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This will be the sixth Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference SAE Media Group has hosted, with the
event growing in popularity and gravitas each year. With the world less stable and the threat of conflict ever greater; the
successful implementation and integration of risk reducing, yet tempo and mass generating robotics and autonomous
systems is more crucial than ever.


The MRAS conference is, as ever the best place to gain essential knowledge and insight from MRAS programs from
across the globe, and where the capabilities, challenges and opportunities of these programs lie. Unlike other events, we
strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected participants who run our discussions
ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered, in detail.


With a new focus on the implementation, integration, and interoperability, alongside the key areas of situational
awareness, lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability, and sustainability. The Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems
2023 conference is best place to return your defence force fully equipped with the most up to date information from
militaries and industries across the globe. 

AB Precision Limited; Air Force Research Laboratory; Anduril Industries; Armasuisse; Army Futures Command ; Army HQ; Australian Army; Babcock International ; British Army ; British Army HQ; Cambridge Consultants Limited; CENSUS LABS UK LIMITED; Cognata; Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center; DE&S; DE&S, UK MOD; Def Comrcl DCGP-21A-10; Defence Equipment and Support DE&S; Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO); Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL); Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; DEVCOM-Atlantic; DSTL; Elbit Systems U K; Epazz; Estonian Centre for Defence Investments; Estonian Defence Forces; Estonian Military Academy; European Defence Agency; Export Support Team; FCG; Finnish Defence Forces; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; FNSS Defense Systems; FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.; Frazer-Nash Consultancy; French Ministry for the Armed Forces; German Army; German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Horstman Defence Systems Ltd; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Israeli Defence Forces; Italian Armed Forces; Iveco Defence; Iveco Spa; Janes; Janes Information Group; Leonardo UK Ltd; Milrem Robotics; Ministry of Defence; MOD; MOD DE&S ; MoD UK; Netherlands Army; Nexter Robotics; Nigerian Army; Otokar Otomotiv Ve Savunma Sanayi A.S; Pardus Defence & Security Ltd; Pearson Engineering Ltd; Plasan; Presidency of Defence Industries; Presidency of Defence Industries - SSB ; QinetiQ; Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies; Rheinmetall Canada Inc; Rheinmetall Canada Inc.; Rheinmetall Defence UK; Rowden Technologies Ltd. ; Royal Marines; Royal Netherlands Army; Spirent Communications Plc; Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Swedish Defence Research Agency; Teledyne Defence & Space; Thales SIX GTS France; Thales UK; The High Commission of India, London; University of Defence; University Of Oulu; US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center; Xtend; ZenaDrone, Inc;

Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Martin Joesaar

Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
View Bio

8:30 Future Warfare: The role of Autonomous Systems within the British Army

Colonel Tim Wright

Colonel Tim Wright, Assistant Head, Research and Experimentation Futures Directorate , British Army Headquarters
View Bio

  • Looking to the future of the British Army
  • How Autonomous Systems will be intergrated into the future British Army 
  • What are we doing about it now?  
  • 9:00 Developing Battle Winning Technologies with RAS & AI for the Modern Battlespace

    Mr Guy Powell

    Mr Guy Powell, Principal Advisor – Land Autonomy, DSTL
    View Bio

    • Project Convergance 2022 - implementing RAS and AI with Allies
    • Utilising RAS for the detection of hazardous materials and
    other risk reducing tasks
    • DSTL’s Roadmap for the future of RAS and AI Technologies

    9:30 Plasan’s ATeMM - Different approach to electrification & robotic

    Mr Nati Atias

    Mr Nati Atias, BD & Sales Manager , Plasan
    View Bio

  • The need in electrification & robotic
  • The Logistic challenge
  • Can you get single solution for both needs?
  • The key feature: Availability
  • Now vs Future
  • 10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Exploring the Conclusions of the Heavy UGV Challenges with the Armored Trials & Development Unit

    • Exploring Heavy UGV opportunities for the British Army
    • Lessons learned from the Heavy UGV Challenge
    • Path to operability - Heavy UGV’s in the Modern Battle Space
     

    WO1 Chris Stead

    WO1 Chris Stead, RSMI Auto, ATDU, Experimentation and Trials Unit, British Army

    Major James Onstenk

    Major James Onstenk, Armour Trials and Development Unit ATDU, Future Integration, British Army
    View Bio

