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SMi's 3rd Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference and Exhibition returns to London between the 14th and 16th of November 2017.

As the only meeting of its kind solely dedicated to this capability area, this focused conference aims to deliver a strong emphasis on emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged. As well as hearing the perspectives of senior programme managers from procurement and future land requirements, the meeting aims to ensure thorough participation from the leading solution providers currently at the forefront of innovation in the survivability space

New for our 2017 event, we have added an Active Protection Systems Focus Day , taking place on the 14th November, where you can hear in-depth briefings on the very latest technical developments in both the soft and hard kill domain.  If you like many other organisations are prioritising Active Protection Systems to improve Armoured Vehicle Survivability , don't miss this unique and highly valuable learning and networking opportunity! 


This uniquely technical focus will aim to further cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, passive protection, mobility, counter-IED, EW, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and much more!
 

ABAL Insight; Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; Amerex Defense (Usa); AmSafe Bridport; Arconic; Armatec Survivability; Army Research Centre; ARTEC GmbH; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Land (UK); BMT Cadence Ltd.; Brazilian Army; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Centigon; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; David Brown Gear Systems; DDC (United Kingdom) Ltd; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA); DGA; Directorate of Land Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces; DSM Dyneema ; DSTL; Embassy of Ukraine; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FFI; Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH; General Dynamics Land Systems Canada; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd; German Army; GUS Prazision in Kunststoff; Horstman Defence Systems Limited; IHS Janes; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Israeli MoD; Janes Information Group; Kongsberg Protech Systems; Le MOD; Leonardo; Leonardo MW Ltd; Lockheed Martin UK; MBDA UK Ltd.; Metravib; Microflown Avisa; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD Abbeywood; MoD Czech Republic; Morgan Advanced Materials; National Armaments Office; National Research Council; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Army Staff; OPTSYS; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Pearson Engineering; Permali Gloucester Limited; Photonis Netherlands B.V.; Pleora Technologies; Proengin(France); Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Raytheon UK; Rheinmetall; Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection; Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh; Rheinmetall Landsystems Gmbh; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; ROSOMAKá; Royal Netherlands Army; Skydex Technologies; Skydex Technologies Inc; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; SOUCY DEFENSE; TenCate Advanced Armour UK and NL; Thales UK; The Undersecretariat For Defence Industries; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; UKTI DSO; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, MOD Turkey; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey; US Army Europe; UTC Aerospace Systems; UTC International Limited; Wittenstein Motion Control Gmb H;

Conference programme

8:15 Active Protection Systems Focus Day -Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten

Mr Ricolt Boeschoten, Senior Test Engineer, Explosives, Ballistics and Protection, TNO

9:00 An Update on the UK’s Approach to Developing an Active Protection Capability for Mounted Close Combat Vehicles

• An overview of the requirement
• APS research and development carried out in the UK to date
• The UK Active Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) - Applying Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) principles to Active Protection Systems
• Developing architecture standards that support development and integration of new technologies
 

Mr Richard Hooper

Mr Richard Hooper, Principle Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

Tom Newberry

Tom Newberry , Principal Engineer Land Survivability , Dstl

9:30 US Army Vehicle Protection Suite

Ted Maciuba

Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director for Mounted Requirments, US Army

• Combat Vehicle Portfolio
• Current Capabilities
• Components of VPS
• Path Forward to Fielded VPS Technologies
 

10:00 Active Protection System Test, Evaluation and Future Plans within the USMC

Major Paul Kozick

Major Paul Kozick, Combat Development and Integration, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps

• Analysis of the future high threat environment that manoeuvre forces must be prepared to face
• Collaboration with the US Army to examine APS capability
• Feedback from the test and evaluation of the Trophy APS system within the M1A1
• Options available and way forward toward a viable APS solution
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Advancing APS Design to meet Next Generation Threats

Dr. Ronald Meixner

Dr. Ronald Meixner, Engineer Business Unit Protection Systems , Rheinmetall ADS

 

  • Lessons learned from early APS deployments
  • New APS comparative metrics defined by STANG 4686 and why they are important
  • Latest Threats and Challenges
  • Challenges of light armoured vehicle integration - SWaP
  • Nation state led interoperable/integration frameworks demand modularity
  • Distributed APS for next generation survivability
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11:30 Optimal Architectures to Support APS Integration: US Army Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) Project

