SAE Media Group first annual Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems will convene on 11th -12th June 2019

Rebel groups are increasingly better equipped with man-portable anti-armor weapons and laser guided missile systems. In order to maintain maximum armored vehicle staying power in modern battlespaces, many nations are seeking to upgrade their vehicle survivability through the use of Active Protection Systems (APS). These systems can intercept ballistic weaponry through kinetic methods (Hard-Kill) or by interfering with warhead guidance and tracking systems (Soft-Kill).

As the only conference of its kind, Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA, will provide unique briefings on the development and integration of Active Protection Systems. These briefings will include insight into Modular Systems, Hard-Kill and Soft-Kill technology, layered approaches to survivability and battle proven systems.

US Army; British Army; Bundeswehr; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems; Israeli Military Industries; Rheinmetall Active Protection GmbH; Raytheon; BAE Systems; Artis; Thales; Saab Avitronics; Hensoldt; Lacroix-Defence; TenCate; Denel Dynamics; Elbit Systems; RADA Electronic Industries; Ferranti Technologies; UTC Aerospace; Abaco; TE Connectivity; Ultra Electronics; Curtiss-Wright; Kongsberg Gruppen ASA; Moog Inc; Oshkosh Defence; Frazer-Nash; Booz Allen Hamilton;

Conference agenda



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army



The Combat Capabilities Development Command's Roadmap for Producing Modular Integrated Active Protection Systems

Major General Cedric Wins

Major General Cedric Wins, Commander, Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army

  • The Combat Capability Development Command’s priorities for the future of Active Protection Systems
  • Generating an open platform to engage with industrial partners
  • Framing the future of Active Protection Systems
  • Working with industry to develop a community of interest in Active Protection Systems
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    Benefits of Partnering for Survivability Technology

    Mr Aaron  Hankins

    Mr Aaron Hankins, Vice President General Manager Land Systems, Leonardo DRS

  •  Lessons learned with foreign technology providers in survivability
  • Our position supporting Vehicle Protection Systems (VPS).
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    Morning Coffee



    US Army Vehicle Protection Systems – Expanding the Vehicle Protection Portfolio

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

    Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army

  • Successes and challenges to the establishment of a modular protection platform
  • Developing safe and scalable modular protection systems
  • US Army Combat Vehicle fleet and the currently integrated systems
  • Networked Protection Systems capabilities


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    Innovation and Adoption of Active Protection Systems on Armored Vehicles

    Mr Stefan Haase

    Mr Stefan Haase, Managing Director, ADS - Gesellschaftfuer Aktive Schutzsysteme GmbH

  • Challenges in assessing and comparing the performance of Hardkill APS
  • Contrasting APS performance when used in combination with passive armor
  • A comparative tool to quantify APS effectiveness and improved survivability
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    Comprehensive acoustic awareness for (and from) armoured vehicles

    Mr Alex Koers

    Mr Alex Koers, Cofounder and Director, Microflown AVISA

  • The Microflown transducer as the enabler
  • Stand alone capabilities, vehicle survivability
  • Local network capabilities, vehicle fighting capability
  • Mosaic network capabilities, counter battery


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    Networking Lunch



    Active Protection Systems Integrated into the Netherlands Royal Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron  Plender

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron Plender, Head Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver, Royal Netherlands Army

  • Maximizing CV90 Survivability with Hard-Kill Active Protection Systems
  • Examining the Defensive Aide Suite survivability capabilities
  • Operating mechanized infantry with active protection systems
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    Building Reliable Modular Systems for the Future Industry Engagement

    Mr William Norton

    Mr William Norton, APS Tech Authority, CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center

  • Developing Modular Active Protection Systems for the Bradley Stryker and Abrams
  • Building common architecture for different platforms
  • Examining the future time frame for the MAPS integration program


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    Afternoon Tea



    Ensuring Active Protection System Safety: Joint Feedback from Collateral Damage Testing

    Dr Arild Skjold

    Dr Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, Land Systems, FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • The collateral damage question surrounding active protection systems: What are the key challenges?
  • Multi-nation testing and evaluation in accordance with STANAG 4686: Performance levels of Active Protection Systems
  • Feedback from test and evaluation: What are the lessons learnt and means of mitigating risk  
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army



