Be part of the Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems Conference and collaborate with leading Power Systems experts.

Discover what other nations are prioritising and join the Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 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.

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

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Here’s why you can’t afford to miss Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems:

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

Benefits of Attending

This conference comes are a vital time due to advances in technology and the need for capable vehicle power proving to be vital in the war in Ukraine.

Knowledge of reliable, maintainable, and safe power systems is a critical mission enabler for nations to ensure their warfighting capability. Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems provides just that.

  • The Best Line-Up of Speakers Ever!

Be at the forefront of the latest updates and explore insights on what is to come within the Power Systems world, at this vital conference.

  • Collaborate with new nations for 2023

Hear from world leading militaries and the producers of next generation armoured vehicles such as Canada, the USA Sweden, and Turkey.

  • Top Industry Partnership Opportunities

You’ll get an opportunity to network and pitch your product with some of the largest players in the Power Systems field, such as: BAE, Iveco, Renk and Xerotech plus many more.

Connect with those who are shaping the future of Armoured Warfare in the arena’s pre-eminent forum

National militaries and government:

  • Military Armoured Vehicle specialists
  • Equipment procurement officers
  • Government officials 


  • Businesses looking to enhance existing platforms
  • Established players with existing platforms
  • Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:

  • Organisations who wish to equalise allied defence capability
  • Those looking to establish and build on partnerships

Conference agenda



Registration & Coffee



Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr William Suttie

Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory



Power System Development in Challenger 3

 Overview of the Challenger 3 Programme
Power Systems capabilities of Challenger 3
Challenges and Successes of Power System Development
Power System and Power Distribution in Challenger 3

Mr Chris Bowbrick

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

Mr Martin Wilkes

Mr Martin Wilkes, LEP Electrical Architecture Lead, RBSL



Capitalising on Emerging Armoured Vehicles Capabilities to Create a Future Ready Force

Dr Mike Kweon

Dr Mike Kweon, VICTOR ERP Program Manager, US Army

  •  How next-generation power systems will change the shape of the future battlefield
  • Enhancing novel systems to enhance situational awareness, survivability, and lethality on armoured vehicle platforms.
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    Morning Coffee



    Future Mobility Solutions for Tracked and Wheeled Armoured Vehicles Hybrid Electric vs Full Electric Solutions

    Mr Varlik Kiliç

    Mr Varlik Kiliç, e-Mobility and Advanced Design Solutions Manager, FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.

  • Challenges and Requirements Specific to Tracked and Wheeled Platforms
  • Hybrid Electric Solutions and Capability Enhancements
  • Potential Programs: New development and Modernization
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    Hibernium®: the scalable battery pack powering the next generation of defense vehicles.

    Dr Barry  Flannery

    Dr Barry Flannery, CEO & Founder, Xerotech

  •  Design and manufacture of high-voltage scalable lithium-ion battery packs.
  • The value of flexible and configurable systems - sizes and configurations.
  • Battery safety through proprietary module design and specially engineered fire-retardant structural foam.
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    Networking Lunch



    Modernization of SOF Ground Mobility

    Mr Paul Foxx

    Mr Paul Foxx, Chief Engineer, PM Family of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV)

  •  SOF mobility requirements in the modern theatre
  • FOSOV technology roadmap
  • Current/past projects and demand signals to industry
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    Protection through Mobility

  •  Hybrid electrical transmissions – a case study example
  • Modular powertrains for modern mission requirements
  • Using the power - Closing the gap of tracked and wheeled systems
  • Digitisation of mobility and networked powertrains
  • Mr Graeme Wilcock

    Mr Graeme Wilcock, Business Development Executive Vehicle Mobility Solutions, RENK AG

    Mr Marc Hinse-Stern

    Mr Marc Hinse-Stern, System Engineer Powerpack, RENK AG



    Afternoon Tea



    Future Fuels and Energy Sources for Difficult to Electrify Vehicle Platforms

    Professor Sam Akehurst

    Professor Sam Akehurst, Research Director, University of Bath

  •  Challenges with energy density
  • Efficiency and energy of production
  • Challenges with storage
  • Refuelling infrastructure requirements
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    Battery Systems and Safety Aligned with Work for Future Vehicles

    Mr Elias Lallo

    Mr Elias Lallo, Research Engineer, Swedish Defence Research Agency

  •  Next generational Battery development – challenges and successes
  • The need for Battery Safety in Armoured Vehicles
  • Areas for development in the next generation of armoured vehicle power
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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory



    Registration & Coffee



    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory



    Development of Türkiye’s First Fully Indigenous Powerpack for Main Battle Tanks

    Dr Serhat Erpolat

    Dr Serhat Erpolat, Senior Associate, Presidency of Republic of Turkey, DEFENCE INDUSTRY AGENCY

  •  Power systems capabilities
  • Successes and challenges of developing MBT powerpack
  • Future technological directions for next generation main battle tanks
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    Panel Discussion: Industry Innovations in Electrification and Hybridization - The Future of Armoured Vehicles

  •  Electric drive as a means of providing an extended expeditionary capability
  • The benefits of silent drive to armoured platform survivability
  • The challenges of reliability and maintenance of vehicles when deployed
  • The importance of sufficient and consistent power supply to onboard systems
  • Dr Barry Flannery

    Dr Barry Flannery, CEO and Founder, Xerotech

    Mr Graeme Wilcock

    Mr Graeme Wilcock, Business Development Executive Vehicle Mobility Solutions, RENK AG

    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory



    Morning Coffee



    Power System Developments in the British army: TD6 trials and Project LURCHER

  •  Hybrid Electric Drive as the future of Power Systems
  • Capability enhancements offered through engine development
  • Overview of Project Lurcher
  • 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

    WO1 Chris Stead

    WO1 Chris Stead, RSMI Auto, ATDU

    Corporal Bryan Munce

    Corporal Bryan Munce, Pj LURCHER Lead, ATDU

    Staff Sergeant Andrew Jones

    Staff Sergeant Andrew Jones, Artificer Electronics, ATDU

    Major Joe Williamson

    Major Joe Williamson, SO2 Current Forces, ATDU



    Lunch Break



    The Power of Electric Vehicles in a Military Context

    Dr Marcus Potter

    Dr Marcus Potter, Head of Mobility, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)

  •  Understanding the use cases for electric vehicles
  • Potential performance gains from electrification
  • Review of alternative electric vehicle architectures
  • Safety considerations of electric vehicles
  • Reliability considerations of electric vehicles
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    The Future of Armoured Vehicle Propulsion Systems – Overmatching Capabilities as mandatory requirement for Autonomous Driving

    Professor Doctor Gerhard Skoff

    Professor Doctor Gerhard Skoff, Vice President & General Manager, AVL List GmbH

  •  Forward-looking terrain recognition
  • Terrain specific propulsion system adjustment
  • Resulting capability increases
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    Afternoon Tea



    Future Propulsion Systems for U.S. Army Combat and Tactical Truck Applications (Virtual Presentation)

    Dr Peter Schihl

    Dr Peter Schihl, Senior Research Scientist Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility, CCDC GVSC, US Army

  •  Discussion of future electrifi cation options for tracked and wheeled vehicles including the role of hybrid electric.
  • Electric drive, and mechanical propulsion systems
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    Full Electric and Hybrid Power Train Safety Engineering and Risk Management:

    Dr Darshak Parikh

    Dr Darshak Parikh, E-Mobility Lead, DNV Services UK

    The risks associated with the use of Lithium-Ion Batteries
    Ways to mitigate risk and ensure operational safety
    Future development of Power System safety



    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr William Suttie

    Mr William Suttie, Technical Authority, UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

    Pj LURCHER Lead
    CEO & Founder
    E-Mobility Lead
    DNV Services UK
    Head of Mobility
    Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
    VICTOR ERP Program Manager
    US Army
    Senior Research Scientist Ground Vehicle Propulsion and Mobility, CCDC GVSC
    US Army
    Senior Associate, Presidency of Republic of Turkey
    Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit
    British Army, Directorate Capability
    SO2 Current Forces
    SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme Challenger 3
    British Army
    Research Engineer
    Swedish Defence Research Agency
    Business Development Executive Vehicle Mobility Solutions
    System Engineer Powerpack
    LEP Electrical Architecture Lead
    Chief Engineer
    PM Family of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV)
    e-Mobility and Advanced Design Solutions Manager
    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.
    Technical Authority
    UK Ministry of Defence; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    Vice President & General Manager
    AVL List GmbH
    Research Director
    University of Bath
    Artificer Electronics
    RSMI Auto

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    Agenda at a glance




    Mr Graeme Wilcock, RENK - Speaker Interview


    Past-Attendee List


    2022 Presentation - Colonel James de St John-Pryce & WO1 (RSMI) Chris Stead


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    David Brown Santasalo

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    David Brown Santasalo is a leading provider of mechanical power transmission solutions for defence applications. With more than 1,200 employees and 26 locations across six continents, we are ideally equipped to serve a growing customer base.

