As the US Army and Marine Corps seek to enhance their capabilities in preparation for potential ‘near-peer’ conflict, there is renewed focus on the most crucial and unchanging conduit of dismounted warfare: the individual soldier.

In line with the creation of US Army Futures Command and the key US Army modernization priority of increasing Soldier Lethality, Future Soldier Technology USA will bring together a community of senior military leaders, program managers, and researchers at the forefront of delivering enhanced soldier capabilities, from the US and beyond. 

Future Soldier Technology USA is the only dedicated soldier and marine equipment modernisation conference in North America. With a unique focus on lightening the load and delivering greater lethality through advanced technology, this event will enable dismounted soldier and marine program managers to meet and test the latest equipment capable of enhancing infantry operations.

Key Topics Addressed Will Include:

  • Enhancing lethality
  • Lightening the load
  • Increasing soldier power
  • Optimising night vision
  • Dismounted situational awareness
  • Maximising survivability
  • Transforming manoeuvrability
  • Leveraging Augmented Reality (AR)

With senior support from the US Army’s PEO Soldier, Marine Corps Systems Command, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Army Futures Command: Cross Functional Team Soldier Lethality, the Rapid Equipping Force, US Army Research Laboratory, Maneuver Battle Lab, this is the only place to hear the very latest developments in soldier modernization from the key decision makers at the heart of the world’s best military.  

Participate in the only event in North America focused solely on Soldier and Marine equipment modernization and capability development
Hear the latest developments from innovative and cutting-edge soldier modernization projects including Soldier Warrior, Nett Warrior, IVAS, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and many others
Meet and network with the senior officers and civilians at the forefront of soldier capability development in the US Army and Marine Corps


Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier , US Army

9:00 Transforming the Warfighter’s Equipment and Capabilities to Dominate the 21st Century Battlefield

Brigadier General Anthony Potts

Brigadier General Anthony Potts, Commanding General PEO Soldier, US Army

  • Improving close combat preparedness to ensure the infantry soldier can fight and win in complex tactical environments
  • Providing next generation weapons and ensuring the soldier is equipped with effective optronic accessories for maximum lethality
  • Reducing physical and cognitive burden through Adaptive Soldier Architecture
  • Closely coordinating programmes and projects to ensure effective capability integration
  • Ensuring capability development is equally prioritized as well as equipment and materiel modernization
  • 9:45 Next Generation Interconnectivity Powering Mission Success

    Mr Mathias Nakatsui

    Mr Mathias Nakatsui, System Engineering Manager, STAR-PAN System Architect, Glenair, Inc.

  • Understanding Mission Profiles
  • Adaptive Technology to Meet the Profiles
  • Tactical Engineering and Integrated Manufacturing Capability
  • Tactical Applications
  • Worldwide Technical and Logistical Support
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee

    10:45 Next Generation Weapon Systems for the Dismounted Soldier: Increasing Range and Accuracy

    Colonel Elliott Caggins

    Colonel Elliott Caggins, Project Manager Soldier Weapons PEO Soldier, US Army

  • Enhancing individual and crew served weapons for lethality overmatch
  • The Squad Designated Marksman rifle: Increasing range, accuracy, and lethality for infantry squads
  • Boosting small arms firepower through the modular handgun system (MHS), with enhanced laser and light-based aiming
  • Increasing efficiency through wireless fire control, improving loading and ammunition integration
  • Testing and fielding the latest weapons and weapon technology
  • 11:30 Solutions for Expeditionary Power

    Colonel (Ret'd) Mike Lawrence

    Colonel (Ret'd) Mike Lawrence, Chief Strategy Officer, GMRE Inc

  • Power Management Goals
  • Optimized Warfighter / Balanced Weight
  • Scalable Options
  • Power When You Need it Most
  • Power Options in an Austere Environment
  • 12:15 Networking Lunch

