US Army to discuss latest ammunition and capability upgrades at Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2020

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems Conference 2020

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems Conference 2020

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cherry, US Army to present briefing on “Ammunition is the Lethality – Developing State-of-the-Art Tank Ammunition for the U.S. Army.”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 24, 2020 / — The US Army is in the process of upgrading its Abram tank division to the superior M1A2 SEP4 variant, providing greater lethality, speed, better protection and upgraded weapons. One of the key features of the upgrade is the introduction of the advanced Multi-Purpose 120mm ammunition round, which apparently will replace four current shell blast capacity into one, utilising an ammunition data link and variable fuse adjustments. The new link will assist crews in deciding which ammunition to use in a given situation.

With this in mind, SMi Group are pleased to announce that Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cherry, Product Manager, Large Caliber Ammunition, Product Manager Maneuver Ammunition Systems, US Army, will be speaking at the Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, where he will discuss the latest ammunition and capability upgrades. His presentation is titled “Ammunition is the Lethality – Developing State-of-the-Art Tank Ammunition for the U.S. Army,” and will cover:

• The latest technological advancement in tank ammo – The 120mm Advanced Multipurpose Round
• Conducting continuous analysis of present and future capabilities and establishing requirements, and engineering assumptions for future programs
• The Future – 130mm rounds?

Those wanting to attend the conference can register online; bookings made by February 28th 2020 will receive a £400 early bird discount:

Other key sessions of the conference include:

“RTR Developments for Urban Conflict – CR2 Streetfighter”
• Enhancing all round lethality for the CR 2 MBT
• Utilising remote weapon systems in order to engage small to medium size targets
• Selecting the right upgrades for fighting in built up, contested urban environments
Captain Tom Quant, Regimental Intelligence Officer and Project Streetfighter Lead, Royal Tank Regiment, British Army

“Update on Beyond Line of Sight Weapon Systems”
• Indirect fire systems for enhanced safety, as well as range
• Fielding and marrying the most effective battlefield management systems to ensure accuracy
• Discussing the challenges associated with mounting indirect fire systems: ensuring all round survivability and armour requirements
Mr Wim de Ruijter, Senior Scientist, TNO

The event brochure with the full agenda and speaker line-up is now available to download at:

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems
3rd – 4th June 2020
London, UK
Sponsored by: John Cockerill and Lockheed Martin

For speak, sponsor or exhibit at the conference, please contact Luke Teachen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email

For all delegate enquiries please contact Jaime Wilkinson on +44 (0) 207 827 6112 or email

About SMi Group:
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Source: EIN Presswire