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Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 is a conference dedicated to enhancing the protection of military vehicles and those carrying out missions through this vital land force asset.

This unique conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only capability and operational flag officers to share their lessons learnt from theatre, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of the armoured vehicle.

By attending Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 you will gain unrivaled insight into what leading defence nations and their selected OEMS are doing to enhance the safety and security of their troops, through the development of armour and blast protection solutions.

You will also hear the very latest developments from industry, giving you a holistic picture of how you can create your very own optimal armoured vehicle platform for maximum protection.

Key Topics will include:

• Countering IEDS and MINES through advanced material selection
• Keeping the armoured vehicle highly mobile whilst optimizing blast protection
• Intelligently loading additional armour capabilities on legacy fleets
• What new technologies and materials are coming to the attention of industry engineers
• National programme updates from senior flag officers

Key Speakers Include

Chairman: Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin, Former Director Force Development, British Army Headquarters, Now with Clinch Associates, UK

Senior Military Representatives

1. Major General Aguiar Santos, Mechanised Brigade Commander, Portuguese Army, Portugal
2. Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez, Head of Land Systems, Spanish Army, Spain
3. Brigadier Ben Barry, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, IISS, UK
4. Major General William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe, United States
5. Brigadier Martin Wijnen, Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army, Netherlands
6. Colonel Egbert Teeuw, Head of Ground Based Weapons Systems, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation, Netherlands.
7. Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand, Commander of 45 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Royal Netherlands Army, Netherlands
8. Major Claus Heesakker Johansen, Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish
Army Combat and Fire Support Centre, Denmark

Senior Industry Representatives

9. Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems, Sweden
10. Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC, KMW & Rheinmetall
11. Mr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin, UK
12. Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales, Australia
13. Mr Mark Dean, Head of Survivability and Mechanical System Design, General Dynamics Land Systems, UK
14. Mr Roger Sloman, Managing Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems, UK

Leading Researchers

15. Professor Bryn James, Head of Armour & Protection, DSTL, UK
16. Mr Ian Elgy, Capability Lead for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL, UK
17. Mr Martin Hagstrom, Programme Manager, Weapons and Protection , FOI, Sweden


  • Hear from key armoured vehicle operators and manufacturers on how they are optimizing survivability
  • Learn what new armour technologies are available to enhance your vehicle platform
  • Network with military programme managers, industry engineers, chief scientists and technical directors 
  • See real life technology solutions in the exhibition area 
  • Meet like minded peers who are advancing both policy and strategy for the future of armoured vehicles

Vehicle Manufacturers

Senior Military Flag Officers

Military Vehicle Programme Managers

Lead Vehicle Engineers

Chief Scientists

Technical Directors

System Integrators

Armour Providers

Vehicle Component Manufacturers

Counter IED Technology Providers

Through Life Support Experts

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

9:00 Enhancing Stryker Armoured Vehicle Survivability through Strategic Armour Upgrades

Major General William Gayler

Major General William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
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• How threats to survivability are accessed within operational planning and force development
• Technical solutions to contemporary threats
• An examination of the Stryker’s slat armour, balancing protection with mobility
• Soft kill capabilities and upgrades
• How the double v hull (DVH) shall enhance protection from IED and mine threats, minimising floor deformation and protecting occupants

9:30 Spanish Survivability Requirements for its Planned 8x8 IFV

Colonel Manuel Jesus Del Hoyos Sanchez

Colonel Manuel Jesus Del Hoyos Sanchez, Head of 8x8 VCR Programme , Spanish Army

• Operational requirements that have driven procurement
• The capability gaps within the existing BMR 6x6 vehicle
• Survivability requirements for the Spanish land forces, how can the BMR’s replacement fulfil these?

