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SMi's 3rd Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference and Exhibition returns to London between the 14th and 16th of November 2017.

As the only meeting of its kind solely dedicated to this capability area, this focused conference aims to deliver a strong emphasis on emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged. As well as hearing the perspectives of senior programme managers from procurement and future land requirements, the meeting aims to ensure thorough participation from the leading solution providers currently at the forefront of innovation in the survivability space

New for our 2017 event, we have added an Active Protection Systems Focus Day , taking place on the 14th November, where you can hear in-depth briefings on the very latest technical developments in both the soft and hard kill domain.  If you like many other organisations are prioritising Active Protection Systems to improve Armoured Vehicle Survivability , don't miss this unique and highly valuable learning and networking opportunity! 


This uniquely technical focus will aim to further cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, passive protection, mobility, counter-IED, EW, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and much more!
 

ABAL Insight; Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; Amerex Defense (Usa); AmSafe Bridport; Arconic; Armatec Survivability; Army Research Centre; ARTEC GmbH; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Land (UK); BMT Cadence Ltd.; Brazilian Army; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Centigon; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; David Brown Gear Systems; DDC (United Kingdom) Ltd; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA); DGA; Directorate of Land Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces; DSM Dyneema ; DSTL; Embassy of Ukraine; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FFI; Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH; General Dynamics Land Systems Canada; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd; German Army; GUS Prazision in Kunststoff; Horstman Defence Systems Limited; IHS Janes; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Israeli MoD; Janes Information Group; Kongsberg Protech Systems; Le MOD; Leonardo; Leonardo MW Ltd; Lockheed Martin UK; MBDA UK Ltd.; Metravib; Microflown Avisa; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD Abbeywood; MoD Czech Republic; Morgan Advanced Materials; National Armaments Office; National Research Council; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Army Staff; OPTSYS; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Pearson Engineering; Permali Gloucester Limited; Photonis Netherlands B.V.; Pleora Technologies; Proengin(France); Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Raytheon UK; Rheinmetall; Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection; Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh; Rheinmetall Landsystems Gmbh; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; ROSOMAKá; Royal Netherlands Army; Skydex Technologies; Skydex Technologies Inc; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; SOUCY DEFENSE; TenCate Advanced Armour UK and NL; Thales UK; The Undersecretariat For Defence Industries; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; UKTI DSO; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, MOD Turkey; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey; US Army Europe; UTC Aerospace Systems; UTC International Limited; Wittenstein Motion Control Gmb H;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten, Senior Test Engineer, Explosives, Ballistics and Protection, TNO

9:00 An Update on the UK’s Approach to Developing an Active Protection Capability for Mounted Close Combat Vehicles

Mr Richard Hooper

Mr Richard Hooper, Principle Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

• An overview of the requirement
• APS research and development carried out in the UK to date
• The UK Active Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) - Applying Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) principles to Active Protection Systems
• Developing architecture standards that support development and integration of new technologies
 

9:30 US Army Vehicle Protection Suite

Colonel William Nuckols

Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army

• Combat Vehicle Portfolio
• Current Capabilities
• Components of VPS
• Path Forward to Fielded VPS Technologies
 

10:00 Active Protection System Test, Evaluation and Future Plans within the USMC

Major Paul Kozick

Major Paul Kozick, Combat Development and Integration, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps

• Analysis of the future high threat environment that manoeuvre forces must be prepared to face
• Collaboration with the US Army to examine APS capability
• Feedback from the test and evaluation of the Trophy APS system within the M1A1
• Options available and way forward toward a viable APS solution
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Sponsor Session Reserved For Rheinmetall

11:30 Survivability & Protection – A Look into the Future

Mr Jeff Koshko

Mr Jeff Koshko, Associate Director, Ground Vehicle Survivability&Protection, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre , United States Army

• Driving Requirements
• Paradigm Shift – APS is the first step
• Technology Progression
• Gaps and Opportunities
 

12:00 Sponsor Session Reserved For Raytheon

12:30 The Adventures and Maverick Israeli Path to Wide Scale Fielded Combat Proven Active Protection System for Armoured Vehicles: The Promising Future of Follow on Systems

Lieutenant Colonel (name withheld for security reasons)

Lieutenant Colonel (name withheld for security reasons) , Land Warfare Survivability Technologies Expert,The Directorate for Defence Research and Development , Israel Ministry of Defence

• Time line of the technology development of the Israeli APS capabilities
• Main challenges and lessons learned from the integration, fielding and operationally deployment of the APS
• What challenges till exist and how will Israek further develop the APS capability in the future?

