Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA 2022 Conference

June 2-3, 2022- Arlington, VA, United States

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As armed forces continue to prioritise dealing with near-peer adversaries, and with passive protection measures reaching their physical limit, integrating advanced vehicle protection systems, and particularly active protection systems (APS), as a means of improving survivability signatures continues to grow in importance.These systems can intercept ballistic weaponry through kinetic methods (Hard-Kill) or by interfering with warhead guidance and tracking systems (Soft-Kill). As the scope of APS and its potential continues to grow, armed forces around the world increasingly pursue the development and application of an integrated, modular mission system, in which best-of-field components can be introduced and selected to meet specific requirements.

As the only conference of its kind, Future Armored Vehicles Protection Systems USA, will provide unique briefings on the development and integration of Active Protection Systems, as well as the wider vehicle protection suites employed by armed forces around the world. These briefings will include insight into Modular Systems and architecture, Hard-Kill and Soft-Kill technology, layered approaches to survivability and battle proven systems.

Benefits of Attending

Discuss a diverse range of topics including hard and soft kill technology, creating a modular and sophisticated open system architecture, platform specific considerations, and more

Understand the progress made, and the lessons learned from integrating cutting edge Active Protection Systems from senior officials from both host nation and international speakers, and the unique requirements specific to different platforms

As the importance of an open market-place and room for competition is stressed, hear from industry leaders testing, developing, and applying the cutting edge technology that will be used by armoured brigades for years to come

An unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with the military and industry decision makers in Vehicle Protection Systems, the experts who will define the future of the technology, and the end-user's who will be tasked with operating this technology


  • Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
  • Brigadier General Charles T. Lombardo, Deputy Commanding General Combined Arms Center Training, Combined Arms Center
  • Colonel Esli Pitts, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Colonel Jeffery Jurand, Project Manager, Maneuver Combat Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems
  • Colonel Kevin Chaney, Project Manager, Future Attack and Reconaissance Aircraft, PEO Aviation
  • Colonel Ryan Howell, Project Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, US Army
  • Colonel William Venable, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems
  • Dr. Jan Krestan, Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer, Director, Combat Systems Integration Directorate, Army Futures Command
  • Major Gary P. Flowers II, Mobile Protected Firepower/Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team
  • Major General (Ret'd) Brian Cummings, Former Program Executive Officer, PEO Ground Combat Systems
  • Mr. James Amato, Executive Technical Director / Deputy to the Commander, Army Test and Evaluation Command
  • Mr. Mark Cancian, Senior adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Mr. Patrick Thompson, Technical Director, Survivability Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center
  • Mr. Richard Hooper, Programme Manager, Dstl, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Mr. Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and TechnologyGroup, Australian Department of Defence
  • Ms. Lisa Gronowski, Project Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems

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