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Maximizing Survivability of Armored Platforms through the Integration of
Advanced Protection Systems
2020
11th-12th
JUNE
Future ARMORED
VEHICLES:
PROTECTION
SYSTEMS USA
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	Major General (Ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander, Test and
Evaluation Command, US Army
Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of
Excellence, US Army
Colonel Kevin Chaney, PM Aircraft Survivability Equipment, PEO IEWS, 	
US Army
Colonel John Hall, Commanding Officer, Aberdeen Test Center,
US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker
Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Matt Johnson, Product Manager, Bradley Fighting
Vehicles, US Army
Dr Jeffrey Zabinski, Director, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate,
CCDC Army Research Lab, US Army
Mr David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO Ground
Combat Systems, US Army
Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC, GVSC, GVSP,
US Army
Major General (ret’d) William Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans  Policy,
Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder,
Mass XV LLC
Mr Bradley Bowman, CMPP Senior Director, FDD
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery, SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground
Manouevre Branch, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist, Land Platforms, 		
SSB, Turkish MoD
Lieutenant Colonel, Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security
reasons)
Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, 		
Defence Science and Technology Group
Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active
Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Land
Systems, Leonardo DRS
Mr Stefan Hasse, Head of Product Unit Active Protection, Rheinmetall
Protection Systems
INDUSTRY SPEAKERS:
INTERNATIONAL EXPERT MILITARY AND TECHNICAL SPEAKERS:
US EXPERT MILITARY AND TECHNICAL SPEAKERS:
CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:
• 	New for 2020: Maintaining an emphasis on the development and
integration of advanced Modular Active Protection Systems, 2020
will provide a more holistic agenda discussing the wider software
advancements that will enhance platform survivability
• 	Listen firsthand to briefings from senior US officers representing PEO
GCS, GVSC, PEO IEWS, Army Research Laboratory and more…
• 	Engage with new to the event, leading international speakers
including British Army, Israeli Defence Forces, Turkish MoD, and
Australian DSTG personnel
• 	Understand the opportunities for industry to engage in the future of
armored vehicle survivability, with senior speakers from Leonardo
DRS and Rheinmetall ADS
• 	Meet and network with the field-leading decision makers, who will
define the future of vehicle protection systems and survivability
SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Prime networking
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Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call:
Sadia Malick, Director, on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk
FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA
DAY ONE | 11TH June 2020 	 www.fav-aps.com
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8.00 	 Registration  Coffee
9.00 	 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and
Evaluation Command, US Army
OPENING KEYNOTE BRIEFINGS
9.10 	 Supporting Army Modernization through the Development,
Demonstration and Integration of the Kinetic Energy Active
Protection System Program
• Providing comprehensive testing to guarantee system combat-
readiness
• Comprehensive survivability through hard-kill integration
• Introducing low SWaP-C radar technology that is fully
interoperable, scalable, and standardised
• Focus on ground system survivability and the future of protection
	 Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC, GVSC,
GVSP, US Army	
9.50	 Evaluating the US Army Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems
Portfolio
• Balancing the need for different systems to overcome different
threat profiles
• Data and cyber implications of target identification and response
• Managing interoperability considerations and ensuring different
systems on different vehicles work coherently and efficiently
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM, Vehicle Protection Systems,
Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army
10.30 	 Collaboration in Platform Protection between Government and
Industry
• How industry and government communicate effectively to secure
maximum platform protection
• What works well
• What are our opportunities for improvement
	 Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President
	 and General Manager, Land Systems,
	 Leonardo DRS
11.10 	 Morning Coffee
US PLATFORM CONSIDERATIONS
11.40 	 Assessing the Role of the Maneuver Centre of Excellence in
Developing Doctrine and Capabilities for the Future of US Armor
Platforms
• Analysing the changing operational environment of today and the
complex threats faced by armored personnel
• Developing agile and adaptive armor personnel and platforms
and the integration of APS to guarantee mission success
• Maximising the operational capacity of US armor and APS as a
force enabler
	 Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver
Center of Excellence, US Army
12.20 	 If You Emit, You Can be Hit
• The downside of high powered APS radars in a peer-to-peer
conflict (instead of counterinsurgency)
• What passive sensor technologies do we have available,
