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François Collin 
Achievements, Awards & Career Highlights
 My personal career highlights include:
Being selected by Armscor and the CSIR to perform the signature characterisation in Italy of an aircraft being purchased by the SAAF;
Being invited to both France and the UK on several occasions, for technical visits to various manufacturers of countermeasure products, with the express aim of assessing and making scientific recommendations to the SAAF on acquisition projects;
Presenting electronic warfare papers and briefings at several international conferences in SA, UK and USA;
Being the recipient of several awards for customer service and technical excellence, including the prestigious Armscor Chairman’s Award for the best Technical Project Team;

A list of achievements and awards follows below.

FC LogCon - Europcar Pearl Award for Loyalty, Support & Contribution           
(Europcar SA -  2005)
FG Collin - Published article in a Technical Review Journal
The use of Thermal Imaging as a Versatile Tool for Surveillance Applications, with an emphasis on Anti-Poaching and Coastal Policing Operations.  (with E Petitjean - Cedip Infrared Systems) 
(Quantum – July 2005)
FG Collin - Authored / Co-Authored Classified Technical / Scientific Reports
In excess of 50 classified / client confidential reports (1991 - present)
FG Collin - Presented a Co-Authored paper on Electronic Warfare EW2005
Integrated Simulation and Field Trial Validation for Aircraft IR Self-Protection  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)
(Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/2005)
FG Collin - Co-Presented a Co-Authored paper on Electronic Warfare AOC Africa 2004
Electronic Warfare in Support of Peace Operations in Africa  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)
(AOC Conference - Pretoria RSA, 08/2004)
FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Scenario Planning, EW2004
EW in Support of Peace Operations in Africa, EW capability Planning for Peace Support  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)
(Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/2004)
FC LogCon - Europcar Emerald Award for New Business Partner
(Europcar SA -  2003)
FG Collin - Armscor Chairman's Team Award - Technical Project Category
Foreign Missile Exploitation for Countermeasure Development  (CSIR Project Team)
(Armaments Corporation of South Africa, 08/2001)
FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Hardware-in-the-loop
HILS testing: The use of a PC for real time reticle simulation  (with Du Plooy, Le Roux - CSIR & Leuschner - University of Pretoria)
(SPIE Conferences, Aerosense 2001 - Orlando USA, 04/2001)
FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Real-time Imagery
Investigation into the use of a PC for generating real-time IR imagery (with Du Plooy, Le Roux - CSIR & Leuschner - Univ of Pretoria)
(SPIE Conferences, Aerosense 2001 - Orlando USA, 04/2001)
FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW2000
Improved Systems Evaluation through the use of Digital Technology
(Shephard Conferences - London UK, 06/2000)
FG Collin - Co-Authored a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW2000
ESM in Southern Africa (presented by Col JH Basson - Survival Electronics, SAAF retired) (co-authored with Col N Napier - SAAF and Col JH Basson—Survival Electronics)
(Shephard Conferences - London UK, 06/2000)
FG Collin - Finalist - Outstanding Achiever Award for Customer Service
(CSIR - Defencetek, 05/2000)
FG Collin - Top Achiever Award for Contribution to Marketing
(CSIR - Defencetek, 12/1999)
FG Collin - CSIR Outstanding Achiever Award, Infrared EW Team
(CSIR - Whole organisation, 11/1999)
FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare in Air Defence
South African Perspective on IR Countermeasure Evaluation
(South African Air Defence Symposium - Pretoria RSA, 08/1999)
FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW99
An Indigenous capability to Evaluate the Effectiveness of IR Countermeasures
(Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/1999)
FG Collin - Achiever Award for Best Technical Project (Team Category)
(CSIR - Aerotek, 05/1998)
FG Collin - Certificate for Exceptional Contribution during National Service
(South African Defence Force - Chief of Staff Logistics, 07/1991)
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François Collin’s achievements, awards & career highlights.

