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Sep 27, 2020

London

Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly taking their place as indispensable assets to the modern military: whether as long range ISR assets, remote combat UAS, soldier-launched tactical systems, or “wingmen” for manned aircraft, UAVs are now a reality of warfare. With this in mind, SMi Group proudly presents the 5th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on the 28th – 29th September 2020, in London, UK.

 

As investment continues to grow to reflect the increasing reliance on unmanned assets, there has never been a more important time to explore the latest technology, trends and developments in unmanned aerial systems. As the leading conference in Europe concentrating on UAVs, SMi’s 2020 UAV Technology conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Delegates can anticipate that this year’s event will address key topics such as long range ISR capabilities, wingmen programmes, regulation, counter-UAS technology and many more!

 

Key reasons to attend:

  • Meet and network with leaders in UAV technology from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception, at the leading event in Europe on UAVs.

  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading UAV programme managers

  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of unmanned aerial systems

  • Discover cutting-edge UAV technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

The 2020 event will comprise of a wide variety of attendees such as programme managers, requirement planners, operational users and industry technical experts to share their knowledge and experiences with UAV technologies.

 

Early bird discounts:

Book by April 30th to save £600!

Book by May 29th to save £300!

Book by June 30th to save £200!

 

Register online at http://www.uav-technology.org/gmc  

Oct 04, 2020

Virtual

SMi Group’s Defence Safety Conference will return to London for its third year on 5th – 6th October 2020.

 

Supported by the UK MoD Defence Safety Authority, this event will explore the safe delivery of defence capabilities across the land, air and maritime domains to provide a holistic overview of safety within the military.

 

As the only event solely dedicated to enhancing defence safety, the conference is unparalleled in its ability to bring together senior safety practitioners from across the globe to discuss the protection of lives and capability.

                                                                 

 

Key highlights:

 

  • Hear senior briefings from military personnel, duty holders, regulators and operators from the land, air and maritime domains

 

  • Discuss strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capability while maintaining operational effectiveness

 

  • Uncover new systems and technologies that will optimise your military safety processes

 

  • Meet and network with military stakeholders and international experts within defence safety from around the world

 

 

For more information or to register, visit http://www.defencesafety.com/dsair

Oct 05, 2020

London

SMi Group are delighted to announce the 11th Air Mission Planning and Support conference, which will return to London on the 21st- 22nd April 2020.

This year’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Following the success of the preceding year, the two-day agenda will have a particular focus on maximising air power and the technological innovations that will impact on current dynamic challenges.

 

What are the themes for this event?

 

The event will be exploring themes of technologies, integration and future platforms to take Air Mission Planning into the next generation, providing agile end to end mission support. Air Mission Planning will also include briefs concentrating on a number of topics, ranging from data management to 5th generation integration, from cyber security to multi-domain operations and more. The above topics and newly introduced components represent critical developments and military assets that will radically improve air capabilities in the present and future.

 

Key Reasons to Attend Air Mission Planning and Support 2020:

 

  • The only conference on air mission support and planning covering all areas such as fast-jet, heavy-lift, rotary perspectives and many more!

  • Highlighting the technological aspects integrated into next generation mission support – subsequently providing an in-depth insight on the innovative and cutting-edge solutions.

  • More international speakers than ever before, from leading air systems development and procurement

Early bird deadlines:

 

  • Register by 13th December to save £400!

  • Register by 31st January to save £200!

  • Register by 28th February to save £100!

 

To register or for more information visit: http://www.airmissionplanning.co.uk/globalmilcomm

Oct 11, 2020

Prague

The 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague, Czech Republic on the 18th and 19th May 2020.

With regional nations overhauling their legacy equipment to bring their combat vehicles in line with current allied capabilities, Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2020 will provide a critical insight into what requirements are being pursued by regional armed forces, reinforcing interoperability and cooperation.

 

Gathering senior representatives from around the world to examine doctrine for ground forces including how nations are training, manoeuvring and supplying their forces in the field.

 

Key reasons to attend:

  • This is Central and Eastern Europe’s most focused armoured vehicles meeting, where you can hear exclusive keynote briefings delivered by senior military officers in national modernisation programmes.

  • 5+ hours of informal networking for key decision makers to share their goals with industry and enhancing engagement in national defence projects.

  • International audience – last year’s event attracted over 120 attendees from: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the US.

  • Learn about the regional focuses for adopting and integrating new capabilities.

Oct 18, 2020

Virtual

SMi Group are pleased to present the Military PNT conference, which will convene in London on the 18th-19th May 2020.

 

Military PNT will host a range of presentations from both the commercial (NAVISP, UK GNSS) and military (GPS, NTS-3) graded capability, aiming to cover satellite navigation technology in depth, with topics such as PNT resilience, legal frameworks, a case study analysis on GNSS outages and how warfighters operate in denied and degraded environments.

 

Bringing together requirement officers, procurement officials, R&D scientists, operators and industry representatives, Military PNT is an essential date for all those in the field.

 

 

Highlights of Military PNT:

  • Senior military briefings comprehensively covering GPS and NTS-3 programmes: highlighting the present and future of PNT.

  • Hear key updates from commercial solution providers building cutting edge technologies with international partners

  • Explore a diverse array of topics including PNT resilience, legal frameworks, case study analysis on GNSS outages and warfighter navigation requirements.

