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SMi’s 6th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference and Active Protection Systems will return to London between the 15th - 17th November 2021.

As the only armoured vehicle conference dedicated to the area of survivability, the 2021 event will gather programme managers, capability directors, commanders from the military, senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from leading solution providers to discuss what nations are doing to protect their armoured vehicles and personnel.


Building on the successes of 2019, SMi will once again host a dedicated pre-conference Active Protection Systems Focus Day on the 15th November 2021, which will provide detailed and exclusive insight into how leading nations are integrating APS into their existing vehicle fleets. Leading technical experts and militaries from the most forward-thinking nations will cover the:

Latest hard/soft kill systems
Modular Architecture
Sensors
Data Processing
Munitions and counter-measures
Capability Concerns
Technology demonstrations
Systems Testing and Trialling
and much more

On the 16th - 17th November 2020, the two-day conference will aim to further address all layers of the survivability spectrum including:

Armour
Situational Awareness
Concealment
Signature Management
IED Protection Systems
CBRN
Mine Resistance
Armour material technologies
Stealth
Active Protection Systems
 

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; AeroGlow International; Armoured Trials & Development Unit (ATDU); ASELSAN; Australian Army; BAE Systems Hägglunds; British Army; British Army - Capability Directorate; CES Advanced Composites and Defense Technologies Inc.; Collins Aerospace; Czech Military Research Institute; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl); DELL; Department for International Trade; Dstl; DSTL, UK MoD; ELTA Systems; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Embassy of Ukraine; FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; Frost and Sullivan; General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH; General Dynamics Land Systems; General Dynamics Land Systems - Mowag; Ghana High Commission; Hensoldt GmbH; IMI; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Instro Precision Ltd; Italian Embassy; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KCD Resources Ltd; KME; Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG; Leonardo; Leonardo Defence Systems; Leonardo DRS; Lockheed Martin U K; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD; NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Staff; NP Aerospace Ltd; Pardus Defence & Security Ltd; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria; Pearson Engineering Limited; Permali Gloucester Ltd.; Plasan Sasa Ltd; QinetiQ; Rada Industries; Rafael; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; Rheinmetall Protection Systems Gmbh; Soucy Defense Division; Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI; Swedish Land Warfare Centre; Thales UK; The Royal United Services Institute; Thinke Company Ltd; TriCIS Ltd; Tubitak Sage ; UAE GHQ; UK Armed Forces; UK MoD; Undersecretariat for Defence Industry ; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl

9:00 Developments made in Developing and Integrating a Modular Integrated Protection System

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery, SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground Manoeuvre Branch, British Army

• Beyond passive protection – maintaining long-term British armour survivability
• Modular vehicular architecture to allow for greater adaptability for current and future needs
• Collaborating with industry to more accurately meet capability requirements

9:40 Assessing the Progress made in Developing and Implementing an Operational Integrated Vehicle Protection System

Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl

• Developing the Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) architecture and assessing the preliminary findings from the Icarus Technology Demonstrator Programme
• Exploiting the MIPS architecture and the way ahead for APS technology developments and implementation
• The role of APS technologies as parts of an integrated survivability suite and mission system for UK armour

10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Evaluating the US Army Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems Portfolio

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army, US Army

• Balancing the need for different systems to overcome different threat profiles
• Data and cyber implications of target identification and response
• Managing interoperability considerations and ensuring different systems on different vehicles work coherently and efficiently

12:10 The Future of Survivability – What will Active Protection Consist of Beyond the Short-Term?

Ms Rachel Francart

Ms Rachel Francart, Chief, Protection Division, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Lab

• Developing and integrating cutting edge technology as a means of staying ahead of the threat-curve
• Directed energy weapons as a survivability and mobility enhancer
o Directed energy weapon technology, and solid-state architecture and components for high energy lasers
• Advanced computing to enhance threat detection and response

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 Evaluating Developments in Integrating Advanced Vehicle Protection Suites onto the CV90 for Improved Force Readiness

Lieutenant Colonel Jeroen van Rantwijk*

Lieutenant Colonel Jeroen van Rantwijk*, Head Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver, Royal Netherlands Army

• Improving situational awareness through integrating active protection
• The specific requirements and considerations for applying hard-kill systems to the CV90 and lessons learned
• Prioritising testing to guarantee combat-readiness

