Upcoming Events

InterComms will be attending the following events throughout 2020

If you would like to find out more about our company or projects please feel free to talk with our representatives at the various events.


Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems

03/06/2020 - 04/06/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group are pleased to announce the fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, which will convene in London on the 3rd and 4th June 2020.
Future Armoured Vehicles 2020 will host a range of briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups from both military and industry leaders to provide a holistic view of the future of armoured vehicles. The conference will explore how new technologies and systems are being integrated to deliver the precision and strike capability required for 21st century operations, equipping you with the strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.

Highlights of FAVWS:

  • Network with leaders from across the world who are shaping and influencing armoured vehicle programmes.
  • Hear briefings from international military leaders such as British Army, U.S. Army, Ukrainian Armed Forces, TNO and the Bundeswehr.
  • Explore the latest technologies, systems and platforms that are revolutionising mechanised warfare, including a dedicated exhibition area showcasing the latest technologies.
  • Return to your office with a set of strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.

For more information please visit:
www.fav-ws.com


Future Soldier Technology USA 2020

08/06/2020 - 10/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the 2nd annual Future Soldier Technology USA Conference and Exhibition taking place in Arlington, Virginia on the 9th-10th June, with a brand-new Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on 8th June 2020.

As the only event dedicated exclusively to dismounted soldier and marine modernization in North America, Future Soldier Technology USA will bring together military leaders and technical experts to address the evolving capability spectrum of dismounted technology of the US Armed Forces.

New for 2020!

1. Situational Awareness Focus Day on the 8th June

The pre-conference focus day will discuss the developments being made that will allow the dismounted soldier to gather, understand and utilize the growing amount of data available to create a more complete operating picture.

2. A special focus on Soldier Lethality and Weapons Systems

The agenda is heavily focused on the technological developments that will serve to enhance soldier lethality. Programs like the Next Generation Squad Weapon and Adaptive Squad Architecture (ASA) are key components to this being discussed.

Key reasons to attend:

  • Participate in the only event in North America focused solely on dismounted Soldier and Marine equipment modernization
  • 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 program managers and solution providers at the very cutting edge of future soldier technology

For more information please visit:
www.futuresoldierusa.com


Military Space USA

08/06/2020 - 10/06/2020
Los Angeles, USA

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the 2nd annual Military Space USA Conference and Exhibition taking place in Los Angeles, on the 9th–10th June, with a brand-new Disruptive Technology Focus Day on the 8th June 2020.

With the US DoD pushing the acquisition of the next generation of space capability up its agenda to stay ahead of near-peer adversaries in what is widely expected to be the next major warfighting domain. Military Space USA will explore how rapid prototyping, requirement setting, and procurement have become keystone policies, now highlighted by programmes such as SMC 2.0 and AFRL’s innovation pitch days.

Register today to meet and network with over 140 attendees, across 6+ hours of breaks including: defence agencies, militaries, governments, disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley along with established industrial primes that lead in the space domain.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn from a variety of AFSPACE stakeholders about the ongoing SMC 2.0 reorganizational efforts and how rapid acquisition is changing approaches to space
  • Listen to key allied partners and explore where opportunities for partnerships moving forward can be developed
  • Explore key topics within the US DoD’s approach to space including SMC 2.0, Accelerator Programmes, Blackjack and more

For more information please visit:
www.milspaceusa.com


Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA

10/06/2020 - 11/06/2020
Arlington, VA, USA

SMi Group proudly presents the 2nd annual Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA conference, taking place on the 10th and 11th June 2020, in Arlington, Virginia USA.

This two-day conference aims to provide unique briefings onto the development and integration of advanced Vehicle Protection Systems. Recent technological innovations, and the limitations of existing passive protection measures, calls for Armed Forces to utilise more effective and efficient forms of survivability systems, to maintain operational capabilities. Future Armored Vehicles: Protection Systems USA 2020 will delve deeper into different and innovative ways to maintain maximum armored vehicle staying power in modern battlespaces through the use of advanced Vehicle and Active Protection Systems (APS).  

As a leading conference focusing on the software developments within vehicle protection systems, delegates can anticipate exclusive updates from leading military and industry experts on the latest in; modular technology, hard/soft kill systems, integrated mission systems and the future of the technology, data management considerations any many more!

