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Latest Updates on Stryker, JAGUAR, Boxer, Ajax, Leopard 2 at Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems

For the armoured vehicle operator, the weapon system offers a vital means of boosting combat effectiveness. During offensive and defensive operations, mounted forces must be prepared to counter and defeat threats to the platform, its crew and dismounted mechanised forces.

London, United Kingdom, May 11, 2016 --( Drawing on the operational and strategic experience of military experts, as well as the technical expertise of those at the forefront of industry and research, SMi's Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems conference, taking place on 28th - 29th June 2016 in London, UK, shall explore the defining factors that contribute to enhanced lethality and fire superiority for land forces.

An examination of emerging technologies in these key areas, ranging from the latest weapon systems, smart munitions, fire control and target acquisition, shall be combined with operational case studies and key programme updates from commanders and military project leaders, to develop definitive requirements and solutions for enhancing lethality.

Stay in touch with the most recent advances in Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems through exclusive updates on international programmes presented by senior military leaders and industry experts at the two-day event:

1. Strategic Requirements and Material Considerations for the Enhancement of Stryker Lethality

Colonel Glenn Dean, Program Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, United States Army

What are the key requirements driving the development of Stryker and what can we expect in future plans? The opening address will discuss the need for greater lethality driven by the current operational environment, in addition to considerations for the integration of a weapon system. Attendees will also receive insight into development timelines – what to expect and when!

2. Fire Support Capabilities of the French Army's JAGUAR Armoured Vehicle
Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager, JAGUAR and GRIFFON Vehicles, SCORPION Programme, DGA, France

Receive detailed insight into the SCORPION programme and contracts relative to JAGUAR and its armaments. Furthermore, new capabilities of the new French light cavalry vehicle, JAGUAR, will be discussed and how 40mm cased ammunitions benefits a medium weight vehicle.

3. Potential Options for the Enhancement of Lethality within the Boxer Armoured Vehicle

Mr Andreas Zekorn, Programme Manager, Boxer, OCCAR

Evaluation from weapon and ammunition trials will be highlighted, and how this will affect future plans for weapon system development of the Boxer Armoured Vehicle (the question of added weight and space challenges).

4. The Role of Canada's Leopard 2A6 Delivering Vital Fire Support for Ground Operations: An Overview of Capabilities

Lieutenant Colonel Scott McKenzie, Director Armament Sustainment Program Management, Director General Land Equipement Program Management, Canadian Department of National Defence

Feedback from counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan will be provided from Canada's Leopard 2A6 Armoured Vehicle. Gun and ammunition types used will also be featured, plus how target acquisition and range was enhanced through upgraded sights.

5. Requirements for Future Battlegroup Anti-Armour Lethality

Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, British Army HQ
Discussion wil centre on how to achieve integrated anti-armour capability in close combat, in addition to an examination of the challenges of future armoured targets (including Active Protection).

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, 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
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Vinh Trinh
+44 (0) 207 827 6140

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