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21st century warfare continues to evolve at a frantic pace; compounding the need for today’s Warfighters to be mentally and physically trained for the challenges they will face in an increasingly asymmetric combat environment.

SMi’s Joint Forces Simulation & Training conference will explore the current training and simulation strategies from the world’s leading military. Combining land and air operations; this conference will assess the joint forces exercises and technologies employed to simulate real warfighting scenarios.





Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility, RAF BENSON

Courtesy of CAE Aircrew Training Services

Further details to be announced. Coach transportation will be available; numbers are limited.

Royal Air Force




Joint Fighter Training

  • Attend and network with key senior experts and decision makers within the global simulation and training industry
  • Learn about the latest technological developments in synthetic and live training
  • Network with senior military officers at the forefront of training and simulation
  • Hear high-level briefings from British Army, US Army, Swedish Air Force, UK Ministry of Defence, Italian Army Aviation, Spanish Army, Czech Army and more...
  • Discuss how Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) solutions can impact joint forces training


Delegate Profiles Include:

  • NATO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Defence Advisor
  • Defence Attaché
  • Simulator Manufactures
  • Business Development Managers
  • Managers Land Combat Systems
  • Plans Policy & Doctrine Staff
  • Academics
  • Heads of Research
  • Program Manager
  • SO1, SO2 & SO3
  • Combat Developer
  • Military Officers - Operational
  • Military Officers - Training HQ
  • Scientific Adviser
  • Project Managers
  • Analysis & Experimentation
  • Land Warfare Centres
  • R&D Head
  • Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Chief of Staff
  • J3 Collective Training
  • Senior Vice President


  • Head of Testing
  • Associate Partner
  • Operations Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Chief Instructor
  • Commandant Training
  • Branch Chief
  • Head of Capability
  • Tactics Development Officer
  • Chief Design Engineer



Companies Represented in 2010 Include:

  • Lockheed Martin 
  • S&T Sweden
  • Bohemia Interactive
  • Serco Defence Science & Technology
  • CAE
  • FMV
  • Fidelity Technologies
  • Training Systems Technology
  • Indra Sistemas
  • Rheinmetall Defence Electronics
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Laser Shot
  • Meggitt Training Systems
  • BAE Systems
  • Praetorian International      
  • RUAG Electronics
  • Inzpire
  • AgustaWestland
  • Cobham Aviation Services
  • General Dynamics
  • Antycip Simulation
  • Logica UK

                            Joint Soldier Training                                          


Feedback from Joint Forces Simulation & Training 2010:

"Superb Conference. Well organised, well executed" - US Army Training and Doctrine Command

"A very good use of time with some excellent presentations and scope for networking" - UK MOD

"The conference was interesting and enjoyable and provided some good networking opportunities" - Joint Helicopter Command, UK MOD

"Informative - a good conference for the simulation community" - NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

"Very nice and professionally operated. Well attended with an impressive list of industry and government leaders" - LASER SHOT


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Mike O'Donoghue CBE FRAes (Ret'd)

Colonel Mike O'Donoghue CBE FRAes (Ret'd), Director & Former Commandant Defence Helicopter Flying School, Odee Consulting

9:05 Special Address from Stephen Ball, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin UK


Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Assistant Director, Transformation,, Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO

  • Achieving the balance between live, virtual and constructive training
  • How do you answer the realism versus the cost effectiveness dilemma?
  • Immersive training
  • How best to harness emerging technologies within the boundaries of a limited procurement process

    Al Potter

    Al Potter, Regional Director UK & Europe, International Market Development, Lockheed Martin UK

  • Brief Product History & Evolution
  • V1 Capability & Future Roadmap
  • Training Applications & Improving Training effectiveness
  • Developer Network Programme & Ecosystem
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Utilizing Simulation for Multiple Training Opportunities

  • The future of dismounted soldier simulation
  • The power of simulation in flight accident investigations
  • Are today's marksmanship and gunnery simulators good enough for weapons qualification?
  • Colonel Francisco Espaillat

    Colonel Francisco Espaillat, Project Manager, Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, PEO STRI, US Army

    Colonel Miciotto Johnson

    Colonel Miciotto Johnson, Capabilities Manager-Virtual (TCM-V), Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), US Army

    11:30 Joint Fires and Surveillance & Target Acquisition

    Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Armstrong

    Lieutenant Colonel Martyn Armstrong, Head of Joint Fires Training and Tri Service lead in VBS2, Royal School of Artillery

    12:10 The Role of Simulation in Delivering Defence Training

  • Exploiting technology – where we are and where we want to be
  • UK MoD simulation organisation and future priorities
  • Common services – the story so far
  • Dr Dai Morris

    Dr Dai Morris, Head of Capability, Joint Training Evaluation and Simulation (JTES), Ministry of Defence, UK

    Andrew Fawkes

    Andrew Fawkes, Deputy Head of Capability JTES Simulation, Ministry of Defence, UK