Key reasons to attend 2020’s event:

  • The only conference with a unique focus on vehicle protection systems, with particular emphasis on the integration of Modular Active Protection Systems and the software developments that will enhance long-term vehicle survivability.
  • Strong host nation support: Hear key updates from senior US officers from the likes of PEO GCS, GVSC, PEO IEW&S, Army Research Laboratory and more…
  • Emphasis on international speakers: Top military figures from Australian DSTG, British Army, Czech Military Research Institute, Israeli Defence Forces, Turkish MoD and many more will be in attendance.

For registration and event information, visit:
www.fav-aps.com


Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA

22/06/2020 - 23/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia

SMi Group proudly presents the newest addition to our sell-out Unmanned Systems portfolio: Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) USA, taking place in Arlington this June.

With near-peer adversaries aggressively pursuing RAS development, the US DoD is investing heavily in land robotics which are becoming ever more crucial for gaining overmatch in possible high-intensity conflict. These added investments in advanced technologies will increase Warfighter lethality, transform situational awareness and remove soldiers from dangerous situations.

Key reasons to attend:

  1. Building on the success of our multi-year Military RAS conference in the UK, meet and network with the world’s leading robotics experts and integrators from military, industry and academia
  2. Hear the latest updates on the US DoD’s land robotics programmes, including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle and the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport
  3. Discover the latest in RAS technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field
  4. Learn from pioneers at the forefront of robotics development, including the Army Research Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, and Virginia Tech

As the newest and most exciting US-based conference specifically dedicated to military robotics in the land environment, the two-day event will provide a global meeting point for the US ground robotics community, key allied partners, and RAS thought leaders to explore new opportunities and challenges in this rapidly changing field.

Key topics to be discussed include: updates on leading US RAS programs and from key international allies, autonomy for military systems, both for lethal and non-lethal applications, mobility of military robots over challenging and hostile terrain, integration of RAS into existing ground formations from the squad up to and including the task-force level, and overall US DoD RAS development direction, strategy, and concept of operations and more.

For more information please visit:
www.roboticsautonomous-usa.com


MilSatCom USA 2020

24/06/2020 - 25/06/2020
Arlington, Virginia, USA

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the 5th annual MilSatCom USA conference will return to Arlington, Virginia, on the 24th and 25th of June 2020.

We are holding this conference at a time when the US space sector is adjusting to the new US Space Force, takes forward the WGS-11 program, and invests further in LEO programs (such as Blackjack) and COMSATCOM integration. Given this, the SATCOM industry has lots of opportunities for investment and development.

MilSatCom USA will bring together military and government leaders, both from the US and from key allies, and major industry SATCOM providers to explore MILSATCOM in depth. Topics being discussed include emerging US Space policy, SATCOM resiliency and redundancy, partnership and collaboration between nations and organisations, and expeditionary SATCOM for the Warfighter.

Highlights of MilSatCom USA 2020:

  • Meet and network with SATCOM stakeholders from the DoD, including the USAF, USN, US Army, US COCOMS, NRL, AFRL and DISA
  • Hear the latest updates on the US DoD’s SATCOM programmes, such as Iridium, WGS, AEHF, MUOS, Blackjack and MOUs with partner nations
  • Discover the latest in SATCOM technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field
  • Explore greater opportunities for collaboration and partnership, both between allied partners and within the DoD

For more information please visit:
www.milsatcom-usa.com


Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2020

01/09/2020 - 02/09/2020
Budapest, Hungary

SMi Group are delighted to present the 6th annual Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe! This year, the awaited event will return to Budapest, Hungary on the 1st and 2nd September 2020 where delegates will be given a fantastic opportunity to hear from key military figures and government personnel.

Key topics to be discussed: modernisation programmes, readiness of regional rotary fleets, procurement goals, national security, operations and interoperability, platform and programme upgrades, and much more.

The two-day conference will be expected to have the widest European nations, where key industry players such as Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Sikorsky and many more are anticipated to attend! There will also be strong host nation representation from the Hungarian Forces as well as other senior military experts from the Central and Eastern European region.

