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SMi Group proudly present the second annual Future Armored Vehicles Protection Systems meeting, taking place on the June 10th -11th 2021, virtually with online access only. All times reflect US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

As armed forces continue to prioritise dealing with near-peer adversaries, and with passive protection measures reaching their physical limit, integrating advanced vehicle protection systems, and particularly active protection systems (APS), as a means of improving survivability signatures continues to grow in importance.These systems can intercept ballistic weaponry through kinetic methods (Hard-Kill) or by interfering with warhead guidance and tracking systems (Soft-Kill). As the scope of APS and its potential continues to grow, armed forces around the world increasingly pursue the development and application of an integrated, modular mission system, in which best-of-field components can be introduced and selected to meet specific requirements.

As the only conference of its kind, Future Armored Vehicles Protection Systems USA, will provide unique briefings on the development and integration of Active Protection Systems, as well as the wider vehicle protection suites employed by armed forces around the world. These briefings will include insight into Modular Systems and architecture, Hard-Kill and Soft-Kill technology, layered approaches to survivability and battle proven systems.

Discuss a diverse range of topics including hard and soft kill technology, creating a modular and sophisticated open system architecture, platform specific considerations, and more

Understand the progress made, and the lessons learned from integrating cutting edge Active Protection Systems from senior officials from both host nation and international speakers, and the unique requirements specific to different platforms

As the importance of an open market-place and room for competition is stressed, hear from industry leaders testing, developing, and applying the cutting edge technology that will be used by armoured brigades for years to come

An unrivalled opportunity to meet and network virtually with the military and industry decision makers in Vehicle Protection Systems, the experts who will define the future of the technology, and the end-user's who will be tasked with operating this technology

ADS - Gesellschaftfuer Aktive Schutzsysteme GmbH; AFV; Armoured Trials & Development Unit (ATDU); Army Futures Command; Artis, LLC; Aselsan; Australian Army; Australian Department of Defence; BAE SYSTEMS; Bay Shore Steel Works; BEI Precision Systems & Space Company; Canadian Army; Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver; Corfin Industries LLC; Curtiss Wright; Defence Science & Technology Laborator; Diehl Defence; DSTL Porton Down; Elbit America; ELBIT/MI; ELTA Systems; Embassy Of Slovenia; FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; GDLS; General Dynamics Land Systems; General Dynamics Land Systems Australia; General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems; General Dynamics-OTS; GM Cap, Army HQ; Ground Vehicle System Cente; Honeywell; IMI Services USA Inc; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate ; Janes Missiles & Rockets; JPEO CBD ; Leonardo DRS; Leonardo DRS Company; Lexington Institute; Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control; Maneuver Requirements Division; Maneuver Requirements Division, Maneuver CDID ; MASS XV; MBTS / PEO GCS; Microflown AVISA; Northrop Gruman; Northrop Grumman; Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company; PEO Ground Combat Systems; Program Executive Office, Ground Combat Systems; RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems LTD; Raytheon; Redstone Test Center; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Saab Defense and Security USA; Soucek; SRC Inc; Swedish Armed Forces/Land warfare Centre; Tactical Defense Media; TenCate Advanced Armor; TNO; UAE Military Attache Office; Undersecretariat for Defence Industry ; Unified Business Technologies; United States Marine Corps; US Army; US Army Futures Command; US Army Research Laboratory ; US Army, Engineer Research and Development Center; UTC Aerospace Systems; WL Gore;

Conference programme

All timings are in Eastern Daylight Time (BST-5)

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

9:10 Supporting Army Modernization through the Development, Demonstration and Integration of the Kinetic Energy Active Protection System Program

• Providing comprehensive testing to guarantee system combat-readiness
• Comprehensive survivability through hard-kill integration
• Introducing low SWaP-C radar technology that is fully interoperable, scalable, and standardised
• Focus on ground system survivability and the future of protection

Mr William Norton

Mr William Norton, Survivability and Protection Chief Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army

