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SMi Group are proud to announce that the 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference will convene in Prague on 20th and 21st of May 2019.

 

The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is designed to bring together military officials, international agencies and industry leading experts to discuss the vital importance of future armoured capabilities and allied interoperability. With the role of the main battle tank in decline, it is crucial that regional forces are increasingly investing in updating their legacy armoured fighting vehicles with modernised equipment as well as procuring the latest vehicles with the most up to date capabilities available on the market today.

Regionally focused key note briefings from senior military figures across the V4 Nations as well as briefings from Estonia, Slovenia and Austria

Engage with a broad spectrum of topics, including mobility, survivability, lethality and situational awareness.

Unparalleled networking opportunities with leading technical experts from industry as well as international armoured vehicle programme and product managers

• The opportunity to view the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapons systems technology in our exhibition hall 
 

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

Armas Doo; Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Center; ARTEC GmbH; Austrian MoD; Babcock International; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems International.; BEST Communications; Burgess Consulting; Business New Europe; Czech Armed Forces; Czech Army; Czech MoD; EnerSys - Hawker GmbH; EnerSys Ltd; Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft GmbH; General Dynamics European Land Systems; German Army; Hungarian Armed Forces; IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH; IHS Janes; Indra; Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS; L3; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin UK; Microflown AVISA; Mittler Report Verlag GmbH; Nammoá; National Armaments Office; NATO HQ; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Defence Material Agency; OCCAR-EA; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria Land Systems Oy; Patriaá; Pearson Engineering Limited; Plasan Sasa Ltd; Precision Control Systems; PSM Projekt System & Management GmbH; Rafael; Raytheon UK; Rheinmetall Industrie; Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh; Rockwell Collins UK; Rohde & Schwarz Praha Sro; Romanian Army; Romanian Land Forces; Royal Netherlands Army; Singapore Tecnologies Engineering; Slovenian Armed Forces; Soucy Defence; Spanish MoD; Swedish Armed Forces HQ; Thales; UAE GHQ; Ultra Electronics ; US Army; US Army Europe; US Embassy Prague; VTÚ s.p., Odštepný závod VTÚPV;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Executive Director of PRAMACOM Group Corporation, Czech Armed Forces

8:55 Un Update on the Czech Armed Forces Long Perspective for Defence: 2030

Major General Jaromir  Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Czech Armed Forces

  • The solutions to maintaining a fully operational mechanised force
  • Utilising comprehensive, real-time situational awareness capabilities such as ground and air reconnaissance in conjunction with mechanised brigades
  • Fully utilising the support of NATO allies for maximum force interoperability
  • Future challenges to the evolution of the Czech Armed Forces and how they will be overcome
  • 9:25 Updating Legacy Vehicle Fleets and Implementing New Platforms for the Support of Operations in Difficult Terrain

    Major General Norbert Huber

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

  • Considering the current operational capabilities of Austrian land forces
  • Outlining the importance of updating legacy vehicle fleets to ensure that standards are met for the three essential requirements: mobility, firepower and protection
  • Procuring the BvS 10: operational requirements to traverse difficult terrain and the strategic importance of procuring a platform that will modernise Austrian land capabilities significantly
  • 9:55 Sponsor Speaker Session Reserved for Rheinmetall

    Mr Oliver Mittelsdorf

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

    10:25 Morning Coffee

    10:55 Ensuring the Hungarian Ground Forces have the Right Land Capabilities to Defend Against Future Threats

    Brigadier General Attila Takacs

    Brigadier General Attila Takacs, Land Force/Army Inspector, Hungarian Defence Forces

  • Equipping the Hungarian Armed forces with enough tracked and wheeled IFV vehicles in accordance with national and international duties
  • Striking the right balance between modernising legacy fleets of BTR-80As and the acquisition of entirely new vehicles
  • Defining Hungary’s role in the land domain and the security of the region
  • 11:25 Acoustic Awareness for, and from, Armored Vehicles

    Mr Alex Koers

    Mr Alex Koers, Co-founder and Director, Microflown AVISA

    11:55 Outlining Current STRYKER Lethality and APS Upgrades

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO, Ground Combat Systems

  • Underlining the operational requirements for Up-Gunning the STRYKER IFV
  • Selecting and fielding the right APS system for the STRYKER platform
  • Supplying infantry brigade combat teams with a STRYKER platform that allows rapid deployment in restrictive areas across all types of terrain and urban austere environments
  • 12:25 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for CMI

    Mr Bear Midkiff

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

    12:55 Networking Lunch

    13:55 Addressing the Challenge of Range and Reach for Armoured Turrets

    Mr David Meyer

    Mr David Meyer, Head of Business Development, Lockheed Martin U K

  • Medium Weight
  • Modular Capabilities
  • UK approach – case study
  • 14:25 German Land Forces and the Capabilities to deal with Future Threats

