With future combat environments growing in diversity and unknowns, the demand for realism in training is greater now than ever before. Critical challenges in making training as authentic and demanding as possible to create a robust representation of the physical, mental and ethical challenges on the battlefield must be crucial for any land forces to win in a complex world.

For all areas within land forces, such as for the dismounted soldier, manned and unmanned vehicles, and fire support, traditional training, multinational exercises and simulation systems are growing in importance to optimise the effectiveness, efficiency and interoperability of individual nations and their allies.

With that in mind, the SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the 8th Annual Land Forces Simulation and Training 2017 conference, where we will bring together the most senior simulation and training experts to debate, share information and network with likeminded peers and industry partners.


  • Learn how land forces are ensuring they are mission ready for future combat demands
  • Discover how future capabilities will be implemented and the benefits for military simulation & training
  • Hear cutting edge presentations from key decision makers involved in training and simulation from across the globe
  • Meet and network with programme managers and peers throughout the two day conference


Military leadership overseeing:

• Army Training
• Simulation
• Live training
• Future capability development
• Defence research

Solution providers currently developing:

• Soldier training systems
• Simulation hardware and software
• Live training equipment
• Networked training
• Consultancy

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel Jonny  Ormerod

Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces

9:15 UK MoD Host Nation Address

• A view of how the UK Army’s training enterprise will evolve out to 2030 and the challenges the Army must overcome to get there
• Work in progress: defining the live/simulation balance and early work on the Defence Operational Training Capability (Land) (DOTC(L)).
• The Army Collective Training Review:  driving innovation into training and training support

Colonel Alistair Rodgers

Colonel Alistair Rodgers, Assistant Head for Training Capability Development, UK MoD

Brigadier General (ret) Richard  Haldenby

Brigadier General (ret) Richard Haldenby, Programme Lead, Command and Control Force Development Programme, Niteworks

9:45 Ensuring Operational Overmatch through Effective Simulation and Training at the 7th Army Training Command

Brigadier General Tony Aguto

Brigadier General Tony Aguto, Commanding Officer, 7th Army Training Command, U.S Army Europe

  • An overview of the 7th Army Training Command and its role as the U.S Army's largest overseas training command
  • Providing realistic, tailor-made training solutions, live-fire ranges, combat manoeuvres and simulation centers to the US and its allies
  • The importance of joint allied training and feedback from recent exercises
  • 7th Army success at Europe's Best Warrior
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee

    10:45 Utilising a Synthetic Training Facility through an Immersive, Computer Generated Environment to Train up to 250 Military Personnel

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Harman

    Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Harman, SO1 Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, British Army

  • An overview of CATT's mission and its importance to the UK MoD
  • Working with Lockheed Martin to create the most demanding and intensive ground training system to ensure personnel are mission-ready
  • Fulfilling its role as a high-intensity battlefield manoeuvre warfare trainer whilst adapting to the changing nature of operational needs
  • Amalgamating CATT with the Command and Staff Trainer (CAST) and TActical Engagement Simulation (TES) assets
  • 11:15 Unifying the MoD, Industry, and Academia to Effectively Underpin the UK Defence Capability’s Use of Simulation and SE for Training and Experimentation

    Mr Bharat Patel

    Mr Bharat Patel, Senior Capability Advisor, Defence and Security Analysis, DSTL

    • Key focuses for the SE Tower of Excellence and future needs for simulation and SE technologies
    • Developing the next generation of integrated representation of forces, adversaries and operating environments
    • Leveraging and exploiting emerging technologies from non-defence sectors
    • Providing an understanding of the MoD’s future requirements to the supplier base for effective and efficient defence capabilities


    11:45 Simulation Systems for Improved Military Vehicle Training

    Mr Arnaud Chevillot

    Mr Arnaud Chevillot, Sales Director, ECA Group

    • The three steps of crew training, benefits of integrated pedagogy
    • Challenges of efficient driving training
    • The two levels of collective training
    • New technologies applied to combat training
    • Integrated battle management systems: tactical training dimension

    12:15 Networking Lunch

    13:15 Optimising Future Soldier Performance through Advanced and Immersive Simulation