10:00 Survivability in FNSS Family of Protected Armoured Vehicles

Mr Javier Garcia

Mr Javier Garcia, Survivability Development Chief Engineer, FNSS Defence Systems Inc

• An overview of FNSS’s Survivability Approach
• Importance of Lightweight Vehicles: Material Development, Hull Structure and Modular Armour Protection
• Examining Current R&D Trends Relating to the Future Armour of the Vehicle

10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

11:00 Promoting Enhanced Force Protection through Interoperability amongst Defence Forces

Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Brigadier Martin Wijnen, Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Netherlands Army


• A case study of Dutch and German joint-cooperation within their respective armoured vehicle fleet

• Survivability and force protection capability gaps, how joint force cooperation can fill these requirement’s

• Challenges with co-operation in this domain, how these might be mitigated and a net-centric approach created for future operations



11:30 A Large Radius Acoustic Umbrella Enhancing Vehicle Survivability

• Acoustic multi mission sensor technology
• Localizing audible threats
• Umbrella benefits for convoys and dismounted soldiers

Mr Niklas  Larsen

Mr Niklas Larsen, Head of Sales, Vehicle Based Systems, Microflown AVISA

12:00 Panel Discussion: Armoured vehicles for 2035: How Industry Is Responding to Ever Changing Military Requirements in Today’s Complex Operational Environment


• Assessing the evolution of 21st century conflict and where industry see the need for a change to the status quo
• Common feedback from military programme managers and how this translates to future capability shifts
• The Latest R&D trends and where industry are investing their future spend to improve vehicle performance
• Future predictions for the use and design of armoured vehicles to ensure mission effectiveness 


Dr Bryan Vaughan

Dr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK
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Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Dirctor, ARTEC

Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

Mr Mark Dean

Mr Mark Dean, Head of Survivability and Mechanical Engineering, General Dynamics UK

Mr Gary Hines

Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales Australia
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Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

Mr Ghislain Passebecq

Mr Ghislain Passebecq, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Wheeled Armoured Vehicles Programmes, Nexter Group

12:45 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

13:45 Panel Discussion: How Experience from Previous Operations and the Emergence of New Threats will Shape Armoured Vehicle Doctrines and Technology

• An overview of lessons learnt from counter insurgency operations
• A discussion of threats experienced.
• Current advances in IED capability and the proliferation of advanced anti-armour weapons amongst non-state actors
• How land forces and solution providers can overcome these challenges




Major General Aguiar Santos

Major General Aguiar Santos, Commander of the Pandur Mechanised Brigade, Portuguese Army
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Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Brigadier Martin Wijnen, Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Netherlands Army

Major General William Gayler

Major General William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
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Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

14:30 An Overview of ABBS’s Active Mine Protection Systems

Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Roger Sloman, Managing Director, Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems Ltd.


• The VGAM system: For the elimination of vehicle global acceleration
• How ABBS’s Vehicle Active Floor & Seat (VAFS) system can protect occupants by drastically reducing floor shock and gross deformation effects, providing an active seat mechanism
• Drehtainer’s Zero Shock® system and its ability to completely eliminate the floor Shock threat

15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in Exhibition Area

15:30 An Overview of how the Boxer can Offer Interoperable Survivability for European Land Forces

Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Dirctor, ARTEC

• BOXER representing requirements of 4 nations and managed via OCCAR
• BOXER: Providing modularity
• Inviting cooperation in several dimensions: Development, Procurement, Operation and Industrial Participation

16:00 BAE Systems CV90: Increasing Vehicle Survivability through the Creation of an Agile yet Stable Platform

Mr Dan Lindell

Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds

• A case study of the CV 90 and its cutting edge active dampening system
• The creation of an intelligent suspension system that allows for a reduction in vehicle wear, enhanced crew comfort and accurate mobile fire
• The challenges of integrating this technology

16:30 The CV90 Upgrade and Extention Program: A Focus on Survivability

Major Per Kleiven

Major Per Kleiven, Programme Manger for CV90, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

• Infantry Fighting Vehicle
• Combat Command Post Vehicle
• Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
• Armoured Mortar vehicle
• Combat engineer vehicle

17:00 Senior Technical Lead, Blast and IED Protection, Platform Systems Division

Mr Ian Elgy

Mr Ian Elgy, Capability Leader for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL
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• Identifying the threat as a starting point for solution development
• Balancing vehicle assets to create effective compromise
• The challenges faced in achieving compromise, for example, armour vs mobility
• Novel means of overcoming these challenges

17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

17:30 End of Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 Day One

17:45 Networking Drinks Reception

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

8:45 An Overview of Portuguese PANDUR II 8x8 Capability and Requirements

Major General Aguiar Santos

Major General Aguiar Santos, Commander of the Pandur Mechanised Brigade, Portuguese Army
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• Survivability aspects of the PANDUR II 8x8
• Operational lessons learnt from Kosovo and Lithuanian
• Future plans to enhance the PANDUR II 8x8: Protection in the face of modern threats