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Mertke

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Mertke, Assistant Chief Armoured Branch, German Army

  • Assessing the current capacity to deal with threats, both present and emerging
  • Outlining the current threat detection systems across German infantry fighting platforms
  • Development of C2 and C4 ISTAR networks for better platoon and interplatoon communications
  • Future developments for the German Army across the land domain
  • 14:55 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for IBD

    Mr Michael Rust

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

    15:25 Dictating the Requirements for the Romanian Armed Forces and the Requirement for Land Force Modernisation

    Brigadier General Sava Claudiu

    Brigadier General Sava Claudiu , Deputy Commander, ROU Ministry of Defence

  • The importance of upgrading legacy platforms such as the MLI-84 JDER with a 25 mm Oerlikon KBA cannon and Spike missiles
  • How Romanian land forces will acclimatise to the introduction of 227 Mowag Piranha V IFVs
  • Romania’s engagement with allied and partner nations to promote force interoperability across the region
  • 15:55 Afternoon Tea

    16:25 Assessing the Patria 8x8 IFV and the Future Procurement Plans for the Croatian Armed Forces

    Colonel Miroslav Kuhar

    Colonel Miroslav Kuhar , Chief of Land Arms Tactics Department, Croatian Defence Academy, Croatian Armed Forces

  • Outlining the different roles and capabilities of Croatia’s Armoured Units
  • Future plans to modernise Croatia’s Armoured Capacity
  • Underlining Croatia’s role in regional security and interoperability
  • 16:55 The Current Role of the 1st Mechanised Infantry Battalion and the Wider Outlook for the Latvian Armed Forces

    Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis

    Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis, Commander, 1st Mechanised Battalion, Latvian Armed Forces

  • Latvia’s intention to modernise land requirements and mechanised forces
  • How the developing doctrine of mechanised infantry forces in Eastern Europe has shaped the structure of the Latvian Armed Forces
  • Procurement priorities for the Latvian Armed Forces
  • 17:25 Composite Rubber Tracks: a Capabiltiy Enhancer for the Modern Army

    Mr Hugo Torstensen

    Mr Hugo Torstensen, Business Development Director Defense Division, EUROPE, Soucy Group

  • Increased survivability
  • Reducing the life cycle cost
  • Improving the driving performance
  • Reducing the logistic burden
     
  • 17:55 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Executive Director of PRAMACOM Group Corporation, Czech Armed Forces

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Executive Director of PRAMACOM Group Corporation, Czech Armed Forces

    9:10 Swedish Armoured Capabilities and the Evolution of the CV 9040

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell, Director Land Systems, FMV

  • The current role of the Swedish Army: An update on Sweden’s role during Trident Juncture 18
  • Successes of the Mjölner, and how it will considerably increase the indirect fire capability of the CV 9040, increasing support and lethality to mechanized battalions
  • Outlining the future requirements and planned developments to the CV 9040 in order to match future threats and potential enemies
  • 9:40 The Role of Czech Land Forces in National and Regional Defensive Strategy

    Colonel Zdenek Mikula

    Colonel Zdenek Mikula, Deputy Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade, Czech MoD

  • Meeting tactical objectives and operations as a single independent brigade or within an Allied force structure
  • Utilising the Infantry fighting vehicle BVP-2 for high cross-country capabilities, considerable fire power and a high resistance option to enemy strikes
  • Future requirements for Czech Land Forces and the evolution of the BVP-2 IFV
  • 10:10 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh and PSM

    Mr Oliver Mittelsdorf

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

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 The Importance of Stryker Brigade Combat Teams in the European Theatre

    Speaker Session Reserved for US Army Europe

    Speaker Session Reserved for US Army Europe, , US Army Europe, 7th Army Training Command

  • How the 2nd Cavalry Regiment aims to support regional forces with the strategic deployment of armoured brigades
  • Lessons learned during Exercise Saber Strike 18: how well did US Strykers operate?
  • Increasing readiness and enhancing interoperability between NATO allies and partner forces
  • 11:40 Speaking Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:10 Modernisation Developments Across Spanish Land Combat Capabilities

    Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado

    Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado , Head of Pizarro Program, Spanish MoD

  • Development of the AEV Pizarro prototype on ASCOD chassis
  • Integrating the new ASCOD platform into Spanish land forces: one platform for all roles
  • Un update on recent land deployments and operations: lessons for the future
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Possible Parameters of Perspective IFVs

    Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek

    Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek, Head of Department of Tactics, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence Brno

  • Evolution of IFVs
  • IFVs Construction Schools
  • Parameters of Perspective IFV

