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Conference Documentation: Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum

Conference Documentation: Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum

Building on the positive feedback and success of our previous meeting in Oslo, the second instalment of SETAF shall seek to bring together soldier modernisation program managers, technical leaders from industry, leading researchers and end users, to proactively advance and develop optimum approaches to dismounted soldier capability.

With its unique and interactive format, we maintain our original belief in “No Attendees only participants”, with the entirety of our attendees playing an active role in the development of ideas. Unlike other events, SETAF is designed around a combination of panel discussions and focused discussion groups, run by co-chairs who are experts in their respective subject matter. With no PowerPoint presentations or keynotes, SETAF will dedicate the precious time of participants to networking and interactive discussions, making it a complementary part of the soldier modernisation communities’ annual training and development programme.

Drawing on a wealth of experience and technical expertise, SETAF shall cover the key areas that directly influence the operational effectiveness of the dismounted soldier

Power
Communications
Lethality
Survivability
Mobility
Human Factors


Day 1
8:15
Coffee and Registration
8:45
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
9:00
An Update on Plans for Dismounted Close Combat Modernisation 2025
Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
9:30
Panel: Evaluating the Current and Future Operational Environment for the Dismounted Soldier
Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
9:30
Panel: Evaluating the Current and Future Operational Environment for the Dismounted Soldier
Major Eike Sinzig, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
9:30
Panel: Evaluating the Current and Future Operational Environment for the Dismounted Soldier
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
9:30
Panel: Evaluating the Current and Future Operational Environment for the Dismounted Soldier
Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
10:00
Panel: Showcasing the Latest Industry Development in Soldier Equipment and Technology
Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales
10:00
Panel: Showcasing the Latest Industry Development in Soldier Equipment and Technology
Mr Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems
10:00
Panel: Showcasing the Latest Industry Development in Soldier Equipment and Technology
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
10:00
Panel: Showcasing the Latest Industry Development in Soldier Equipment and Technology
Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh
10:30
Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:00
Lethality Discussion Group Stream A: Approach’s to Enhancing Soldier Lethality via Weapon System Upgrades and Increased Co-operation with Supporting Arms
Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
11:00
Lethality Discussion Group Stream A: Approach’s to Enhancing Soldier Lethality via Weapon System Upgrades and Increased Co-operation with Supporting Arms
Mr Colin Rayment, Senior Soldier Systems Engineer, SEA
11:00
C4I Discussion Group Stream A: Effectively Delivering Data to the Dismounted Soldier for Increased Situational Awareness and Decisive Decision Making
Mr Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems, BAE Systems
11:00
C4I Discussion Group Stream A: Effectively Delivering Data to the Dismounted Soldier for Increased Situational Awareness and Decisive Decision Making
Mr Justin Prowse, Ground Close Combat SME & Land Team Project Manager, SEA
12:00
C4I Discussion Group Stream B: Exploring Alternative Architectures for Data Delivery and Distribution
Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales
12:00
C4I Discussion Group Stream B: Exploring Alternative Architectures for Data Delivery and Distribution
Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh
12:00
Lethality Discussion Group Stream B: Weight and Ergonomic Considerations for the Soldier Personal Weapons System
Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
12:00
Lethality Discussion Group Stream B: Weight and Ergonomic Considerations for the Soldier Personal Weapons System
Mr Stephen Champion, Lecturer, Dismounted Weapon Systems, Defence Academy United Kingdom
13:00
Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area
14:00
Survivability Discussion Group Stream A: Leveraging Advanced Ballistic Protection for Dismounted Soldiers
Mr Mark Helliker, Principle Scientist, Armour, Physical Sciences Group, DSTL
14:00
Power Discussion Group Stream A: Power Sustainment: Ensuring Efficiency and Reliability in the Field
Dr Darren Browning , Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division,, DSTL
14:00
Power Discussion Group Stream A: Power Sustainment: Ensuring Efficiency and Reliability in the Field
