Date Event Location
05-06 Jun 2019

SMi Group is delighted to announce the return of the 5th annual Close Air Support conference to London, UK on the 5th and 6th June 2019.

This year’s two-day conference is set to host an international gathering of military officials, agencies, and industry experts, to discuss the vital importance of Close Air Support (CAS) capabilities and allied interoperability. The industry-leading Close Air Support event continues to provide an excellent platform for the advancement of CAS ventures, both in the air and on land, continually striving to bridge the gap as increased agility, interoperability, and combat effectiveness develop at an exponential rate.

Delegates will benefit from hearing leading military expert speakers from the US, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, and many more, showcase the latest technological developments in the CAS domain, as well as recent advancements made in the field that aim to enhance combat effectiveness whilst increasing connectivity.

This year’s 5th annual event will aim to provide relevant mission updates from real-time operations, as well as provide in-depth discussion on key areas of interest which include; international programme updates, digitally aided CAS, joint fire delivery and targeting, command and control, JTAC training and operations, CAS platform updates and avionics, and much more.

Early Bird Discounts!

Book by March 29th to save £400

Book by April 30th to save £200

Book by May 31st to save £100

For more information and to register online, please visit

London, UK
05-06 Jun 2019

SMi presents the fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicle Weapon Systems taking place in London on 5th and 6th June 2019.

The two-day meeting will provide attendees with the latest insights and developments on the weapon systems and firepower capabilities of next-generation armoured vehicles. Experts from the most forward-thinking nations will provide detailed analysis and overview of cutting-edge weapon and large calibre ammunition systems, and how they are revolutionising mounted close combat lethality.

As the only Armoured Vehicle conference in the world focused exclusively on weapon systems, Future Armoured Vehicle Weapon Systems 2019 will bring together, not only senior military personnel to network, but also leading technical directors and engineers from industry and senior military experts to update attendees on key aspects of the solutions within the sector.

Key highlights include:

  • Updates and exclusive technical briefings on next generation weapon systems within key US, Turkish, French and Dutch programmes including: ABRAMS, JAGUAR, ALTAY and the Turkish M60 upgrade
  • A key focus on main battle tank weapon systems, anti-tank guided missile integration, cased telescoped ammunition, and beyond-line-of-sight firepower
  • Host nation technical briefings with insights into firepower of the future from ATDU and DSTL – UK MoD
  • And much more!

Early Bird dates:

Book by 28th February to save £400

Book by 29th March to save £200

Book by 30th April to save £100

To register for the conference, visit

For more information contact Natasha Boumediene at

London, UK
11-12 Jun 2019

SMi presents Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA, taking place on the 11th and 12th June 2019, in Arlington, Virginia USA.

As the only and first conference in the world dedicated to this important capability, the two-day event will provide insight into the leading nations Active Protection Systems programs, with unique technical briefings on the best ways to integrate APS and the emerging architectures necessary to support it. Experts will also cover exclusive updates on the latest modular technology, hard/soft kill systems, sensors and slew-to-cue, data processing, countermeasures and munitions, plus much more!

The 2019 USA event is launching in the wake of two successful UK Future Armored Vehicle Active Protection Systems conferences. These conferences featured industry support from the likes of: Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Israeli Military Industries, Rada, Leonardo, Rafael, UTC Aerospace and many others. They also saw an excellent international reception from militaries and government agencies, with representatives from PEO Ground Combat Systems, the USMC, TARDEC, the British Army, as well as the British, Czech, Norwegian and German Ministries of Defence.

The upcoming 2019 Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA conference will feature strong support from leading US programs including, briefs from the Commanding General of RDECOM, the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, and senior survivability officers from PEO Ground Combat Systems.

Keep up to date with the latest speakers, sponsors and exclusive content on the conference website.

Early Bird discounts:

Book by 29th March to save $400

Book by 30th April to save $200

Book by 31st May to save $100

Register online at

For more information please contact Natasha Boumediene at

Arlington, VA, USA
12 Jun 2019

Military Space USA
June 11th 12th 2019
Los Angeles, USA

SMi Group, organizers of Global MilSatcom, are proud to present the Military Space USA conference and exhibition; convening in Los Angeles on June 11th and 12th 2019.

Featuring high level briefings from senior leadership across industry, government and allied partner states, Military Space USA will provide a holistic overview of developments in the 4th domain, including how organisational efforts such as 'SMC 2.0' are facilitating and delivering the space supremacy that is demanded by the warfighter.

Meet and network with over 140 attendees including: defence agencies, militaries, governments, disruptive agile space companies across the Silicon Valley along with established industrial primes that lead in the space domain.

Key topics include: SATCOM, PNT, EO, COMSATCOM, Remote Sensing, Small Satellite Expansion, SSA, SST and much more!

All active federal employees, to include Military Personnel, will be granted FREE ADMISSION to our event. However, in order to attend this event PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizer.

Any COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS who wish to attend, can register on the event website.

