Future Soldier Technology
SAE Media Group is proud to host the 9th annual Future Soldier Technology conference, returning to London on the 7th - 8th of March 2023, and with our popular Dismounted Situational Awareness Focus Day taking place on the 6th March 2023.Building on the enormous success of SAE Media Group’s previous eight annual meetings, Future Soldier Technology 2023 will be an excellent international gathering of senior officers and programme managers who are seeking to enhance their programmes. Additionally, this forum offers an excellent platform for programme managers within the military to interface with senior experts from within the defence industry.Future Soldier Technology 2023 will return to London larger than ever to discuss Soldier Modernisation Programmes, and how these projects are driving infantry capabilities into the future and making the dismounted soldier more lethal, protected and ready to fight in the challenging conditions of the modern-day battlefield.Future Soldier Technology 2023 strives to enhance the learning and development of future soldier programme managers and practitioners through briefings and panel discussions. As the only dedicated future soldier focussed conference, we endeavour to deliver genuine insight and learning through the expertly selected participants who run our discussions and panels, ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered in great detail.The conference will feature a dedicated Dismounted Situational Awareness Focus Day with updates from British and NATO allied armed forces discussing the modernisation of dismounted soldier communications and spatial awareness capabilities using existing and emerging next-generation equipment and technologies.The two-day main conference will cover all other aspects vital to the modernisation of the future soldier. The morning of both days will feature plenary sessions, focusing on international soldier modernisation programme updates and with industry sponsor partners showcasing their solutions to the audience.The main conference afternoons will split into streams, to focus on more specifically aspects of the dismounted soldier and their equipment.Day One will cover soldier survivability in Stream A, discussing ballistic protection, hard and soft armour, mobility and more. Stream B will discuss how to solve the important issue of supporting the soldier’s equipment in the face of ever-growing power demands.Day Two will cover the ever-growing importance of robotics and AI in supporting the dismounted solider in Stream A, from drones and UAVs for advances reconnaissance and situational awareness to unmanned ground vehicles for logistic and resupply support. Stream B will discuss on Night Vision and Optics, including the impact these advanced capabilities will have on dismounted soldier lethality.