Benefits of attending 2020’s event:

  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe
  • A unique focus on multipurpose helicopter technology and joint force interoperability
  • High level panel discussions involving technical managers and project engineers from established military organisations.
  • Informal networking time so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional helicopter programmes today

As the only conference that specialises in rotary systems in the Central and Eastern Europe region, join us and hear from an international speaker line-up, which includes Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, many more!

For more information please visit:
www.futurehelicopter.co.uk


Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

02/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
London, UK

The UK MoD has recognised the potential of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS), with a new multi-million-pound Transformation Fund to fast-track military robotic projects onto the battlefield this year. Enhanced RAS systems enable militaries to see more, understand more, cover a greater area and be more lethal, these game-changing capabilities are increasingly important in today’s digital battlespace.

The conference will revolve around the British Army’s five RAS priorities of situational awareness, lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability and sustainability, as well as cover other main themes such as counter-IED, deep learning, AI, international cooperation, and communication systems.

Highlights for 2020:

  • The leading event in Europe for senior RAS decision-makers, operators and experts
  • New for 2020: focus on Robotic Platoon Vehicles, autonomy and manned/unmanned teaming; new speakers from the UK, US, Estonia, Sweden and Australia
  • Hear the latest updates on the UK Ministry of Defence’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems programmes with a dedicated panel discussion on UK RAS modernisation
  • Discover the latest in RAS technology and find new products, techniques and opportunities in this dynamic field

As the only event specifically dedicated to robotics in the land environment, Military RAS 2020 is the ideal platform to meet the most informed and renowned experts in the field of autonomous and robotic technologies. Attend the two-day conference and understand the rapidly expanding role of military robots within the modern battlespace with insights from first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.robotics-autonomous.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness

02/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
London, UK

In an increasingly complex and congested digital battlespace, the need to provide near real-time information on the whereabouts of an adversary’s location and intent, using enhanced situational awareness capabilities, is vital in aiding armoured units to respond quickly to incoming threats. It is therefore imperative for our defence forces to have a greater understanding of the capabilities available, to enhance both combat effectiveness and the survivability of the vehicle.

SMi Group proudly presents the fifth annual conference in the sell-out portfolio of Armoured Vehicle events: Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2020, the leading conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on C2, C4i, sensors, optronics and vehicle architecture.

The 2020 event invites not only military programme managers, operational commanders and leading engineers, but will also provide the perfect platform for both operational users and industry to share their insights on the latest systems and sub-systems, providing greater awareness of existing capabilities and future requirements.

Highlights for 2020

  • Hear the latest host nation capability updates from the British Armour Centre, Joint Forces Command, DSTL and DE&S
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as General Dynamics European Land Systems, Patria Land, Thales, Diehl Defence, SAAB Barracuda, BAE and General Dynamics UK
  • New focuses: sensor networks, signature management and integration of unmanned assets
  • Explore land force interoperability and training requirements for enhanced joint fires during coalition operations

Key topics will include: vetronic architectures, communications, CIS capabilities, battle management systems, acoustic sensors, optronics, crew displays, active protection, defensive aid suites and mobile camouflage systems.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.armouredvehicles-sa.com


Defence Exports 2020

16/09/2020 - 17/09/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the fifteenth annual Defence Exports conference will convene on 16th – 17th September 2020 in London – a prime location for international defence trade.

As one of the leading global defence exports conferences, this meeting will provide an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals and government officials to discuss global defence trade compliance in depth.

There is a need for effective strategies that will optimise efficiency in global defence trade compliance – Defence Exports 2020 will explore this challenge and examine how a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented.

Key highlights:

  • Listen to senior briefings on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Agreement
  • Meet and network with leading lawyers, compliance experts, government officials and industry representatives from across the globe
  • Discuss how a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented
  • Discover practical guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance

Early bird discounts:
Register by 29th May to save £200
Register by 30th June to save £100

For more information please visit:
www.defence-exports.com


Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems

23/09/2020 - 24/09/2020
London, UK

As the shift from traditional power packs towards alternative means of vehicle propulsion accelerates, and armed forces around the world begin to embrace innovative solutions to armoured vehicle mobility, powertrain and power management considerations have never been so important.