     

  • 14:10 Panel Session: Addressing the Balance of Upgrading Legacy Vehicles whilst Striving to Procure New Platforms

  • How IFV brigades are changing the way that wars are waged on the modern battlefield
  • Capturing the operational requirements of today’s IFVs
  • Question and answer session with military experts
  • Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell, Director Land Systems, FMV

    Colonel Bostjan Mocnik

    Colonel Bostjan Mocnik, Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces

    Mr Richard Jones

    Mr Richard Jones, Project Coordinator, Land Combat Systems BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

    14:40 International Allied Armoured Co-operation and the Strive for Increased Interoperability

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard  Macha

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard Macha , Czech National Armament Representative in NATO HQ, Vice-Chairman of the Alliance Committe 225 - NAAG , Czech MoD

  • An update on NATO’s Army Armament Group activities
  • Identify, harmonize and support NATO and National armaments activities to response to the Alliance’s capability requirements
  • NATO’s mission to support synergy among the procurement, research and technology and defence industrial allied communities
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 How NATO NSPA Strives to Provide Integrated Logistics Support to BOXER User Nations

    Mr Richard Jones

    Mr Richard Jones, Project Coordinator, Land Combat Systems BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

  • Supplying and maintaining BOXER IFVs whilst ensuring adequate logistical provisions to the IFVs procured by member states
  • Meeting the operational requirements for each individual nation
  • How NATO is utilising industry support to effectively transition into the in-service support phase
  • 16:10 OCCAR and an update on the MRAV BOXER Programme: Enhancing European Land Warfare Capabilities

    Mr Gerardus Lijten

    Mr Gerardus Lijten, ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA

  • OCCAR- the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation
  • Status of the programme
  • 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
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Executive Director of PRAMACOM Group Corporation, Czech Armed Forces

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Director Land Systems, FMV
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Norbert Huber

    Major General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

    Brigadier General Attila Takacs

    Land Force/Army Inspector, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Brigadier General Attila Takacs

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Director Land Systems, FMV
    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Brigadier General Sava Claudiu

    Deputy Commander, ROU Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Sava Claudiu

    Colonel Bostjan Mocnik

    Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Colonel Bostjan Mocnik

    Colonel Glenn Dean

    Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army
    Colonel Glenn Dean

    Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek

    Head of Department of Tactics, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence Brno
    Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek

    Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado

    Head of Pizarro Program, Spanish MoD
    Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado

    Colonel Miroslav Kuhar

    Chief of Land Arms Tactics Department, Croatian Defence Academy, Croatian Armed Forces
    Colonel Miroslav Kuhar

    Colonel Zdenek Mikula

    Deputy Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade, Czech MoD
    Colonel Zdenek Mikula

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard Macha

    Czech National Armament Representative in NATO HQ, Vice-Chairman of the Alliance Committe 225 - NAAG , Czech MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard  Macha

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Mertke

    Assistant Chief Armoured Branch, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Mertke

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO, Ground Combat Systems
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis

    Commander, 1st Mechanised Battalion, Latvian Armed Forces
    Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis

    Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak

    Executive Director of PRAMACOM Group Corporation, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General (ret'd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General Ivo Strecha

    Director Force Development Division , Czech Army
    Major General Ivo Strecha

    Major General Jaromir Zuna

    1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Jaromir  Zuna

    Major General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
    Major General Norbert Huber

    Mr Alex Koers

    Co-founder and Director, Microflown AVISA
    Mr Alex Koers

    Mr Bear Midkiff

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

    Mr David Meyer

    Head of Business Development, Lockheed Martin U K
    Mr David Meyer

    Mr Gerardus Lijten

    ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA
    Mr Gerardus Lijten

    Mr Hugo Torstensen

    Business Development Director Defense Division, EUROPE, Soucy Group
    Mr Hugo Torstensen

    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 Richard Jones

    Project Coordinator, Land Combat Systems BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
    Mr Richard Jones

    Petr Prochazka

    Deputy Head of Land Forces, Czech Armed Forces
    Petr Prochazka

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Interview with Sponsor and Exhibitor, Ultra Electronics

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    Speaker Interview with Mr Oliver Mittelsdorf, Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh

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    Speaker Interview with Mr Hugo Torstensen, Soucy Group

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    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. CMI Defence is the undisputed technological world leader in multifunctional, high-power weapon systems to be mounted on light and medium weight armored vehicles of all makes. CMI Defence’s offering is complete : it comprises the design and integration of turret-gun systems for 25 to 120 mm caliber, the development of turret-gun simulation systems (both turret-embedded and classroom), ammunition, crews and maintenance operator training, maintenance services as well as customized technical and tactical assistance. This offering is based on CMI Defence’s cutting edge expertise in software, ballistics and mechatronic engineering. CMI Defence s.a. is a subsidiary of CMI s.a., the mother company of CMI Group (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie).


