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Following the highly successful inaugural event in 2016, the SMi Group are proud to announce the second annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2017 which will take place in London on 28th-29th June 2017

Both within the conventional and asymmetrical environments, armoured vehicle lethality has always (and continues to offer), a vital means of boosting the combat effectiveness of ground forces. However, it is our belief that this conference is particularly timely. As the US Army increases its presence of heavy armour in Europe to the highest levels seen in years, there is a need to develop offensive assets and the deterrence capabilities that the armoured vehicle provides. In recent years hostile actors have increased their own combat vehicles protection, armament and fires to near peer status. There is therefore a need to re-examine and access the effectiveness of NATO fighting vehicle offensive capability and means of countering threats.

As the only conference of its type dedicated to this area, Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems will discuss the doctrine, concepts of operation, training and technologies at the heart of armoured vehicle lethality.

Drawing on experiences from previous operations and ongoing activity in the capability development space, future requirements will be presented and discussed. Importantly, to increase awareness of the technologies and capabilities that might be leveraged, an examination of the latest weapon systems, vehicle configurations, smart munitions, fire control, targeting, simulation and autonomous technology, shall be just some of the areas covered.
 

• Provide a platform for the advancement of armoured vehicles offensive capability, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are enhancing combat effectiveness
• Gain an update on strategic partners respective armoured vehicle programmes
• Deliberate key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations
 

Military

• Armoured and mechanised infantry commanders
• Armoured capability development
• Heads of lethality
• Heads of mounted close combat
• Weapon system programme managers
• Armoured vehicle programme managers
• Weapon system support and engineering
• Ammunition technicians

Industry and Research

• Weapon systems
• Smart and programmable munitions
• Fire control, range finding and battle management systems
• Optronics and target acquisition

Previous Attendees Include:

Armoured Trials and Development Unit (British Army); Army HQ;; Brazilian Army; Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; Curtiss Wright; DE&S; DGA; DSTL; DSTL, UK MOD; FN Herstal; HM forces; Kongsberg; Lockheed Martin; Meggitt; Microflown Avisa; Nexter Group; Nexter Systems; NSPA; OCCAR; Orbital ATK; Ordnance Test Solutions Ltd; OTS Ltd; Pearson Engineering; Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH; Thales Communications & Security; The Armoured Trials and Development Unit; The Shephard Group; Turkish MOD; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre; Wittenstein Motion Control Gmb H;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence

9:10 Progress Update on US Army Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy

Major Andrew Forney

Major Andrew Forney, Strategist and Capability Integrator, Manoeuver Branch, Capability Integration Centre, United States Army

• U.S. Army evaluation of trends in the current operational environment and projection of effects in the future
• The place of land fires and manoeuvre in the multi-domain battle space
• Key areas prioritised for development to counter hostiles near peer status
• Plans for collaboration with procurement to fill capability gaps

9:50 Developing Versatile Offensive Capability to Overcome Future Threats to Mounted Forces

Dr Mike Dalzell

Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat , British Army

• An overview of the changing threat environment
• Areas of focus for the British Army
• Future plans for armament and lethality development for mounted close combat

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Transitioning Requirements to Systems-Prototyping the US Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle

Colonel Mike Smith

Colonel Mike Smith , TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army

• Capturing operational requirements to deliver more capability in smaller packages to a formation
• Looking at lethal and non-lethal options in both manned and unmanned systems to deliver formation effects
• Incorporating public-private partnerships as a cornerstone of technological development and innovation
• Developing system-level Prototypes to soldiers for realistic assessment
• Using prototyping to shorten the acquisition timeline while improving outcomes

11:40 Session Reserved for Sponsor

12:20 Current and Future Slovenian Development of Land Armament within the Combat Vehicle Fleet

Mr Miha Matek

Mr Miha Matek, Head of Project Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

• Current fighting vehicle capabilities
 o Subsystems
 o Weapon systems
• Approaches to integration of new technology/equipment
• Future plans and timelines

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Capability Development Requirements for Future Armoured Fires and Manouvre

• Lessons learnt from the counter insurgency environment of the past 10 years
• Resurgence of the need to prepare for conventional armoured warfare
• Future capability areas for development to ensure a versatile armoured fighting force
• Informal question and answer session

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence

Colonel Jim Jenkins

Colonel Jim Jenkins, Director of Science, Technology and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps

Dr Mike Dalzell

Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat , British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru

Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru, Deputy Director of Artillery, Plans Division, Finnish Army

14:40 Composite Rubber Track: Operate at Reach, Lower Logistic Need and Fight for Longer

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan, Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE

• An overview of the composite rubber track system
• Survivability benefits:
  o Noise & vibration (troops fight for longer)
  o Durability & maintainability
  o Vehicle weight & manoeuvrability 
  o Ammunition & electronics
  o Low logistic support & life cycle costs
• Challenges for integration and maintainability

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 The Advanced Mortar System AMOS-Doctrine-How The Finnish Army uses AMOS

Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru

Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru, Deputy Director of Artillery, Plans Division, Finnish Army

• Description of the AMOS-FIN system
• An overview of current unit organisation
• Description of tactics and techniques for operating the system
• Operational use of the system

16:30 Future Danish Army Development of Mobile Indirect Fire Support

Major Michael Johnsson

Major Michael Johnsson, Head of Guns and Mortars, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre

• Current capabilities of the Royal Danish Army's existing M109A3 155 mm self-propelled howitzers
• Key areas for development, enhancement of range, precision and lethality
• Requirements and plans for replacement of the M109A3 legacy system