Major Mia  Bruner

Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD Survivability, United States Army

• Why a modular and open system architecture is the right choice
• An overview of the Modular Active Protection System (MAPS) Project and its architecture
• Leveraging NDI systems
• Beyond APS

 

12:00 Raytheon’ s Quick Kill 2.0 Active Protection System – Designing for the Future

DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR

DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR, Survivability Lead Land Warfare Systems , Raytheon Missile Systems

12:30 Further Development of Standards to assess Active Protection Systems in Accordance with NATO STANAG 4686

Arild Skjold

Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, FFI

• Performance Testing and Assessment of APS
• Assessment of Safety
• Collateral Damage Assessment with APS
• Integration Aspects with APS

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Czech Development of the Explosively Formed Axe Hard Kill APS

• The requirement for enhanced protection of the Pandur II combat vehicle from RPG’s and ATGM’s
• An overview of the EFA system and sub-systems evolution and development
• The Czech testing of the system in keeping with STANAG 4686
• What were the challenges and findings from the evaluations?

Dr Stanislav Rolc

Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Material Engineering Division and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute

Dr Jan Krestan

Dr Jan Krestan, Head of Department of Special Materials, Material Engineering, Czech Military Research Institute

14:30 Revision Military – The Power to Protect

 

  • Revision Military Protects the Soldier through design, development and delivery of World Class protective equipment; but Revision also designs, develops and delivers innovative battlefield energy solutions to protect the soldier and the platform, to deliver Mission Survivability through signature management, reducing platform acoustic, thermal and logistic signatures.
  • Revision’s energy solutions provide prolonged performance at high loading, supplying high capacity and maintenance free, low logistic drag energy solutions delivering operational energy independence and self-reliance to expeditionary forces.
  • As demonstrated on the F-35 Lightening II, F/A 18 Hornet, AH1 Attack Cobra and LRSS LAV 6.0 Combat Vehicle, Revision powers protection and in the Land Vehicle domain delivers tailorable, scalable and reconfigurable platform power solutions delivering improved power density, reduced platform weight and greater power to weight ratios.
  • Steve  Carkner

    Steve Carkner, Head of Innovation for Revision Military, Revision Military

    Brigadier (Retd.) Peter  Rafferty

    Brigadier (Retd.) Peter Rafferty , President, Revision MilitaryUK and Vice President Power, Revision Military Inc, Revision Military

    15:00 Lessons Learnt from the Development and Evolution of the Iron Fist Hard Kill System

    Mr Rami Sokolower

    Mr Rami Sokolower, Armoured Combat Systems, IMI Systems

    • Overview of the system and its evolution
    • Capabilities and feedback from recent test and evaluation
    • Potential for integration within combat vehicle architecture

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 ABBS Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS™) Technology for Complete Protection of Vehicle Occupants From Mine Blast Effects.

    Mr Roger Sloman

    Mr Roger Sloman, Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems

     

     

     

    The threats to the occupants of armoured vehicles hit by mine/IED blasts.

    Fundamental design principles of the required protection systems.

    Proof-of-concept test results.

    16:30 Radars for Active Protection Systems – Past, Present and Future

    Gil Schwartz

    Gil Schwartz, VP Buisness development and marketing, Rada Electronic Industries Ltd

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Mr Ricolt Boeschoten

    Mr Ricolt Boeschoten, Senior Test Engineer, Explosives, Ballistics and Protection, TNO

    17:15 Close of APS Focus Day

    8:15 Main Conference -Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    9:00 Safety In Defence-Everyone's Business

    Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General Defence Safety Authority , UK MoD

    9:30 Feedback from Recent and Ongoing Survivability Analysis within the Armoured Trials and Development Unit

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

    • An overview of the Structure, Role and Responsibilities of ATDU
    • User views on AFV Survivability, to include:
     o Signature Management
     o Active Protection
     o Passive Protection
    • Thoughts on how work in these areas may inform future capability development

    10:00 Survivability Requirements for Mounted Close Combat: Current and Future Priorities within the British Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson, SO1 Land Systems , DSTL


