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SMi Group is delighted to announce the 6th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place on the 27th and 28th September 2021.

Unmanned aerial systems have become one of the most researched and pursued military technologies from the past decade and the market for drones and UAVs has grown exponentially. Their capabilities have advanced with the shifting of operational requirements, whether it be with ISR assets for long range reconnaissance missions, soldier-born battlefield awareness mini UAS or for remotely piloted combat drones for precision strikes. Demand for these indispensable capabilities has led to further development and the advancement of their technical abilities.

UAVs are paving the way for the future of aerial warfare and this year's conference is where you can witness it all happen. UAV Technology 2021 is the leading international forum dedicated towards the development of unmanned aerial systems, allowing for essential dialogue between military, industry and academia.

The conference will include presentations ranging from multi-national UAV development programmes, certification and regulation, Counter UAS/UAV technology, Stealth technology, the latest in drone R&D and future force design using these hi-tech military assets. We at SMi, look forward to welcoming the global UAV community to this leading conference to maintain dialogue, share ground-breaking ideas and furthering the concept of modern warfare.

UAV Technology 2021 is the foremost global meeting point for the UAV community. At this conference, you will hear from international UAV programme managers, leading industry experts and senior military officers using RPASs and UAVs, and learn about the future vision for unmanned capability development. Join us for a two-day conference where you will hear about the laterst procurment aquisition programmes, technological developments from indusrty and research and leave with a plan for your countries future UAV development. 

Armada; AYR Aviation Ltd; Black Diamond Advanced Technology; British Army; Collins Aerospace; Combat Capabilities Development Command – Atlantic (CCDC-ATL)/Army Futures Command (AFC); Cranfield University; Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization; Defence Equipment and Support; Defense Post; EDF; Embassy of France ; Embassy of Ukraine; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support; Fizoptika; FN Herstal; French MoD; Frontex Unit; General Atomics; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc; High Commission of India; IHS Markit; Infantry Trials and Development Unit; Leite Innovative Solutions, Lda; Leonardo; MAB2 MoD; Marshall Aerospace Defence Group; Mynaric AG; NAGSF; NATO AGSMA; NATO AIRCOM; Naval Postgraduate School; Netherlands MoD; Polish Armed Forces; Portuguese Army; Portuguese Navy; Radionor Communications; RAF Air Command, ISTAR Cap Del; RAF Waddington; Robin Radar Systems BV; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Safran; Schiebel Technology, Inc.; SENER AEROESPACIAL; Teleplan Globe AS; Transport Canada; U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; US Air Force Office of Scientific Research ; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command; USAF;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

9:00 Securing the Future of NATO’s Sovereign ISR Capabilities with the NATO Allied Ground Surveillance Force

Brigadier General Houston Cantwell

Brigadier General Houston Cantwell, Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

• A breakdown of the AGS system project and progress towards full NATO integration
• Interoperability measures for developing a multi-national ISR UAV system
• AGS system mechanics to provide in-theatre situational awareness to ground commanders
• The next steps in the NSPA sustainment contract and the future of UAVs in NATO air operations

9:30 Fly, Find, Fight: The Watchkeeper RPAS ISTAR Capability to 2030

• The Watchkeeper’s ISTAR capabilities and future capability pathway
• Land ISTAR integration and PED
• Multi-role mission capabilities through a modular design
• Working with the regulator to achieve freedoms
• Evolving dynamic risk management

Colonel Gavin Rundle

Colonel Gavin Rundle, Commander Watchkeeper Force, British Army

Major Alex Glynn

Major Alex Glynn, Senior Operator, Watchkeeper Force, British Army

10:00 An Overview of Leonardo Unmanned Aerial Solutions

• A comprehensive solutions from the vehicles to the sensors
• Falco Family: a success story
• AWHERO: The military grade Tactical RUAS
• Skydweller: the high capacity Solar Drone