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence

9:10 Enhancing Combat Effectiveness through Integrated Human Machine Teaming

Colonel Jim Jenkins

Colonel Jim Jenkins, Director of Science, Technology and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps

• An overview of the USMC’s Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration Program
• Problems associated with traditional man in the loop systems that require direct control
• Striving toward integrated autonomous systems that can work alongside and support the warfighter
• Potential implications for targeting/lethality and the boosting of combat effectiveness
 

9:50 Ongoing Development of Sensors and Weapon Systems within the Spanish Army's Pizarro Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado

Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado, Head of Pizarro Program, Procurement and Weapons Directorate, Spanish Ministry of Defence

• Role of Pizarro in support of Spanish Army mechanised infantry
• Feedback from operations and recent test and evaluation
• Current targeting, fire control, battle management and armament systems integrated into the vehicle
• Future plans for development and integration of new capabilities into the platform: A focus on sensors and weapon

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Armoured Centre’s Approach to Weapon System Training for AFV Crews

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake, Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Technical Training School, British Army

• Adequately preparing the British Army’s AFV crews for the contemporary operational environment: Strategies and priorities
• Training practices for gunnery, deliberating fusion between both live and synthetic exercises
• Preparation for the integration of complex new platforms and weapon systems into the British Army’s armoured vehicle fleet

11:40 Session Reserved for Sponsor

12:20 Current Challenges and Future Solutions for AFV Direct Fire Gunnery Training

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jonny Ormerod

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces

• The story so far: The evolution of AFV gunnery training
• Current challenges and opportunities
• What might the future look like?

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Acquisition & Through Life Cycle Support of Armoured Vehicles and Anti-Armour Weapon Systems: Key Aspects from the NSPA

Mr Giorgio Scappaticci

Mr Giorgio Scappaticci, Head of Weapons Systems and Equipment Support, NSPA

• Long Term Cooperative Support for Anti-Armour Missiles: Case Studies for new and legacy systems
- TOW Support case, how we were able to support it for 40 years from basic to ITAS
- Spike Support: New system with different challenges and support model
• Approaches to Missile’s service life extension
- Different cases in which life extension worked out (TOW, Stinger, Hellfire, Spike). Advice for new missile acquisition


 

14:40 Army Research Laboratory’s Analysis of Current and Future Combat Vehicle Lethality

Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

Dr Jeffrey Zabinski, Director, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Army Research Laboratory , United States Army

• An overview of the focus of the ARL Survivability/Lethality Directorate
• Combat systems analyses and modeling analysis support for development of enhanced lethality
• Methodologies for Future Force and Current Operations
• MUVES-S2 for current analyses and development of the next generation SLV model MUVES 3

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Safety considerations for Integrating Future DAS Architectures with Armoured Vehicles

Dr Aditya Deshpande

Dr Aditya Deshpande, Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre

• Brief on VRC
• Future DAS Requirements (utilising other vehicle sensors with DAS)
• Brief on Generic Vehicle Architecture Approach (GVA/NGVA)
• Safety considerations for integrating DAS with Generic Vehicle Architecture
• Certifying DAS systems with a novel Modular Safety Case approach (SOLID)

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence
Colonel Jim Jenkins

Colonel Jim Jenkins

Director of Science, Technology and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps
Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado

Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado

Head of Pizarro Program, Procurement and Weapons Directorate, Spanish Ministry of Defence
Dr Mike Dalzell

Dr Mike Dalzell

Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat , British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake

Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Technical Training School, British Army
Major Michael Johnsson

Major Michael Johnsson

Head of Guns and Mortars, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre

Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence
Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson

Colonel Jim Jenkins

Director of Science, Technology and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps
Colonel Jim Jenkins

Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado

Head of Pizarro Program, Procurement and Weapons Directorate, Spanish Ministry of Defence
Colonel Jose María Gonzalez Casado

Colonel Mike Smith

TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army
Colonel Mike Smith

Dr Aditya Deshpande

Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre
Dr Aditya Deshpande

Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

Director, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Army Research Laboratory , United States Army
Dr Jeffrey Zabinski

Dr Mike Dalzell

Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat , British Army
Dr Mike Dalzell

Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jonny Ormerod

SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jonny Ormerod

Lieutenant Colonel Amado Sanchez

Chief, Manoeuvre Branch, Manoeuvre, Aviation, and Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre, United States Army
Lieutenant Colonel Amado Sanchez

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake

Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Technical Training School, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake

Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru

Deputy Director of Artillery, Plans Division, Finnish Army
Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major Andrew Forney

Strategist and Capability Integrator, Manoeuver Branch, Capability Integration Centre, United States Army
Major Andrew Forney

Major Michael Johnsson

Head of Guns and Mortars, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre
Major Michael Johnsson

Mr Giorgio Scappaticci

Head of Weapons Systems and Equipment Support, NSPA
Mr Giorgio Scappaticci

Mr Miha Matek

Head of Project Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Mr Miha Matek

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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.

 

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SOUCY DEFENSE is a world leader in rubber band track (RBT) technology, which enhances mobility, protection & sustainment for Armoured Fighting Vehicles. RBT are up to 50% lighter than steel tracks and allow the addition of more armour and protection, RBT improve acceleration, top speed and breaking distance and will generate up to 70% less vibration, thus increasing the life of ammunition and electronics and improving troop's readiness. RBT added-values are noise reduction, which in turn improves communication effectiveness and allows the vehicle to be stealthier at the lowest tactical level. The reduction in rolling resistance provides a fuel saving of up to 30%, RBT are designed and developed to be virtually maintenance free and to create considerable Operational and Life Cycle Cost savings.

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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.

 

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