    Dr Laurel Allender

    Dr Laurel Allender, Director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army
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    • The focus of US Army on training as we fight - cost effectively
    • The role of R&D in immersive simulation and training to optimise Soldier readiness now and in the future
    • Overcoming challenges in training technology research, development, and transition

    13:45 Canadian Armed Forces Development of Land S&T to Support Operations and Strengthen Interoperability

    Lieutenant Colonel David Jones

    Lieutenant Colonel David Jones, G5 Policy and Integration, Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre, Canadian Armed Forces

    • Recent developments in Canadian Army doctrine to support and guide training
    • Current synthetic capabilities utilised and under development.
    • How have synthetics enhanced preparation for live training exercises and operations?
    • Feedback from co-operation with the British Army and the benefits of S&T for the strengthening of interoperability


    14:15 Preparing for Future Combat in the Urban Environment at the TNO

    Wim Huiskamp

    Wim Huiskamp, Chief Scientist Modelling, Simulation and Gaming, TNO

  • An overview of the TNO'S programme on Live, Virtual and Constructive Simulation with a focus on land forces
  • Developing a hybrid approach to warfare training and simulation
  • Focusing on enhancing the realism of simulation to prepare land forces for future combat
  • 14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Enhancing Training for the Czech Armed Forces at the Center of Simulation and Training Technologies (CSTT), Brno, The Czech Republic

    Lieutenant Colonel Jiri Simmer

    Lieutenant Colonel Jiri Simmer, Commander of the Centre of Simulation and Training Technologies, Army of the Czech Republic

    • CSTT introduction
    • CAX preparation and conduct on the Brigade / Battalion level of the land forces
    • Tactical training and exercise with the support of the Simulation and Simulators on the company / platoon level
    • CSTT connectivity in 2019 and beyond – distributed exercises

    15:45 Thoughts on a British Army Simulation Career Stream linked to SQEP

    Colonel (ret) Paul Wise

    Colonel (ret) Paul Wise, Director, Callowlake Associates Ltd

    • 'SQEP' in the context of competency frameworks
    • A growing Army simulation SQEP shortage?
    • A look at available Defence simulation education and training courses
    • Two possible simulation career stream approaches - formal and informal
    • A suggested way forward

    16:15 Simulation and Modelling for the Evaluation of Signature Management and Camouflage

    Dr Hans Kariis

    Dr Hans Kariis, Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems, Swedish Defence Research Agency


    • 21st century requirements for stealth technologies on the modern battlefield
      o New threat situation from advanced sensor technologies
      o Camouflage and signature management for combat vehicles
      o Camouflage and signature management for the dismounted soldier
    • Modelling techniques employed for camouflage evaluation
    • Research and development at FOI in these areas

    16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny  Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces

    17:00 End of Day 1

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny  Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces

    9:15 Enhancing Training Quality at the Land Forces Combat Training Centre (CTC)

    Brigadier General Gheorghita Vlad

    Brigadier General Gheorghita Vlad, Commanding General, Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center , Romanian Army


    • The force structure and mission at the CTC
    • Strategies to transform and improve the land forces’ training facilities
    • Utilising real, constructive, virtual and integrated simulation capabilities to increase training effectiveness
    • Hosting Exercise Sabre Guardian 16: Strengthening interoperability between partners and lessons learnt for the future

    9:45 Leveraging the Next generation of Technology for Live Training Systems

    Lieutenant Colonel Corey Hemingway

    Lieutenant Colonel Corey Hemingway, Product Manager, Live Training Systems, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation , United States Army

    • Enhancing multi-national live training capabilities through interoperable solutions
    • Transforming the live training architecture to keep pace with commercial technology

    10:15 Morning Coffee

    10:45 DSALT2 Targeting Immersion- Training Royal Artillery Battery Commanders in a Synthetic Air Land Environment

    Wing Commander Martin Rendall

    Wing Commander Martin Rendall, Officer Commanding Air Battlespace Training Centre, Royal Air Force

  • The advantages of creating virtual battlespaces and training environments not feasible in the real peace time world
  • Ensuring a cost efficient centre with QinetiQ's off-the-shelf-equipment
  • The importance of the after action review capability
  • Looking ahead: goals for DSALT2, its successor, and the increasing importance of simulation
  • 11:15 Providing the NATO Alliance with Effective Electronic Warfare Expertise and Training