14:30 Assessing the Vehicle Protection Systems Considerations of the Australian Land Forces and Improving Operational Effectiveness through the Integration of APS

Mr Rob Baker

Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and TechnologyGroup

• Assessing the research and development of the Australian DoD in applying APS and the findings from testing
• The Australian approach to APS, wider vehicle protection system considerations and integrating enhanced situational awareness components for greater survivability
• The future of APS on Australian armor platforms and developing a coherent integrated mission system

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:40 Optimising Israeli Armoured Platforms through Bespoke Active Protection Systems

Lieutenant Colonel (Name withheld for security reasons)

Lieutenant Colonel (Name withheld for security reasons), , IDF

• Reviewing the demands on the Israeli Defence Forces during deployments
• Developing, testing, and applying rugged, proven active protection systems to enhance capacity
• Operational takeaways and lessons learned

16:20 Implementing a Mission-Ready Vehicle Protection Suite and the Operational Uplifts Resulting

Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry

• Turkish APS Development Phase
• Assessing the integration of the PULAT APS
• Increasing survivability through applying and integrating multiple vehicle protection systems; from reactive to active
• APS as a means of enabling greater mission focus for end-users

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

9:00 The Position of British Armour Mobility in the Future Theatre

Brigadier Jon Swift

Brigadier Jon Swift, Head of Ground Manoeuvre Capability , UK MoD

• Modernising and Acquiring to sustain capability dominance
• Responding to future threats
o Cyber security, electronic-warfare, and assuring operational effectiveness in degraded environments
• Creating mobile C2 nodes for enhanced multinational and multi-domain operational reach

9:40 Consolidating US Army Modernization and Innovation Efforts to Provide the US Warfighter with the Capabilities and Equipment to Dominate the Future Battlefield

Colonel Geoffrey Norman

Colonel Geoffrey Norman, G-3/5/7 - Operations, Plans and Experiments, US Army Futures Command

• Assessing the importance of US Armor in future conflicts
• How the changing operating environment will shape survivability capability requirements
• Evaluating the overall modernization efforts of Futures Command and the path ahead

10:20 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor, Leonardo

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Maximising Boxer Survivability for Enhanced German Armoured Capabilities

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER, II-Combat, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr

• Modularity as survivability
• Enhancing situational awareness and signature management capabilities for improved protection
• Responding to new and evolving threat profiles

12:10 CD&E Activities Related to Survivability in the Norwegian Army

Major Ola Petter Odden

Major Ola Petter Odden, Staff Officer, Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Center

• C-UAS
• C-RAM
• Digitally aided fire support
• Facing an EW capable opponent
 

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:50 Developing Holistic, Adaptable, Survivability

• Holistic - CV90s layered approach
• Adaptable - What base capabilities do you have to nourish to be able to adapt?
• The key to successful development
 

Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

Mr Stefan Thelin

Mr Stefan Thelin, Head of Technology, Engineering, BAE Systems Hägglunds

14:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor, Pearson Engineering

15:10 Enhancing Boxer Survivability to Extend Capabilities for German Mechanised Brigades

Dr Robert Bayer

Dr Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

  •  Assessing the current survivability signature of BOXER
  • Presenting the modular architecture and the possibilities for future upgrades
  • Future developments to increase survivability and maintain long-term operability
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Enhancing Future UK Armoured Platform Survivability

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge, SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

    • Improving platform C2 and situational awareness capabilities
    • Enhancing platform signature management
    • Broader S&T developments for future UK armoured platforms

    17:00 Survivability – Dependence upon Time and Synchronisation

    Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James, Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, DSTL

    • Applications and equipment that are dependent upon time, e.g. Navigation, ECM, C5ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)
    • Some of the issues regarding resilience and effects upon survivability
    • Techniques for time distribution and synchronisation
    • Recommendations for increasing robustness and resilience

    17:40 INDUSTRY PANEL: Maintaining Armoured Survivability in the Future Battlefield

  • Assessing and responding to future threats to armoured platforms
  • Enhancing survivability without compromising mobility
  • Looking to the future - technology driving innovation
  • Forging closer military-to-industry links to greater meet requirements
  • Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

    Dr Robert Bayer

    Dr Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

    Ms Eeva Soltin*

    Ms Eeva Soltin*, Chief Engineer Survivability , Patria

    18:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    9:00 Supporting the US Warfighter by Providing Comprehensive Evaluation of Survivability Components and Requirements for Current and Future US Armor

