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SMi's 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, Exhibition and Focus Day returns to London between the 13th and 15th of November 2018.

As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2018 will deliver a strong focus on the relationship between current requirements, emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged to enhance force protection.

Building on 2017’s focus day, SMi will host an exclusive pre-conference Active Protection Systems focus day on the 13th November, dedicated to this important capability. At the meeting, experts from the most forward-thinking nations will deliberate on the best way to integrate APS, the architectures necessary to support integration, efforts to ensure system safety, STANAG 4686 standardisation and much more. The focus day will guarantee the support of technical experts from leading solution providers, covering the latest hard/soft kill systems, sensors, data processing, munitions and countermeasures.

On 14th-15th November, the two-day conference will aim to further cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, active/passive protection, mobility, counter-IED, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and stealth.

 

NEW FOR 2018: Benefit from briefings on the protection of armoured platforms and crews from chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats (CBRN). Presentations delivered by ECBC and DE&S.
 

SMi's 2017 conference featured over 185 attendees from 88 different organisations all meeting to advance the survivability of military armoured vehicles and examine the very latest capabilities and technologies available to protect troops in mounted platforms. The 2017 Focus Day  heard presentations from The UK MoD (ICARUS and MEDUSA), US Army, USMC, Czech Armed Forces, TNO, FFI. It also hosted industry briefings from Raytheon, Rheinmetall ADS, IMI Systems, RADA Electronics and ABBS.

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; Algerian Embassy UK; AmSafe Bridport; Arconic; ARTEC GmbH; Aselsan; Aselsan mgeo; Aselsaná; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Hägglunds AB; BAE Systems Inc; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army; British Army; Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies ; Combat Lab; Curtiss-Wright Corporation; Czech Military Research Institute; De Rete Ltd; DE&S; Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Photography; Defence Research and Development Canada; Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier); Defence Safety Authority ; Defense Update; Department for International Trade; DSO National Laboratories; DSTA; DSTL; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy Of Italy; Embassy Of The Republic Of Albania; Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia; FFI; FMV; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; GDLS-C; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd; German Army; HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH; High Commission of India; IAI, ELTA; IHS Janes; IMI Systems; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Italian Embassy; KCD Resources Ltd; KONGSBERG Protech Systems; Krauss Maffei Wegmann; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin UK; MBDA UK Ltd.; Microflown Avisa; MILVA; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MoD Czech Republic; National Research Council; Nexter; Norwegian Army Staff; Nova Scotia Government; Pakistan High Commission; Palhousie University ; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria Aerostructures; Pearson Engineering; PEO Ground Combat Systems; Plasan Sasa Composite Materials; Platform Survivability Group ; Pleora Technologies; Qinetiq; Rada Electronic Industries Ltd; Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Raytheon Missile Systems Company; Raytheon Systems Limited; Raytheon UK; Revision Military; Rheinmetall; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Roke Manor Research Ltd; Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence; Ruag Defence; Saab; Saab Grintek Defence; Saab Grintek Defense; Safran; Shephard Media; Skydex Technologies Inc; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; Sonden Ltd; Soucy; SOUCY DEFENSE; Soucy Group; Southwest Research Institute; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; Swedish Armed Forces/Land warfare Centre; Swedish Defence Research Agency; TenCate Advanced Armour UK Ltd; Thales UK; TNO; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; US Army; UTC Aerospace Systems; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

9:00 UK Defence Active Protection Systems Update-An Army Persective

Colonel Nick Cowey

Colonel Nick Cowey, Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army

  • Investigating the introduction of APS onto legacy and future UK armoured vehicle platforms as part of a broader UK Survivability strategy 
  • De-risking introduction of APS: implications and requirements 
  • Outcomes of the market analysis and APS requirements, description of capability roadmap.
  • How to best prepare the grounds to buy and adopt active protection systems into existing and new platforms
  • Conclusions of the APS Study 
  • 9:30 Research and Procurement of Active Integrated Protection Systems for British Armoured Vehicles