SMi Group proudly presents the newest addition to our sell-out Armoured Vehicles events portfolio: Future Armoured Vehicles Power Systems 2020, the only conference for armoured vehicle experts focused on vehicle power and propulsion systems.

Highlights for 2020:

  • Explore how technological advances will enhance overall performance for future armoured vehicles, as platform electrification moves closer to reality, and software developments allow for superior survivability, mobility and situational awareness capabilities
  • Listen to key host-nation decision makers representing the British Army, DSTL, and UK industry who are driving innovation in armoured vehicle propulsion
  • Network with key OEMs and System Integrators such as; RBSL, BAE Systems Hägglunds, QinetiQ, and General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • Understand the opportunities for industry to engage in the future of armoured vehicle propulsion, with the UK and international partners continuing to develop innovative technology at a rapid rate

Discuss a diverse range of topics including; platform electrification, hybrid fuel-cells and hybrid-electric drive, maintaining the operability of increasingly power-sensitive systems, enhancing situational awareness, survivability and lethality through more effective APUs, and many more.

Early bird discounts:
Book by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

Register online at:
www.fav-powersystems.com


UAV Technology

28/09/2020 - 29/09/2020
London, UK

Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly taking their place as indispensable assets to the modern military: whether as long range ISR assets, remote combat UAS, soldier-launched tactical systems, or “wingmen” for manned aircraft, UAVs are now a reality of warfare. With this in mind, SMi Group proudly presents the 5th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on the 28th – 29th September 2020, in London, UK.

As investment continues to grow to reflect the increasing reliance on unmanned assets, there has never been a more important time to explore the latest technology, trends and developments in unmanned aerial systems. As the leading conference in Europe concentrating on UAVs, SMi’s 2020 UAV Technology conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Delegates can anticipate that this year’s event will address key topics such as long range ISR capabilities, wingmen programmes, regulation, counter-UAS technology and many more!

Key reasons to attend:

  • Meet and network with leaders in UAV technology from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception, at the leading event in Europe on UAVs.
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading UAV programme managers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of unmanned aerial systems
  • Discover cutting-edge UAV technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

The 2020 event will comprise of a wide variety of attendees such as programme managers, requirement planners, operational users and industry technical experts to share their knowledge and experiences with UAV technologies.

Early bird discounts:
Book by May 29th to save £300!
Book by June 30th to save £200!

For more information please visit:
www.uav-technology.org


Defence Safety Conference 2020

05/10/2020 - 06/10/2020
London, United Kingdom

SMi Group's Defence Safety Conference will return to London for its third year on 5th – 6th October 2020.

Supported by the UK MoD Defence Safety Authority, this event will explore the safe delivery of defence capabilities across the land, air and maritime domains to provide a holistic overview of safety within the military.

As the only event solely dedicated to enhancing defence safety, the conference is unparalleled in its ability to bring together senior safety practitioners from across the globe to discuss the protection of lives and capability.

Key highlights:

  • Hear senior briefings from military personnel, duty holders, regulators and operators from the land, air and maritime domains
  • Discuss strategies to enhance the protection of lives and capability while maintaining operational effectiveness
  • Uncover new systems and technologies that will optimise your military safety processes
  • Meet and network with military stakeholders and international experts within defence safety from around the world

For more information or to register, visit:
www.defencesafety.com


Air Mission Planning and Support

06/10/2020 - 07/10/2020
London, UK

SMi Group are delighted to announce the 11th Air Mission Planning and Support conference, which will return to London on the 6th - 7th October 2020.

This year’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference is expected to be the biggest year yet. Following the success of the preceding year, the two-day agenda will have a particular focus on maximising air power and the technological innovations that will impact on current dynamic challenges.

What are the themes for this event?

 The event will be exploring themes of technologies, integration and future platforms to take Air Mission Planning into the next generation, providing agile end to end mission support. Air Mission Planning will also include briefs concentrating on a number of topics, ranging from data management to 5th generation integration, from cyber security to multi-domain operations and more. The above topics and newly introduced components represent critical developments and military assets that will radically improve air capabilities in the present and future.