 


 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Czech Development of the Explosively Formed Axe Hard Kill APS

• The requirement for enhanced protection of the Pandur II combat vehicle from RPG’s and ATGM’s
• An overview of the EFA system and sub-systems evolution and development
• The Czech testing of the system in keeping with STANAG 4686
• What were the challenges and findings from the evaluations?

Dr Stanislav Rolc

Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Material Engineering Division and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute

Dr Jan Krestan

Dr Jan Krestan, Head of Department of Special Materials, Material Engineering, Czech Military Research Institute

14:30 Session Reserved for Revision Military

15:00 Further Development of Standards to assess Active Protection Systems in Accordance with NATO STANAG 4686

Arild Skjold

Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, FFI

• Performance Testing and Assessment of APS
• Assessment of Safety
• Collateral Damage Assessment with APS
• Integration Aspects with APS

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Optimal Architectures to Support APS Integration: US Army Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) Project

Mr Jeff Koshko

Mr Jeff Koshko, Associate Director, Ground Vehicle Survivability&Protection, Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre , United States Army

• Why a modular and open system architecture is the right choice
• An overview of the Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) Project and its architecture
• Leveraging NDI systems
• Beyond APS

 

16:30 Lessons Learnt from the Development and Evolution of the Iron Fist Hard Kill System

Mr Rami Sokolower

Mr Rami Sokolower, Armoured Combat Systems, IMI Systems

• Overview of the system and its evolution
• Capabilities and feedback from recent test and evaluation
• Potential for integration within combat vehicle architecture

17:00 DAS Architectures

Professor Elias Stipidis

Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

• Requirements of DAS
• Potential architectures
• Feedback from collaboration with the UK MoD

17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten, Senior Test Engineer, Explosives, Ballistics and Protection, TNO

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:10 Feedback from Recent and Ongoing Survivability Analysis within the Armoured Trials and Development Unit

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

• An overview of the Structure, Role and Responsibilities of ATDU
• User views on AFV Survivability, to include:
 o Signature Management
 o Active Protection
 o Passive Protection
• Thoughts on how work in these areas may inform future capability development

9:50 Survivability Requirements for Mounted Close Combat: Current and Future Priorities within the British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson, SO1 Fighting Vehicle Systems, Platform Systems Division, DSTL


• Perceptions of the current operational environment and the threats to land forces:
  o Persistent and available ISTAR
  o Long range precision fires
  o Proliferation of anti-armour weapons
  o Near peer capability
• The ‘so what’ for Science and Technology research on behalf of the British Army
• The ‘so what’ for the British Army’s vehicle programmes

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:10 The US Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle

Mr Don Sando

Mr Don Sando, Director, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army

• US Army Operational Concept
• Multi-domain Battle Concept
• Maneuver Force Modernization Strategy
• Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy
• Next Generation Combat Vehicle
 

11:40 USMC Ground Combat and Tactical Vehicle Overview

Mr Kurt Koch

Mr Kurt Koch, Combat Vehicle Requirements, Combat Development and Integration Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Panel Discussion: Industry Survivability Developments and Optimal Approaches to Co-operation 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
 

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

Dr Ing. Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH

14:00 ABBS’s Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS™) Technology Update

Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Roger Sloman, Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems

• Latest test results of full AMPS™ protection suite dealing with global acceleration, floor shock, and belly plate deformation
• Global market developments
• Future technical developments

14:30 Composite Rubber Track: Operate at Reach, Lower Logistic Need and Fight for Longer

Mr Kevin Sloan

Mr Kevin Sloan, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE

• An overview of the composite rubber track system
• Survivability benefits:
 - Noise & vibration (troops fight for longer)
 - Durability & maintainability
 - Vehicle weight & manoeuvrability
 - Ammunition & electronics
 - Low logistic support & life cycle costs
• Challenges for integration and maintainability
 

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Survivability Approaches within ARTEC: Current and Future Capability Development within Boxer

