UK MoD and British Armed Forces to Present Key Briefings at Future Soldier Technology 2021


SMi Group’s highly anticipated Future Soldier Technology conference will take place for its 7th year on 9th and 10th March 2021 to explore how emerging technologies and strategies are being used to overcome challenges in soldier modernisation programmes across the world.

This event is just £299 for military and government personnel to attend, and £999 for commercial organisations. Interested parties can register at

As the event will take place live from the UK, SMi Group are delighted to introduce their host nation speakers from the UK MoD and British Armed Forces, who will be briefing on key capability areas and programme updates.

2021 Presentations from the UK MoD and British Armed Forces:

1) “Acquiring Dismounted Infantry Technology in Support of Dismounted Soldier Operations”
Mr Nick Taylor CEng FIMechE MAPM RPP, Head of Soldier, Training and Special Projects, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence

2) “Optimising Soldier Modernisation Through the Work of the Infantry Trials and Development Unit and TommyWorks”
Lieutenant Colonel Andy Locke, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army and Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies, SO1 Soldier Systems, British Army HQ

3) “Optimising the Use of Robotics and Autonomous Systems to Enhance Situational Awareness for the Dismounted Soldier”
Lieutenant Colonel Iain Lamont, SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army

4) “The Role of Technology is Generating and Enhancing Soldier Capability in the Future Operating Environment”
Major Chris Burr, SO2 Force Development, 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines

FST21-250x250The event brochure containing the full agenda and speaker line-up is available to download from:

As the leading event dedicated to Soldier Modernisation, Future Soldier Technology will provide a unique opportunity to explore dismounted soldier technology, as well as network virtually with key stakeholders from across government, military and industry.

Future Soldier Technology 2021
9th – 10th March 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only