    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

  • Requirements for enhanced survivability and APS
  •  - Updates from the Multifunctional Self Protection System (MUSS) 
  • Modular Integrated Protection System 
  •  - Hybridised and modularised capability
  •  - Applying open architecture to APS 
  • Informing future capability developments through enhanced R&D

     

  • 10:00 Icarus - Progress Towards Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) Standardisation

    Mr. Guy Davies

    Mr. Guy Davies, Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd

  • Receive an unclassified overview of the Icarus Research and Demonstration project being conducted by a Leonardo-led team for the UK MoD’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory,
  • Understand developments in definitions of the MIPS Architecture, its standardisation and associated terminology.
  • View examples of simulated engagement scenarios.
  • View extracts from the MIPS System Model and understand its current scope.
  • Understand opportunities to be involved in the ongoing programme.
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Survivability and Protection

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Yiftach Kleinman, Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

    11:30 UTC - Getting to the left of boom…Laser Warning as a combat multiplier

    Brian Gephart

    Brian Gephart, Senior Manager, Threat Detection Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems

  • Laser-aided threats on today’s battlefield
  • What is / isn’t laser warning
  • Laser warning as stand-alone survivability enhancer
  • APS and Laser Warning value proposition
     

     

  • 12:00 US Army Armoured Vehicle Protection Suite – Developing Active Protection Systems

    Ms. Elizabeth  Miller

    Ms. Elizabeth Miller, Deputy Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, US Army

  • Modular Active Protection System Programme - breakthroughs and foreseeable challenges to fend off all flying threats.
  • Technology progression - developing modular, safe, secure, and upgradable products.
  • US Army combat vehicle portfolio and vehicle protection systems integrated into the vehicle combat fleet 
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Novel Approaches to Overcome Future Challenges Posed by Autonomous Mission Systems

  • Challenges faced by systems integrators for the integration of mission systems which utilise autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable effect
  • Exploring new thinking and novel autonomous technologies
  •       o Active protection systems (APS), unmanned platforms, and AI-enabled weapon systems.
  •  Increased complexity of safety and security challenges triggered by greater autonomy and reduced “man in the loop”
  • Need for greater agility with procurement models focussed around 'fitted for but not with' (FFBNW) to enable swift capability upgrades
  • Exploring the challenges associated with autonomous mission systems and the shift in defence thinking 
     
  • Mr David Smith

    Mr David Smith, Principal Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

    Mr Trevor Leckie

    Mr Trevor Leckie, Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

    14:00 Enabling MAPS Compliant Solutions with International Capability

    Major Mia Bruner

    Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD Survivability-Military, United States Army

    - Developing modular active protection systems (MAPS) for ground combat systems

     

    - Enabling layered protection for evolving vehicle protections needs

     

    - How to demonstrate compliant solutions

     

    - MAPS International Community of Interest (I-COI) overview and membership

     

    14:30 Rheinmetall Active Protection Suite

    Dr. Ronald Meixner

    Dr. Ronald Meixner, Pre-Sales Engineer, Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH (RAP)

  • Presentation of world’s first APS comparison tool
  • Quantifiable metrics to determine APS defensive effectiveness
  • Method to cost-analyse and balance passive armour selection with APS integration
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Developing the Puma’s Active Protection Suite with the MUSS Soft-Kill System

    Mr. Ulrich Faxel

    Mr. Ulrich Faxel, Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD

  • The Multifunctional self-protection system: performance and feedback from testing
  • Missile and laser warning: developing and integrating sensor heads
  • Developing an IR Jamming unit 
  • Furthering the Puma success story – adding survivability to its lethality and mobility abilities
  • 16:00 Maximising Hard-Kill Active Protection in the Turkish Army - Pulat APS

    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD

  • Requirements for new high-tech active protection systems
  • 360-degrees full protection and modular integration
  • Hard-kill abilities and multiple simultaneous threat protection
  • Radar detection, threat neutralisation, and disruption
  • 16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Focus Day