  • Understand how the UK’s PNT landscape will look in a post-Galileo environment

  • Engage with senior military and industry leaders in PNT

 

Early bird deadlines:

  • Register by 31st January 2020 to save £400

  • Register by 28th February 2020 to save £200

  • Register by 31st March 2020 to save £100

 

To register or for more information visit http://www.militarypnt.com/dsair  

Nov 10, 2020

Virtual

SMi Group are proud to announce that the 22nd annual Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition will be taking place on the 10th, 11th and 12th November as a virtual event.

 

As Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals, Global MilSatCom provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet with senior decision makers from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry from across the globe, providing fantastic interactive opportunities through conference sessions, networking receptions and an exhibition hall.

 

This year, the conference will highlight topics such as SATCOM resilience, hybrid capability, payload delivery, the impact of emergent LEO mega-constellations and more, providing a holistic view of the future of connectivity.

 

Delegates can expect to hear crucial updates on the SKYNET programme as it evolves into SKYNET 6, discover more about the emergence of the US Space Force and the DoD’s new “go fast” procurement efforts, and explore international SATCOM programme developments, where opportunities for partnerships may be developed.

Key Reasons to Attend Global MilSatCom 2020:

 

  • Hear essential updates on the UK’s SKYNET programme from both MoD and industry perspectives as the constellation evolves into SKYNET 6

  • Explore US SATCOM development, understanding more about the new Space Force and how innovation is being driven through SMC 2.0 and AFRL’s Space Innovation Pitch Days

  • Listen to key international partner updates, including briefings from crucial regions including Europe and Asia Pacific

  • Explore Small Satellites, future launch and disruptive approaches to technology development among key organisations at a dedicated pre-conference focus day

  • Meet and network with an anticipated 600 attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 7 hours of networking and 4 receptions

To register or for more information visit: http://www.globalmilsatcom.com/dsair   

 

Event hashtag: #GlobalMilSatCom

Nov 11, 2020

London

SMi Group’s Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability conference will return to London for its 6th year on 11th - 12th November 2020.

 

Bringing together senior military and industry experts, this event will discuss key survivability concepts across the spectrum, with briefings on situational awareness, concealment and signature management, IED protection systems and mine resistance, armour material technologies and much more.

 

Not only this, but the conference will once again host a dedicated pre-conference Active Protection Systems Focus Day on the 10th November, which will provide detailed and exclusive insight into how leading nations are integrating APS into their existing and future vehicle fleets.

 

As the only armoured vehicles conference dedicated to survivability, this event will be a key date for all those in the field.

 

Key reasons to attend:

  • Listen to in-depth discussions which cover a diverse range of key survivability concepts

  • Hear updates from senior programme managers about the latest survivability systems

  • Learn about the most recent survivability developments and technologies from industry leaders in platform protection

  • Meet and network with senior military personnel and leading industry professionals working in armoured vehicles survivability

 

Early bird discounts:

  • Register by 30th June to save £300

  • Register by 30th September to save £100

 

To find out more or to register, visit http://www.favsurvivability.com/dsair    

Nov 18, 2020

London

Now in its 10th year, SMi Group are pleased to present the Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector conference, returning to London on the 18th and 19th November 2020.

 

This two-day event will involve a comprehensive view of the use of social media for military purposes. Social media has become increasingly important as a communication channel in civilian society, and the military sector is no different. It can be used as a platform for information and recruitment purposes, fulfil a welfare function for personnel keeping in touch with family and friends, and as a strategic communication tool for opinion-forming and psychological operations. Social media offers militaries fast, direct communications with their workforces as well as highly effective ways of communicating externally.

 

Join us this this November to learn from a truly global line-up of military and government speakers, meet your peers from around the world, and gain insight into the armed forces’ day-to-day activities from branding and recruitment to frontline operations, intelligence, and cyber warfare.

 

Key Reasons to Attend:

 

  • Engage with a dynamic, global audience of military officers, government officials, industry experts and social media specialists on crucial topics such recruitment, audience engagement, crisis response tactics and combating fake news

  • Exclusive Host Nation presentations from the UK MoD

  • Dedicated sessions on COVID-19 response and the role of the military in keeping the world virus-free

  • Two half day pre-conference workshops focusing on social media strategies and the utilisation of immersive technologies in military communications campaigns

Nov 25, 2020

London

Unmanned systems are becoming an increasingly essential part of the world’s fleets as modern navies seek new ways to complete dangerous tasks faster, easier, and with fewer sailors and marines in harm’s way. To enable this, leading navies have recently been increasing their investment in unmanned technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

 

SMi Group are pleased to announce the return of Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST), taking place in London on the 13th and 14th May 2020, for its fourth successful year.

 

Highlights for 2020:

  • Only event with a holistic focus on unmanned naval systems across the air, surface and undersea domains

  • Strong support from the Royal Navy, including the ACNS Capability (Rear Admiral Andrew Burns RN OBE) and Director NavyX (Captain Chris Ling RN)

  • Comprehensive discussions on the UK’s UMS development pipeline

  • Updates from high-level planners from international navies, including the US, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, NATO and the Netherlands

 

Key topics to be discussed include: Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations, updates on key unmanned platform programmes, the future of unmanned capabilities in the Royal Navy (including a dedicated panel), preparing and supporting unmanned systems for operations, UMS interoperability initiatives, unmanned hydrography and oceanography, and many more.

As the world’s leading event, UMST 2020 will provide a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for the naval unmanned systems community.

 

Early bird discounts:

Book by 31st January to save £400

Book by 28th February to save £200

Book by 31st March to save £100

 

Register online at http://www.umsconference.com/dsair

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