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SMi Group is thrilled to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017, taking place on 29th and 30th March, Central London, UK.

Firmly established as the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors and optronics, the 2017 show invites not only the programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but will also provide a perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their experiences in the enhancement of situational awareness, information gathering and information sharing.

Highlights will include a spotlight from combat vehicle market leaders such as Thales SAS, Leonardo and PSM, plus keynotes from a global line-up of armed forces leading capability development including France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK and USA.

The only conference of its kind exclusively dedicated to armoured vehicle situational awareness, will hone in on key topics surrounding vetronics architectures, sensor integration, CIS and battle management, plus much more!

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• Provide a platform for the advancement of armoured vehicles situational awareness, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing combat effectiveness and connectivity
• Including: vectronic architectures, communications, battle management, acoustic sensors, optronics, displays, active protection and defensive aid suites
• Gain an update on strategic partner’s respective armoured vehicle programmes and the work of leading industry OEMs
• Deliberate key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations
• Explore land force interoperability and collaboration at the industry level
 

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness invites not only the key programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures the participation of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from the leading solution providers are present.

"Last year’s event saw over 120 like-minded individuals convene in London to realise this common goal, with General Dynamics Mission Systems, Rheinmetall, Defence Electronics, Selex-ES, Sagem, Thales, Saab, Nexter, Patria and IAI Elta being just some of the OEM technical leaders to lend their support." - Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, UK MoD, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Some of last years attendees included:

Aselsan; BAE Systems; BMT ISIS Ltd; Brazilian Army; Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate; British Army; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; CMI Defence SA; Croatian MoD; Danish Army; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; DSTL; Elbit Land Systems; Embassy of Brazil; Embassy of Ukraine; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FNSS Defense Systems; Fraser Optics; Galleon Embedded Computing; General Dynamics UK; GUS Prazision in Kunststoff; Harris Systems Ltd; High Commission of India; HM forces; IAI Elta Systems; IHS Janes; Isdefe (Spanish MoD); Ministry of Defence, Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of National Defence, Turkey; NATO; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; OIP Sensor Systems; Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd; OPTSYS; Patria; Plasan; Qinetiq; RFEL Ltd; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics; Rheinmetall Electronics; SAAB; Sagem Defense Securite; Selex ES; Spanish MoD; Swedish Army; Thales; Thales UK; The Shephard Group; UK MOD; UKTI DSO; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:10 The Role of LandWarNet in Supporting Future Mobile Operations

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Colonel Mike McCarthy, Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army


• An overview of LandWarNet requirements and system architecture
• Enhanced battle command across the full spectrum of conflict (land and cyberspace)
• Integration within armoured vehicles platforms for mobile and high intensity operations
• Electronic warfare capability to safe guard the network and hinder the enemy

9:50 Plans for the Further Development of Combat Vehicle CIS within the British Army

Major Mick Lillie

Major Mick Lillie, SO2 Communication Vehicle Systems, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army


• CIS requirements for combat vehicles to meet network enabled
• operations
  o IFV: AJAX, Warrior
  o MBT: Challenger 2
• Integration challenges within the platforms
• Practices for trials and development of combat effectiveness and network security
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Situational Awareness Capability within the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle

 
• A update on introduction into the Bundeswehr and improvement over the legacy Marder IFV
• Communications and battle management: Information within the platform ad wider network
• Visual situation awareness for crew and passengers via optronics and display systems
• MUSS active protection systems for detection and defeat of threats

Mr Tobias Baumart

Mr Tobias Baumart, Project Manage, LAND 400 PUMA, PSM

Mr Martin  Röder

Mr Martin Röder, Project Manager, Information Technology, PSM

11:40 SENECA – Sensor Effector Network for Advanced Combat Applications: The Automated Sensor to Shooter Chain

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology


• SENECA - Vision, Terms and Conditions
• Reconnaissance and Tactical Combat Network
• Experiment Scenario, Vignettes and SENECA Platform
• Participating Manned and Un-manned Platforms
• Simulation and Tactical Experiments

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Acoustic Situational Awareness: Integrated Battlefield Acoustics for Vehicles

Mr Michel Van Der Hartt

Mr Michel Van Der Hartt , Business Development Manager, Vehicle Mounted Systems, Microflown AVISA

• Acoustic multi mission sensors to adapt to any operation
• Survivability by knowing where to look; using ears to guide your eyes
• The VSAF software suite
• Self-contained and standalone vs full vehicle integration
• Dutch army collaboration

14:00 Generic Vehicle Architecture to Enhance Network Enabled Capabilities and Improve Situational Awareness within the Vehicle

Major Wouter Samson

Major Wouter Samson, Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army

 

• Modular Vehicle C4i network  to contribute to the C4I hardware lifespan versus the platform lifespan
• “Plug and Play” Sensor suite that can deliver a mission defined sensor suite  and ability to integrate sensor information
• Improve HMI and decrease crew workload
• Share the right information at the right time so commanders can make the right decision

14:40 Many Situations, Many Sensors, Many Effectors

Mr Guy Davies

Mr Guy Davies, Capability Manager, Vehicle Systems, Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo MW Ltd


•         A Situational Awareness Perspective
•         A Survivability Perspective
•         An Integrated Mission System Perspective

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Situational Awareness and Information Sharing in Norwegian Mechanized Battalions

Major Ola Petter  Odden

Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces

 

• New CV 90 capabilities
  o What is new?
  o Effects on SA and TTPs
• BMS (Battle Management Systems)
  o Brief history
  o User experiences
  o Effects on SA and TTPs
• Future plans to develop battlefield connectivity and situational awareness

