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Building on the positive feedback and success of our previous meeting in Oslo, the second instalment of SETAF shall seek to bring together soldier modernisation program managers, technical leaders from industry, leading researchers and end users, to proactively advance and develop optimum approaches to dismounted soldier capability.


With its unique and interactive format, we maintain our original belief in “No Attendees only participants”, with the entirety of our attendees playing an active role in the development of ideas. Unlike other events, SETAF is designed around a combination of panel discussions and focused discussion groups, run by co-chairs who are experts in their respective subject matter. With no PowerPoint presentations or keynotes, SETAF will dedicate the precious time of participants to networking and interactive discussions, making it a complementary part of the soldier modernisation communities’ annual training and development programme.
 

Drawing on a wealth of experience and technical expertise, SETAF shall cover the key areas that directly influence the operational effectiveness of the dismounted soldier

• Power
• Communications
• Lethality
• Survivability
• Mobility
• Human Factors
 

• The only discussion based forum for the soldier community helping advance dismounted capabilities through knowledge exchange and debate, not Power Point presentations or lengthy key note speeches


• “No attendees, only participants” all attendees have the potential to directly influence and learn from discussions, this a hands on training tool for the community

• Military Experts confirmed from the UK, United States, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Austria


• The only event that invites technical project managers, scientists and lead engineers from major industry programmes to join and help   steer the debate
 


• Soldier Modernisation Programme Leaders
• Soldier Systems Developers from Industry
• Directors for Land Forces Capability
• Infantry Trials and Development
• Dismounted Infantry Commanders
• Soldier Systems Researchers
 

Bren-tronics inc; Canadian Army; Denchi Power; DSTL; Equipnor AS / NFM Group; FFLACH CYFYNGEDIG; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; General Command of the Polish Armed Forces; IHS Aerospace; Indian Army HQ; IRIDIUM ; Logistik Unicorp Inc.; Netherlands MoD; Norwegian Defence Logistical Organisation; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; Norwegian Defence Staff; Norwegian Space Centre; Oakley Defense; PEO Soldier; PHOTONIS Netherlands B.V.; Pramacom Prague spol. s r.o.; Prox Dynamics AS; Rheinmetall Electronics; Royal Marines; Sagem; SAVOX Communications Oy Ab; Teleplan Globe AS; Thales; TNO Defence, Security & Safety;

Conference programme

8:15 Coffee and Registration

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

9:00 An Update on Plans for Dismounted Close Combat Modernisation 2025

Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army

  • Key timelines and priorities
  • The Direction for future soldier development out to 2025
  • Plans for the future
  • 9:30 Panel: Evaluating the Current and Future Operational Environment for the Dismounted Soldier


    • An overview of threats encountered, how these have influenced capability development
    • Understanding the Operational Environment: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) as a starting point for solution development
    • How enhanced technological capability will change the way soldiers operate
    • Predictions for future operational environments and current capability gaps

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    Major Eike Sinzig

    Major Eike Sinzig, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    Colonel John Vest

    Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army

    10:00 Panel: Showcasing the Latest Industry Development in Soldier Equipment and Technology

  • Recent R&D and testing results  for soldier equipment and systems
  • Soldier system effectiveness in today’s market: What is next for the digitally networked soldier?
  • Industry progress in reducing weight whilst increasing power
  • Why collaboration is key: Both with industry partners and military stakeholders
  • Future priorities and areas of investment for industry
  • Mr John Foley

    Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales

    Mr Richard Cross

    Mr Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    Mr Tobias Lang

    Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh

    10:30 Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 C4I Discussion Group Stream B: Effectively Delivering Data to the Dismounted Soldier for Increased Situational Awareness and Decisive Decision Making

     

    • The place of the individual soldier system within the network, the soldiers role in the provision and consumption of data
    • Overcoming collection and dissemination  challenges for real time command and control
    • Creating the systems and architecture needed to get real time data to the dismounted soldier
    • Optimal features for C4i combat managements systems (CMS):

    o Minimising weight
    o Preventing over complication
    o Provision for mission planning and blue force tracking
    o Modular architecture
    o Integration with supporting assets, such as UAS and land platforms
    o Power efficiency

    Mr Richard Cross

    Mr Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems

    Mr Justin  Prowse

    Mr Justin Prowse, Ground Close Combat SME & Land Team Project Manager, SEA

    11:00 Lethality Discussion Group Stream A: Approach’s to Enhancing Soldier Lethality via Weapon System Upgrades and Increased Co-operation with Supporting Arms

  • The need for greater lethality at the individual soldier and squad level, how force multiplication will alter future force structure
  • Increasing weapon systems target detection and range through strategic upgrades, such as advanced optics and the introduction of heavy barrels
  • Strengthening soldier’s co-ordination with supporting arms, such as close air support, through advanced hand held targeting devices
  • Ensuring targeted and precise lethality in challenging operational environments, such as built up urban areas
  • Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army

