SAE Media Group is proud to host the 10th annual Future Soldier Technology conference, returning to London on the 11-13 March 2024.

Building on the enormous success of its previous nine annual meetings, Future Soldier Technology 2024 will be an excellent international gathering of senior officers and programme managers who are seeking to enhance their programmes. Additionally, this forum offers an excellent platform for programme managers within the military to interface with senior experts from within the defence industry.

Future Soldier Technology 2024 will return to London larger than ever to discuss Soldier Modernisation Programmes, and how these projects are driving infantry capabilities into the future and making the dismounted soldier more lethal, protected and ready to fight in the challenging conditions of the modern-day battlefield.

Dismounted Situational Awareness Focus Day: 11 March 2024

The conference will feature a dedicated Dismounted Situational Awareness Focus Day with updates from British and NATO allied armed forces discussing the modernisation of dismounted soldier communications and spatial awareness capabilities using existing and emerging next-generation equipment and technologies.

Main Conference: 12 - 13 March 2024

The two-day main conference will cover all other aspects vital to the modernisation of the future soldier. The morning of both days will feature plenary sessions, focusing on international soldier modernisation programme updates and with industry sponsor partners showcasing their solutions to the audience.

The afternoons on both days will split into parallel streams, to focus on more specifically aspects of the dismounted soldier and their equipment.

Check out the video from Future Soldier Technology 2023: https://youtu.be/VZgVNbDx8w4

  • Future Soldier Technology is the leading event dedicated to dismounted soldier modernisation programmes and priorities
  • Listen to keynote briefings from senior UK and NATO and allied dismounted soldier programme managers
  • Discover the latest topics for the advancement of soldier technology, including lethality and weaponry, night vision and optics, dismounted tactical power, protection and survivability, mobility, integrating robotics and AI, and much more
  • Meet and network with the key decision-makers from both military and industry to discuss modernisation and optimisation of the future dismounted soldier and their equipment

2nd Capability BTN, Danish Artillery Regiment; 3M; AHQ; Albanian Embassy ; Armasuisse / Federal Office for Defence Procurement; Army Headquarters; Army HQ; Australian High Commission; Babcock Integrated Technology Limited; BAE Systems; Belgian Defence; Belgian MoD; Belgian Special Forces ; Bittium; BlackTree Technologies Ltd; Brazilian Army; Bren Tronics; Bren-tronics; British Army; British Army (Infantry Battle School); British Army HQ; British Army, Directorate Capability; Bundeswehr; BWI GmbH; Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF); Collins Aerospace; Combined Arms Manoeuvre School; Comrod ; CSI Solutions Ltd; DE&S; DE&S UK MoD; DE&S, UK MOD; Defence Digital; Defence Equipment & Support; Defence Equipment & Support, Future Capabilities Group; Defence Forces Ireland; Defence Materiel Organisation; Department of National Defence; DEVCOM C5ISR; DEVCOM-Atlantic; Dismounted Close Combat - DE&S; Domo Tactical Communications (DTC); DSTL; DSTL, UK MoD; Dutch Armed Forces; Elbit Systems Ltd; Elbit Systems U K; Embassy of Bulgaria; Embassy of Hungary; Embassy Of Japan; Embassy of Ukraine; FalCom A/S; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw); FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment); Finnish Defence Forces, Research Center; Fischer Connectors; FN Herstal; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; Frazer-Nash Consultancy; French AIR Force - CEAM; FY-COMPOSITES; Galvion; Galvion UK Ltd; Glenair; Glenair, Inc; GlobalData; HDF DS J6; HDF Force Modernization and Transformation Command; HMEI; HMEI Plc; Home Guard Training Center; Hudson Supplies; Hungarian Defence Forces; Hungarian Ministry of Defence; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Inmarsat; Innovate UK KTN; Instro Precision Limited; InterComms Publications; INVISIO A/S; ITA ARMY HQ; Janes; Kinected Solutions Ltd ; Kosovo Embassy London; KWESST Micro Systems Inc.; L3Harris Communications Systems UK Limited; Land Warfare Centre; Malborough Communications Limited; Malvern Optical; Marathon Targets; Marlborough Communications; MilDef Ltd; Ministry of Defence; Mission Ready Training Centre; MOD; MoD DE&S; National Defence; NATO Support and Procurement Agency; NATO/Swedish Armed Forces ; NDMA (Norwegian defense material agency); New Zealand Defence Force; New Zealand Defence Staff - London; NFM Group; NLD Ministry of Defense; Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency; OCCAR-EA; Overwatch; Overwatch Aerospace Ltd; OW Energetics; Panasonic Connect UK; PdM Soldier Maneuver Sensors; PEO Soldier, PM IVAS; Program Analysis and Integration Office ; PRT Army; Psion Vision Ltd; QinetiQ; Qioptiq Limited; Raytheon ELCAN; Raytheon Elcan Optical Technologies; Representing NL MoD (DNV); Rheinmetall; Rheinmetall Canada Inc.; Rhode & Schwarz G Mb H & Co K G; Roke; Rowden Technologies Ltd. ; Royal Marines; Royal Navy Acquisition; Royal School of Artillery; Safran; Safran Electronics & Defense; Safran Vectronix AG; SEA; Section technique de l’armée de Terre; Sky News; smart shooter; Solution Now Enterprises LLC; Special Projects Tactical Communication, DE&S (MOD); Steatite; Swedish Defence Materiel Administration; Swedish Defence Research Agency; Systematic; TacSys Defence Digital; Teledyne; Thales Australia; Thales Defense & Security, Inc.; THALES SIX GTS FRANCE; Thales UK; Thales UK Ltd; The Defence Academy; Theon Sensors; Thermoteknix Systems LTD; Tommy Works; TommyWorks; TrekAce Technologies; Trellisware Technologies Inc ; U.S. Army Futures Command ; UAE MOD; UK Defence Security Exports; UK Defence Solutions Centre; UK DSE; UK Ministry of Defence - Dismounted Close Combat Team; UK MOD; UK MOD - DSTL; UK MOD DE&S; UltraLYNX; US Army; US Army DEVCOM; US Army DEVCOM C5ISR; US Army DEVCOM Soldier Center ; US Army Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team; US Marine Corps Systems Command; US SOCOM; USC Institute for Creative Technologies; ViaSat Secure Network Solutions;