    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

    9:00 Driving Capability and Land Equipment Superiority Through Enhanced Safety

    Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General Defence Safety Authority , UK MoD

  • Why  safety must be front of mind when developing land equipment and capability
  • The cost of safety across defence
  • The role of The Defence Safety Authority  in regulating and optimizing safety across the UK Armed Forces
     
  • 9:30 Modernising the Armoured Fleet to Maximise Troop Survivability and Enhance Protection in Future Engagements

    Colonel Thomas Hough

    Colonel Thomas Hough, Commander of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training Command, US Army Europe

  • Recent requirements for improved protection and mobility on the battlefield
  • Utilising the NGCV and better equip to fight in dense urban terrains.
  • Addressing the weight dilemma and weighing all options to enhance crew and platform survivability
  •       o Smaller vehicles
  •       o Taking the humans out
  •       o AI Integration
  •       o Active protection systems?
  • “Radical ten-fold improvements in technology” – what the army modernisation strategy means for survivability 

     
     

  • 10:00 As Defence seeks to implement and procure automated modular electronic systems to improve the survivability of mounted personnel in a constantly evolving threat environment, humans and machines will make many critical decisions in different timeframes

     

    • Decision context
    • Interoperability of APS, ECM and communication
    • Applicable timelines.
    Mr. Guy Davies

    Mr. Guy Davies, Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd

    Gerry Walsh

    Gerry Walsh, Capability Manager, EW, Leonardo

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Developing Armour while Maintaining Light Weight and High Mobility – LAV III

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

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

  • Requirements for enhanced armoured protection for the LAV III
  • Armour add-ons and weight considerations
  • On-board vetronics and how enhanced situational awareness directly improves protection and survivability and consequentially allows for reduced physical armour
  • Adapting to emerging threats and technology proliferation such as IEDs and new generation explosive launchers

     

  • 11:30 Future Materials for Passive Protection and Passive Armour Configuration

    Ian Elgy

    Ian Elgy, Capability Leader for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL

  • Passive protection requirements
  •  New materials researched and the signifiance they hold for survivability
  •       o Synthetic biology for ceramic armour
  •       o Nanoceramic armour
  •       o Silicon carbide
  • Tackling the weight - mobility dilemma 
  • Managing passive armour configuration
  • 12:00 Enhancing the Fennek Command and Control Vehicle’s Survivability

    Robert Bayer

    Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

  •  Protective requirements for the Fennek platform 
  •  Enhancing platform survivability with enhanced blast protection, increased stealth, and all-round situational awareness 
  •  Mitigating risks of detection and penetration with high terrain adaptability and long rage engine technology 
  •  Managing survivability and weight: future areas of development and foreseeable developments in the platform’s protection suite 
  • 12:30 Reinforcing Survivability of the UK Armoured Infantry Brigade with the new AJAX AFV

    Mr. Mark Dean

    Mr. Mark Dean, Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited

  • Review of the requirements for the AJAX platform
  • Utilising modular survivability technologies to counter current threats and allow for future adaptations
  • Considering the experiences and needs of the end user for armour design and integration
  • Latest testing outcomes, lessons learned, and room for improvement
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Protecting Vehicle Crew against CBRN Threats Through the Development of Enhanced Chemical and Biological Defence Systems

    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick

    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick, Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO-CBRND

  • Emerging requirements for enhanced protection against CBRN threats
  • Developing new cutting-edge detection and neutralisation technologies
  • Maximising R&D and driving new material designs 
  • Ongoing research and foreseeable challenges in fending off chemical and biological threats
  • 14:30 Dynamit Nobel Defence Sponsor Presentation: Explosive Reactive Armour Technologies as part of a holistic Protection Concept

    Herbert Weisshaupt

    Herbert Weisshaupt, Chief Consultant ERA Technology, Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH

  • Putting your safety in the hands of explosives - a review on Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA)
  • Synergies between ERA and other protection technologies
  • Developments and future trends in the light of emerging threats
  • 15:00 The Future of Main Battle Tanks in Land Forces.

