The SMi Group are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (FAVSA) 2021, taking place in London on the 12-13 April 2021.

As the focus of modern warfare continues to shift from asymmetric counter-insurgency operations towards near-peer conflict, military and defence organisations worldwide are increasingly focused on retaining and maintaining overmatch capabilities to ensure success on future battlefields. In order to secure this strategic advantage in the age of increased technology and domain convergenceit remains essential that allied militaries discuss existing and future developments within their armoured capabilities in order to match and overcome future threats from peer and near-peer adversaries.

In an age where technological dominance reigns, the on-board sensor suites, optics, mission systems and vehicle architectures become the eyes and ears of the crew members, as well as the soldiers on board. It is vital therefore that armoured units have an intimate understanding of their surrounding terrain as well as the capabilities to deal swiftly with incoming threats, whatever the conditions. Further, this data is fundamental in creating and mapping the battlefield, delivering vital information to command for effective use of assets at greater speeds.

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness returns for its 5th year to proactively discuss crucial developments, calling on the experience of military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers in the market. FAVSA 2020 will also crucially delve deeper into the role of industry, inviting technical leads, platform managers and programme directors to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

The key topics for 2020 include: Vetronic Architectures, Communications, CIS capabilities, Battle Management Systems, Acoustic Sensors, Optronics, Crew Displays, Active Protection, Defensive Aid Suites, AI-Enabled Sensors, Mobile Camouflage Systems, and more!




  • Hear the latest host nation capability updates from the British Armour Centre, Joint Forces Command, DSTL and DE&S
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as General Dynamics European Land Systems, Patria Land, Thales, Diehl Defence, SAAB Barracuda, BAE Systems and General Dynamics UK
  • Deliberate key technological requirements in order to complete the ‘Situational Awareness Jigsaw’, including; vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, unmanned & autonomous vehicle capabilities, crew displays, active protection, AI-enabled sensor arrays, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems
  • Explore land force interoperability and training requirements for enhanced joint fires and cooperation in the context of future Multi-Domain Operations.

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.

ABAL Insight; Alan Bolster Consulting Inc.; Algerian Embassy; ASELSAN; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; Battlespace Publications; Brazilian Army; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; Department for International Trade; Department Of Defense; DSTL; ELTA Systems; Embassy of Ukraine; ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FLIR UAS; FNSS Defense Systems; Galleon Embedded Computing Limited; German MoD; Hensoldt Optronics; High Commission of India; IMP Castle Associates Limited; ISDEFE; KME; KONGSBERG Protech Systems; L3 ASA Ltd; Litef Gmbh; Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems Uk Limited; METRAVIB; Microflown AVISA; MILVA; MoD; MoD DE&S; Moog Inc.; NATO; New Zealand Defence Staff; Nexter; Nexter Group; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI); Observis; OPTSYS; Patria; Petards Joyce-Loebl Ltd; Plasan Sasa Ltd; Pleora Technologies; Pleora Technologies Inc; QinetiQ; Rafael LTD; RFEL Ltd; Rockwell Collins; Royal Netherlands Army; Saab AB; Secomak Ltd; Sekai Europe Gmbh; Shephard Media; Spanish MoD; SSM; Thales UK; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre; Vitavox;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr John Crozier

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

9:00 Maximising Tactical Awareness through Comprehensive Armoured Crew Training

Colonel Jonathan Brooking

Colonel Jonathan Brooking, Commander HQ Armour Centre, British Army

  • British training in the discipline of communications and the importance for all round situational awareness
  • Increasing the rate as which threats are perceived and engaged
  • Matching the necessities and aptitudes of modern recruits with the latest developments in technology
  • 9:40 Using Open Systems Architecture to Realise Effective Crew Situational Awareness

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, DE&S - MoD

  • Implementing Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) as a means of enabling the delivery of operationally effective force elements
  • UK progress on realising agile and adaptable vehicle integrated mission systems through application of the GVA architecture.
  • Implementing the Land Data Model - “The key to vendor independent, interoperable systems”
  • 10:20 Advantages of a Multipurpose High Performance Situational Awareness System

    Mr Marc Krause

    Mr Marc Krause, Project Manager Vehicle Optronics, Hensoldt Optronics GmbH

  • Threat detection in the nearfield of an armoured vehicle to increase protection of the crew
  • Individual multi user operation, sharing existing information to give advantage to every team member by one SAS
  • How to adapt a situational awareness system to mission critical requirements (incl. easy use, easy maintain, ready for the future)
  • Information fusion of various types of sensors/systems to support missions by exceeding single sensor/system performance
  • 11:00 Morning Tea/Coffee

    11:30 Creating a coherent vehicle architecture approach to deliver and exploit the Single information Environment

    Dr Andy Lillie

    Dr Andy Lillie, Technology Director, Network & Communications, Mission Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems

  • Managing the rapidly changing character of conflict with reduced funding
  • Delivering against differing rates of change of technology
  • Optimising the integration of tactical CIS and electronic architectures across a mixed fleet of vehicles
  • 12:10 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:50 Thoughts on Future Urban Local Situational Awareness

  • Inputs from the UK UCSA programme, various actual vehicle LSA fits plus some consideration from UK UC6S programme
  • Sensor and sensor fusion considerations
  • Vehicle EA infrastructure considerations
  • Dr Iain Carrie

    Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    Mr Ian James

    Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Supporting Situational Awareness: Saab Barracuda

    Mr Andreas Ohlin

    Mr Andreas Ohlin, Product Manager Local Situational Awarness Systems, SAAB Vehicle Systems

  • Maximizing time to assess and disseminate information
  • Support to HI-FI surveillance
  • Get out of there!
  • 15:10 Unmanned Ground Vehicles – development status and integration into military environment

