Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016 Conference

November 23-24, 2016 - London, United Kingdom

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US$ 623.75

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Following the success of 2015's inaugural meeting, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns this November, once again seeking to bring together those at the forefront of survivability development for the armoured vehicle and its occupants

With a key  focus on the technologies and concepts of operation for enhanced survivability , this unique conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only the programme managers and operational commanders at the forefront of armoured vehicle procurement and use, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of armoured vehicle protection

Key Topics will include:

  • Feedback from operations, trials and development
  • Countering ballistic and blast threats to the vehicle, ranging from IED's to anti-tank guided missiles
  • Ensuring effective mobility and profile is maintained whilst optimizing blast protection
  • Research and development trends: New technologies and materials are coming to the attention of industry engineers
  • National programme updates from programme managers

Pre-Conference Workshop | 22nd November 2016

Countering IED Threats: Understanding the Operational Environment and Developing Proactive Solutions
Workshop Leader: Lead by Mr Robert Shaw, Former Head of Counter-IED Training, NATO ISAF, C-IED Advisor, UNMAS
13.30 - 17.30

Featured Speakers:

  • Brigadier General (ret) Didi Ben Yoash, Head, Future Combat Vehicle Development Team, Israeli MoD
  • Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
  • Captain Christophe Cailleau, Head of DGA Land Systems Simulation Department, DGA
  • Captain Geoffrey Rutkowski, Technical Manager, Jaguar Vehicle, DGA
  • Colonel (ret) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army
  • Colonel Dag Soberg, Director Armaments Branch, Army Staff, Norwegian Army
  • Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division, Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
  • Colonel Nick Pilon, Director, Land Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces 
  • Colonel Tomas Dvoracek, Director, Land Forces Armaments, Armaments and Acquisition Division, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD
  • Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements, Capabilities Development and Integration, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army
  • Dr Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, Land Systems Division, FFI
  • Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate, Combat , British Army HQ
  • Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Perry Wells, Senior Project Manager, National Research Council of Canada
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Requirements Manager, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Combat Development & Integration, United States Marine Corps
  • Major (ret) Kevin Sloan, Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
  • Major Claus Johansen, Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Army Combat and Fire Support Centre, Danish Army
  • Major Eoin Carson, SO2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
  • Major General (ret) David Cullen, Former Assistant Chief of the General Staff, UK MoD
  • Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager, Jaguar and Griffon Vehicles, SCORPION Programme , DGA
  • Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Mr Guenter Fuchs, Head of Signature Management, Bundeswehr Centre for Special and Protective Technologies, German Army
  • Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Project Leader, K1.2 System Technology, BAAINBw
  • Mr Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU, Senior Director, Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag
  • Mr Jim Taylor, President and CEO , Skydex Technologies Inc
  • Mr Marius Thiart, VP Business Development and Sales, Protection Systems, Rheinmetall
  • Mr Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH, Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam, Scientific Research Manager, Force Protection, TNO
  • Mr Roger Sloman, Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
  • Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH
  • Mr Taylor Hayley, Business Development, SKYDEX Technologies Inc.
  • Mr Thomas Bristow, Environmental System Design Authority, Engineering, Lockheed Martin UK
  • Mr William Hooper, Senior Survivability Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Platform Survivability Group., STL
  • Professor Bryn James, Senior Fellow, Platform Systems Division, DSTL

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK

Who should attend


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

Industry and Research
Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s

  • Armour and passive protection systems
  • Situational awareness and active protection capability
  • Signature management


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-15440