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

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

  • Main battle tanks role in the future security challenges
  • Operational requirements for main battle tanks in Romanian Land Forces
  • Methods of training for armoured vehicles
  • Maintenance support achievement for tank structures based on competence levels
     
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Military Panel Discussion - Developing Armoured Vehicle Protection to Better Adapt to Emerging Threats

  • Emerging threats in recent armoured vehicle deployments
  • Adapting to the shifting security environments and the evolving nature of warfare
  • Balancing unconventional vs conventional threats
  • Q&A Session 
     
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick

    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick, Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO-CBRND

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

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

    16:45 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

    9:10 Armored (Light) Infantry Vehicles within the German Army - Situation and Further Development of the MRAV BOXER, Light Airborne Platform and Oversnow-Vehicles

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army

  • The current main armoured platform of the GEA light infantry
  • The MRAV BOXER, illustrating its current role and the way ahead in regards of further requirements and development
  •  Remarks on the light airborne platform and the BV 206 Hagglunds fleet and their way ahead

     
     

  • 9:50 Raytheon UK GPS Anti Jam Technology Update:

    Alan Wright

    Alan Wright, Development Executive for Raytheon UK's GPS Anti-Jam and APNT product portfolio. , Raytheon UK

    -Raytheon UK GPS A/J History
    -Operational Benefits
    -Jammer Detection and Direction Finding
    -Anti-Spoof Detection & Direction Finding
    -Applications: Manned and Autonomous platforms

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Survivability – Fire protection on Military Vehicles

    Dietmar Langenbahn

    Dietmar Langenbahn, Engineering & Sales Director, UTC Aerospace Systems

     

                  Need of fire protection systems on military vehicles in today’s theatre
                  Firefighting systems for the power packs
                  Fire suppression systems for all kind of manned compartments
                  External firefighting systems

    11:40 Improving Armoured Vehicle Protectability through Enhanced Blast Protection in the Austrian Protected Vehicle Fleet

    Colonel Christoph Philipp

    Colonel Christoph Philipp, Staff officer, Austrian MoD

  • Recent requirements driving armour developments and blast protection
  • How the integration of new platforms – GD PANDUR, IVECO GMF, KMW DINGO – will enhance the overall survivability of the Austrian armoured vehicle fleet
  • Adapting to technology proliferation to enhance all-round blast protection and anti-tank missile survivability
  • Foreseeable improvements in blast protection to fend off IED and airborne threats 

     

  • 12:20 Industry Panel Discussion – Multifaceted Approaches to Armoured Platform Survivability and Enhancing Buyer-Seller Cooperation

    Mr. Mark Dean

    Mr. Mark Dean, Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited

    Mr. Jens Schroeter

    Mr. Jens Schroeter, Head of Product Strategy-Wheeled Vehicles , General Dynamics European Land Systems

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Yiftach Kleinman, Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

    Robert Bayer

    Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Optimising Threat Detection and Stealth with the Fennek Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle

    Captain Mark Hoving

    Captain Mark Hoving, Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Army

  • Supporting land operations with the through enhanced reconnaissance capabilities
  • The reconnaissance role of Fennek within mechanised force structure
  • Ensuring survivability with optronics: NBC protection, night vision, thermal, CCD day camera and laser rangefinder 
  • How recent upgrades of the Fennek and retrofitting to the latest JFST 1A3+ version will enhance reconnaissance capabilities, ultimately improving survivability in deployments


     
     

  • 14:40 Enhancing Survivability Through Hybrid Power Systems

    Mr. Theodoros Dionysopoulos

    Mr. Theodoros Dionysopoulos, Director - Hybrid Power Systems, INTRACOM Defense Electronics S.A.