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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Marathon Targets

Gold Sponsor

Marathon Robotics provides Lethality Today to US, NATO, and Coalition Partners on four Continents. We’ve been selected by USMC to provide mobile trailers of Intelligent Robotic Targets at all key CONUS and OCONUS sites. We reinvent Live Fire Training with Intelligent Robots that look, move, and behave like real people. It’s the world’s most realistic live fire training: shoot one robot, the rest autonomously scatter for cover, or self-organize a swarming counterattack.

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act describes our Autonomous Robotic Targets as “a vast improvement to training modality over existing systems and was value added in all training events/scenarios.”

Trevor Nash of Shepard Defence says: “The Marathon argument is very persuasive, but its challenge is to change a mindset - present for many centuries – that the aim of the range is to ‘train marksmanship.’ That mentality is wrong” overmatch and winning the firefight are more important.”

Marathon also cuts Range Modernization costs and time by 85% through ZIRM (Zero Infrastructure Range Modernization). No need to buy robots: use ZIRM cost avoidance to fund Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) to rent robots for a week or year, with robot operators – 95% of them military veterans. Offices and rental fleets on 4 continents.


Elbit Systems UK


Elbit Systems UK Ltd is a Defence, Technology and Aerospace company with three wholly owned subsidiaries and two joint ventures in the UK. Across 16 sites around the UK we employ over 600 people engaged in a range of high tech and specialist manufacturing activities, with a similar number of jobs sustained directly in our UK supply chain. We work on a range of different technologies for both military and civilian applications.



Thales In a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected and interdependent, the security of people and goods, infrastructure and nations depends on leaders and organisations and their ability to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. In the markets that Thales serves - defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation - these decisions are often of critical importance. Navy, army and air force commanders, as well as air traffic controllers, policymakers and infrastructure operators, face these critical decisions and need full, relevant and reliable information to understand the situation and make the right choices. www.thalesgroup.com



Ultra specialises in providing application engineered tailored solutions. We focus on our customers’ mission critical and intelligent systems in the defence, security, critical detection & control markets. Our capabilities and technologies can be found on many of the world’s long-term military programmes.

UltraLYNX is a key component in the realisation of future dismounted situational awareness systems; Increased operational tempo, improved operational agility and effectiveness. By empowering the user to employ UltraLYNX as their role or mission demands, for the first time soldier technology can truly adapt to the users needs and evolve with the constant and rapidly changing situation on a modern battlefield.

Designed from the ground up to deliver smart, open architecture, capable of providing users with a simple plug and play function of a range of common bearer and end user devices, while also providing the necessary technological infrastructure to support future systems growth and development; UltraLYNX provides the definitive standard for future soldier systems and delivers a truly integrated, scalable and open solution to meet current and future close combat challenges head on.


Bren Tronics


Bren-Tronics, Inc. (BTI) is a technology-based Power Systems company with over 45 years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of primary and rechargeable batteries, along with associated chargers and complete power systems. From design to production, BTI maintains complete in-house capabilities to develop fully integrated systems supporting US and Worldwide Military and Commercial markets.

BTI has traditionally supported the dismounted soldier by providing the highest portable power and energy available in the smallest, lightest packages, whilst always maintaining the highest level of safety standards. Through the evolution of rechargeable battery systems, initially with Nickle Cadmium, through Nickle Metal Hydride to the current forefront of technology, Lithium Ion, BTI have consistently provided the warfighter with the best technology available.With reliability at the forefront of user’s requirements, BTI pride themselves with an outstanding field-proven record of dependability. In addition, BTI was the first battery manufacturer of rechargeable batteries to provide a visual state of charge indicator to further enhance the confidence of the user.