To SPONSOR, SPEAK AND/OR EXHIBIT at the event, please contact Alia Malick, Director by phone: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or by email:

Los Angeles, USA
17-23 Jun 2019

The 53rd International Paris Air Show will take place from 17 to 23 June 2019. It will bring together all the players in the global industry around the latest technological innovations. The 2.381 Exhibitors, 142.000 Trade visitors, 140 Aircraft, 290 Official delegations and 3.450 worldwide journalists in 2017 reaffirm the International Paris Air Show as the largest Airshow in the world.

Innovation and digital technology in aerospace were the keywords of the 52nd edition through the new area Paris Air Lab. Featuring collaborative work from industrial groups, companies, and startups; conference debates on the future of the field; startup pitches; immersive experiences and more, the Paris Air Lab has something for everyone.

Do not miss this opportunity to be part of the industry’s most outstanding and innovative event!

Le Bourget, Paris
24-25 Jun 2019

With the US Army and Marine Corps in the midst of an enormous modernization effort, we are delighted to present Future Soldier Technology USA - the only conference dedicated to soldier and marine modernization in North America.

With senior support from the US Army’s PEO Soldier, Marine Corps Systems Command, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), Cross Functional Team Soldier Lethality, Rapid Equipping Force, Maneuver Battle Lab, Army Research Laboratory, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, bringing together a community of senior military leaders, program managers and researchers at the forefront of delivering enhanced soldier capabilities, from the US and beyond.

This is the only place to hear the very latest developments in soldier modernization from the key decision makers at the heart of the world’s best military.

Future Soldier Technology USA 2019 will focus on:

  • Enhancing soldier lethality
  • Increasing survivability
  • Lightening the load
  • The latest immersive technologies driving soldier and marine capabilities
  • and much more!

Early bird discounts:

• Register by March 29th to save $400

• Register by April 30th to save $200

• Register by May 31st to save $100

View the agenda or register online at:

Hilton Arlington, Virginia
25-27 Jun 2019

Here are 4 reasons why you can’t miss it:

1. Senior Leadership

General John M Murray, Commanding General, Futures Command will be joined by what is a truly world class speaker line-up for an event of this type, including:

  • General Stephen J Townsend, Commanding General, TRADOC
  • Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski, Principal Military Deputy to ASA ALT & Deputy Commanding General for Combat Systems, Futures Command
  • Major General Gary Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Centre of Excellence

2. Dedicated sessions including Vehicle Protection Systems

In true IAVs fashion, no capability area will be left untouched as the program deep-dives into each corner of the iron triangle and beyond. For example, the program will feature a day dedicated to activity on protection suites and active protection systems that will be led by the PEO GCS VPS team and visiting contributors from the UK, Germany and Israel.

3. The NGCV

Brigadier General Richard Coffman- Director of the NGCV Cross-Functional Team - will be briefing the audience on the OMFV and the opportunities that the program presents for the sector and for the future user.

4. The City of Austin

Austin is the fastest growing city in the United States and an emerging world class centre of technology innovation, education and business opportunity. With the newly formed Futures Command located there too and taking point on US Army requirements generation, the event is a real opportunity to see how your organization fits into the future landscape.

The event is free to attend for all active US Government, Military and Law Enforcement. Register online here >

Four Seasons Hotel, Texas, USA
26-27 Jun 2019

4th Annual MilSatCom USA Conference

26th – 27th June 2019

Arlington, Virginia, USA

With the US space sector set to be transformed as the new sixth branch of the military ‘Space Command’ is developed, the AEHF and WGS reach maturity and the initial pilots following the Wideband AoA become more advanced, there has never been a more vital time to explore the evolution of US SATCOM capability.

SMi Group is delighted to announce the return of the MilSatCom USA conference for its 4th annual year, set to provide a refined focus on the US communications market, and address how these critical programmes are developing. The two-day event will explore the resiliency of systems, their integration to ground terminals, as well as wider efforts to optimise bandwidth utilisation via international partnerships.

2019 Conference Highlights:

  • Engage with stakeholders from across the US Space Enterprise including USAF, US Navy, US Army, US DoD, Defence Innovation Unit, US COCOMS, NRL and DISA
  • Learn how the future US Space Force and other major policy changes are driving reformation of the US approach to military communications
  • Discover how MilSatCom programmes across allied partners can drive collaboration and partnerships for future strategies
  • Hear from leading industry stakeholders & how they are developing resilient MilSatCom architectures and approaches

The need to harmonise collaboration of industry and defence has never been higher. Join us at the premier event for industry professionals seeking to explore the next generation of American communications capability, and hear in-depth presentations from military representatives across all branches, as well as supporting government agencies and industry.

All active federal employees, to include Military Personnel, will be granted FREE ADMISSION to our event. However, in order to attend this event PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, which is subject to final approval by the conference organizer.

COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS: Any commercial organisations who wish to attend the event should contact Alia Malick, Director by phone: +44 (0) 207 827 6168 or by email: or submit a Sponsor Enquiry.

Arlington, Virginia, USA


Which Event?

Previous Exhibitions:

IDEX 2019

17-21 February 2019


7-10 November 2018

Africa Aerospace & Defense 2018

19-23 September 2018