Mr Luca Bellomo

Mr Luca Bellomo, Head of Aerial Unmanned Operations, Leonardo

Mr Nicola Toniazzi

Mr Nicola Toniazzi, Business Innovation, Leonardo

Mr Louis Wilson-chalon

Mr Louis Wilson-chalon, Maritime Capability Development Manager, Leonardo

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Future of the Royal Air Force’s RPAS Capabilities – The Protector

Wing Commander Neil Hallett

Wing Commander Neil Hallett, PM Remote Piloted Air Systems Protector and Reaper, Royal Air Force

• An overview of the Protector RPAS capabilities and how these capabilities will strengthen the operational requirements of the RAF
• The next steps of the integration and implementation of the Protector system into the RAF
• Objectives and early results from the 2021 Protector demonstrations
• UK Defence Industry engagement with developing the Protector RPAS

11:30 Laser Communication – An Alternative to RF Communication in Disaster and Security Scenarios

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) make significant contributions to the war fighting capability of operational forces. The presentation will expand on the technology and serial production of free-space optical laser communication terminals and its role in providing wireless, high-speed, secure backbone connectivity that is a core requirement for any governmental and defence organisation.

• Advantages of Laser Communication in comparison to RF Communication
• Information Transfer between flying platforms and the ground
• Laser communication beams, data security & resistance to tapping
• Size, weight and power
• Frequency coordination and regulation

Ms Tina Ghataore

Ms Tina Ghataore, President Mynaric USA CCO, Mynaric AG

12:00 MQ-9B – Australia’s First Armed MALE RPAS

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan, Detachment Commander, Project Air 7003 Resident Project Team, Royal Australian Air Force

• Current UAV systems used by the RAAF and their future capabilities – The MQ-4C Triton and the MQ-9B SkyGuardian
• Workforce – Preparing for future UAV integration with the right people, training and facilities
• Training and simulation exercises to develop the next wave of the RAAF’s UAV operators.
• Utilising RPAS to dominate contested Grey Zone activities
• The next steps for integrating the MQ-9B SkyGuardian into the RAAF by 2022

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Panel Discussion: Exploring Innovative UAV Capabilities and their Impact on Military Operations

• What are the key driving technologies for UAV development
• How these technologies benefit future military operations
• Optimising the relationship between industry and military – What tools and strategies are in place to utilise the industry’s expertise for the end user?
• Understanding the challenges moving forward for UAV development and integration

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

Colonel Gavin Rundle

Colonel Gavin Rundle, Commander Watchkeeper Force, British Army

Wing Commander Neil Hallett

Wing Commander Neil Hallett, PM Remote Piloted Air Systems Protector and Reaper, Royal Air Force

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan, Detachment Commander, Project Air 7003 Resident Project Team, Royal Australian Air Force

Warrant Officer Joshua Rooney

Warrant Officer Joshua Rooney, AIR7003 Resident Project Team MQ-9 SME, Royal Australian Air Force

Mr Luca Bellomo

Mr Luca Bellomo, Head of Aerial Unmanned Operations, Leonardo

14:00 PBS Velka Bites – Producer of ITAR Free Aircraft Systems and Devices

• Turbine engines for UAV, UCAV, and remote carriers
• APU & ECS for trainer jets and helicopters
• PBS TJ80M and PBS TJ150P modified turbojet engines

Mr Vilem Juran

Mr Vilem Juran, Regional Sales Manager, Velka Bites

Mr Vojtech Vrba

Mr Vojtech Vrba, Regional Sales Manager, PBS Velka Bites

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Drones in the Arctic – The Danish Perspective

Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl, Branch Chief UAS Branch, Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization

• An overview of Denmark’s UAV capabilities
• Maintaining overmatch against the threat of Russian UAVs in the Arctic
• Challenges to operating UAVs in Arctic environment
• Future operational capabilities for UAVs in the Arctic

15:30 Supporting Ground Operations for the German Military – The HERON 1 MALE UAV

Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst, Program Director UAS, BAAINBw (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information und Nutzung der Bundeswehr)

