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Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability - 10/07/2018

Dedicated Active Protection Systems Focus Day hosted alongside 4th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference

The 4th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference will also host a pre-conference Active Protection Systems focus day on 13th November 2018 in London.

After the success of last year’s conference, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2018 taking place 14 – 15 November 2018 in London, is set to host an exclusive pre-conference Active Protection Systems focus day on Tuesday 13th November. The focus day will draw on the experience and recent activities of leading programme managers from the armed forces and national defence research and will cover key topics including:

  • National efforts to integrate APS into existing fleets
  • The architectures necessary to support integration
  • Efforts to ensure system safety and minimise collateral damage
  • STANAG 4686 standardisation

In addition to discussing these crucial topics, the meeting will guarantee the support of technical experts from leading solution providers, covering the latest hard/kill systems, sensors, data processing, munitions and countermeasures.
High-ranking military personnel and leading industry experts will host the focus day, including:

  • New Chairman: Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD
  • Major Luke Wilson, Requirements Manager, Royal Engineers, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Senior Representative, APS Integration, Technology Lead, Israeli MoD
  • Mr. Wayne Beutler, Associate Director Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection, US Army
  • Sponsor Presentation Reserved for UTC
  • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems
  • Mr. Ulrich Faxel, Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD
  • Mr. Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms, Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, SSM, Turkish MoD

Potential delegates can view the past attendees of the focus day on the event website below, to get an idea of the organisations that will be available to meet and network with:

  • BAE Systems Land (UK)
  • BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
  • Brazilian Army
  • British Army
  • Czech Republic MoD
  • DE&S, UK MoD
  • DSO National Laboratories
  • DSTA, Singapore
  • DSTL, UK MoD
  • Egyptian Defence Office
  • Embassy of Italy
  • General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd
  • German Army
  • Kent Modular Electronics Limited (KME)
  • Leonardo
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Nexter
  • Norwegian Army
  • Qinetiq
  • Rafael Advanced Defence Systems
  • Rheinmetall
  • Singapore MoD
  • Thales UK
  • United States Army
  • Any many more…

The full list of past attendees, as well as the chairman’s letter and last year’s presentations are available to download free on the event website, where you can also view the latest conference agenda and speaker list. Register your place at by the 28th September and receive a £100 discount on your booking.

Gold Sponsor: Leonardo
Sponsored by: Lockheed Martin, Soucy Defence, Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH and UTC Aerospace Systems

Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability
APS Focus Day: 13th November 2018
Conference: 14th – 15th November 2018
London, UK

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