9:15 Protecting Armoured Ground Vehicles in Conventional Combat and against Threats in Urban Areas

Mr Peter Stein

Mr Peter Stein, Director Strategy, Innovation and Product Development, UTC Aerospace Systems
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• Survivability
• Maximising crew protection and sustaining vehicle operation
• Examples of protection scenarios

9:45 The Danish Army Approach To Armoured Vehicle Survivability: The Introduction of MOWAG Piranha Into The Fleet

Major Claus Johansen

Major Claus Johansen, Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish Army Combat School

• Capability requirements relating to blast protection and vehicle survivability
• The integration of Denmark’s newly acquired MOWAG Piranha across legacy equipment and systems
• How these platforms can enhance offensive capability and survivability for Danish land forces

10:15 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

10:45 Present and Future Armoured Vehicle Survivability in the Netherlands: Including the BOXER, CV90 and Fennek

Colonel Egbert  Teeuw

Colonel Egbert Teeuw, Head of Ground Based Weapons Systems Division, Netherlands MoD
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• An overview of the fleet’s survivability spectrum, from the light to heavy domain
• Practices for maintaining and enhancing capability 
• Future requirements and areas for investment

11:15 The Development of Comprehensive Survivability in the Light Armoured Vehicle Sector: A Case Study of the Hawkei

Mr Gary Hines

Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales Australia
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• The operational requirements driving the need for protected yet highly mobile systems
• Means of meeting the challenges associated with balancing weight and mobility
• How the Hawkei’s armour, mobility and situational awareness enhance its survivability


11:45 The Survivability Approach for the French SCORPION Vehicles

Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager, Jaguar and Griffon Vehicles, SCORPION Programme , DGA
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• Details on SCORPION: A key-programme for the French Army to improve all combat systems for the battle groups
• Survivability global approach for the SCORPION vehicles
• The choice of modularity, kitting and open vetronics architecture for the SCORPION vehicles
• New capabilities given by collaborative protection and augmented reality

12:15 Methodology and Tools to Design Highly Protected Armoured Vehicles against Mines and IEDs


• Protection system engineering embedded in system vehicle engineering
• Protection design process and development cycle
• Methodology and tools from detonation to survivability

Mr David Lebaillif

Mr David Lebaillif, Vehicle and Protection Design Engineer , Nexter

Mr Bernard  Berger

Mr Bernard Berger, VCBI Product Line Manager, Nexter, Nexter Group

12:45 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

13:45 The 43rd Mechanised Brigades Approach to Force Protection

Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand

Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand, Commander of 45 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Royal Netherlands Army, Netherlands, Netherlands Army

• An overview of the material assets and strategies utalised to protect the 43rd Brigade’s mechanized personnel
• An account of operational successes and lesson learnt within the survivability domain
• Applying these lessons, requirements and planning for future operations

14:15 An Overview of the Scout SV: Modern Survivability Design

Mr Mark Dean

Mr Mark Dean, Head of Survivability and Mechanical Engineering, General Dynamics UK


• A review of the requirements
• Design considerations
• Testing outcomes

14:45 PERLUCOR a New Era of Transparency for Ballistic and Optic/Optronic Protection

Lars  Schnetter

Lars Schnetter, Director Transparent Ceramics, CeramTec-ETEC GmbH

• PERLUCOR introduction
• PERLUCOR in ballistic applications
• PERLUCOR against environmental damages
• PERLUCOR – a cost/performance optimized material

15:15 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

15:45 The Lockheed Martin Approach to Developing Advanced Armour Solutions

Dr Bryan Vaughan

Dr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK
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• An overview of the key challenges Lockheed is seeking to overcome
• Ensuring multi-hit protection from both blast and ballistic threats
• Material solutions at the forefront of cutting edge armour survivability combining   composites, metals and ceramics for a comprehensive approach

16:15 Meeting an Array of Threats through Flexible Protective Solutions

Professor Bryn James

Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

16:45 The FOI's Understanding of Blast and Balistic Threats to Mechanised Personnel

