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SMi Group are proud to host the fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, which will convene in London on the 5th and 6th June 2019.

Now in its fourth year, the conference provides the ideal platform for a high-level meeting between key military personnel involved in munition and armament systems for armoured combat vehicles, and leaders from the most forward-thinking NATO-aligned military nations.

As armoured vehicles are required to operate across diverse environments and against varying enemy forces they need to be able to deliver the firepower required to eliminate these adversaries. Whether exploiting anti-tank guided missiles to counter larger armoured units, or beyond line of sight ranged artillery in support of advancing soldiers, modern armoured vehicles continue to rely a myriad of weapon systems to deliver the lethality required to achieve their mission objectives.

Analysing R&D in new armaments and munitions for armoured vehicles, generic modular designs that enable platform interoperability, targeting and tracking systems and operational feedback from training and gunnery exercises and schools, FAVWS promises to delve into the heart of lethality systems within international mounted formations. 
 


 

  • Keynote briefings from senior managers from leading armoured vehicle programmes from across the NATO-aligned world
  • A unique emphasis on developing versatile lethality capabilities by exploiting open electronic architectures and a modular approach to weapon system integration
  • Focused and high-level discussion featuring technical managers and project engineers from both military and industry
  • Generating knowledge and expertise following recent procurement processes within international militaries
  • Informal networking time factored in so that you can gather insight from peers and colleagues shaping and influencing armoured vehicle programmes

Australian High Commission; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems Hägglunds AB; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; CMI Defence; CTA International, BAE Systems; CURTISS-WRIGHT Antriebstechnik GmbH; Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade; Department for International Trade; DSTL; Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH; Eurolinks- SIPR Défense; FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.; German Army; Hirtenberger Defence International Ltd; IHS Janes; InnaLabs; Israeli MoD; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KME; L3; Leonardo; LEONARDO, Land and Naval Defence; Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems Uk Limited; MOOG GmbH; Otokar Automotive and Defense Industry; Rheinmetall Canada Inc; Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; United States Army; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley, Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army

9:00 The Future of Medium Calibre Firepower: Cased Telescoped Armament System (CTAS)

Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

Lieutenant Colonel Martin French, SO1 Lethality and 40mm CTCA Programme Manager , British Army

  • Update on the CTAS project, delivering greater lethality through cased telescoped cannon and ammunition for armoured vehicles
  • Delivering more power with every round of cased ammunition, reducing weight and saving space for more stowed kills
  • The future of the CTAS project, collaborating effectively with industry and French armoured vehicle programmes
  • 9:40 Stryker Upgrade: Enhancing Lethality to Meet the Future Requirements of Mounted Armoured Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Joesph Rosen

    Lieutenant Colonel Joesph Rosen, Product Manager Stryker Future Operations, US Army

  • The need for greater lethality overmatch against near peer military assets in close combat
  • Update on the Stryker upgrade, increasing lethality through upgunning: Results of integration of the 30mm turret and CROWS-J for greater firepower
  • The role of remote weapon systems such as the Common Remotely Operated Weapon System – Javelin (CROWS-J), and the potential for further remote capabilities for the Stryker
  • What next for the Stryker upgrade? Maximising lethality without compromising survivability and ergonomics
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Leonardo

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Session Reserved for CMI Defence

    12:10 A Technical Assessment of JAGUAR Integrated Weapon Systems Capabilities

  • CTAS cannon and ammunition handling system, reducing signature and increasing firepower
  • Greater fire control and target acquisition for effectiveness across urban and open environments
  • Integrating missile launch capabilities for greater range and anti-tank capabilities
  • Ensuring effective armour across weapon systems for enhanced survivability
  • Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Captain Nicolas Sallien, Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Florian Wiss, Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA

    12:50 Session Reserved for Nexter Systems

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Enhancing Mounted Firepower and Lethality: A Science and Technology Perspective

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

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

  • Developing new and effective methods for increasing lethality across the land domain in support of the Future Force Concept
  • DSTL’s projects aimed at enhancing firepower through increased accuracy, and improved target acquisition and engagement
  • Latest developments in kinetic lethal effects, increasing impacts of first round hits
  • Integrating innovative autonomous and remote technologies into weapon systems
  • 15:10 Session Reserved for Sponsor: UVision Air Ltd

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Modernization of the M60T main battle tank within the FIRAT Project

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

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

  • An overview of where development is needed to meet the asymmetric operational demands of the tanks that were joined the Operations
  • Combat proven capabilities of the FIRAT-M60TM (Turkish Modernization) Upgrade Package which enhances survivability and lethality aspects of the platform
  • Providing the M60TM the ability to fire smart tank ammunition
  • Integration of SARP Remote Weapon Station System to improve lethality in urbanized terrain
  • Future development Priorities: Exploring new digital fire control systems to maximize firepower of Light & Medium & Heavy Tanks

     