    Collins Aerospace

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

    Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. We employ more than 70,000 people in nearly 300 locations worldwide.


    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)

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

    GDELS is the European business unit of the American Company, General Dynamics Corporation. At present, our company employs roughly 2,200 highly motivated workers with excellent qualifications in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Romania and Denmark. Our products include heavy armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles, amphibious bridge and ferry systems, as well as repair, maintenance and servicing of military vehicles “made in Europe.” Through our partnership with our sister company General Dynamics Mission Systems, we also offer C4I components, vehicle-supported communications and information systems, as well as complete solutions in the field of digitalization of ground forces (D-LBO). • Cooperation is in our DNA: • We are a reliable business partner for more than 4,500 suppliers, • We employ 2200 people and do business in 44 countries around the globe • 44 nations – 19 NATO / EU – rely on our products and services for their safety and security Our multi-national business structure has demonstrated us that cultural diversity, the different origins, educations and expertise of our employees can create business success. In this regard we commit to a core believe: Willingness and capacity for good, professional cooperation! Political requirements such as “fostering defense cooperation” or “commonality and interoperability” between military partners can, in our view, be achieved successfully if we, as a defense company, develop consistent models for cooperation across borders with other companies - we have taken this step. ASCOD is a versatile and powerful tracked armoured land platform for current and future operation theatres, with near 1,000 vehicles deployed and current in-series production within NATO allies. Designed to include all proven technologies and best practices from previous programs; Spanish PIZARRO, Austrian ULAN or British SV, the result is a modular platform with open architecture suitable for a wide range of configurations covering all major roles of todays’ large or small tactical groups.


    GMRE Inc

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://gmre-inc.com



    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.


    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.


    Microflown AVISA

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

    Microflown AVISA is a trusted partner of several NATO countries in the field of acoustic situational awareness. Based upon the Microflown, a unique sensor that measures acoustic particle velocity, the company provides unique low SWaP sensor nodes that provide acoustic directionality over the entire audio bandwidth. Loaded with proper firmware, these sensor nodes 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

    For the vehicles themselves, several capabilities are provided. Stand alone, a state of the art acoustic gunshot localization system is offered that also works when the vehicle is:

    •Driving
    •Providing outgoing fire

    It allows the cueing of:

    •Remote weapon stations
    •On-board cameras

    In a local network, a small array can be used for:

    •Tracking heavy ground vehicles and helicopters
    •Localizing hostile mortar positions
    •Own fire control

    For the entire ground forces, above all counter battery, the networked mesh network array provides the vehicle mounted Mobile Sound Ranging Array capability, in essence similar to an active weapon location radar, but then:

    • Passive
    • Distributed
    • Low power
    • Unattended



    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%).

    www.patria.fi



    Pearson Engineering

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.pearson-eng.com/

    Pearson Engineering Ltd is a global provider of combat engineering equipment designed to quickly and effectively optimise wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles to overcome mobility challenges. Products, provided as interchangeable front end attachments, can be attached, released and interchanged to provide Commanders with the flexibility to meet the demands of a changing battlespace. Products include counter-mine, counter-IED, obstacle reduction and assault bridge launching equipment fitted to a common interface specifically designed for the vehicle. Pearson Engineering’s range of MineWolf manned and unmanned tracked platforms provide operators with powerful mine clearance capability for large area demining and EOD tasks.


    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.


    SVOS spol. s r.o.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.armsvos.cz/

    Founded in 1992 and located in Prelouc, Czech Republic, SVOS belongs to the leading European producers of armoured cars with more than 3200 vehicles delivered worldwide. Since its establishment the company provides to its military customers various special platforms such as Kajman light scout vehicles for special operation groups, various armoured variants of Land Rover cars for all army branches, armoured Toyota Land Cruiser and other off-road vehicles or armoured cabins for world leading truck manufacturers. The military production line also includes a brand-new Perun multipurpose military vehicle already selected by the Czech Armed Forces and particularly its special operations group. The company also focuses on the production of armoured vehicles and limousines for VIP protection, armoured cross-country vehicles, cash carriers and special purpose vehicles for military and law enforcement use. A part of the portfolio is also the production of armouring and ballistic glass for building industry and others.


    Ultra Electronics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ultra-electronics.com

    Ultra is a specialist electrical and electronics engineering company operating mainly in defence and security but also in other highly-regulated markets, focused on providing mission-specific, bespoke solutions and capability. Ultra has a strong reputation for solving challenging and complex customer problems and needs. 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.

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


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    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.


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    Global Military Communications

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    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.


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    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.


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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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