Registration Opens for Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020 in London

Top Quote SMi reports: The agenda has been released for the upcoming Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference, taking place in London in April 2020. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2019 - In an increasingly complex and congested digital battlespace, the need to provide near real-time information on the whereabouts of an adversary’s location and intent, using enhanced situational awareness capabilities, is vital in aiding armoured units to respond quickly to incoming threats. It is therefore imperative for defence forces to have a greater understanding of the capabilities available, to enhance both combat effectiveness and the survivability of the vehicle.

    With this mind, SMi Group are delighted to announce that the fifth annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness, will be returning to London on the 1st – 2nd April 2020.

    Registration for the conference is now open and an early bird saving of £400 is available for bookings made by 13th December 2019 at:

    The 2020 speaker line-up includes:

    Conference Chairman
    • Mr John Crozier (Chair), Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD
    Military Speakers
    • Colonel Jonathan Brooking, Commander HQ Armour Centre, British Army
    • Lieutenant Colonel John Dagless, Senior Requirements Manager, Battlefield and Tactical CIS (BATCIS), ISS Joint Forces Command, UK MoD
    • Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, DE&S, UK MoD
    • Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Armoured Fighting Vehicles Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology, Bundeswehr
    • Mr Thomas Honke, Indirect Protection Research & Technology WTD 52, Bundeswehr
    • Dr Markus Mueller, Video Exploitation Systems, Fraunhofer IOSB
    • Professor Merfyn Lloyd, Lately Science Advisor, DE&S (Retired), UK MoD

    Industry Speakers
    • Ms Helena Bishop, Senior User Experience Consultant, Human Centred Design, BAE Systems (Applied Intelligence)
    • Dr Alexander Wolf, Head of Technology, Platforms and Unmanned Systems, Diehl Defence GmbH
    • Mr Carlos Gil, Director Engineer, ASCOD and Tracked Vehicles, General Dynamics European Land Systems
    • Dr Andy Lillie, Technology Director Network & Communications, Mission Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems UK
    • Mr Pasi Niemela, Chief Engineer and Product Manager, Patria Land
    • Dr Johan Jersblad, Senior Development Engineer, Saab Barracuda AB
    • Dr Iain Carrie, Systems Design Engineer, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales
    • Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales

    The newly released brochure with the two-day agenda and speaker line-up can be downloaded at

    As the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors, optronics and vehicle architecture, the 2020 event will provide the perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

    Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness
    1st – 2nd April 2020
    Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

    Proudly Sponsored by Galleon Embedded Computing & Lockheed Martin

    For delegate enquiries:
    Please contact Jamie Wilkinson on +44(0)207 827 6112 or email jwilkinson ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries:
    Please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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