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12 Nov 10. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Unmanned Military Vehicles, December 7th, Marriott Hotel Bristol
09:25 Chairman’s Welcome, Julian Nettlefold, Editor, Battlespace Technology
09:30 Reality of Procuring Unmanned Military Vehicles and their Practical Capabilities, Lt Col Mark Adams, Assistant Team Leader, DE&S Special Projects Search and Countermeasures (SPSCM) Delivery Team, Ministry of Defence
10:00 Case Study: Working with the MOD to supply Unmanned Military Vehicles, Kevin Rooney, Managing Director, Remotec UK/Northrop Grumman
10:30 The Challenges of Systems Engineering Increasingly Autonomous Systems, Glenn Callow, Technology Lead for Intelligent and Autonomous Systems, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre
11:00 Refreshment Break
11:30 Unmanned Ground Vehicles, What Can we do at the Moment?
Robert Mohacsi, Senior Business Development Manager – Defence, MIRA
12:00 Understanding Land Autonomy: Where Do We Want to Be, the Constraints and Where Are We?
Hisham Awad, GCS Vehicles – Programme Manager, BAE Systems
12:30 Panel Discussion: Morning Speakers
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Robot Development for the Dismounted Soldier, Andy Wallace, Programme Manager, Marshall SDG
14:30 Tactical Surveillance Robots: What Level of Autonomy, Raglan Tribe, Managing Director, Mindsheet
15:00 Refreshment Break
15:30 Delivering Practical UGV Solutions to a Military on Operations, Ian Thompson, Bushmaster Business Development Manager (Europe), Thales16:00 Latest Research of SEAS DTC (Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems Defence Technlogy Centre, William Bardo, Technical Director, SEAS DTC
16:30 Panel Discussion: Afternoon Speakers
17:00 Close of Seminar

Nov 10. InfREG; bringing it all together at the Emergency Services Show
This year’s Emergency Services Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire will see the first appearance of InfREG – the Infrastructure Response Equipment Group – at the show. Whilst new to the show, InfREG comprises many well known and trusted names amongst its members.
InfREG’s Chairman, David Claxton said of the event:”Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Aid are central to the products offered by our members. It is fitting that we set out our stall at the UK’s premier event for the emergency services and showcase what we have on offer.”
InfREG is a group of 16 companies which have come together to offer a “One-Stop-Shop” within the DR / HA sector. Spanning the major requirements of shelter, power, lighting, cooling, medical kits, communications, flood protection, and even un-manned aerial surveillance, InfREG offers benefits to both suppliers and procurement officers.
David Claxton continued: “It is a simple fact that small and medium sized companies cannot support the marketing activities achieved by large multi-nationals. However, as a group which pools both its knowledge and contacts we achieve far more than would otherwise be achievable.”
David finished by offering his thoughts on how InfREG will develop as a delivery vehicle into the DR / HA arena. “Imagine the savings in time and effort a Procurement Official could make if, instead of purchasing separately each and every component needed to equip, say, a Field Hospital, a Village School, shelters for a village….that these items were available in a fully integrated kit. This is an approach we (InfREG) wish to engage with stakeholders in the DR / HA sector on. And there is no better starting point that ESS for the conversation to begin.”

Nov 10. Future Artillery: Balancing Future Artillery Effectiveness with Affordability to Drive Forward Indirect Firepower on the Battlefield of Today and Tomorrow. Future Artillery, taking place 23rd – 25th March 2011 at Olympia Conference Centre, London, will gather together the world’s leading artillery experts including representatives from the UK Royal Artillery, US Army, US Marine Corps, Canadian Armed Forces and the Brazilian Army to share knowledge about the latest lessons emerging from Afghan

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