Home
overview

Online Access Only Announcement

Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, we have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials, and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information at customerservices@smi-online.co.uk.

SMi Group is proud to announce the third Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference in London, 2nd and 3rd September 2020.

The only event specifically dedicated to robotics in the land environment, MRAS 2020 will give you essential insights into the development and implementation of unmanned and autonomous ground systems from the world’s leading militaries. The topic is becoming increasingly important in discussions about force-generation, force-planning and future acquisition, so it is critical for military professionals and industry experts to understand the rapidly expanding role of military robots within the modern battlespace.

Mirroring the British Army’s five RAS priorities of situational awareness, lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability and sustainability, Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems is the only event in 2020 which will enable you to return to your defence force with the latest information and contacts in a game-changing industry.
 

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020 is the perfect occasion to hear from the most informed and renowned experts in the field of autonomous and robotic technologies. Join the two-day virtual conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

  • The leading international event for senior RAS decision-makers, operators and experts
  • New for 2020: focus on Robotic Platoon Vehicles, autonomy and manned/unmanned teaming; new speakers from the UK, US, Estonia, Sweden and Australia
  • Discover the latest in RAS technology and hear about new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic market
  • Virtual conference benefits include virtual exhibition booths packed with information, networking features to chat and share contact details with other attendees, and virtual meetings and networking socials

Abaco System; Altinay Aerospace and Advanced Technology; Armada International & Asian Military Review; ARMY HQ; Aselsan A.S; Ben Gurion University of the Negev; British Army; CCDC-Atlantic; CEHC; Combat Capabilities Development Command; Combat Capabilities Development Command – Atlantic (CCDC-ATL)/Army Futures Command (AFC); Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center; Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army; Cranfield University; DE&S MOD; Defence Academy; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S); Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; DIT DSO; DMO; DoD; Domo Tactical Communications (DTC); DSTL; Egyptian Defence Office; Elmo Motion Control UK; Export Support Team; EY; Finnish Defence Forces; Five Three Alpha; FLIR Systems, Inc; FMV; FOI; German Army; Gladius Tactical; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Infantry Trials and Development Unit; Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd; Janes Information Group; Maneuver Battle Lab; Microsoft; Milrem; Ministry of Defence; MOD DE&S Future Capability Group; MoD The Netherlands; Moog inc; NDMA; NEXTER-SYSTEMS Head Office; NLD Army; Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation; Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency; Pardus Defence & Security Ltd; Pearson Engineering Ltd; Presidency of Defence Industries; Qinetiq; Radley Consulting; Rheinmetall Canada Inc; Rheinmetall Electronics; SAAB AB; Saab Dynamics; Safran Group; Silvus Technologies, Inc; Soucy Defense Division; Soucy International Inc; UK MoD; Undersecretariat for Defence Industry ; University of Defence; University of Oxford; University of Oxford/Air Force Institute of Technology; US ARMY; US Army Corps of Engineers; USC Institute for Creative Technologies; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

9:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

10:00 British Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Development

Major Luke Wilson

Major Luke Wilson, Land Requirements Manager, Future Capabilities Group, DE&S MOD

  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle mobility
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle trade offs
  • Optionally manned or optionally unmanned by design
     
  • 10:30 Remote Presentation: Australian Army RAS Development and Experimentation

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith, SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Future Land Warfare Branch, Australian Army

  • Australian Army RAS Strategy
  • RAS Experimentation 2019
  • Challenges in RAS
  • 11:00 Estonian Approach to Enhance Manoeuvrability and Lethality of Light Infantry with RAS

    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik, Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces

  • Overview of Estonian RAS program
  • Mixing manned and unmanned – examples of use cases
  • RAS implications on TTP-s – challenges and preliminary outcomes
     
  • 11:30 Morning Break

    12:00 Moving From Technology Experimentation to a Future Vision of RAS for Land Forces

    Mr Keith Mallon

    Mr Keith Mallon, Campaign Manager - Land Autonomy, QinetiQ

  • Broadening our vision of Robotic and Autonomous Systems and how it can be applied to a range of tactical functions
  • Understanding how we want to fight in the future and what that means for developing RAS capabilities
  • Prioritising information architectures to connect RAS technologies
     
  • 12:30 Army Warfighting Experiment: Creating a Space for Innovation and Testing

    Mr Jamie Woodsend

    Mr Jamie Woodsend, Principal Air Autonomy Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

  • Lessons from creating the most effective test environment for robotics through the Army Warfighting Experiment 18
  • Strategies for involving industry in exercises and testing
  • Future improvements and plans for robust robotics testing in the field
     
  • 13:00 Lunch Break

    13:30 US Army Robotics Requirements Branch: Leading the Way in Long-Term RAS Strategy

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist (Robotics ST), US Army

  • US Army efforts transitioning from Logistics Pull Bots to Combat Point Bots.
  • Efforts to leverage Artificial Intelligence Enhancing Decision Support Speed for Decisive Action.
  • Progress in Architecture, Modular Software, and Development Pipeline Approach.
     
