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SMi Group is proud to announce the second Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference will be held in London from the 3rd - 4th April 2019.

The only event specifically dedicated to robotics and autonomy for the land environment, RAS 2019 will give you essential insight into the development and implementation of  Unmanned Ground Vehicles across international military  organisations.

In 2018 we hosted leading briefings from the British Army, Israeli Defence Forces, DGA, USMC, US Army as well as industry such as Endeavor Robotics, QinetiQ, Safran and IAI.

With a unique focus on situational awareness, lethality, maneuverability, survivability  and sustainability, Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems is the only event in 2019 which will enable you to return to your defence force with the latest information and contacts in this ever evolving market place.

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2018 is the perfect occasion to meet the most informed and world-renowned experts in the field of autonomous and robotic technologies. Attend the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

  • Benefit from updates delivered by experts coming from the most forward thinking nations in the fields of military robotics and autonomous systems
  • We provide a platform for the advancement of robotics and autonomous technologies, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Hear from the very latest development programmes in the field of military robotics and autonomous technologies
  • Discuss how MRAS enhances lethality, survivability, manoeuvrability, sustainability, and situational awareness
  • Explore land force interoperability and collaboration in the industry and military
  • Attend the conference along with leading researchers, scientists, academics, and military figures

Arconic; Army Research Laboratory; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Land (UK); British Army; Chatham House; DE&S; DE&S MOD; Defence & Security Organisation; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S); DGA; DIT DSO Export Support Team; DoD, US Army; Dstl; Elbit Systems Land and C4I; Endeavor Robotics; FFIE (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment); Finnish Defence Forces; FNSS Defense Systems; FOI; High Commission of India; Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH; HMS 2030; IAI / Malat; IHS Janes; IMP Castle Associates Limited; International Committee of the Red Cross ; Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd; Israeli Defence Forces; Italian Institute of Technology; Iveco Defence Vehicles; KCL; Kratos Defense; Ministerstvo obrany; MoD DE&S; MoD The Netherlands; Naval Research Laboratory (NRL); Nexter Robotics; Pearson Engineering Limited; Qinetiq; Rheinmetall Canada inc; Rheinmetall Electronics; Roketsan Missiles Inc.; Saab Dynamics; Safran Group; Shephard Media; Soucy Defence; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; TARDEC, TACOM US Army; The Undersecretariat For Defence Industries; Thinke Company Ltd; UK MoD; UKTI DSO; US Army; USMC Warfighting Laboratory; Vetronics Research Centre; Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Watairpoll Ltd; YANMAR R&D EUROPE SRL;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

9:00 Robotic Autonomous Systems Technology and Developments in the British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army

  • Maximising RAS capabilities in improving overall situational awareness, force protection, lethality, sustainability and manoeuvrability
  • Current developments and challenges of integrating RAS systems in manned missions
  • Updates from the Army Warfighting Experiment (Autonomous Warrior Land 18)
  • 9:30 The US Army in the Age of Autonomy: Enhancing Ground Combat Capabilities Through Robotic Systems

    Brigadier General Vincent  F. Malone

    Brigadier General Vincent F. Malone, Deputy Commanding General CCDC & Senior Commander Natick Soldier Center, US Army

  • The US Army’s roadmap to integrating battlefield robotics and autonomous systems
  • Transforming dismounted and mounted soldier capabilities through robotics: mobility, burden reduction, situational awareness, and lethality
  • Challenges in developing effective autonomous systems to meet the requirements of 21st century warfare
  • The need for effective testing and development of robotic systems, to help deliver a more lethal soldier and more effective soldier squad
  • 10:00 FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems: Poised for a Collaborative Future

    Mr Sean Bielat

    Mr Sean Bielat , Head of FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems, FLIR

  • Future battlefields will rely more on “unmanned-unmanned” teaming between air- ground- and sea-based systems
  • With recent acquisitions, FLIR is now a leader in unmanned systems
  • Moving from sensors to intelligent sensing to integrated solutions– FLIR’s Unmanned Systems business will drive organic growth for the company
  • Endeavor/FLIR UGS is leading the way to build more autonomy, AI and open-architecture into its robots
  • 10:30 Enhanced robotic modularity: exploitation of sustainable RAS

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army CCDC Ground Vehicles Center

  • Analysing the advantages of using modular robotics for multiple combat scenarios
  • Enhancing the use of modular robotics for increased sustainability
  • Future advancements and gains from man-unmanned teaming
  • The use of the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS)
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Modern technologies will disrupt the future battlefield- are we ready?