    Commander Christopher Dobson

    Commander Christopher Dobson, Commanding Officer, NATO JEWCS

  • An overview of the current and future goals of NATO JEWCS
  • Challenges facing EW simulation and training for land forces
  • Providing a realistic hostile electro-magnetic environment for contingency planning, force integration and exercises at NATO JEWCS
  • 11:45 Delivering State-of-the-Art Training for Special Operations and Security Forces

    Mr Samer Haddad

    Mr Samer Haddad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer , King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre

    • KASOTC history and current capabilities
    • Live and simulated training facilities
    • After-action review capabilities for training analysis
    • Future plans for development of training facilities to meet adapting mission types

    12:15 Networking Lunch

    13:15 Overcoming Training Limitations for Platoon Leaders at the Polish Military Academy of Land Forces

    Major Marcin Bielewicz

    Major Marcin Bielewicz, Lecturer, Land Forces Military Academy

    • The challenges of rehearsing coordinated manoeuvres and using live training scenarios
    • Effectively utilising the VBS3, VBS3FIRES and FIRES FST to improve coordinated and realistic simulation scenarios
    • Encouraging flexibility and creativity in training scenarios that are not limited to the terms and conditions of safety through the built in scenario editor

    13:45 Enhancing Tactical Training and Education at the Center for Simulation Land (CSim)

    Major Jan Vandamme

    Major Jan Vandamme, Head of Implementation Team Land Simulations, Belgium Army

    • Convincing senior leadership on the need for simulation in a time of limited budgetary means
    • Implementing a simulation centre in a budget friendly way: Benefits versus risks             
    • Increasing training and education efficiency by the use of Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) and SPIKE anti-tank simulators

    14:15 Simulation & War Games in the Hellenic Armed Forces: Technologies and Strategies Utilised

    Major Elisseos Mavratzotis

    Major Elisseos Mavratzotis, Head, Simulation & Wargaming Support Branch, Centre of IT Support, Hellenic Army

    • An overview of ongoing experiences and strategy of S&T within the Hellenic Army
    • Use of constructive/virtual simulation
    • Uses of new IT technologies in order to reduce  the cost of exercises

    14:45 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Immersive Technologies & Learning Science: Making the Future Force Effective

    Dr Randall Hill

    Dr Randall Hill, Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies, Institute for Creative Technologies

  • Introduction: The Human Dimension- optimizing human performance in the future force
  • The Virtual/Augmented Reality revolution: opportunities and pitfalls
  • The rise of intelligence machines and their role in training and operations
  • Immersive technology is not enough: designing immersive experiences that maximize learning
  • This talk will include real examples of emerging technologies and applications that are in use or on the horizon
  • 15:45 Simulation- Are We There Yet?

    Andy Fawkes

    Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • What does success look like in exploiting simulation? What might land training look like if we realised the full potential of simulation
  • How far have we come and how far is there to go? A review of the land training journey in the use of simulation
  • Move faster? Should we be advancing more quickly and if so what might be holding us back
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny  Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Ormerod, SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, UK Armed Forces

    16:30 End of Day 2


    Thinke Company Ltd
    Programme Lead, Command and Control Force Development Programme
    Commanding General, Romanian Land Forces Combat Training Center
    Romanian Army
    Callowlake Associates Ltd
    Assistant Head for Training Capability Development
    UK MoD
    Commanding Officer
    Deputy Research Director, Department of Electro-Optical Systems
    Swedish Defence Research Agency
    Director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate
    U.S. Army
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    SO1 Combined Arms Tactical Trainer
    British Army
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    United States Army
    G5 Policy and Integration, Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre
    Canadian Armed Forces
    Commander of the Centre of Simulation and Training Technologies
    Army of the Czech Republic
    SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army
    UK Armed Forces
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    Head of Implementation Team Land Simulations
    Belgium Army
    Land Forces Military Academy
    Sales Director
    ECA Group
    Senior Capability Advisor, Defence and Security Analysis
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre
    Chief Scientist Modelling, Simulation and Gaming
    Officer Commanding Air Battlespace Training Centre
    Royal Air Force


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