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Within the Central and Eastern European region, the land forces environment continues to receive renewed attention, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of the Cold War. This has been reflected by large scale international exercises to boost readiness, as well as the individual efforts of NATO member states to enhance their respective capabilities, through procurement and training.

As a key enabler of manoeuvre, protection, fire support, C4I and the mainstay of any future ground operation, the combat vehicle must be kept front of mind. Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2017 will explore the regional objectives of the mechanised community, aiming to proactively discuss the tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness.

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2017 Conference invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures effective representation from the leading solution providers at the forefront of combat vehicle development. 


 

• Hear from Central and Eastern European land forces and MoDs’ that are leading combat vehicle development, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Slovenia
• Network with and meet industry leaders who are developing the latest combat vehicle solutions for the platform and mechanised personnel
• Gain an update from defence research and areas under examination, including the latest survivability technologies and un-manned ground vehicles
 

Military

• Operational commanders
• Armoured capability development
• Combat vehicle programme managers
• Heads of protected mobility

Industry and Research

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s…

• Platforms
• Armour
• Mobility systems
• Communications and C4I
• Situational awareness systems
• Armament and weapon systems
• Signature management and active camouflage
• Defensive aids and soft kill
• Active protection and hard-kill
 

Previous organisations have included:

ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH ; AOBP; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems International.; Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology; Czech Army; Czech MoD; Defence Express; DSIA; DSTL; Estonian Defence Forces; IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH; Inform Avia Center, JV; Interlink cs; ISOCLIMA; KraussMaffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG; Lockheed Martin; Ministry of Defence Czech Republic; MoD Czech Republic; National Armaments Office; Nexter Systems; Omnipol A S; Pap Tecnos Innovacion; Pearson Engineering; Plasan Sasa Ltd; Ray Service S R O; Review for Defence and Security Industry; Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH; Rheinmetall RWM GmbH; Spanish Army; ST Engineering; St Kinetics; Tower Automotive Belgium bvba; Tower International Limited; University of Defence, Czech Republic; US Army; Vojensky Technicky Ustav Pozemniho Vojsak Vyskov; VOP CZ. S.p.;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Ministry of Defence

9:15 Optimising The Deployment and Maintenance of Armoured Vehicles

Major General Jaromir Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of Support Division , Czech Ministry of Defence

• Assessing the through life support needs for the Czech land forces armoured vehicles
• Managing spare parts and repair when in theatre and on operations
• Engineering and upgrade capability
• Seeing logistics as a land forces enabler
 

9:45 Massing Combat Power in the European Theatre-Lessons Learned from Deploying an Armoured Brigade Combat Team

Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider

Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider, Chief of Staff, United States Army Europe

• Challenges faced in preparation of the arrival of a brigade
• RSOMI
• FoM

10:15 Policy, Plans and Capability Development to Support the Czech Army’s Mechanised Infantry

Colonel Ing Zdenek  Mikula

Colonel Ing Zdenek Mikula, Head of Mechanized & Infantry Section, Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development & Planning Division, Czech Ministry of Defence

• The role and structure of the Capabilities Development and Planning Division within the Czech MoD
• The importance of the Land Forces Mechanised Infantry as a flexible and rapidly deployable force
• Doctrine and policy to support the mechanised infantry during modern warfare
• What are the current gaps and areas considered for capability development?
• Working with procurement to set requirements and integrate new equipment

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 21st Century Turret Systems - Fightability and Agility

Mr Simon Johns

Mr Simon Johns, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin

• Use of Open Architecture to extend turret life, support sustainable acquisition and create capability uplifts
• Minimising crew fatigue, the importance of ergonomics and HFI
• Enhancing situational awareness and exploiting the turret as a mobile and protected data hub

 

11:45 PEO Ground Combat Systems Development of Stryker: Supporting US Army Europe’s Armoured Capability within the Region

