Joint forces training enables real war to be fought jointly by facilitating asset-sharing and effective projection of force under a joint command structure. This level of interoperability is exceptionally important to expeditionary campaigns and the ability to fight in foreign theatres. JFS&T is designed to address the ever changing operational training needs, technological aspects & challenges within the global training & simulation community.  This event brings together leading members of the industry, senior military training experts and technicians to discuss, develop and compare global training strategies & procurement priorities.


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Training in itself has many facets. Simulation and synthetic environment training is becoming increasingly more realistic and investment is increasing in these solutions all the time. The idea here is that ultimately, with a reduction in the need for manpower to conduct training, time and efficiency will be positively affected. In the quest to prevent ‘bad-training’ and to increase efficiency, modelling and training outcomes are also used and analysed respectively. Joint Forces Simulation & Training will focus on how the combined multinational forces of land, sea and air work together to prepare for modern combat. The conference will also explore the joint training exercises that coalition forces undertake in their quest to simulate real warfighting scenarios and to provide the best training available to their personnel.







Building on the successes of 2010, January 2011 saw SMi’s 2nd Annual Joint Forces Simulation and Training event provide delegates with the perfect platform to network with key senior policy and decision makers from the training & simulation industry. Attendees were able to discuss global joint services simulation & training requirements with senior military officers & assess and examine the latest developments and solutions.



Why should you attend in 2012?


  • Meet the key players in the military simulation and training community

  • Hear the latest plans and programmes focusing on future technologies within the sector

  • Receive the latest insight from the head of the UK MoD's Joint Training, Evaluation and Simulation Capability

  • Review allied plans for training transformation and cooperation courtesy of Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, NATO Allied Command Transformation

  • Discuss the future of digital learning within the armed forces

What did the 2011 delegates have to say...?


 "Superb Conference. Well organised, well executed"  US Army Training and Doctrine Command

"A very good use of time with some excellent presentations and scope for networking" UK MOD

"The conference was interesting and enjoyable and provided some good networking opportunities" Joint Helicopter Command, UK MOD

"Informative - a good conference for the simulation community" NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

"Very nice and professionally operated. Well attended with an impressive list of industry and government leaders" LASER SHOT 






Who attended in 2011?

AgustaWestland; Antycip Simulation; Army Combat School; Army Training Support Centre; ATEC; Australian Embassy; BAE Systems; CAE; Caspian Learning; Cassidian; Cranfield University; CTI-AIS; Cubic Innovation and Technology Centre; Cubic Simulation Systems; D C I S (A); Defence Intelligence And Security Centre; Defence Technical College Implementation Team; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy Of Italy; Embassy of Ukraine; ETSA; Feteris-Ilto; Haldane-Spearman Consortium; Halldale Media Group; Headquarters No 22 (Training) Group, Directorate of Flying Training; Horizon Simulation; HQ Defence Technical Training; HQ Land Forces – DTrg(A); Institute for Creative Technologies; JBTSE IPT; Joint Helicopter Command; Jordan Embassy; LASER SHOT; Lockheed Martin; Logica UK; Meggitt Training Systems; Ministry of Defence, UK; NATO JEWCS; PEO STRI; PJHQ, J 6 Division; QinetiQ; Quintec Assoc. Ltd; RE-lion; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics; RNLDA / Simulation Centre Land Operations; Royal Air Force; Royal Armoured Corps, UK; Royal Netherlands Army; Saab Training Sytems; Serco Defence Science & Technology; Swedish Air Force; Thales; US Army TRADOC, Combined Arms Centre; York Consulting Associates

Conference agenda



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards

Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, ETC (Europe)




Stephen Ball

Stephen Ball, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK



HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: UK MoD Simulation & Training- Future Plans and Programmes

Dr. Dai Morris

Dr. Dai Morris, Head of Capability Joint Training Evaluation and Simulation, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • The role of the Defence Change Programme to enable simulation in delivering defence training:
  • Exploiting technology – where we are and where we want to be
  • Common simulation services – an update on current MoD activity
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    Future Simulation Technologies and COTS Exploitation- Keeping Training Flexible and Low-Cost

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Deputy Head of Capability Joint Training Evaluation and Simulation, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Can simulation and technology in general, transform training for the better?
  • New technologies
  • What are the barriers to this potential transformation?
  • Organisational and culture change
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    Morning Coffee