My personal career highlights include:

  1. Being selected by Armscor and the CSIR to perform the signature characterisation in Italy of an aircraft being purchased by the SAAF;

  2. Being invited to both France and the UK on several occasions, for technical visits to various manufacturers of countermeasure products, with the express aim of assessing and making scientific recommendations to the SAAF on acquisition projects;

  3. Presenting electronic warfare papers and briefings at several international conferences in SA, UK and USA;

  4. Being the recipient of several awards for customer service and technical excellence, including the prestigious Armscor Chairman’s Award for the best Technical Project Team;


A list of achievements and awards follows below.


  1. FC LogCon - Europcar Pearl Award for Loyalty, Support & Contribution          

  2. (Europcar SA -  2005)

  3. FG Collin - Published article in a Technical Review Journal

  4. The use of Thermal Imaging as a Versatile Tool for Surveillance Applications, with an emphasis on Anti-Poaching and Coastal Policing Operations.  (with E Petitjean - Cedip Infrared Systems) 

  5. (Quantum – July 2005)

  6. FG Collin - Authored / Co-Authored Classified Technical / Scientific Reports

  7. In excess of 50 classified / client confidential reports (1991 - present)

  8. FG Collin - Presented a Co-Authored paper on Electronic Warfare EW2005

  9. Integrated Simulation and Field Trial Validation for Aircraft IR Self-Protection  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)

  10. (Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/2005)

  11. FG Collin - Co-Presented a Co-Authored paper on Electronic Warfare AOC Africa 2004

  12. Electronic Warfare in Support of Peace Operations in Africa  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)

  13. (AOC Conference - Pretoria RSA, 08/2004)

  14. FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Scenario Planning, EW2004

  15. EW in Support of Peace Operations in Africa, EW capability Planning for Peace Support  (with J Roodt - CSIR Defencetek)

  16. (Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/2004)

  17. FC LogCon - Europcar Emerald Award for New Business Partner

  18. (Europcar SA -  2003)

  19. FG Collin - Armscor Chairman's Team Award - Technical Project Category

  20. Foreign Missile Exploitation for Countermeasure Development  (CSIR Project Team)

  21. (Armaments Corporation of South Africa, 08/2001)

  22. FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Hardware-in-the-loop

  23. HILS testing: The use of a PC for real time reticle simulation  (with Du Plooy, Le Roux - CSIR & Leuschner - University of Pretoria)

  24. (SPIE Conferences, Aerosense 2001 - Orlando USA, 04/2001)

  25. FG Collin - Co-Presented & Co-Authored a paper on Real-time Imagery

  26. Investigation into the use of a PC for generating real-time IR imagery (with Du Plooy, Le Roux - CSIR & Leuschner - Univ of Pretoria)

  27. (SPIE Conferences, Aerosense 2001 - Orlando USA, 04/2001)

  28. FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW2000

  29. Improved Systems Evaluation through the use of Digital Technology

  30. (Shephard Conferences - London UK, 06/2000)

  31. FG Collin - Co-Authored a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW2000

  32. ESM in Southern Africa (presented by Col JH Basson - Survival Electronics, SAAF retired) (co-authored with Col N Napier - SAAF and Col JH Basson—Survival Electronics)

  33. (Shephard Conferences - London UK, 06/2000)

  34. FG Collin - Finalist - Outstanding Achiever Award for Customer Service

  35. (CSIR - Defencetek, 05/2000)

  36. FG Collin - Top Achiever Award for Contribution to Marketing

  37. (CSIR - Defencetek, 12/1999)

  38. FG Collin - CSIR Outstanding Achiever Award, Infrared EW Team

  39. (CSIR - Whole organisation, 11/1999)

  40. FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare in Air Defence

  41. South African Perspective on IR Countermeasure Evaluation

  42. (South African Air Defence Symposium - Pretoria RSA, 08/1999)

  43. FG Collin - Presented a paper on Electronic Warfare, EW99

  44. An Indigenous capability to Evaluate the Effectiveness of IR Countermeasures

  45. (Shephard Conferences - London UK, 05/1999)

  46. FG Collin - Achiever Award for Best Technical Project (Team Category)

  47. (CSIR - Aerotek, 05/1998)

  48. FG Collin - Certificate for Exceptional Contribution during National Service

  49. (South African Defence Force - Chief of Staff Logistics, 07/1991)

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