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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 ensures the participation of 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
 

Military


• 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…


• Passive and reactive armour
• Situational awareness systems
• Signature management and active camouflage
• Defensive aids and soft kill
• Active protection and hard-kill
 

 

 

 

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret) David Cullen

Major General (ret) David Cullen, Former Assistant Chief of the General Staff, UK MoD

8:45 Land Doctrine and Plans to Meet Adapting European Security Requirements

Brigadier General Markus  Laubenthal

Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, Chief of Staff, US Army Europe

 

• The role of US Army Europe in support of regional European security
• An overview of requirements for land force planning: Considering lessons learnt from areas such as Ukraine
• A focus on plans for mechanised capability development
• Ensuring Readiness: Feedback from exercises and training support in the Eastern European area of operations


 

9:15 Survivability and Force Protection as Part of US Army Combat Vehicle Modernization

Colonel William Nuckols

Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army

 

• The US Army’s combat vehicle modernization strategy
• The role of the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence in Armoured, Stryker, and Infantry Brigade combat team capability development
• The nascent vehicle protection suite initiative

9:45 Active Protection: An Integral Part of Layered Defence

 

• What is active protection?
• Role in a Layered Defence solution and requirements
• Proven technology

Mr Marius Thiart

Mr Marius Thiart, VP Business Development and Sales, Protection Systems, Rheinmetall

10:15 Cold War – Old War? Challenges to AFV Survivability in Future High-Intensity Conflict

Dr Mike Dalzell

Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate, Combat , British Army HQ

 

• Survivability lessons from past and present conflicts, and insights to the future
• New and emerging survivability technologies
• Non-equipment solutions to survivability

10:45 Morning Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Area

11:15 Panel Discussion: Industry Developments and Optimal Approaches to Co-ordination with the End User

 


• An update from solution providers: What are the respective key areas of activity and priorities within the survivability domain?
• Optimising and streamlining co-operation with the end user: From the definition of requirements to effective practices for trials and development
• Interactive question and answer session

Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

Mr Thomas  Bristow

Mr Thomas Bristow, Environmental System Design Authority, Engineering, Lockheed Martin UK

Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH

Mr Marius Thiart

Mr Marius Thiart, VP Business Development and Sales, Protection Systems, Rheinmetall

Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH

Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH, Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems

11:45 Medium Weight Future Combat Vehicle Survivability

Brigadier General (ret) Didi  Ben Yoash

Brigadier General (ret) Didi Ben Yoash, Head, Future Combat Vehicle Development Team, Israeli MoD


• Background – Traditional survivability approaches 
• Active protection systems – The revolution 
• Medium weight vehicles – Survivability challenges
• Future survivability – Vision

12:15 United States Marine Corps Development of Future Protected Mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Requirements Manager, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Combat Development & Integration, United States Marine Corps

 

• An overview of the marine corps current capabilities and feedback from operations
• Bridging the gap: Planned and ongoing upgrades to the AAV for the enhancement of survivability to the platform
• Requirements for the  Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)
 o Signature
 o Active protection
 o Passive protection
• Countering dilemmas such as weight vs mobility and weight vs amphibious capability

12:45 General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag: Survivability Systems Development for Wheeled Combat Vehicles


• GDELS-Mowag wheeled armoured vehicles
• General development approach
• Specific examples

Mr Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU

Mr Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU, Senior Director, Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag

Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH

Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH, Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems

13:15 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

14:15 Adaptability to Enable Technology Insertion

Professor Bryn James

Professor Bryn James, Senior Fellow, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

 

• What technologies are being developed to enhance future armour systems?
• A discussion of the benefit vs. burden of adaptable armour systems
• Factors affecting the economics of technology insertion for armour

14:45 Taking the Next Step in Impact Mitigation Solutions with Engineered Polymer Geometries

Mr Jim Taylor

Mr Jim Taylor, President and CEO , Skydex Technologies Inc

 


• Easily integrated solutions custom engineered for specific applications
• Lightweight, low profile technology with high shock absorption per thickness ratio
• Vehicle solutions include: Blasts mats, impact mitigating seat cushions, protective interior trim 

15:15 German Army Survivability Doctrine and Capability Development

Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch

Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division, Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army


• Feedback from past German operations in Afghanistan
• Perception of the current and future operational environment and its associated threats: What has changed?
• Doctrine and concepts of operation as a starting point for protecting soldiers and vehicles
• Key areas identified for material capability development
• Co-operation with research, development and procurement to develop future capability

15:45 Survivability Approaches within ARTEC: Current and Future Capability Development within Boxer

Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH


• Modularity within the platform
• Current survivability technology
• Future plans for technology insertion

