Future Soldier Technology Conference

The Only Event in Europe Solely Dedicated to the Enhancement of Future Soldier Equipment


London, United Kingdom

We are proud to host the fifth annual Future Soldier Technology conference, which will convene in London on the 12th and 13th March 2019. This year's event will also include a dedicated pre-conference focus day on 11th March 2019 focused exclusively on dismounted situational awareness (DSA) - exploring how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks, and innovative immersive technologies and displays are assisting the warfighter.

Future soldier programmes continue to be critically important for dismounted infantry operations around the world. As militaries are expected to operate in diverse environments - from Arctic to urban landscapes - developing materials, technologies and capabilities that enable soldiers to survive and thrive has become ever more important.

As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2019 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are used to overcome challenges in soldier modernisation programmes, from across the world. It will explore the key categories for development, such as: survivability, lethality, sustainability, mobility and C4i. Along with soldier modernisation programmes from: IdZ-ES, FELIN, ISSP, Land 125, Sistemas de Combate do Soldado, and more.

Hear the very latest dveelopments from NATO-aligned Armies and Future Soldier Programme Managers related to:

  • Ballistic protection
  • Soldier lethality
  • C4i systems, battlespace management, and situational awareness
  • Night vision and optics
  • Winter warfare capabilities
  • Soldier system power solutions
  • Battlefield robotics and autonomous systems
  • Exoskeleton technology
  • Immersive technology and augmented reality
As well as updates from a variety of national programmes including:
  • UK
  • USA
  • France
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Portugal

At this year's conference there will once again be an array of networking opportunities:

  • Meet and network with service providers as well as military and government end-users from around the world that make up the attendees and exhibitors at this year's conference
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days
  • Industry hosted evening networking drinks reception

Who should attend

The conference and focus day agenda is critical for anyone involved in dismounted soldier technology and equipment, including:
  • Future Soldier System Programme Managers
  • Industry OEMs
  • Directors of Land Forces Capability
  • Infantry Leaders
  • Soldier Systems Researchers

Speakers

  • Brigadier General Jon Morten Mangersnes, Commander Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Captain (ret'd) Scott J Featherman, Director of Business Development, BlackBox Biometrics Inc
  • Captain Jan Weuts, Belgian Liaison Officer/Capability Development: Dutch Army Special Forces Centre of Expertise for Special Operations, Belgian Special Forces
  • Colonel (Ret) Richard Hansen, Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Colonel Francois-Regis Dabas, Infantry Capacity Development Director, French Army
  • Colonel Michael Bassingthwaighte DSM, Director of Diggerworks, Land Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Australian Department of Defence
  • Dr Darren Browning, Power Sources Team Lead, NATO LCG DSS / Power Group Chairman, DSTL
  • Dr Max Winkelmann, Researcher of Signatorics, Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Dr Nicholas Dugan, Chemist , U.S. Army NSRDEC
  • Lieutenant Colonel Francisco Javier Garcia Alvarez, Directorate Application Services/JISR, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nick Serle, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials And Development Unit, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Simao Sousa, Capability Development and Force Planning Coordinator, Portuguese Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Toby Lyle, SO1 Tactical Communications and Information Systems, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Torstein Espolin Johnson, Soldier System Coordinator, Norwegian Defence Material Agency
  • Major Christophe Wallner, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
  • Major Christopher Guilbaud-McHarg, Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) Director, Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Mr Chris Briggs, Capavility Advisor - Land ISTAR, DSTL
  • Mr Brian McDonald, Field Operations Manager, Persistent Systems LLC
  • Mr Gal Papier, Head of marketing & BD, Precision Tactical Weapon Systems Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd
  • Mr Gerard De-Boisboissel, Research Engineer, Saint-Cyr Military Academy Research Centre
  • Mr Itay Weiss, CEO & Reserve Major, Israeli Navy Seals, Secubit Ltd
  • Mr Johnathan Russell, Technical Lead, Dismounted Survivability, DSTL
  • Mr Nick Taylor CEng FIMechE MAPM RPP, Soldier Training and Special Programmes Team Leader, DE&S
  • Mr Sean Cale, Technical Authority and Life Cycle Manager / Chairman of NATO LCGDSS Combat Clothing and Individual Equipment Protection (CCIEP) Sub-Group, Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Ms. Lisa Amling, VP of Product Development, Small Format Connector Systems, Glenair, Inc
  • Nick Taylor, Director, Soldier Training and Special Programmes, Ministry of Defence
  • Thrude J Leirvik, Project Manager Nordic Combat Uniform, Norwegian Defence Material Agency Material Investments
Focus Day - 11th March 2019

Conference Day One - 12th March 2019

Conference Day Two
- 13th March 2019

Venue

Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Place
Kensington, London
United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer : SMi Defence
Venue : Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19122