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NEW DATES : 20th and 21st September 2021 | London - Venue TBC

SMi Group is proud to present the inaugural Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems meeting, convening in September 2021

With the rate of technological innovations and applications only growing, power management considerations for the armoured vehicles of the future remains a vital component in maintaining the operational capacity of the world's armed forces. Power systems underpin a vast swathe of performance measures for armoured vehicles, both mechanically and electronically.

Initially, this can manifest through enhancing powertrains to maintain the efficiency and manoeuvrability of vehicles that are often considerably heavier than when designs were made, through improving current performance or developing new hardware. Further to this, the auxiliary electrical requirements of vehicles that resemble command and control hubs is significant. The development and integration of advanced C4I systems, to guarantee situational awareness in degraded environments, the application of power-hungry active protection systems to overcome the physical limits to traditional armour, and the future of Directed Energy Weapons, are all highly power-sensitive systems that offer a significant strain to traditional architectures.

As the only conference of its kind, Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems, will provide unique briefings on the efforts being made to enhance current armoured vehicle performance, as well as an exploration of the developments and innovations being made in an effort to guarantee the long-term effectiveness of future forces. Briefings will include insights into vehicle architecture, powertrain considerations and developments, the electrification of future platforms, and the methods being employed that will power the system of systems required for operational excellence.

Discuss a diverse range of topics including; the current challenges and future plans for enhanced drivetrain performance, maintaining the capacity of increasingly power-sensitive systems, and enhancing situational awareness, survivability and lethality through greater access to technological innovations

Explore how technological advances will allow for drastically enhanced performance for future armoured vehicles, as platform electrification moves closer to reality, and software developments allow for superior survivability and C4ISR capabilities

Hear from the leading vendors and OEMs, as they discuss the mechanical and electrical architecture of the platforms that will define mechanised operations, both now and in the years to come

An unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with the military and industry decision makers for armoured vehicle power systems and the experts who will define the future of the technology, as they map the path ahead to securing the long-term operational capacity of armoured units
 

Power management is the driving force behind all levels of armoured vehicle performance and capability. As such, the ability to maintain sufficient power supply is an important consideration for all aspects of professionals in the field. Individuals with an area of focus on; drivetrains, survivability, mobility, situational awareness, command and control, and lethality will all have a direct interest in the ability to provide the requisite amount of power to the software and technology being applied to platforms across the board. Platform manufacturers, system providers, senior engineers, buyers and end users, requirements and capabilities personnel and more will all have a stake in the content to be discussed

Below is a list of those who have attended previous Future Armoured Vehicles events from within the SMi portfolio:

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; AeroGlow International; Armoured Trials & Development Unit (ATDU); ASELSAN; Australian Army; BAE Systems Hägglunds; British Army; British Army - Capability Directorate; CES Advanced Composites and Defense Technologies Inc.; Collins Aerospace; Czech Military Research Institute; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl); DELL; Department for International Trade; Dstl; DSTL, UK MoD; ELTA Systems; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Embassy of Ukraine; FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; Frost and Sullivan; General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH; General Dynamics Land Systems; General Dynamics Land Systems - Mowag; Ghana High Commission; Hensoldt GmbH; IMI; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Instro Precision Ltd; Italian Embassy; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KCD Resources Ltd; KME; Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG; Leonardo; Leonardo Defence Systems; Leonardo DRS; Lockheed Martin U K; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD; NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Staff; NP Aerospace Ltd; Pardus Defence & Security Ltd; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria; Pearson Engineering Limited; Permali Gloucester Ltd.; Plasan Sasa Ltd; QinetiQ; Rada Industries; Rafael; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; Rheinmetall Protection Systems Gmbh; Soucy Defense Division; Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI; Swedish Land Warfare Centre; Thales UK; The Royal United Services Institute; Thinke Company Ltd; TriCIS Ltd; Tubitak Sage ; UAE GHQ; UK Armed Forces; UK MoD; Undersecretariat for Defence Industry ; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

9:10 Exploring and Exploiting Power Technologies for UK Mounted Close Combat

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

• Challenges in power management in our new generation of fighting vehicles
• Requirement setting and offerings in armoured vehicle power trains
• Future growth and demand for power in our mounted close combat manned and wingman technologies