16:15 Afternoon Tea and Networking in Exhibition Area

16:45 ABBS Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS™) Technology Update

Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Roger Sloman, Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems


• Passive belly plate design and test results
• Active floor and seat options
• Level 2b VGAM™ test result
• Use of blast gauges to check over-pressures
• AMPS™ in the USA and ROW

17:15 Feedback from the Research of Advanced Armour Solutions for Protected Vehicles

Mr Perry Wells

Mr Perry Wells, Senior Project Manager, National Research Council of Canada


• An update on Canadian Army requirements for mounted survivability
• The role of the National Research Council in exploring approaches to armouring and passive protection
• Materials and configurations at the forefront of research and development
 

17:45 Chairmans Closing Remarks: End of Day 1

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Canadian Progress in its Upgrade of the LAV to 6.0 Standard: How Crew Protection and System Effectiveness has been Enhanced

Brigadier General Derek A.  Macaulay

Brigadier General Derek A. Macaulay, Chief of Staff, Army Strategy , Canadian Army

 

• The requirements driving development of the LAV 6.0 and the progress in implementing ongoing upgrades
• Armour and passive protection upgrades: Double-V hull, energy-attenuating seats and modular add on armour
• Threat detection and defeat: How upgrades to optics and sensors have dramatically enhanced target detection and engagement
• Future upgrade plans and timelines

9:30 Hybrid Evaluation of the SCORPION Vehicles Collaborative Protection


• Presentation of the SCORPION Programme
• Survivability approach for SCORPION vehicles
• The collaborative protection as a dramatic enhancement of survivability
• Evaluation of the collaborative protection using tests and hybrid simulation

Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager, Jaguar and Griffon Vehicles, SCORPION Programme , DGA

Captain Christophe Cailleau

Captain Christophe Cailleau, Head of DGA Land Systems Simulation Department, DGA

10:00 ATDU Armoured Vehicle Latest Findings For Future Protection

Major Eoin Carson

Major Eoin Carson, SO2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army


• An overview of the Armoured Trials and Development Units role in the test and evaluation of British Army land systems
• Test and evaluation methodology and parameters for successful experimentation
• Feedback from current work within the survivability domain and plans for forthcoming trials

10:30 Norwegian Army Future Mechanised Capability Development: Plans and Priorities

Colonel Dag Soberg

Colonel Dag Soberg, Director Armaments Branch, Army Staff, Norwegian Army


• An overview of the Norwegian Army’s mechanised force structure
• Recent and planned developments including:
 o Ongoing and planned developments on the Main Battle Tank (Leo 2) including family vehicles
 o Planned procurement of new artillery
 o Planned procurement of combat air defence system
 o Ongoing developments on the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (CV9030) including family vehicles
 o Integrated Combat Solution (ICS) as a mean to better situational awareness, decision making and joint fire

11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Area

11:30 An Update on Survivability Development within the Army Combat and Fire Support Centre

Major Claus Johansen

Major Claus Johansen, Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Army Combat and Fire Support Centre, Danish Army


• An update on Danish Army vehicle development and procurement
• Survivability focus within the Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre
• Feedback from recent capability development, trials and evaluation
• Future plans to ensure effectiveness of current and new platforms

12:00 Increasing Armoured Vehicle Survivability through Enhanced Situational Awareness: Effectively Harnessing Augmented Reality

Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds


• An overview of the rationale behind BAE Hagglunds Battle View 360 system: How can augmented reality enhance situational awareness?
• Survivability advantages delivered:
 o Blue force tracking
 o Red force tracking
 o Target acquisition
• Challenges to consider such as system integration and human factors
• Potential plans for integration within CV90 and feedback from trials and development

12:30 Emerging Armoured Vehicles Composite Rubber Track Technologies for Mobility, Protection and Sustainment up to 50 Tonnes

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan, Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE

13:00 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

14:00 Increasing Protection and Combat Effectiveness of the Czech Army’s Mechanised Forces

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek, Director, Land Forces Armaments, Armaments and Acquisition Division, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD


• An overview of the Czech Army’s mechanised force structure
• Key areas for capability development to prepare for the current and future operational environment
• Future plans and timelines for implementation of upgrades and procurement

14:30 Transversal Requirements - Lockheed Martin’s Approach to Vehicle Integration of Survivability Systems

Mr Thomas  Bristow

Mr Thomas Bristow, Environmental System Design Authority, Engineering, Lockheed Martin UK

 

• An overview of the integration of Survivability products, including:
o Armour
  • Applique vs fixed
  • Maximising coverage
  • Base vehicle construction
o Mine blast shock attenuation seating
o Spall Liner

• Focussing on transversal requirements and environmental considerations that are required in addition to ballistic performance
 

