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Soldier Modernisation remains a key priority for major defence forces around the world. Recent conflicts have shown us the importance of developing greater capabilities for the Dismounted Close Combat Infantry Soldier and Marine, giving them access to equipment that will keep them safer, keep them connected on the battlefield and keep them moving. This will allow them to conduct a range of operations in vastly different environments from Jungle to Desert to Urban areas.

As the only conference solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, SMi Group is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Future Soldier Technology event.

Through a series of presentations from the world's leading authorities on future soldier systems, key topics such as Lightening the Load and Analysis of space for components, Power and Energy, Body Armor and Night Vision, Communications and Common Integrated Architecture in great detail. We will discuss the greatest challenges in these areas and more and the next generation solutions that are enabling infantry to conduct operations in today's and tomorrow's battlefields.


 

  • The only event in Europe with a dedicated focus on future soldier programmes worldwide
  • Briefings will be heavily focused on the themes of soldier enhancement allowing you to choose where your program priorities lie:
    • Mobility
    • Survivability
    • Lethality
    • C4I
    • Sustainability
  • Will include military and technical experts from leading solder equipment projects including the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and many more
  • Industry leaders, developing technology to enter future soldier projects will also be included in the discussions
  • A chance to discuss the key topics through informal discussion groups post conference, led by senior experts

• Future Soldier System Programme Managers
• Industry OEMs
• Directors for Land Forces Capability
• Infantry Trials and Development Unit Commander
• Infantry leaders
• Soldier Systems Researchers
 

3m Svenska AB; Army HQ; BAE Systems; Bren-Tronics Inc; British Army; Bundeswehr; Bundeswehr - WIWeB; Cranfield University; DNV GL Energy; DSTL; Embassy of Ukraine; Finmeccanica; Fokker Special Products B.V.; Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie; Harris Systems Ltd; IHS Jane's; Infantry Trials And Development Unit; Intercomms Publications; Janes Information Group; Mindef Singapore; Ministry of Defence; Mod; MOD Abbeywood; MRL; National Defence; NATO; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment(FFI); ODU UK; Otis Technology; PEO Soldier; PHOTONIS Netherlands B.V.; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; SAVOX Communications Oy Ab; Sea; Thales; Thales Norway AS; TNO; TT AB Connectors; Ultra Electronics; US Army TRADOC;

Conference programme

8:00 Morning Registration and Informal Introductions

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor, Former Commanding Officer of the Infantry Trials and Develoment Unit, British Army

Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

9:00 Progress Towards Delivering an Soldier System Integration Unit (SSIU)

Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

  • Why we need the SSIU
  • What benefits we hope to deliver
  • How we are going to build it
  • Lessons identified
  • The Army Warfighting Experiment 2017: What it is, what we hope to deliver and lessons identified
  • 9:30 Reinvigorating Squad Level Units for US Marine Corps Dismounted Combat Capabilities

  • What threats the squad (the building block for combat operations) are most likely to face in the near future
  • Developing size, structure and system configuration of marine rifle teams: UAS, Fires and Sensors
  • A look at the role of assistant squad leaders and how they will enhance effectiveness in close combat situations
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Holder

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Holder, Senior Infantry Capabilities Integration Officer , United States Marine Corps

    Major Jamie Murphy

    Major Jamie Murphy, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, Capabilities Integration Officer , United States Marine Corps

    10:00 The Norwegian Approach to Generating Greater Lethality at the Squad Level

    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor

    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Head of Project section Weapons, Optics and Electronic Warfare, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

  • Introducing new optics and weapon components for enhanced target acquisition
  • Modernising support weapons for better fire down-range
  • Upgrading personal armaments to integrate better into the Norwegian soldier modernisation system
  • Night-vision technology for greater combat effectiveness during night time operations

     

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 ISSP: Better Battle Management For Canadian Infantry Combat Teams

    Major Daniel Thibodeau

    Major Daniel Thibodeau, Project Director ISSP, Canadian Forces

  • Keeping team members connected in the heat of battle
  • Reducing fratricide through clear battle management and locational awareness during firefights
  • Reducing information and weight overload for agile close combat
     
  • 11:30 Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

    12:00 Command and Control and Situational Awareness for the UK Dismounted Soldier System Program

    Major David Stone

    Major David Stone, Command and Battlespace Management Requirements Manager, UK MoD

  • Moving away from the traditional system of maps and note books for battle management
  • Carrying voice and date on the same frequency through UHF radios
  • Developing software applications for smartphone-like devices: easing information burden and end user interface for sub-unit commanders
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Taking the Modular Approach to the IdZ-ES Programme to Enhance the Effectiveness of Specialised Soldiers