    Mr Colin Rayment

    Mr Colin Rayment, Senior Soldier Systems Engineer, SEA

    12:00 C4I Discussion Group Stream B: Exploring Alternative Architectures for Data Delivery and Distribution

     

    • An analysis of the weight, mobility and logistical issues associated with cables
    • Alternative means of data distribution, an examination of the current wireless technology available
    • Challenges found when seeking to integrate this technology into contemporary platforms

    Mr John Foley

    Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales

    Mr Tobias Lang

    Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh

    12:00 Lethality Discussion Group Stream A: Weight and Ergonomic Considerations for the Soldier Personal Weapons System

  • An overview of operational feedback, what are the key areas for improvement?
  • Means of enhancing target acquisition and lethality without creating excessive weight
  • Distributing existing weight correctly to create an ergonomic weapon system
  • Ensuring you train and simulate weapon load and test reaction, precision and effectiveness
  • Comprehensive attachments that are suitable for an array of mission types and operating environments
  • Colonel John Vest

    Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army

    Mr Stephen Champion

    Mr Stephen Champion, Lecturer, Dismounted Weapon Systems, Defence Academy United Kingdom

    13:00 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

    14:00 Power Discussion Group Stream B: Power Sustainment: Ensuring Efficiency and Reliability in the Field

  • Technical solutions for efficiently managing, delivering and sharing power
  • Enhancing efficiency to sub-systems through integrated power management architecture, low power micro-circuits, "sleep-mode" designs and data compression techniques
  • Sustaining power requirements when dismounted, exploring alternative sources, such as solar and bionic. Can these be relied upon?
  • Environmental considerations, ensuring reliable power provision in challenging climates and conditions
  • Dr Darren  Browning

    Dr Darren Browning , Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division,, DSTL

    Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc.

    Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc., Specialist Energy Storage, DNV GL Energy

    14:00 Survivability Discussion Group Stream A: Leveraging Advanced Ballistic Protection for Dismounted Soldiers

    Mr Mark Helliker

    Mr Mark Helliker, Principle Scientist, Armour, Physical Sciences Group, DSTL

  • The latest material solutions at the forefront of armour development, combining soft and hard armour for enhanced ballistic protection
  • Innovative means for protection from blunt force trauma:
  • Reduce back-face signature and dissipating energy effectively to prevent lethal internal injuries
  • Ensuring comprehensive protection beyond the vest, combat helmets, hearing protection and ballistic glasses
  • 15:00 Power Discussion Group Stream B: Power Provision: Meeting the Demands of Increasingly Technology Laden Soldier Systems


    • Optimum battery chemistries for the dismounted soldier, the consideration of disposable, lithium ion, lithium polymer and lithium sulphur batteries
    • Examining the viability of hydrocarbon and hydrogen fuel cells
    • Approaches to battery selection: The need to move away from multiple power sources
    • Is a fully integrated individual power source viable?
    • Reducing weight through alternative means of power storage and distribution

    Dr Carsten  Cremers

    Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology

    Mr Derek Riezebos

    Mr Derek Riezebos, Project Manager E-Lighter, Netherlands,, Ministry of Defence

    15:00 Survivability Discussion Group Stream A: Striking the Compromise between Protection and Mobility for Protective Soldier Equipment

  • Material solutions for the reduction of weight, whilst maintaining comprehensive protection
  • The role of modular armour and the potential for mission specific solutions
  • Enhancing comfort and flexibility through dynamic weight distribution (DWD)
  • Incorporating safety features into the vest, such as quick release mechanisms  in the event of an emergency
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    Mr Johnathan Russell

    Mr Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

    16:00 Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    16:30 Leadership and Management of Modern Soldier Equipment Programmes

     

  • Current challenges and priorities for today's soldier modernisation programme managers
  • Managing multiple stakeholders internally and externally
  • Managing budgets and deadlines within changing defence forces
  • Priorities for developing the next generation of soldier programme leaders

     

     

  • Colonel John Vest

    Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    17:15 End of SETAF 2016 Day 1

    8:15 Coffee and Registration

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    9:00 Current and Next Generation US Army Dismounted Soldier System Development

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army


    • Nett warrior vision and progress so far: Lessons learnt from PEO
    • Solider programmes past and present
    • How Iraq and Afghanistan have shaped future capabilities and requirements
    • Integrating data from command centres to the dismounted soldier: Ensuring Information Superiority for dismounted infantry decision advantage
    • What will the US Future soldier look like in 2050?