Mr Paul Berry

Mr Paul Berry, Senior Systems Engineer, ARTEC GmbH

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

16:10 Optimizing Signature Management for Vehicles: Perspectives of the Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

• The role of the Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
• Managing signatures and minimizing the chances of detection:
 o Thermal
 o Visual
 o Radar

Mr Gunter Fuchs

Mr Gunter Fuchs, Head of Section, Indirect Protection, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

Dr Carsten Weidner

Dr Carsten Weidner, Research & Technology Coordinator for Signature Management, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

16:50 Signature Management and Camouflage for Combat Vehicles

Dr Hans Kariis

Dr Hans Kariis, Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems, Swedish Defence Research Agency

• Camouflage and signature management for the combat vehicle
• New threats in the modern battle space from the proliferation of advanced sensors
• Integrated survivability; combination of several protection measures
• Evaluation methods for camouflage, experimental and simulation based
• Military utility assessment of signature management
 

17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

8:30 Strategies for Future Development of Armoured Vehicle Survivability within the German Army

• Perception of the current and future operational environment and its associated threats
• Doctrine and concepts of operation as a starting point for protecting soldiers and vehicles
• Protected mobility within the Bundeswehr:
 o Light Wheeled Combat Vehicles
 o BOXER
 o PUMA
• Future plans for growth potential within the vehicle fleet

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capability Development Centre, German Army

9:10 United States Marine Corps Development of Future Amphibious Protected Mobility

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Capability Integration Officer, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, 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 future Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)
• Countering dilemmas such as weight vs mobility and weight vs amphibious capability

9:50 Layered Survivability – A step in the Right Direction; The Canadian Experience in Optimizing Survivability for Land Vehicles

Major Brian Corbett

Major Brian Corbett, Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces

 

·        Canadian Army Mechanised Force structure and platforms
·        Approach to future survivability development:
   Signature management
   Active protection
   Passive protection
·        Future plans for capability development

 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Survivability – Fire Protection on Board of Military Vehicles

Mr Christian  Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Mr Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing., Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems

• All vehicles deployed in asymmetric warfare situations are targets
• Fires starting in unprotected areas led to loss of crew and destruction of vehicle
• Properly designed and tested fire suppression has saved lives and bought time for first responders to assist embarked crew to egress

 

11:40 Armour – Future Technology Insertion

Professor Bryn James

Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Panel Discussion: How Experience from Previous Operations and the Emergence of New Threats will Shape Armoured Vehicle Doctrines and Technology

• Current challenges to mechnised forces conducting ongoing and future counter insurgency missions
• Considering requirements for the conventional domain and current capability gaps when compared to near peer actors
• Balancing unconventional vs conventional threats
• Question and answer session

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek

Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek, Section Chief, Land, Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff, NATO

14:00 Considering the Importance of the Electromagnetic Spectrum for Armoured Vehicle Survivability

Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek

Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek, Section Chief, Land, Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff, NATO

• JEWCS perspective of the future role of EW in the land domain
• EW jamming capability as a key means of protecting the vehicle from improvised threats
• Measures for EW signature management and securing of C4I/C2 systems within the vehicle
 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Delivering High Levels of Protection within the PUMA Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

Dr Ing. Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

• Platforms high level of blast and ballistic protection: Approaches to developing the modular system
• The Multifunctional Self-protection System MUSS (softkill protection system against guided missiles)
• Potential for integration of hard kill active protection systems within the platform
• Managing platform weight and size: What is the potential for growth of survivability systems?

15:50 WCSP – A Pragmatic Approach to Integrating Survivability Techniques & Technologies

Mr Alex Hansell

Mr Alex Hansell, Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK

• Threats in theatre
• A pragmatic approach to providing protection
• Maintaining an ability to upgrade against emergent threats

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

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Major Brian Corbett

Major Brian Corbett

Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces
Mr Alex Hansell

Mr Alex Hansell

Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK
Mr Don Sando

Mr Don Sando

Director, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army
Mr Gunter Fuchs

Mr Gunter Fuchs

Head of Section, Indirect Protection, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
Professor Bryn James

Professor Bryn James

Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Dr Carsten Weidner

Research & Technology Coordinator for Signature Management, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
Dr Carsten Weidner