• An assessment of the HERON 1 MALE UAV platform
• Maintaining good relations and cooperation with OEMs to provide in-service support for RPAS
• A word on overcoming challenges surrounding RPAS development, including certification acquisition
• The next step in further combat UAV integration into the German Military

16:00 Expanding the Military Capabilities of the Royal Canadian Air Force with the Integration of RPAS

Lieutenant Colonel Julien Letarte

Lieutenant Colonel Julien Letarte, RPAS Program Director, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)

• Where are we in the five-stage development of the RPAS Project?
• Once completed, what will be the UAV/RPAS capabilities of the RCAF?
• An outline of the critical role of the RPAS in Canadian defence
• Challenges to future integration and development of RPAS

16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

9:00 Guard With Power – The MQ-9 Capabilities of the USAF’s 25th Attack Group

Colonel Timothy Monroe

Colonel Timothy Monroe, Commander, 25th Attack Group, United States Air Force

• The 25th Attack Group’s mission and structure
• Operational UAV capabilities of the 25th Attack Group
• Training and simulation to develop effective UAV operators
• Future operational requirements for USAF UAV missions

9:30 The Operational ISR Capabilities of the USAF 319th Reconnaissance Wing

Lieutenant Colonel David Hind

Lieutenant Colonel David Hind, Commander, 7th Reconnaissance Squadron, 319th Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force

• The history and organization of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing
• An overview of the RQ-4 Global Hawk and its ISR capabilities
• Providing 24/7 global continuity for C2 in support of the US Armed Forces – Technological requirements and benefits to the warfighter
• Understanding the ‘enhanced-use leasing initiative’ and creating partnerships with community and industry professionals
• Future training and technological requirements to maintaining operational readiness

10:00 Transforming the Spanish Armed Forces through UAV Acquisition and Integration Programmes

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan, Head of RPAS Office Programme, National Armament Directorate (Spanish Minister of Defence)

• The Armed Forces’ UAV desired goals to meet operational requirements
• Lesson Learned in UAV acquisition and future UAV integration strategies (MQ-9, EUROMALE)
• An update on the SiRTAP Joint MALE RPAS Development Programme

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Panel Discussion: Achieving Overmatch on Multi-National Military Operations Using UAV Technology

• How are your organisations utilising current UAV technology to enhance military operations?
• What are the key UAV technologies and capabilities being developed which will enhance military operations?
• UAV Integration – What steps are being taken to integrate RPAS into the skies of your home nations?
• Final thoughts – How are allied nations collaborating towards UAV development?

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

Colonel Timothy Monroe

Colonel Timothy Monroe, Commander, 25th Attack Group, United States Air Force

Colonel Paul Hughes

Colonel Paul Hughes, RPAS Strategic Chief Engineer and TAA, Defence Equipment and Support

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan, Head of RPAS Office Programme, National Armament Directorate (Spanish Minister of Defence)

11:30 The UK Approach to Certifying Military RPAS with a Focus on Protector

Colonel Paul Hughes

Colonel Paul Hughes, RPAS Strategic Chief Engineer and TAA, Defence Equipment and Support

• A review of tailoring certification to class of RPAS
• An overview of the UK Military Aircraft Certification Process (MACP)
• An update on the Protector MQ-9B RPAS Certification Programme
• ‘International by Design’ – multi-national certification for other MQ-9B Users
• Robust testing and experimentation – How the DE&S and its military partners enable comprehensive testing and experimentation

12:00 Delivering Critical ISR Capabilities with The Hermes 900 UAV

Colonel Manuel Dubs

Colonel Manuel Dubs, Commander of the 84th RPAS Command, Swiss Air Force

• On the way to "ADS 15" (overview HERMES 900 program)
• Concept of operation of the HERMES 900
• Aspects of airspace integration of the HERMES 900
• Aspects of the ISR process / image transmission
• Overview Mini UAV program of the Swiss Armed Forces

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 The Human Dimension of UAV Operations

Mr Andy Fawkes

Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

• The Human Challenges of Automation and Remote Operation
• The Role of Simulation in Support of UAV Development and Operations
• The Future Role of Humans in UAV Operations?