Colonel Glenn Dean

Colonel Glenn Dean, Programme Manager, Stryker, PEO, GCS, United States Army

12:15 Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles for Modern Forces

Mr Nico Danneberg

Mr Nico Danneberg, Director International Business and Services, Europe East, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag

• Need for modernization
• GDELS wheeled vehicles
• GDELS tracked vehicles
• Through-life support
 

12:45 Current Capabilities and Plans within the Romanian Land Forces 15th Mechanised Brigade

Colonel Dragos Iacob

Colonel Dragos Iacob, Commander, 15th Mechanised Brigade, Romanian Army

• Force structure within the 15th mechanised Brigade
• Armoured vehicle capabilities:
 o Piranha III armoured personnel carrier
 o Infantry fighting vehicle
 o Main battle tank
• Feedback from recent exercises and training
• Future plans for force development within the Brigade

13:15 Networking Lunch

14:15 Modular Upgrade Concept for T-72s and their Variants

Mr Michael Rust

Mr Michael Rust, Head of Sales and Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH

14:45 Capabilities Delivered by the Austrian Armed Forces Procurement of BSV10

Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian Ministry of Defence

• Requirements behind BSV10: The need for a highly mobile and versatile vehicle to support operations in challenging terrain
• BvS10 enhanced crew ergonomics, internal volume and advanced protection
• Potential for integration of subsystems and different vehicle variants to support a variety of missions
• Austrian plans and timelines supporting procurement of BSV10

15:15 German Army Approach to Training and Doctrine Development of Armoured Forces

Brigadier General Norbert Wagner

Brigadier General Norbert Wagner, Commander, Munster Training Centre, German Army

• An overview of the operational environment and the challenges that armoured operators must train to face
• Some of the key areas to consider: Maneuver, Gunnery and Communications
• Approaches for effective training: Blending synthetic and live training for cost effective and comprehensive learning
• Feedback from joint exercises and potential for collaboration with NATO and regional partners
 

15:45 Afternoon Tea

16:15 Evolution and Enhancement of the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf"

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas, Chief of Staff, Land Forces, Lithuanian MoD

• Brigade force structure of the 6 battalions and important role in defence of territorial integrity
• Enhancing training and support through international co-operation with NATO partners
• Enhancing brigade mobility, protection and lethality: New BOXER vehicles and advantages delivered over legacy M113 tracked APC
• Current further plans and priorities for development of the brigade

16:45 BOXER as a Proven Solution for NATO

Mr Stefan Lischka

Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH

• Multi-lateral Programme within NATO
• Time matters
• Proven solutions avoids risk
• Performance is key
• Growth is ensured
• Cooperation is facilitated

17:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Major General (ret) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Ministry of Defence

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Ministry of Defence

9:15 Future Armoured Vehicles - Norwegian Perspectives and Experiences

Colonel Ellef Iversen

Colonel Ellef Iversen, Project Manager CV90 Programme, Norwegian Defence Material Agency

• Current force structure overview of the Norwegian Land Forces
• Combat vehicle capability areas that have recently seen development
• Finding from the recent white paper and subsequent future priorities

9:45 Composite Rubber Track: Operate at Reach, Lower Logistic Need and Fight for Longer

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major (ret) 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

10:15 Czech Army Armoured Vehicle Procurement and Systems Integration

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek, Director of Land Forces Armaments, Acquisition Division, Czech MoD

• An overview of the fleet structure and management
• Light medium and heavy platforms currently utilised within the land forces
• Key areas within the vehicles for development: C4I, Weapon Systems and Survivability
• Where are the current capability gaps and what are the capabilities under consideration?

