Receive the latest Armoured Vehicle Requirements Updates at Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 | 23th - 24th November 2015, London, UK

Top Quote Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015, taking place on 23-24 November 2015 in London, will address recent industry developments to help you optimise armoured vehicle platform for maximum protection. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2015 - SMI's Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only capability and operational flag officers to share their lessons learnt from theatre, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of the armoured vehicle. The two-day conference will provide the ideal platform to meet senior decision makers from some of Europe's leading armoured vehicles programmes, as well as the biggest OEMS operating in this marketplace.

    Expert Military Speakers:
    • Major General William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
    • Major General Aguiar Santos, Mechanised Brigade Commander, Portuguese Army
    • Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez, Head of Land Systems, Spanish Army
    • Brigadier Ben Barry (ret), Senior Fellow Land Warfare, IISS
    • Brigadier Martin Wijnen, Commander of 43 Mechanized Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army
    • Colonel Egbert Teeuw, Head of Ground Based Weapons Systems, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation
    • Lieutenant Colonel Henk Ouwehand, Commander of 45 Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Royal Netherlands Army
    • Major Claus Heesakker Johansen, Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre (sfc)
    • Professor Bryn James, Head of Armour & Protection, DSTL
    • Mr Ian Elgy, Capability Lead for Blast and IED Protection, DSTL
    • Mr Martin Hagstrom, Programme Manager, Weapons and Protection, FOI
    • Mr Robert Shaw, C-IED Advisor, UNMAS, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, UN

    OEMS and Industry Speakers:
    • Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hδgglunds, Sweden
    • Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC, KMW & Rheinmetall
    • Mr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK
    • Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales Australia
    • Mr Mark Dean, Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Land Systems
    • Roger Sloman, MD, ABBS
    • Dr. Ir. Hans-Elias de Bree, R&D Director, Microflown Avisa
    • Dr. Javier Garcia, Survivability Development Chief Engineer, FNSS

    Armoured Vehicle Programmes Showcasing Their Survivability Updates:
    • ABBS: VGAM
    • ARTEC: Boxer
    • BAE Systems Hδgglunds: CV 90
    • FNSS: PARS 8X8
    • General Dynamics Land Systems: Scout SV
    • General Dynamics: MOWAG Piranha
    • General Dynamics: Pandur II
    • Thales Australia: Hawkei

    "The conference agenda has been put together with great care to ensure the very best opportunities to benchmark and learn from subject matter experts, dealing with the technologies and operational doctrines at the heart of the armoured vehicle"
    Mr Robert Shaw, C-IED Advisor, UNMAS, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, UN

    To view the conference programme and session details, visit

    Plus, don't miss the interactive post-conference workshop on:
    Countering IED Threats: Understanding the Operational Environment and Developing Proactive Solutions
    09:00 - 12:30, 25th November 2015, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK

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