  • True Silent Watch for armoured vehicles as a unique tactical advantage in the emerging battlefield
  • Advanced hybrid power solutions in support of armoured vehicle vectronics and active protection systems
  • Intelligent Power Management for controlled vehicle signature
  • Survivability Capability Enhancement examples for vehicle platforms
  • 15:10 Afternoon Coffee

    15:40 Network and information security for future Active Protection Systems

    Periklis Charchalakis

    Periklis Charchalakis, Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre

     

    - Eliminating RED-BLACK network isolation and gateways

    - Proper use of abstraction layers and middleware

    - Use of open security protocols for military applications

    - Evaluating security architectures via the Dark Net


     

    16:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Main Conference

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Army Major

    Army Major

    APS Expert, Israeli MoD
    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

    Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces
    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD
    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr. Ulrich Faxel

    Mr. Ulrich Faxel

    Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD

    Alan Wright

    Business Development Executive, Raytheon UK
    Alan Wright

    Alan Wright

    Development Executive for Raytheon UK's GPS Anti-Jam and APNT product portfolio. , Raytheon UK
    Alan Wright

    Army Major

    APS Expert, Israeli MoD
    Army Major

    Brian Gephart

    Senior Manager, Threat Detection Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems
    Brian Gephart

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Former Head of Force Protection , British Army
    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Captain Mark Hoving

    Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Army
    Captain Mark Hoving

    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick

    Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO-CBRND
    Colonel (Retd) Daniel McCormick

    Colonel Christoph Philipp

    Staff officer, Austrian MoD
    Colonel Christoph Philipp

    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army
    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Colonel Thomas Hough

    Commander of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training Command, US Army Europe
    Colonel Thomas Hough

    Dietmar Langenbahn

    Engineering & Sales Director, UTC Aerospace Systems
    Dietmar Langenbahn

    Dr. Ronald Meixner

    Pre-Sales Engineer, Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH (RAP)
    Dr. Ronald Meixner

    Gerry Walsh

    Capability Manager, EW, Leonardo
    Gerry Walsh

    Herbert Weisshaupt

    Chief Consultant ERA Technology, Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH
    Herbert Weisshaupt

    Ian Elgy

    Capability Leader for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL
    Ian Elgy

    Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Torcica Valentin

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

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Director General Defence Safety Authority , UK MoD
    Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD
    Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

    Major Mia Bruner

    Deputy AD Survivability-Military, United States Army
    Major Mia Bruner

    Michal Bieniek

    Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH
    Michal Bieniek

    Mr David Smith

    Principal Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.
    Mr David Smith

    Mr Trevor Leckie

    Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.
    Mr Trevor Leckie

    Mr. Guy Davies

    Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd
    Mr. Guy Davies

    Mr. Jens Schroeter

    Head of Product Strategy-Wheeled Vehicles , General Dynamics European Land Systems
    Mr. Jens Schroeter

    Mr. Mark Dean

    Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited
    Mr. Mark Dean

    Mr. Michael Abaie

    Director Engineering, ECBC, US ARMY
    Mr. Michael Abaie

    Mr. Theodoros Dionysopoulos

    Director - Hybrid Power Systems, INTRACOM Defense Electronics S.A.
    Mr. Theodoros Dionysopoulos

    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr. Tom Newbery

    Mr. Ulrich Faxel

    Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD
    Mr. Ulrich Faxel

    Ms. Elizabeth Miller

    Deputy Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, US Army
    Ms. Elizabeth  Miller

    Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Periklis Charchalakis

    Robert Bayer

    Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann
    Robert Bayer

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
    Yiftach Kleinman

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Key Media Partners

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    Q&A with UTC Aerospace Systems

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    Q&A with sponsor - Soucy Defense

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    2017 APS Presentation - United States Marine Corps Vehicle Protection Systems (VPS) - Major Paul Kozick, USMC

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    Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015-17 post-event analysis

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    PAST ATTENDEE BY ORGANISATION

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    JANE'S 2017 POST- ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOCUS DAY ARTICLE "Raytheon details Quick Kill 2.0 hard-kill APS"

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    JANE'S 2017 POST- ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOCUS DAY ARTICLE "USMC envisions C-RAM, littoral APS"

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    JANE'S 2017 POST- ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOCUS DAY ARTICLE "US Army outlines APS roadmap"