16:30 Combat Vehicle EW Situational Awareness for the 21st Century Battle Space

Mr Paul Beaves

Mr Paul Beaves, Senior Consultant, Land Tactical C4ISTAR, Roke Manor Research

 

• The threats presented by an increasingly digitalized platform and the need to prepare for competent and technologically advanced enemies
• Ability of the platform to contribute to ‘CEMA ISTAR’
• Breaking traditional use models and allowing for electronic attack/contribution to offensive CEMA

 

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:10 Scorpion Vehicles Situational Awareness and Network Enabled Capability

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Stephane Chaigneau, Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD

 

• An overview of the French Army’s Scorpion Programme and the SCORPION vehicles
• Sensors and information gathering capability within the SCORPION vehicles
• The battle management system (SICS): Information sharing and communication with the wider network
• Scorpion system architecture, coherence and integration for network enabled capability

9:50 Situational Awareness within the Spanish Army´s 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle

Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez, Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army

 

• An overview of the project and its key milestones.
• Sensors that will contribute to improve situational awareness
• Enhancing the net enabled capability concept
• Mission system and vetronic architecture

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Vehicle Situational Awareness and Threat Detection from a Full 360° Azimuth: Findings from the Development of Antares

Mr Thierry Midavaine

Mr Thierry Midavaine, Technical Director, Thales Optronique SA


• The operational requirements that have driven development of Antares
• Findings from research and development
• Threat detection and situational awareness capability of the system
• Integration with vehicle architecture and ongoing work with the French Army’s Scorpion Programme

11:40 Feedback from the IDF’s Integration and Deployment of Vehicle Sensors and Active Protection Systems

Major Eran Novak

Major Eran Novak , Ground Forces Command, Weapons Department, C4I Project Officer, Israeli Defence Force


• Requirements for situational awareness as a means of protecting the vehicle
• Optronics and sensors for close, medium and long range visual situational awareness
• Capabilities of Active Protection System “trophy”: 360 degree coverage, multiple threat tracking and defeat of complex threats such as tandem warheads
• Plans for full integration into the IDF’s combat vehicle fleet
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Session Reserved for DSTL-Mounted Combat Systems Research Project

Mr Mark  Emerton

Mr Mark Emerton, Technical Authority, Mounted Combat Systems Research Project, DSTL

14:00 Fraunhofer Institute Research and Development of Enhanced Situational Awareness for Land Systems

Dr Karin Stein

Dr Karin Stein, Signatorics, Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Fraunhofer IOSB


• An overview of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation core areas of responsibility
• Optimising optronic performance for land systems situational awareness’ and target detection
• Managing signature: Can vehicle stealth technology meet the increased capability of modern sensors?
• Effective detection and countermeasures to prevent targeting and enemy fire

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Research and Development Findings in the Field of Vehicle Situational Awareness and Sensor Integration

Dr Panagiotis Oikonomidis

Dr Panagiotis Oikonomidis, Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre

15:50 Panel Discussion: Open Vetronic Architecture Development for Combat Vehicles


• Feedback from ongoing developments within LAVOSAR
• Open Reference architecture standards update
• Alignment with NGVA
• Architecture question and answer session with military ad industry
 

Dr Elias Stipidis

Dr Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

Mr Daniel Ota

Mr Daniel Ota, Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Information Technology for Command and Control, Fraunhofer FKIE

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Mr Pieter Karssen

Mr Pieter Karssen, Senior Technician, Vetronics, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army
Colonel Mike McCarthy

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army
Major Mick Lillie

Major Mick Lillie

SO2 Communication Vehicle Systems, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Major Wouter Samson

Major Wouter Samson

Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army
Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Former Head of Force Protection, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish Army
Colonel Manuel Jesus  De Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Mike McCarthy

Chief of LandWarNet, ARCIC, United States Army
Colonel Mike McCarthy

Dr Elias Stipidis

Director, Vetronics Research Centre
Dr Elias Stipidis

Dr Karin Stein

Signatorics, Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Fraunhofer IOSB
Dr Karin Stein

Dr Panagiotis Oikonomidis

Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre
Dr Panagiotis Oikonomidis

Major Eran Novak

Ground Forces Command, Weapons Department, C4I Project Officer, Israeli Defence Force
Major Eran Novak

Major Mick Lillie

SO2 Communication Vehicle Systems, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Major Mick Lillie

Major Ola Petter Odden

Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces
Major Ola Petter  Odden

Major Wouter Samson

Doctrine C4I, Manoeuvre Center of Knowledge, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , Royal Netherlands Army
Major Wouter Samson

Mr Daniel Ota

Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Information Technology for Command and Control, Fraunhofer FKIE
Mr Daniel Ota

Mr Guy Davies

Capability Manager, Vehicle Systems, Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo MW Ltd
Mr Guy Davies

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology
Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Mark Emerton

Technical Authority, Mounted Combat Systems Research Project, DSTL
Mr Mark  Emerton

Mr Martin Röder

Project Manager, Information Technology, PSM
Mr Martin  Röder

Mr Paul Beaves

Senior Consultant, Land Tactical C4ISTAR, Roke Manor Research
Mr Paul Beaves

Mr Pieter Karssen

Senior Technician, Vetronics, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
Mr Pieter Karssen

Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Scorpion System of Systems Architect, Engineering Land System, DGA Land Systems, French MoD
Mr Stephane Chaigneau

Mr Thierry Midavaine

Technical Director, Thales Optronique SA
Mr Thierry Midavaine

Mr Tobias Baumart

Project Manage, LAND 400 PUMA, PSM
Mr Tobias Baumart

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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.

CPD Certificates

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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