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    14:05 Multiuser Online Virtual Exercise (MOVE)

    Captain R. Kenneth Crim

    Captain R. Kenneth Crim, Army Joint Training and Education Analyst, US Army Training Support Centre

  • Outline of the MOVE project
  • Using several components to create a Plan, Prepare, Execute, staff trainer
  • The Joint Integrated Mission Model (JIMM)
  • Using MOVE to continuously adapt training in real time
  • 14:45 A Fourth Generation Training Philosophy - Pilot Training in the Swedish Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Persson

    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Persson, Wing Commander Flying, F7 Wing, Swedish Air Force

  • The transformation of the Swedish Air Force training philosophy
  • The concept of training without stress
  • Experience from international Gripen training
  • The way forward
  • 15:25 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 Simulation in Training at the REME Arms School

  • Intro to REME AS - who we are what we teach
  • What are we trying to achieve?
  • How we have applied simulation to our training
  • Where are we going
  • Eric Sullivan

    Eric Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Officer Studies, REME Arms School, MoD, UK

    Major Robert Todd

    Major Robert Todd, Senior Instructor Training Innovation, REME Arms School, MoD, UK

    16:25 Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration

    Major John Heidenreich

    Major John Heidenreich, CWID Section Chief, EUCOM, US Air Force

  • US Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration
  • A venue to identify, investigate and assesses simulators?
  • NATO Coalition Warrior Interoperability Exercise - Overview
  • Simulators supporting NATO and national C4I system interoperability
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One. Followed by Drinks Reception Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Mike O'Donoghue CBE FRAes (Ret'd)

    Colonel Mike O'Donoghue CBE FRAes (Ret'd), Director & Former Commandant Defence Helicopter Flying School, Odee Consulting


    Colonel Dr Jim Blake (Ret'd)

    Colonel Dr Jim Blake (Ret'd), Program Executive Officer, Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), US Army

  • Extending training capabilities for coalition forces
  • Leveraging standards and common components for success
  • Beyond the battlefield: value-added training and capabilities

    David Alan Smith

    David Alan Smith, Chief Innovation Officer, Lockheed Martin UK

    10:40 Morning Coffee


    Dr Randall Hill

    Dr Randall Hill, Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California

    Air Commodore Paddy Teakle

    Air Commodore Paddy Teakle, Assistant Director, Transformation,, Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO

    Colonel Francisco Espaillat

    Colonel Francisco Espaillat, Project Manager, Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, PEO STRI, US Army

    Captain R. Kenneth Crim

    Captain R. Kenneth Crim, Army Joint Training and Education Analyst, US Army Training Support Centre

    11:40 Take Control of Your Training Environment

    Per Gustavsson

    Per Gustavsson, Marketing Manager/Senior Research Scientist, Training and Simulation Business Area Security & Defence Solutions, SAAB

  • Take advantage of integration of existing training systems
  • Challenge to quickly create different solution configurations
  • Demands driven by different levels on information security
  • Current examples of integration
  • 12:20 Improving Dismounted Soldier Training

    Colonel Craig Langhauser

    Colonel Craig Langhauser, Director, Simulation and Training Technology Center, US Army

  • Advanced marksmanship
  • Improving squad training in immersive environments
  • Path to mixed/augmented reality
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:15 Mixed Reality and Dismounted Soldier Training

    Dr Randall Hill

    Dr Randall Hill, Executive Director, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California

  • The role of story telling
  • Virtual human technology
  • Putting it all together: mixed reality technologies and techniques
  • 14:55 Virtual Worlds - Joint Operations Training

    Andrew Dann

    Andrew Dann, International Sales Director, LASER SHOT

  • Using VBS2 for training exercises in Live, Virtual & Constructive (L-V-C) domains
  • Ground forces - convoy, IED defeat & gunnery simulators
  • Amphibious & aerial forces - fire support & Special Operations
  • Integrating the VBS2 Applications into Legacy Training Packages
  • 15:35 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 Desktop Immersive Technologies – A Revolution in Training and Simulation

    David Wortley

    David Wortley, Director, Serious Games Institute

  • What are Desktop Immersive Technologies?
  • Their impact on next generation learning
  • Their role in simulation and training
  • Practical examples
  • Where to find solutions
  • 16:20 Building Training and Simulation Solutions with Reusable COTS Technologies

    Gael  Ramaen

    Gael Ramaen, Training and Simulation Market Analyst, Antycip Simulation

  • COTS approach and reusability concepts
  • Generating efficient scenarios and military doctrines in simulation applications
  • Case study: a training and simulation perspective from the Spanish Army
  • Advantages of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) modelling and simulation software and complimentary solutions
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Military Gaming: Utilising 3D Simulations

    Military Gaming: Utilising 3D Simulations

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    24th January 2011
    London, United Kingdom

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