INTERNATIONAL FUTURE SOLDIER CONFERENCE

19 October 2021 - Sheraton Ankara, Turkey

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ABOUT

“The Warrior, Today and Tomorrow”

The support of the Ministry of National Defence (MSB), General Staff, Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and SaSaD, the “International Future Soldier Conference” will be organized by Defence Turkey, METU Teknokent and Teknokent Defence Industry Cluster (TSSK) on 19 October 2021. In this context, the conference will bring together the officials of the countries that conduct studies on “Future Soldier” concept, foreign military delegations, global defence and technology companies working in this field, Turkish defence industry, and military institutions & organizations, and it will act as a platform which provides optimum benefit and awareness for sharing information between the parties.

The main theme of the conference, “The Warrior, Today and Tomorrow” has been determined within the framework of providing opportunities for cooperation and creating common synergies in the field of “Future Soldier Concept and Technologies”. The conference will include the programs and policies of the countries that carry out Future Soldier Modernization projects, panels on new technologies in this field.

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Within the scope of the planned conference program, panels, presentations, and discussions will be held in the following related technology fields:

Combat Clothing, Individual Equipment & Balistic Protection

Weapons, Sensors, Non Lethal Weapons, Ammunition

Power Solutions
Soft Target Protection
Soldier Physical, Mental and Cognitive Performance

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Medical

C4ISTAR Systems

Exoskeleton Technology

CBRN

Logistics Capability

PROGRAM

19 October 2021 - Tuesday

08:30-09:30Registration
09:30-10:00

Opening Speeches
Yılmaz Küçükseyhan, Head of Conference Organization Committee
Zeynep Öktem ,  Member of Board, SaSaD
Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, President of Defence Industries

10:00-10:20

Integrated and Autonomous (Robotic) System Technologies under the Concept of Digital Troops“
Tacettin Köprülü
RD, Technology and Product Management Director

10:20-10:40

Keynote Speech
Lt. Gen. Sinan Yayla
Commander of the Land Forces Training and Doctrine Command

10:40-11:00

Network Break

11:00-11:40

Keynote Speech
“Dismounted Soldier Systems, NATO Efforts”
Osman Tasman
NATO Land Armaments Coordinator,  Secretary to the NATO   Army Armaments Group

11:40-12:00

“Australian Army ‘s Dismounted Combat Program Script”
Col. Richard Campbell, CSC
Australian Defence Force, Defence Attache to Turkey

12:00-12:15 “Dismounted Soldier System Power and Data”
Simon Coverdale
Market Development, Glenair
12:15-12:30

Stand Official Opening/Delegation Visit

12:30-13:45Lunch (open buffet)
13:45-15:15

Session 1
“Industrial Perspective for Digitalized Battle Field”

ModeratorCelal Sami TÜFEKÇİ, Vice President of Defence Industries

“Future Soldier” Technologies And Aselsan’s Activities in this Field”
Haluk Görgün
Chairman of BOD, President & CEO,  Aselsan

“Digital Healthcare Solutions in Battlefield”
Öner Tekin
General Manager and Board Member , Vestel Savunma  and Ayesaş

“Warriors of the future world: Digital Troops”
Mehmet Akif  Nacar
General Manager, Havelsan

“Technology Army” Roketsan Pioneers the Technologies of the Future with its R&D Studies
B. Murat Kurtuluş
Deputy General Manager, Roketsan

15:15-15:30 Network Break
15:30-16:45

Session 2
“New trends and new technologies in Future Soldier Concept”

Moderator: Melih ABİŞ, Head of Innovative Systems Division, SSB

“Innovative Digital Soldier Technologies on Future Battlefield”
Uğur Coşkun
Bites CEO

“Exoskeletons for Human Performance Augmentation”
Prof. Dr. Volkan Patoğlu,
Mechatronics Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University

“New GaN RF and Power Electronics Technologies for Future Soldier”
Prof. Dr. Ekmel ÖZBAY
Director, Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University

16:45-17:10

Closing Remarks  
Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ, Vice President of Defence Industries

SPEAKERS

Yılmaz Küçükseyhan

Head of Conference Organization Comittee

Zeynep Öktem

Member of Board, SaSaD

Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir

President of Defence Industries

Lt. Gen. Sinan Yayla

Commander of the Land Forces Training and Doctrine Command

Osman Tasman

NATO Land Armaments Coordinator, Secretary to the NATO Army Armaments Group

Col. Richard Campbell, CSC

Australian Defence Force, Defence Attache to Turkey

Simon Coverdale

Market Development, Glenair

Celal Sami Tüfekçi

Vice President of Defence Industries

Haluk Görgün

Chairman of BOD, President & CEO, Aselsan

Öner Tekin

General Manager and Board Member, Vestel Savunma and Ayesaş

Mehmet Akif Nacar

General Manager, Havelsan

B. Murat Kurtuluş

Deputy General Manager, Roketsan

Melih Abiş

Head of Innovative Systems Division, SSB

Uğur Coşkun

Bites CEO

Prof. Dr. Volkan Patoğlu

Mechatronics Program, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University

Prof. Dr. Ekmel Özbay

Director, Nanotechnology Research Center, Bilkent University

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