Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020 Conference

London, United Kingdom

We are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020, taking place on 1st - 2nd April.

As warfare moves from asymmetric counterinsurgency focused operations, militaries must consider necessary requirements for success in an ever-developing battlefield, often characterised by increased technology and domain convergence. It is therefore increasingly important for militaries to discuss developments in their armoured capabilities in order to match and overcome potential near-peer future threats.

In an age where technological dominance reigns, the on-board sensor suites, optics, mission systems and vehicle architectures become the eyes and ears of the crew members, as well as the soldiers on board. It is vital therefore that armoured units have an intimate understanding of their surrounding terrain as well as the capabilities to deal swiftly with incoming threats, whatever the conditions. Further, this data is fundamental in creating and mapping the battlefield, delivering vital information to command for effective use of assets at greater speeds.

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness returns for its 5th year to proactively discuss crucial developments, calling on the experience of military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers in the market. FAVSA 2020 will also crucially delve deeper into the role of industry, inviting technical leads, platform managers and programme directors to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear the latest host nation capability updates from the British Armour Centre, Joint Forces Command, DSTL and DE&S
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as General Dynamics European Land Systems, Patria Land, Thales, Diehl Defence, SAAB Barracuda, BAE and General Dynamics UK
  • Deliberate key technological requirements in order to complete the 'Situational Awareness Jigsaw', including; vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, crew displays, active protection, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems
  • Explore land force interoperability and training requirements for enhanced joint fires during coalition operations

Who should attend

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness invites not only the key programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures the participation of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from the leading solution providers are present.


  • Mr John Crozier, Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD


  • Colonel Jonathan Brooking, Commander HQ Armour Centre, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Dagless, Senior Requirements Manager, Battlefield and Tactical CIS (BATCIS), ISS Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
  • Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, DE&S UK MoD
  • Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Armoured Fighting Vehicles Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology, Bundeswehr
  • Mr Thomas Honke, Indirect Protection Research & Technology WTD 52, Bundeswehr
  • Mr Guenter Fuchs, Indirect Protection Research & Technology WTD 52, Bundeswehr
  • Dr Markus Mueller, Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB
  • Professor Merfyn Lloyd, Lately Science Advisor, DE&S (Retired) UK MoD

Industry Speakers Include:

  • Ms Helena Bishop, Senior User Experience Consultant, Human Centred Design, BAE Systems (Applied Intelligence)
  • Dr Alexander Wolf, Head of Technology, Platforms and Unmanned Systems, Diehl Defence GmbH
  • Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, ASCOD and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • Dr Andy Lillie, Technology Director Network & Communications, Mission Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems UK
  • Mr Pasi Niemela, Chief Engineer and Product Manager, Patria Land
  • Dr Johan Jersblad, Senior Development Engineer, Saab Barracuda AB
  • Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales
  • Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales

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

Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21856