Mr Troy Tava

Mr Troy Tava, Division Chief Active Protection Systems Research Development & Engineering, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army

9:50 The Future of US Armor: Developments made in Creating and Realising the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Fleet

Colonel Warren Sponsler

Colonel Warren Sponsler, Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command

• Artificial intelligence and the role of target identification to maximise both survivability and lethality
• Emphasising open architecture as a means of maintaining operational advantages and allowing for constant development
• Cultivating industry relations and impressing urgency to foster an active marketplace and develop cutting edge technology
• The capabilities of the OMFV (Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle) to accommodate an APS
• The ability of a Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) to enable integration of APS subsystems
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Collaboration in Platform Protection between Government and Industry

Mr Aaron Hankins

Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Land Systems, Leonardo DRS

• How industry and government communicate effectively to secure maximum platform protection
• What works well
• What are our opportunities for improvement

11:40 Optimising Israeli Armoured Platforms through Bespoke Active Protection Systems

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel, , Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security reasons)

• Reviewing the demands on the Israeli Defence Forces during deployments
• Developing, testing, and applying rugged, proven active protection systems to enhance capacity
• Operational takeaways and lessons learned
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Assessing The Progress Made In Developing And Implementing An Operational Integrated Protection System

Tom Newbery

Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl

• Developing a Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) and an open market-place for competition and development
• Prioritising a modular electronic architecture that allows for class-leading sensors and countermeasures to be selected and employed
• Emphasising soft-kill solutions as a low-weight, low-cost option
• High Fidelity, hardware in the loop systems integration laboratory capabilities
• Next generation soft kill options, the benefits to situational awareness and the counteraction of ATGM threats
 

14:00 Supporting the U.S. Warfighter with Mission Capability by Providing Essential Information to Decision Makers and Comprehensive Evaluation of Survivability Components and Requirements

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson, Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center, US Army

• Considerations for live-fire evaluations of APS and effects on mission
• Enhancing the use of sensors and situational awareness for optimal survivability
• Challenges from the integration of an advanced vehicle protection suite and contribution to protection
• Considerations for evolving vehicle protection systems
 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Assessing the Vehicle Protection Systems Considerations of the Australian Land Forces and Improving Operational Effectiveness through the Integration of APS

Mr Rob Baker

Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and Technology Group

• Assessing the research and development of the Australian DoD in applying APS and the findings from testing
• The Australian approach to APS, wider vehicle protection system considerations and integrating enhanced situational awareness components for greater survivability
• The future of APS on Australian armor platforms and developing a coherent integrated mission system

15:50 Science and Technology Perspective: Providing the US Warfighter with the Capabilities and Equipment to Dominate the Future Battlefield

Dr Kimberly A. Sablon

Dr Kimberly A. Sablon, Chief, Science & Technology Division, US Army Futures Command

  • Assessing the importance of US Armor in future conflicts
  • Assessing the Current Integration of APS onto US armor platforms and the potential crossover in creating an integrated mission system
  • Evaluating the next steps for APS and utilising the system for Aircraft, missile, cyber defense and more
  • Assessing the overall efforts of Futures Command and the path ahead
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

    9:10 The Current Requirements and the Future Modernisation Implications for the Survivability Profile of the Abrams Main Battle Tank

    Mr David W. Marck

    Mr David W. Marck, Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems MBTS, PEO GCS

    • Survivability Uplifts Gained from Trophy implementation on the Abrams Main Battle Tank
    • Active Protection as a force enabler to improve and expand operational capacity
    o Improving manoeuvrability and performance to extend product life
    • The unique considerations for integrating systems with main battle tanks and ensuring a suitable system that works across domains and operational environments
     

    9:50 Maximising Long-Term Platform Survivability Against Evolving Threats While Maintaining Combat Effectiveness

    Colonel Kevin Chaney

    Colonel Kevin Chaney, Project Manager, PMO ASE

    • Lessons to be learned from active protection in the air domain
    • Integrating multiple soft-kill measures to combat a variety of threats
    • The importance of an open digital architecture to allow for use across platforms and across domains with advanced hard-kill response systems

