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The SAE Media Group are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (FAVSA) 2023 taking place on the 24th - 25th April 2023 in London.

Militaries around the world are continuing to evolve and develop their armoured vehicle capabilities to provide increased situational awareness in order to empower commanders to make more informed decisions on the battlefield. Modern threats and challenges such as the asymmetric and urban nature of modern warfare are fuelling industry to produce ever-more innovative solutions to ensure armoured vehicles can collate, integrate and use information and data through a range of sources previously unavailable.

This conference provides the unparalleled opportunity to hear from international military representatives, industry and system integrators who are continuing to drive innovation in the field of situational awareness technology. They will be sharing their insight into ongoing and future requirements and developing a wider understanding of the shared challenges faced.

 

As the Ukraine Crisis continues, the focus of modern warfare is increasingly shifting from the asymmetric counter-insurgency operations of the early 21st-century towards near-peer conflict. As a result, the retention and maintenance of overmatch capabilities is more prevalent than ever, and the battlefield experiences of troops in Ukraine has provided us with priceless real-world experience as well as a greater appreciation of the value of real-time information.


Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness returns for its 7th year to proactively discuss crucial developments, calling on the experience of military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers in the market. FAVSA 2023 will also notably delve deeper into the role of industry, inviting technical leads, platform managers and programme directors to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.


The only conference of its kind exclusively dedicated to armoured vehicle situational awareness, will hone in on key topics surrounding: Generic Vehicle Architecture, the use of UAVs, SatNav and Smart-equipment and the Cognitive Burden. 

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ARQUUS; Axon Vision; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Inc.; British Army; Bundeswehr; Canadian Aremd Forces; Concurrent Technologies Plc; Cranfield University; Def Comrcl DCGP-21A-10; Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S); DEVCOM-Atlantic; Dstl; DSTL, UK MoD; Dutch Ministry of Defence; Estonian Centre for Defence Investments; Export Support Team; Galleon Embedded Computing; Hensoldt GmbH; John Cockerill Defense; Lockheed Martin; NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); Netherlands MoD; NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command; Nir-Or; Nir-Or Ltd; OPTSYS; Petards Group Plc; QinetiQ Ltd; RFEL Ltd; Rheinmetall Electonics UK; Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG; Royal Netherlands Army; SAAB Tactical Electronics AB; Safran Vectronix AG; SAVOX Communications Oy Ab; SCERTAS GmBH; Spanish MoD; Texas A&M University; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; US Army; US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center; Vetronics Research Centre; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 Achieving and Maintaining a Strategic Advantage for Future Armoured Vehicle Operations Through Optimal Situational Awareness – Challenger 3

Mr Chris Bowbrick

Mr Chris Bowbrick, SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme Challenger 3, British Army

  • Reviewing the efficacy of current optics within the Army’s current armoured vehicle fleets
  • Exploring future operational requirements to identify key upgrades and maximise target acquisition capability
  • Preparing future armoured units to counter and overcome the new threats posed by near-peer hostile forces, including C-UAS/C-UGV capabilities and EW threats to Situational Awareness
  • 9:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:00 The Battlefield of the Future: Situational Awareness within Fighting Formations

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce, Commanding Officer, British Army, Directorate Capability

  • Project Mercury and the exploitation of emerging technologies including robotics, communication systems and AI
  • The possibilities for battlefield situational awareness and force inter-operation
  • Avoiding tunnel vision - The importance and viability of formational situational awareness systems
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Designing the OMFV for Future Rapid Upgrades

    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy, Product Manager, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, US Army

  • Capability requirements for the future operating theatre of the OMFV
  • Increasing Situational Awareness capabilities
  • Sustaining combat operations with improved situational awareness systems for the OMFV
  • 11:30 Assessing the Priorities for future LEOPARD 2 MBT Capabilities – Situational Awareness

    Mr David Stassek

    Mr David Stassek, System Engineer LEOPARD 2 MBT , Federal Armed Forces Germany

  • Short overview of requirements for the future SAS of the LEOPARD 2 MBT
  • Increasing Situational Awareness capabilities
  • Sustaining combat operations with improved situational awareness systems for the LEOPARD 2 MBT
  • 12:00 Improving Situational Awareness Capabilities on Light Amour

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    14:00 Maintaining the Operational Edge using standardized Open Systems approaches for land Vehicle System Integration

    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Keith Smith, GVA and LDM Manager, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)

  • The use of architecture, data, and technical standards to achieve integration and interoperability
  • Issues surrounding Situational Awareness Capabilities and the need for high bandwidth hardware
  • Developments in Generic Vehicle Architecture and the Land Data Model
  • 14:30 Situational Awareness Optimisation for the British Army's Mechanized Combat Units of the Future