	 what’s their requirements
• How low can active sensors get powered in order to still
	 fit-for-APS-purposes
• Further trends in APS integration on platforms
	 Mr Stefan Hasse, Head of Product Unit Active
	Protection, Rheinmetall Protection Systems
1.00 	 Assessing the Importance of an Open Architecture for Ease of
Application Across Platforms
• Applying Iron Fist to the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and the specific
platform requirements this brings
• Evaluating the data management implications of applying active
protection to armoured vehicles
• Balancing ‘cost-effectiveness’ with ‘mission-readiness’ to ensure
best use of US tax dollar
• The future of armored fighting vehicles and the protection
implications facing platforms
Lieutenant Colonel Matt Johnson, Product Manager, Bradley Fighting
Vehicles, US Army
1.40 	 Networking Lunch
INTERNATIONAL APS PROGRAMS
2.40 	 Optimising Israeli Armoured Platforms through Bespoke Active
Protection Systems
• Reviewing the demands on the Israeli Defence Forces during
deployments
• Developing, testing, and applying rugged, proven active
protection systems to enhance capacity
• Operational takeaways and lessons learned
Lieutenant Colonel, Israeli Defence Forces
(name withheld for security reasons)
3.20	 Assessing the Application and Integration of Vehicle Protection
Systems on UK Armoured Vehicles
• Integrating APS into an existing battle management system to
ensure connectivity and interoperability
• Connecting different systems of vehicle protection for
comprehensive survivability and incorporating these into the
Challenger II life extension programme
• The future of UK armoured vehicle survivability
	 Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery, SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability
Ground Manouevre Branch, British Army
4.00 	 Afternoon Tea
TESTING, DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION OF VPS
4.30 	 Supporting the US Warfighter and Guaranteeing Mission Capability
by Providing Essential Information to Decision Makers and
Comprehensive Evaluation of Survivability Components and
Requirements
• Findings from the live-fire evaluations of APS and effects on mission
capacity
• Challenges from the integration of an advanced vehicle
protection suite and the uplifts gained from application
• Enhancing the use of sensors and situational awareness for optimal
survivability
• Proposing a path ahead for U.S. armor and the importance of
vehicle protection systems more widely
Colonel John Hall, Commanding Officer, Aberdeen Test Center,
	 US Army
5.10 	 The Future of Survivability — What will Active Protection Consist of
Beyond the Short-Term?
• Developing and integrating cutting-edge technology as a means
of staying ahead of the threat-curve
• Directed energy weapons as a survivability and mobility enhancer
• Directed energy weapon technology, and solid-state architecture
and components for high energy lasers
• Advanced computing to enhance threat detection and response
Dr Jeffrey Zabinski, Director, Weapons and Materials Research
Directorate, CCDC Army Research Lab, US Army	
5.50 	 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
	 Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and
Evaluation Command, US Army
*Subjecttofinalconfirmation
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FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA
www.fav-aps.com 	 DAY TWO | 12TH June 2020
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8.30 	 Registration  Coffee
9.00 	 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test
and Evaluation Command, US Army
OPENING KEYNOTE BRIEFINGS
9.10 	 Maximising Long-Term Platform Survivability Against Evolving
Threats While Maintaining Combat Effectiveness
• Lessons to be learned from active protection in the air domain
• Integrating multiple soft-kill measures to combat a variety of
threats
• The importance of an open digital architecture to allow for use
across platforms and across domains with advanced hard-kill
response systems
Colonel Kevin Chaney, Project Manager, PMO ASE, PEO IEWS,
US Army
9.50 	 Assessing the Ability of US Armed Forces to Effectively Develop
and Integrate Innovative Technologies to Maintain Long-Term
Operational Overmatch
• Assessing the development arc for the Modular Active
Protection System program
• Challenges to integrating new systems into existing platforms
and lessons learned
• Maintaining US armor overmatch through driving technological
developments
	 Major General (ret’d) William Hix, Former Director of Strategy,
Plans  Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters,
	 US Army
10.30 	 Morning Coffee
11.00 	 PANEL DEBATE: The Path Ahead for Vehicle Protection Systems
• Assessing the current and future operating climates for armored
vehicles driving capability requirements
• Overcoming passive protection system limitations through
enhanced software developments
• Industry collaboration to create an open architecture, modular
system of systems
• Developing APS to create a comprehensive integrated mission
system
Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander, Test
and Evaluation Command, US Army (moderator)
Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver
Center of Excellence, US Army
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM, Vehicle Protection Systems,
Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army
Mr David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO
Ground Combat Systems, US Army
Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC,
GVSC, GVSP, US Army
PRIORITISING TESTING
