Past event: Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2021 Conference

Leading armoured vehicle conference, exhibition and Active Protection Systems

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Our 6th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference will return to London between the 16th - 17th November 2021.

As the only armoured vehicle conference dedicated to the area of survivability, the 2021 event will gather programme managers, capability directors, commanders from the military, senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from leading solution providers to discuss what nations are doing to protect their armoured vehicles and personnel.

The two-day conference will aim to further address all layers of the survivability spectrum including:

  • Armour
  • Situational Awareness
  • Concealment
  • Signature Management
  • IED Protection Systems
  • CBRN
  • Mine Resistance
  • Armour material technologies
  • Stealth
  • Active Protection Systems
Unlike any other event, the survivability conference is a meeting for the international armoured vehicle community designed around a series of focused discussions on the strategies and technologies being adopted to enhance crew and platform survivability. As seen in recent operations, threats to the vehicle are increasing in both scope and size. Traditional lightly armed combatants now have access to an increasing array of lethal anti-armour capabilities. With the continued proliferation of advanced anti-tank weaponry around the world, and as armed forces pivot to addressing near-peer adversaries, armored vehicle survivability remains as important as it ever has been.

This conference is a focused study on how to enhance survivability and addresses all layers of the survivability spectrum. Key capabilities that will be covered are signature management, situational awareness, armoured and blast protection, C-IED, vehicle obscuration systems, and an overall picture of integrated survivability.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear the latest survivability updates from the current and future armoured vehicles that will drive manoeuvre options for years to come
  • This will include platform specific briefs on the: Boxer, Challenger II, CV90, Ajax, Puma, and more
  • Benefit from briefings on armoured vehicles defensive capabilities, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Gain an update on strategic partners’ respective armoured vehicle programmes
  • Benefit from this platform to advance armoured vehicles active defense capabilities and network with those at the heart of protective technology design, development, and integration
  • Discuss key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations such as IEDs, UAS, EW, ballistic threats, antitank guided missiles to name a few!

Featured Speakers:

  • Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army
  • Brigadier Jon Swift, Head of Ground Manoeuvre Capability , UK MoD
  • Captain Mark Hoving, Staff Officer Armored Vehicles Desk, Combat Development Centre for Ground Maneuver, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Colonel Adrián Benito, Chief of 8x8 Dragón AFV Program, Spanish MoD
  • Dr Martin Hagström, Programme Manager Weapon and Protection, Swedish Defence Research Agency
  • Lieutenant Colonel Badea Silviu-Cristian, Commander 631st Tank Battalion, Romanian Land Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jeroen van Rantwijk, Commander, Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER, II-Combat, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
  • Lieutenant Colonel Luís Carlos Gonçalves Rodrigues, Operations Officer, Intervention Brigade, Portuguese Army
  • Major General Charles Palu, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans & Programmes of the Army Staff, French Armed Forces
  • Major General Richard 'Ross' Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
  • Mr Alex Koers, Managing Director, Microflown AVISA
  • Mr Benjamin Lindsay, International Sales Manager, Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft GmbH (FFG)
  • Mr Christopher Barrett, Executive Director, Army Evaluation Center, US Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Mr Dan Hankin, Land Survivability Project Technical Authority , DSTL
  • Mr Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Mr Guy Davies, Capability Manager Vehicle Systems, Electronics, Leonardo
  • Mr James Harrison, Marketing and Business Development Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
  • Mr Jean Beugels, Head of TenCate Technical Center EMEA, TenCate Advanced Armour
  • Mr Matt Aujla, Business Development Manager, Pearson Engineering
  • Mr Richard Gunters, Regional Business Manager Personal Protection EMEA, DSM Protective Materials
  • Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and TechnologyGroup
  • Mr Roger Sloman, Managing Director, Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems
  • Mr Stefan Thelin, Head of Technology, Engineering, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Professor Bryn James, Senior Fellow - Dstl Physical Sciences Group, DSTL
  • Senior Official (Name Withheld for Security Reasons), Future Combat Vehicle Team, Israeli MoD
  • Senior Representative, FFG

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

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Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22400