  • Investing in new capabilities that seek to incorporate advances and breakthroughs in areas of potential disruptive technology such as artificial intelligence (AI), digitalisation, robotics, machine learning and autonomy, and human enhancement
  • Ethical, legal, political and societal constraints in the rapid development of, and assessing the risks and potential impact of new emerging technologies
  • Overcoming environments that are not permissive of a rapid uptake of new cutting-edge technologies in national or collective security and defence
  • Professor Mart Noorma

    Professor Mart Noorma, Science and Development Director, Milrem

    12:00 Maximising Counter-IED capacity in the British Army through RAS

    Major Martin Laverack

    Major Martin Laverack, Requirements Manager, Special Projects and Counter Measures (SPSCM), DE&S, UK MoD

  • Current British Army integration of C-IED systems
  • RAS survivability in hazardous environments and future developments
  • Challenges in the integration of C-IED RAS and maximising efficiency
  • 12:30 Composite Rubber Track - Tomorrow’s mobility solutions

  • Re-evaluating the impact of steel tracks
  • How the provision of rubber tracks can meet the operational challenges of MRAS mobility
  • Meeting MRAS challenges: implications of unmanned-optionally manned systems, managing the stresses of vibration, lowering the logistic tail, reduced maintenance, survivability
  • Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan

    Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan, Business Development Director Defense Division – UK & APAC, Soucy Defence

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Challenging interactions between soldiers and unmanned ground vehicles with new AI advances

    Dr Christophe Guettier

    Dr Christophe Guettier, Head of Systems Research and Technology, Safran Group

  • Ensuring effective and safe tactical deployments of UGV and UAVs in current and future operations
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) architectures, human robotic/interactions are still focused on interface modalities
  • Managing human/robotics interactions  intelligently, depending on temporal, causal and environmental data and the impact on safety
  • Mixed initiative decision making for better control mission execution
  • AI techniques for mixed user/operator interactions and recent development of machine learning
     
  • 14:30 Robotic Complex Breach Concept: the use of multiple RAS systems

    Major Gareth Morris

    Major Gareth Morris, US Army Exchange Officer, Maneuver Battle Lab, Maneuver Center of Excellence

  • Demonstrating the breach techniques used during the Robotic Complex Breach Concept
  • Lessons learned from implementing multiple systems for one operation
  • Enhancing soldier survivability through robotic breaches with enhanced situational awareness
  • 15:00 Tactical IP MESH Wireless Networking for Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Mr Rob Garth

    Mr Rob Garth, Director of Products, Video & Broadcast, Domo Tactical Communications (DTC)

  • COFDM IP Mesh Fundamentals
  • Mesh for Video and Sensor data transmission
  • Mesh for Vehicle Command and Control
  • Use cases
  • Alternative communication architectures
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Autonomous Systems Overview in the Turkish Army

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan  Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry

  • Current developments and novel approaches to the requirements of the combat zone
  • Introducing new unmanned ground vehicles classification by SSB/Users
  • National abilities about unmanned systems
  • Integrated firepower and situational awareness capabilities for unmanned ground vehicles

     

  • 16:30 Enhancing Dismounted Soldier Operations with Military RAS

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor, Former Commander ITDU & Director, Pardus Defence & Security Ltd

  • Autonomous systems and dismounted soldier operations
  • Lightening the load and increasing mobility
  • Enhancing situational awareness for the dismounted soldier
  • Challenges in matching new technology  with soldier requirements
  • 17:00 Maximising artificial intelligence for increased robotic autonomy

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces

  • Current usage of AI for enhanced manoeuvrability in hazardous environments
  • Enhanced AI usage in the Finnish armed forces
  • Capitalising on AI for increased autonomy for land robotics
  • 17:30 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

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    9:00 Strengthening manoeuvrability and sustainability of last mile operations with robotics and autonomous systems: Coalition Assured Autonomous Resupply (CAAR)

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Peter Stockel, Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, DSTL, UK MoD

  • The current position and assessments of CAAR
  • Integration challenges for RAS use in a coalition scenario
  • Enhancing RAS capabilities to maximise manoeuvrability of resupply missions
  • Supporting logistics and survivability: reducing risks to military personnel and increasing efficiency of last mile logistics.
  • 9:30 Optimising soldier manoeuvrability through RAS implementation in force operations

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon St John

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon St John, Product Lead Robotic Combat Vehicle, PM NGCV, US Army