Specific to the arena of the Future Soldier ideology, in 2004 BTI were the first to provide a battery specifically designed to be used as a centralised power source for the dismounted soldier. The SMP battery range from Bren-Tronics is unique in so much that the battery is designed around the most energy efficient Li Ion cell available. Consequently, the energy density (run time per weight and size) is the highest currently achievable.

The SMP battery is currently in use by the German IDZ programme and recently the same battery has now been selected as the battery of choice for the Benelux “VOSS” Future Soldier programme.

British Army


The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper. Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role. Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police following a terrorist attack, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve.



Domo Tactical Communications (DTC) is the global leader in Tactical IP Mesh technology (MANET), and COFDM transmissions systems. DTC mission-critical solutions secure, share and communicate real-time video, voice and data to enable Shared Situational Awareness (SSA) on land, on the sea and in the air. DTC has developed leading-edge technologies for successful operations in demanding environments, where COFDM solutions provide longer range, penetration

DTC works with military, law enforcement, counter-terror units, governments, autonomous systems manufacturers and system integrators to meet key connectivity and communication challenges. Leveraging a technical heritage stretching back over 50 years and incorporating the unrivalled COFDM waveform experience of the Domo engineering team, DTC has a passion for innovation which keeps us one step ahead in the rapidly changing and increasingly challenging environments in which we perform - whether on the battlefield or the streets of our cities. High-performance communication systems enable our customers to securely monitor, communicate and share information with confidence in complex environments and the most demanding situations.

The DTC Mesh Ultra waveform provides a seamless self-forming, self-healing MANET capability that can be relied on even in the toughest conditions. DTC SDR based technology provides High Data Rate (HDR) capability for large mesh formations with excellent spectral efficiency whilst also delivering ultra-low latency performance, end-to-end encryption and unrivalled robustness and range in challengingreal-world environments. DTC’s portfolio of products also seamlessly interlink to other IP bearers to form integrated communication and data network offering secure, fast and reliable access to data real-time video, audio, location-based information services. The DTC product range offers both OEM and packaged systems with excellent Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) characteristics to suit a wide range of mission requirements,

Marlborough Communications LTD


MCL are the leading supplier of INVISIO soldier communication ancillaries, hearing protection and situational awareness to the British Army and Specialist Ground Forces. INVISIO deliver seamless communication and hearing protection capability across dismounted infantry, ground manoeuvre platforms, littoral manoeuvres and aviation and air. These capabilities are deployed in huge numbers not only in the UK but globally including in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Denmark, among others. The simple, modular, and flexible design ensures the communication and interoperability needs of the soldier both mounted and dismounted are met whilst reducing the physical and cognitive burden. Continuous product innovation and spiral development as technology and new warfighting concepts develop are incorporated smoothly and continuously into the product portfolio to seamlessly support the future soldier. To learn more visit www.marlbroughcomms.com and www.invisio.com.



Steatite is the UK’s only re-seller of Persistent Systems Wave Relay products, including the astounding MPU5 secure MANET radio. The company is at the forefront of advanced radio communications with an emphasis on defence, security and autonomous vehicle applications. However, our technology and knowledge extends far beyond this, making us well placed to help you with your most challenging communications requirements

Behind the delivery of every Steatite Communications deployment is a group of skilled, motivated and dedicated experts. This team combines decades of valuable and varied industry experience with incredibly detailed product knowledge, the result of which is a team of specialists at the top of their class to guide you with the selection and deployment of your Steatite Communications system.



Thermoteknix is a leader in the design and manufacture of thermal imaging, night vision, fusion and target acquisition systems.

Thermoteknix is renowned for delivering cutting edge mission-critical solutions designed to withstand the harshest environments to defence, security and policing forces. The company has been awarded multiple Queen’s Awards for Innovation and Export as it continues to advance dismounted soldier technology that delivers enhance situational awareness, target location and surveillance capabilities.

The Thermoteknix Augmented Reality Tactical Interface Module (ARTIM) is the company’s latest development to support future soldier programmes across the industry. ARTIM delivers heads-up situational awareness to the user during outdoor on-the-move operations. ARTIM mounts to the back of the helmet to track where the user is located and where they are looking, receiving/publishing networked PLI (Position Location Information) data, and rendering an augmented reality overlay to the user. The data is displayed by the Thermoteknix ClipIR XD – a thermal imaging clip-on device mounted on an NVG – providing not only augmented reality data but also thermal imaging fusion. The system provides heads-up navigation and tracking of friendlies, using GPS and digital terrain elevation data (DTED) to deliver accurate visualisation of geo-spatial information.

Thermoteknix is privately owned and has been successfully delivering thermal imaging innovation for 40 years.

TrellisWare Technologies


TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated solutions. Our TSM™ waveform is incorporated into a wide range of systems, including TrellisWare radios and trusted industry partner radios, as well as multiple government and commercial solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™.


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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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