The US Army to Give an Exclusive Update on the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle at Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2021

SMi Group Reports: Brigadier General Richard Coffman of the US Army Futures Command will be giving a key briefing at the virtual conference in June.

London, United Kingdom, March 06, 2021 --( The US Army is looking for innovative ideas throughout the build of the next-generation vehicle from the materials used in the vehicles to the IT driving autonomous capabilities. With just nine in total of “characteristics of needs,” the Army will judge bidders on how well they meet them. This new approach will allow non-traditional companies and foreign firms to submit bids over the next four months for what will eventually replace the well-known Bradley Fighting Vehicle.*

SMi Group’s 6th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems Conference, convening virtually on the 2nd – 3rd June 2021, will feature an exclusive briefing on the next-generation combat vehicle from Brigadier General Richard Coffman, Director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army Futures Command.

Interested parties can register for the conference at £499 for military and government personnel and just £999 for commercial organisations on

Brigadier General Richard Coffman will be presenting on "Expanding Traditional AFV Weapon Capabilities to Guarantee the Battlefield Dominance of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle," which will discuss:

- Providing an overview of the current work of Next Generation Combat Vehicles Cross Functional Team
- Maximising weapon system effectiveness to allow American Soldiers to dominate the future battlefield
- Integrating enhanced targeting systems to utilise artificial intelligence and sensors to autonomously engage hostile targets
- Discussing the future development priorities for the NGCV CFT

In an interview, he states “We are not going to put a nail in a single requirement until we have to...That allows the industry to continue to innovate.” *

The virtual meeting is an essential calendar date for those wanting to gain insight into a set of strategies and solutions that will advance their team’s future capability.

The full speaker line-up, brochure and agenda are available at

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems
2nd and 3rd June 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
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