15:00 Lightening the Load – Reducing Platform Protection Weights without Sacrificing Survivability

Colonel (ret) Mike Smith

Colonel (ret) Mike Smith , TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army


• Balancing passive and active armour solutions
• Reducing component and platform weights through design and manufacturing
• Holistic Assessments – Incorporating doctrine, tactics and training to optimize material solutions
 

15:30 Afternoon Tea and Networking in Exhibition Area

16:00 SENECA – Sensor Effector Network for Advanced Combat Applications: The Automated Sensor to Shooter Chain

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Project Leader, K1.2 System Technology, BAAINBw

 

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

16:30 UK Active Protection Research and Development: Addressing Near and Long-Term Threats

Mr William Hooper

Mr William Hooper, Senior Survivability Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Platform Survivability Group., DSTL


• Introduction to active protection
• Requirement for active protection
• Active protection technologies

17:00 Ensuring Active Protection System Safety: Joint Feedback from Collateral Damage Testing

Dr Arild Skjold

Dr Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, Land Systems Division, FFI


• The collateral damage question surrounding active protection systems: What are the key challenges?
• Multi-nation testing and evaluation in accordance with STANAG 4686: Performance levels of active protection systems
• Feedback from test and evaluation: What are the lessons learnt and means of mitigating risk
 

17:30 From Passive to Active solutions in Vehicle Protection & Survivability

Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam

Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam, Scientific Research Manager, Force Protection, TNO


• The use and recent status of test campaigns for STANAG 4569 and STANAG 4686 vehicle qualification
• New initiatives for innovative vehicular bottom protection, e.g.  active solutions and light-weight passive solutions
• Interior optimization, including future seat designs etc
• TNO’s understanding of the international market needs to cope with all threats to military vehicles
• Understanding of the current international market place and emerging trends

18:00 Chairmans Closing Remarks: End of Day 2

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General (ret) Didi  Ben Yoash

Brigadier General (ret) Didi Ben Yoash

Head, Future Combat Vehicle Development Team, Israeli MoD
Brigadier General Derek A.  Macaulay

Brigadier General Derek A. Macaulay

Chief of Staff, Army Strategy , Canadian Army
Brigadier General Markus  Laubenthal

Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal

Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
Colonel Dag Soberg

Colonel Dag Soberg

Director Armaments Branch, Army Staff, Norwegian Army

Brigadier General (ret) Didi Ben Yoash

Head, Future Combat Vehicle Development Team, Israeli MoD
Brigadier General (ret) Didi  Ben Yoash

Brigadier General Derek A. Macaulay

Chief of Staff, Army Strategy , Canadian Army
Brigadier General Derek A.  Macaulay

Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal

Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
Brigadier General Markus  Laubenthal

Captain Christophe Cailleau

Head of DGA Land Systems Simulation Department, DGA
Captain Christophe Cailleau

Colonel (ret) Mike Smith

TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army
Colonel (ret) Mike Smith

Colonel Dag Soberg

Director Armaments Branch, Army Staff, Norwegian Army
Colonel Dag Soberg

Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch

Chief of Combat Division, Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Director, Land Forces Armaments, Armaments and Acquisition Division, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD
Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel William Nuckols

Director, Mounted Requirements, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army
Colonel William Nuckols

Dr Arild Skjold

Senior Scientist, Land Systems Division, FFI
Dr Arild Skjold

Dr Mike Dalzell

Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate, Combat , British Army HQ
Dr Mike Dalzell

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Requirements Manager, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Combat Development & Integration, United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major Claus Johansen

Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Army Combat and Fire Support Centre, Danish Army
Major Claus Johansen

Major Eoin Carson

SO2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Major Eoin Carson

Major General (ret) David Cullen

Former Assistant Chief of the General Staff, UK MoD
Major General (ret) David Cullen

Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Technical Manager, Jaguar and Griffon Vehicles, SCORPION Programme , DGA
Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Mr Dan Lindell

Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Guenter Fuchs

Head of Signature Management, Bundeswehr Centre for Special and Protective Technologies, German Army
Mr Guenter Fuchs

Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Project Leader, K1.2 System Technology, BAAINBw
Mr Hans-Josef Maas

Mr Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU

Senior Director, Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag
Mr Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU

Mr Jim Taylor

President and CEO , Skydex Technologies Inc
Mr Jim Taylor

Mr Marius Thiart

VP Business Development and Sales, Protection Systems, Rheinmetall
Mr Marius Thiart

Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH

Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems
Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH

Mr Perry Wells

Senior Project Manager, National Research Council of Canada
Mr Perry Wells

Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam

Scientific Research Manager, Force Protection, TNO
Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam

Mr Roger Sloman

Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Stefan Lischka

Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH
Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Taylor Hayley