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    ABBS

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

    The ABBS Active Mine Protection System (AMPS™) package is a suite of three systems designed to fully protect the occupants of an armoured vehicle from all the secondary effects of an under-belly mine. • Floor Shock. An active system very rapidly removes the vehicle floor from under the seated occupant’s feet, and from under any loose objects on the floor. The floor re-sets to its original position automatically and does not require any maintenance afterwards apart from replacing the energetic cartridges in the actuators. • Belly Plate Deformation. A simple passive system using composite reinforcement of a steel belly plate has been developed to minimise the deformation that occurs directly over the mine location. As well as protecting the occupant’s legs by eliminating contact between the belly plate and the floor, this also enables a reduction in the depth of the space that is normally left open between the belly plate and the vehicle floor. Reducing this space claim has significant benefits in terms of vehicle overall height and weight. A 12kg test to AEP55 at 300mm standoff resulted in only 80mm deformation very locally in the belly plate with no deformation at the edges of the belly plate. • Global Acceleration. The ABBS VGAM™ (Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation) system has been fully proven by testing in the UK during 2017 and in August 2018 by a large-scale test in the USA. The system can completely eliminate Global Acceleration due to the mine blast. The immensely powerful patented, easily fitted, lightweight, Linear Rocket Motor (LRM™) countermeasures initiate in less than 3ms after the mine blast and can deliver nearly all their impulse in another 20 – 30ms to counteract the mine blast lifting forces and keep the vehicle on the ground. The system is being evaluated and developed to TRL6 under a CRADA with TARDEC. Call Roger Sloman on (+44) 7989381057 or e-mail roger.sloman@advanced-blast.com


    Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH

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

    Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH (DND) is a German medium-sized Limited defence company, which emerged in 2004 from the former Dynamit Nobel AG Holding. DND is a direct successor of former Dynamit Nobel companies belonging to the Alfred Nobel Group. We look back at more than 60 years of experience in the development and production of shoulder-launched weapons for anti-tank, anti-armor, and multipurpose uses. Our field of expertise and our portfolio are constantly expanding as we provide weapons and weapon stations, protection technologies, simulation systems, as well as technologies for civil commercial uses. Today, we are a system supplier and global technology leader for national and international ministries and governments, trusted by German and international armed forces and services worldwide.


    Frazer-Nash Consultancy

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.fnc.co.uk/defence

    Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. Our work makes a difference to things that matter in the world. With over 800 employees, Frazer-Nash works from a network of nine UK and three Australian locations. Our consultants apply their expertise to develop, enhance and protect our clients' critical assets, systems and processes. In an uncertain world, we contribute to national security in a huge number of ways. We help make sure that power is generated and distributed to everyone who needs it. We support moving people and goods around and between the big cities of an increasingly urbanised society. We work to make the world a more sustainable place. We ensure governments save time and money when public spending globally is under huge pressure. And we help our clients wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of an ever-accelerating digital revolution. Enhancing defence assets for the army Frazer-Nash has a long-standing pedigree for helping the UK MOD and the UK defence industry base to design, develop and assure robust and capable defence solutions to meet in-service and future force requirements. From armoured vehicles, to dismounted close combat and the supporting operational infrastructure, our team has the breadth and depth of expertise to shape, inform and deliver realisable solutions which are supportable through life and provide true value to the end user. We are at the forefront of research and development and work with many partners and academia to deliver new approaches and advanced technologies to tackle major operational challenges. Recent projects relating to survivability include our work with Leonardo on the ICARUS Programme and QinetiQ on the Medusa Programme. We also work extensively with Dstl, on a multitude of survivability projects, ranging from blast and weapon effects, through to human vulnerability, and modular armour solutions. For more information on how we can help you with your business or technical challenge, see our website: www.fnc.co.uk/defence