    Registration & Coffee



    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army



    The Army Futures Command Vision for Modernizing Future Armored Ground Systems

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler, Deputy Director NGCV Cross Functional Team, Army Futures Command

  • The importance of increased disruptive technology for future US Army Platforms
  • Staying ahead of the curve – quickly integrating survivability technology into new platforms
  • Paving the way: enhancing Vehicle Protection Suites for future ground combat vehicles to ensure battlefield dominance
  • Driving development and implementation by working with research and development departments


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    Adopting and Implementing Active Protection Systems for Army Aircraft

    Colonel Michael Best

    Colonel Michael Best, Director,Capability Development and Integration Directorate, Army Futures Command, US Army

  • Examining future aircraft survivability requirements
  • Maximising sustained Army Aviation operations with active protection
  • Safety obstacles for hard kill defence solutions
  • Mission specific adaptations through the adoption of modular active protection systems for aircraft
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    Morning Coffee



    Ensuring Reliable Capability for Active Protection Systems

    Mr Rob Stone

    Mr Rob Stone, Technical Director, Redstone Test Center US Army

  • Facilitating the rigorous testing of survivability systems on land platforms
  • Force-on-Force exercises, testing the M1 Abrams survivability with new Active Protection Systems
  • Building immersive testing regimes for combat platforms
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    Research and Development of Active Protection Systems for British Armored Vehicles

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

  • Modular Integrated Systems: Hybridising capability and applying open architecture
  • Informing Future Capability developments through enhanced R&D
  • Future research and development priorities for modular architecture
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    Networking Lunch



    Developing and Delivering Resilient Systems for Ground Combat Vehicles

    Dr Robert M. Wallace

    Dr Robert M. Wallace, Technical Director, US Army, Engineer Research and Development Center

  • Engineering resilient systems: building ground platform systems that are able to stay ahead of the widening array of military operations
  • Developing effective tradespaces for efficient implementation of new systems into combat platforms
  • Developing computational proving grounds and operational environments for vehicle protection systems 


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    Discussing the Difficulties with Adopting Close-In Intercept Technology

    Mr Scott  Coulson

    Mr Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder, MASS XV

  • Peer threat analysis and countermeasures to APS
  • Modular design considerations for vehicle protection systems
  • Looking to the future: Ensuring systems maintain their value against future threats
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    The Forces Driving Platform Modernization Efforts

  • Building consensus on modernization: The Army Futures Command and the role of modernization leadership
  • The proliferation of advanced equipment among non-state actors
  • Filling capability gaps to prevent adversary overmatch
  • Adopting key capabilities on existing platforms to expedite modernization
  • Dr Daniel Goure

    Dr Daniel Goure, Senior Vice President, Lexington Institute



    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander, US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army

    Director,Capability Development and Integration Directorate
    Army Futures Command, US Army
    Special Projects Lead Chemical
    Deputy Director NGCV Cross Functional Team
    Army Futures Command
    Senior Scientist, Land Systems
    FFI Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
    Senior Vice President
    Lexington Institute
    Technical Director
    US Army, Engineer Research and Development Center
    Specialist-Land Platforms
    Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Tank Battalion Advocate
    United States Marine Corps
    Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team
    PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
    Head Combat Development Centre for Ground Manoeuver
    Royal Netherlands Army
    Former Commander
    US Army Test and Evaluation Command, US Army
    Combat Capabilities Development Command, US Army
    Vice President General Manager Land Systems
    Leonardo DRS
    Cofounder and Director
    Microflown AVISA
    Deputy Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team
    PEO Ground Combat Systems
    Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems
    PEO, Ground Combat Systems, US Army
    Technical Director
    Redstone Test Center US Army
    Owner and Founder
    Managing Director
    ADS - Gesellschaftfuer Aktive Schutzsysteme GmbH
    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group
    DSTL, UK MoD
    APS Tech Authority
    CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    Preliminary attendee list 2019


    Interview with Conference Chairman Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton


    UK Active Protection Systems Past Attendee List


    Shephard write up from 2018 APS Conference - UK's Icarus roadmap charts path to protection


    ARMADA WRITE-UP FROM 2018 APS CONFERENCE - UK MOD Identifies APS Requirements


    2019 Brochure


    JANE'S WRITE UP FROM 2017 APS CONFERENCE - Raytheon details Quick Kill 2.0 hard-kill APS


    JANES WRITE UP FROM 2017 APS CONFERENCE - US Army outlines APS roadmap


    JANE'S WRITE UP FROM 2017 APS CONFERENCE- USMC envisions C-RAM, littoral APS


    Invitation from the Chairman - Major General (Ret’d) John Charlton – Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Leonardo DRS

    Gold Sponsor

    Leonardo DRS (formerly DRS Technologies) is a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Specializing in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A

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    Collins Aerospace

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. We employ more than 70,000 people in nearly 300 locations worldwide.

    Microflown AVISA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Microflown AVISA is NATO’s unicorn in the domain of battlefield acoustics. Exploiting the benefits of true acoustic vector sensors, instead of sound pressure transducers/microphones, the company offers low SWaP Acoustic Multi Mission Sensors (AMMSs) that can be mounted on all sorts of mobile platforms, including vehicles of course. A subarray of four AMMSs on a vehicle deck is called a CASTLE. The CASTLE can be enriched by a weather station and GPS based positioning system, including anti jamming/spoofing. Stand alone, a CASTLE improves the survivability of the vehicle and its (dismounted) crew by offering a superior acoustic localization of gunshots, also when the vehicle itself is driving and or shooting. Apart from small arms fire, also board canons of hostile weapon platforms up to 40 mm can be localized. A CASTLE also points in the direction of heavy ground vehicles, attack helicopters and drones. Furthermore, a CASTLE also alerts against incoming subsonic ATGM round or similar. Connected by software defined radios, a few CASTLEs are able to localize hostile heavy ground vehicles, their shooting positions and to conduct blue force fire control. It shortens the sensor to shooter cycle whilst reducing the vulnerability to degradation of overall RF communication. In a larger mosaic kind of network, the CASTLEs approximate the functions of an active, so vulnerable, weapon location radar, but then in a passive, distributed and unattended way. The 3 D shockwaves that come with supersonic rockets and artillery can be captured, allowing both target acquisition and the prediction of impacts. Hence, the CASTLEs bring robust and resilient capabilities to cavalry, artillery and infantry.

    Rheinmetall Defence

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Rheinmetall Defence is Europe’s foremost supplier of defence and security technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces. Rheinmetall Defence products set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines: from vehicle, force protection and weapon systems to infantry equipment and air defence, and from network-enabled warfare capabilities to electro-optics and simulation technology.

    As part of the Rheinmetall Group’s defence branch, Rheinmetall’s Vehicle Systems Division (VSD) is a comprehensive supplier of tracked and wheeled military vehicles and turret solutions, capable of meeting the complete ground mobility needs of the world’s armed forces – all from a single source.

    The VSD portfolio ranges from main battle tanks to next-generation infantry fighting vehicles and from wheeled armoured multirole vehicles to state-of-the-art tactical and militarised trucks. VSD also offers vehicle solutions for security and law enforcement applications. Rounding out the portfolio is Rheinmetall’s expertise in turret systems, exemplified by products like the Lance turret and the turret structure for the UK’s new Ajax reconnaissance vehicle.

    VSD consists of Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH (RLS), Rheinmetall Military Vehicles GmbH (RMV) and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV). The united competencies of the three Rheinmetall companies create a leading European systems supplier and the world’s most robust platform for tactical land mobility solutions.

    The Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) is one of Rheinmetall’s latest core innovations. Highly survivable, adaptable to diverse environments, extremely agile, hard hitting, and with huge payload reserves, the Lynx KF41 is a next-generation combat vehicle designed to confront the challenges of the future battlefield like no other. The Lynx can be configured for various roles ranging from Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) and Command & Control to Armoured Reconnaissance, Repair and Recovery or Ambulance.

    Providing friendly forces with the best-possible protection - that is our mission.

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