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.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book by 31st January to save £400!

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 


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

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s:

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

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

    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi

    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi, Deputy Chief of Defence of Hungarian Defence Forces, 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
  • 9:55 Sponsor Speaker Session Reserved for Rheinmetall

    10:25 Morning Coffee

    10:55 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
  • 11:25 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for Microflown AVISA

    11:55 The Role of Czech Land Forces in National and Regional Defensive Strategy

    Speaking Session Reserved for Czech Land Forces

    Speaking Session Reserved for Czech Land Forces, Commander Land Forces, 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
  • 12:25 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for CMI

    12:55 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
  • 13:25 Networking Lunch

    14:25 German Land Forces and the Capabilities to deal with Future Threats

    Colonel Hans-Joerg  Voll

    Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll, Branch Chief, Armoured Corps, Army Concepts and Capabilities Centre, 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 Addressing the Callenge 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
  • 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 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for IBD

    16:25 Afternoon Tea

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

    18:25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Developing the Czech Armed Forces to Achieve Force Superiority Against Future Threats

    Major General Ivo Strecha

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

  • Utilising modern IFV capabilities to evolve the Czech Armed Forces into a highly lethal and manoeuvrable fighting force
  • Developing Czech armoured vehicle programmes for maximum force efficiency
  • Modernising Czech Land Force doctrine to fully exploit armoured assets on the battlefield
  • 9:40 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
  • 10:10 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for Rheinmetall

    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 Assessing Spain's Current Pizarro Programme: operational requirements and future developments

    Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado

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

  • Perception of the current and future operational environments and associated threats for the Spanish Armed Forces
  • The success story of the Pizarro programme
  • Prospects of development and modernisation within the Spanish armoured Vehicle Fleet
  • 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 Speaking Session Reserved for Sponsor

    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, Czech Permanent Delegation to NATO HQ, 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 Discussing the Versatility of the BOXER: The Next Generation of Multi Role Armoured Vehicles

    Mr Gerardus Lijten

    Mr Gerardus Lijten, ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA

  • Balancing vital capabilities such as; transport-capacity, mobility, protection, survivability, growth potential and efficient life cycle costs
  • Considering the differing operational requirements for the multiple variants of the BOXER armoured vehicle
  • BOXER programme participating nations and the future implications for allied interoperability
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Director Land Systems, FMV
    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi

    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi

    Deputy Chief of Defence of Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces
    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

    Bostjan Mocnik

    Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Bostjan Mocnik

    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Director Land Systems, FMV
    Brigadier General Mikael Frisell

    Colonel Glenn Dean

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

    Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll

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

    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

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard Macha

    Czech National Armament Representative in NATO HQ, Czech Permanent Delegation to NATO HQ, Czech MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard  Macha

    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi

    Deputy Chief of Defence of Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces
    Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi

    Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis

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

    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 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 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




    Angelo Hotel

    Radlicka 1g, 150 00, Prague, Czech Republic

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


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Lockheed Martin UK

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    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

    Microflown AVISA (www.microflown-avisa.com) 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

    Soucy Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    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.


    CMI Defence


    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).

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    Angelo Hotel

    Radlicka 1g
    150 00
    Prague 5
    Czech Republic

    Angelo Hotel

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



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    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.


    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.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

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    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.


    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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