Key Reasons to Attend Air Mission Planning and Support 2020: 

  • The only conference on air mission support and planning covering all areas such as fast-jet, heavy-lift, rotary perspectives and many more!
  • Highlighting the technological aspects integrated into next generation mission support – subsequently providing an in-depth insight on the innovative and cutting-edge solutions.
  • More international speakers than ever before, from leading air systems development and procurement

For more information please visit:
www.airmissionplanning.co.uk


Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe

12/10/2020 - 13/10/2020
Prague, Czech Republic

The 6th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to Prague, Czech Republic on the 12th and 13th October 2020.

With regional nations overhauling their legacy equipment to bring their combat vehicles in line with current allied capabilities, Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2020 will provide a critical insight into what requirements are being pursued by regional armed forces, reinforcing interoperability and cooperation.

Gathering senior representatives from around the world to examine doctrine for ground forces including how nations are training, manoeuvring and supplying their forces in the field.

Key reasons to attend:

  • This is Central and Eastern Europe's most focused armoured vehicles meeting, where you can hear exclusive keynote briefings delivered by senior military officers in national modernisation programmes.
  • 5+ hours of informal networking for key decision makers to share their goals with industry and enhancing engagement in national defence projects.
  • International audience – last year's event attracted over 120 attendees from: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the US.
  • Learn about the regional focuses for adopting and integrating new capabilities.

For more information please visit:
www.futurearmouredvehicles.com


Future Forces Exhibition 2020

21/10/2020 - 23/10/2020
Prague, Czech Republic

International exhibition and expert events on the latest trends and technologies in defence and security. All events are primarily focused on the presentation of current and future needs of the NATO & partner countries’ armed and security forces, state-of-the-art technologies and R&D programs with interactions between all involved participants due to the interconnected topics. Both the exhibition and forum are also attended by members of the NATO and EU working groups that are having official annual meetings within the FFF programme. The groups’ aim is enhancing industry cooperation in order to fulfil the allied countries’ objectives.

Main Events & Conferences Topics:

  • Future Forces Exhibition
  • Military Logistics, Land Forces Equipment & Support
  • Soldier, Special Forces and Law Enforcement Individual Systems
  • CBRN & Medical Civil-Military Cooperation and Crisis Preparedness
  • Unmanned, Autonomous & Robotic Systems
  • Modelling  & Simulation
  • Cyber Defence & Security, Biometrics
  • Official NATO Working Groups‘ Sessions

For more information please visit:
www.future-forces-forum.org


Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology

24/11/2020 - 26/11/2020
London, UK

Unmanned systems are becoming an increasingly essential part of the world’s fleets as modern navies seek new ways to complete dangerous tasks faster, easier, and with fewer sailors and marines in harm’s way. To enable this, leading navies have recently been increasing their investment in unmanned technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

SMi Group are pleased to announce the return of Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST), taking place in London on the 24th and 25th November 2020, for its fourth successful year.

Highlights for 2020:

  • Only event with a holistic focus on unmanned naval systems across the air, surface and undersea domains
  • Strong support from the Royal Navy, including the ACNS Capability (Rear Admiral Andrew Burns RN OBE) and Director NavyX (Captain Chris Ling RN)
  • Comprehensive discussions on the UK’s UMS development pipeline
  • Updates from high-level planners from international navies, including the US, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, NATO and the Netherlands

Key topics to be discussed include: Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations, updates on key unmanned platform programmes, the future of unmanned capabilities in the Royal Navy (including a dedicated panel), preparing and supporting unmanned systems for operations, UMS interoperability initiatives, unmanned hydrography and oceanography, and many more.

As the world’s leading event, UMST 2020 will provide a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for the naval unmanned systems community.

Early bird discounts:
Boo by 29th May 2020 to save £300
Book by 30th June 2020 to save £200

For more information please visit:
www.umsconference.com


DEFEA - Defence Exhibition Athens

11/05/2021 - 13/05/2021
Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece

Α high-profile international defence exhibition where International companies will present land, naval, aerospace, national and cyber security defence systems. DEFEA will take place 11th to 13th of May 2021 and is under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence - General Directorate for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDDIA) with the support of Hellenic Manufacturers Association of Defence Material and is organised by ROTA Exhibitions Greece.

For more information please visit:
defea.gr

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