 

 

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 Combat Vehicle Modernisation within the Spanish Land Forces

Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez , Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence

• Operational requirements of the Spanish land forces
• A focus on combat vehicle modernisation within key platforms:
 o 8x8 APC
 o Pizarro IFV
 o Leopard MBT
• Future mile stones for capability development

11:45 Plans for Infantry Brigade Mechanisation and Integration of Combat Vehicles into the Latvian Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Raivis Melnis

Lieutenant Colonel Raivis Melnis, Commander, 1st Mechanised Battalion, Latvian Armed Forces

• Structure, strategy and doctrine of Latvian army: How must the Latvian Armed Forces adapt to meet existing and future threats?
• Current priorities for capability development: The need for combat vehicles to support land forces in the area of protected mobility and fire power
• Procurement of CVRT and timelines for introduction of the vehicle into the army
• Plans and areas for upgrade of the systems to meet Latvian requirements
 

12:15 OCCAR Management of Land Systems Programmes: A Case Study of the BOXER Vehicle

Mr Andreas Zekorn

Mr Andreas Zekorn, Programme Manager, BOXER, OCCAR

• History of the programme from concept to completion
• Advantages and key successes of multinational co-operation: Feedback from collaboration with the German, Netherlands and Lithuanian Armed Forces
• Options for support of future land systems procurement within the region
 

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 Armament and Modernization Programs for the Development of Motorised and Mechanised Battalions

• Activities, next steps and future plans
• LMV 4x4
• APC 6x6
• APC 8x8
• IFV 8x8
 

Mr Miha Matek

Mr Miha Matek, Head of Armaments Project Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

Colonel Igor Cebek Ph.D.

Colonel Igor Cebek Ph.D., Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces

14:15 Platform Supportability and Integrating Future Capability in the US Army's Combat Vehicle Fleets

Colonel Mike Smith

Colonel Mike Smith , TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army

• Integrating available active protection systems on current fleets while planning integrated vehicle protection systems for future systems and formations
• Addressing the need to balance current requirements with future needs -- Life cycle costs versus operational capabilities
• Enhancing strategic mobility for combat vehicles and formations

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:15 73rd Tank Battalion: Ensuring Operational Readiness and Combat Effectiveness

Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kerdik

Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kerdik, Commander 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech Armed Forces

• Overview of the Battalion structure and force development in recent years
• Feedback from new equipment that has been introduced and upgrades to the T-72 MBT
• Feedback from ongoing joint exercises and collaboration with international and regional partners
• Current training and doctrine utilised to ensure operational readiness

15:45 Acquisition & Through Life Cycle Support of Armoured Vehicles and Anti-Armour Weapon Systems: Key Aspects from the NSPA Perspective

Mr Gokhan Tokus

Mr Gokhan Tokus, Chief, Material Management Centre, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, NATO Support and Procurement Agency

• Acquisition of Armoured Vehicles: Challenges and Lessons Learned
 o Considerations and experiences obtained from  PRV project, Boxer from Production to In-service challenges, PzH modernization for Croatia and challenges on the Portuguese Project
• Integration of Sensors and Weapons: A Supportability Perspective
 o PRV and PzH as examples how we support systems integrated into vehicles (RWS, Surveillance), problem areas, solutions
• Long Term Cooperative Support for Anti-Armour Missiles: Case Studies for new and legacy systems
 o TOW Support case, how we were able to support it for 40 years from basic to ITAS
 o Spike Support: New system with different challenges and support model
• Approaches to Missile’s service life extension
 o Different cases in which life extension worked out (TOW, Stinger, Hellfire, Spike). Advice for new missile acquisition

 

16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Major General (ret) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (ret) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Ministry of Defence

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider

Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider

Chief of Staff, United States Army Europe
Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber

Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian Ministry of Defence
Brigadier General Norbert Wagner

Brigadier General Norbert Wagner

Commander, Munster Training Centre, German Army
Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Chief of Staff, Land Forces, Lithuanian MoD
Colonel Dragos Iacob

Colonel Dragos Iacob

Commander, 15th Mechanised Brigade, Romanian Army
Colonel Glenn Dean

Colonel Glenn Dean

Programme Manager, Stryker, PEO, GCS, United States Army
Major General Jaromir Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna

Director of Support Division , Czech Ministry of Defence

Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider

Chief of Staff, United States Army Europe
Brigadier General Kai Rohrschneider

Brigadier General Norbert Huber

Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian Ministry of Defence
Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Wagner