    13:15 The Impact of Connected Weapons in the Future Battlefield

    Lieutenant Commander Itay Weiss

    Lieutenant Commander Itay Weiss, CEO & Israeli Navy Reservist, Secubit Ltd

  • The Future Battlefield's challenges
  • What information will we get from the Future Soldier
  • How AI will impact the Future Battlefield
  • Weaponlogic & future systems integration
  • AI-powered decision making
  • 13:45 Strengthening Soldier Lethality by Adapting to Complex and AsymmetricThreats

    Major Thomas Beyerl

    Major Thomas Beyerl, Group Executive Officer, Asymmetric Warfare Group

  • Contributing to soldier capability development through the work of the Asymmetric Warfare Group
  • The need for agile response to new and complex threats in the 21st century battlefield to prepare soldiers for multi-domain operations
  • Enhancing lethality and survivability for the dismounted soldier
  • Identifying and bridging capability gaps through close work with partnership with other Army organizations
  • 14:15 Smarter Technology at the Tactical Edge

    Mr Richard Waldrom

    Mr Richard Waldrom, Capture Lead Soldier Systems, Ultra Electronics

  • Maintaining future systems growth and development
  • Enabling efficient and effective force application
  • Enhancing data, voice and situational awareness
  • Meeting current and future close combat challenges head on
  • 14:45 Dismounted Soldier Communications

    Mr Alan Skilbeck

    Mr Alan Skilbeck, Technical Manager, Thales UK

  • The user environment
  • Size, Weight and Power
  • Technologies that meets the range and deliver the services
  • Trade-offs necessary in putting together a communications solution
  • Unique challenges in terms of detection, operation in congested environments and in hostile RF action
  • 15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 A Human Factors Approach to Enhancing Soldier Modernization and Lethality

    Dr Corde Lane

    Dr Corde Lane, Director, Human Research & Engineering Center, US Army Research Laboratory

  • Engaging in innovative human performance research to further future soldier capabilities
  • Evaluating and reducing cognitive and physical burdens to the dismounted soldier
  • Empowering the soldier through research & analysis supporting the Synthetic Training Environment, increasing lethality battle preparedness
  • Research and experimentation to human/system integration in support of the notion of ‘soldier as a system’
  • 16:15 Transforming Soldier Mobility through Robotics & Autonomous Systems

    Colonel (Ret'd) Edwin Davis

    Colonel (Ret'd) Edwin Davis, Acting Director Maneuver Battle Lab, US Army

  • Embedding RAS into dismounted soldier operations
  • How the Maneuver Battle Lab is expanding RAS capabilities through advanced testing and experimentation
  • Lightening the load through the Squad Multi-Purpose Equipment Transport
  • Leveraging miniature land and air-based RAS, such as soldier borne Nano-drones
  • Potential for further autonomous sensors to improve dismounted situational awareness
  • 16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier , US Army

    16:50 Evening Networking Drinks Reception Hosted by Lead Sponsor Glenair

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier , US Army

    9:00 Empowering the Warfighter and Maximizing Combat Effectiveness Through Advanced Science & Technology Research

    Dr Robb Wilcox

    Dr Robb Wilcox, Director, Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, Combat Capabilities Development Command

  • Ensuring soldiers are effectively equipped and to face the challenges of the modern battlefield
  • Advanced research with a ‘human factors’ focus to maximize the potential of the warfighter
  • Optimizing soldier performance including lethality and sustainability through research and experimentation
  • Taking a holistic approach to soldier protection, developing new innovative materials to transform survivability
  • 9:30 Nett Warrior: Integrating C4I Technology to Achieve Greater Dismounted Situational Awareness

    Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris

    Lieutenant Colonel Vince Morris, Product Manager Ground Soldier Systems, PM SWAR, US Army

  • Nett Warrior: Ensuring faster and more informed battlefield decision making by increasing dismounted situational awareness
  • Leveraging COTS smartphone technology to aid the warfighter
  • Combining tactical navigation, targeting, and communications data in a single display
  • Ensuring effective connectivity through multiple networks, for greater communication reliability
  • Increasing integrated capabilities through open architecture design
  • 10:00 The Soldier and the Changing Nature of Warfare in the 21st Century