    Changing Joint Fires and STA Training: The Development of Coherent, Network Capable Simulation Systems

    Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Armstrong

    Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Armstrong, Head of Joint Fires Training and Tri Service lead in VBS2, Royal School of Artillery

  • A history of the Distributed Simulation (MTDS) Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD)
  • Cap JTES sponsorship and DRA/JALO delivery
  • Contributing to a networking VBS2 Joint Fires and STA simulation capability
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    LEAD SPONSOR ADDRESS: DOD Virtual World Framework: A fast, light-weight web-based architecture for creating and distributing secure, scalable, component-based collaborative virtual spaces

    David A Smith

    David A Smith, Chief Innovation Officer, Lockheed Martin

  • Leveraging existing web-based standards, infrastructure, and emerging technologies with the intent of establishing a powerful yet simple to use platform that is built on top of the next generation of web browsers
  • Focusing on portable and mobile platforms, as well as scalable, ad-hoc network infrastructure such as cloud computing
  • VWF as a zero-install platform, with additional software components added dynamically as required
  • VWF spaces can be embedded in virtually any application including web pages and emails; further, VWF spaces can embed existing applications and browsers
  • The VWF will be deployed as an open source platform to ensure world-wide adoption
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    KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Joint Force Trainer: Education and Training at the SACT

    Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck

    Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Training, NATO ACT

  • Transformational activities, with regard to concept development, experimentation and doctrine development
  • Maintaining relationships with NATO educational facilities, with other NATO organisations/agencies and with national/multi-national Centers of Excellence (COE’s) regarding training and education
  • Liaising with the US Joint Warfighting Centre and other National centers to garner knowledge of emerging techniques concepts and doctrine, which are of transformational relevance to the delivery of training for NATO
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    Networking Lunch



    KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Developing Joint Training Programmes for the Near Future

    Brigadier General Meelis Kiili

    Brigadier General Meelis Kiili, Commandant, Baltic Defence College

  • Why multinational involvement is crucial for the quality of military education
  • Advancing the transformation of national defence
  • The harmonization of the Estonian, Latvian  and Lithuanian systems of military training
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    Providing Military Training Courses to Partner Countries

    Colonel A C Cuthbert

    Colonel A C Cuthbert, Commander, BMATT (CZ)

  • About BMATT
  • Developing professional armed forces’ and their capabilities to participate in multinational Peace Support Operations
  • Improving indigenous training capabilities- especially in respect of PSO training
  • The wider UK security cooperation programme
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    Afternoon Tea



    Joint Perceptions - Confidence in Interacting as a Part of a Joint Team

    Dr. James Poole

    Dr. James Poole, Former Institutional Researcher, US Joint Forces Staff College

  • What are Joint Perceptions?
  • Training situations to improve Joint Perceptions
  • Assessing Joint Perceptions
  • Joint Simulations & Training to improve Joint Perceptions
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    Using e-learning to Augment Training in the UK Armed Forces

    Major Peter Handibode

    Major Peter Handibode, SO2 AD, British Army

  • Conceiving of and delivering a blended training solution
  • Balancing the Defence Learning Portal with traditional classroom-led by methods
  • Increasing Acccess: The future use of mobile technologies across the MoD


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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, ETC (Europe)






    Registration & Coffee



    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, ETC (Europe)



    The King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center (KASOTC), Jordan

    Charles Redlinger

    Charles Redlinger, Business Development Manager, King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center

  • History of the world's premier Special Operations Forces and
  • Counter Terrorism training facility
  • Combining advanced training and advanced technology
  • Live training exercises
  • The future of KASOTC
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    Training Capabilities for Today’s Warfighter

    Dr. Jim Blake

    Dr. Jim Blake, Program Executive Officer, PEO STRI

  • The new Dismounted Soldier Systems
  • Training pilots to avoid S2M missiles
  • An overview of next generation simulators
  • Current acquisition strategies
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    Morning Coffee



    CASE STUDY: Urban Warfare Simulation Training

    Justin Lyon

    Justin Lyon, CEO, Simudyne

  • Introduction to the MOSES/Opensims platform
  • Combining technology with mobile devices
  • Demonstration of running MOSES/Opensims platform on the iPad
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    The Genesis of the EDA's Interim Helicopter Tactics Training Course and Multinational Cooperation

