Future Soldier Technology
10 March - 12 March 2025
Future Soldier Technology

Building on the enormous success of its previous ten annual meetings, Future Soldier Technology 2025 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.

Why should you attend?

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, 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

Dismounted Situational Awareness Focus Day: 10 March 2025

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: 11-12 March 2025

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.


Future Soldier Technology 2025 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.

Gold Sponsor




Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square, London, United Kingdom

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Gold Sponsor

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

Our Defence and Intelligence business provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide – including the UK MOD, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), NATO, and the Intelligence Community. Our solutions include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea lanes and shores, Leidos enables customers to achieve mission success and multi-domain dominance at home and abroad.

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.


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.



Rheinmetall - Taking responsibility in a changing world

As an integrated technology group, the listed company Rheinmetall AG , headquartered in Düsseldorf, stands for a company that is as strong in substance as it is successful internationally, and that is active in various markets with an innovative range of products and services. Rheinmetall is a leading international systems supplier in the defence industry and at the same time a driver of forward-looking technological and industrial innovations in the civilian markets. The focus on sustainability is an integral part of Rheinmetall's strategy. The company aims to achieve CO2 neutrality by 2035. Through our work in various fields, we at Rheinmetall take on responsibility in a dramatically changing world. With our technologies, products and systems, we create the indispensable basis for peace, freedom and sustainable development: security.



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.


Bertin Exensor


Founded in 1987, Bertin Exensor is a world leading provider of networked Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) systems, providing tailored sensor solutions to customers all over the world. From our headquarters in Lund, Sweden, our network communications and research lab in Kalmar and our production site in Basingstoke, UK, we design, develop, and produce rugged UGS solutions to meet the most stringent demands of our customers. With firsthand experience in Force/FOB Protection, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and monitoring of critical assets and sensitive areas Bertin Exensor have designed solutions for both military and homeland security applications. Part of the French group ‘Bertin Technologies’, Bertin Exensor has a strong capability offering, well-established and trusted within the Defence and Security industry.

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.



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 global leader in the design and manufacture of thermal imaging, night vision and fusion systems for defence and security forces. At Future Soldier Technology 2024, Thermoteknix will be demonstrating the latest Fused Night Vision Binocular with AR (FNVG-AR) which utilises the latest night vision technology fused with thermal imaging, combined with an intelligent battery pack (ARTIM) delivering a real-time Augmented Reality overlay. The user can easily interchange between night vision, fused thermal imaging and AR for maximum target detection and surveillance capabilities. FNVG-AR fully integrates with ATAK (or similar Battle Management Systems) to deliver enhanced situational awareness, including Blue Force Tracking, routes, markers, GPS and Compass heading. Thermoteknix, with its AR head-up display systems, together with its range of mission-critical day/night surveillance and target acquisition systems, is supporting Soldier Modernisation programmes worldwide.



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. TrellisWare’s technology is a critical component of modern tactical networks. The TrellisWare® TSM® waveform is incorporated into a wide range of systems, including TrellisWare radios, trusted industry partner radios, and multiple government and commercial solutions.

Our highly adaptable network facilitates secure mission-critical voice and data delivery in the most severe conditions. The result is an exceptionally robust, flat network that provides unprecedented scalability and supports hundreds of nodes, using less spectrum than any other Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) technology.

TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for defense, public safety, and uncrewed markets When Nothing Else Works™.


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