Following the success of 2015's inaugural meeting, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns this November, once again seeking to bring together those at the forefront of survivability development for the armoured vehicle and its occupants

With a key  focus on the technologies and concepts of operation for enhanced survivability , this unique conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only the programme managers and operational commanders at the forefront of armoured vehicle procurement and use, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of armoured vehicle protection


Key Topics will include:

• Feedback from operations, trials and development
• Countering ballistic and blast threats to the vehicle, ranging from IED’s to anti-tank guided missiles
• Ensuring effective mobility and profile is maintained whilst optimizing blast protection
• Research and development trends: New technologies and materials are coming to the attention of industry engineers
• National programme updates from programme managers


• Operational commanders
• Armoured capability development
• Combat vehicle programme managers
• Heads of survivability
• Heads of protected mobility

Industry and Research

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s…

• Armour and passive protection systems
• Situational awareness and active protection capability
• Signature management




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AmSafe Bridport

Sponsors and Exhibitors

AmSafe Bridport (ASB), leaders in the design & manufacture of cargo restraint products, whether external HUSLE (Helicopter Under-Slung Load Equipment) with Nets, Strops, Slings, SULB (Single Use Lift Bag) and other HUSLE items, or internal restraint Nets and Straps. QuickDrop- a remotely operated load delivery system, this HUSLE Strop (Longline) allows cargo loads to be electrically released from within the aircraft cabin, enabling operators to release cargo with no ground crew, providing safer, quicker, reduced risk cargo delivery. For helicopter internal restraint, ASB provide a range of Nets, including Pallet Nets (down to ¼ 463L size) and Throw-over Nets, as well as Tie-down Straps, including the certified EASA ETSO C172 2,000lb and 5,000lb Strap. ASB also supply Thermal and Fire Covers for the protection of cargo, and internal cargo restraint for fixed wing aircraft, again via the likes of; Pallet Nets, Throw-over Nets and Tie-down Straps. The Thermal and Fire Covers are also used in fixed wing aircraft to protect cargo.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

CeramTec-ETEC – Your Partner in Ceramics for Light-Weight Composite Armour Systems CeramTec-ETEC is specialized in manufacturing and supplying high-quality transparent and non-transparent armour ceramics, based on its alumina spinel, alumina and silicon carbide materials PERLUCOR®, ALOTEC® and SICADUR®, for all vehicle lightweight composite armour protection applications. Besides its ballistic application field, achieving weight and thickness reductions of 40 to 60 % compared to existing glass/polymer laminate transparent armour systems, PERLUCOR® can be used as well for protection of windscreens and highly valuable optic/optronic equipment against environmental damages such as stone hits and sand scratches. Considering its life saving as well as life cycle prolonging advantages, PERLUCOR® can offer an excellent cost/performance ratio. The intense cooperation between CeramTec-ETEC and worldwide leading system integrators enables a consistent product quality improvement and introduction of new materials into the market.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and cushioning solutions and is dedicated to Protecting Things That Matter®. With superior precision, durability and tunability, our proprietary technology is engineered to excel in the harshest and most demanding conditions. Our customized applications unlock value for customers across a range of commercial and military applications. We are a team of innovators, engineers and problem solvers - and are dedicated to maximizing your performance. We seek out every possibility to push our technology to its limits to meet your specific impact and cushioning needs. SKYDEX is excited to introduce our expanded product line of vehicle decking. SKYDEX Convoy Deck absorbs energy forces transmitted to occupants through the vehicle floor during a blast event, reducing the probability of injury. Our products have been field tested in over 18,000 vehicles and have been the go-to solution for threat mitigation from underbody mine blasts.

Soucy Defence

Sponsors and Exhibitors

SOUCY DEFENSE is a world leader in rubber band track (RBT) technology, which enhances mobility, protection & sustainment for Armoured Fighting Vehicles. RBT are up to 50% lighter than steel tracks and allow the addition of more armour and protection, RBT improve acceleration, top speed and breaking distance and will generate up to 70% less vibration, thus increasing the life of ammunition and electronics and improving troop's readiness. RBT added-values are noise reduction, which in turn improves communication effectiveness and allows the vehicle to be stealthier at the lowest tactical level. The reduction in rolling resistance provides a fuel saving of up to 30%, RBT are designed and developed to be virtually maintenance free and to create considerable Operational and Life Cycle Cost savings.

Media Partners

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems


IJHVS provides an authoritative source of information and an international forum in the field of on/off road heavy vehicle systems, including buses. It is a highly professional and refereed journal which forms part of the proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design. IAVD is an independent, non-profit, learned society which provides a forum for professionals in both industry and academic institutions to meet, exchange ideas and disseminate knowledge in the field of automotive engineering, technology, and management.

Defence Suppliers


Defence Suppliers.com provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world’s defence and security industry. We are the defence industry’s number one information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. The portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.

Defence and Security Alert


Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.

International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems


IJVICS provides a refereed reference in the field of vehicle networking, information and communication systems.



The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

International Journal of Vehicle Design


IJVD, the journal of vehicle engineering, automotive technology and components, has been established for over a quarter of a century as an international authoritative reference in the field. It publishes the Proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design, which is an independent, non-profit-making learned society that exists to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of vehicle design and safety.

International Journal of Vehicle Performance


IJVP, a journal of the International Association for Vehicle Design, addresses multidisciplinary issues relevant to performance of ground vehicle systems and sub-systems for vehicle engineers/scientists. Its scope covers theoretical and experimental developments in performance analyses/assessments of ground vehicles including road, off-road, all-terrain and guided vehicles. In light of the diversified performance requirements for different vehicles, IJVP focuses on identification of measures relevant to different performance aspects of a vehicle system and new concepts/methods/pioneering techniques in analysis/assessment/improvements in vehicle performance.

International Journal of Vehicle Safety


IJVS provides an authoritative source of information in the field of vehicle safety design, research and development. It serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of vehicle safety. IJVS seeks to establish channels of communication between industry, academy and government in the field of vehicle safety, and also covers subjects of passive/active safety in road traffic as well as traffic-related public health issues.

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International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing


IJVSMT provides a resource of information for the scientific and engineering community working with ground vehicles. Emphases are placed on novel computational and testing techniques that are used by automotive engineers and scientists.


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