    A Strong Partnership with the Defence Industry

    David Brown Santasalo has been an integral part of the defence industry for more than 100 years. Always at the forefront of new technologies, we have supplied more than 10,000 gear systems to a range of land and marine applications globally.

    Land Defence

    We are internationally recognised as a supplier of dependable and innovative power transmission systems for land defence applications. With an extensive installed base and a track record of reliability, product upgrade and life extension, we deliver advanced gear system design for the most demanding military applications where failure is not an option.

    Our range of land defence products include:

    • Tracked Vehicle Cross Drive Transmissions

    • Tracked Vehicle Final Drives

    • Power Take Offs for Hydraulic Pumps, Electrical Generators and other Ancillary Drives

    • Wheeled Vehicle Bevel Boxes

    • Wheeled Vehicle Drop Boxes

    • Sandwich Transmissions for Vehicle Water Drive Applications

    To find out more please visit www.dbsantasalo.com or contact us on +44 (0) 1484 465500.

    FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    FNSS is a globally recognized land systems company that specializes in designing and producing wheeled and tracked armoured combat vehicles as well as combat engineering vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, vehicle drivetrain, hybrid powertrain, turrets and life extension solutions. As the preferred solution provider of users in various countries, the Company has delivered thousands of armoured combat vehicles worldwide.

    Thanks to its competent and dynamic workforce, FNSS offers innovative solutions during the entire product life cycle; from the design phase to the end of service life. Ever since the first roll-out in 1990, the Company has continuously improved its vehicle design and production capabilities in line with the requirements of its users. FNSS’ KAPLAN class tracked armoured product family and PARS wheeled armoured vehicles are poised to shape new generation combat vehicle trends well into the 21st century.

    FNSS designs and develops customized solutions to meet the requirements of each user. The key to FNSS’ success in delivering tailored products within requested time frames lies in its flexible approach to project management. This is complemented by its ability to orchestrate an extensive supply chain and a wide range of global partnerships.

    FNSS has successfully engineered and supplied several products addressing unique requirements. These vehicles have been designed, manufactured and delivered to armies worldwide by FNSS' user-centric business models and tailored solutions.

    FNSS products have been challenged by more than user endurance tests in the toughest conditions, and have proven themselves in combat missions. FNSS views user satisfaction as a permanent concept, and strives to ensure that its products serve beyond their life cycles by addressing any emerging needs throughout their use.

    FNSS also makes a difference by generating significant value for its international users through localization packages that include employing local labour, establishing domestic supply chains, and providing in-country training and technology transfer. Building upon it’s over 30 years of heritage in the defence industry, FNSS continues to add value to its users by creating innovative solutions.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The RENK Group is a global leader for high-efficiency propulsion and drivetrain technology. We provide systems to ensure the reliable deployment of strong forces to set vehicles, vessels, and machinery in motion. Customers and users across world-wide defense, energy and industry sectors trust RENK’s engineered solutions for their performance and endurance in maximum-duty and minimum-tolerance missions.

    A technology leader and trusted partner for 150 years


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Xerotech is an award-winning battery technology company solving one of our generation’s most significant challenges, industrial electrification.

    Driven by a shared vision of a fully electric future, our talented team is making an impact on a global scale as Xerotech provides the first truly credible path to zero emissions and enables the electrification of machines that were previously too low-volume to be economically electrified.

    Our Hibernium® battery pack platform adapts to the bespoke needs of your vehicle or application. With Hibernium®, you can choose your desired or preferred energy content, operating voltage range, physical dimensions, and even battery cell chemistry.

    There are no design or engineering costs, even for one-off prototyping projects making this solution one of the only viable options for low-volume, high-diversity projects.

    The electrification of all heavy-duty machinery is now available to every OEM and Integrator.

    For more information, visit the Xerotech website: www.xerotech.com

    Media Partners

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    Asian Military Review


    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.

    Defence Online


    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.

    Defence Global


    Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.

    Global Defense Insight




    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


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