Dr Martin Hagstrom

Dr Martin Hagstrom, Deputy Research Director, FOI

• An overview of the current threats that are shaping research and development
• Means of detection and evasion, locating and evading concealed threats through assets such as ground searching technology
• The direct protection of personnel: The latest work in defeating IED and ballistic threats to armoured vehicles

17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE, Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates

17:30 End of Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 Day Two



Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Netherlands Army
Major General Aguiar Santos

Major General Aguiar Santos

Commander of the Pandur Mechanised Brigade, Portuguese Army
Major General William Gayler

Major General William Gayler

Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe

Bernard Berger

Head of VBCI Export Product Line, Nexter
Bernard Berger

Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Former Director for Force Development British Army , Clinch Associates
Brigadier (Rtd) Simon Deakin OBE

Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Netherlands Army
Brigadier Martin Wijnen

Colonel Egbert Teeuw

Head of Ground Based Weapons Systems Division, Netherlands MoD
Colonel Egbert  Teeuw

Egbert Teeuw was born 20 September 1961 in Leiden, The Netherlands. His military career started in 1979 on the Royal Military Academy in Breda with a study in Weapons Technology to become an Infantry Officer. His first post was as a platoon commander in 42nd Armoured Infantry Battalion in Seedorf, Germany. After several positions as an Infantry Officer he graduated in 1994 cum laude as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology with a thesis on Business to Business Marketing.
After this he changed his career to the Technical Staff branch of the Royal Netherlands Army with positions in the area of in-service management (e.g. Leopard 2 and Buffel) and armament programmes (e.g. Fennek and MRAT). From 2002 to 2007 he was the commander of the depot level maintenance facility for army materiel. He held positions in logistic policy, both at the Army Staff and at the Ministry of Defence. In June 2009 Colonel Teeuw was seconded by his MoD to join OCCAR-EA as the Technical and Logistics Section Leader in the BOXER Programme Division. From August 2012 till July 2015 he was the Programme Manager BOXER in OCCAR-EA. In August 2015 he returned to the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation as the Head of the Ground-based Weapon Systems Division, responsible for the in-service management and mid-life updates of all ground-based weapon systems of the Netherlands Armed Forces.

Colonel Manuel Jesus Del Hoyos Sanchez

Head of 8x8 VCR Programme , Spanish Army
Colonel Manuel Jesus Del Hoyos Sanchez

Dr Bryan Vaughan

Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK
Dr Bryan Vaughan

Bryan Vaughan has a PhD in Astrophysics and joined Lockheed Martin in 2010. He has worked in the defence industry for 14 years as a survivability expert in Alvis Vickers, BAE Systems and Tencate Advanced Armour. Bryan is the Head of Materials and an LMUK System Design Authority for Survivability.

Dr Martin Hagstrom

Deputy Research Director, FOI
Dr Martin Hagstrom

Lars Schnetter

Director Transparent Ceramics, CeramTec-ETEC GmbH
Lars  Schnetter

Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand

Commander of 45 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Royal Netherlands Army, Netherlands, Netherlands Army
Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand

Major Claus Johansen

Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish Army Combat School
Major Claus Johansen

Major General Aguiar Santos

Commander of the Pandur Mechanised Brigade, Portuguese Army
Major General Aguiar Santos

Major-General Carlos Henrique de Aguiar Santos was promoted to his present rank on 23 February 2010. He’s 55 years old and has more than 38 years of actual duty in Portuguese Army.
From his most important military courses, we would like to emphasize the Portuguese Army Staff Course, attended in 1992 as a young Major, the Command and Staff Course in Brazil, in 1998 and the General and Flag Officers Course in 2008/2009.
From his record, after the initial career as an Infantry Officer in the Infantry School, where he served as Platoon and Company Commander as well as Instructor of several Courses, we can highlight his later functions as:
- Teacher / Professor at the Army Staff College;
- Military Assistant to the Deputy Commander in NATO Joint Headquarters in Madrid;
- Deputy Commander of Infantry School;
- Chief of Cabinet to the Army Personnel Commander;
- Commander of the Corp of Cadets in the Military Academy;
- As Major General as Deputy Director of the Portuguese Joint Command and Staff College.
His record also shows several commendations, as well as national and international decorations.
He is the Commander of Portuguese Pandur Mechanized Brigade, since July 2012.