Commander, Munster Training Centre, German Army
Brigadier General Norbert Wagner

Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence
Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Chief of Staff, Land Forces, Lithuanian MoD
Colonel Dalius Polekauskas

Colonel Dragos Iacob

Commander, 15th Mechanised Brigade, Romanian Army
Colonel Dragos Iacob

Colonel Ellef Iversen

Project Manager CV90 Programme, Norwegian Defence Material Agency
Colonel Ellef Iversen

Colonel Glenn Dean

Programme Manager, Stryker, PEO, GCS, United States Army
Colonel Glenn Dean

Colonel Igor Cebek Ph.D.

Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces
Colonel Igor Cebek Ph.D.

Colonel Ing Zdenek Mikula

Head of Mechanized & Infantry Section, Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development & Planning Division, Czech Ministry of Defence
Colonel Ing Zdenek  Mikula

Colonel Mike Smith

TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army
Colonel Mike Smith

Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Director of Land Forces Armaments, Acquisition Division, Czech MoD
Colonel Tomas Dvoracek

Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kerdik

Commander 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Jan Kerdik

Lieutenant Colonel Raivis Melnis

Commander, 1st Mechanised Battalion, Latvian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Raivis Melnis

Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
Major (ret) Kevin Sloan

Major General (ret) Josef Sedlak

Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Ministry of Defence
Major General (ret) Josef  Sedlak

Major General Jaromir Zuna

Director of Support Division , Czech Ministry of Defence
Major General Jaromir Zuna

Mr Andreas Zekorn

Programme Manager, BOXER, OCCAR
Mr Andreas Zekorn

Mr Gokhan Tokus

Chief, Material Management Centre, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
Mr Gokhan Tokus

Mr Michael Rust

Head of Sales and Marketing, IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH
Mr Michael Rust

Mr Miha Matek

Head of Armaments Project Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
Mr Miha Matek

Mr Nico Danneberg

Director International Business and Services, Europe East, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag
Mr Nico Danneberg

Mr Simon Johns

Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin
Mr Simon Johns

Mr Stefan Lischka

Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH
Mr Stefan Lischka

Zdenek MIKULA

Chief of Infantry Section, Development of Land Forces Department, Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, Czech MoD
Zdenek MIKULA

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ARTEC

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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.


General Dynamics European Land Systems

Sponsors
http://www.gdels.com

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is business unit of the U.S. based General Dynamics Corporation. With around 1,800 highly skilled employees, GDELS designs, manufactures and delivers wheeled, tracked, and amphibious vehicles as well as armaments and ammunition to customers worldwide. GDELS has production sites and offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.


IBD Deisenroth

Sponsors
http://www.ibd-deisenroth.de

IBD Deisenroth Engineering is a leading supplier of protection systems for light to heavy platforms. With its more than 35 years of experience IBD has been involved in many large vehicle programs. As of today about 55,000 vehicles have been equipped with IBD’s protection kits. The products of the IBD PROTech Family cover all layers of the Survivability Onion. Therefore comprehensive survivability kits can be designed providing broad band protection against almost every actual and upcoming threat. Recent developments in materials and technologies allow for higher protection levels at significantly lower weight. The IBD NanoTech materials show much higher ballistic performance compared to standard materials so that weight savings up to 40 % are possible. With IBD’s concept of Integrated Protection new vehicles have been designed with significantly improved basic protection at lower vehicle weight. The IBD ESPACE Concept is a comprehensive Survivability Concept for combat platforms and has successfully been applied to MBTs and heavy IFVs. Spin-off solutions have been designed and applied to different versions of the Leopard 2 and other MBTs.