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton

    Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander US Army Test Evaluation Command, US Army Test and Evaluation Command

  • Assessing the past development of the modern infantry soldier to further understand potential future soldier requirements
  • The wars of the future: The role of the individual soldier in the multi-domain warfare concept
  • Emphasising human factors in soldier capability enhancement: the need to consider soldier physical and mental performance as well as new technology
  • Challenges in developing and acquiring new soldier equipment in an era of rapid technological change
  • 10:30 From King Edward II to TOPGUN and 2019: Achieving ‘Lethality Today’ through Innovative Training

    Mr Ralph Petroff

    Mr Ralph Petroff, President, US, Marathon Robotics

  • History proves that innovative training with existing weapons can yield immediate and dramatic lethality increases
  • Fixing the Achilles Heel of today’s soldier lethality
  • Achieving ‘lethality today’ by training with AI-enabled autonomous robots
  • Creating ‘pre-combat veterans’ to win ‘the fight tonight’
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Thriving in the Chaos: Enabling Warfighters with the Right C2 Model

  • Solving complex challenges with intuitive solutions to support warfighter mobility
  • Increasing resiliency and survivability with a multi-tiered approach
  • Support distributed operations in austere environments with flexible communication paths
  • Enhancing operational flexibility while reducing maintenance, training, and lifecycle costs
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Mike Sweeney

    Colonel (Ret'd) Mike Sweeney, VP of Government Strategy, REDCOM

    12:00 How FN Herstal Responds to Operational Needs to Improve Soldier’s Lethality

  • Integrating ballistics and environment parameters to maximise hit probability
  • Enhancing combat effectiveness through marksmanship training
  • Mr Francois Legras

    Mr Francois Legras, FN e-novation Product Manager, FN Herstal

    Mr Thomas Smith

    Mr Thomas Smith, Information Technology Insertion Consultant to FN , FN America

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Facilitating Agile Equipment Development to Enhance the Warfighter’s Fighting Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas M. Sanchez

    Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas M. Sanchez, Outreach Team Chief, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army

  • The role of REF in rapid non-standard equipment development to augment soldier equipment modernization efforts
  • Meeting the needs of the dismounted soldier to ensure increased lethality and survivability
  • Working closely with dismounted soldier and in theater to ensure the most agile equipment development
  • Priorities in non-standard equipment development: mission control, fire protection, and dismounted ISR
  • Lessons to be learned from the REF’s agile processes
  • 14:00 Leveraging Immersive Technologies for a Cutting-Edge Synthetic Training Environment

    Lieutenant Colonel Byron Harder PhD

    Lieutenant Colonel Byron Harder PhD, Synthetic Training Integration and Management Branch Head, USMC

  • The Marine Corps Synthetic Training Enterprise: current USMC efforts aimed at transforming Marine Air Ground Task Force training
  • The role of immersive technology and augmented reality in improving training
  • Leveraging artificial intelligence to enable more training repetitions
  • Measuring the return on investment for Live, Virtual, and Constructive training solutions
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Enhancing Soldier Lethality Through Innovative Virtual Reality Testing and Simulation

    Dr Elizabeth Mezzacappa

    Dr Elizabeth Mezzacappa, Human Research Lead, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

    15:30 Panel: Enhancing Soldier and Marine Lethality Through Synthetic Environments

  • Key perspectives from the branches – Army, Marine and R&D approaches to warfighter training
  • Asymmetric and near-peer battlespaces: what each means for dismounted capability from a training perspective
  • Joint and coalition operations – bridging the gap between key organisations to provide a holistic approach to warfighter training
  • What future immersive AR and VR technologies offer the DoD in next generation training and simulation
  • From the proving ground to the battle ground – converting drills to on-the-ground proficiency
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier , US Army

    Dr Elizabeth Mezzacappa

    Dr Elizabeth Mezzacappa, Human Research Lead, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center