  • 14:00 Pushing the Boundaries of Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics

    Mr Craig Gaukroger

    Mr Craig Gaukroger , Regional Sales Manager, Elmo Motion Control UK

  • Autonomous platforms for the military not only need utterly reliable and total dependable motion and drive systems but significant embedded functionality too
  • Elmo Motion will demonstrate their COTS solutions that provide equipment developers with the capabilities to provide modern fighting forces with best of class performance with ultra-miniature, feature-rich, extreme environment proven, ITAR free, servo motion systems for track drive, manipulator deployment, stabilised pan & tilt and/or gimbal operation
  • Super-efficient with negligible EMI and amazing power density that maximises deployment over land, sea and air
  • 14:30 Afternoon Break

    15:00 Session Reserved for Milrem

    Mr Kuldar Vaarsi

    Mr Kuldar Vaarsi, CEO, Milrem

    15:30 US Army Robotics Update

    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, US Army Futures Command

  • Current status of US Army Robotics
  • Improving Small Unit Lethality, Mobility, Protection, and Situational Awareness
  • Near Term Robotics Timeline
  • Foreign and US Industry Opportunities
  • 16:00 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

    9:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    10:00 Realising UK RAS Objectives through R&D

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Peter Stockel, Fellow – Autonomous Systems & Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

  • RAS and prototype warfare R&D innovation
  • UK progress and experiences in realising RAS-enabled tactical logistics
  • Making it real – RAS challenges
  • 10:30 Autonomous Systems and Unmanned Vehicles Research – a Swedish Perspective

    Dr Martin Hagström

    Dr Martin Hagström, Programme Manager Weapon and Protection, Defence and Security Systems, FOI

  • Manned unmanned teaming
  • Robust navigation
  • Human – system interaction
     
  • 11:00 Morning Break

    11:30 Issues and Challenges in PNT for Autonomous Systems

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr Ivan Petrunin, Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University

  • Role of robust PNT in ground autonomous systems
  • Alternative PNT trends and developments
  • Resilient PNT: role of the complementary systems in provision of assured solutions
  • 12:00 Mobility Assessment Methods and Tools for Autonomous Military Ground Systems

    Dr Katja Fedina

    Dr Katja Fedina, Senior Scientist, Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI

  • NATO-STO-AVT project that aims to establish a framework designed for assessing autonomous mobility.
  • Goal is to develop a comprehensive set of requirements under the framework for the assessment of autonomous mobility systems and to evaluate the current state-of-the-art software tools against a comprehensive set of autonomous mobility scenarios.
  • The project contains following topics: scenario development, vehicle and terrain models and data, uncertainty qualifications and modeling and simulation including virtual environments.
  • 12:30 Lunch Break

    13:00 Supporting Special Operations with Autonomous and Unmanned Systems

    Major Will Taylor

    Major Will Taylor, Product Lead for Human Machine Team, PEO SOF Warrior, US Special Operations Command

  • Current projects to acquire and integrate unmanned assets into special operations
  • How RAS can augment the operator and the squad
  • Using edge analytics to support the delivery of autonomous assets
  • Where we are going: the direction of effort for RAS in special operations
  • 13:30 Information Fusion: Airborne Behaviour Monitoring Using Small UAVs

    Professor Hyo Sang Shin

    Professor Hyo Sang Shin, Professor in GNC, Cranfield University

  • Small UAV operations
  • Behaviour monitoring based on pattern matching
  • Situational awareness improvement
  • Demonstrations in a persistent monitoring scenario
     
  • 14:00 Afternoon Break

    14:30 Considerations of Ethics for RAS in a Military Context

    Ms Esther Chavannes

    Ms Esther Chavannes, Strategic Analyst , The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

  • Importance of including ethical considerations throughout RAS development
  • Why all levels of operators and commanders must understand, trace and predict the system’s decision-making processes
  • Best practice suggestions for development and interoperability
  • External considerations: balancing operational effectiveness with legal principles and public perception
     
  • 15:00 Optimising RAS Usage through Training and Simulation

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Why RAS requires efficient and effective M&S
  • Modeling and simulation for RAS
  • Ensuring effective training for land robotics operators
  • Modeling and preparing for operations with manned/
    unmanned teams
  • 15:30 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

    +

    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith

    SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Future Land Warfare Branch, Australian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

    Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces
    Major Luke Wilson

    Major Luke Wilson

    Land Requirements Manager, Future Capabilities Group, DE&S MOD
    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Fellow – Autonomous Systems & Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative

    Product Manager, Applique and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army

    Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Captain Evan Inglett

    Ground Combat Branch Head, United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
    Captain Evan Inglett

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University
    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr Katja Fedina

    Senior Scientist, Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI
    Dr Katja Fedina

    Dr Martin Hagström

    Programme Manager Weapon and Protection, Defence and Security Systems, FOI
    Dr Martin Hagström

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Army Chief Roboticist (Robotics ST), US Army
    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Orlowski

    Product Manager Robotic Combat Vehicle, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Orlowski

    Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hadicke

    Project Leader NLD Army Robotic Systems Cell, 13th Infantry Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hadicke

    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith

    SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Future Land Warfare Branch, Australian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Robin Smith

    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

    Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik

    Major Luke Wilson

    Land Requirements Manager, Future Capabilities Group, DE&S MOD
    Major Luke Wilson

    Major Martin Laverack

    Requirements Manager 1, Special Projects, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search, DE&S MOD
    Major Martin Laverack

    Major Will Taylor

    Product Lead for Human Machine Team, PEO SOF Warrior, US Special Operations Command
    Major Will Taylor

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Craig Gaukroger

    Regional Sales Manager, Elmo Motion Control UK
    Mr Craig Gaukroger

    Mr David Proulx

    VP of Product Management, FLIR Systems UK
    Mr David Proulx

    Mr Jamie Woodsend

    Principal Air Autonomy Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Mr Jamie Woodsend

    Mr Keith Mallon

    Campaign Manager - Land Autonomy, QinetiQ
    Mr Keith Mallon

    Mr Kuldar Vaarsi

    CEO, Milrem
    Mr Kuldar Vaarsi

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Fellow – Autonomous Systems & Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Deputy Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, US Army Futures Command
    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Ms Esther Chavannes

    Strategic Analyst , The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
    Ms Esther Chavannes

    Professor Hyo Sang Shin

    Professor in GNC, Cranfield University
    Professor Hyo Sang Shin

    Senior Representative

    Product Manager, Applique and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army
    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative

    Science and Development, Milrem
    Senior Representative

    Staff Sergeant Matt Foglesong

    Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head , United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
    Staff Sergeant Matt Foglesong

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Media Partner

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Online Virtual Event

    Online Virtual Event , Online Virtual Event , United Kingdom

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

    Short Programme

    Download

    Full Programme

    Download

    Invitation to Military RAS 2020 from the Chairman

    Download

    Preliminary Attendees (as of 3rd March)

    Download

    Past Attendee List

    Download

    Speaker interview with Major Luke Wilson, DE&S MOD

    Download

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Domo Tactical Communications

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

    Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) is a global leader in Tactical IP Mesh technology and COFDM video transmissions systems. DTC mission-critical solutions secure, share and communicate real-time video, voice and data to enable Shared Situational Awareness (SSA) on land, on the sea and in the air. DTC has developed leading-edge technologies for successful operations in demanding environments, where COFDM solutions provide longer range and penetration. DTC works with military, law enforcement, counter-terror units, governments, autonomous systems manufacturers and system integrators to meet key connectivity and communication challenges.

    High Data Rate (HDR) IP Mesh radios enable enhanced range, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations through the use of COFDM waveforms. Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET) Mesh radio solutions deliver ultra-low latency, end-to-end encryption and unrivalled robustness in challenging real-world environments. The DTC Mesh provides a seamless self-forming, self-healing MANET networking capability which can be relied on even in the toughest conditions.

    DTC’s portfolio of products interlink to form an integrated surveillance and communications network - offering secure, fast and reliable access to real-time video, audio, location-based information and evidential material.

    Leveraging a technical heritage stretching back over 50 years and incorporating the unrivalled COFDM waveform experience of the Domo engineering team, DTC has a passion for innovation which 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 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



    Lockheed Martin

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-gb/index.html

    The Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill site is home to the UK’s only state-of-the-art turret production facility which has the technology, capability and specialist skills to design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge modernised turrets. The company has invested millions into upgrading its onsite facilities, machinery and capabilities to support future growth and meet growing customer demands. Lockheed Martin UK is currently contracted to deliver turrets for the British Army’s Ajax reconnaissance vehicle programme (contracted through General Dynamics UK) and is the prime contractor for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP); a development programme introducing major improvements to the British Army’s current in-service Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle. Lockheed Martin’s innovative digitised turret, along with the significant upgrades being made to the legacy platform by the company, will bring enhanced lethality; improved survivability; enhanced fightability; and improved situational awareness to British Soldiers. Supporting the land-based combat capability, Lockheed Martin’s battle management system, SkyKeeper, is central to providing customers with a bespoke and integrated GBAD capability which is truly tailored and interoperable with the UK’s allied nations.

