The U.S. military is fielding new mine roller technology expected to provide even more protection from improvised explosive devices, as global specialists assemble in London to discuss available solutions.
LONDON, UK – 11 January 2011 – Addressing the urgent need to combat the most prevalent and problematic of insurgency tactics in Afghanistan, the US Self-Protection Adaptive Roller Kit System II (SPARKS II) is the latest in mine rolling technology, and is set to become a trusted addition to the integrated group of equipment that allows for service members to adapt rapidly changing improvised explosive threats.
SPARKS II has the same capabilities as previous models, such as the crucial ability to attach to the front of vehicles and detonate roadside bombs, but now has the added advantage of giving service members many more vehicle options for force protection. This can involve allowing the driver to make immediate changes to how the roller operates, including its distance to the vehicle, as well as the added ability of manipulating a variety of settings enabling the vehicle to interact with the different environmental conditions it occurs.
In recent weeks, insurgents have increased the use of improvised devices in response to the heightened efforts from coalition forces to drive progress.
On Monday February 7th February, attendees will be provided an exclusive opportunity to listen and interact with key contacts at the International Armoured Vehicles main IED focus day. The session will offer the chance to get involved in in-depth discussions with four key military speakers on their intelligence assessments of current IED design and emplacement, as well as their analysis of SPARKS II and other new mine rolling technologies.
Aside to discussion of the IED matter, this specific focus day is said to be crucial to those planning to buy, upgrade or design an armoured vehicle. Education for manufacturers on the approaches to vehicle protection will be combined with tutorials on how these designs will influence procurement decisions.
The exhibition and conference will also offer:
The largest gathering of AFV manufacturers system suppliers, and component and service providers in Europe: the range of technology, systems and platforms on display offers the AFV community a truly unique opportunity to see first hand the latest solutions for global land force operations;
Vehicle display: including BAE Systems: New Upgraded Warrior, Force Protection: The British Army’s new Ocelot/Foxhound vehicles, OshKosh: The M‑ATV and the SandCat;
Innovation briefings: free presentations showcasing in-theatre applications of new technologies including Armourworks, Tyron, Hutchinson, Vital Seating Systems, Nexter, FN Herstal, Brimar and many more.;
Up to 120 stands hosting system, component, and specialist suppliers new to the event;
Free attendance to the exhibition for pre-registered visitors;
Relaxed evening networking.
Visit http://www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com for further details about the conference.
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10th Annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference
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