    Olaf  Aul

    Olaf Aul , Head of Systems Engineering Soldier Systems and Network Solutions, Rheinmetall Electronics

  • Moving away from the generic format to more job specific variants
  • Applying lessons learnt to develop technology for team members and ISTAR specialists
  • Utilising a common integrated architecture to ensure easy adaption for particular missions
     
  • 14:00 Hidden Threat: Force Preservation through Blast Exposure Surveillance

    Scott J Featherman

    Scott J Featherman, Business Development Manager, BlackBox Biometrics Inc

  • There is a Hidden Enemy Threatening Force Preservation & Long-term warfighter well-being
  • Blast-intensive weapons are exposing personnel to possible injury that serious implications
  • To date the community's focus has been on IEDs, overlooking the threat from repetitive balst
  • Not enough is know about this risk, but the capability to quantify the risk and understand potential injury exists now
  • Take action now: it is imperative to monitor all personnel at risk of exposure to obtain objective and quantitative data
  • 14:30 Integrating sub-systems through an Open Common Architecture Interface

    John Foley

    John Foley, Expert - Soldier Systems , Thales

  • Creating a 'plug-and play' capability, increasing the flexibility of the average soldier
  • Maximising interoperability amongst partner nations: standardizing equipment integration across NATO
  • Finding the right specifications for connectors and interfaces for the whole system
  • Providing for the integration of subsequent, better technology as it is introduced into service
     
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibiton Area

    15:30 Moving From V21 to the MBK Soldier Ensemble: Enabling Body-WornTactical Command and Control

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr  Potyka

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Potyka, Senior Officer of Infantry Section, Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development and Planning Division , Czech Army

     

    • Creating a bespoke body-worn situational awareness capability within the Czech Army
    • Integrating ISR data and power distribution through the MBK Body Armour
    • Enabling access by international partners as a force multiplier through standardized components and uniform design

    16:00 Ballistic Protection: Lightweight and Flexible

    Johnathan Russell

    Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist Physical Sciences Division , DSTL

  • An overview of the VIRTUS programme of the British Army
  • Scalable protection to meet varying threats
  • Quick release mechanisms for fast extraction from dangerous situations
  • Adaptability for the future: designing the VIRTUS system for new technologies and materials at they become available
     
  • 16:30 Closing Panel: Providing The Soldier With Real Time Mission Critical Digital Information And The Impact On Cost Weight And Power

     

    ·         Evaluating advances is digital display technology and the value this gives dismounted soldiers for real time decision making within the network
    ·         Balancing the digital delivery systems with weight and power
    ·         Keeping an eye on costs- can cutting edge digital handheld displays be procured and integrated into the soldier system within budget?
    ·         Learning from consumer devices: can military leaders take inspiration from the civilian smart and portable technology
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor, Former Commanding Officer of the Infantry Trials and Develoment Unit, British Army

    Mark Richter

    Mark Richter, Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS) Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps

    Olaf  Aul

    Olaf Aul , Head of Systems Engineering Soldier Systems and Network Solutions, Rheinmetall Electronics

    Major David Stone

    Major David Stone, Command and Battlespace Management Requirements Manager, UK MoD

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

    17:15 Closing Remarks and End of Day One

    8:00 Morning Registration and Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

    9:00 The Latest Updates from the NATO Land Capability Group on Dismounted Soldier Systems

    Mark Richter

    Mark Richter, Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS) Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps

  • Setting out key priorities for allied soldier modernisation projects
  • Interoperability at the forefront of technology component design and acquisition
  • Future projects to further enhance NATO dismounted soldier capabilities
  • 9:30 Night Vision for the British Army’s Dismounted Soldier

    Major Chris Jose

    Major Chris Jose, Dismounted STA Requirements Manager, UK MoD

     

  • Current developments into infantry night vision technology
  • Future requirements for night-time dismounted close combat
  • Key considerations: Integrating night vision technology onto the rifle vs separate helmet-mounted goggles
  • Integrating thermal technology for enhanced situational awareness
  • 10:00 An Update on Soldier Modernisation and Equipment Priorities of The US Army

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

     

    ·         Nett Warrior: a smart and tactical solution
    ·         PEO Soldier: Future Equipment priorities and timelines
    ·         How the relevant US Defence Agencies help research and integration of for dismounted soldier systems

    10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 Preparing United States and Allied Soldiers for Winter Warfare Operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun, Commandant, US Army Northern Warfare Training Center

  • Delivering effective training to prepare soldiers for the harshness of arctic terrain
  • The American approach to heat management: technology vs. clothing
  • Developing technology to survive in the extreme cold of the Arctic Circle
  • 11:30 Winter Warfare Panel: KeySteps When Designing And Fielding An Artic Soldier System: How Technology Improvement Is Driving Enhanced Operational Performance

