The FFI, Estonian Defence Forces and the Netherlands Army to Present the Latest Updates on UGVs at Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2021

SMi Group

London, United Kingdom : Emerging technologies in land robotics are making vast transformations to the future of land warfare. Therefore, there has never been a better time to explore the challenges and opportunities of these developments – and determine how it needs to be adapted for use by the Armed Forces.

One such development has been the development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and the idea of one day, placing the soldier out of harm’s way. These vehicles are being used for logistics and support by several international militaries and will one day become a key tool for conducting warfare. *

With this in mind, SMi Group’s Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference taking place virtually on 12th and 13th April 2021, will explore how different nations are ‘Dominating the battlefield with Unmanned Ground Vehicles’ with exclusive briefings from the FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment), Estonian Defence Forces and the Netherlands Army.

For those interested in attending the event, it is £299 for military and government personnel and just £999 for commercial organisations. Register at

The presentations include:

• “Unmanned Ground Vehicles Research for Norwegian Defence” Dr Kim Mathiassen, Senior Researcher, FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)

• “Rising to the Eastward Threat of Adversary RAS Systems – The Estonian Strategy to RAS Development” Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik, Senior Staff Officer, Autonomy-Theme mentor, Estonian Defence Forces

• “Exploiting Automated Fighting Capabilities in Hostile Environment” Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hädicke, Commander RAS Innovation Program, Netherlands Army

The two-day meeting will also host presentations from Australia, Israel, the UK, the U.S., and more, as well as from industry experts including the latest sponsors to sign up to the conference – Rheinmetall Canada and Cognata.

The full agenda can be viewed at

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems
12th – 13th April 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Sponsors: Cognata, Domo Tactical Communications, FLIR Systems, Idan Drive, Rheinmetall Canada, Rowden Technologies and Safran Group

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For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email