Business Development, SKYDEX Technologies Inc.
Mr Taylor Hayley

Mr Thomas Bristow

Environmental System Design Authority, Engineering, Lockheed Martin UK
Mr Thomas  Bristow

Mr William Hooper

Senior Survivability Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Platform Survivability Group., DSTL
Mr William Hooper

Professor Bryn James

Senior Fellow, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
Professor Bryn James

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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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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ABBS

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.advanced-blast.com/

ABBS is currently focussed on developing and marketing Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS) for armoured vehicles, working with three major partners who supply the specialist technology required. A number of novel, patented concepts and systems have been identified, UK MOD and Technology Strategy Board/Innovate UK Funding has been provided to carry out development and Proof-of-Concept trials. The systems use fastreaction, very high impulse rocket motors which directly counteract the mine blast forces to minimise the effects of the mine blast on the vehicle. The system are at about TRL6 and are ready for test on user’s vehicles.


Alcoa Defense

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Alcoa Defense brings solid technical prowess, a legacy of affordable manufacturing solutions, uncompromising field performance and institutional stability to the global defense marketplace. No matter the operating environment – air, land, sea – Alcoa Defense creates and delivers lighter, faster, stronger structural solutions that make good economic sense now and into the future.


AmSafe Bridport

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Our net solution- Tarian®, is the world’s lightest and highly effective solution for protection against RPGs. Offering– a complete, fold-flat, ‘lightweight’ RPG Armour System and Quick Shield – an innovative bar armour repair kit. Further capabilities include providing safer, more efficient, airframe restraints & barrier solutions and cargo handling & movement systems.


BMT

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The BMT group of companies provide independent design, engineering, and business services to national defence forces and major contractors. Our capabilities within the Land Systems domain include: Requirements Engineering; Test, Evaluation & Acceptance Management; Safety, Environmental & Risk Management; Reliability & Obsolescence Management; Maintenance Optimisation & RCM; Availability & In-service Performance Management; Technical Documentation, and Training Solutions.


CeramTec

Sponsors and Exhibitors
https://www.ceramtec.com

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.


Kidde Aerospace and Defense (KAD

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Kidde Aerospace and Defense (KAD), a unit of UTC Aerospace Systems, is a leading provider of combat-proven automatic fire suppression equipment for military vehicles. Systems are available to protect all areas including engine, crew, external, tires and fuel tanks, on all types of vehicles, from heavily armored to tactical trucks.


Microflown Avisa

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

Microflown AVISA’s mission is to provide a complete 3D acoustic situational awareness by detecting, localizing and classifying the full range of audible battlefield threats, such as: -Small Arms Fire -Rockets, Artillery, Mortars -Engine driven platforms (helicopters, UAVs and ground vehicles) Enabler is the Microflown, the world’s first and only acoustic sensor that measures acoustic particle velocity instead of the well-known sound pressure. The core product is the Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensor (AMMS), incorporating various directional Microflown sensors, a DSP and a wind cap. An AMMS is passive, cannot be jammed, requires no line of sight (darkness, fog, dust) and also works under adverse weather conditions (heavy rain). The AMMS is low Size, Weight and Power (low SWaP). Microflown AVISA can apply its AMMS technology to a variety of uses. One the latest advancements of this game-changing technology is the Vehicle Based Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensor (V-AMMS) which was fielded with the Dutch Special Forces in 2013. The V-AMMS technology measures the direction of the hostile shooter and does not predict it, unlike other acoustic systems in the marketplace. V-AMMS masters true multi-shooting scenarios while being targeted directly. The systems provides 360 degrees situational awareness and measures the direction of the hostile shooter, to an accuracy of 1.5 degrees.


Morgan Advanced Materials

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Composites and Defence Systems, a business of Morgan Advanced Materials combines core competencies in materials technology, manufacturing processes and integration to deliver world-leading armour systems for vehicles, ships and aircraft. Engineered using a unique combination of advanced ceramic and structural composite materials, our high performance multi-hit CAMAC® armour weighs up to 50% less than equivalent steel products. We have extensive engineering capability to design complete custom composite armour systems to meet the specific requirements of our customers. Our armour systems are tailored to the requirements of the threat, the individual platform and its operational duties. Our capabilities include: · CAMAC® spall liners for enhanced crew protection · CAMAC® appliqué armour systems up to and including STANAG 4569 Level 6 · CAMAC® ultra-light semi-structural armour systems for protected weapon stations and other applications · CAMAC® composite survivability pods for light patrol vehicles


SKYDEX

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

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
http://www.soucy-group.com/industry-sectors/defense

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.

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International Journal of Vehicle Performance

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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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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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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