Past event: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference

We are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (FAVSA) 2023 taking place on the 24th - 25th April 2023 in London.

As the Ukraine Crisis continues, the focus of modern warfare is increasingly shifting from the asymmetric counter-insurgency operations of the early 21st-century towards near-peer conflict. As a result, the retention and maintenance of overmatch capabilities is more prevalent than ever, and the battlefield experiences of troops in Ukraine has provided us with priceless real-world experience as well as a greater appreciation of the value of real-time information.

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness returns for its 7th year to proactively discuss crucial developments, calling on the experience of military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers in the market. FAVSA 2023 will also notably 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.

The only conference of its kind exclusively dedicated to armoured vehicle situational awareness, will hone in on key topics surrounding: Generic Vehicle Architecture, the use of UAVs, SatNav and Smart-equipment and the Cognitive Burden.

Benefits of Attending

  • An unmatched array of speakers from across the Situational Awareness community, including the Armoured Trials and Developments Unit and the Leopard 2 Programme.
  • Key programme updates from the US, Hungary, UK and Germany.
  • Carefully selected topic themes, including generic vehicle architecture, AI systems, the future of integrated operations, and enhancing existing equipment.
  • A range of key international partners, who will present their vision for situational awareness capabilities using emerging technologies.

Who should attend

This is THE community meeting place dedicated to Armoured Situational Awareness Systems. This year's event will bring you access to key stakeholders across military, government, and industry to discuss the future of the sector. Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities with senior leaders in the Armoured Vehicles Community.

National militaries:
  • Armoured vehicle operations leaders
  • Equipment procurement officers
  • Technical experts

  • Businesses looking to break into the market
  • Established players looking to expand their contacts
  • Developers and innovators in situational awareness technology


  • Brigadier General (Ret'd) Mark Kenyon OBE, Director, Firbank Consulting Ltd
  • Colonel Istvan Ocskay, R&T director, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute
  • Colonel Janos Poloskei, Branch Leader, Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command Force Planning Directorate
  • Dr Iain Carrie, Head of Digital Strategy, Thales UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Anton Massmann, Product Lead Ground Combat Enabling Technologies & Transition PdL GCETT, Project Lead Capability Transition and Product Integration (PL CTPI)
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy, Product Manager, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian, Commander 284th Armor Battaliont Colonel , Romanian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce, Commanding Officer, British Army, Directorate Capability
  • Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Breen, Product Lead Ground Combat Product Integration PdL GCPI, Project Lead Capability Transition and Product Integration (PL CTPI)
  • Lieutenant General Tales Vilella, Head of the Manufacturing Directorate of the Brazilian Army, Manufacturing Directorate of the Brazilian Army
  • Major Rene Teggeler, Commander armored vehicles desk, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Major Suhan Ionut, Chief of Armor Directorate, Land Force Staff
  • Mr Alex Koers, Director, Microflown AVISA
  • Mr Cezary Szydlik, Project Coordinator in Land Combat Missiles, Electro-Optics and GPS Support Section, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Mr Chris Bowbrick, SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme Challenger 3, British Army
  • Mr David Stassek, System Engineer LEOPARD 2 MBT , Federal Armed Forces Germany
  • Mr Keith Smith, GVA and LDM Manager, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
  • Mr Marc Krause, Project Manager Vehicle Optronics, Hensoldt Optronics GmbH
  • Mr Stefan Thelin, Head of Technology, BAE Systems Hagglunds
  • Mr Tom Halliday, Principal Analyst, Close Combat Team, Land Analysis Group, DSTL, UK MoD
  • Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, VRC, Vetronics Research Centre
  • Siim Saliste, Director of Business Development, Vegvisir

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

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24096