Major General William Gayler

Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
Major General William Gayler

Major General Gayler’s key command assignments include C/2-227th Aviation Regiment in Hanau, Germany; D/2-227th Aviation Regiment in Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina; A/1-14th Aviation Regiment in Mesa, Arizona; 3-101st (EAGLE ATTACK) Aviation Regiment in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Iraq; 101st Combat Aviation Regiment (DESTINY) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General (Support), 7th Infantry Division, JBLM; and Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Human Resources Command. Major General Gayler is currently Deputy Commanding General for US Army Europe.

Major Per Kleiven

Programme Manger for CV90, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
Major Per Kleiven

Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Technical Manager, Jaguar and Griffon Vehicles, SCORPION Programme , DGA
Major Xavier Lepiouffe

Major (Armament Engineer Corps) Xavier Lepiouffe graduated in 2005 from ENSIETA French engineering school. He also graduated from University of Poitiers, as a Research Master 2nd level in the field of explosive detonics.

He has been working for the French Procurement Agency (DGA) since 2005, in the technical center of Bourges (DGA TT). He started his career as an expert in vehicle protection, especially in Hard Kill active defense systems. Then, he worked for the VBCI (French Infantry Fighting Vehicle) programme, first in charge of the interfaces management, then as the technical manager of the programme.

Since September 2013, he is the technical manager of the GRIFFON and JAGUAR vehicles, for SCORPION programme.

Mr Bernard Berger

VCBI Product Line Manager, Nexter, Nexter Group
Mr Bernard  Berger

Mr Dan Lindell

Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
Mr Dan Lindell

Mr David Lebaillif

Vehicle and Protection Design Engineer , Nexter
Mr David Lebaillif

Mr Gary Hines

Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales Australia
Mr Gary Hines

In Thales Protected Vehicles Gary has been focused on the design and development of the “Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle” and in the ongoing development and manufacture of the “Bushmaster Medium Protected Mobility Vehicle” which is used by the Australian Defence Force and four other nations.

Mr Ian Elgy

Capability Leader for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL
Mr Ian Elgy

Ian Elgy works for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory where he oversees a team of scientists working on protecting vehicle crews from improvised explosive devices. He focusses on the inner layers of the survivability onion, researching armour technologies that prevent IED penetration of armour and minimise the devices impact on the vehicle’s occupants.

As well as conducting research into new and improved armour systems, Ian also provides technical support and advice to other parts of the Ministry of Defence. This ranges from supporting vehicle procurements (including testing UK military vehicles’ armour systems prior to them entering service), to providing scientific support to military operations. His investigations into the armour performance of in-service vehicles allows the MOD to procure effective and appropriate protected vehicles in the future.

Mr Javier Garcia

Survivability Development Chief Engineer, FNSS Defence Systems Inc
Mr Javier Garcia

Mr Mark Dean

Head of Survivability and Mechanical Engineering, General Dynamics UK
Mr Mark Dean

Mr Niklas Larsen

Head of Sales, Vehicle Based Systems, Microflown AVISA
Mr Niklas  Larsen

Mr Peter Stein

Director Strategy, Innovation and Product Development, UTC Aerospace Systems
Mr Peter Stein

Peter Stein, German, has more than 24 years of experience in international aerospace business and more than 20 years in business development at UTC Aerospace Systems - Sensor & Integrated Systems.
He obtained his engineering degree in aeronautical engineering from the University Hamburg, Germany.
Prior to joining UTC, he worked 7 years the German testing company IABG as technical program manager and was involved with tests for aerospace and automotive industry, developed and integrated software aided maintenance procedures for military fighter aircraft and led an engineering team within an international research program in the field of non- destructive testing (neutron radiography) for the aerospace market.
As the business manager for UTC Sensors & Integrated Systems, he worked in the US, Europe and Middle East being responsible for the military and airline business as well as OEM business.

Mr Roger Sloman

Managing Director, Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems Ltd.
Mr Roger Sloman

Mr Stefan Lischka

Managing Dirctor, ARTEC
Mr Stefan Lischka

Professor Bryn James

Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL
Professor Bryn James

Sponsors and Exhibitors





Grand Connaught Rooms
25th November 2015
London, United Kingdom

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Sponsors and Exhibitors

The ABBS Active Mine Protection System (AMPS™) package is a suite of three systems designed to fully protect the occupants of an armoured vehicle from all the secondary effects of an under-belly mine.