14:00 Overcoming the UAS Threat and Protecting Mobile Military Assets

Colonel Alessio Gronchi

Colonel Alessio Gronchi, Director, Italian Joint Operations HQ

• C-UAS projects of the C-M/M UAS COE
• Kinetic versus electronic methods of disabling UAS threats
• Means of locating the operator of hostile UAS
• The future of the C-M/M UAS COE and technological requirements

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Developing Innovative Non-Kinetic C-UAS Capabilities - The Ninja System

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like, Deputy C-sUAS Lead, US Air Force Research Laboratory

• The Ninja System – Operational capabilities
• Advantages to ‘Soft Kill’, communication disruptive technology over ‘Hard Kill’ options
• Designing and testing an original C-UAS system for targeting multiple hostile systems
• Challenges for C-UAS systems and how the Ninja system overcomes them

15:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Houston Cantwell

Brigadier General Houston Cantwell

Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
Colonel Alessio Gronchi

Colonel Alessio Gronchi

Director, Italian Joint Operations HQ
Colonel Gavin Rundle

Colonel Gavin Rundle

Commander Watchkeeper Force, British Army
Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Head of RPAS Office Programme, National Armament Directorate (Spanish Minister of Defence)
Colonel Manuel Dubs

Colonel Manuel Dubs

Commander of the 84th RPAS Command, Swiss Air Force
Colonel Paul Hughes

Colonel Paul Hughes

RPAS Strategic Chief Engineer and TAA, Defence Equipment and Support
Colonel Timothy Monroe

Colonel Timothy Monroe

Commander, 25th Attack Group, United States Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

Program Director UAS, BAAINBw (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information und Nutzung der Bundeswehr)
Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

Branch Chief UAS Branch, Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization
Wing Commander Neil Hallett

Wing Commander Neil Hallett

PM Remote Piloted Air Systems Protector and Reaper, Royal Air Force

Brigadier General Houston Cantwell

Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
Brigadier General Houston Cantwell

Colonel Alessio Gronchi

Director, Italian Joint Operations HQ
Colonel Alessio Gronchi

Colonel Gavin Rundle

Commander Watchkeeper Force, British Army
Colonel Gavin Rundle

Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Head of RPAS Office Programme, National Armament Directorate (Spanish Minister of Defence)
Colonel Manuel AROCA Corbalan

Colonel Manuel Dubs

Commander of the 84th RPAS Command, Swiss Air Force
Colonel Manuel Dubs

Colonel Paul Hughes

RPAS Strategic Chief Engineer and TAA, Defence Equipment and Support
Colonel Paul Hughes

Colonel Timothy Monroe

Commander, 25th Attack Group, United States Air Force
Colonel Timothy Monroe

Lieutenant Colonel David Hind

Commander, 7th Reconnaissance Squadron, 319th Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel David Hind

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

Deputy C-sUAS Lead, US Air Force Research Laboratory
Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

Lieutenant Colonel Julien Letarte

RPAS Program Director, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Lieutenant Colonel Julien Letarte

Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

Program Director UAS, BAAINBw (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information und Nutzung der Bundeswehr)
Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

Major Alex Glynn

Senior Operator, Watchkeeper Force, British Army
Major Alex Glynn

Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

Branch Chief UAS Branch, Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization
Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

Mr Andy Fawkes

Director, Thinke Company Ltd
Mr Andy Fawkes

Mr Bogdan Horvat

Executive Officer, NATO AGSMA
Mr Bogdan Horvat

Mr Louis Wilson-chalon

Maritime Capability Development Manager, Leonardo
Mr Louis Wilson-chalon

Mr Luca Bellomo

Head of Aerial Unmanned Operations, Leonardo
Mr Luca Bellomo

Mr Nicola Toniazzi

Business Innovation, Leonardo
Mr Nicola Toniazzi

Mr Tony Reeves

Director, Level 7 Expertise Ltd
Mr Tony Reeves

Mr Vilem Juran

Regional Sales Manager, Velka Bites
Mr Vilem Juran

Mr Vojtech Vrba

Regional Sales Manager, PBS Velka Bites
Mr Vojtech Vrba

Ms Tina Ghataore

President Mynaric USA CCO, Mynaric AG
Ms Tina Ghataore

Warrant Officer Joshua Rooney

AIR7003 Resident Project Team MQ-9 SME, Royal Australian Air Force
Warrant Officer Joshua Rooney

Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan

Detachment Commander, Project Air 7003 Resident Project Team, Royal Australian Air Force
Wing Commander Jonathan McMullan

Wing Commander Neil Hallett

PM Remote Piloted Air Systems Protector and Reaper, Royal Air Force
Wing Commander Neil Hallett

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Interview with Brigadier General Houston Cantwell, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

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Mynaric

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https://mynaric.com/

Laser Communication. Made scalable. The world is on the brink of a radical change in telecommunications and laser communication is the technology that can meet the growing bandwidth requirements. Mynaric is a high-volume manufacturer of secure, quickly deployable, large bandwidth, optical communications products to interconnect satellites, Unmanned Aerial Systems, aircraft, or high-altitude platforms with each other or with the ground. Our space and air terminals are serially produced ensuring reduced costs and allowing for large scale deployment with short lead times. Laser communication products allow high data transmission rates and long link distances with up to 7,500 km at data rates of multiple Gigabit per second. Laser communication is highly resistant to interference and manipulation and not susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI). No frequency coordination by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) or FCC (Federal Communications Commission) required. Learn more about our technology and products during our presentation on day 1 of the conference.


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PBS Velka Bites has more than 20 years of experience in the development and production of small turbine engines. Our flagship product is the world-renowned PBS TJ100 turbojet engine, which excels with its thrust-to-weight ratio of 1,250 N to 19.5 kg. However, the PBS engine product family covers a wide thrust range, from 395 to 1,500 N. All PBS engines come in a compact design with the possibility of further modification to meet the requirements of each customer. Our propulsion units are meant mainly for UAVs, especially target drones, remote carriers, and disposable applications.

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Epicos

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Asian Military Review

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Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


21st Century Asian Arms Race

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21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


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Counter-IED

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http://counteriedreport.com/

The Counter-IED Report is a specialist publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. For more information please visit website: www.counteriedreport.com


Army Technology

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http://www.army-technology.com

Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


The UAV Digest

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http://www.theuavdigest.com/

The UAV Digest is a weekly audio program devoted to unmanned aerial vehicles and systems. Each episode features a discussion of the latest industry developments and trends for both commercial and recreational uses of drones: • Regulatory developments • Research and development activity • Drone technology advancements • Emerging applications for unmanned aircraft • Integration into the manned airspace The UAV Digest examines the expanding applications for UAS, including: precision agriculture, photography and videography, structure inspection, search and rescue, first response, law enforcement, package delivery, mapping and surveying, oil and gas, and many others. The UAV Digest is targeted to an international audience of: • Commercial drone operators • Entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry • Serious UAV enthusiasts • Educators and students • Aircraft, component, and software suppliers • Manned aircraft pilots • Builders and hobbyists • Other stakeholders in this growing industry The UAV Digest thirty-minute, on-demand podcast made its debut in 2013, and was created by David Vanderhoof and Max Flight from the popular and highly regarded Airplane Geeks podcast. To listen, visit theUAVdigest.com, or subscribe in iTunes, Google Play, or through your iOS or Android podcast app.


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Armada International

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ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


My Dear Drone

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Drone Nodes

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Drone Nodes is online communication platform that brings together experts in drone research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe.Through our website, you'll read up on the technology we're following both through professional as well as recreational means. It's quite an exciting market to watch over much as the personal computer has been in the past century!


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Wojsko i Technika

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This is a professionally edited magazine which focuses on the most important problems of the Polish military, security and defence industry. Much attention is paid on the current political and military situation in the region, new models of armament and military equipment, weaponry exhibitions, current tenders and laid contracts.


Unmanned Systems Technology

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The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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