    Andrew Gray

    Andrew Gray, Helicopter Projects Manager, European Defence Agency



    Niteworks Apache CCD: Defining the Future Path for Aviation Simulation

    Colin Hillier

    Colin Hillier, Business Director UK, Bohemia Interactive

  • Addressing the existing mission competencies training gap
  • Enabling a step change in synthetic capability by leveraging games technologies
  • Defining new standards for openness and interoperability
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    Networking Lunch



    Synthetic and Total Training Environments: Outlining Objectives and the Epistemological Approach

    Gordon Woolley

    Gordon Woolley, Tactical Control Centre Programmer, Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility RAF Benson

  • Defining the ‘Total Training Environment’ and identifying the training audience involved
  • What training objectives can be identified for all participants in SE based exercises at all stages of exercise design, briefing and preparation, mission execution, and debrief/after action review?
  • Outlining concept of knowledge, skills and awareness through evidence-based training (KSA-EBT)
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    LEAD SPONSOR ADDRESS: Breaking Gravity

    Mark Phillips

    Mark Phillips, Chief Architect for Research and Development, Lockheed Martin

  • The use of virtual worlds to facilitate training and to support operations is increasing
  • Also on the upswing is the proliferation and use of edge devices such as smart phones and tablets
  • Within the next three years the numbers of people using mobile devices will exceed desktop users (>1.6 Bn) (Morgan Stanley Research)
  • The use of virtual worlds and the implications of mobile computing to the training community are on a collision course, (to be polite we could call it digital convergence).
  • We need to change the way we think about the delivery of content on devices (PC or mobile) and use virtual worlds in new and interesting ways to reach the new generation of “Digital Natives”
  • We can no longer afford to think of the world in Newtonian terms.
  • We should allow the abstract to communicate the right information rather than literally replicating the real world in the virtual
  • Perhaps it’s time to break gravity?
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    KEY BRIEFING: Future Trends in Immersive Virtual Environments

    Dr. Stephanie Lackey

    Dr. Stephanie Lackey, Program Director, University Of Central Florida

    Modeling and simulation have evolved to a point where we have the capability to create virtual environments (VE) that are so compelling a participant may actually “forget” the real-world.  This ability to immerse an individual so thoroughly provides opportunities for military training that cannot replicated.  Simulation-based training fills the gap between classroom-based and live training, provides unmatched levels of environmental and scenario control, enables detailed performance data collection and AAR, and allows for rare or dangerous scenarios to be executed in safety.  Immersive VEs are a critical to this part of the Joint Forces training continuum.  Blending the right combination of VE elements to meet military training needs involves trade-offs between user needs/training objectives, technology, implementation methods, and cost.  This presentation will discuss the concept of immersion, how immersion is supported by each type of VE, and highlight examples from emerging research and development effort that are shaping the future of immersive virtual environments. 



    Afternoon Tea



    Computer Gaming and Web-Delivered Simulation

    Dr. Mathias Kolsch

    Dr. Mathias Kolsch, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Chair of the MOVES Academic Committee , Naval Postgraduate School

  • Investigating how to implement game-based training devices into new and existing curricula
  • Lowering the costs of games and simulations using open source software, such as the Delta3D game engine
  • Integrating existing combat models into modern game-based applications
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    Battle Management Language: Data Interoperability for C2 and Simulation

    Dr. Mark Pullen

    Dr. Mark Pullen, Extensible Modelling & Simulation Framework XMSF C4I , George Mason University Systems Engineering / C 3 I Center

  • Introduction: What is BML and What are Its Goals?
  • Today's Coalition C2 Environment: The Need for Agility in Dealing with Complexity
  • BML Support for Data Interoperability
  • Past and Ongoing NATO BML Projects
  • BML Standardization Activities
  • Roadmap for the Future of BML
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    Utilising Serious Games for Synthetic Training

    Dr. Randall Hill

    Dr. Randall Hill, Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies



    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards

    Air Commodore Rick Peacock-Edwards , CBE AFC, ETC (Europe)

    Grange City Hotel

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    Grange City Hotel



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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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