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The SAE Media Group are delighted to announce that the 7th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference will return to the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, with the main conference on the 16th and 17th November  and our enormously popular Active Protection Systems Focus Day running on the 15th November.

As the only armoured vehicle conference dedicated to the area of survivability, the 2022 event will gather programme managers, capability directors, commanders from the military, senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from leading solution providers to discuss what nations are doing to protect their armoured vehicles and personnel.

Unlike any other event, the survivability conference is a meeting for the international armoured vehicle community designed around a series of focused discussions on the strategies and technologies being adopted to enhance crew and platform survivability. As seen in recent operations, threats to the vehicle are increasing in both scope and size. Traditional lightly armed combatants now have access to an increasing array of lethal anti-armour capabilities. With the continued proliferation of advanced anti-tank weaponry around the world, and as armed forces pivot to addressing near-peer adversaries, armored vehicle survivability remains as important as it ever has been.
 

This conference is a focused study on how to enhance survivability and addresses all layers of the survivability spectrum. Key capabilities that will be covered are signature management, situational awareness, armoured and blast protection, C-IED, vehicle obscuration systems, and an overall picture of integrated survivability.
 

  • Hear the latest survivability updates from the current and future armoured vehicles that will drive manoeuvre options for years to come
  • Benefit from briefings on armoured vehicles defensive capabilities, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Gain an update on strategic partners’ respective armoured vehicle programmes
  • Benefit from this platform to advance armoured vehicles active defence capabilities and network with those at the heart of protective technology design, development, and integration
  • Discuss key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations such as IEDs, UAS, EW, ballistic threats, anti-tank guided missiles to name a few! 
     

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; AeroGlow International; Armoured Trials & Development Unit (ATDU); ASELSAN; Australian Army; BAE Systems Hägglunds; British Army; British Army - Capability Directorate; CES Advanced Composites and Defense Technologies Inc.; Collins Aerospace; Czech Military Research Institute; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl); DELL; Department for International Trade; Dstl; DSTL, UK MoD; ELTA Systems; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Embassy of Ukraine; FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency; Frost and Sullivan; General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH; General Dynamics Land Systems; General Dynamics Land Systems - Mowag; Ghana High Commission; Hensoldt GmbH; IMI; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Instro Precision Ltd; Italian Embassy; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KCD Resources Ltd; KME; Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG; Leonardo; Leonardo Defence Systems; Leonardo DRS; Lockheed Martin U K; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MOD; NATO Joint Electronic Warfare Staff; NP Aerospace Ltd; Pardus Defence & Security Ltd; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria; Pearson Engineering Limited; Permali Gloucester Ltd.; Plasan Sasa Ltd; QinetiQ; Rada Industries; Rafael; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles; Rheinmetall Protection Systems Gmbh; Soucy Defense Division; Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI; Swedish Land Warfare Centre; Thales UK; The Royal United Services Institute; Thinke Company Ltd; TriCIS Ltd; Tubitak Sage ; UAE GHQ; UK Armed Forces; UK MoD; Undersecretariat for Defence Industry ; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier Ian Langford

Brigadier Ian Langford

Director General Future Land Warfare, Land Capability Division, Australian Defence Force
Brigadier Michael Fayers

Brigadier Michael Fayers

Head of Military Capability Plans , British Army
Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Tom Foss-Smith

Lieutenant Colonel Tom Foss-Smith

SO1 BOXER Future, Mechanised Infantry Programme, British Army
Major General Laszlo Sticz

Major General Laszlo Sticz

Head of Force Planning Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

Brigadier (Ret.) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
Brigadier (Ret.) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (Ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat works as an independent consultant in vehicle systems, electronic countermeasures, surveillance, and counter-terrorism technology; he is also a founding director of CSB Defence, a consultancy company operating across a number of technology sectors in defence and security. In both roles, he helps companies to find opportunities and win business. He has spoken at or chaired conferences on vehicle survivability and situational awareness,
robotics and autonomous systems, counter-drone and counter-IED. Ian went into officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1983. As a Russian graduate, he had a busy Cold War. After that unexpected success, he alternated between mainstream Royal Signals appointments and posts in equipment capability, security, and counterterrorism in the UK and with the United Nations. Highlights of his earlier career including waking up on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall the morning after it came down and spending his birthday with his Regiment up to his chest in the cold, muddy River Ouse when it flooded York in 2000. His final seven years in uniform were spent, first as a colonel and finally as a brigadier, heading Special Projects and Force Protection teams in the UK MOD’s procurement organization, Defence Equipment and Support. Among other areas he was responsible for the UK’s counter-IED systems, force protection surveillance and active protection systems for armoured vehicles.