11.40 	 Assessing the Vehicle Protection Systems Considerations of the
Australian Land Forces and Improving Operational Effectiveness
through the Integration of APS
• Assessing the research and development of the Australian DoD
in applying APS and the findings from testing
• The Australian approach to APS, wider vehicle protection
system considerations and integrating enhanced situational
awareness components for greater survivability
• The future of APS on Australian armor platforms and developing
a coherent integrated mission system
Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection,
Defence Science and Technology Group
12.20	 Networking Lunch
INTEGRATING INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE PROTECTION
1.20 	 Implementing a Mission-Ready Vehicle Protection Suite and the
Operational Uplifts Resulting
• Turkish APS Development Phase
• Assessing the integration of the PULAT APS
• Increasing survivability through applying and integrating
multiple vehicle protection systems; from reactive to active
• APS as a means of enabling greater mission focus for end-users
Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist, Land
Platforms, SSB, Turkish MoD
2.00 	 Assessing the Performance of the Explosively Formed Axe (EFA)
and the Developments made in Applying and Integrating APS
• Findings from operational testing of the EFA hard-kill system
• Overcoming passive protection limitations through integrating
advanced APS
• Data and power management implications of EFA and
optimizing systems
	 Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and
Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
2.40 	 Afternoon Tea
CLOSING SESSIONS
3.10 	 Assessing the Challenges to the Integration of a Modular APS and
the Wider Considerations for a Kinetic Hard-Kill System
• Maintaining US Armor superiority through the application of
multi-layered protection systems
• Creating a comprehensive modular survivability suite for varied
requirements
• The future of APS and creating an integrated mission system
Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder,
Mass XV LLC
3.50 	 Modernization in the U.S. Army — Integrating Cutting Edge
Platforms and Systems to Secure Long-Term Operational
Overmatch
• Assessing the operational environment into which U.S. Armor
now finds itself and the survivability requirements
• Promoting early co-operative research and development with
allied partners to encourage knowledge transfer and minimise
potential capability gaps
• Looking to the future – prioritising inter-state competition and
the path ahead for Futures Command
Mr Bradley Bowman, CMPP Senior Director, FDD
4.30 	 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test
and Evaluation Command, US Army
*Subjecttofinalconfirmation
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Leonardo DRS Celebrating 50 years of innovation
excellence, Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor
and leading technology innovator and supplier of
integrated products, services and support to military
forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors
worldwide. Specializing in naval and maritime systems,
ground combat mission command and network
computing, global satellite communications and
network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics
systems, and intelligence and security solutions.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Leonardo DRS is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A.
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Rheinmetall Defence and its divisions Weapon and
Munitions, Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems set
the global standard for excellence in a wide array of
disciplines. As a whole, the company offers a complete
range of innovative products and capabilities in the
areas of long range precision fires, soldier lethality,
and next generation combat vehicles.
In 2016, Rheinmetall Active Protection (RAP), a leading
pioneer in the development of reliable and precise
Hardkill Active Protection Systems (APS), partnered
with the Michigan based, award-winning Information
Technology Company Unified Business Technologies
(UBT) to develop and qualify “StrikeShield”, a MAPS
compliant version of Rheinmetall’s Active Defence
System (ADS) being offered to the US Army and
Marine Corps. In 2019, the team was awarded a
contract valued at 11MioUSD for the significant
testing of the StrikeShield Active Protection System to
begin in October at Redstone Test Center in Huntsville
Alabama. This contract award provides a pathway
to potential utilization of the system on vehicles in the
current Army vehicle fleet as well as vehicles fielded
in the future.
www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_
defence/index.php
SPONSOR
The participation of Future Armored Vehicle: Protection
Systems USA will once again provide a comprehensive
update on the recent advancements achieved in the
realm of enhanced vehicle survivability through the
integration of vehicle protection systems. With focus
on the collaboration between military, research, and
industry, Future Armoured Vehicles: Protection Systems
USA invites not only key program managers, capability
directors and operational commanders from national
armed forces, but also ensures the participation
of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform
managers from leading solution providers. The very
latest technology innovators and solution providers will
be present to share their ground-breaking equipment
with a captive audience all looking to advance
their armoured vehicle survivability programs and
operational effectiveness.