    Intracom Defence Electronics

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

    IDE (INTRACOM Defence Electronics), the leading electronics and communication systems company in defence and security area in Greece, is engaged in the development and production of defence electronics and communications systems for the Hellenic Armed Forces and the international market. Today the main areas of interest, where IDE invests continuously on new technologies to ensure a leading position in the international scene, are: •Tactical Communications: Products developed in this area include Wideband Radios (Spartan, WiWAN, SeaNNet), Intercommunication Systems (WISPR, Tacticon, NAUTiCON) and Satellite Communications (VSAT Cronos). •Military Hybrid Power and Energy Systems: Entering the era of hybrid energy technology, the HEPS (Hybrid Electrical Power Systems) family of products adds mobility, energy safety and increased availability to almost any electrical powered system, providing at the same time significantly lower operational cost. • Data Links and Telemetries: Design, development, qualification and production of missile data links and telemetry systems for surface-to-air (e.g. ESSM), air-to-air (e.g. IRIS-T) or ground-to-air missiles (e.g. IRIS-T SL) missiles. • Information Security: The SECLINE product line of encryption devices (SECLINE MBit, SECLINE a-PLUS and SECLINE IP) is designed to utilize dedicated cryptographic algorithms, fully developed by IDE and certified by the National Security Authorities. • Homeland Security: IDE provides state-of-the-art technology and integrated systems for surveillance, reconnaissance and security systems. Moreover, IDE participates in multinational development and production programs in cooperation with major international defence system companies and invests annually a significant amount in R&D activities for the development of cutting-edge defence and security systems. IDE expands its international partnerships through co-production programs with the leading manufacturers, resulting in the company's participation in the implementation of state of the art electronics in many systems. Through its participation in the above Hellenic and international defence programs, IDE has achieved high levels of local added value and supports the Hellenic industrial sector by allocating considerable contracts to local manufacturers.


    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://lockheedmartin.com

    Lockheed Martin’s Ampthill facility is the largest and fastest growing Lockheed Martin business in the United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin Ampthill is a leading provider of mission systems for armoured fighting vehicles and their integration onto a range of platforms. Lockheed Martin turret solutions integrate a range of lethal effects from the highly versatile and effective Case-Telescoped 40mm ‘fire-on-the-move’ cannon, to more traditional 30-40mm solutions. Lockheed Martin can integrate a range of surveillance and target acquisition systems and can provide elegant integration of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles including the battle-proven Javelin Missile. Lockheed Martin’s armoured vehicle pedigree extends into the provision of modular armour solutions and the integration of upgrades to power, transmission and drive-train solutions. The company’s billion-dollar contracts to deliver the turret for the British Army’s AJAX reconnaissance vehicle and the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Capability Sustainment Programme underlines how strategic investments in technology are allowing Lockheed Martin to engineer a better tomorrow.


    Rafael

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.rafael.co.il

    Rafael develops and manufactures advanced defense systems for the Israeli Defense Forces and the defense establishment, as well as for foreign customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of Israel's largest defense companies, with 2016 net profit of $123 million and record-high orders totaling $2.8 billion. Rafael is the largest employer in Northern Israel with approximately 7,500 employees and numerous subcontractor and service suppliers, indirectly providing employment for some 20,000 households.


    Raytheon

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.raytheon.com/uk/

    Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Broughton, Waddington, Gloucester and Manchester. Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


    Rheinmetall Active Protection

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ads-protection.org

    Rheinmetall Active Protection (RAP) (formerly ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH), is a world leading pioneer in reliable and precise hard-kill Active Protection Systems (APSs). Part of the Rheinmetall group of companies, RAP brings the rigorous engineering principles of the automotive sector to the defence sector and specifically to APS’s. As an innovator RAP is the world’s first APS developer to apply safety-critical design principles to APS development to deliver predictable and safe system performance.


    Soucy Group

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

    The Soucy Group, a private corporation established for 50 years with more than 1,700 employees over 13 subsidiaries located in North America and Asia, specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) and associated systems. It supplies a variety of components and parts for leading manufacturers of power sport, industrial, agricultural and defense vehicles around the world. Soucy has also developed its own manufacturing equipment and facilities to meet the specific requirements of each application – from ATVs to military vehicles up to 90,000 lbs.