Brigadier Ian Langford

Director General Future Land Warfare, Land Capability Division, Australian Defence Force
Brigadier Ian Langford

Brigadier Langford joined the Australian Army in 1992 and has held a range of command and staff appointments in the Army and Special Forces during his career. Brigadier Langford has served as the Commanding Officer, 2nd Commando Regiment, and has commanded multiple Special Operations Task Groups in Afghanistan, Iraq, and domestic counter-terrorism duties. He has served in Australia’s Joint Operations Command, Special Operations Headquarters, and as the Plans Officer in Army’s Forces Command Headquarters. Recently, Brigadier Langford led the Chief of Army’s Initiative Group and assumed the role Director-General of Future Land Warfare, Army Headquarters, in December 2018.
Brigadier Langford’s operational service includes deployments to Timor Leste Afghanistan, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the South-West Pacific. For his service, Brigadier Langford has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on three occasions.
Brigadier Langford is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the School of Advanced Warfighting. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management, a Master of Arts, a Master of Defence Studies and a Master of Strategic Studies. He was conferred his Doctorate of Philosophy in November 2020.

Brigadier Michael Fayers

Head of Military Capability Plans , British Army
Brigadier Michael Fayers

Colonel Marcel Janiga

Director, Material Development Division, Modernization Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Colonel Marcel Janiga

Dr Martin Hagström

Programme Manager Weapon and protection, Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI
Dr Martin Hagström

Martin Hagström is a Deputy Research Director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI). Martin is the programme manager of the Weapons and protection area and responsible for the support to the Swedish Armed Forces’ weapons and protection research planning. He has served in several different positions at FOI and participated in a number of national and international research projects. Martin has a background in systems and control and his latest research includes work on regulation and legal aspects of autonomous weapon systems.

Lieutenant Colonel (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

Maneuver Branch, Israeli Defence Forces
Lieutenant Colonel (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

CARMEL FCV Team Member, Israel Ministry of Defense (IMoD)
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kerim Serkan Simais

Specialist, Land Platforms, SSB, Turkish MoD
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kerim Serkan Simais

Lieutenant Colonel Ant Sharman

Director, Evocatus Consulting
Lieutenant Colonel Ant Sharman

Ant Sharman set up Evocatus on leaving the regular army in 2016, after a 17 year career training and leading tank crews. Over the last 6 years, he has built a strong reputation designing, delivering and participating in wargaming events for a range of purposes and customers. Although he has run a number of exciting projects for corporate clients, much of his time is committed to Dstl’s Defence Wargaming Centre.
Lt Col Sharman is an army reservist; he is currently Commanding Officer of The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, the UK’s reserve Armoured Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

Product Manager OMFV , PM Manuever Combat Systems, PEO GCS, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy

Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce

Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce commissioned into the Blues and Royals with a passion for reconnaissance, he served in the Household Cavalry Regiment before stints in training, at mounted duty and in media operations; also as the Operations Officer for the Brigade Reconnaissance Force in Iraq.
After Staff College, he served in the Permanent Joint Headquarters J3 (Operations) before commanding C Squadron HCR. He has also worked in Military Strategic Effects, for the European Training Mission in Mogadishu and on the AJAX programme. More recently he has been in the Joint Force Headquarters.
 

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Army Representative for MRAV BOXER, ACCDC, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

OTL Boenke, Karlheinz was born on the 7th of July 1963 in MUENCHEN, Bavaria, Germany. In 1984 enlisted in the German Army and started his military career in the Maintenance Corps. OTL Boenke attended the officer training from 1986 -1987 in ULM and HANNOVER. After having completed his engineering studies at the University of the Bundeswehr he served as a firing safety officer at the main training area GRAFENWOEHR from 1991
till 1992. Further on, amongst other posts, he served as logistics expert in the Army Material Office in BAD NEUENAHR, as a technical officer the Infantry Battalion 322 and as a commander of a training unit at the Technical School in AACHEN. He was deployed in the SFOR mission in 1998 as the technical officer of the Field Hospital RAJLOVC (BIH) and in 2006 in the HQ KFOR (KOS) as deputy JOC director.
Since 2012 OTL Boenke is assigned to the Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre in KOELN as the authorized army representative for the MRAV BOXER.
 