• Floor Shock. An active system very rapidly removes the vehicle floor from under the seated occupant’s feet, and from under any loose objects on the floor. The floor re-sets to its original position automatically and does not require any maintenance afterwards apart from replacing the energetic cartridges in the actuators.

• Belly Plate Deformation. A simple passive system using composite reinforcement of a steel belly plate has been developed to minimise the deformation that occurs directly over the mine location. As well as protecting the occupant’s legs by eliminating contact between the belly plate and the floor, this also enables a reduction in the depth of the space that is normally left open between the belly plate and the vehicle floor. Reducing this space claim has significant benefits in terms of vehicle overall height and weight. A 12kg test to AEP55 at 300mm standoff resulted in only 80mm deformation very locally in the belly plate with no deformation at the edges of the belly plate.

• Global Acceleration. The ABBS VGAM™ (Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation) system has been fully proven by testing in the UK during 2017 and in August 2018 by a large-scale test in the USA. The system can completely eliminate Global Acceleration due to the mine blast. The immensely powerful patented, easily fitted, lightweight, Linear Rocket Motor (LRM™) countermeasures initiate in less than 3ms after the mine blast and can deliver nearly all their impulse in another 20 – 30ms to counteract the mine blast lifting forces and keep the vehicle on the ground. The system is being evaluated and developed to TRL6 under a CRADA with TARDEC.

• New Development – Active Belly Plate System – A new active system designed to counteract the initial high peak of the mine blast force/time curve is being developed. It is anticipated that the system will enable a substantial reduction in belly plate weight which can translate into full 6kg underbelly protection for light commercial vehicles such as a Toyota Land Cruiser at a reasonable weight and cost without the need to use the Linear Rocket Motors to control Global Acceleration.

• Call Roger Sloman on (+44) 7989381057 or e-mail roger.sloman@advanced-blast.com

Alcoa Defense

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Alcoa Defense brings solid technical prowess, a legacy of affordable manufacturing solutions, uncompromising field performance and institutional stability to the global defense marketplace. No matter the operating environment – air, land, sea – Alcoa Defense creates and delivers lighter, faster, stronger structural solutions that make good economic sense now and into the future.

AmSafe Bridport

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our net solution- Tarian®, is the world’s lightest and highly effective solution for protection against RPGs. Offering– a complete, fold-flat, ‘lightweight’ RPG Armour System and Quick Shield – an innovative bar armour repair kit. Further capabilities include providing safer, more efficient, airframe restraints & barrier solutions and cargo handling & movement systems.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

ARTEC GmbH was founded in the year 1999 and is a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall Landsysteme and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland. ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development programme for Germany, the Netherlands, Lithuania and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland acting as the prime contractor. The company is further in charge of the co-ordination of series production and is the focal point organisation for any BOXER export cases.

The main tasks of ARTEC are:

• Programme Management,

• Systems Engineering,

• Configuration Management,

• ILS Management and

• Contract Administration.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

CeramTec-ETEC – Your Partner in Ceramics for Light-Weight Composite Armour Systems CeramTec-ETEC is specialized in manufacturing and supplying high-quality transparent and non-transparent armour ceramics, based on its alumina spinel, alumina and silicon carbide materials PERLUCOR®, ALOTEC® and SICADUR®, for all vehicle lightweight composite armour protection applications. Besides its ballistic application field, achieving weight and thickness reductions of 40 to 60 % compared to existing glass/polymer laminate transparent armour systems, PERLUCOR® can be used as well for protection of windscreens and highly valuable optic/optronic equipment against environmental damages such as stone hits and sand scratches. Considering its life saving as well as life cycle prolonging advantages, PERLUCOR® can offer an excellent cost/performance ratio. The intense cooperation between CeramTec-ETEC and worldwide leading system integrators enables a consistent product quality improvement and introduction of new materials into the market.