    Major Thomas Beyerl

    Major Thomas Beyerl, Group Executive Officer, Asymmetric Warfare Group

    Lieutenant Colonel Byron Harder PhD

    Lieutenant Colonel Byron Harder PhD, Synthetic Training Integration and Management Branch Head, USMC

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier , US Army

    16:30 Site Visit to USMC Gruntworks Facility in Quantico, VA


    Commanding General PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Acting Director Maneuver Battle Lab
    US Army
    Chief Strategy Officer
    GMRE Inc
    VP of Government Strategy
    Former Project Manager Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Project Manager Soldier Weapons PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Director, Human Research & Engineering Center
    US Army Research Laboratory
    Human Research Lead
    US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center
    Director, Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate
    Combat Capabilities Development Command
    Synthetic Training Integration and Management Branch Head
    Outreach Team Chief, Rapid Equipping Force
    US Army
    Product Manager Ground Soldier Systems, PM SWAR
    US Army
    CEO & Israeli Navy Reservist
    Secubit Ltd
    Former Commander US Army Test Evaluation Command
    US Army Test and Evaluation Command
    Group Executive Officer
    Asymmetric Warfare Group
    Technical Manager
    Thales UK
    FN e-novation Product Manager
    FN Herstal
    System Engineering Manager, STAR-PAN System Architect
    Glenair, Inc.
    President, US
    Marathon Robotics
    Capture Lead Soldier Systems
    Ultra Electronics
    Information Technology Insertion Consultant to FN
    FN America

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Event Flyer


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    GMRE Inc

    Gold Sponsor

    Black Diamond Advanced Technology (BDATech) is a Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Chandler, AZ and a demonstrated leader in the tactical computing and communication systems industry. Our focus is on the Dismounted Operator and providing them with innovative, trusted technology to ensure mission success. We specialize in creating customized hub systems that are engineered to withstand any environment and control a variety of missions. Because when it matters most you want something Built. Tested. Proven.

    Leonardo DRS

    Gold Sponsor

    Leonardo DRS (formerly DRS Technologies) is a leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Specializing in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, aviation support and avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    FN America, LLC

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable frearms for military, law enforcement, and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, VA, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of products, training, and support services under the FN brand name that enhance their performance and safeguard their lives.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Our Night Vision facility in Roanoke, VA has designed and manufactured USG qualified image intensifier tubes and night vision goggles for over 60 years. We have designed and develop image intensifier tubes, high performance image intensifier tubes, thermal imaging sensors, fused goggle systems and individual soldier systems (ISS). Our engineering staff includes approximately 80 R&D and manufacturing engineers including electrical, mechanical, software, system and optical disciplines. We have a R&D laboratory for prototype builds and functional and environmental testing capabilities. Our current production capacity is approximately 10,000 image intensifier tubes and 3,000 goggles per month. Most recently we were awarded a contract by the US Army on Phase 1 of the ENVG-B program which is a rapid prototype program to deliver a fused binocular system. This product is an upgraded system that features our state-of-the-art white phosphor image intensifier tubes, improved thermal camera, overlaid augmented reality, sensor/navigation data and more. While this is just the first phase for a small quantity of evaluation units, this order is significant because it positions the business to further engage with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and SOCOM on the ENVG-B platform and helps set the stage for future production awards. Our R&D team is currently developing new technology to advance both the performance of and manufacturability of image intensifier tubes.

    Hendrick Motorsports

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Hendrick Motorsports has extensive experience in delivering innovative solutions for the most demanding clients and conditions throughout the government arena. Founded in 1984, Hendrick is a fast-reacting team born from championship competition in NASCAR’s most elite series, the Sprint Cup Series. Hendrick's problem solving utilizes advanced engineering, rapid prototyping, composite materials, safety expertise, intensive evaluation techniques and quality project management systems. Hendrick’s impressive capabilities in this arena are born from the convergence of automotive expertise, performance capabilities, and high operating tempo. This is how we create solutions for the most demanding clients and conditions – what we call Unconventional Mobility. Hendrick is a small business, a non-traditional defense contractor and is located in a HUBZone

