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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 2019, taking place on 3rd-4th April.

Firmly established as the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors and optronics, the 2019 event 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.

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!

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr John Crozier

Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

9:10 Why Situational Awareness is fundamental to the British Armoured Vehicle Fleet

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge, SO1 Land Systems, Land Systems Programme, DSTL, UK MoD

  • Situational awareness and the impact on armoured vehicle survival on the modern battlefield
  • Improving near term situational awareness of armoured vehicles
  • Future situational awareness concepts for the British Army’s Armoured Vehicle Fleet
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    9:50 Digital Situational Awareness through Sensor Technology Development

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

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

  • Maximising digital sensor networks to improve inter-vehicle communication
  • Enhancing compatibility through modular digital architecture
  • Plug and play sensor suites: the ability to integrate sensor information and deliver a mission defined sensor
  • Real time digital intelligence gathering and dissemination to support situational awareness platforms
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Interoperable Open Systems Architecture across the Land Environment enabling Effective Situational Awareness

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, Land Environment Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD

  • Realising modular interoperable open systems using Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA)
  • Use of the Land Data Model (LDM) to develop interoperable open systems  
  • Expansion of GVA/LDM to improve future systems integration

     

  • 11:40 CASTLE: The State of the Art Acoustic Subarray

    Mr Alex Koers

    Mr Alex Koers, Cofounder and Director, Microflown AVISA

  • Acoustic localization of gunshots
  • Sound ranging
  • Tracking ground vehicles
  • Fire control
  • 12:20 Situational Awareness and UAS and C-UAS Operations

    Major Ola Petter Odden

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

  • How the role of UAS will develop the future of situational awareness on the battlefield
  • Calculating how C2IS systems can successfully receive real time information and data from UAS
  • Measures for successful counter UAS
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Protected Mobility Capability Update

    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece

    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece, Capability Integration Lead, Protected Mobility Capability Project , NZDF Capability Branch

  • An update on the plan to modernise the New Zealand Defence Force’s light armoured vehicles, enhancing situational awareness across the fleet 
  • Maintaining the effectiveness of New Zealand Defence Force’s protected land mobility capability 
  • Highlighting the future situational awareness requirements for the New Zealand Defence Force mechanised capabilities
  • 14:40 The Future of Main Battle Tanks in Land Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin, Chief Of Armoured Office, ROU Ministry of Defence

  • Main battle tanks role in the future security challenges
  • Situational awareness requirements for main battle tanks in Romanian Land Forces
  • Methods of training crews for maximised situational awareness
  • Maintenance support achievement for tank structures based on competence levels
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 An Assessment of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle Piranha III’s survivability through Situational Awareness Maximisation

    Captain-commandant Kristel Mostrey

    Captain-commandant Kristel Mostrey, Material Manager Piranha and Dingo, Belgian MoD

  • An appraisal on the successes and challenges of the Piranha III
  • Enhancing situational awareness capabilities through communications and real time intelligence gathering
  • Future development prospects for the Piranha III
  • 16:30 Panel Discussion: Situational Awareness Requirements for Combat Platforms in Multi-Domain Battle and the Implications for the End User

  • Quantifying the value of situational awareness through training, simulation and joint exercises
  • Capturing situational awareness needs in platform requirements
  • Question and answer session with military experts  
  • Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

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

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, Land Environment Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD

    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece

    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece, Capability Integration Lead, Protected Mobility Capability Project , NZDF Capability Branch

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin, Chief Of Armoured Office, ROU Ministry of Defence

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

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    9:10 Enhancing Situational Awareness Across US Armoured Vehicle Fleets

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy, Deputy to the Commanding General, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence , United States Army

  • The current initiatives to enhance all-round visibility
  • Enhancing space-based intelligence gathering and dissemination in supporting armoured vehicle deployments
  • Achieving crew-centric designs through enhanced cross-platform integration 
  • 9:50 Situational Awareness Capabilities of Spain’s 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle. Spanish solutions for:

    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

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

  • A 360º Panoramic View System
  • A Driving Assistance System
  • A Forward Observation System
  • A Mission System based on STANAG 4754
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Understanding the Driving Requirements for Future Armoured Vehicle Situational Awareness

    Mr Daniel Ota

    Mr Daniel Ota, Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Fraunhofer FKIE

  • Elicitation of the driving requirements for full situational awareness
  • The essential role of architecture and associated technologies
  • Assessment of situational awareness solutions and future challenges
  • 11:40 Reserved for Sponsor

    12:20 Discussing potential future developments in platform Situation Awareness (SA) capability and the critical importance of electronic architectures with the Land Data Model (LDM) for situation prediction

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

  • Perception, Comprehension and Prediction – closing the loop on dynamic SA
  • Exploiting generic architectures and the Land Data Model
  • SA within the GVA/NGVA approach – the advantage of the generic awareness picture
  • Modular SA and electronic control – man and machine agent teaming, the building blocks for future combat platforms 
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Situational Awareness – A survivability perspective