    • Perceptions of the current operational environment and the threats to land forces:
      o Persistent and available ISTAR
      o Long range precision fires
      o Proliferation of anti-armour weapons
      o Near peer capability
    • The ‘so what’ for Science and Technology research on behalf of the British Army
    • The ‘so what’ for the British Army’s vehicle programmes

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Strategies for Future Development of Armoured Vehicle Survivability within the German Army

    • Perception of the current and future operational environment and its associated threats
    • Doctrine and concepts of operation as a starting point for protecting soldiers and vehicles
    • Protected mobility within the Bundeswehr:
     o Light Wheeled Combat Vehicles
     o BOXER
     o PUMA
    • Future plans for growth potential within the vehicle fleet

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capability Development Centre, German Army

    11:30 The UK MoD Icarus TDP – Path Towards MIPS

    Guy Davies

    Guy Davies, Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo

     

    ·         Icarus TDP overview (aims and objectives)
     
    ·         A modular approach for APS integration
     
    ·         The need and opportunity for industrial collaboration

    12:00 United States Marine Corps Development of Future Amphibious Protected Mobility

    Major Darrel  Commander

    Major Darrel Commander , Programme Manager Assault Amphibian Vehicle , United States Marine Corps

    • An overview of the marine corps current capabilities and feedback from operations
    • Bridging the gap: Planned and ongoing upgrades to the AAV for the enhancement of survivability to the platform
    • Requirements for the future Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)
    • Countering dilemmas such as weight vs mobility and weight vs amphibious capability

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Panel Discussion: Industry Survivability Developments and Optimal Approaches to Co-operation with the End User

    • An update from solution providers: What are the respective key areas of activity and priorities within the survivability domain?
    • Optimising and streamlining co-operation with the end user: From the definition of requirements to effective practices for trials and development
    • Interactive question and answer session
     

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

    Mr Paul Berry

    Mr Paul Berry, Senior Systems Engineer, ARTEC GmbH

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Yiftach Kleinman, Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

    14:15 ABBS’s Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS™) Technology Update

    Mr Roger Sloman

    Mr Roger Sloman, Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems

    • Latest test results of full AMPS™ protection suite dealing with global acceleration, floor shock, and belly plate deformation
    • Global market developments
    • Future technical developments

    14:45 Composite Rubber Track: Operate at Reach, Lower Logistic Need and Fight for Longer

    Mr Kevin Sloan

    Mr Kevin Sloan, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE

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

    15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Sponsorship Promotional Video By Intermat

    15:45 Survivability Approaches within ARTEC: Current and Future Capability Development within Boxer

    Mr Paul Berry

    Mr Paul Berry, Senior Systems Engineer, ARTEC GmbH

    • Modularity within the platform
    • Current survivability technology
    • Future plans for technology insertion
     

    16:15 Optimizing Signature Management for Vehicles: Perspectives of the Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

    Dr Carsten Weidner

    Dr Carsten Weidner, Research & Technology Coordinator for Signature Management, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

    • The role of the Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
    • Managing signatures and minimizing the chances of detection:
     o Thermal
     o Visual
     o Radar

    16:45 APS fundamentals : The reality of development, integration, fielding and deploying - Sharing Trophy APS legacy - From the Israeli Merkavas and Namers to the US Abrams MBTs

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Yiftach Kleinman, Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems

     

    The process to mature an APS, lessons learned from fielding and deploying Trophy.

    The "golden triangle" of APS integration on  vehicles - APS vendor, platform vendor, user.

     Is a defensive approach for armor protection still relevant?

    Holistic approach in armor protection. Can APS be a one stop shop for all scenarios?"