    Marathon Targets

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Marathon Targets enable ‘same day lethality improvement’: immediate and dramatic improvement in soldier lethality, by providing realistic AI-enabled moving targets that look, move, and even behave like real people. We address the fundamental problem common to all militaries: the only time their warfighters perform live fire training with realistic moving targets - is in actual combat. The battlefield is not the place to practice the life-or-death skill of shooting the enemy, before he shoots you. Marathon solves this root cause problem with AI-enabled autonomous humanoid robots that mimic human behaviors. Shoot one robot, and the others will autonomously scatter, or self-organize a counterattack. By training against a thinking, adaptive and unpredictable robotic enemy force, lethality improves immediately, to help win ‘the Fight Tonight.’ In addition to ‘same day lethality improvement’, autonomous targets have other significant benefits: • ‘Same day range modernization’ – almost any range can be turned into a state-of-the-art moving target range in just hours. This saves billions of construction, and a decade of MILCON process • Dramatically increased range throughput – the Army measured 340% increase in sniper training throughput with autonomous robots. The net effect is essentially ‘tripling the number of ranges’ • Robotic role-players – the robots can replace costly human role-players The autonomous robots can run a marathon at a near world record pace, and are ballistically protected for 7.62 240B’s and even .338 Lapua. Run flat tires, AWD, and autonomous obstacle avoidance enable operation on almost any range. Robots can operate indoors and forests, thanks to LIDAR navigation. Marathon’s 5th generation targets have been COTS since our first deliveries to the Australian Defense Force in 2008. We have 7 US offices and robot rental fleets on 4 continents. Contracts are typically ‘training as a service.’ This enables O&M money to be spent, and without a long term purchasing commitment.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    REDCOM specializes in the development of advanced strategic, operational, and tactical communication solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s MIL-spec products are optimized for low size, weight, and power (SWaP), making them the ideal communications core for denied environments or deployments to the tactical edge. The company’s latest innovation, REDCOM Sigma, is a military-grade software platform that delivers robust call control, media handling, and encrypted communications. REDCOM’s customers include all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and enterprises. All REDCOM products are proudly designed, built, and supported in the United States. For more information, visit www.redcom.com

    Secubit Ltd

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Secubit brings military veterans together with AI & product design experts on a mission to transform tactical readiness worldwide. We develop and manufacture innovative products, bringing global armies and law enforcement agencies to the next level of tactical performance. Secubit aims to redefine the perception of weapon usage & tactical readiness by developing an eco-system powered by AI, connectivity and shared knowledge base. Our technology, both from tactical & maintenance perspectives, will ultimately drive the force to perform more efficiently.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2021, the company generated revenues of €19 billion with 80,000 employees in 68 countries. With its 30,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, working with customers and local partners around the world. Thales in the UK is a team of over 6,500 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, located across 10 key UK sites. In 2018, Thales UK’s revenues were around £1.3 billion. Each year Thales invests over £575 million into its UK supply chain, working with over 2,000 companies. They are dedicated to research and technology, working with partners to invest over £130m+ in R&D in the UK annually. With a heritage of over 130 years, Thales in the UK understands the importance of developing skills for the future, which is why they have over 400 apprentices and graduates across the UK. Thales is committed to supporting its people, and continuously developing talent, and highly skilled experts.

