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Be a part of the Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference and meet with internationally leading Armoured Vehicles experts.

Collaborate across an unmatched 2-day programme and discover what other nations are prioritising and join the Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference. This unique conference will give you the opportunity to be part of an exclusive group of speakers and attendees sharing their challenges and insights and you will gain value in seeing and hearing from world leading experts in the field.

 

80+ Attendees | 20+ Conference Sessions | 10+ Nations in Attendance | Dedicated Networking Sessions

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Here’s why you can’t afford to miss Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness:

• Access key subject-leaders from the UK, US, and Europe for interactive discussions focused on your challenges.
• Build a greater understanding of how the Armoured Vehicle Situational Awareness landscape has changed and grown over the last year, and identify the implications this has for you.
• Gain vital information into new advancements and emerging trends, that you won’t get anywhere else.


NEW Topics:

- Formational and strategic situational awareness
- Autonomous systems to enhance SA Capabilities
- Enhancing legacy vehicles to modern SA Standards

NEW Platforms:

- M10 ‘Booker’
- XM30
- Pizzarro

NEW Organisations:

- Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army
- Spanish MoD
- Turkish MoD


 Benefits of Attending

This conference comes at a vital time as advances in the world of Situational Awareness technology proving to be ever more vital in the war in Ukraine.

  • As Situational Awareness becomes an increasingly mainstream conversation within the armoured vehicles community and the market becomes increasingly saturated, gaining key insights and views from the experts will give you a fighting edge.
     
  • The Most Relevant Line-Up of Speakers Ever!
    Be at the forefront of the latest updates and explore insights on what is to come within the Armoured Vehicles world, at this vital conference.
     
  • Collaborate with new nations in 2024
    Hear from world leading militaries and the producers of next generation armoured vehicles such as Canada, the USA, Spain, and Turkey.

     

This is THE community meeting place dedicated to Armoured Situational Awareness Systems. This 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

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

Conference agenda

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8:30

Registration & Coffee

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8:50

Chairman's Opening Remarks

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9:00

Situational Awareness and Battlefield Management as the Future of Armoured Warfare

  • The need for strong situational awareness and the capabilities provided by Ajax
  • Situational Awareness as a form of survivability
  • Major Simon Lukas

    Major Simon Lukas, SO2 Lethality, British Army

    Colonel Jamie Hayward

    Colonel Jamie Hayward, Programme Director, British Army

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    9:30

    Achieving and Maintaining a Strategic Advantage for Future Armoured Vehicle Operations Through Optimal Situational Awareness – Challenger 3

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , UK MoD

  • Overview of Challenger 3
  • Reviewing the efficacy of current optics within the Army’s current armoured vehicle fleet
  • Exploring future operational requirements to identify key upgrades and maximise target acquisition capability
     
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    Creating a future ready force and integrating armour at all levels

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army, Directorate Capability

  • Avoiding tunnel vision - The importance and viability of composite system systems and situational awareness at all levels
  • The possibilities for platform situational awareness to improve force integration
  • Working to ensure the platform and its dismounted soldier provide mutual support and benefit
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    11:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    12:00

    Integrated Close Combat - ensuring the seamless transition from MCC to DCC

    Major Jared Bambridge

    Major Jared Bambridge, SO2 Integrated Close Combat & SO3 Mechanised Infantry Vehicle, British Army

  •  It’s all about the network – integrated close combat communication solution
  • Powering the soldier – developing a soldier platform power interface
  • Know where we are – evolving situational awareness to enhance interoperability and C2
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    12:30

    Multi-Domain Situational Awareness and the Value of Combined Arms Capabilities in the Contested Environment

    Mr Richard  Hooper

    Mr Richard Hooper, Land Systems Programme Manager, Dstl

  • Looking at the development of situational awareness in the modern environment and the current capabilities of Situational Awareness
  • Improving current situational awareness systems and the requirements of the future
  • Maximising Situational Awareness Capabilities with the technology available
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    13:00

    Networking Lunch

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    14:00

    Ensuring Advanced Situational Awareness Capabilities in Türkiye’s First Indigenous Main Battle Tank

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa

    Mr Tugrul Gazi Apa, Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB

  •  Situational Awareness capabilities of the MBT
  • Successes and challenges of developing MBT Situational Awareness Systems
  • Future technological directions for next generation main battle tanks
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    14:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    15:00

    Future Proofing the Next Generation of Spanish Combat Vehicles: Assessing the Situational Awareness Capabilities