    Dr Alexander Wolf

    Dr Alexander Wolf, Head of Technology, Platforms and Unmanned Systems, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG

  • Presentation of current developments at Diehl Defence in the area of unmanned driving under military conditions
  • Cooperation of UGVs and UAVs
  • Connecting UGVs and UAVs to Battlefield-management Systems
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea/Coffee

    16:20 Situational Awareness – Impact from System Safety

    Mr Dieter Fasol

    Mr Dieter Fasol, Expert Safety, Weapon System Design Germany / ILS and Safety, MBDA, Deutschland GmbH

  • Fundamentals of the guidance in the NATO GVA Safety Volume
  • Examples for NGVA compliant approaches by MBDA Germany


  • 17:00 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 Delivering Information Capabilities to British Forces Through the LE TacCIS Programme

    9:50 Perception, Comprehension and Prediction: Closing the loop on dynamic SA

    Mr John Crozier

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

  • Designing an SA capability for 2035 – completing the jigsaw
  • Looking at emerging future technologies and predicting how these can come together by 2035 for combat platform SA
  • 10:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:10 Morning Tea/Coffee

    11:40 Situation Awareness Integration Evolution in Armoured Vehicles

    Mr Carlos Gil

    Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, Ascod and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems

    12:20 Concepts of Operation in an EMS contested environment

    Dr Jack Watling

    Dr Jack Watling, Research Fellow, Land Warfare, The Royal United Services Institute

  • How do we find and move relevant data?
  • What are the critical threats to C4ISR architectures?
  • What are the priorities for resilient C4ISR?
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Panel Discussion: Industry Efforts for Enhanced Situational Awareness Through the Integration of New Technology and the Development of More Effective Sensor Networks

  • Challenges in developing upgraded sensor networks for situational awareness
  • Streamlining and implementing feedback from military trials for crew visibility and multi-domain C2 capabilities
  • Managing standardisation for interoperability during joint exercises and operations
  • Mr John Crozier

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

    Dr Iain Carrie

    Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    Mr Carlos Gil

    Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, Ascod and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems

    Mr Ian James

    Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    14:40 Vetronics and Situational Awareness: a view to future concepts and developments

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd

    Professor Merfyn Lloyd, Lately science advisor, DE&S Retired UK MoD

  • Utilising on-board threat detection sensor suites to faster inform crews, as well as harnessing data for all round situational awareness
  • Linking vehicle subsystems effectively for fast and accurate data dissemination
  • The future of armoured vehicle vetronics for fighting vehicles
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Enhancing Situational Awareness: A Focus on Simultion and Training

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Training Requirements Now and into the Future
  • Trends in Simulation Technology
  • XR and a VR Land Training Pilot
  • 16:30 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


    Sponsors and Exhibitors



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    Galleon Embedded Computing

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Galleon Embedded Computing is an innovative leader in the development of rugged deployed server and data recorder systems. Galleon offers high-performance, high-quality, rugged storage and data recorder systems, servers and NAS/networked devices and XMC IO modules. Galleon’s offerings span from commercial grade products for benign environments to ruggedized products for deployed systems in severe environments.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. Headquartered in Munich/Germany, the company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions. It develops new products based on innovative concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,400 employees, HENSOLDT in 2018 generated revenues of more than 1 billion euros.

    As a technology leader, HENSOLDT follows an innovative approach to cyber security. The company develops security-hardened basic IT systems for this rapidly growing area, which are impervious to hacker attacks and inherent hardware weaknesses. Thanks to its long tradition and experience in the field of electronic warfare, HENSOLDT is also optimally positioned as a major player in the cyber warfare environment.

    The company’s main areas of activity include the protection of borders and critical infrastructures, air defence, mission management and aircraft self-protection, vehicle protection, signal intelligence and data links. Its portfolio includes radars, electronic warfare equipment, night vision devices, laser rangefinders and optronic targeting equipment. In addition, HENSOLDT is also offering mission avionics such as avionics computers, mission planning systems and autopilots. With its wide product range, HENSOLDT covers all types of applications in air, sea, land and space missions and enables its customers to maintain superiority when it comes to monitoring the electromagnetic spectrum.

    The most prominent air and space platforms equipped with HENSOLDT products include the F-16, Eurofighter, Gripen and Rafale combat aircraft, the Tandem-X and EDRS-A satellites, the A400M transport aircraft as well as helicopters of various types. Furthermore, the company provides mission-critical equipment for the Puma and Leopard armoured vehicles, the class 212 and class 209 submarines, the US Navy’s littoral combat ships of the “Freedom” class, and the German Navy’s F125 frigates.

    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill site is home to the UK’s only state-of-the-art turret production facility which has the technology, capability and specialist skills to design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge modernised turrets. The company has invested millions into upgrading its onsite facilities, machinery and capabilities to support future growth and meet growing customer demands. Lockheed Martin UK is currently contracted to deliver turrets for the British Army’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle programme (contracted through General Dynamics UK) and is the prime contractor for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP); a development programme introducing major improvements to the British Army’s current in-service Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. Lockheed Martin’s innovative digitised turret, along with the significant upgrades being made to the legacy platform by the company, will bring enhanced lethality; improved survivability; enhanced fightability; and improved situational awareness to British Soldiers. Supporting the land-based combat capability, Lockheed Martin’s battle management system, SkyKeeper, is central to providing customers with a bespoke and integrated GBAD capability which is truly tailored and interoperable with the UK’s allied nations.

    The company’s Ampthill facility has a long heritage in supporting strategic and tactical weapons in the UK. With its highly-skilled technical and engineering expertise, Lockheed Martin UK is advancing novel and innovative engineering practices to address complex challenges in civil and military Space.

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    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.


    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.

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    ‘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.

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    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.


    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.

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