    17:15 Signature Management and Camouflage for Combat Vehicles

    Dr Hans Kariis

    Dr Hans Kariis, Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems, Swedish Defence Research Agency

    • Camouflage and signature management for the combat vehicle
    • New threats in the modern battle space from the proliferation of advanced sensors
    • Integrated survivability; combination of several protection measures
    • Evaluation methods for camouflage, experimental and simulation based
    • Military utility assessment of signature management
     

    17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    18:00 Networking Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Area

    19:00 Close of Conference Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    9:10 The US Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle

    Ted Maciuba

    Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director for Mounted Requirments, US Army

    • US Army Operational Concept
    • Multi-domain Battle Concept
    • Maneuver Force Modernization Strategy
    • Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy
    • Next Generation Combat Vehicle
     

    9:50 Armoured Fighting Vehicle protection: bridging the gap between innovation and Integrated Survivability

    Alexandra Sirois

    Alexandra Sirois, Group Leader, Mobile Platform Survivability and Effects, Defence Research and Development Canada

     

    -          Canadian army’s major AFV acquisitions
    -          DRDC’s R&D projects related to future AFVs, the IDEAS innovation program and how to link technological advances with IS
    -          Case study on the complexity of predicting the performance of armour systems 

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Survivability – Fire Protection on Board of Military Vehicles

    Mr Christian  Manthey Dipl. Ing.

    Mr Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing., Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems

    • All vehicles deployed in asymmetric warfare situations are targets
    • Fires starting in unprotected areas led to loss of crew and destruction of vehicle
    • Properly designed and tested fire suppression has saved lives and bought time for first responders to assist embarked crew to egress

     

    11:30 Armour – Future Technology Insertion

    Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

    12:00 Military Panel Discussion: How Experience from Previous Operations and the Emergence of New Threats will Shape Armoured Vehicle Doctrines and Technology

    • Current challenges to mechnised forces conducting ongoing and future counter insurgency missions
    • Considering requirements for the conventional domain and current capability gaps when compared to near peer actors
    • Balancing unconventional vs conventional threats
    • Question and answer session

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig, Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army

    Major Darrel  Commander

    Major Darrel Commander , Programme Manager Assault Amphibian Vehicle , United States Marine Corps

    Ted Maciuba

    Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director for Mounted Requirments, US Army

    12:45 Networking Lunch

    13:45 WCSP – A Pragmatic Approach to Integrating Survivability Techniques & Technologies

    Mr Alex Hansell

    Mr Alex Hansell, Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK

    • Threats in theatre
    • A pragmatic approach to providing protection
    • Maintaining an ability to upgrade against emergent threats

    14:15 Delivering High Levels of Protection within the PUMA Infantry Fighting Vehicle

    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer, Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann

    • Platforms high level of blast and ballistic protection: Approaches to developing the modular system
    • The Multifunctional Self-protection System MUSS (softkill protection system against guided missiles)
    • Potential for integration of hard kill active protection systems within the platform
    • Managing platform weight and size: What is the potential for growth of survivability systems?

    14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Panel Discussion: The Latest Survivability Developments from Defence Scientific Research Establishments

  • Current national research programmes supporting front line armoured vehicle survivability
  • The need for greater collaboration with industry to support growing defence capability development
  • Joint and international project potential
  • what will AV survivability be enabled to do in the next 20 years through technology  and engineering development
  • Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    Dr Carsten Weidner

    Dr Carsten Weidner, Research & Technology Coordinator for Signature Management, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies

    Alexandra Sirois

    Alexandra Sirois, Group Leader, Mobile Platform Survivability and Effects, Defence Research and Development Canada

    Elias  Stipidis

    Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

    15:45 DAS Architectures

    • Requirements of DAS
    • Potential architectures
    • Feedback from collaboration with the UK MoD

    Professor Elias Stipidis

    Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, Vetronics Research Centre

    Periklis Charchalakis

    Periklis Charchalakis, Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre

    16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    16:30 Close of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR

    DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR

    Survivability Lead Land Warfare Systems , Raytheon Missile Systems
    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
    Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Director General Defence Safety Authority , UK MoD
    Major Mia  Bruner

    Major Mia Bruner

    Deputy AD Survivability, United States Army
    Major Paul Kozick

    Major Paul Kozick

    Combat Development and Integration, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps
    Mr Alex Hansell

    Mr Alex Hansell

    Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK
    Professor Bryn James

    Professor Bryn James

    Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

    Alexandra Sirois

    Group Leader, Mobile Platform Survivability and Effects, Defence Research and Development Canada
    Alexandra Sirois

    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
    Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (Retd.) Peter Rafferty

