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Land Forces Simulation and Training Conference - 26/01/2017

Niteworks Join the British Army to Deliver Training and Simulation Requirements Update

Brigadier General (ret) Haldenby will be speaking at Land Forces Simulation & Training conference taking place on 13-14 February 2017 in London.

In the run-up to Land Forces Simulation & Training conference, SMi is delighted to announce the addition of Brigadier General (ret) Haldenby. Haldenby is Programme lead for Command and Control Force Development Programme of Nitworks for the Ministry of Defence.

The event agenda covers 10 hours of content and attendees will benefit from an unrivalled military speaker line-up, which will bring together senior training and simulation leaders to discuss their key priorities for future capability development.

The event will focus on the UK MoD’s ongoing training transformation, with confirmed senior representation from all key stakeholders (including British Army HQ, DSTL, Defence Equipment and Support ad Niteworks). Importantly, the conference will also play host to senior training leaders from both the United States and Canadian Army.

Presentations from UK, USA & Canadian International Training Leaders:

  • Ensuring Operational Overmatch through Effective Simulation and Training at the 7th Army Training Command - Brigadier General Aguto, Commanding Officer, 7th Army Training Command, U.S Army Europe 
  • Canadian Armed Forces Development of Land S&T to Support Operations and Strengthen Interoperability - Lieutenant Colonel Jones, G5 Policy and Integration, Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre, Canadian Armed Forces 
  • Leveraging the Next generation of Technology for Live Training Systems - Lieutenant Colonel Hemingway, Product Manager, Live Training Systems, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, United States Army  
  • Utilising a Synthetic Training Facility through an Immersive, Computer Generated Environment to Train up to 250 Military Personnel - Lieutenant Colonel Harman, SO1 Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, British Army
  • Chairman: Lieutenant Colonel Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces  
  • UK MoD Host Nation Address - Colonel Rodgers, Assistant Head for Training Capability Development, UK MoD 
  • DSALT2 Targeting Immersion- Training Royal Artillery Battery Commanders in a Synthetic Air Land Environment - Wing Commander Rendall, Officer Commanding Air Battlespace Training Centre, Royal Air Force 
  • Optimising Future Soldier Performance through Advanced and Immersive Simulation - Dr Allender, Director, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory  
  • Unifying the MoD, Industry, and Academia to Effectively Underpin the UK Defence Capability's Use of Simulation and SE for Training and Experimentation - Mr Patel, Senior Capability Advisor, Defence and Security Analysis, DSTL

Recent attendees include: CSTT BRNO, Logos Simulation & Training, DE&S, Canadian Army Doctrine & Training Centre, Terranis Systems Ltd, US Army Research Laboratory - Army Research

For further information on this conference, please visit the website at:

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For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

Land Forces Simulation and Training Conference
13th-14th February 2017
London, UK

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