Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2017 Conference

Supporting future ground manouvre with comprehensive fire support

Documentation - June 28-29, 2017- London, United Kingdom

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Following the highly successful inaugural event in 2016, we are are proud to announce the second annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2017 which will take place in London on 28th-29th June 2017

Both within the conventional and asymmetrical environments, armoured vehicle lethality has always (and continues to offer), a vital means of boosting the combat effectiveness of ground forces. However, it is our belief that this conference is particularly timely. As the US Army increases its presence of heavy armour in Europe to the highest levels seen in years, there is a need to develop offensive assets and the deterrence capabilities that the armoured vehicle provides. In recent years hostile actors have increased their own combat vehicles protection, armament and fires to near peer status. There is therefore a need to re-examine and access the effectiveness of NATO fighting vehicle offensive capability and means of countering threats.

As the only conference of its type dedicated to this area, Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems will discuss the doctrine, concepts of operation, training and technologies at the heart of armoured vehicle lethality.

Drawing on experiences from previous operations and ongoing activity in the capability development space, future requirements will be presented and discussed. Importantly, to increase awareness of the technologies and capabilities that might be leveraged, an examination of the latest weapon systems, vehicle configurations, smart munitions, fire control, targeting, simulation and autonomous technology, shall be just some of the areas covered.

Benefits of Attending

  • Provide a platform for the advancement of armoured vehicles offensive capability, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry, that are enhancing combat effectiveness
  • Gain an update on strategic partners respective armoured vehicle programmes
  • Deliberate key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations

Plus One Half-Day Pre-Conference Workshop | Tuesday 27th June 2017

Improving Combat Vehicles through-Life Supportability and Systems Integration
Hosted by: Brigadier (Retd) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence
12.15 - 17.00


  • Brigadier (ret) Ian Simpson, Former Head of Combat Wheels Group, DE&S, UK MoD, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Jim Jenkins, Director of Science, Technology and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corps
  • Colonel Jose MarĂ­a Gonzalez Casado, Head of Pizarro Program, Procurement and Weapons Directorate, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Maneuver Center of Excellence , US Army
  • Dr Aditya Deshpande, Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre
  • Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat , British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Amado Sanchez, Chief, Manoeuvre Branch, Manoeuvre, Aviation, and Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre, United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ian Fake, Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Technical Training School, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mika Tauru, Deputy Director of Artillery, Plans Division, Finnish Army
  • Major (ret) Kevin Sloan, Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, SOUCY DEFENSE
  • Major Michael Johnsson, Head of Guns and Mortars, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre
The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

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

Who should attend

  • Armoured and mechanised infantry commanders
  • Armoured capability development
  • Heads of lethality
  • Heads of mounted close combat
  • Weapon system programme managers
  • Armoured vehicle programme managers
  • Weapon system support and engineering
  • Ammunition technicians

Industry and Research
  • Weapon systems
  • Smart and programmable munitions
  • Fire control, range finding and battle management systems
  • Optronics and target acquisition


Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place, Kensington
London, United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SMi
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-15875