    President, Revision MilitaryUK and Vice President Power, Revision Military Inc, Revision Military
    Brigadier (Retd.) Peter  Rafferty

    DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR

    Survivability Lead Land Warfare Systems , Raytheon Missile Systems
    DAVID MASEREDJIAN JR

    Dr Carsten Weidner

    Research & Technology Coordinator for Signature Management, Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies
    Dr Carsten Weidner

    Dr Hans Kariis

    Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems, Swedish Defence Research Agency
    Dr Hans Kariis

    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

    Head of Department, Protection, Krauss Maffei Wegmann
    Dr Ing. Robert Bayer

    Dr. Ronald Meixner

    Engineer Business Unit Protection Systems , Rheinmetall ADS
    Dr. Ronald Meixner

    Gil Schwartz

    VP Buisness development and marketing, Rada Electronic Industries Ltd
    Gil Schwartz

    Guy Davies

    Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo
    Guy Davies

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

    SO1 Land Systems , DSTL
    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Simpson

    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Eike Sinzig

    Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

    Team Leader, Infantry Concepts and Mobility, Army Concepts and Capability Development Centre, German Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Karl Heinz Boenke

    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Director General Defence Safety Authority , UK MoD
    Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

    Major Darrel Commander

    Programme Manager Assault Amphibian Vehicle , United States Marine Corps
    Major Darrel  Commander

    Major Mia Bruner

    Deputy AD Survivability, United States Army
    Major Mia  Bruner

    Major Paul Kozick

    Combat Development and Integration, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, United States Marine Corps
    Major Paul Kozick

    Mr Alex Hansell

    Survivability Lead, Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme, Lockheed Martin UK
    Mr Alex Hansell

    Mr Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing.

    Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems
    Mr Christian  Manthey Dipl. Ing.

    Mr Kevin Sloan

    International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
    Mr Kevin Sloan

    Mr Paul Berry

    Senior Systems Engineer, ARTEC GmbH
    Mr Paul Berry

    Mr Roger Sloman

    Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
    Mr Roger Sloman

    Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Periklis Charchalakis

    Professor Bryn James

    Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL
    Professor Bryn James

    Rami Sokolower

    Armoured Combat Systems , IMI Systems
    Rami Sokolower

    Steve Carkner

    Head of Innovation for Revision Military, Revision Military
    Steve  Carkner

    Ted Maciuba

    Deputy Director for Mounted Requirments, US Army
    Ted Maciuba

    Tom Newberry

    Principal Engineer Land Survivability , Dstl
    Tom Newberry

    Yiftach Kleinman

    Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Rafael's Land Maneuver Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
    Yiftach Kleinman

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    ABBS

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.advanced-blast.com/

    ABBS is currently focussed on developing and marketing Active Mine Protection Systems (AMPS) for armoured vehicles, working with three major partners who supply the specialist technology required. A number of novel, patented concepts and systems have been identified, UK MOD and Technology Strategy Board/Innovate UK Funding has been provided to carry out development and Proof-of-Concept trials. The systems use fastreaction, very high impulse rocket motors which directly counteract the mine blast forces to minimise the effects of the mine blast on the vehicle. The system are at about TRL6 and are ready for test on user’s vehicles.


    Arconic Inc.

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

    Arconic Inc. creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value.


    ARTEC

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.artec-boxer.com/index.php?id=home

    ARTEC GmbH was founded in 1999. It is a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland. ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development programme for Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania, acting as the prime contractor. ARTEC is further in charge of the co-ordination of series production and is the focal point organisation for any BOXER export cases. Main tasks: Programme Management, System Engineering, Configuration Management, Contract Administration.