    Ultra Electronics

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The need for improving how we fit technology and increase capability, such as situational awareness, onto the soldier is well understood. UltraLYNX is a key component in the realisation of future dismounted situational awareness systems; Increased operational tempo, improved operational agility and effectiveness and more efficient force application in a Combined, Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational command (CJIIM). The benefits delivered by better situational awareness and more efficient power and data management contribute to reducing the cognitive and physical burden on the soldier. Finding a way to reduce these burdens while increasing operational effectiveness has been the driving force behind UltraLYNX By empowering the user to employ UltraLYNX as their role or mission demands, for the first time soldier technology can truly adapt to the users needs and evolve with the constant and rapidly changing situation on a modern battlefield. Designed from the ground up to deliver smart, open architecture, capable of providing users with a simple plug and play function of a range of common bearer and end user devices, while also providing the necessary technological infrastructure to support future systems growth and development; UltraLYNX provides the definitive standard for future soldier systems and delivers a truly integrated, scalable and open solution to meet current and future close combat challenges head on Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ultra Electronics PLC, a FTSE 250 company which specialises in the areas of defence, security, transport and energy with a track record stretching back over 40 years. The group comprises over 24 specialist businesses with 4,000 employees. Sales in 2015 totaling over one billion US dollars. The company has expertise in high-integrity sensing, control, communication and display systems. Ultra Electronics takes pride in being engineering focused and undertakes significant investment in technology and innovation. Ultra’s principal areas of land based defence expertise are: • Soldier Systems • Power Management Equipment & Systems • Rugged Processing & Ethernet Solutions • Local Situational Awareness Systems • Human Machine Interfaces

    Media Partners



    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)


    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    Defense Conferences


    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    21st Century Asian Arms Race


    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.



    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.



    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

    Defence and Security Alert


    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.

    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST)


    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned air, land, sea and space systems. UnmannedSystemsTechnology.com provides insight into new products, technologies and suppliers within the unmanned systems sector. Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is a technical publication that delves into the science and engineering of unmanned systems.

    Tactical Defense Media


    TDM publications provide readers with insights into DoD and homeland security program requirements and industry technologies, including mounted and dismounted protection systems, intel and comms applications, tactics, and training. Our mission focus is centered on collecting expert opinion regarding best practices and lessons learned through the eyes of military and civilian authorities, warfighters, and law enforcement.



    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.

    Warfare Today


    Warfare.Today is an online magazine devoted to current military operations and development, technology, defence news and security analysis. We draw on a massive range of sources to deliver holistic reporting across the defence sector, but with a primary bias towards the UK Armed Forces.



    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”) is the recognized leader among South American printed defense magazines. It has been in the market for 37 years, and presently is the only one of its kind in Brazil to be nationally distributed. Sold on news stands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector in Brazil and in South American countries.

    Defense Express


    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.

    Defence Today


    Defence Today is an online publication covering the latest in global defence and security news, defence intelligence and strategic insight. Terrorism and emerging threats, defence industry coverage, the latest technology developments and emerging platforms and systems. Military equipment profiles and industry showcases. Advertising, press releases and event listings are available.

    Satnews Publishers


    SatNews is a leading provider of satellite events, news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in the commercial and military enterprises worldwide. SatNews hosts to the SmallSat Symposium and the Satellite Innovation conference, hosted in Silicon Valley. SatNews include Daily and Weekly News Services and SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, published monthly. satnews.com


    Hilton Arlington

    950 North Stafford Street
    Arlington VA 22203

    Hilton Arlington



    speaker image






    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.


    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.


    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.


    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

    Event Title


    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event


    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SAE Media Group

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SAE Media Group , Ground Floor, India House, 45 Curlew Street, London, SE1 2ND, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smgconferences.com Email: events@saemediagroup.com
    Registered in England - SMi Group Ltd trading as SAE Media Group

    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.

    Thank you for visiting our event

    If you would like to receive further information about our events, please fill out the information below.

    By ticking above you are consenting to receive information by email from SAE Media Group.
    Full details of our privacy policy can be found here https://www.smgconferences.com/privacy-legals/privacy-policy/.
    Should you wish to update your contact preferences at any time you can contact us at data@smgconferences.com.
    Should you wish to be removed from any future mailing lists please click on the following link http://www.smgconferences.com/opt-out

    Fill in your details to download the brochure

    By ticking above you are consenting to receive information by email from SAE Media Group.
    Full details of our privacy policy can be found here https://www.smgconferences.com/privacy-legals/privacy-policy/.
    Should you wish to update your contact preferences at any time you can contact us at data@smgconferences.com.
    Should you wish to be removed from any future mailing lists please click on the following link http://www.smgconferences.com/opt-out