    11:00 The Future Commando Force – Enhancing the Lethality, Situational Awareness and Mobility Capabilities of the Royal Marines with UGV’s and UAS

    Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Armstrong

    Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Armstrong, S01 Autonomy, Royal Marines
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    • Overview of the current UGV and UAS integration projects of
    the Future Commando Force
    • UAS swarming capabilities for situational awareness and
    autonomous resupply of Marines in the field
    • Opportunities and challenges for Human/Uncrewed Teaming
    resulting from Exercise Autonomous Advance 4.0
    • Other uncrewed projects which will enhance littoral and
    ground operations for the Royal Marines

    11:30 Developing Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) within TNO

    Mr Eric den Breejen

    Mr Eric den Breejen, Technical consultant, TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

     • MILITARY AUTONOMOUS VERIFICATION & VALIDATION IN
    COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS: MAVERIC
    ? NATO AVT-341 SCI-342 EOD Tele Manipulation Robot
    Technology Roadmap Development
    • ICTUS - Intelligent Coordination of Tactical Unmanned Systems
    ? Collaborative mission planning for UGV’s for surveillance
    mission in simulated environment
    • NATO SCI-342 EOD Tele Manipulation Robot Technology
    Roadmap Development
    • EDA CUGS (Combat Unmanned Ground Systems) on high-level mission autonomy (in simulation environment)

    12:00 Architecting Autonomy for the Defense Enterprise

    Mr Colin Carroll

    Mr Colin Carroll, Defense Director, Applied Intuition Inc
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    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Enhancing battlefield capability through a common RAS operating system & proven platforms

    • Exploiting the rapid technological advancements in the battlefield
    • LEGION-X, the modular autonomy suite
    • Operating in a GNSS denied environment
    • Embedding ISR, targeting and lethality mission payloads
    • Use of specialist robotics on operations right now - Elbit’s EOD capabilities

    Mr Lior Shalom

    Mr Lior Shalom, Technical Product Manager, Elbit Systems Ltd
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    14:00 Future Capability Group Briefing – Exploring the programmes and progress of the FCG

    Mr James Gavin

    Mr James Gavin, Head - Future Capability Group, DE&S, UK MOD
    View Bio

    • Introduction to the FCG and ways of working
    • Human Machine Teaming Programme 
    • Nano & small UAV lessons learnt 
    • Heavy Lift Challenge Programme
    • Multi Domain Integrated Swarms Programme
    • High Altitude Intelligence (AETHER) Programme 
     

    14:30 Human-Robotic task force: the evolution on Human-Machine Teaming

    Mr Bar-On Ido

    Mr Bar-On Ido, VP BD&Sales, Xtend
    View Bio

  • Barriers for scaling robotics adoption and deployment
  • Building the Swiss Army Knife – instead of tailored solutions
  • Flatten the ecosystem – single Operating System to control various robotic capabilities
  • Operating System as a growth enabler – marrying up with common BMS, and providing a gateway to software applications
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 The steps for RAS to be widely integrated in the battlefield

    Mr Zohar Golan

    Mr Zohar Golan, Robotics CTO, Elta Systems
    View Bio

    - Autonomous Mission UGVs
    - System of Systems architecture for autonomous multi-platform solutions
    - Multi-agent approach to scaled-up combat autonomy

    16:00 Updates on Unmanned and Autonomous Ground Systems Program from the FOI

    Dr Martin Hagström

    Dr Martin Hagström, Programme Manager Weapon and protection, Swedish Defence Research Agency
    View Bio

    • Where is autonomy truly needed? – critical functions for autonomy
    • Interface between operator and system – how should it be
    designed
    • What are the ethical considerations which should be kept in mind when developing and fielding autonomous weapons
    systems?
     

