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Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016 - 29/06/2016

Israeli MoD, BAE Systems Hagglunds and Lockheed Martin UK confirm their speakers

Join us at the 2nd annual conference on Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability, taking place on the 23rd and 24th November 2016 in Central London, UK.

Don't miss the chance to hear from an international line-up of senior military and expert industry speakers who will provide a comprehensive overview of the technologies and concepts of operation for enhanced survivability. This unique event invites not only the programme managers and operational commanders at the forefront of armoured vehicle procurement and use, 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 armoured vehicle protection.

Military speaker added to the agenda:

  • Brigadier General Didi Ben Yoash, Head of Future Combat Vehicle Team, Israeli MoD
Industry speakers confirmed includes:
  • Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Dr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK

New 2016 speaker line-up also features (more speakers to follow):

  • Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
  • Brigadier General Derek Macaulay, Chief of Staff Army Strategy, Canadian Army
  • Colonel William Nuckols, Director for Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, United States Army
  • Colonel Dag Søberg, Director Armaments Branch, Norwegian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Director Capability Integration, Manoeuvre Branch, United States Marine Corps
  • Major Claus Johansen, Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish Army Combat & Fire Support Centre
  • Colonel (retd) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, United States Army
  • Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL, UK
  • Mr Perry Wells, Senior Project Manager, National Research Council, Canada
  • Mr Piet-Jan Leerdam, Scientific Research Manager, Force Protection, TNO
  • Chairman: Brigadier Simon Deakin (retd), Former Director Force Development, British Army

For further programme updates and to download the event flyer, visit

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