  • Enhanced soldier manoeuvrability advancements in the Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team
  • Optimising manoeuvrability in unrestricted, restricted and dense urban terrain
  • Enhancing manoeuvrability to allow soldiers to deliver decisive lethality during combined arms manoeuvres.
  • 10:00 RAS - Opportunities & Risk from the Perspective of the German Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Löwer

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Löwer, Operations Research Modeling & Simulation Analyst, German Army

  • Evaluating the current and future use of RAS in the Bundeswehr
  • Increasing MRAS development in the Bundeswehr
  • Challenges to the future adoption of MRAS in the Bundeswehr
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Ensuring survivability: RAS deployment in dangerous environments

    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Major Martijn Hadicke, Commander Robot Autonomous Systems Cell, Royal Netherlands Army

  • Working agreements between human soldiers and intelligent military machines
  • Goal oriented reasoning for autonomous task execution by intelligent machines
  • 11:30 Project Minerva: enhancing soldier survivability through CBRN detection

    Mr Andy Martin

    Mr Andy Martin, Minerva Technical Authority , DSTL, UK MoD

  • Advancements in the use of RAS for CBRN detection
  • Increasing capacity and decreasing training burdens
  • Enhancing survivability of soldiers and RAS systems through the effective monitoring of CBRN
  • 12:00 Optimising MRAS usage in challenging climate in the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Major Per Kleiven

    Major Per Kleiven, Senior Officer Investments, Plan Section, Norwegian Army Staff

  • Development of MRAS in cold weather environment, specifically focusing on land robotics
  • Use of MRAS in support of camp/base security
  • Adapting MRAS systems for semi autonomy to manned vehicles
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 UGV Standardisation Concepts an European Defence Agency Strategy

    Professor Elias Stipidis

    Professor Elias Stipidis, Director,, Vetronics Research Centre

  • Assessing approaches to standardisation in UGVs
  • Data standardisation
  • Command and control systems
  • UGV power infrastructures
  • 14:00 Advancing Future ISR Capabilities in Land Robotics

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Mazal

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Mazal, Doctrine Education and Training Branch Chief , NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence

  • Current ISR capabilities
  • Developing sustainability of RAS through the use of modular systems
  • Gaining strategic superiority through improved situational awareness via the use of modular systems
  • 14:30 Spider robot locomotion for UGV exploitation

    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Professor Amir Shapiro, Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

  • Enhancing survivability through ruggedization for different environments
  • Benefits and drawbacks of different robotic systems to improve sustainability, manoeuvrability, situational awareness, lethality and survivability
  • Practical applications for spider robot locomotion in military settings
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Enhancing Human-Machine Teaming for Appropriate Trust, Influence, and Reliance

    Major Aaron Celaya

    Major Aaron Celaya, PhD Student, University of Oxford / U.S. Air Force

  • Identifying potential factors influencing algorithmic aversion and algorithmic over-trust
  • Effective communication of decision confidence for increased trust between humans and algorithmic systems
  • Human-Centric approach to effective AI systems design and implementation
  • 16:00 Cooperative Control: Coordinated Use of Multiple Unmanned Heterogeneous Systems

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin, Reader in GNC, Cranfield University

  • Cooperation of unmanned heterogeneous systems
  • Decision making for multiple unmanned systems
  • Situational awareness improvement
  • Demonstrations in a persistent surveillance and monitoring scenario
  • 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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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Vincent  F. Malone

    Brigadier General Vincent F. Malone

    Deputy Commanding General CCDC & Senior Commander Natick Soldier Center, US Army
    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army CCDC Ground Vehicles Center
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
    Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan

    Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan

    Business Development Director Defense Division – UK & APAC, Soucy Defence
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
    Mr Andy Martin

    Mr Andy Martin

    Minerva Technical Authority , DSTL, UK MoD

    Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Brigadier General Vincent F. Malone

    Deputy Commanding General CCDC & Senior Commander Natick Soldier Center, US Army
    Brigadier General Vincent  F. Malone

    Dr Christophe Guettier

    Head of Systems Research and Technology, Safran Group
    Dr Christophe Guettier

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Reader in GNC, Cranfield University
    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army CCDC Ground Vehicles Center
    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan  Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Former Commander ITDU & Director, Pardus Defence & Security Ltd
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Rob O'Connor

    Lieutenant Colonel Jon St John

    Product Lead Robotic Combat Vehicle, PM NGCV, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Jon St John

    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Löwer

    Operations Research Modeling & Simulation Analyst, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Löwer