    Intermat Stealth

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

    Intermat Stealth is a Group of Companies pioneer in Stealth Technology Coatings and materials for military applications that have been developed after more than 20 years of R&D and extensive field tests and evaluations. Since 1997, we specialize in the research, development, and production of anti-thermal/anti-IR coatings. Production is carried out in our modern facilities, under the highest standards, in compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance provisions. Intermat Stealth’s products are applied on military vehicles of all types, military installations and strategic infrastructure, such as hangars/shelters, air-fields, bunkers, oil and gas installations, missile and radar sites, communications and command & control and more. What our coatings (paints) do is to keep in stealth mode all your assets (mobile and fixed). Stealth technology, after the military definition, is regarded as a combination of materials and methods which significantly lower the emissions of a target, thereby effectively decreasing the enemy's detection range. In order to attain a Stealth effect the level of the Signatures must be reduced down to about the same as, or ideally lower than, the environmental background noise. Intermat Stealth can give you this stealth/anti-thermal effect within a coating. Intermat Stealth coatings technology integrates high Stealth Mobility and high Stealth Capability in an all-in-one combat-proven weightless camouflage system: The utmost protection that warfighters, vehicles, weapon systems and assets can have. Key Features: • Ease of Application (Spray Gun Paint) • Real Stealth Capability (Multispectral performance effective in NIR-MIR-FIR) • Solar Reflective • Maintenance Free • Unobstructed Vehicle Mobility • Paint can be applied on any vehicle modern or old with no restriction • Robust, effective & leading edge result • Maximum durability due to advanced production techniques • Our technology is combat proven • Available in ALL military hues and colors • Ultimate Protection


    Leonardo

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

    Leonardo is amongst the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and operates globally, leveraging on its breadth of technology and capability and product leadership. With over 45,000 employees worldwide, the company has a strong industrial presence in four markets: Italy, the UK, US and Poland, and a network of strategic partnerships across the world. Leonardo has strong heritage in the provision and integration of active protection systems, providing equipment to counter IED threats and self-defence systems to the British Army and integrated Defensive Aids Systems across the UK’s helicopter fleet and on the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet


    Microflown AVISA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.microflown-avisa.com

    Microflown AVISA (www.microflown-avisa.com) 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.


    Pleora Technologies

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

    Military imaging system manufacturers rely on proven real-time video expertise from Pleora Technologies to help meet performance and cost demands in local situational awareness applications. Our broad portfolio of video networking hardware and software – backed by extensive standards expertise and systems knowledge – has been designed into vision applications for sighting, navigation, threat detection, and targeting in ground-based vehicles, naval vessels, manned and unmanned airframes, and standalone systems for persistent surveillance. Manufacturers rely on Pleora in new systems delivering real-time video from multiple imaging sources to processing platforms and display panels, and retrofit upgrades integrating existing imaging sources into fully networked systems. Pleora’s video interface products, network standards expertise, and systems knowledge allow manufacturers to bypass development and integration complexities in mission-critical imaging applications. Our real-time video expertise revolutionized the factory automation market, and today we’re bringing new levels of awareness and intelligence for security and defense applications.


    Rada

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

    RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. is a Defense Electronics System House specializing in advanced electronic systems for airborne and land applications. RADA’s product lines include: • Tactical Land Radars • Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) • Avionics Systems and Upgrades RADA offers advanced Pulse-Doppler, multi-mission, AESA radars for tactical applications. These Software Defined radars introduce hemispheric spatial coverage with excellent performance-to-price ratio. RADA’s INS solutions, based on Fiber Optic Gyros (FOG) and Micro-Electro Mechanical Sensors (MEMS), provide best value solutions for aerial and land tactical vehicles. RADA is a leading provider in the field of airborne video and data recorders. The company offers a wide range of solid-state digital recorders, cameras and debriefing systems, and complete avionic upgrade suits for combat and ISR aircraft. RADA’s customer base includes leading forces and prime defense integrators such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, DRS Technologies, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Embraer, Israel Military Industries (IMI) and others. Founded in 1970, RADA has been traded on the NASDAQ (“RADA”) stock exchange since 1985. RADA’s Executive Chairman is Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Herzle Bodinger, who served as the Israeli Air Force Commander prior to joining the company. RADA is certified to ISO-9001:2008, AS9100C, and ISO-14001:2004 standards.