    16:30 Swiss Progress in the Development of Unmanned & Autonomous systems for Military Operations

    Dr Mark Hoepflinger

    Dr Mark Hoepflinger, Head of the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre SDRC, Armasuisse
    View Bio

    • Research and innovation in the field of mil. robotics
    • Swiss contribution to winning the DARPA Sub-T Challenge
    • Autonomy in legged robotics
     

    17:00 Unmanned Ground Robotics - The Norwegian Perspective

    Dr Kim Mathiassen

    Dr Kim Mathiassen, Research manager for combat vehicles and dismounted soldiers, FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)
    View Bio

    • Research on Autonomy for UGVs

    • Preliminary experimentation with the Norwegian Army

    • Simulations for exploring Unmanned systems use cases

    • NATO STO IST-179 Interoperability for Semi-autonomous ground vehicles

    17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Mr Martin Joesaar

    Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    View Bio

    7:50 Registration & Coffee

    8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Martin Joesaar

    Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    View Bio

    8:30 Shaping and Enhancing the Future Force of the Australian Army through RAS capabilities

    Colonel Robin Smith

    Colonel Robin Smith, Director of RICO, Future Land Warfare, Australian Army
    View Bio

    • Adapting the Australian Army’s RAS Strategy to further new Brigade Combat Teams with integrated RAS capabilities – Challenges and opportunities
    • Current RAS projects of the Australian Army including, Leader Follower, UGVs, Nano-UAS and the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle
    • The mission and strategies of the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO)
    • Future force design with RAS future concepts – What will the key RAS technologies be which drive the development of armed forces?

    9:00 Opportunities and Challenges Uncovered by the Implementation of MRAS technologies in the US

    Dr Robert W. Sadowski

    Dr Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, Robotics ST, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center
    View Bio

    • Lessons learned from integration of RAS with Soldiers.
    • Enhancing RAS Command & control software moving towards Heterogeneous robot control
    • Questions surrounding the weaponization of UGV’s and other RAS assets

    9:30 RAS and Completing the Mission in a UAS Contested Battlespace

    Lieutenant Colonel Emory J Hayes

    Lieutenant Colonel Emory J Hayes, Military Deputy, Maneuver CDID, US Army Futures Command
    View Bio

    - Counter sUAS- The dangers of compartmentalization versus the opportunity of the operationalization
    - Counter sUAS as RAS overmatch and RAS overmatch as Cross Domain (or combined arms) Overmatch at the Tactical Edge
    - Assessing the challenges—and opportunities—in developing effective autonomous systems to meet the requirements of 21st century warfare in the 2040 approach.

    10:00 A Pragmatic Approach to the Robotic Battlefield

    - Robotic warfare already exists in 2023.
    - How do you develop products for future robotic warfare?
    - CD&E as a service

    Mr Tom Porankiewicz

    Mr Tom Porankiewicz, Director of Operations, Milrem Robotics
    View Bio

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 iMUGS Project – Progress towards standardisation and interoperability in Europe

    Mr Martin Joesaar

    Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    View Bio

    • Outline of the iMUGS project, timelines, partners, aims and realities of the project
    • Challenges and opportunities of standardisation of UGV platforms
    • Successes, failures, and lessons learned from testing in Paris in Berlin in late 2022
    • Conclusion of the iMUGS project – project is ending in May 2023
    • Working with iMUGS industry partners and new opportunities for future development
     

    11:30 The Royal Netherlands Army RAS programme: Lessons Learned from the Operational experiment in Lithuania

    Lieutenant Colonel Sjoerd Mevissen

    Lieutenant Colonel Sjoerd Mevissen, Commander of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Unit, Royal Netherlands Army
    View Bio

    • Operational Experiment – How to get there.
    • Exercises in Lithuania – expectations, realities and lessons learned
    • Integration of RAS into the modern battlespace

     

    12:00 International Panel Discussion on Enhancing the Integration of UGV's

  •  The balance between cheap, expendable and more expensive and capable, Robotic and Autonomous Systems 
  • Challenges which need to be overcome before RAS can be integrated to the armed forces in bigger masses
  • Are there limitations for operational experiments?
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    Mr Martin Joesaar

    Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    View Bio

    Lieutenant Colonel Sjoerd Mevissen

    Lieutenant Colonel Sjoerd Mevissen, Commander of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Unit, Royal Netherlands Army
    View Bio

    Mr Guy Powell

    Mr Guy Powell, Principal Advisor – Land Autonomy, DSTL
    View Bio

    Dr Robert W. Sadowski

    Dr Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, Robotics ST, Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center
    View Bio

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 How to Speed Up Adoption and Trust Towards Autonomous Systems

    • Our vision of the future use of UGV on the battlefield
    • How to get there with legacy platforms fitted with autonomous kit
    • Increasing simulation experiments
    • Continuing experimentation programs
    • Launching higher volume acquisition programs for basic UGVs to perform simple tasks
    •  

    Mr Etienne Rancourt

    Mr Etienne Rancourt, Manager, Business Development - European Market at Rheinmetall Canada, Rheinmetall Canada Inc.