Lockheed Martin

Sponsors
http://www.lockheedmartin.co.uk/

Lockheed Martin’s Ampthill facility is the largest and fastest growing Lockheed Martin business in the United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin Ampthill is a leading provider of mission systems for armoured fighting vehicles and their integration onto a range of platforms. Lockheed Martin turret solutions integrate a range of lethal effects from the highly versatile and effective Case-Telescoped 40mm ‘fire-on-the-move’ cannon, to more traditional 30-40mm solutions. Lockheed Martin can integrate a range of surveillance and target acquisition systems and can provide elegant integration of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles including the battle-proven Javelin Missile. Lockheed Martin’s armoured vehicle pedigree extends into the provision of modular armour solutions and the integration of upgrades to power, transmission and drive-train solutions. The company’s billion-dollar contracts to deliver the turret for the British Army’s AJAX reconnaissance vehicle and the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Capability Sustainment Programme underlines how strategic investments in technology are allowing Lockheed Martin to engineer a better tomorrow.


Soucy Defence

Sponsors
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.


Tencate

Sponsors
http://www.tencate.com/

TenCate Advanced Armour is a global strategic partner in survivability solutions with a wide experience in lightweight survivability solutions for land systems and is currently a partner in several contemporary programmes for light, medium, and heavy land vehicles. TenCate Advanced Armour can provide support in every step in the development and production of new land systems, incl. survivability analysis, survivability integration services, survivability subsystems, and lightweight armour solutions certified by external test institutes to comply with NATO standards. Based on a substantial experience in both material science and practical applications of survivability solutions, TenCate Advanced Armour is a market leading specialist in the complete process of designing, certification, manufacturing and quality testing of ballistic protection solutions in accordance with strict regulations and industry standards.

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Burgess Consulting

Exhibitors
http://www.burgessconsulting.ltd.uk/

Burgess Consulting Limited specialises in delivering pragmatic legislation compliance support to the Defence and specialist vehicle industry world-wide. Our experienced consultants can provide project and design teams with first class, tailored support that includes: the management of legislative compliance validation and verification test programmes, through life compliance audits and the management of EU Type Approval submissions and CE marking of equipment. Equally conversant with the requirements for wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles, we are proud to include General Dynamics, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, SC Group, Morgan Advanced Materials, NIMR and the UK Ministry of Defence amongst our clients. We are certificated to ISO 9001:2008 and a registered agent for Type Approval with the Australian Department of Transport and Infrastructure.


Pearson Engineering

Exhibitors
http://www.pearson-eng.com/

Pearson Engineering Ltd is a global provider of combat engineering equipment designed to quickly and effectively optimise wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles to overcome mobility challenges. Products, provided as interchangeable front end attachments, can be attached, released and interchanged to provide Commanders with the flexibility to meet the demands of a changing battlespace. Products include counter-mine, counter-IED, obstacle reduction and assault bridge launching equipment fitted to a common interface specifically designed for the vehicle. Pearson Engineering’s range of MineWolf manned and unmanned tracked platforms provide operators with powerful mine clearance capability for large area demining and EOD tasks.


RHEINMETALL CHEMPRO

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http://www.rheinmetall-chempro.com/en/rhc/home.php

Effective protection systems play a vital role in safeguarding military and civilian personnel deployed in hazardous areas of operation. RhChempro is one of the world's leading producers of passive protection systems for wheeled and tracked vehicles. In the last 25 years, RhChempro has equipped more than 40,000 vehicles with highly sophisticated protection systems. RhChempro core competency:

AMAP® – Advanced Modular Protection: IED & Mine protection, Mine protection seats, Spall Liner, All protection systems are combat proven, Composite materialsàminimum weight protection, Protection systems can exceed STANAG protection levels, Specialized in short notice retrofitting of passive protection systems, Adaption of proven protection systems for new vehicles platform, Modular structured protection systems

RhChempro Services: Upgrading existing vehicles, Support throughout product lifetime, Maintenance under field conditions, Battle Damage Repair kits

RhChempro References: Boxer 8x8, Main Battle Tanks, Puma IFV, M113, 4x4 support vehicles, Trucks 6x6, IFV /AFV


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International Journal of Vehicle Design

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Andel's Hotel

The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left side of the river Vltava, in the modern quarter of 'Andel', andel's by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and 'Andel' metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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