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SMi Group present the second annual Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems meeting, convening on 11th -12th June 2020

As armed forces continue to prioritise dealing with near-peer adversaries, and with passive protection systems reaching their physical limit, 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 their 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 Active Protection Systems USA, will provide unique briefings on the development and integration of Active Protection Systems. 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 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;

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950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia, USA

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