    14:00 Leveraging Robotics and Autonomous Systems to ‘Defeat the Device’

     • Current projects and priorities for the C-IED COE in RAS
    development
    • Advancements in telemanipulation, mobility and route
    clearance for robotics in C-IED operations
    • International cooperation to develop new standards for ROV &
    RCV C-IED platforms and training
    • Future requirements for C-IED robotics – Speed, Agility,
    Autonomy, Mobility and more

    Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Garceu

    Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Garceu, Neutralization Section Chief, Defeat the Device Branch, NATO C-IED COE
    View Bio

    14:30 Czech Developments in Autonomous Ground Robotic Systems fit for the Future Operational Environment

    Colonel Jan Mazal

    Colonel Jan Mazal, Head of the Military Robotics Department, University of Defence
    View Bio

    • Progress of current military RAS projects being developed by the Department of Military Robotics
    • Updates on the UGV development for pyrotechnical operations
    • Updates on the UGV development for logistics
    • Operational Intelligence for military robots
    • Conceptual findings and issues from RAS R&D

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Enhancing the Portuguese Army’s Capabilities with RAS

    Lieutenant Colonel Alves de Sousa

    Lieutenant Colonel Alves de Sousa, Staff Officer Capability Branch, Portugese Army
    View Bio

    • Next generation Force for Portuguese Army
    • Remote Autonomous Systems capability development
    • Ongoing RAS projects within Portuguese Army

    16:00 Determining Needs and Functionalities of Artificial Intelligence Control Systems for Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles using Virtual Simulation

    Captain Christian Andersson

    Captain Christian Andersson, Researcher/Teacher, Finnish National Defence University
    View Bio

    • Our objective was to identify functionalities of an autonomous AI control system for a modular UGV system using a virtual simulation environment
    • Virtual Battlespace (VBS)
    • LAYKKA- AMPGV (Autonomous Multi Purpose Ground Vehicle)

    16:30 Enhancing the capability of the Finnish Defence Forces Artillery System through Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Captain Aleksanteri Siren

    Captain Aleksanteri Siren, Course Leader, Finnish Defence Forces
    View Bio

    • Current progress in the field of RAS - challenges that have arisen, and opportunities taken
    • Operational Implementation and Integration of RAS into the Artillery Systems Kill chain
    • Manned-Unmanned -Teaming and Task Allocation between Human and Machine
     

    17:00 Increasing Autonomy in Weapon Systems and Humanitarian Operations

    Ms Georgia Hinds

    Ms Georgia Hinds, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
    View Bio

    • Overview of humanitarian, ethical and legal perspectives on autonomous weapon systems (AWS)
    • Current international law and policy processes regarding AWS and ICRC’s recommendations
    • Use of uncrewed systems in humanitarian operations
     

    17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Mr Martin Joesaar

    Mr Martin Joesaar, Chief of Project Office - iMUGS, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    View Bio

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    Course Leader
    Finnish Defence Forces
    Researcher/Teacher
    Finnish National Defence University
    Head of the Military Robotics Department
    University of Defence
    Director of RICO, Future Land Warfare
    Australian Army
    Assistant Head, Research and Experimentation Futures Directorate
    British Army Headquarters
    Research manager for combat vehicles and dismounted soldiers
    FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)
    Head of the Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre SDRC
    Armasuisse
    Programme Manager Weapon and protection
    Swedish Defence Research Agency
    Army Chief Roboticist, Robotics ST
    Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center
    Staff Officer Capability Branch
    Portugese Army
    S01 Autonomy
    Royal Marines
    Neutralization Section Chief, Defeat the Device Branch
    NATO C-IED COE
    Military Deputy
    Maneuver CDID, US Army Futures Command
    Commander of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Unit
    Royal Netherlands Army
    Armour Trials and Development Unit ATDU, Future Integration
    British Army
    VP BD&Sales
    Xtend
    Defense Director
    Applied Intuition Inc
    Defense Industry Associate
    SSB
    Technical consultant
    TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
    Manager, Business Development - European Market at Rheinmetall Canada
    Rheinmetall Canada Inc.
    Principal Advisor – Land Autonomy
    DSTL
    Head - Future Capability Group
    DE&S, UK MOD
    Technical Product Manager
    Elbit Systems Ltd
    Chief of Project Office - iMUGS
    Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
    BD & Sales Manager
    Plasan
    Director of Operations
    Milrem Robotics
    Defense Industry Associate
    SSB
    Robotics CTO
    Elta Systems
    Legal Adviser
    International Committee of the Red Cross
    Director of IMOD Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    IMOD
    Senior Representative
    IMOD
    RSMI Auto, ATDU, Experimentation and Trials Unit
    British Army