9:50 Enhancing Future Armoured Vehicle Capabilities through Exploiting Innovative Electric Drive System Solutions

Mr William Suttie

Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, Land Platforms Group, DSTL, UK MoD

• Future concepts to exploit the benefits of electric drive solutions
• Investigating advanced running gear solutions to maximise wheeled vehicle capabilities
• Optimsing fuel efficiency, mobility and survivability through the application of innovative technologies
• Power generation, storage and management

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

11:40 Integration of Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) systems into military vehicles within RBSL

• Enhancing the capability of wheeled and tracked vehicles through electrification of the powertrain
• Optimising the vehicle propulsion system to provide greater performance and extended operational effectivity
• Integration challenges of incorporating an electric drivetrain into wheeled and tracked vehicles
• The Green agenda – political / societal / recruitment
• Reduction in cost of ownership, reduction in volume of diesel and costs savings to logistic chain
• Performance improvements of HED: acceleration, weight reduction
• Impacts on Supportability and other DLODs

Mr Iain Fletcher

Mr Iain Fletcher, Heavy Armour Platform Manager, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

Dr Marcus Potter

Dr Marcus Potter, Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Enabling Beyond Next-Generation Vehicle Platform Technologies to Support the Future Warfighter

Dr Mike Kweon

Dr Mike Kweon, VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, US Army

• Shaping the vision of the future battlefield through next-generation propulsion and power
• Creating all-electric manned-unmanned and exclusively unmanned teams
• Maximising nascent on-board applications to enhance C4I, lethality and survivability traits of armored platforms

14:00 The Arrival of Electric Drive for UK Armour and how Developments will Shape Capabilities

Mr Sebastian Dick

Mr Sebastian Dick, Senior Engineer, Advanced Products and Services – Electric Propulsion and Drives, QinetiQ

• Designing and developing innovative hub-drive units for wheeled armoured vehicles
• Incorporating E-X-Drive to increase powertrain performance, reduce size and weight and allow for “silent-watch” capabilities
• Enhancing mobility and survivability while reducing weight through replacing conventional power-packs based on mechanical transmissions.
 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Assessing the Future of Armoured Vehicle Mobility through the Application of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Mr John Economou*

Mr John Economou*, Deputy Head of Centre for Defence Engineering, Cranfield University

• Making use of innovative battery power for maximum mobility, survivability and lethality
• The onset of electric and hybrid-electric power and changes to future operating environments
• Enhancing the efficiency of existing propulsion systems for immediate result

15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Maximising Future Armoured Vehicle Capabilities by Embracing Alternative Power Solutions

  • Electric drive as a means of extending operational reach
  • Reducing heat and sound signatures through silent-drive and improving survivability
  • Prioritising reliability and maintainability of systems in the field
  • The importance of sufficient and consistent power supply to onboard systems to reduce compromise and the need for selectivity
  • The future of armour in the field
  • Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos, Spanish 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme Manager, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    Dr Mike Kweon

    Dr Mike Kweon, VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, US Army

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

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

    9:10 Enhancing Spanish Armour Capabilities through the Integration of Advanced Onboard Power Supply Systems

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos, Spanish 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme Manager, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    • Developing and applying new onboard electrical power supplies to maximise subsystem performance
    • Auxiliary power requirements for the introduction of a mission system based on STANAG 4754
    • Providing an open vehicle architecture to allow for future growing capability
    • Ensuring reliability of new systems to maximise long-term viability

    9:50 Hybrid-Electric Drive as a Key Component of Improved Combat Vehicle Performance

    • Improving key performance measures of armoured vehicles through the development and integration of advanced propulsion solutions
    • Improving survivability signatures through high performance drive capabilities and the impact on operational reach
    • Maximising efficiency and reliability to reduce the logistics burden of deployed mechanized units

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

    Mr Daniel Engblom

    Mr Daniel Engblom, Technical Project Manager, BAE Systems Hägglunds

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Armoured Vehicle Propulsion Beyond Fossil Fuels

