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Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems - 10/06/2016

Lockheed Martin, Rheinmetall Landsysteme, Kongsberg and other key industry meet to support Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems Technology

SMi is delighted to announce that Mr Simon Johns, Business Development Manager at Lockheed Martin, will be leading a session at SMi's forthcoming conference on Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems, taking place on 28th & 29th June in London, UK.

Mr Simon Johns joins the speaker panel at 14:00 on Day One of the event and will present on 'Lockheed Martin's Development and Integration of Advanced Anti-Armour Solutions'. His presentation will focus on the following key points -

An overview of the increased need for anti-armour solutions to counter contemporary and emerging threats including:

1. The development and integration of 40mm calibre cannon

2. The development and deployment of short, medium and long range ATGM Solutions

3. The application of Generic Vehicle Architecture system integration

To view the complete presentation details from our other featured speakers, please visit

Plus, don't miss the interactive pre-conference workshop taking place on 27th June 2016:

Optimising Armoured Vehicle Programme Management: from the Definition of Requirements to Effective Practices for Trials and Development

Hosted by: Mr Dave Leeming, Research Director, Ordnance Test Solutions Ltd, UK

Drawing on their extensive experience in the test and evaluation domain, Ordinance Test Solutions Ltd shall lead a general forum on the application of trials and evaluation in future armoured vehicle procurement, from development through to acceptance into service. This half-day workshop will cover the following key points:

  • The development of requirements to meet the operational environment
  • Parameters for weapon system test and evaluations for the vehicle
  • Acceptance test criteria for off-the-shelf sub-system integration

Also, don’t miss Key Military Briefings from our Expert Speaker Panel:

  • Colonel Glenn Dean, Program Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, United States Army
  • Colonel Márcio Callafange Jr, Chief of the Armoured Vehicles Section, Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate, Brazil
  • Colonel (ret) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate to the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, Tank Automotive Research Engineering Centre (TARDEC), United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Waugh, Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Scott McKenzie, Director Armament Sustainment Program Management, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager of GRIFFON & JAGUAR Vehicles for SCORPION Programme, DGA, France
  • Brigadier Ben Barry (ret), Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, Defence and Military Analysis Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, British Army
  • Mr Florian Wiss, Fire Support Manager, JAGUAR Vehicles, DGA, France
  • Mr Falko Fanslau, Business Development Officer, OCCAR
  • Mr Giorgio Scappaticci, Head of Weapons Systems and Equipment Support, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Secretary Miha Matek, Head of Armament Project Management Division, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia
  • Mr Dave Leeming, Research Director, Ordnance Test Solutions Ltd, UK

To view the two-day conference programme, visit

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