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan

    Business Development Director Defense Division – UK & APAC, Soucy Defence
    Major (Ret'd) Kevin Sloan

    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies

    Director, Five Three Alpha
    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies

    Major Aaron Celaya

    PhD Student, University of Oxford / U.S. Air Force
    Major Aaron Celaya

    Major Gareth Morris

    US Army Exchange Officer, Maneuver Battle Lab, Maneuver Center of Excellence
    Major Gareth Morris

    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Commander Robot Autonomous Systems Cell, Royal Netherlands Army
    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Major Martin Laverack

    Requirements Manager, Special Projects and Counter Measures (SPSCM), DE&S, UK MoD
    Major Martin Laverack

    Major Per Kleiven

    Senior Officer Investments, Plan Section, Norwegian Army Staff
    Major Per Kleiven

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Mr Andy Martin

    Minerva Technical Authority , DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Andy Martin

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Rob Garth

    Director of Products, Video & Broadcast, Domo Tactical Communications (DTC)
    Mr Rob Garth

    Mr Sean Bielat

    Head of FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems, FLIR
    Mr Sean Bielat

    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Professor Elias Stipidis

    Director,, Vetronics Research Centre
    Professor Elias Stipidis

    Professor Mart Noorma

    Science and Development Director, Milrem
    Professor Mart Noorma

    Rob O'Connor

    Director Pardus Defence & Security , British Army
    Rob O'Connor

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    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.

    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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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Aselsan

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.aselsan.com.tr

    ASELSAN is a global defense and advanced electronics technology company that designs, develops, manufactures, integrates and supports state-of-the-art products, systems and services for governmental and commercial customers. Headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, ASELSAN is composed of five major business sectors:

    1. Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems Business Sector
    2. Defense Systems Technologies Business Sector
    3. Communications and Information Technologies Business Sector
    4. Microelectronics, Guidance and Electro-Optics Business Sector
    5.Transportation, Security, Energy and Automation Systems Business Sector

    Since its establishment in 1975, ASELSAN has grown steadily to become one of the largest defense companies in the region. ASELSAN’s expertise covers a wide range of applications, including radar, electronic warfare, communications, electro-optics, navigation & avionics, C4ISR, homeland security, naval systems, weapon systems, and traffic & toll collection systems. These activities are performed in three manufacturing facilities located in Ankara, Turkey with a workforce exceeding 4800 employees, over half of which are engineers.

    With a steadily increasing annual turnover approaching the billion dollar benchmark in 2012, ASELSAN has earned itself a sustainable place in the “Top 100 Defense Companies” listings published by prestigious journals. ASELSAN’s focus on innovation and R&D has significantly helped to strengthen its position in the international arena. ASELSAN allocates on average 7% of its yearly sales to R&D expenditures with dedicated teams of R&D scientists and engineers, empowering its priorities of indigenous design



    Domo Tactical Communications

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.domotactical.com

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) has been at the forefront of innovation for over 50 years, developing leading edge communication technologies for successful operations in demanding environments, where COFDM technologies provide longer range and penetration. As a global leader of wireless communication, DTC works with military, law enforcement, counter-terror units, governments, robotics and autonomous operations and system integrators on key surveillance and communication challenges.

    The rise in global demand for Robotic, Unmanned and Connected systems has created a requirement for innovative, reliable and secure connectivity solutions. DTC are pioneers in the creation of wireless RF Unmanned Communication solutions and have the experience, knowledge and capabilities to assist all areas of industry in meeting these challenges.

    DTC's High Data Rate (HDR) IP Mesh radios enable enhanced range, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) through use of COFDM waveforms. DTC’s mission critical solutions secure, share and communicate real-time video, voice and data to enable Shared Situational Awareness (SSA) on land, on sea, in the water and in the air. DTC’s Cutting-edge Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET) Mesh radio solutions deliver ultra-low latency, end-to-end encryption and are used globally on-board USV, UAV and UGV platforms to support mobile, long range semi-autonomous (man-in-the-loop) and autonomous operations.

    DTC’s passion for innovation keeps us one-step ahead in the rapidly changing and increasingly challenging environments in which we perform whether on the battlefield or the streets of our cities. High performance communication systems enable our customers to securely monitor, communicate and share information with confidence in complex environments and in the most demanding situations.



    Elmo Motion Control UK Ltd

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.elmomc.com

    Driving the World’s Most Critical Missions

    Elmo, a leading provider of cutting-edge motion solutions for more than 30 years o?ers intelligent, easy to implement, ultra-small and rugged servo drives and motion controllers for various harsh environment applications such as drones, UAV, missile guidance, turrets, and naval applications.