The audience will include, but not be limited to:
Military:
• 	Heads of Land Systems
• Program Managers
•	 Survivability Experts
•	 Operational Commanders of Land Systems
•	 Directors of Mechanised Capability Planning
•	 Vetronics Experts
•	 System Integration Project Managers
Industry:
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• 	Product Managers for Land Systems
• 	Technical Directors
• Heads of vehicle survivability
•	 Integration chiefs
• 	Armored Vehicle Program Managers
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SMi Group's Future Armoured Vehicles Protection Systems USA 2020 conference

  • 1. www.fav-aps.com Register online or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE FOR MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES @SMiGroupDefence #FAVAPS REGISTER BY 28TH FEBRUARY FOR A $400 DISCOUNT | REGISTER BY 31ST MARCH FOR A $200 DISCOUNT | REGISTER BY 30TH APRIL FOR A $100 DISCOUNT BENEFITS OF ATTENDING: Hilton Arlington, Virginia, USA SMi Group Proudly Presents the 2nd Annual… Maximizing Survivability of Armored Platforms through the Integration of Advanced Protection Systems 2020 11th-12th JUNE Future ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA Future ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA GOLD SPONSOR SPONSOR Major General (Ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander, Test and Evaluation Command, US Army Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army Colonel Kevin Chaney, PM Aircraft Survivability Equipment, PEO IEWS, US Army Colonel John Hall, Commanding Officer, Aberdeen Test Center, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Matt Johnson, Product Manager, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, US Army Dr Jeffrey Zabinski, Director, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, CCDC Army Research Lab, US Army Mr David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC, GVSC, GVSP, US Army Major General (ret’d) William Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters, US Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder, Mass XV LLC Mr Bradley Bowman, CMPP Senior Director, FDD Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery, SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground Manouevre Branch, British Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist, Land Platforms, SSB, Turkish MoD Lieutenant Colonel, Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security reasons) Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and Technology Group Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Land Systems, Leonardo DRS Mr Stefan Hasse, Head of Product Unit Active Protection, Rheinmetall Protection Systems INDUSTRY SPEAKERS: INTERNATIONAL EXPERT MILITARY AND TECHNICAL SPEAKERS: US EXPERT MILITARY AND TECHNICAL SPEAKERS: CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN: • New for 2020: Maintaining an emphasis on the development and integration of advanced Modular Active Protection Systems, 2020 will provide a more holistic agenda discussing the wider software advancements that will enhance platform survivability • Listen firsthand to briefings from senior US officers representing PEO GCS, GVSC, PEO IEWS, Army Research Laboratory and more… • Engage with new to the event, leading international speakers including British Army, Israeli Defence Forces, Turkish MoD, and Australian DSTG personnel • Understand the opportunities for industry to engage in the future of armored vehicle survivability, with senior speakers from Leonardo DRS and Rheinmetall ADS • Meet and network with the field-leading decision makers, who will define the future of vehicle protection systems and survivability
  • 2. SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick, Director, on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA DAY ONE | 11TH June 2020 www.fav-aps.com Register online at www.fav-aps.com 8.00 Registration Coffee 9.00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and Evaluation Command, US Army OPENING KEYNOTE BRIEFINGS 9.10 Supporting Army Modernization through the Development, Demonstration and Integration of the Kinetic Energy Active Protection System Program • Providing comprehensive testing to guarantee system combat- readiness • Comprehensive survivability through hard-kill integration • Introducing low SWaP-C radar technology that is fully interoperable, scalable, and standardised • Focus on ground system survivability and the future of protection Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC, GVSC, GVSP, US Army 9.50 Evaluating the US Army Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems Portfolio • Balancing the need for different systems to overcome different threat profiles • Data and cyber implications of target identification and response • Managing interoperability considerations and ensuring different systems on different vehicles work coherently and efficiently Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM, Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army 10.30 Collaboration in Platform Protection between Government and Industry • How industry and government communicate effectively to secure maximum platform protection • What works well • What are our opportunities for improvement Mr Aaron Hankins, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Land Systems, Leonardo DRS 11.10 Morning Coffee US PLATFORM CONSIDERATIONS 11.40 Assessing the Role of the Maneuver Centre of Excellence in Developing Doctrine and Capabilities for the Future of US Armor Platforms • Analysing the changing operational