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Assessing the Role of the Maneuver Centre of Excellence in Developing Doctrine and Capabilities for the Future of US Armor Platforms

    Colonel Sean Fisher

    Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army

    • Analysing the changing operational environment of today and the complex threats faced by armored personnel
    • Developing agile and adaptive armor personnel and platforms and the integration of APS to guarantee mission success
    • Maximising the operational capacity of US armor and APS as a force enabler
     

    11:40 PANEL DEBATE: The Path Ahead for Vehicle Protection Systems

  • Assessing the current and future operating climates for armored vehicles driving capability requirements
  • Overcoming passive protection system limitations through enhanced software developments
  • Industry collaboration to create an open architecture, modular system of systems
  • Developing APS to create a comprehensive integrated mission system
  • Mr David W. Marck

    Mr David W. Marck, Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems MBTS, PEO GCS

    Mr William Norton

    Mr William Norton, Survivability and Protection Chief Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler, Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

    Mr Aaron Hankins

    Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Land Systems, Leonardo DRS

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Assessing the Performance of the Explosively Formed Axe (EFA) and the Developments made in Applying and Integrating APS

    • Findings from operational testing of the EFA hard-kill system
    • Overcoming passive protection limitations through integrating advanced APS
    • Data and power management implications of EFA and optimising systems
     

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute

    Dr Jan Krestan

    Dr Jan Krestan, Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute

    14:00 Assessing the Ability of US Armed Forces to Effectively Develop and Integrate Innovative Technologies to Maintain Long-Term Operational Overmatch

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

    • Assessing the development arc for the Modular Active Protection System program
    • Challenges to integrating new systems into existing platforms and lessons learned
    • Maintaining US armor overmatch through driving technological developments

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Assessing the Challenges to the Integration of a Modular APS and the Wider Considerations for a Kinetic Hard-Kill System

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder, Mass XV LLC

  • Maintaining US Armor superiority through the application of multi-layered protection systems
  • Creating a comprehensive modular survivability suite for varied requirements
  • The future of APS and creating an integrated mission system
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Kevin Chaney

    Colonel Kevin Chaney

    Project Manager, PMO ASE
    Colonel Sean Fisher

    Colonel Sean Fisher

    Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army
    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command
    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Lieutenant Colonel

    , Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security reasons)
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson

    Owner and Founder, Mass XV LLC
    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army
    Mr David W. Marck

    Mr David W. Marck

    Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems MBTS, PEO GCS
    Mr Rob Baker

    Mr Rob Baker

    Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and Technology Group
    Mr William Norton

    Mr William Norton

    Survivability and Protection Chief Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army
    Patrick Thompson

    Patrick Thompson

    Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center, US Army
    Tom Newbery

    Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl

    Colonel Kevin Chaney

    Project Manager, PMO ASE
    Colonel Kevin Chaney

    Colonel Sean Fisher

    Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army
    Colonel Sean Fisher

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Chief of Staff, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command
    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Dr Jan Krestan

    Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute
    Dr Jan Krestan

    Dr Kimberly A. Sablon

    Chief, Science & Technology Division, US Army Futures Command
    Dr Kimberly A. Sablon

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Lieutenant Colonel

    , Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security reasons)
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson

    Owner and Founder, Mass XV LLC
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Scott Coulson

    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, US Army
    Major General (ret'd) Bill Hix

    Mr Aaron Hankins

    Senior Vice President/General Manager, Land Systems, Leonardo DRS
    Mr Aaron Hankins

    Mr David W. Marck

    Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems MBTS, PEO GCS
    Mr David W. Marck

    Mr Rob Baker

    Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and Technology Group
    Mr Rob Baker

    Mr Troy Tava

    Division Chief Active Protection Systems Research Development & Engineering, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army
    Mr Troy Tava

    Mr William Norton

    Survivability and Protection Chief Engineer, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army
    Mr William Norton

    Patrick Thompson

    Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center, US Army
    Patrick Thompson

    Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl
    Tom Newbery

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