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Leonardo to Sponsor Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems Conference in June.

London, United Kingdom, April 11, 2018 --( SMi is thrilled to announce that this year's 3rd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference is proudly sponsored by Leonardo.

Leonardo is amongst the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security operating globally, and leveraging on its breadth of technology and capability and product leadership.

With key industrial presence in the US, the UK, Italy, and Poland, Leonardo benefits of a major network of strategic partnerships across the world. Leonardo is a world leader in the development of weapon technologies and lethal systems. It leads the way in man-machine interface and technology integration to maximise effectiveness of lethal systems.

Examples of cutting-edge technologies developed include: Remotely Operated Overhead Weapon Station (OWS), Lightweight Common Remote Operated Weapon Station (CROWS), Multipurpose Weapon Station, a Three-man, Power Operated Turret and a Two-man, Power Operated Turret incorporating Man Machine Interface (MMI) (Leonardo).

Leonardo will be sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at the conference taking place on 5th and 6th June in London.

In the news - BAE Systems demos 40mm cannon as option for US Army combat vehicles.

BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated its 40mm cannon for the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia, as the service considers future lethality upgrades — particularly to its Stryker combat vehicle.

The Army is in the market to up-gun its Stryker vehicles and boost lethality across its fleet of tracked and wheeled vehicles. The service recently fielded a Stryker with a 30mm cannon — the Infantry Carrier Vehicle—Dragoon — to Europe to be tested by the 2nd Cavalry Regiment ahead of a decision on whether to add similar lethality across the Stryker fleet.

BAE Systems has spent years developing the 40mm cannon and is fielding it to the British Army. The system is at a technology readiness level of nine (Defense News).

Network with BAE Systems, the US Army and the British Army at the event in June over 6+ hours. BAE Systems will be attending the conference and the British Army and the US Army will both be presenting:

"Successes Collaboratively Developing Mechanised Firepower Through 40mm Cased Ammunition" - Lieutenant Colonel Martin French, SO1 Lethality / 40mm CTCA Programme Manager, British Army

"Delivering the Firepower of the Future Through the Future Fighting Vehicle" - Colonel James Schirmer, Project Manager, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army

"Requirements and Concepts for our Next Generation Combat Vehicle" - Colonel Gerald Boston, Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Functional Team, MCoE, US Army

"Progress on Enhancing the Abrams Main Battle Tank for the Requirements of the 21st Century" - Lieutenant Colonel Justin Shell, Product Manager for Abrams Main Battle Tank, US Army

"US Army Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems" - Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director for Mounted Requirements, US Army

"Supporting Military Operational Requirements by Delivering the Next Generation of Direct Fire Ammunition for US Army Fighting Vehicles" - Mr Tom Coradeschi, Project Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, US Army

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There is currently a [pounds sterling]100 early bird discount for bookings made by 30th April visit for more details.

Future Armoured Vehicle Weapon Systems

5th and 6th June 2018

London, UK

For sponsorship and exhibition queries, please contact Justin Predescu at For delegate queries, please contact James Hitchen at For media queries, please contact Natasha Boumediene at

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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