environment of today and the complex threats faced by armored personnel • Developing agile and adaptive armor personnel and platforms and the integration of APS to guarantee mission success • Maximising the operational capacity of US armor and APS as a force enabler Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army 12.20 If You Emit, You Can be Hit • The downside of high powered APS radars in a peer-to-peer conflict (instead of counterinsurgency) • What passive sensor technologies do we have available, what’s their requirements • How low can active sensors get powered in order to still fit-for-APS-purposes • Further trends in APS integration on platforms Mr Stefan Hasse, Head of Product Unit Active Protection, Rheinmetall Protection Systems 1.00 Assessing the Importance of an Open Architecture for Ease of Application Across Platforms • Applying Iron Fist to the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and the specific platform requirements this brings • Evaluating the data management implications of applying active protection to armoured vehicles • Balancing ‘cost-effectiveness’ with ‘mission-readiness’ to ensure best use of US tax dollar • The future of armored fighting vehicles and the protection implications facing platforms Lieutenant Colonel Matt Johnson, Product Manager, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, US Army 1.40 Networking Lunch INTERNATIONAL APS PROGRAMS 2.40 Optimising Israeli Armoured Platforms through Bespoke Active Protection Systems • Reviewing the demands on the Israeli Defence Forces during deployments • Developing, testing, and applying rugged, proven active protection systems to enhance capacity • Operational takeaways and lessons learned Lieutenant Colonel, Israeli Defence Forces (name withheld for security reasons) 3.20 Assessing the Application and Integration of Vehicle Protection Systems on UK Armoured Vehicles • Integrating APS into an existing battle management system to ensure connectivity and interoperability • Connecting different systems of vehicle protection for comprehensive survivability and incorporating these into the Challenger II life extension programme • The future of UK armoured vehicle survivability Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sutthery, SO1 Heavy Forces, Capability Ground Manouevre Branch, British Army 4.00 Afternoon Tea TESTING, DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION OF VPS 4.30 Supporting the US Warfighter and Guaranteeing Mission Capability by Providing Essential Information to Decision Makers and Comprehensive Evaluation of Survivability Components and Requirements • Findings from the live-fire evaluations of APS and effects on mission capacity • Challenges from the integration of an advanced vehicle protection suite and the uplifts gained from application • Enhancing the use of sensors and situational awareness for optimal survivability • Proposing a path ahead for U.S. armor and the importance of vehicle protection systems more widely Colonel John Hall, Commanding Officer, Aberdeen Test Center, US Army 5.10 The Future of Survivability — What will Active Protection Consist of Beyond the Short-Term? • Developing and integrating cutting-edge technology as a means of staying ahead of the threat-curve • Directed energy weapons as a survivability and mobility enhancer • Directed energy weapon technology, and solid-state architecture and components for high energy lasers • Advanced computing to enhance threat detection and response Dr Jeffrey Zabinski, Director, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, CCDC Army Research Lab, US Army 5.50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and Evaluation Command, US Army *Subjecttofinalconfirmation SUPPORTED BY
  • 3. MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES Are you interested in promoting your defence services to a targeted industry sector? SMi offer tailored marketing packages so that your association/ publication can gain access to a global market and key decision makers in the defence market. Contact Carina Gozo on +44 (0) 207 827 6148 or email: cgozo@smi-online.co.uk FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA www.fav-aps.com DAY TWO | 12TH June 2020 Alternatively fax your registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 8.30 Registration Coffee 9.00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and Evaluation Command, US Army OPENING KEYNOTE BRIEFINGS 9.10 Maximising Long-Term Platform Survivability Against Evolving Threats While Maintaining Combat Effectiveness • Lessons to be learned from active protection in the air domain • Integrating multiple soft-kill measures to combat a variety of threats • The importance of an open digital architecture to allow for use across platforms and across domains with advanced hard-kill response systems Colonel Kevin Chaney, Project Manager, PMO ASE, PEO IEWS, US Army 9.50 Assessing the Ability of US Armed Forces to Effectively Develop and Integrate Innovative Technologies to Maintain Long-Term Operational Overmatch • Assessing the development arc for the Modular Active Protection System program • Challenges to integrating new systems into existing platforms and lessons learned • Maintaining US armor overmatch through driving technological developments Major General (ret’d) William Hix, Former Director of Strategy, Plans Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters, US Army 10.30 Morning Coffee 11.00 PANEL DEBATE: The Path Ahead for Vehicle Protection Systems • Assessing the current and future operating climates for armored vehicles driving