     

    ·         Unearthing the main challenges when designing a soldier system for extreme low temperatures
    ·         Soldier feedback from testing and trials
    ·         Additional heating and insulation for key components and the impact on costs
    ·         How technology has developed to solve temperature challenges and harsh operating environmental conditions
    ·         What remain the key system challenges and what are arctic nations doing to overcome these?
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun, Commandant, US Army Northern Warfare Training Center

    Major Daniel Thibodeau

    Major Daniel Thibodeau, Project Director ISSP, Canadian Forces

    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor

    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Head of Project section Weapons, Optics and Electronic Warfare, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

    12:00 Session Reserved for Event Sponsor

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Advanced Power Source Design for Today’s Warfighters

    Dr Darren Browning

    Dr Darren Browning , Senior Technical Lead - Power , DSTL

  • The British approach to dismounted soldier power sources
  • The key challenges in integrating power sources to infantry equipment
  • Expanding runtime Li-ion versus alternatives - the best choice for us
     
  • 14:00 Session Reserved For Power Sponsor

    14:30 Enhancing the Situational Awareness of the Dismounted Soldier by Integrating them with Base ISTAR and Other Assets

    Christopher Briggs

    Christopher Briggs, Capability Advisor - Land ISTAR , DSTL

     

  • Wearable sensors
  • SAPIENT
  • How we are integrating them together
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area

    15:30 Considering Human Factors in the Development and Implementation of Modern Soldier Systems

    Dr Myra Van Esch-Bussemakers

    Dr Myra Van Esch-Bussemakers, Director of Human Effectiveness, T N O Human Factors Research Institute

  • Increasing physical, mental and cognitive resilience in military operations
  • Improving situational awareness, with reduced workload, in all operational environments
  • Enabling effective and complex decision making, in high-demand situations
  • Protection, weight & ergonomics and how it effects the soldier in combat
     
  • 16:00 Closing Military Panel: Creating Interoperable Capabilities Among Allied Future Soldier Programmes to Enhance Cooperation on the Front Line

     

    • How common integrated architecture is just the first step towards interoperable soldier systems
    • Enabling access to soldier networks for combined situational awareness and command and control
    • Incorporating tactics developed in soldier programmes into joint training and exercises in the future
    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

    Mark Richter

    Mark Richter, Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS) Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps

    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials And Development Unit

    John Foley

    John Foley, Expert - Soldier Systems , Thales

    16:45 Closing Remarks and End of Day Two

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army , PEO Soldier
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Former Commanding Officer of the Infantry Trials and Develoment Unit, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

    Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
    Mark Richter

    Mark Richter

    Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS) Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps

    Christophe Wallner

    Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
    Christophe  Wallner

    Christopher Briggs

    Capability Advisor - Land ISTAR , DSTL
    Christopher Briggs

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

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

    Dr Darren Browning

    Senior Technical Lead - Power , DSTL
    Dr Darren Browning

    Dr Myra Van Esch-Bussemakers

    Director of Human Effectiveness, T N O Human Factors Research Institute
    Dr Myra Van Esch-Bussemakers

    John Foley

    Expert - Soldier Systems , Thales
    John Foley

    Johnathan Russell

    Principle Scientist Physical Sciences Division , DSTL
    Johnathan Russell

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Former Commanding Officer of the Infantry Trials and Develoment Unit, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Holder

    Senior Infantry Capabilities Integration Officer , United States Marine Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Holder

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun

    Commandant, US Army Northern Warfare Training Center
    Lieutenant Colonel Michael Braun

    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

    Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
    Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Potyka

    Senior Officer of Infantry Section, Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development and Planning Division , Czech Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Petr  Potyka

    Major Chris Jose

    Dismounted STA Requirements Manager, UK MoD
    Major Chris Jose

    Major Daniel Thibodeau

    Project Director ISSP, Canadian Forces
    Major Daniel Thibodeau

    Major David Stone

    Command and Battlespace Management Requirements Manager, UK MoD
    Major David Stone

    Major Jamie Murphy

    Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, Capabilities Integration Officer , United States Marine Corps
    Major Jamie Murphy

    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor

    Head of Project section Weapons, Optics and Electronic Warfare, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency
    Major Rune Nesland-Steinor

    Mark Richter

    Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (MERS) Marine Corps Systems Command, US Marine Corps
    Mark Richter

    Olaf Aul

    Head of Systems Engineering Soldier Systems and Network Solutions, Rheinmetall Electronics
    Olaf  Aul

    Scott J Featherman

    Business Development Manager, BlackBox Biometrics Inc
    Scott J Featherman

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

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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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