manufacturing equipment and facilities to meet the specific requirements of each application – from ATVs to military vehicles up to 90,000 lbs.

    A world leader in Composite Rubber Track (CRT) systems and products, Soucy International Inc. with his Defense Department brings its expertise and partnership to all major manufacturers (OEMs). Soucy Track™ line of products for agricultural vehicles benefits from a global distribution network with more than 400 dealers in 30 countries and on all continents. In the industrial market, Soucy is the exclusive supplier to two of the three largest manufacturers of tracks for skid-steer loaders. This Group is also renowned as a leader in design and development of parts and accessories for power sports.

    As the leading manufacturer of CRT for Defense purposes, Soucy products meet the highest requirements and are approved by military forces around the world, offering the following advantages and benefits:

    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Reduced vibration (up to 70%), noise (up to 13dB), thermal signature, braking distance, vehicle weight (up to 50%) and fuel consumption (up to 30-35%).
    • • Reduced vehicle crew fatigue.
    • • Significant reduction in life cycle costs and virtually maintenance free.
    • • Elimination of damage on paved surface.


    Thiot Ingenierie

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.thiot-ingenierie.com/en/

    THIOT-INGENIERIE is a World leader in SHOCK PHYSICS and HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS THIOT-INGENIERIE is your provider for: Machines for the AUTOFRETTAGE of barrels from 105mm to 155mm Design of AUTOFRETTAGE process CONTAINMENT CHAMBERS for the study of energetic materials behaviour CONTAINMENT CHAMBERS for the destruction of explosives ACCELERATION GENERATORS for component testing SHOCK PHYSICS LABORATORY service for material characterization IMPACT TESTING on reactive material/ pollutant THIOT-INGENIERIE MAKES YOUR WEAPONS STRONGER


    Ultra Electronics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.ultra-pcs.com/

    Ultra Electronics is a Group of businesses that manages a wide range of specialist capabilities, generating highly-differentiated solutions and products in the Defence & Aerospace, Security & Cyber, Transport and Energy markets, by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding environments and critical applications to meet customer needs. • It is a UK FTSE 250 company with strong financial track record • The business is focused on cash generation • It has broad geographic reach and a wide customer base • There are Headquartered operations in UK, US, Canada, and Australia Ultra Electronics has an extended range of specialist capability areas, and is present on over 350 platforms and programmes. It supplies to a wide customer base, using a broad geographic reach. Ultra Precision Control Systems (Ultra PCS) is based in Cheltenham in the UK. The company has a strong pedigree in the AFV domain and supplies numerous platforms in Europe and worldwide. PCS specialises in vehicle Electronics (Vetronics), and the company was instrumental in supporting the UK MoD in the generation of the Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA). The company maintains a core skill set of world renowned expertise in the implementation of open standards in the AFV domain. The PCS core capabilities are Power and Data distribution and management. This is achieved with the companies own products designed and built at the Cheltenham site in the UK, or by the integration of other companies products to form an integrated system. If a customer requires a bespoke solution, due to a unique requirement then PCS can provide a full design service.

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    ATM

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    www.vydavatelstvo-mps.cz

    ATM is a specialized monthly magazine with a tradition of almost 50 years, focused on all aspects of military affairs. It is published and distributed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Regarding its technical nouveau, extent, print run and distribution network it holds a leading position in the relevant media segment in both countries. It informs on current armed conflicts and modern ground, air, and naval weapons. It introduces both domestic and international defense industry projects. The English language special issue called ATM International is being published on the occasion of Eurosatory 2018 exhibition. Since 2012, the ATM is an official media partner of Czech Republic MoD in the area of printed magazines. A 9-page MoD public information supplement is a part of each issue. ATM is prepared by a team of highly professional editors and experts. Complimentary copies are delivered to governmental institutions, military representatives and defense industry organizations.


    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.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    ATM

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    http://www.vydavatelstvo-mps.sk/archiv/?p=1

    ATM is a specialized monthly magazine with a tradition of almost 50 years, focused on all aspects of military affairs. It is published and distributed in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Regarding its technical nouveau, extent, print run and distribution network it holds a leading position in the relevant media segment in both countries. It informs on current armed conflicts and modern ground, air, and naval weapons. It introduces both domestic and international defense industry projects. The English language special issue called ATM International is being published on the occasion of Eurosatory 2018 exhibition. Since 2012, the ATM is an official media partner of Czech Republic MoD in the area of printed magazines. A 9-page MoD public information supplement is a part of each issue. ATM is prepared by a team of highly professional editors and experts. Complimentary copies are delivered to governmental institutions, military representatives and defense industry organizations.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

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    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    Warfare Today

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    http://www.warfare.today/

    Warfare.Today is an online magazine devoted to current military operations and development, technology, defence news and security analysis. We draw on a massive range of sources to deliver holistic reporting across the defence sector, but with a primary bias towards the UK Armed Forces.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Technologies.org

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    https://www.technologies.org

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    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


    European Security & Defence (ESD)

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    http://www.euro-sd.com/home

    ESD is a Mittler Report Verlag (MRV) publication, tracing its history back to June 2002, thence to the 1950s and further again to 1789 – when Ludwig van Beethoven was a teenager!Initially German, subsequently pan-European, in 2015 ESD began an evolutionary programme to become a top-quality, global bimonthly print publication supplemented by ESD Spotlight, our fortnightly on-line Newsletter. ESD and ESD Spotlight distribution has more than quadrupled in 2015. ESD conveys European requirements and capabilities within Europe, and around the world. ESD also offers non-European contenders unique, proven lines of communication directly to key European industrial, political and military decision-makers. E SD: Intelligence for the Intelligent©


    Wojsko i Technika

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    http://zbiam.pl/nasze-wydawnictwa/wojsko-i-technika/

    This is a professionally edited magazine which focuses on the most important problems of the Polish military, security and defence industry. Much attention is paid on the current political and military situation in the region, new models of armament and military equipment, weaponry exhibitions, current tenders and laid contracts.


    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 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.



    Defense Conferences

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    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.


    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.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    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


    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.


    IHS Janes

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    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


    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.


    ULTRA PCS

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    https://www.ultra-pcs.com/

    Ultra Electronics is a Group of businesses that manages a wide range of specialist capabilities, generating highly-differentiated solutions and products in the Defence & Aerospace, Security & Cyber, Transport and Energy markets, by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding environments and critical applications to meet customer needs. • It is a UK FTSE 250 company with strong financial track record • The business is focused on cash generation • It has broad geographic reach and a wide customer base • There are Headquartered operations in UK, US, Canada, and Australia Ultra Electronics has an extended range of specialist capability areas, and is present on over 350 platforms and programmes. It supplies to a wide customer base, using a broad geographic reach. Ultra Precision Control Systems (Ultra PCS) is based in Cheltenham in the UK. The company has a strong pedigree in the AFV domain and supplies numerous platforms in Europe and worldwide. PCS specialises in vehicle Electronics (Vetronics), and the company was instrumental in supporting the UK MoD in the generation of the Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA). The company maintains a core skill set of world renowned expertise in the implementation of open standards in the AFV domain. The PCS core capabilities are Power and Data distribution and management. This is achieved with the companies own products designed and built at the Cheltenham site in the UK, or by the integration of other companies products to form an integrated system. If a customer requires a bespoke solution, due to a unique requirement then PCS can provide a full design service.


    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.


    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 Research Corporation

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    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


    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.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


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    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.


    Asian Military Review

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    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.


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    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.

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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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    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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