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SMi Group first annual Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems will convene on 11th -12th June 2019

Rebel groups are increasingly better equipped with man-portable anti-armor weapons and laser guided missile systems. In order to maintain maximum armored vehicle staying power in modern battlespaces, many nations are seeking to upgrade their vehicle survivability through the use of Active Protection Systems (APS). These systems can intercept ballistic weaponry through kinetic methods (Hard-Kill) or by interfering with warhead guidance and tracking systems (Soft-Kill).

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, Hard-Kill and Soft-Kill technology, layered approaches to survivability and battle proven systems.

• Hear the latest developments of the US and international programs for developing Modular and Integrated Active Protection Systems.


• Listen to briefings from senior officers from within the US Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS) alongside international program leaders.
 

• Learn about the opportunities for industry, created by the development of open architecture.


• Explore the integration of Active Protection Systems as part of a modern, layered approach to survivability.


Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in Active Protection and Vehicle Protection Systems.
 

US Army; British Army; Bundeswehr; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Israeli Military Industries; Rheinmetall Active Protection GmbH; Raytheon; BAE Systems; Artis; Thales; Saab Avitronics; Hensoldt; Lacroix-Defence; TenCate; Denel Dynamics; Elbit Systems; RADA Electronic Industries; Ferranti Technologies; UTC Aerospace; Abaco; TE Connectivity; Ultra Electronics; Curtiss-Wright; Kongsberg Gruppen ASA; Moog Inc; Oshkosh Defence; Frazer-Nash; Booz Allen Hamilton;

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Ross Coffman

Brigadier General Ross Coffman

Team Leader Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army
Colonel Glenn Dean

Colonel Glenn Dean

Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Dr Arild Skjold

Dr Arild Skjold

Senior Scientist, FFI Defence Research Establishment Norway
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Ron  Plender

Lieutenant Colonel Ron Plender

Head Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver, Royal Netherlands Army
Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army
Major General Cedric Wins

Major General Cedric Wins

Commander, Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army
Mr David Marck

Mr David Marck

Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO, Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Mr Rob Stone

Mr Rob Stone

Technical Director, Redstone Test Center US Army
Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Tom Newbery

Active Protection Research Technical Authority, UK MoD

Brigadier General Ross Coffman

Team Leader Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army
Brigadier General Ross Coffman

Colonel Glenn Dean

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

Colonel Michael Best

Director,Capability Development and Integration Directorate, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
Colonel Michael Best

Dr Arild Skjold

Senior Scientist, FFI Defence Research Establishment Norway
Dr Arild Skjold

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

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

Lieutenant Colonel R

Armor Branch Commander, Israeli Defence Forces
Lieutenant Colonel R

Lieutenant Colonel Ron Plender

Head Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver, Royal Netherlands Army
Lieutenant Colonel Ron  Plender

Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army
Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

Major General Cedric Wins

Commander, Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army
Major General Cedric Wins

Mr David Marck

Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO, Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Mr David Marck

Mr Rob Stone

Technical Director, Redstone Test Center US Army
Mr Rob Stone

Mr Tom Newbery

Active Protection Research Technical Authority, UK MoD
Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Wayne Beutler

Associate Director Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection , US Army
Mr Wayne Beutler

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Hilton Arlington

950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Invitation from the Chairman - Major General (Ret’d) John Charlton – Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Microflown AVISA

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

Microflown AVISA is NATO’s unicorn in the domain of battlefield acoustics. Exploiting the benefits of true acoustic vector sensors, instead of sound pressure transducers/microphones, the company offers low SWaP Acoustic Multi Mission Sensors (AMMSs) that can be mounted on all sorts of mobile platforms, including vehicles of course. A subarray of four AMMSs on a vehicle deck is called a CASTLE. The CASTLE can be enriched by a weather station and GPS based positioning system, including anti jamming/spoofing. Stand alone, a CASTLE improves the survivability of the vehicle and its (dismounted) crew by offering a superior acoustic localization of gunshots, also when the vehicle itself is driving and or shooting. Apart from small arms fire, also board canons of hostile weapon platforms up to 40 mm can be localized. A CASTLE also points in the direction of heavy ground vehicles, attack helicopters and drones. Furthermore, a CASTLE also alerts against incoming subsonic ATGM round or similar. Connected by software defined radios, a few CASTLEs are able to localize hostile heavy ground vehicles, their shooting positions and to conduct blue force fire control. It shortens the sensor to shooter cycle whilst reducing the vulnerability to degradation of overall RF communication. In a larger mosaic kind of network, the CASTLEs approximate the functions of an active, so vulnerable, weapon location radar, but then in a passive, distributed and unattended way. The 3 D shockwaves that come with supersonic rockets and artillery can be captured, allowing both target acquisition and the prediction of impacts. Hence, the CASTLEs bring robust and resilient capabilities to cavalry, artillery and infantry.

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WHAT IS CPD?

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

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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.

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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.

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