Experts Discuss the UK's RAS Modernisation at Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020

SMi Reports: Senior Representatives from the DE&S and DSTL, UK MoD are set to present at the rescheduled conference in London, this September.

London, United Kingdom, May 28, 2020 --( Recently, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) announced the investment of £5milion for five brand-new autonomous land vehicle systems as part of advancing the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Transformation Fund commitments for the British Army. This forms part of early de-risking work to increase the MOD’s understanding of the capabilities and limitations of these systems in areas such as mobility, vulnerabilities and safety.

In the article, the DSTL’s Autonomy Lead, Peter Stockel stated, “These contracts are a demonstration of the continued commitment to progressing autonomous systems as innovative approaches for developing future Land force logistic capability...”(*)

With this in mind, this year’s conference on the 2nd - 3rd September 2020 in London, UK, will revolve around the British Army’s five RAS priorities of situational awareness, lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability and sustainability, along with a dedicated panel discussion on UK RAS modernisation.

For those interested in attending, the last early bird discount of £300 is ending on 30th June. Register at

The 2020 programme features opening keynote briefings from the DSTL and DE&S MoD, such as:

Mr. Peter Stockel, Fellow — Autonomous Systems & Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, DSTL will be presenting on "Realising UK RAS Objectives through R&D" and will be discussing:

- RAS and prototype warfare R&D innovation
- UK progress and experiences in realising RAS-enabled tactical logistics
- Making it real – RAS challenges

Major Luke Wilson, Land Requirements Manager, Future Capabilities Group, DE&S MoD will be presenting on "British Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Development" and will be discussing:

- Unmanned Ground Vehicle mobility
- Unmanned Ground Vehicle trade offs
- Optionally manned or optionally unmanned by design

The brochure including the full speaker line-up and programme details is available to download online at

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems
2nd - 3rd September 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
Gold Sponsor: FLIR Systems

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Domo Tactical Communications, Elmo Motion Control UK, Lockheed Martin, Milrem Robotics, QinetiQ, Rheinmetall Canada and Rowden Technologies

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