    Mr Christopher  Barrett*

    Mr Christopher Barrett*, Executive Director, Army Evaluation Center, US Army Test and Evaluation Command

  • Challenges from the integration of an advanced vehicle protection suite and the uplifts gained from application
  • Findings from the live-fire evaluations of APS and effects on mission capacity
  • Enhancing the use of sensors and situational awareness for optimal survivability
  • Proposing a path ahead for U.S. armor and the importance of vehicle protection systems more widely
  • 9:40 Hide, Survive, Deceive

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, Brtish Army

  • Enhancing survivability on the current and future battlefield
  • Avoiding detection through enhanced visual, thermal and signature management
  • Deceiving in the electro-magnetic spectrum for greater survivability
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Outlining the Roadmap to Maintaining the Combat Effectiveness of Future Romanian Armour

    Lieutenant Colonel Badea Silviu-Cristian

    Lieutenant Colonel Badea Silviu-Cristian, Commander, 631st Armoured Battalion, Romanian Land Forces

    • Main battle tank survivability priorities for the Romanian Armed Forces
    • Maximising the Romanian armed forces strike capabilities through survivable platforms
    • Examining future systems integration into the Romanian Armed Forces

    12:10 Ensuring Patrol Personnel Survivability with the VBMR Griffon

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 WTD 52: Considerations on Signature Awareness

    Mr Thomas Honke

    Mr Thomas Honke, Indirect Protection, Research & Technology, Bundeswehr

    • Camouflage Assessment in Real Time (CART)
    • Application of Camouflage Efficiency Tools in Missions
    • Implications for situational awareness

    14:30 AI for Camouflage

    Dr Markus Mueller

    Dr Markus Mueller, Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB

    • Current technologies
    • Upcoming technologies
    • Benefits

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Optimising AMVXP Survivability Signatures for Greatest Operational Reach

    Ms Eeva Soltin*

    Ms Eeva Soltin*, Chief Engineer Survivability , Patria

    • Enhanced ballistic protection for greater staying power in theatre
    • Providing superior stealth features
    • The future of survivability – integrating advanced vehicle protection systems for great capabilities

    16:20 Understanding Vehicle Survivability through the use of Modelling, Simulation and Operational Analysis

    Mr Dan Hankin

    Mr Dan Hankin, Land Survivability Project Technical Authority , DSTL

    • Investigating the optimum survivability mix through the use of Modelling, Simulation and Operational Analysis
    • Understanding how to assess the best vehicle survivability fits for different theatres
    • How to assess the linkages between different survivability technologies working alongside each other to understand a platforms true capability

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier Jon Swift

    Brigadier Jon Swift

    Head of Ground Manoeuvre Capability , UK MoD
    Colonel Geoffrey Norman

    Colonel Geoffrey Norman

    G-3/5/7 - Operations, Plans and Experiments, US Army Futures Command
    Dr Markus Mueller

    Dr Markus Mueller

    Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Product Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery

    Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery

    SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground Manoeuvre Branch, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER, II-Combat, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, Brtish Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Major Ola Petter Odden

    Major Ola Petter Odden

    Staff Officer, Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Center
    Mr Dan Hankin

    Mr Dan Hankin

    Land Survivability Project Technical Authority , DSTL
    Mr Rob Baker

    Mr Rob Baker

    Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and TechnologyGroup
    Mr Thomas Honke

    Mr Thomas Honke

    Indirect Protection, Research & Technology, Bundeswehr
    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl
    Ms Rachel Francart

    Ms Rachel Francart

    Chief, Protection Division, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Lab
    Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James

    Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, DSTL

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Brigadier Jon Swift

    Head of Ground Manoeuvre Capability , UK MoD
    Brigadier Jon Swift

    Colonel Geoffrey Norman

    G-3/5/7 - Operations, Plans and Experiments, US Army Futures Command
    Colonel Geoffrey Norman

    Dr Markus Mueller

    Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB
    Dr Markus Mueller

    Dr Robert Bayer

    Head of Department, Protection, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Dr Robert Bayer

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel Badea Silviu-Cristian

    Commander, 631st Armoured Battalion, Romanian Land Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Badea Silviu-Cristian

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Product Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery

    SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground Manoeuvre Branch, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery

    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER, II-Combat, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
    Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, Brtish Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Major Ola Petter Odden

