Network with senior military representation responsible for armoured vehicles technology procurement at Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015

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SMi's Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 conference, taking place on 23-24 November 2015 in London, will address the latest developments in enhancing the protection of military vehicles and those carrying out missions through this vital land force asset.

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Network with senior military representation responsible for armoured vehicles technology procurement at Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015

SMi's Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2015 conference will enable you to gain unrivalled insight into what leading defence nations and their selected OEMS are doing to enhance the safety and security of their troops, through the development of armour and blast protection solutions. This unique 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.

Benefits of attending:

  • Discover the latest cutting edge armour technologies to enhance vehicle platforms showcased by industry pioneers, including BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems, Rheinmetall/KMW and Lockheed Martin
  • Gain an insight into the work of internationally respected researchers and senior military representation leading procurement in Europe, including Spain, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands
  • Meet like-minded peers who are advancing both policy and strategy for the future of armoured vehicles

Speaker Panel includes:

  • Mr Robert Shaw, C-IED Advisor, UNMAS, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, UN
  • 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 General Norbert Huber, Director Armament and Procurement, Austrian MoD
  • 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)
  • Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems
  • Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC, KMW & Rheinmetall
  • Mr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin
  • Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales
  • Mr John Abunassar, Chief Engineer, General Dynamics Land Systems
  • 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

To view the conference programme with full presentation details, visit

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

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