    The company’s Ampthill facility has a long heritage in supporting strategic and tactical weapons in the UK. With its highly-skilled technical and engineering expertise, Lockheed Martin UK is advancing novel and innovative engineering practices to address complex challenges in civil and military Space.



    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.



    QinetiQ

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.qinetiq.com/

    Leading in the application of autonomous and robotic systems for defence and security, we actively develop solutions and provide services to support work in the maritime, land and air domains. Our robots can support a variety of operations from bomb disposal to natural disasters to cargo handling. Increasing safety and reducing the burden on troops, commanders and first responders. We have more than 40 years’ experience in designing, developing and operating tactical robotics to keep military personnel and civilians out of danger.


    Rheinmetall Defence

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.rheinmetall.ca/en/rheinmetall_canada/index.php

    Force protection is our mission.

    Rheinmetall Canada is a proud member of Germany's Rheinmetall Group, Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of armed forces.

    As an internationally recognized systems integrator, Rheinmetall Canada creates technologically advanced, fully-customized solutions for soldier systems, robotic systems, weapon systems, and C4I systems.

    Located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Ottawa, and other locations throughout the world, over 370 employees put their expertise to work and push back their limits to ensure the success of each mandate.



    Rowden Technologies

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://rowdentech.com/

    We are the future of technology development and systems design for autonomous mission systems.

    Our people, tools and methodologies deliberately bridge the Defence and Technology sectors, with a focus on the application of machine learning at the tactical edge. We are strong advocates of open source software, extensible systems and pragmatic risk-taking.

    Innovation and quality engineering should not be mutually exclusive


    Media Partners


    Unmanned Systems Technology Magazine

    Official Media Partner
    http://www.ust-media.com

    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!

    Media Partners


    Asian Military Review

    Supporters
    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


    Robotics Tomorrow

    Supporters
    http://www.RoboticsTomorrow.com.

    RoboticsTomorrow.com is an Online Trade Magazine featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Industrial Automation, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicle industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

    Supporters
    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    Defence Today

    Supporters
    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.


    Defense Conferences

    Supporters
    https://marketanalysis.com

    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


    Picante

    Supporters
    http://www.picante.today/

    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/


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

    Supporters
    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Counter-IED Report

    Supporters
    http://www.counteriedreport.com

    Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which covers the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. We aim to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. For more information please visit website: www.counteriedreport.com


    Defense Express

    Supporters
    http://www.defense-ua.com

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporters
    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporters
    http://www.hsrc.biz

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


    Army Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.army-technology.com

    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporters
    http://www.armedforces.co.uk

    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


    Global Defence Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


    Homeland Security

    Supporters
    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/


    Aerospace & Defense Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.aerodefensetech.com/

    For the past 12 years, Aerospace & Defense Technology has been the mil/aero industry’s most trusted source for cutting-edge design and engineering information. Whether it’s in-depth feature articles on the hottest technology topics, application briefs that illustrate innovative uses of products and systems, tech briefs that describe how specific technologies are developed, or new product information that highlights the latest releases to the market, Aerospace & Defense Technology has the resources engineers need to do their jobs better.


    Global Military Communications

    Supporters
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporters
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    ARMSCOM.net

    Supporters
    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporters
    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.


    Unmanned Systems Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com

    Unmanned Systems Technology.com (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned systems. Our website and weekly e-newsletter provide up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in this sector – both military and commercial – to a global audience, with over 80,000 visitors from over 200 countries every month. Our comprehensive supplier profiles showcase products, services and capabilities in the unmanned land, sea and air vehicle industry.

    SAVE TO


    Outlook Calendar  OUTLOOK CALENDAR
    Google Calendar  GOOGLE CALENDAR
    ICal Calendar  ICAL CALENDAR
    Yahoo! Calendar  YAHOO! CALENDAR

    Online Virtual Event

    Online Virtual Event
    United Kingdom

    Online Virtual Event

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    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

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.

    Thank you for visiting our event

    If you would like to receive further information about our events, please fill out the information below.

    By ticking above you are consenting to receive information by email from SMi.
    Full details of our privacy policy can be found here https://www.smi-online.co.uk/privacy-legals/privacy-policy/.
    Should you wish to update your contact preferences at any time you can contact us at data@smi-online.co.uk.
    Should you wish to be removed from any future mailing lists please click on the following link http://www.smi-online.co.uk/opt-out