    Staff Officer, Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Center
    Major Ola Petter Odden

    Mr Dan Hankin

    Land Survivability Project Technical Authority , DSTL
    Mr Dan Hankin

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Rob Baker

    Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and TechnologyGroup
    Mr Rob Baker

    Mr Stefan Thelin

    Head of Technology, Engineering, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Stefan Thelin

    Mr Thomas Honke

    Indirect Protection, Research & Technology, Bundeswehr
    Mr Thomas Honke

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Dstl
    Mr Tom Newbery

    Ms Rachel Francart

    Chief, Protection Division, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Lab
    Ms Rachel Francart

    Professor Bryn James

    Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, DSTL
    Professor Bryn James

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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.

    • New Development – Active Belly Plate System – A new active system designed to counteract the initial high peak of the mine blast force/time curve is being developed. It is anticipated that the system will enable a substantial reduction in belly plate weight which can translate into full 6kg underbelly protection for light commercial vehicles such as a Toyota Land Cruiser at a reasonable weight and cost without the need to use the Linear Rocket Motors to control Global Acceleration.

    • Call Roger Sloman on (+44) 7989381057 or e-mail roger.sloman@advanced-blast.com



    Collins Aerospace

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    https://www.kidde-deugra.com/

    Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced, intelligent solutions that help to redefine the aerospace and defense industry. We dedicate our capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solving customers’ toughest challenges and meeting the demands of the global market. The company employs more than 78,000 people in more than 300 locations worldwide. Kidde Deugra, a part of Collins Aerospace, is an expert in state-of-the-art safety with over 50 years of experience in fire and explosion protection and detection for military vehicles, aircraft technology and aviation. Kidde Deugra is a recognized and reliable partner with the ability to translate individual requirements into efficient solutions. Learn more about our solutions at www.kidde-deugra.com.


    Pearson Engineering

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.pearson-eng.com/

    Pearson Engineering has a world-proven ability to deliver against the most complex defence and security challenges.

    We are expert in battlefield mobility - breaching, detection, defeat and clearance of mines and explosives as well as combat bridge launch systems, non-lethal counter mobility products and specialised counter terror systems. Further, we deliver special project support, assembly, and manufacturing services for defence programmes from our facility in the UK.

    We are a long-standing supplier of combat engineering equipment and through life support to Armed Forces throughout the world and we have contributed to significant armoured vehicle programmes including the British Army’s Trojan and Terrier capabilities, as well as to the U.S Army’s Assault Breacher Vehicle. Our products range from heavy-duty mine ploughs for main battle tanks through to nimble, protective Counter-IED rollers for light weight vehicles.

    Our products are in constant development to meet the needs of the modern Warfighter and our dedicated Research & Development team are currently working on several novel technologies to both anticipate and respond to future requirements.

    Our Engineers and Project Managers are highly trained and have experience in delivering high-specification, complex engineering products, often against demanding programme requirements and deadlines. We can call upon an established local, national, and international supply chain comprising companies which have proven themselves in some of the world’s biggest defence programmes.

    To find out more, please contact pearson@pearson-eng.com or follow us on Twitter @Pearson_Eng_Ltd.



    TenCate Advanced Armour

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.tencateadvancedarmor.com/Platform-survivability/Land-system-survivability

    TenCate Advanced Armour is a global strategic partner in survivability solutions. We support platform manufacturers achieve the highest performance levels with the highest level of protection. Our composite survivability systems enable more mobility, greater range, and more payload for your platform.

    Based on decades of experience in developing, integrating, and manufacturing survivability systems, TenCate Advanced Armour can provide extensive support across all phases of vehicle development. We can produce protection solutions in highly complex shapes and in large sizes to integrate directly with the contours of the platform and retain the native structures. An integral part of our service to our partners is survivability engineering where we support with survivability analysis, ballistic simulation, design, ballistic and environmental certification, integration, installation, and logistics support.

    TenCate Advanced Armour is an OEM-independent company that provides survivability systems to private entities and for large government programmes. We support a global and diverse group of platform manufacturers from our offices and plants across UK, France, Denmark, USA, and Singapore. Our experience in anti-ballistic solutions increases daily and we can boast more than 3.000 ballistic solutions developed and tested and more than 25.000 vehicles protected globally.

    See more about our survivability solutions

    https://www.tencateadvancedarmor.com/Platform-survivability/Land-system-survivability


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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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