    Colonel Antonio Perez

    Colonel Antonio Perez, Pizarro Programme Manager, Spanish MoD

  •  Integration of new vehicles with the Joint Tactical Radio System Program to ensure maximum SA and interoperability
  • Increasing Situational Awareness using 360° panoramic camerasand infrared camera systems
  • Looking forward to development of a Local Situational Awareness System
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    15:30

    Afternoon Tea

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    16:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    16:30

    Ensuring Continuous Situational Awareness Developments in the Romanian Armed Forces

  •  TR-85 in the modern battlespace and the need for capable situational awareness systems
  • Overview from the Romanian Piranha V program
  • Recent Developments in Romanian armoured forces and the future of Armoured units
  • Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Stanciu

    Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Stanciu, 631st tank BN CDR, 631st tank BN/ Romania Land Forces

    Major Suhan Ionut

    Major Suhan Ionut, Chief of Armor Directorate, Land Force Staff

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    17:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    8:30

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

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    9:00

    Assessing the Priorities for Future XM30 Capabilities

  •  US Army learning of most important reduced crew automation requirements
  • PM XM30’s strategy: open architecture + org structure + explicit funding = ability to compete best in class capabilities independent of the OEMs
  • Timeline for future competitive opportunities (industry focused)
  • Colonel Jeff Jurand

    Colonel Jeff Jurand, Project Manager XM30 Combat Vehicle , US Army Program Executive Office (PEO) Ground Combat Systems (GCS)

    Colonel Ryan Howell

    Colonel Ryan Howell, Chief of Staff, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command

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    9:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:00

    Situational Awareness from the Adversarial Perspective

    Lieutenant Colonel Marc Jason

    Lieutenant Colonel Marc Jason, Threat Integrator for Ground Combat Systems, LTC, Armor Threat Integration, Foreign Intelligence Technology DAMI-FIT , US Army G-2 (Intelligence)

  •  Purpose and Policy of Acquisition Intelligence
  • Threat Informed Modernization
  • Implications from Recent Conflicts and Open Source Intelligence
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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    M10 Booker – Mission and Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Peter George

    Lieutenant Colonel Peter George, PM M10 Booker, US Army

  •  M10 Booker Overview – Timeline and Capabilities
  • M10 Booker Situational Awareness Capabilities
  • Role of the M10 Booker – Support to the Infantry Brigade Combat Team
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    11:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Meeting the Situational Awareness Requirements of the Modern Battlefield on Canadian Light Amour

    Major Hyunjoon (Dave) Jung

    Major Hyunjoon (Dave) Jung, Director, Land Requirement 3-6, Canadian Army

  •  Cockpit digitalisation and crew interfaces in the Canadian Army
  • Integrating C4ISR on AFVs to ensure integration of capabilities
  • Update from the LAV upgrade programme and wider armored vehicle modernization in the Canadian Armed Forces
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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    Survivability through Situational Awareness Maximisation

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery, Lead, Platform Survivability Group, UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

  •  Situational Awareness as the cornerstone of Protection for armoured vehicles
  • Integrating Situational Awareness and APS Systems for a combined generator of Data
  • Requirements for building up digital and electronic architecture to enable the generation of situational awareness data
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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Recent EDF projects and Collaborative Situational Awareness with Manned and Unmanned Systems

    Mr Elias  Stipidis

    Mr Elias Stipidis, CEO, Vetronics Research Centre EU Limited (VRC EU)

  •  The challenges created by the blurring definition of the front line
  • Importance of long-range situational awareness in operational level movements
  • Combining ISTAR and localized situational awareness information
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    15:00

    Afternoon Tea

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    The requirement for simple and easily learnable situational awareness systems in the FDF

    Riku Rantakari

    Riku Rantakari, Senior Staff Officer, Finnish Defence Forces

  •   The current training of armoured forces and how this will develop going forwards
  • Combating extreme system capability and the benefits of simple systems
  • Requirements for armoured vehicles of the future
  • The future of armoured formations within the FDF
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    16:00

    Situational Awareness from the Human Factor Perspective

    Dr Martin Hagström

    Dr Martin Hagström, Deputy Research Director, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

  • The need for Human Centric Design and the benefits generated from it
  • Challenges posed by poorly designed and non-human centric systems
  • Aligning through electronic architectures and networks
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    CV90: Developing Enhanced Situational Awareness with Human Centric Design

    Mr Tarkan Turkcan

    Mr Tarkan Turkcan, Director CV90 Platform, BAE Systems Hagglunds

  •  A review of the successes and challenges of the development of CV90 in Ukraine
  • Intended future Situational Awareness capabilities for CV90
  • Development prospects for the CV90 going forwards
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    17:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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