    Rafael

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

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications for the Israeli Defense Forces and the defense establishment, as well as for customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is the largest employer in Northern Israel with approximately 7,000 employees and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers. Qualitative Edge Rafael was established in 1948 as Israel's Defense Ministry national research and development laboratory. Initially, the company's main focus was the development of missile technology. With the years, Rafael started developing advanced weapon systems for all the branches of the IDF. These systems are based on vast expertise, technological know-how, and a thorough understanding of the IDF's specific operational requirements. Rafael's solutions helped bolster the IDF's qualitative advantage, and most of them have already been successfully used in the battlefield. In 2002 Rafael was incorporated into a state-owned company, with the vision of maintaining its technological capabilities and continuing wide-scale R&D programs. Rafael has received 43 Israel Security Awards. Economic Data Rafael is Israel's second largest defense company, with 2015 sales of 2 Billion Dollars, an order backlog of 4.9 Billion Dollars and a net profit of 118 Million Dollars. Partnerships and cooperation As part of its corporate culture of partnerships and cooperation, Rafael has created agreements with over 100 governmental, aviation, space and defense organizations in Israel and around the world. These programs allow Rafael and its partners to capitalize on mutual strengths and leverage existing capabilities. Organizational Structure Rafael is divided into six divisions: Air Superiority Systems – designs, develops and manufactures world-leading air defense and air-to-air systems. This division is responsible for the design and development of leading air defense and air-to-air systems such as: • David's Sling – an air defense system designed to intercept medium range missiles. Developed in cooperation with Raytheon USA. • Iron Dome – an air defense system for interception of short-medium range rockets. In addition, this division is also responsible for SPYDER, an air-defense system, based on Rafael's advanced air-to-air Python-5 and I-Derby missiles, and for C-Dome – a naval point defense system based on its combat-proven Iron Dome system. Air and C4ISR Division – develops and manufactures a wide array of air and C4ISR systems for targeting and sensor-to-shooter missions, including electro-optic systems, communications and intelligence, as well as cyber systems. Some of the division's products include Air-To-Ground Systems (SPICE - a precise standoff bomb with advanced target-detection and navigation capabilities), airborne Electro-Optical Systems for observation, navigation and targeting (Litening) and for real-time aerial reconnaissance (Reccelite), multi-platform, observation and targeting (Toplite), ISR and trageting (Toplite), detection of light arms, ATGM and RPG fire sources, for quick sensor-to-shooter engagement (Spotlite), Communications and Intelligence and Cyber. The division is also responsible for the "Sparrow" family of missiles, for simulation of ballistic trajectories of targets. Other division solutions include advanced communications systems such as BNET (Software Defined Radio), TACMAX, and the Imilite intelligence data exploitation and processing system. Rafael is a leader in the cyber warfare domain, and in 2015 it was selected to head Israel's national Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT). Land and Naval Systems Division – designs, develops and manufactures land, naval and underwater systems. These systems include the Spike family of electro-optical, precision-guided, tactical missiles launched from the air, ground and sea, Remote-Controlled Weapon Stations for ground and naval applications, Passive and Reactive armor for armored vehicles (such as the Bradley and the AAV7), the Trophy APS family (already installed and combat-proven on the Merkava-4 MBT's), shoulder-launched systems (Matador), the Protector USV, and others. This division acts as the integrator of Rafael's SIS (Security Integrated Systems) solutions for the protection of critical and strategic assets on land and at sea. Manor and Technologies – develops rocket motors, warheads and pyrotechnics, and naval decoys. Manor also develops space propulsion systems, already in use on the Israeli OFEQ and EROS satellites, as well as on the French Proteus and Myriade, and has also developed the rocket motor for the "Arrow" anti-ballistic missile. R&D and Engineering Division – Responsible for Rafael's entire R&D activity, with advanced knowledge and capabilities in a variety of fields, including image processing, mechanics, electronics, software, aeronautical and micro electronics, and more. Each year Rafael invests over 8% of its sales in R&D. Ordnance and National Infrastructure Division – manages national development centers and infrastructure, including the national test-range, the Center for Military Research, and the Center for EW Simulation. RDC (RAFAEL Development Corporation) RDC is a business development company privately owned by ELRON and Rafael. RDC's mission is to generate new businesses by applying the core technologies of Rafael and offering innovative solutions to fast growing commercial markets. Some of RDC's most famous investments include Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN), which developed and manufactures diagnostic products for visualization and detection of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, Medingo, which developed a semi-disposable insulin patch pump, and others. Community involvement 1,700 of Rafael's employees volunteer in over 50 community projects. These activities include after-school enrichment lessons for excelling science and technology students, design of special accessories for the mentally and physically challenged, tutorials for weaker students, and many more. ACCOUNTANTS KPMG Somekh Chaikin ADDRESS P.O.B. 2250, Haifa 3102102 TEL 972-73-3354444 FAX 972-73-3354657 E-MAIL mkt@rafael.co.il WEBSITE www.rafael.co.il