    Major Robert Atchison

    Major Robert Atchison, Officer Commanding D Squadron The Black Pig, British Army

  • Exploiting and adapting C4ISTAR and Situational Awareness capabilities to provide effective support in future Multi-Domain Operations
  • Exploring the opportunities created by tethered UAS platforms and enhancing mission specific C4ISTAR and reconnaissance operations
  • Enhancing and linking armoured platform and soldier situational awareness to strengthen visibility, manoeuvrability, and survivability in future operations
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    16:00 Long Range Situational Awareness Systems on Movements Convoys

    Professor Elias  Stipidis

    Professor Elias Stipidis, Director, VRC, Vetronics Research Centre

  • 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
  • 16:30 Object recognition in Situational Awareness systems and the challenges it faces

    Professor Aysegul Ucar

    Professor Aysegul Ucar, Head of Defense Technologies, Firat University

  • Artificial Intelligence as an opportunity for improving capabilities
  • Robot vision as a way of reducing the burden on system operators
  • Lessons identified for ensuring smooth Human-Robot interaction in the systems of the future
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 Infantry Fighting Vehicle Lynx KF41: Survivability through Situational Awareness Maximisation

  • An examination of the successes and challenges of the Lynx KF41
  • Enhancing situational awareness capabilities through communications and real time intelligence gathering
  • Development prospects for the Lynx KF41 going forwards
  • Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Colonel Janos Poloskei, Branch Leader, Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command Force Planning Directorate

    Colonel Istvan Ocskay

    Colonel Istvan Ocskay, R&T director, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute

    10:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:30 Situational Awareness Developments in the Romanian Armed Forces

  • C2IS Systems: Effectively utilising real-time data
  • The opportunities and challenges of using upgraded equipment onTR-85
  • Overview from the Romanian Piranha V program, their incorporation into fighting units and their value of situational awareness.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian

    Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian, Commander 284th Armor Battaliont Colonel , Romanian Army

    Major Suhan Ionut

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

    12:00 LAV Fennek Updating Existing Platforms with Enhanced Situational Awareness Capabilities

    Major Rene Teggeler

    Major Rene Teggeler, Commander armored vehicles desk, Royal Netherlands Army

  •  A review of the successes and challenges of a mid-life upgrade compared to adopting a new vehicle
  • Intended future Situational Awareness capabilities for AFVs
  • Development prospects for the Fennek going forwards
  • 12:30 CV90: Future Combat Vehicle Technologies - Developing Enhanced Situational Awareness

  •  A review of the successes and challenges of the development of CV90
  • Intended future Situational Awareness capabilities for CV90
  • Development prospects for the CV90 going forwards
  • Mr Tarkan Turkcan

    Mr Tarkan Turkcan, Director CV90, BAE Systems Hagglunds

    Mr Stefan Thelin

    Mr Stefan Thelin, Head of Technology, BAE Systems Hagglunds

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    14:30 Crew Optimization & Augmentation Technologies (COAT) Program: Ensuring the Crew Workload Does Not Become a Burden

    Mr Ben Berati

    Mr Ben Berati, COAT Program Manager, US Army

     Examining progress of the US Army Futures Command Crew Optimization and Augmentation Technologies programme
    Working towards reducing cognitive overload and physiological strain on crews in an increasingly information congested environment
    How AI technology can be used to help reduce the cognitive burden

    15:00 Integrating Future Situational Awareness Technology to Enhance the US Army’s Next Generation of Combat Vehicles

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Application of wargaming techniques to better understand and develop situational awareness

    Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Ant Sharman

    Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Ant Sharman, Director, Evocatus Consulting

  • Introducing the UK Fight Club
  • Understanding and respecting the threat
  • The importance of TTPs for Situational Awareness
  • 16:30 Changing the Game – How Fight Club is Revolutionising Wargaming

    Mr Tom Halliday

    Mr Tom Halliday, Principal Analyst, Close Combat Team, Land Analysis Group, DSTL, UK MoD

  • An introduction to Fight Club.
  • How the Campaigns of Learning are improving our people.
  • Democratising insight through Decentralised Gaming / Centralised Analysis.
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

    Product Manager, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Commanding Officer, British Army, Directorate Capability
    Mr Chris Bowbrick

    Mr Chris Bowbrick

    SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme Challenger 3, British Army
    Mr David Stassek

    Mr David Stassek

    System Engineer LEOPARD 2 MBT , Federal Armed Forces Germany

    Colonel Istvan Ocskay

    R&T director, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute
    Colonel Istvan Ocskay

    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Branch Leader, Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command Force Planning Directorate
    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    David Dopp

    Project Lead, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO GCS, US Army
    David Dopp

    Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Ant Sharman

    Director, Evocatus Consulting
    Lieutenant Colonel (Reserves) Ant Sharman

    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

    Product Manager, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

    Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian

    Commander 284th Armor Battaliont Colonel , Romanian Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian

    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Commanding Officer, British Army, Directorate Capability
    Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

    Major Rene Teggeler

    Commander armored vehicles desk, Royal Netherlands Army
    Major Rene Teggeler

    Major Robert Atchison

    Officer Commanding D Squadron The Black Pig, British Army
    Major Robert Atchison

    Major Suhan Ionut

    Chief of Armor Directorate, Land Force Staff
    Major Suhan Ionut

    Mr Ben Berati

    COAT Program Manager, US Army
    Mr Ben Berati

    Mr Chris Bowbrick

    SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme Challenger 3, British Army
    Mr Chris Bowbrick

    Mr David Stassek

    System Engineer LEOPARD 2 MBT , Federal Armed Forces Germany
    Mr David Stassek

    Mr Keith Smith

    GVA and LDM Manager, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)
    Mr Keith Smith

    Mr Stefan Thelin

    Head of Technology, BAE Systems Hagglunds
    Mr Stefan Thelin

    Mr Tarkan Turkcan

    Director CV90, BAE Systems Hagglunds
    Mr Tarkan Turkcan

    Mr Tom Halliday

    Principal Analyst, Close Combat Team, Land Analysis Group, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Tom Halliday

    Professor Aysegul Ucar

    Head of Defense Technologies, Firat University
    Professor Aysegul Ucar

    Professor Elias Stipidis

    Director, VRC, Vetronics Research Centre
    Professor Elias  Stipidis

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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    Past Attendee List

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Christian Jacques

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Miguel Ramos

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Jeroen Van Rantwijk

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Thomas Ferris

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Major Philippe Masse

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Col. Adrián Benito

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    Past Speaker Presentation - John Crozier

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    Past Speaker Presentation - Keith Smith

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Axon Vision

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.axon-vision.com

    Founded in 2017, Axon Vision is a leader in AI solutions for the defense industry. The modern battlefield consists of small targets concealed in an urban area. Additionally, current sensors are flooding the human operator with information. Our technology boosts the effectiveness and survivability of manned & unmanned platforms by increasing situational awareness, speeding decision-making and enabling autonomous capabilities. Our products are integrated into military-grade platforms, through partnerships with leading multi-national companies. We uncover the full and uncompromising potential of AI to solve today’s most critical challenges while leading tomorrow’s AI-powered defense technology.


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    Army Technology

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    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    Galleon

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    Galleon Embedded Computing is an innovative leader in the development of rugged deployed server and data recorder systems. Galleon offers high-performance, high-quality, rugged storage and data recorder systems, servers and NAS/networked devices and XMC IO modules. Galleon’s offerings span from commercial grade products for benign environments to ruggedized products for deployed systems in severe environments.


    Soldier Modernisation

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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Military Simulation and Training Magazine

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    http://www.halldale.com

    For more than 38 years MS&T Magazine has been the leading simulation and training publication for the defence industry and remains the only publication entirely dedicated to simulation and training in the military. Published 4 times per year, each issue typically carries at least five major articles, an industry news and analysis wrap-up, coverage of recent events, an industry calendar and more, including the coveted MS&T Industry Awards. Make sure you register on our website for free unlimited access to features and news, industry event information, and sign up for our popular weekly newsletter here: https://www.halldale.com/user/profile


    Concurrent Technologies

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    http://www.gocct.com

    Concurrent Technologies designs a range of high-performance Intel® processor solutions, for use in critical applications. Our products are used by many of the world’s leading integrators within the Defence and Aerospace markets and are designed to be operated in a range of temperatures and environments from benign to extreme rugged.

    Our extensive product portfolio contains a number of key VPX embedded computer solutions developed specifically for the development of military systems. Our expert engineers are at the forefront of new innovations, and we strive to constantly provide higher power and more robust solutions to meet the ever-changing requirements of our customers and their applications.

    Our latest released product is our enhanced position, navigation, and timing card: PR A11/61d-RCR which provides resilient PNT data for sensor-based solutions that are used in Electronic Warfare and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance applications.

    In normal operation, PR A11/61d-RCR sources highly accurate PNT data from a built in GNSS receiver and uses this to discipline a Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC). This, in turn, feeds radial clock signals to the signal processing plug in cards that make up a VPX based sensor subsystem. In periods of GNSS denial or jamming, accurate PNT data continues to be provided by utilising signals from a built in Inertial Measurement Unit and sophisticated Kalman filtering techniques.



    Asian Military Review

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


    Unmanned Systems Technology

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    Unmanned Systems Technology.com (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned systems. Our website and weekly e-newsletter provide up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in this sector – both military and commercial – to a global audience, with over 80,000 visitors from over 200 countries every month. Our comprehensive supplier profiles showcase products, services and capabilities in the unmanned land, sea and air vehicle industry.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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