Expert Speaker Line-Up Announced for the 5th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Conference

SMi Group Reports: The agenda has been released for the Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness conference, taking place virtually next April.

London, United Kingdom, December 04, 2020 --( SMi Group are pleased to present the next annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (FAVSA) 2021, taking place virtually on the 12th and 13th April 2021.

The 2021 agenda will further deliberate key technological requirements in order to complete the "Situational Awareness Jigsaw," including; vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, crew displays, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems.

Organisations who have already signed up to attend include Abaco Systems, Army Futures Command, Brazilian Army, British Army, Copenhagen Sensor Technology, DE&S, UK MoD, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG, DSTL, UK MoD, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and- Information Technology, Fraunhofer IOSB, Galleon Embedded Computing, General Dynamics Land Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd, Hensoldt Optronics, British Armour Centre, Instro Precision Ltd, John Cockerill Defense, Kappa Optronics GmbH, Leonardo, LPP s.r.o., MBDA Germany, UK MoD, Nedinsco, Saab AB, Sekai Europe GmbH, Teleplan Globe AS, Thales UK, The Royal United Services Institute, Thinke Company Ltd, UAE GHQ, US Army, W.L. Gore and more.

All attendance by military and government personnel will be free of charge and commercial organisation can register for £999. Register at

Preview of net year’s UK & International Speaker Line-up:

Conference Chairman

• Mr John Crozier, Technical Partner, Urban Canyon Sixth Sense (UC6S), DSTL, UK MoD

Expert Military and Government Speakers Include:

• Brigadier General Richard R. Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
• Colonel Jonathan Brooking, Commander HQ Armoured Centre, British Army
• Lieutenant Colonel Chris Orlowski, Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, US Army Futures Command
• Major Robert Atchison, SO2 Armour Cap, Ground Manoeuvre Capability Office, British Army
• Major Joseph Needham, SO2 Land Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
• Mr Hans-Josef Maas, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Vetronics Project Leader, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology
• Mr Keith Smith, GVA Manager, Defence Equipment & Support, UK MoD

Industry Speakers Include:
• Mr Marc Krause, Project Manager, Vehicle Optronic, Hensoldt Optronics GmbH
• Mr Dieter Fasol, Expert Safety, Weapon System Design Germany / ILS and Safety, MBDA Deutschland GmbH
• Mr Andreas Öhlin, Product Manager Local Situational Awareness Systems, SAAB Vehicle Systems
• Mr Ian James, Chief Technologist Land Systems, Land & Air Systems, Optronics & Missile Electronics, Thales UK
• And many more still to be announced

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

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness
12th - 13th April 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsors & Exhibitors: Lockheed Martin, Hensoldt Optronics and Galleon Embedded Computing

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748.

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email

About SMi Group:
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