capability requirements • Overcoming passive protection system limitations through enhanced software developments • Industry collaboration to create an open architecture, modular system of systems • Developing APS to create a comprehensive integrated mission system Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander, Test and Evaluation Command, US Army (moderator) Colonel Sean Fisher, Director of Training and Doctrine, Maneuver Center of Excellence, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, PM, Vehicle Protection Systems, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army Mr David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army Mr Wayne Beutler, Associate Director, GVSP, DEVCOM CCDC, GVSC, GVSP, US Army PRIORITISING TESTING 11.40 Assessing the Vehicle Protection Systems Considerations of the Australian Land Forces and Improving Operational Effectiveness through the Integration of APS • Assessing the research and development of the Australian DoD in applying APS and the findings from testing • The Australian approach to APS, wider vehicle protection system considerations and integrating enhanced situational awareness components for greater survivability • The future of APS on Australian armor platforms and developing a coherent integrated mission system Mr Rob Baker, Discipline Lead, Advanced Vehicle Protection, Defence Science and Technology Group 12.20 Networking Lunch INTEGRATING INTERNATIONAL VEHICLE PROTECTION 1.20 Implementing a Mission-Ready Vehicle Protection Suite and the Operational Uplifts Resulting • Turkish APS Development Phase • Assessing the integration of the PULAT APS • Increasing survivability through applying and integrating multiple vehicle protection systems; from reactive to active • APS as a means of enabling greater mission focus for end-users Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist, Land Platforms, SSB, Turkish MoD 2.00 Assessing the Performance of the Explosively Formed Axe (EFA) and the Developments made in Applying and Integrating APS • Findings from operational testing of the EFA hard-kill system • Overcoming passive protection limitations through integrating advanced APS • Data and power management implications of EFA and optimizing systems Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute 2.40 Afternoon Tea CLOSING SESSIONS 3.10 Assessing the Challenges to the Integration of a Modular APS and the Wider Considerations for a Kinetic Hard-Kill System • Maintaining US Armor superiority through the application of multi-layered protection systems • Creating a comprehensive modular survivability suite for varied requirements • The future of APS and creating an integrated mission system Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Scott Coulson, Owner and Founder, Mass XV LLC 3.50 Modernization in the U.S. Army — Integrating Cutting Edge Platforms and Systems to Secure Long-Term Operational Overmatch • Assessing the operational environment into which U.S. Armor now finds itself and the survivability requirements • Promoting early co-operative research and development with allied partners to encourage knowledge transfer and minimise potential capability gaps • Looking to the future – prioritising inter-state competition and the path ahead for Futures Command Mr Bradley Bowman, CMPP Senior Director, FDD 4.30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two Major General (ret’d) John Charlton, Former Commander Test and Evaluation Command, US Army *Subjecttofinalconfirmation SUPPORTED BY
  • 4. GOLD SPONSOR Leonardo DRS Celebrating 50 years of innovation excellence, Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor and leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Specializing in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. www.leonardodrs.com Rheinmetall Defence and its divisions Weapon and Munitions, Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines. As a whole, the company offers a complete range of innovative products and capabilities in the areas of long range precision fires, soldier lethality, and next generation combat vehicles. In 2016, Rheinmetall Active Protection (RAP), a leading pioneer in the development of reliable and precise Hardkill Active Protection Systems (APS), partnered with the Michigan based, award-winning Information Technology Company Unified Business Technologies (UBT) to develop and qualify “StrikeShield”, a MAPS compliant version of Rheinmetall’s Active Defence System (ADS) being offered to the US Army and Marine Corps. In 2019, the team was awarded a contract valued at 11MioUSD for the significant testing of the StrikeShield Active Protection System to begin in October at Redstone Test Center in Huntsville Alabama. This contract award provides a pathway to potential utilization of the system on vehicles in the current Army vehicle fleet as well as vehicles fielded in the future. www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_ defence/index.php SPONSOR