    Revision Military

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

    All Revision products are built to enhance survivability for soldiers and tactical users operating in extreme environments and situations. The Company’s history began with eyewear and has expanded to include face, head, and torso protective solutions. Revision’s evolution continues with innovative battlefield energy solutions to protect the soldier and the platform, to deliver Mission Survivability through signature management, reducing platform acoustic, thermal and logistic signatures. Revision’s energy solutions provide prolonged performance at high loading, supplying high capacity and maintenance free, low logistic drag energy solutions delivering operational energy independence and self-reliance to expeditionary forces. Revision powers protection and in the Land Vehicle domain delivers tailorable, scalable and reconfigurable platform power solutions delivering improved power density, reduced platform weight and greater power to weight ratios. Across each of the Company’s Business Units, Revision brings together the finest technical minds, with wide-ranging expertise, in state-of-the-art facilities.


    Rheinmetall Defence

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.rheinmetall-defence.com

    Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf/Germany, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation and is the management holding company of the Rheinmetall Group. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The group´s operating activities are split into the two corporate sectors, Rheinmetall Defence and Rheinmetall Automotive. In 2016, its 23,000-strong staff generated annual sales of €5,602 million. The group’s Defence sector is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology. Rheinmetall has spent years pioneering new technologies for protecting friendly forces, systematically expanding its range of products in this critical field. Rheinmetall’s Protect Systems unit has specialized in developing and producing high-quality components and innovative systems for protecting people, vehicles, aircraft, ships and installations and offers a wide range of high-effective active and passive protection solutions coupled with soft-kill systems. Whether it is for requirements specific to different branches of the armed forces or overall requirements, whether it is for external or internal security, Rheinmetall has a wide product portfolio offered as individual and networked system solutions. This makes Rheinmetall Defence a strong and reliable partner to the German armed forces, their allies and friendly armies, along with civil national security forces. Providing friendly forces with the best-possible protection – that is our mission.


    Saab

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://saab.com/

    Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Saab has extensive experience in supporting ground forces with solutions designed to meet the need for enhanced operational capabilities and a higher level of effectiveness. This includes first class protection, from a full range of Signature Management systems to fully-integrated, cost effective, modular Active Protection Systems for vehicle platforms.


    SKYDEX

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

    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

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

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

    Media Partners


    Asian Military Review

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    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.


    Epicos

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    http://www.Epicos.com

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


    International Journal of Vehicle Design

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijvd

    IJVD, the journal of vehicle engineering, automotive technology and components, has been established for over a quarter of a century as an international authoritative reference in the field. It publishes the Proceedings of the International Association for Vehicle Design, which is an independent, non-profit-making learned society that exists to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of vehicle design and safety.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


    Global Defence Technology

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    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.


    Defense Express

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    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.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    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


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    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.


    Soldier Modernisation

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    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.


    International Journal of Vehicle Safety

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijvs

    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.


    Defence Suppliers

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    http://www.defence-suppliers.com

    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.


    International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijvsmt

    IJVSMT provides a resource of information for the scientific and engineering community working with ground vehicles. Emphases are placed on novel computational and testing techniques that are used by automotive engineers and scientists.


    European Sting

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    http://www.europeansting.com

    The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.


    ARMSCOM.net

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    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


    Defense Conferences

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    https://www.marketresearchmedia.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.


    International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijvics

    IJVICS provides a refereed reference in the field of vehicle networking, information and communication systems.


    International Journal of Vehicle Performance

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    http://www.inderscience.com/ijvp

    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.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    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.


    International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems

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    http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijhvs

    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.


    Army Technology

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    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.


    Defence and Security Alert

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    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security 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.


    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    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.

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    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)

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    ‘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.

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    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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