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. is a Turkish joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by BAE Systems, Inc. with facilities located in Gölbasi, Ankara, Turkey. FNSS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armoured combat vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces. The company was established in 1988 to manufacture 1698 each Armoured Combat Vehicles (ACV’s) for Turkish Armed Forces under a direct commercial contract with the under secretariat of Defence Industries (SSM). FNSS started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters. After year 2000, FNSS developed a new generation of 6X6 and 8X8 Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicles named PARS, which in Turkish means Anatolian Leopard. In January 2007, FNSS was awarded a contract by the Turkish MoD to design, develop, and manufacture of Armoured Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB) platforms. The AAAB project was followed by the design, development, and production of the Amphibious Armoured Combat Earthmover (AACE). Another capability of FNSS is the development and production of turrets and weapon stations. FNSS also leads upgrade, modernization and sustainment programs for the aged M113 Family of Vehicles by increasing their mobility performance, reliability and survivability.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Horstman is a successful business with a large international footprint and a vibrant export portfolio providing a complete mobility solution through systems engineering, design, validation, manufacture and worldwide support of our military and commercial vehicle customers. Horstman provides cradle-to-grave support from design and production engineering, through prototyping, manufacture, assembly, test, and logistical support. Celebrating its centenary in 2013, Horstman has unrivalled domain experience in heavy armoured vehicle suspension and a strong capability in safety critical high integrity manufacture (sub-sea, munitions, aerospace), a worldwide customer base and capable leadership and project management teams. With our US and Canadian sister companies we offer a strong systems engineering and design capability in electronic and electro-hydraulic active vehicle ride management systems Sectors Defence – Land , armoured vehicle suspension (hydropneumatic, hydraulic rotary dampers, conventional spring/damper systems), vibration isolation (seating, equipment), gearbox, ancilliaries (aircon, APU, air-hydraulic pumps, gas charging booster systems). Defence – Air, RPV landing gear, support equipment Defence – Marine – Torpedo hull & structures, non-magnetic actuators, instruments Commercial – Security vehicles, Mining vehicles. Aerospace (AS9100 accredited), Oil and Gas, Nuclear (Fit For Nuclear F4N accredited).


Sponsors and Exhibitors

ISOCLIMA – High-Tech Security Glass- Headquarters located in Este (near Venice). Worldwide, ISOCLIMA employs over 750 people. Whether you are looking for personal safety and protection on Land, Air or Sea, ISOCLIMA develops and commits to provide the best solutions, based on your specific needs and in particular, with reference to resistance, protection, solar and energy control. ISOCLIMA is the world’s leader in the market of high performance glazing (both glass and plastics) and is always willing to accept new challenges, in terms of investments in R&D and co-engineered design. The unique manufacturing processes developed over forty years of experience, have allowed ISOCLIMA to create products with very high quality standards, meeting even the most stringent specifications. Each type of product is certified according to the reference standards of the relevant field of application. We trust in our employees and in the power of technology. The spirit of Italian innovation has enabled us to create new products and open new markets all over the world. Today ISOCLIMA stands out thanks to the reputation acquired throughout its history as well as the co-engineering processes that allow ISOCLIMA to be the supplier of choice to the main automotive OEMs in the world, as well as the key players in the defence and civil armoured vehicles, luxury and race cars, naval, aerospace, railway and architectural markets.

Microflown AVISA

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Microflown AVISA from the Netherlands is a trusted partner of several NATO countries in the field of acoustic situational awareness. Enabled by its revolutionary acoustic particle velocity sensor, the MEMS technology based Microflown transducer, AVISA delivers sensor nodes that are very low: • Size, less than 30 cm diameter • Weight, less than 2 kg • Power, around 2 W Because of this small footprint the intrinsically directional sensor nodes can be mounted on any vehicle deck. As these sensor nodes: • are acoustically speaking broad banded • have 3 D elevation capabilities they are able to detect, locate, track and classify all sorts of audible events, such as: • Small Arms Fire • RPGs • Mortars/ artillery • Drones and attack helicopters Hence, Microflown AVISA’s sensor nodes combine the traditional: • vehicle mounted gunshot localization systems • ground based sound ranging systems and they can be used (simultaneously!) for: • self protection: o of the vehicle itself o and because of its wide diameter “Acoustic Umbrella”: ? of the other convoy vehicles ? of dismounted soldiers • mobile sound ranging • cueing: o remote weapon stations o board canons o cameras o fire control purposes Two sensor nodes configured as a subarray on a vehicle deck are denoted CAMEL. Various vehicles networked create the CARAVAN then. Arrays of AMMS can be easily deployed from a vehicle standing still in a silent watch or firing mode.


