Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2024 Conference

Preparing Armoured Vehicles for Modern Conflict through Enhancing the Full Spectrum of Survivability Capabilities

November 11-13, 2024 - London, United Kingdom

Be part of the 9th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference - the only armoured vehicle conference dedicated to survivability.

Collaborate across an unmatched 3 day programme - including an Active Protection Systems Focus Day.

Join forward-thinking protection experts to discuss the next generation of tools to counter the growing number of AFV threats.

As the only armoured vehicle conference dedicated to the area of survivability, the 2024 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.

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, armoured vehicle survivability remains as important a 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.

Connect with those who are shaping the future of Armoured Vehicle Survivability in the world's-only dedicated forum.

National military and government:
  • Senior OEM Engineers
  • Protection System Manufacturers
  • Professional Threat Analysts
  • Military trials & testing professionals
  • AFV Product Managers
  • Government Procurement Officials
  • Armoured Vehicle Operators
  • Manufacturers of AFVs
  • Facilitators of MLU, MRO, and R&D services
  • Providers of protection systems – active and passive
  • Businesses looking to break in to the AFV market
  • Developers and innovators in military technology
  • Parties wishing to improve the alignment of military requirements with industry development
Transnational bodies:
  • Organisations seeking to coordinate and facilitate the interoperability of allied land forces
  • Those seeking to establish and strengthen partnerships with states and industry players

Focus Day Chair:

  • Mr Tom Newbery, Lead, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL

Focus Day Speakers

  • Colonel Duncan Mann, Assistant Head Ground Manoeuvre, Mil Cap, Plans, British Army
  • Colonel Steven Gutierrez, Product Manager, DE M-SHORAD, RCCTO, US Army
  • Colonel Will Waugh, Programme Director, Armoured Main Battle Tank, Programmes Directorate, British Army
  • Mark McNeil, NA TO Chair for STANAG 4686 Team of Experts and Program Coordinator, Land Engineering Support Center (LESC), Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Squadron Leader James Hemmingfield, SO2 CUAS, UK MoD
  • Major Andrew Durfee, Assistant Product Manager, PdM Medium Caliber, PM MAS, JPEO Armaments & Ammunition
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ruediger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Senior Representative, EuroTrophy
  • Senior Representative, Elbit Systems Land

Main Conference Chair:

  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James de St John-Pryce, Former Commanding Officer, ATDU, British Army

Main Conference Host Nation Keynote Speakers

  • Brigadier General Nick Cowley, Commander, Combat Maneuver Centre, British Army
  • Colonel Pete Cowell, Senior Army Advisor, UK Defence and Security Exports
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Foulerton, SO1 Capability Integration, Land Warfare Centre, British Army
  • Major Mark Lewis, SO2 BOXER Future, Mechanised Infantry Programme, British Army

Main Conference International Military and Government Speakers

  • Lieutenant General Tales Villela, Head of the Manufacturing Directorate of the Brazilian Army, Brazilian Army
  • Colonel Tim Hough, PM AAA, USMC Colonel David Franta, Chief of the Mechanized Infantry Development Section, Force Development Division, General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel Niklas Edelsvärd, Head of Army Systems Management Department, FMV, Swedish MoD
  • Colonel António José Fernandes de Oliveira, Office of the General Staff, Portuguese Armed Forces
  • Colonel Angie LaPointe, Director, Armoured Vehicles Programme Management, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Antonio Llorens, PM Pizarro, Direccion General de Armamento y Material (DGAM)Spanish Armed Forces
  • Major Angel Cea, Technical Responsible, Direccion General de Armamento y Material (DGAM), Spanish Armed Forces
  • Major (Ret’d) Kamil Balwar, MBT Project Supervisor, Armaments Acquisition Division, Czech MoD
  • Tugrul Apa, Senior Engineer, Main Battle Tank, Turkish SSB
  • Thomas Honke, PM Camouflage and Signature Management, Bundeswehr
  • Steven Herrick, PM RCV, Future Battle Platforms, US DoD
  • Senior Representative, NGCV CFT, US Army

Industry Experts

  • Tarkan Turkcan, Director CV90, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Senior Representative, Leonardo
  • Senior Representative, Renk

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Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square,
London, United Kingdom