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SMi Group are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020, taking place on 1st - 2nd April.

As warfare moves from asymmetric counterinsurgency focused operations, militaries must consider necessary requirements for success in an ever-developing battlefield, often characterised by increased technology and domain convergence. It is therefore increasingly important for militaries to discuss developments in their armoured capabilities in order to match and overcome potential near-peer future threats.

In an age where technological dominance reigns, the on-board sensor suites, optics, mission systems and vehicle architectures become the eyes and ears of the crew members, as well as the soldiers on board. It is vital therefore that armoured units have an intimate understanding of their surrounding terrain as well as the capabilities to deal swiftly with incoming threats, whatever the conditions. Further, this data is fundamental in creating and mapping the battlefield, delivering vital information to command for effective use of assets at greater speeds.


 

 Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness returns for its 5th year to proactively discuss crucial developments, calling on the experience of military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers in the market. FAVSA 2020 will also crucially delve deeper into the role of industry, inviting technical leads, platform managers and programme directors to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

 

  • Hear the latest host nation capability updates from the British Armour Centre, Joint Forces Command, DSTL and DE&S
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as General Dynamics European Land Systems, Patria Land, Thales, Diehl Defence, SAAB Barracuda, BAE and General Dynamics UK
  • Deliberate key technological requirements in order to complete the ‘Situational Awareness Jigsaw’, including; vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, crew displays, active protection, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems
  • Explore land force interoperability and training requirements for enhanced joint fires during coalition operations

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness invites not only the key programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures the participation of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from the leading solution providers are present.

ABAL Insight; Alan Bolster Consulting Inc.; Algerian Embassy; ASELSAN; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; Battlespace Publications; Brazilian Army; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; Department for International Trade; Department Of Defense; DSTL; ELTA Systems; Embassy of Ukraine; ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik GmbH; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FLIR UAS; FNSS Defense Systems; Galleon Embedded Computing Limited; German MoD; Hensoldt Optronics; High Commission of India; IMP Castle Associates Limited; ISDEFE; KME; KONGSBERG Protech Systems; L3 ASA Ltd; Litef Gmbh; Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems Uk Limited; METRAVIB; Microflown AVISA; MILVA; MoD; MoD DE&S; Moog Inc.; NATO; New Zealand Defence Staff; Nexter; Nexter Group; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI); Observis; OPTSYS; Patria; Petards Joyce-Loebl Ltd; Plasan Sasa Ltd; Pleora Technologies; Pleora Technologies Inc; QinetiQ; Rafael LTD; RFEL Ltd; Rockwell Collins; Royal Netherlands Army; Saab AB; Secomak Ltd; Sekai Europe Gmbh; Shephard Media; Spanish MoD; SSM; Thales UK; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre; Vitavox;
 

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr John Crozier

Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

9:00 Maximising Tactical Awareness through Comprehensive Armoured Crew Training

Colonel Jonathan Brooking

Colonel Jonathan Brooking, Commander HQ Armour Centre, British Army

  • British training in the discipline of communications and the importance for all round situational awareness
  • Increasing the rate as which threats are perceived and engaged
  • Matching the necessities and aptitudes of modern recruits with the latest developments in technology
     
  • 9:40 Using Open Systems Architecture to Realise Effective Crew Situational Awareness

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, DE&S - MoD

  • Implementing Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) as a means of enabling the delivery of operationally effective force elements
  • UK progress on realising agile and adaptable vehicle integrated mission systems through application of the GVA architecture.
  • Implementing the Land Data Model - “The key to vendor independent, interoperable systems”
     
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Tea/Coffee

    11:30 Creating a coherent vehicle architecture approach to deliver and exploit the Single information Environment

    Dr Andy Lillie

    Dr Andy Lillie, Technology Director, Network & Communications, Mission Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems

  • Managing the rapidly changing character of conflict with reduced funding
  • Delivering against differing rates of change of technology
  • Optimising the integration of tactical CIS and electronic architectures across a mixed fleet of vehicles
  • 12:10 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    12:50 Thoughts on Future Urban Local Situational Awareness

  • Inputs from the UK UCSA programme, various actual vehicle LSA fits plus some consideration from UK UC6S programme
  • Sensor and sensor fusion considerations
  • Vehicle EA infrastructure considerations
  • Dr Iain Carrie

    Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    Mr Ian James

    Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 WTD 52: Considerations on Signature Awareness

    Mr Thomas Honke

    Mr Thomas Honke, Indirect Protection, Research & TechnologyWTD 52, Bundeswehr

  • Camouflage Assessment in Real Time (CART)
  • Application of Camouflage Efficiency Tools in Missions
  • Implications for situational awareness
     
  • 15:10 Supporting Situational Awareness: Saab Barracuda

    Dr Johan Jersblad

    Dr Johan Jersblad, Senior Development Engineer, Saab Barracuda AB

  • Maximizing time to assess and disseminate information
  • Support to HI-FI surveillance
  • Get out of there!
     