    Elmo's harsh environment products can operate in extreme environmental conditions with temperatures ranging from -40° F to +158° F, altitudes of up to 40,000 feet, and high mechanical shocks or intense vibrations up to 14 GRMS. All products have consistently experienced no failures during the HALT test for accelerated temperatures, electrical cycles and thermal shocks, and vibrations. According to Haim Monhait, CEO, “We are proud to be a leader in an age where advanced motion technology is driving some of the world’s most critical missions. Whether it’s for a missile winglet control, a ground turret control, or for an underwater thruster, our servo performance and minimal form factor play a crucial role.”

    The company is headquartered in Israel, employs more than 350 worldwide, and has a dedicated presence in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. For more information visit: www.elmomc.com



    IAI

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.iai.co.il

    IAI is a world leader in both the defence and commercial markets, delivering state-of-the-art technologies and systems in all domains: air, space, land, sea, cyber, homeland security and ISR. Drawing on over 60 years of experience developing and supplying innovative, cutting-edge systems for customers around the world, IAI tailors optimized solutions that respond to the unique security challenges facing each customer. IAI employs its advanced and proven engineering, manufacturing and testing capabilities to develop, produce and support complete systems - from components, sensors and subsystems all the way to large-scale, fully-integrated systems of systems.


    Milrem Robotics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://milremrobotics.com

    Milrem Robotics is an Estonian defence industry company with the primary focus of manufacturing unmanned ground vehicles, developing robotic warfare solutions and performing concept of operations and doctrine level warfare analysis.

    The company was established in 2013, however, has already managed to establish itself as one of the leading companies in their field with their main product – the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle. This unmanned system is a multi-mission platform that can be used for a wide variety of defence applications including: transportation, surveillance and reconnaissance, force multiplier etc.

    Milrem Robotics is based in Tallinn, Estonia.



    Safran Electronics & Defense

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://safran-electronics-defense.com

    Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace, Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

    Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. No.1 in Europe and No.3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications, it is also the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems and the world leader in helicopter flight controls. Operating across the globe, Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries employ 7,600 people in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 600 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.



    Soucy Group

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.soucy-group.com/industry-sectors/defense

    The Soucy Group, a private corporation established for 50 years with more than 1,700 employees over 13 subsidiaries located in North America and Asia, specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) and associated systems. It supplies a variety of components and parts for leading manufacturers of power sport, industrial, agricultural and defense vehicles around the world. Soucy has also developed its own manufacturing equipment and facilities to meet the specific requirements of each application – from ATVs to military vehicles up to 90,000 lbs.

    A world leader in Composite Rubber Track (CRT) systems and products, Soucy International Inc. with his Defense Department brings its expertise and partnership to all major manufacturers (OEMs). Soucy Track™ line of products for agricultural vehicles benefits from a global distribution network with more than 400 dealers in 30 countries and on all continents. In the industrial market, Soucy is the exclusive supplier to two of the three largest manufacturers of tracks for skid-steer loaders. This Group is also renowned as a leader in design and development of parts and accessories for power sports.

    As the leading manufacturer of CRT for Defense purposes, Soucy products meet the highest requirements and are approved by military forces around the world, offering the following advantages and benefits:

    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
    • • Reduced vibration (up to 70%), noise (up to 13dB), thermal signature, braking distance, vehicle weight (up to 50%) and fuel consumption (up to 30-35%).
    • • Reduced vehicle crew fatigue.
    • • Significant reduction in life cycle costs and virtually maintenance free.
    • • Elimination of damage on paved surface.

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    Unmanned Systems Technology Magazine

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    Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is focused entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even through the universe. Published bi-monthly, UST provides independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. Subscribe today!

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    Defence Today

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    http://defencetoday.com

    Defence Today is an online publication covering the latest in global defence and security news, defence intelligence and strategic insight. Terrorism and emerging threats, defence industry coverage, the latest technology developments and emerging platforms and systems. Military equipment profiles and industry showcases. Advertising, press releases and event listings are available.


    Picante

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    PICANTE is a news-publishing website that digests the latest news about technology, entertainment, lifestyle, finance and politics and serves them to you daily. You will find the latest in AI, mobile technology, home-land security, data analytics, fashion, pop & movie culture, political developments and much more. http://www.picante.today/


    Epicos

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    http://www.Epicos.com

    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    Global Military Communications

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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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