    9:30 Panel: Science behind the System

     


    • Latest research and development findings that will enhance future dismounted soldier capability
    • Promoting greater co-operation between NATO based research organisations
    • Promoting greater co-operation between leading industry players
    • Key areas for investment
     

    Dr Darren  Browning

    Dr Darren Browning , Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division,, DSTL

    Mr John Foley

    Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales

    Dr Carsten  Cremers

    Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology

    Mr Johnathan Russell

    Mr Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

    Mr Colin Rayment

    Mr Colin Rayment, Senior Soldier Systems Engineer, SEA

    10:15 Panel: Evaluating the Benefit of COTS over Independently Developed Soldier Systems

  • Do COTS systems provide a more cost effectives solution?
  • Examples of purely COTS created soldier systems, their successes and challenges
  • Are independently developed bespoke systems still a viable option for the majority of defence nations?
  • The potential for the integration of COTS solutions into independently developed systems
  • The need for flexible soldier systems that can be updated and enhanced with ease, without disruption of logistical chains and existing assets
  • Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    Mr Tobias Lang

    Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh

    11:00 Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:30 Human Factors Discussion Group Stream A: Requirements for user Friendly Equipment



    • Considerations beyond weight: Equipment integration
    • The need to move towards multi-functional equipment
    • Feedback from the field as well as the latest trials and development
    • What remain the key system challenges?

     

    Colonel John Vest

    Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    11:30 Night Vision Discussion Group-Stream B: Evaluating the Latest Night Vision Technologies Available to the Dismounted Soldier

  • Assessing the key requirements:
  • Enhancing peripheral vision and the field of view 
  • Increasing range and resolution
  • Rugged construction and high performance in all conditions 
  • Ergonomic design for both helmet and weapons mounted sights
  • Reducing weight
  • Efficiently powering night vision assets
  • The advantages of fusing thermal and IR capabilities within the night vision platform
  • Examining current technology on the market and which will perform best for your programme
  • Mr Tobias Lang

    Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    12:30 Human Factors Stream A: Weight Distribution Considerations when Building a Soldier System

     


    • Establishing physical limitations and the load base-line

    • Ensuring ergonomic and dynamic weight distribution

    • Feedback from trials and tests

    • Challenges that remain at the forefront of soldier mobility

    Mr Rene Nevola

    Mr Rene Nevola, Principle Scientist, Human Survivability, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

    Mr Pim Rensink

    Mr Pim Rensink, Business Developer, Safety and Security , TNO

    12:30 Night Vision Discussion Group Stream B: Practices for Procurement and Inservice Support for Dismounted Soldier Optronics and Target Acquisition Systems

    Mr Thomas Willmann

    Mr Thomas Willmann, Section Chief, Land Combat Missiles and Electro-Optics Section, NSPA, NATO


    • Developing comprehensive procurement strategies in keeping with requirements
    • Ensuring effective in-service support and maintenance of equipment
    • Strategies for system integration to meet adapting and urgent operational requirements

    13:30 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

    14:30 Meeting Power Requirments for Dismounted Operations: A Case Study of the E-Lighter Programme



    • E-Lighter; developing a diesel/JP8 fueled solution for the dismounted soldier power problem
    • Cooperation between government and industry on development of military equipment: Pitfalls and lessons learned
    • Where is the E-Lighter development now and what is the way ahead
    • Interactive discussion with audience about the E-Lighter product and development
     

    Mr Derek Riezebos

    Mr Derek Riezebos, Project Manager E-Lighter, Netherlands,, Ministry of Defence

    15:00 Interactive Audience Session: Lessons Learnt From SETAF 2016 and Key Take Aways For Military and Industry

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army

    15:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel John Vest

    Colonel John Vest

    Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
    Major Eike Sinzig

    Major Eike Sinzig

    Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard  Hansen

    Colonel John Vest

    Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
    Colonel John Vest

    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
    Dr Carsten  Cremers

    Dr Darren Browning

    Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division,, DSTL
    Dr Darren  Browning

    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie

    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
    Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor

    Major Eike Sinzig

    Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
    Major Eike Sinzig

    Mr Colin Rayment

    Senior Soldier Systems Engineer, SEA
    Mr Colin Rayment

    Mr Derek Riezebos

    Project Manager E-Lighter, Netherlands,, Ministry of Defence
    Mr Derek Riezebos

    Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc.

    Specialist Energy Storage, DNV GL Energy
    Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc.

    Mr John Foley

    Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales
    Mr John Foley

    Mr Johnathan Russell

    Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
    Mr Johnathan Russell

    Mr Justin Prowse

    Ground Close Combat SME & Land Team Project Manager, SEA
    Mr Justin  Prowse

    Mr Mark Helliker

    Principle Scientist, Armour, Physical Sciences Group, DSTL
    Mr Mark Helliker

    Mr Pim Rensink

    Business Developer, Safety and Security , TNO
    Mr Pim Rensink

    Mr Rene Nevola

    Principle Scientist, Human Survivability, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
    Mr Rene Nevola

    Mr Richard Cross

    Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems
    Mr Richard Cross

    Mr Thomas Willmann

    Section Chief, Land Combat Missiles and Electro-Optics Section, NSPA, NATO
    Mr Thomas Willmann

    Mr Tobias Lang

    Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh
    Mr Tobias Lang

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    Workshops

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    3M

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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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