    A world leader in Composite Rubber Track (CRT) systems and products, Soucy International Inc. with his Defense Department brings its expertise and partnership to all major manufacturers (OEMs). Soucy Track™ line of products for agricultural vehicles benefits from a global distribution network with more than 400 dealers in 30 countries and on all continents. In the industrial market, Soucy is the exclusive supplier to two of the three largest manufacturers of tracks for skid-steer loaders. This Group is also renowned as a leader in design and development of parts and accessories for power sports.

    As the leading manufacturer of CRT for Defense purposes, Soucy products meet the highest requirements and are approved by military forces around the world, offering the following advantages and benefits:

    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Reduced vibration (up to 70%), noise (up to 13dB), thermal signature, braking distance, vehicle weight (up to 50%) and fuel consumption (up to 30-35%).
    • • Reduced vehicle crew fatigue.
    • • Significant reduction in life cycle costs and virtually maintenance free.
    • • Elimination of damage on paved surface.


    UTC Aerospace Systems

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

    UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In the air, on the ground, or at sea, in both manned and unmanned platforms, our military and defense products help Allied defense forces around the world complete missions safely, efficiently and effectively. Using advanced materials and manufacturing processes, exclusive, leading-edge technology, and decades of military & defense experience, our battle-proven products give the warfighter a distinct advantage on the battlefield of today – and tomorrow.

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    Shephard Media

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    http://www.shephardmedia.com/

    Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

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    Asian Military Review

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    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    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.


    Defense-update.com

    Supporters
    http://www.defense-update.com

    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


    European Sting

    Supporters
    http://www.europeansting.com

    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.


    Defense Conferences

    Supporters
    https://www.marketresearchmedia.com

    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporters
    http://www.armedforces.co.uk

    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


    INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW

    Supporters
    http://imrmedia.in/

    IMR Media publishes INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW (IMR) monthly magazine in English and Hindi and publishes military books. The company also organises quality defence conferences, seminars and exhibitions in India. INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW is the No 1 monthly defence magazine in India with pan-India news-stand and APO-channeled distribution. It covers national defence, homeland security, neighbourhood, modernization, defence research, military technology, paramilitary forces and military history. IMR is recommended reading for Services officers preparing for Staff College entrance and promotion exams. Every issue of IMR carries eight pages of exclusive news and analysis from Defense News’ global correspondent network. DEFENSE NEWS, USA, is the world’s leading defence newsweekly. North American and European advertisers may contact Defense News’s representatives for advertising in IMR. IMR Media organises Defence Seminars and Exhibitions on Night Vision, CBRNe, Precision Attack, Military Simulation & Training, Air Defence, Combat Vehicles, Military Logistics & Transportation, Force Protection & Soldier Technology, Unmanned Vehicles, Strategic Electronics and Maritime & Coastal Security. For full details visit www.imrmedia.in/events. IMR also organises tailor-made Round Table Discussions bringing important decision-makers from the armed forces on the table. IMR offers Advisory & Consultancy Services for defence business in India. IMR has a vibrant and dynamic website with a discussion forum and informative database – www.imrmedia.in.


    ARMSCOM.net

    Supporters
    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporters
    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

    Supporters
    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporters
    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain 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.


    IHS Janes

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    http://www.janes.ihs.com

    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


    European Security & Defence (ESD)

    Supporters
    http://www.euro-sd.com

    ESD is a Mittler Report Verlag (MRV) publication, tracing its history back to 1789. Launched in 2002 and re-set in January 2015, ESD has evolved into a top-quality, global print publication. Published 8 times yearly, supplemented by ESD Spotlight, the on-line newsletter. Both are global leaders. ESD: a unique blend of quality editorial, for the step beyond thought leadership. ESD: Intelligence for the Intelligent.


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    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.


    Global Military Communications

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    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Defense Express

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    http://www.defense-ua.com

    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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    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    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.


    Armada International

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    http://armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    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.


    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.


    Epicos

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    http://www.Epicos.com

    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.

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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.

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    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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