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Elbit Systems UK

    Gold Sponsor
    https://www.elbitsystems-uk.com/

    Elbit Systems UK Ltd is a Defence, Technology and Aerospace company with three wholly owned subsidiaries and two joint ventures in the UK. Across 16 sites around the UK we employ over 600 people engaged in a range of high tech and specialist manufacturing activities, with a similar number of jobs sustained directly in our UK supply chain. We work on a range of different technologies for both military and civilian applications.



    Applied Intuition

    Gold Sponsor
    http://www.appliedintuition.com/

    As the foremost enabler of autonomous vehicle development, Applied Intuition equips engineering, product, and testing teams with software that makes it faster, safer, and easier to bring autonomy to both commercial and defense markets. Applied’s suite of products focuses on all domain simulation and analytics for development, testing, and evaluation. Companies of all sizes use Applied to comprehensively test and rapidly accelerate their autonomous vehicle development. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Detroit, Tokyo, Munich, and Seoul, Applied is composed of software and automotive experts from the top companies in the world (such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Waymo, Tesla, Aptiv, GM, and Bosch). Applied Intuition is a non-traditional small business that is leveraging its commercial technologies and successes to accelerate autonomy in defense.

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    British Army

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.army.mod.uk

    The British Army protects the United Kingdom’s interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all British citizens can live and prosper. Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role. Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police following a terrorist attack, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve.



    IAI ELTA Systems Ltd.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.iai.co.il/

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is a world-class aerospace and defense company innovating and delivering state-of-the-art technologies in space, air, land, naval, cyber & homeland security for defense and commercial markets. Combining the “Start-up Nation” spirit of innovation with decades of combat-proven experience, IAI provides customers with tailor-made, cutting-edge solutions to the unique challenges they face including satellites, UAVs, missiles, intelligence solutions, weapon systems, air defense systems, robotic systems, radars, business jets, aerostructures, and more. Established in 1953, IAI is one of Israel’s largest technology employers with offices and R&D centers in Israel and abroad. For more information, visit https://www.iai.co.il/.



    Milrem Robotics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://milremrobotics.com/

    Milrem Robotics is the leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator. The company is known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and MIFIK the autonomy kit. The Type-X RCV is intended to support mechanized units, raising troop survivability and lowering lethality risks by increasing standoff distance from enemy units.

    Milrem Robotics is the leader of the iMUGS consortium that was awarded 30.6 MEUR from the European Commission’s European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system (UGS).

    Milrem Robotics’ products and services have been sold to 16 countries, including 8 NATO members. The company’s offices are in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US.



    MIRA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.horiba-mira.com/unmanned-ground-vehicles/

    MIRA UGV is a supplier of complete Uncrewed Ground Systems for Defence applications. Our Modular Autonomous Control Equipment (MACE) can be fitted in to in service platforms converting them to optionally crewed, delivering remote control, tele-operation, and autonomous behaviours. Separately we also develop and supply platforms including our VIKING multi-role vehicle which is used extensively by the UK MoD and has a range of applications including last mile logistics, ISTAR, weaponisation and CBRN.



    Mobilicom

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://mobilicom.com/

    Mobilicom is a leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity and smart solutions for drones, robotics, and autonomous platforms. The company specializes in designing, developing, and delivering cutting-edge communication solutions to meet the unique needs of drone, robotics, and autonomous system manufacturers.