Mr Jasper Groenewegen M.Sc., Specialist Energy Storage, DNV GL Energy
15:00
Survivability Discussion Group Stream B: Striking the Compromise between Protection and Mobility for Protective Soldier Equipment
Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
15:00
Survivability Discussion Group Stream B: Striking the Compromise between Protection and Mobility for Protective Soldier Equipment
Mr Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
15:00
Power Discussion Group Stream B: Power Provision: Meeting the Demands of Increasingly Technology Laden Soldier Systems
Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
15:00
Power Discussion Group Stream B: Power Provision: Meeting the Demands of Increasingly Technology Laden Soldier Systems
Mr Derek Riezebos, Project Manager E-Lighter, Netherlands,, Ministry of Defence
16:00
Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
16:30
Leadership and Management of Modern Soldier Equipment Programmes
Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
16:30
Leadership and Management of Modern Soldier Equipment Programmes
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
16:30
Leadership and Management of Modern Soldier Equipment Programmes
Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
17:00
Chairman's Closing Remarks
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
17:15
End of SETAF 2016
Day 1
Day 2
8:15
Coffee and Registration
8:45
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
9:00
Current and Next Generation US Army Dismounted Soldier System Development
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
9:30
Key Note Presentation Reserved for Gold Sponsor
10:00
Panel: Evaluating the Benefit of COTS over Independently Developed Soldier Systems
Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, S01, Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate Combat, British Army
10:00
Panel: Evaluating the Benefit of COTS over Independently Developed Soldier Systems
Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
10:00
Panel: Evaluating the Benefit of COTS over Independently Developed Soldier Systems
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
10:00
Panel: Evaluating the Benefit of COTS over Independently Developed Soldier Systems
Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh
10:30
Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area
11:00
Human Factors Discussion Group Stream B: Requirements for user Friendly Equipment
Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Maneuver, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre,, TRADOC, US Army
11:00
Human Factors Discussion Group Stream B: Requirements for user Friendly Equipment
Lieutenant Colonel Rob O'Connor, Commanding Officer for the Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Infantry Trials And Development Unit
11:00
Night Vision Discussion Group-Stream A: Evaluating the Latest Night Vision Technologies Available to the Dismounted Soldier
Mr Tobias Lang, Head of Product Unit, Infantry Equipment, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics Gmbh
11:00
Night Vision Discussion Group-Stream A: Evaluating the Latest Night Vision Technologies Available to the Dismounted Soldier
Colonel (Ret'd) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager , Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
11:00
Night Vision Discussion Group Stream B: Practices for Procurement and Inservice Support for Dismounted Soldier Optronics and Target Acquisition Systems
Mr Thomas Willmann, Section Chief, Land Combat Missiles and Electro-Optics Section, NSPA, NATO
12:00
Human Factors Stream B: Weight Distribution Considerations when Building a Soldier System
Mr Rene Nevola, Principle Scientist, Human Survivability, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
12:00
Human Factors Stream B: Weight Distribution Considerations when Building a Soldier System
Mr Pim Rensink, Business Developer, Safety and Security , TNO
13:00
Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area
14:00
Panel: Science behind the System
Dr Darren Browning , Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division,, DSTL
14:00
Panel: Science behind the System
Mr John Foley, Thales Soldier Systems Technical Expert, Land and Air, Thales
14:00
Panel: Science behind the System
Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Leader Fuel Cells, Applied Electro-Chemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
14:00
Panel: Science behind the System
Mr Johnathan Russell, Principle Scientist, Platform Systems Division, DSTL
14:00
Panel: Science behind the System
Mr Colin Rayment, Senior Soldier Systems Engineer, SEA
14:30
Meeting Power Requirments for Dismounted Operations: A Case Study of the E-Lighter Programme
Mr Derek Riezebos, Project Manager E-Lighter, Netherlands,, Ministry of Defence
15:00
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
15:15
End of SETAF 2016:
Day 2

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