Dr Hans Kariis

Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Dr Hans Kariis

Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann
Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

SO1 Fighting Vehicle Systems, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek

Section Chief, Land, Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff, NATO
Lieutenant Colonel Gunter Chladek

Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capability Development Centre, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Capability Integration Officer, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Major Brian Corbett

Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces
Major Brian Corbett

Mr Alex Hansell

Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK
Mr Alex Hansell

Mr Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems
Mr Christian  Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Mr Don Sando

Director, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Center of Excellence , United States Army
Mr Don Sando

Mr Gunter Fuchs

Head of Section, Indirect Protection, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
Mr Gunter Fuchs

Mr Kevin Sloan

International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
Mr Kevin Sloan

Mr Kurt Koch

Combat Vehicle Requirements, Combat Development and Integration Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps
Mr Kurt Koch

Mr Paul Berry

Senior Systems Engineer, ARTEC GmbH
Mr Paul Berry

Mr Roger Sloman

Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Stefan Lischka

Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH
Mr Stefan Lischka

Professor Bryn James

Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL
Professor Bryn James

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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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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Sponsors and Exhibitors


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.


Arconic Inc.

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

Arconic Inc. creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value.


ARTEC

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.artec-boxer.com/index.php?id=home

ARTEC GmbH was founded in 1999. It is a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland. ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development programme for Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania, acting as the prime contractor. ARTEC is further in charge of the co-ordination of series production and is the focal point organisation for any BOXER export cases. Main tasks: Programme Management, System Engineering, Configuration Management, Contract Administration.


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 2015. 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.


Pleora Technologies

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

Military imaging system manufacturers rely on proven real-time video expertise from Pleora Technologies to help meet performance and cost demands in local situational awareness applications. Our broad portfolio of video networking hardware and software – backed by extensive standards expertise and systems knowledge – has been designed into vision applications for sighting, navigation, threat detection, and targeting in ground-based vehicles, naval vessels, manned and unmanned airframes, and standalone systems for persistent surveillance. Manufacturers rely on Pleora in new systems delivering real-time video from multiple imaging sources to processing platforms and display panels, and retrofit upgrades integrating existing imaging sources into fully networked systems. Pleora’s video interface products, network standards expertise, and systems knowledge allow manufacturers to bypass development and integration complexities in mission-critical imaging applications. Our real-time video expertise revolutionized the factory automation market, and today we’re bringing new levels of awareness and intelligence for security and defense applications.


Rheinmetall Defence

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.rheinmetall-defence.com

Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf/Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation and is the management holding company of the Rheinmetall Group. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The group´s operating activities are split into the two corporate sectors, Rheinmetall Defence and Rheinmetall Automotive. In 2016, its 23,000-strong staff generated annual sales of €5,602 million. The group’s Defence sector is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology. Rheinmetall has spent years pioneering new technologies for protecting friendly forces, systematically expanding its range of products in this critical field. Rheinmetall’s Protect Systems unit has specialized in developing and producing high-quality components and innovative systems for protecting people, vehicles, aircraft, ships and installations and offers a wide range of high-effective active and passive protection solutions coupled with soft-kill systems. Whether it is for requirements specific to different branches of the armed forces or overall requirements, whether it is for external or internal security, Rheinmetall has a wide product portfolio offered as individual and networked system solutions. This makes Rheinmetall Defence a strong and reliable partner to the German armed forces, their allies and friendly armies, along with civil national security forces. Providing friendly forces with the best-possible protection – that is our mission.


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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Army Technology

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http://www.army-technology.com

Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing

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http://www.inderscience.com/ijvsmt

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.


Defence Suppliers

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Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


21st Century Asian Arms Race

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https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


ARMSCOM.net

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International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

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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.


International Journal of Vehicle Safety

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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.


Asian Military Review

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Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


SecurityClearedJobs.com

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International Journal of Vehicle Performance

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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.


Soldier Modernisation

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Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


International Journal of Vehicle Design

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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.


Defence and Security Alert

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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.



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


Global Defence Technology

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Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


ArmedForces.co.uk

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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


Defense Conferences

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Epicos

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Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


Defense Express

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Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


Homeland Security Research Corporation

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Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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Kensington
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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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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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