    With patented technology and unique know-how in Mobile Mesh Networking, Mobilicom holds a field-proven portfolio of commercialized products used in a wide range of applications. The company's competitive edge lies in its outstanding security capabilities and ability to perform in harsh environmental conditions, making it the go-to solution for clients worldwide.

    Mobilicom's comprehensive solutions have been As a high-tech company, Mobilicom is committed to advancing the field of drones, robotics, and autonomous systems by developing state-of-the-art communication solutions that meet the most demanding requirements. With a focus on innovation, performance, and reliability, Mobilicom is well-positioned to remain a leader in the industry for years to come. deployed across the globe, helping clients achieve their goals with innovative and reliable technology. Whether it's for critical infrastructure, defense, or commercial use, Mobilicom provides customized, holistic solutions to meet the unique needs of its clients.



    Overview Ltd

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.overview.co.uk

    Overview Ltd. leads the market for Remote Autonomous Sensing and Sensor Pointing Drives. An innovative, technology-led British company, Overview received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

    Overview’s PodView™ is a persistent remote autonomous ISR system. EO, IR and LRF sensors are mounted on a highly agile, silent, and precise pointing system. PodView incorporates powerful edge-processing that hosts AI detection, classification, and tracking software. Designed to minimise SW&P and operate at machine speed, PodView provides unmanned forward close observation as well as force protection capability. PodView OPs remove humans from high threat situations, provide minimal thermal and visual signature and if compromised, can be destroyed with no human risk.

    PodView is SAPIENT compliant and delivers real-time information over a range of in-service communications bearers to a TAK client or C2 system enabling enhanced situational awareness and a networked sense, detect, and engage capability operating at machine speed.

    Podview enables networked multi-mode sensing: EO, IR and LRF sensors are incorporated with options to add Specialist Sensor Modules on a plug and play basis (e.g. UGS, ESM etc., from Overview or third parties). PodView’s motion stabilisation supports long-range sensors and deployment by dismounted troops or by UGV / UAS.



    Plasan

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.plasan.com

    Plasan is the leader in the design, development and integration of advanced armored protection systems for all types of wheeled and tracked vehicles. Being at the forefront of technology on the future battlefield, Plasan focuses on advanced technologies for land maneuvering operations, including unmanned ground vehicles and robotics solutions.

    In recent years the demands for local production in different countries has been growing. International defense companies are required to address this reality. We invite you to meet with Plasan’s new and creative solutions.



    Rheinmetall Protection Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.rheinmetall.com

    Business unit Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH (RPS)

    For some 60 years, Rheinmetall AG has specialized in the development and production of components and systems for the protection of persons, vehicles, aircraft, ships and other assets. National and international customers expect one thing above all others: maximum protection and security.

    In 2019, Rheinmetall in Germany acquired the protection-development expert IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH in Lohmar, Germany, and its national and international subsidiaries. Together with Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH and Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH, it is now part of the new Rheinmetall Protection Systems (RPS) business unit, headquartered in Bonn/ Germany. This means that Rheinmetall's protection system capabilities are efficiently pooled under one roof.

    Rheinmetall thus has a unique overall protection portfolio and can offer 360-degree protection: products and services for light-, medium- and heavy-duty protection. This new market profile as a leading systems house for passive, active and softkill security solutions offers development and production from a single source.

    RPS is an independent protection provider with a worldwide customer base and subsidiaries in Germany, Australia, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Algeria and UAE. This global presence allows close customer proximity, local added value and tight local cooperation.

    RPS's worldwide customers include national ministries and authorities as well as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers/platform producers) of land vehicles, aircrafts and ships.

    With its unique Active Protection System ‘StrikeShield’, Rheinmetall has established and maintained strong partnership and footprint in the US for more than ten years now.



    XTEND

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://xtend.me/

    XTEND provides revolutionary human-guided autonomous drone systems that allow any operator to perform extremely accurate maneuvers and actions, in any environment with minimal training. The company’s patented operating system fuses the best of human intelligence and machine autonomy to enhance the operator’s abilities and simultaneously reduce the need for physical confrontation, thus minimizing casualties and injuries. Hundreds of XTEND’s systems are already operationally deployed worldwide and the company is continuously developing its operating system and platforms to deliver the future of man-machine teaming to defense, HLS, and security professionals worldwide.

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    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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