  • 17:00 Research and Development for Greater Beyond Line of Sight Firepower Capabilities

  • An S&T perspective on the development of new technology for greater beyond-line of sight firepower capabilities
  • Achieving greater range and accuracy in indirect fire
  • Testing and evaluating beyond-line of sight weapon systems
  • Challenges in integrating indirect fire systems onto armoured platforms
  • Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc, Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc, Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley, Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley, Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army

    9:10 Maintaining Strike Superiority for the Abrams Main Battle Tank Through Effective Modernisation

    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier

    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier, Product Manager for Abrams Main Battle Tank , US Army

  • Ensuring lethality overmatch for the Abrams: outgunning and outranging near peer adversaries through modernisation
  • Increasing probability of first time hit and reducing time to kill: Laser range finders and increasing accuracy
  • Developments in technology to increase the impact of the 120mm rounds and advanced multi-purpose rounds
  • Further upgrades for the Abrams: Increasing firepower and battlefield superiority in the future
  • 9:50 Assessing Weapon Systems Requirements and Capabilities for Current and Future British Mounted Close Combat Platforms

    Major James Hollas

    Major James Hollas, SO2 Weapons and Heavy Systems, British Army

  • The current Armoured Trials and Development Unit efforts in testing and evaluating weapon systems requirements for armoured vehicles
  • Assessing current weapon systems and developing future capabilities through armoured trials
  • Latest developments in fire control and stabilisation, improving lethality whilst manoeuvring 
  • Challenges in testing weapon systems and ensuring the British Army has tested lethality capabilities to match near peers 
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:40 Evolution or Revolution? The Future of Battlefield Lethality

    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Dr Mike Dalzell, Future Concepts Lead , Lockheed Martin UK

  • Game-changing technologies in Armoured Vehicle evolution since 1939
  • Developing a teaming approach:
  • Mounted-Dismounted Teaming
  • Direct-Indirect fires Teaming
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming
  • Is ‘lighter and faster’ a realistic aspiration?
  • A way forward
     
  • 12:20 Examining Advances in Firepower and Lethality in the CV90 MkIV Upgrade Programme

    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Mr Edvard Kleberg, Manager Weapons and Fire Control Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB

  • Sustaining and enhancing lethality capabilities to increase the effectiveness of the CV90: Updates on the CV90 MkIV upgrade
  • Diversifying weapon system options through the D-Series modular turret, and integrating autonomous and remote weapon suites
  • Maintaining modularity to ensure lethality is enhanced across different variant platforms operated by different militaries
  • Laying the foundations for future upgrades through open architecture
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Novel Approaches to the Requirements of the Combat Zone "ALTAY Main Battle Tank Program"

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

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

     

     

     

  • ALTAY Main Battle Tank with distinguished firepower capability,
  • ALTAY T1 & T2 concept. Improvements on ALTAY T2 tank in addition to T1.
  • An aspect on asymmetric operational demands of the tankers for ALTAY MBT,
  • ALTAY abilities on the theatre with integrated high-tech weapon systems,
  • Modularity of the Remote Weapon System on turret,
  • Hunter-Killer usage integrated with the AKKOR - APS and Soft-Kill ability,
  • Integrated firepower ability with Situational Awareness system of the tank .
  • Unmanned Turret of ALTAY called T3 version  
  • 14:40 Enhancing Vehicle Lethality Through Advanced Vetronic Systems Integration

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis, Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre

  • Developing vetronic systems to increase lethality
  • Greater fire control and target acquisition capabilities for increased accuracy
  • The role of the Generic Vehicle Architecture in enhancing weapon system efficiency and effectiveness 
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Enhancing Military-Industry Cooperation to Meet Modern Weapon System Requirements

    Colonel (ret'd) John Ogden

    Colonel (ret'd) John Ogden, Former Commander Armour Centre, British Army

  • Ensuring military and industry are able to cooperate effectively to enhance armoured lethality capabilities
  • Increasing inter-industry cooperation to meet military requirements
  • Future outlook for armoured vehicle weapon systems, trends and priorities for military and industry
  • 16:30 Extended Realities – A Training & Simulation Perspective on VR, AR and related Technologies in Armoured Warfare

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Preparing soldiers for mounted combat with advanced AR simulation
  • The need for greater training and simulation as systems and battlefields become more complex
  • Future outlook for armoured land combat simulation and training
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley, Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army

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    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA
    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier

    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier

    Product Manager for Abrams Main Battle Tank , US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    SO1 Lethality and 40mm CTCA Programme Manager , British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA
    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA
    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Future Concepts Lead , Lockheed Martin UK
    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier

    Product Manager for Abrams Main Battle Tank , US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Ken Bernier

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    SO1 Lethality and 40mm CTCA Programme Manager , British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

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

    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Former Deputy Commander ISAF, British Army
    Lieutenant General (ret'd) Jonathon Riley

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Manager Weapons and Fire Control Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA
    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    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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