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea/Coffee

    16:20 Perception, Comprehension and Prediction: Closing the loop on dynamic SA

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

  • Designing an SA capability for 2035 – completing the jigsaw
  • Looking at emerging future technologies and predicting how these can come together by 2035 for combat platform SA
     
  • 17:00 Unmanned Ground Vehicles – development status and integration into military environment

    Dr Alexander Wolf

    Dr Alexander Wolf, Head of Technology, Platforms and Unmanned Systems, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG

  • Presentation of current developments at Diehl Defence in the area of unmanned driving under military conditions
  • Cooperation of UGVs and UAVs
  • Connecting UGVs and UAVs to Battlefield-management Systems
     
  • 17:40 Situational Awareness – Impact from System Safety

    Mr Dieter Fasol

    Mr Dieter Fasol, Expert Safety, Weapon System Design Germany / ILS and Safety, MBDA, Deutschland GmbH

  • Fundamentals of the guidance in the NATO GVA Safety Volume
  • Examples for NGVA compliant approaches by MBDA Germany

     

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

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    9:10 Delivering Information Capabilities to British Forces Through the LE TacCIS Programme

    Lieutenant Colonel John Dagless

    Lieutenant Colonel John Dagless, Senior Requirements Manager, Battlefield and Tactical CIS (BATCIS)/ UK MoD, ISS, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD

    9:50 Reaching Complete Situational Awareness through Digital Sensor Technology Development

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas

    Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology

  • Plug and play sensor suites: the ability to integrate sensor information and deliver a mission defined sensor
  • Interoperability and greater compatibility through modular digital architecture
  • Real time digital intelligence gathering and dissemination to support situational awareness platforms

     

  • 10:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:10 Morning Tea/Coffee

    11:40 Situation Awareness Integration Evolution in Armoured Vehicles

    Mr Carlos Gil

    Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, Ascod and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems

    12:20 Situational Awareness Across Patria's Family of Armoured IFVs

    Mr Pasi Niemela

    Mr Pasi Niemela, Chief Engineer and Product Manager, Patria Land

  • Integrated communication systems for tactical dominance
  • C4 systems as a means of enabling co-operative engagement with other land combat platforms as part of a networked force
  • An overview of the Armored Modular Vehicle: improved firepower, protection and situational awareness to enhance survivability
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 AI for Camouflage

    Dr Markus Mueller

    Dr Markus Mueller, Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB

  • Current technologies
  • Upcoming technologies
  • Benefits
  • 14:40 Panel Discussion: Industry Efforts for Enhanced Situational Awareness Through the Integration of New Technology and the Development of More Effective Sensor Networks

  • Challenges in developing upgraded sensor networks for situational awareness
  • Streamlining and implementing feedback from military trials for crew visibility and multi-domain C2 capabilities
  • Managing standardisation for interoperability during joint exercises and operations
     
  • Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

    Dr Iain Carrie

    Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK

    Dr Johan Jersblad

    Dr Johan Jersblad, Senior Development Engineer, Saab Barracuda AB

    Mr Carlos Gil

    Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, Ascod and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems

    Mr Pasi Niemela

    Mr Pasi Niemela, Chief Engineer and Product Manager, Patria Land

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Benefits of Ergonomics and Human Centred Design for Crew Situational Awareness

    Ms Helena Bishop

    Ms Helena Bishop, Senior User Experience Consultant, HCD, BAE Systems (Applied Intelligence)

  • Developing Human Centred Design processes to capture user engagement and develop accordingly
  • Highlighting the importance of key pre-production research and design stages to ensure success down the line
  • Matching human requirements with arduous operating conditions
  • Case study and the roadmap for future initiatives

     

  • 16:30 Vetronics and Situational Awareness: a view to future concepts and developments

    Merfyn Lloyd

    Merfyn Lloyd, Lately science advisor, DE&S Retired UK MoD

  • Utilising on-board threat detection sensor suites to faster inform crews, as well as harnessing data for all round situational awareness
  • Linking vehicle subsystems effectively for fast and accurate data dissemination
  • The future of armoured vehicle vetronics for fighting vehicles
     
  • 17:10 Enhancing Situational Awareness: A Focus on Simultion and Training

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Training Requirements Now and into the Future
  • Trends in Simulation Technology
  • XR and a VR Land Training Pilot
     
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr John Crozier

    Mr John Crozier , Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

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

     

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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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.

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