  • 5. The participation of Future Armored Vehicle: Protection Systems USA will once again provide a comprehensive update on the recent advancements achieved in the realm of enhanced vehicle survivability through the integration of vehicle protection systems. With focus on the collaboration between military, research, and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles: Protection Systems USA invites not only key program managers, capability directors and operational commanders from national armed forces, but also ensures the participation of senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from leading solution providers. The very latest technology innovators and solution providers will be present to share their ground-breaking equipment with a captive audience all looking to advance their armoured vehicle survivability programs and operational effectiveness. The audience will include, but not be limited to: Military: • Heads of Land Systems • Program Managers • Survivability Experts • Operational Commanders of Land Systems • Directors of Mechanised Capability Planning • Vetronics Experts • System Integration Project Managers Industry: • Chief Engineers • Product Managers for Land Systems • Technical Directors • Heads of vehicle survivability • Integration chiefs • Armored Vehicle Program Managers AUDIENCE PROFILE Benefits of Sponsoring Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems 1. Educate the market on your company’s capabilities and make the business case for how you can solve your potential customers challenges and requirements 3. Build your brand so your solutions are front of mind when your prospects are putting potential solution providers on their short list 3. Meet and network with active buyers while there is still a chance to influence their purchase decision 4. Generate new leads and gain connections by meeting new prospects from a variety from new countries and programs SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk
  • 6. FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES: PROTECTION SYSTEMS USA Conference: 11th-12th June 2020, Hilton Arlington, Virginia, USA 4 WAYS TO REGISTER FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 ONLINE at www.fav-aps.com POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, Ground Floor, India House, 45 Curlew Street, London SE1 2ND VAT VAT at 20% is charged on the Document Portal for all UK customers and for those EU customers not supplying a registration for their own country here ______________________________________________________________________________________ Payment must be made to SMi Group Ltd, and received before the event, by one of the following methods quoting reference D-235 and the delegate’s name. Bookings made within 7 days of the event require payment on booking, methods of payment: □ UK BACS Sort Code 30-00-09, Account 11775391 □ Wire Transfer Lloyds TSB Bank plc, 39 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AU Swift (BIC): LOYDGB21013, Account 11775391 IBAN GB75 LOYD 3000 0911 7753 91 □ Cheque We can only accept USD checks Drawn on a US Bank. □ Credit Card □ Visa □ MasterCard □ American Express SMi Group will apply surcharges to commercial cards Please tick here □ if the card provided is not a commercial card Card No: □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ Valid From □□/□□ Expiry Date □□/□□ CVV Number □□□□ 3 digit security on reverse of card, 4 digits for AMEX card Cardholder’s Name: Signature: Date: I agree to be bound by SMi’s Terms and Conditions of Booking. Card Billing Address (If different from above): DOCUMENTATION I cannot attend but would like to Purchase access to the following Document Portal/ Paper Copy documentation. 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Access information for the document portal will be sent to the e-mail address provided during registration. Details are sent within 24 hours post conference. □ Book by 28th February to receive $400 off the conference price □ Book by 31st March to receive $200 off the conference price □ Book by 30th April to receive $100 off the conference price EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT If you have any further queries please call the Events Team on tel +44 (0) 870 9090 711 or you can email them at events@smi-online.co.uk Unique Reference Number Our Reference D-235 Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. 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Substitutions/Name Changes: If you are unable to attend you may nominate, in writing, another delegate to take your place at any time prior to the start of the event. Two or more delegates may not ‘share’ a place at an event. Please make separate bookings for each delegate. Cancellation:Ifyouwishtocancelyourattendanceataneventandyouareunabletosendasubstitute,then we will refund/credit 50% of the due fee less a £50 administration charge, providing that cancellation is made in writing and received at least 28 days prior to the start of the event. Regretfully cancellation after this time cannot be accepted. We will however provide the conferences documentation via the Document Portal to anydelegatewhohaspaidbutisunabletoattendforanyreason.DuetotheinteractivenatureoftheBriefings wearenotnormallyabletoprovidedocumentationinthesecircumstances.Wecannotacceptcancellations of orders placed for Documentation or the Document Portal as these are reproduced specifically to order. If we have to cancel the event for any reason, then we will make a full refund immediately, but disclaim any further liability. Alterations:Itmaybecomenecessaryforustomakealterationstothecontent,speakers,timing,venueordate of the event compared to the advertised programme. Privacy policy / Opt Out: For full details on our privacy policy please go to http://smi-online.co.uk/privacy-legals/privacy-policy. If you no longer wish to receive email updates you can opt out by going to the following webpage http://www.smi-online.co.uk/opt-out Terms and Conditions of Booking DELEGATE DETAILS VENUE Hilton Arlington, Virginia, USA □ Please contact me to book my hotel Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 870 9090 711, email: events@smi-online.co.uk or fax +44 (0) 870 9090 712