  • Developing innovative solutions to improve the reliability, efficiency and overall performance of the armoured vehicle
  • Minimising obstacles to effectiveness such as the fuel logistics burden through improved efficiency
  • How will the application of developing technologies - such as all electric architecture or fuel cells - enhance capabilities
  • The potential of alternative means of renewable energy for auxiliary power generation
  • Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, Land Platforms Group, DSTL, UK MoD

    Dr Marcus Potter

    Dr Marcus Potter, Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

    Mr Sebastian Dick

    Mr Sebastian Dick, Senior Engineer, Advanced Products and Services – Electric Propulsion and Drives, QinetiQ

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 The Future of Armoured Vehicle Propulsion Systems - Virtual Development as enabler for enhanced vehicles performance and overmatching operational capabilities

    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff

    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff, Vice President & General Manager, Special Purpose Powertrain, AVL List GmbH

    • Potentials and challenges for future powertrain systems
    • Definition of future requirements
    • Architecture selection process and virtual performance simulation

    14:00 Maximising Performance of the ASCOD Armoured Fighting Vehicle through the Integration of Innovative Propulsion Solutions

    Mr Carlos Gil*

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

    • Applying electric hybrid-drive systems to maximise vehicle mobility and operational capacity
    • Combining high power auxiliary drive systems with existing powertrains for improved efficiency and propulsion
    • Improving on board subsystem performance through enhanced auxiliary supply

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Potential Contributions of Fuel Cells to Future Armoured Vehicle Power Systems

    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Dr Carsten Cremers, Team Leader Fuels Cells, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

    • Fuels and fuel cell technologies for use onboard of armoured vehicles
    • Fuel cells as APU
    • Current developments in heavy duty fuel cell drivetrains

    15:50 Powertrain electrification: technology transfer opportunities from the automotive sector

    Professor Aldo Sorniotti

    Professor Aldo Sorniotti, Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, University of Surrey

    • Electrified powertrain architectures
    • Multiple electric motors
    • Advanced powertrain control
    • Performance and energy efficiency benefits
    • Technology transfer opportunities from the automotive sector

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

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

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    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Spanish 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme Manager, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Team Leader Fuels Cells, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
    Dr Marcus Potter

    Dr Marcus Potter

    Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
    Dr Mike Kweon

    Dr Mike Kweon

    VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Daniel Engblom

    Mr Daniel Engblom

    Technical Project Manager, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Iain Fletcher

    Mr Iain Fletcher

    Heavy Armour Platform Manager, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
    Mr Sebastian Dick

    Mr Sebastian Dick

    Senior Engineer, Advanced Products and Services – Electric Propulsion and Drives, QinetiQ
    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie

    Technical Authority, Land Platforms Group, DSTL, UK MoD
    Professor Aldo Sorniotti

    Professor Aldo Sorniotti

    Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, University of Surrey
    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff

    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff

    Vice President & General Manager, Special Purpose Powertrain, AVL List GmbH

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Former Head of Force Protection, British Army
    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Spanish 8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicle Programme Manager, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Manuel De Hoyos

    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Team Leader Fuels Cells, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
    Dr Carsten Cremers

    Dr Marcus Potter

    Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
    Dr Marcus Potter

    Dr Mike Kweon

    VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Vehicle Technology Directorate, Army Research Lab, US Army
    Dr Mike Kweon

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Page

    Mr Dan Lindell

    Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Dan Lindell

    Mr Daniel Engblom

    Technical Project Manager, BAE Systems Hägglunds
    Mr Daniel Engblom

    Mr Iain Fletcher

    Heavy Armour Platform Manager, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
    Mr Iain Fletcher

    Mr Sebastian Dick

    Senior Engineer, Advanced Products and Services – Electric Propulsion and Drives, QinetiQ
    Mr Sebastian Dick

    Mr William Suttie

    Technical Authority, Land Platforms Group, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr William Suttie

    Professor Aldo Sorniotti

    Professor in Advanced Vehicle Engineering, University of Surrey
    Professor Aldo Sorniotti

    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff

    Vice President & General Manager, Special Purpose Powertrain, AVL List GmbH
    Professor Dr Gerhard Skoff

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    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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