Lieutenant Colonel Tom Foss-Smith

SO1 BOXER Future, Mechanised Infantry Programme, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Tom Foss-Smith

Lt Col Foss-Smith took up SO1 BOXER Future in September 2022 following a series of appointments in the area of capability development which have reflected the evolution of the British Army’s embrace of BOXER and determination to optimize ‘the decade of Land’ to reverse the decline in land Manoeuvre and fires which has been tolerated since the 1990s. Tom has a background of service in Iraq and Afghanistan like most of his contemporaries but is fully alert to the greater significance of the Russian destruction of the post 1945 European peace settlement and the enduring threat posed by an increasingly belligerent People’s Republic of China.

Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Bowman

SO1 Battlelab, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Trevor Bowman

Major General Laszlo Sticz

Head of Force Planning Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
Major General Laszlo Sticz

A currently very active Hungarian general with a wide range of experience in force planning and defence planning activities obtained through the work at national and international organisations like at the Hungarian General Staff, Hungarian Ministry of Defence and at different NATO Strategic Commands (SHAPE and ACT). Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team, having first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills and dedicated to maintaining high quality standards. His leadership skills allow him to command and control specific military organizations at the headquarters level, responsible for strategic and operational matters.

Major J Michael Eisenlohr

Deputy Chief of Staff, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army Futures Command
Major J Michael Eisenlohr

Mr David Stassek

System Engineer LEOPARD 2 MBT, BAAINBw K5.1, Federal Armed Forces Germany
Mr David Stassek

Mr Jozef Zekucia

National Armaments Director, Modernisation Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
Mr Jozef Zekucia

Mr. Jozef Zekucia was appointed Director General of the Modernization Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic and National Armaments Director on June 1st 2020. Prior to this appointment, he held the office of the Advisor to the Minister of Defence on the military affairs and modernization.
He retired from active military service and from the defence command in 2018. He held the position of Strategic Policy Institute Director from 2019 to 2020.
Between 2015 and 2018 Jozef Zekucia held the Commander position of NATO Force Integration Unit Slovakia.
After 2010 he has held various positions in the Slovak Armed Forces, especially at the Defence Command level. In addition to this he has served as Deputy Chief Logistic of General Staff in 2014 – 2015 and from 2013 to 2014 he held the Liaison Officer position for Turkish Forces at the UNFICYP Headquarters.
Between 2005 and 2010 he served as Staff Officer (Logistic, Fuel Operations) within the Allied Land Component Command HQ in Germany, ISAF HQ in Afghanistan (NATO) and General Staff of Slovak Armed Forces.
Mr. Jozef Zekucia was born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia in 1971. He is married and has three children. Mr. Zekucia graduated from Military Academy in Czech Republic in 1993, he received Master of Military Economic degree (Fuel Provision).
He started his professional career in Slovak Armed Forces as Fuelling Section Head (1993 – 2002), later Staff Officer Logistic (2003 – 2005).
 

Mr William Hooper

Principal Land Survivability Engineer, Platform Systems Division, DSTL, UK MoD
Mr William Hooper

William Hooper is a Principal Land Survivability Engineer within the Platform Systems division of DSTL. He is currently the technical lead for the Next Generation Electro Optical Sensor (NGEOs) for Land APS package, alongside a number of other enabling technology research packages. William has worked in the fields of Integrated Survivability, Vulnerability and lethality assessment, and test and evaluation during his career, but has predominantly specialised in the assessment and evaluation of Land based Active Protection Systems (APS).

Warrant Officer Helmich Lambrechts

APS Team, Armoured Vehicles Desk, Royal Netherlands Army
Warrant Officer Helmich Lambrechts

Warrant Officer James Young

RSMI Lethality & Survivability, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Warrant Officer James Young

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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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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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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WHAT IS CPD?

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.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

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.

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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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