    Mr Richard Hooper

    Mr Richard Hooper, Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, DSTL, UK MoD

  • The importance of successful system integration across British armoured fleets
  • Exploitation of Situational Awareness Information to enhance platform survivability – an APS focus
  • Making the most out of the systems that we procure
  • The performance advantages that can be achieved through deep integration – an APS focus
  • 14:40 Situational Awareness on the Battlefield with Indirectly Controlled Systems

    Mr Pasi Niemela

    Mr Pasi Niemela, Chief Engineer Product Management, Patria Land Systems Oy

  • Various roles of optionally manned, remote and autonomous systems
  • New human/machine interface possibilities  
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 An update on the advancements in Vetronics and Situational Awareness

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd OBE

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd OBE, Visiting Professor, Vetronics Research Centre

  • Development of threat detection sensors and how to faster inform vehicle crew members of incoming threats
  • An in-depth analysis of how vetronics will work to link the fundamental sub-systems in any Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • The future of vetronics and situational awareness
  • 16:30 Panel Discussion: Open Vetronic Architecture Development for Infantry Fighting Vehicles

  • Operational requirements for open reference architectures
  • An update with regards to NGVA and NGVA alignment
  • Architecture question and answer session with military and agency experts
  • Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

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

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, Land Environment Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD

    Mr Daniel Ota

    Mr Daniel Ota, Team Lead Platform Capability Integration, Fraunhofer FKIE

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd OBE

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd OBE, Visiting Professor, Vetronics Research Centre

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

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

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    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy

    Deputy to the Commanding General, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence , United States Army
    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

    Head of the 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme , Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems, Land Systems Programme, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

    Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology, Bundeswehr
    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier

    Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    Captain-commandant Kristel Mostrey

    Material Manager Piranha and Dingo, Belgian MoD
    Captain-commandant Kristel Mostrey

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy

    Deputy to the Commanding General, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence , United States Army
    Colonel (ret'd) Mike McCarthy

    Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez

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

    Daniel Ota

    Team Leader, Vetronics, Fraunhofer FKIE
    Daniel  Ota

    Keith Smith

    GVA Manager, DE&S
    Keith Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece

    Capability Integration Lead, Protected Mobility Capability Project , NZDF Capability Branch
    Lieutenant Colonel Chad Preece

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems, Land Systems Programme, DSTL, UK MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

    Chief Of Armoured Office, ROU Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

    Major Ola Petter Odden

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

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

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

    Mr John Crozier

    Technical Partner Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr John Crozier

    Mr Pasi Niemela

    Chief Engineer Product Management, Patria Land Systems Oy
    Mr Pasi Niemela

    Mr Richard Hooper

    Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Richard Hooper

    Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Simon Routledge

    Speaking Session Reserved for ATDU

    , British Army
    Speaking Session Reserved for ATDU

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Galleon Embedded Computing

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.galleonec.com

    Galleon Embedded Computing is an innovative leader in development of high-performance airborne computer and recorder products. Our product range includes rugged storage and data recorder systems, servers and NAS / networked devices all including removable storage, as well as rugged XMC IO modules.

    Galleon Embedded Computing has product development and system integration facilities in Oslo, Norway, Munich, Germany, London, UK, and Katy, TX, USA. Customer satisfaction and uncompromised product quality is key to Galleon’s success, along with our highly experienced staff with long experience from the military and aerospace markets. Galleon Embedded Computing's quality management system is certified to Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100:2009 and ISO 9001:2008.

    Galleon products are gathering and processing data in hundreds of manned and unmanned, fixed and rotary wing systems around the World. Applications include sensor data recording and processing for Airborne Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Flight Test, SAR, Police, etc.


    Microflown AVISA

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

    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


    Observis

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://observis.fi

    Observis designs and delivers cost effective and long lifetime solutions for CBRNe reconnaissance vehicles. The key personnel of the company has more than 15 years of experience in delivering CBRNe recce vehicles, light and armoured. We know and understand the challenges and risks the recce teams face during operations and what is required to ensure the safety of the personnel. We comprehend the operational challenges and the importance of successful execution of reconnaissance missions. The solutions we offer are built on our ObSAS platform.

    ObSAS is a highly modular situational awareness software providing fully scalable platform for device and systems integration. It is completely hardware independent and can be implemented for virtually any size installation from a single CBRNe reconnaissance vehicle to a full nationwide network of sensors and auxiliary systems. With ObSAS we are able to provide our customers the most cost effective and long term solutions in terms of system lifetime upgradability and lifetime cost.



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    Pleora is the world's leading supplier of video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. The company was formed in 2000 and has gained a well-earned reputation for technology leadership and innovative video interface products. Manufacturers rely on our products, standards expertise, and systems knowledge to bypass development and integration complexities in a diverse range of demanding real-time imaging applications. To learn more visit: www.pleora.com

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
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    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    ‘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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