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As the heir of a multi secular national industry, Nexter remains the French leader of land defence. Nexter applies its expertise in land defence systems to meet the needs of the French army and armed forces all around the world for 250 years. Nexter develops and produces armoured fighting vehicles, and continues a famous long lineage including the LECLERC MBT, the 8x8 VBCI IFV, the ARAVIS® and the ultimate versatile 6x6 TITUS®. Nexter’s armoured vehicles were used and combat proven in different types of theatres of operation. Our vehicles are suited for a large range of missions abroad from peacekeeping (the VBCI in Lebanon and Central African Republic) to counter-insurgency (the ARAVIS® and VBCI in Afghanistan) or more conventional combat operations (Mali). Nexter combines its experience to offer the best protection for the soldiers, firepower, and high level of technologies to meet all the constraints of the modern hybrid warfare. As a systems supplier, Nexter proposes weapons systems (ARX®20 20mm RCWS, T40 40mm turret) and ammunition adapted to its product range. Nexter has also references in artillery systems with the wheeled self-propelled 155mm gun CAESAR®, in the Battlefield Management Systems (FINDERS®) or in robotics (NERVA®). Nexter Ammunition Business Group is the third largest European ammunition company, composed of Nexter Munitions, Mecar and Simmel Difesa, which proposes a large range of ammunition from 20 up to 155mm. The group has five subsidiaries in its equipment division specialized in engineering and supply of sub-systems, equipment and services in areas such as electronics (Nexter Electronics), optics (Optsys), mechanical engineering (Nexter Mechanics), CBRN protection (NBC-Sys) and shelters (Euro-Shelter).


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SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and cushioning solutions and is dedicated to Protecting Things That Matter®. With superior precision, durability and tunability, our proprietary technology is engineered to excel in the harshest and most demanding conditions. Our customized applications unlock value for customers across a range of commercial and military applications. We are a team of innovators, engineers and problem solvers - and are dedicated to maximizing your performance. We seek out every possibility to push our technology to its limits to meet your specific impact and cushioning needs. SKYDEX is excited to introduce our expanded product line of vehicle decking. SKYDEX Convoy Deck absorbs energy forces transmitted to occupants through the vehicle floor during a blast event, reducing the probability of injury. Our products have been field tested in over 18,000 vehicles and have been the go-to solution for threat mitigation from underbody mine blasts.

Soucy Defence

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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. • 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.

UTC Aerospace Systems

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UTC Aerospace Systems, is a leading provider of combat-proven automatic fire suppression equipment for military vehicles. Systems are available to protect all areas including engine, crew, external, tires and fuel tanks, on all types of vehicles, from heavily armored to tactical trucks.

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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.



Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems


IJHVS provides an authoritative source of information and an international forum in the field of on/off road heavy vehicle systems, including buses. It is a highly professional and refereed journal which forms part of the proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design. IAVD is an independent, non-profit, learned society which provides a forum for professionals in both industry and academic institutions to meet, exchange ideas and disseminate knowledge in the field of automotive engineering, technology, and management.

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International Journal of Vehicle Performance


IJVP, a journal of the International Association for Vehicle Design, addresses multidisciplinary issues relevant to performance of ground vehicle systems and sub-systems for vehicle engineers/scientists. Its scope covers theoretical and experimental developments in performance analyses/assessments of ground vehicles including road, off-road, all-terrain and guided vehicles. In light of the diversified performance requirements for different vehicles, IJVP focuses on identification of measures relevant to different performance aspects of a vehicle system and new concepts/methods/pioneering techniques in analysis/assessment/improvements in vehicle performance.

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Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.

Defence and Security Alert


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.



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



DefenseFile.com is a free online news and product resource for the global defense and aerospace industries. DefenseFile is a valuable resource for procurement executives and others involved in specifying and purchasing defense-related goods and services within aerospace, marine and navy, land, manufacturing, personnel and backup equipment sectors.



SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.

International Journal of Vehicle Safety


IJVS provides an authoritative source of information in the field of vehicle safety design, research and development. It serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of vehicle safety. IJVS seeks to establish channels of communication between industry, academy and government in the field of vehicle safety, and also covers subjects of passive/active safety in road traffic as well as traffic-related public health issues.

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International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems


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International Journal of Vehicle Design


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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.


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.


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.


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.

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