CONFERENCE DAY TWO
8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:10 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: REQUIREMENTS AND ACQUISITION COOPERATION 2020 AND BEYONDMajor General Brian Cummings - PEO-GCS, US Army
· Providing world-class affordable, relevant and sustainable ground combat equipment to Joint Warfighters
· Beneficially supporting U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, allowing our allies to promote peace and stability in their region
· PEO-GCS portfolio overview and hosting the CFT
Major General Brian CummingsPEO-GCS
9:40 am - 10:10 am BRITISH ARMY CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGESMajor General Chris Tickell CBE - Director Capability, British Army
10:10 am - 10:40 am COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACK OPERATE AT REACH - LOWER LOGISTIC NEED - FIGHT FOR LONGER
10:40 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:10 am - 11:40 am LEADING THE ARMY’S EFFORT TO MODERNIZE THE ARMY’S NEXT GENERATION OF COMBAT VEHICLESBrigadier General Richard Coffman - Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, US Army Futures Command
· The Vision for Future Warfare
· NGCV Portfolio Overview & Review which includes: Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, Robotic Combat Vehicles,Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, Mobile Protected Firepower,Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and Future Decisive Lethality
· Working to syncronize the capability development process and rapidly transitioning the requirement to a leader-approved capability in the Army Acquisition System
Brigadier General Richard CoffmanDirector, Next Generation Combat Vehicle
US Army Futures Command
12:10 pm - 12:40 pm LAND 400 PROGRAM – TRANSITION TO ARMOURED VEHICLE DIVISION
· Overview of programme which includes:
o LAND 400 program
o LAND 907-2 Main Battle Tank upgrade
o LAND 8160 Under Armorr Breaching and Gap Crossing Capability
o Sustainment of existing fleets: M1A1 MBT, ASLAV and M113 fleets
· LAND 400 Phase 3 – Status Update
· LAND 400 Phase 4 – Capability Assurance Program (Integrated Training System)
1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE ENLARGED SCORPION PROGRAMMajor General Charles Beaudouin - Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
· Overview of the $6.7 billion Army’s Scorpion modernization program
· Planned delivery of 780 Griffon multirole troop carriers and 248 units of the light multirole Jaguar combat vehicle by 2020
· Upgrade of the Leclerc tank with a new battle management system, crew training with onboard 3D simulation, and maintenance
· The architecture of the SCORPION armored reconnaissance and combat vehicle JAGUAR
· Lessons learned from recent operations and their impact on modernization program
Major General Charles BeaudouinDeputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs
French Ministry of Defence
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm POWERING PROTECTION – THE RIGHT LITHIUM SOLUTION FOR YOUR PLATFORM NEEDS
· Innovative battlefield energy solutions to protect the soldier and the platform
· Delivering mission survivability through signature and penetration management, reducing platform acoustic and thermal logistic signatures
· Tailorable, scalable and reconfigurable platform power solutions for improved power density, reduced platform weight and greater power to weight ratios
· Prolonged performance at high loading - supplying high capacity and maintenance free, operational energy independence
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND GENERATIONBrigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash - Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles, Israel Ministry of Defence
Lieutenant Colonel Armin Dirks - Assistant Branch Chief, Planning Division II, Bundeswehr
· Using open systems software and hardware architectures for integrating warfighter capabilities more efficiently, faster and with greater interoperability
· Autonomous systems and optionally manned systems’ role within the near-term future fleet
· What are the disadvantages of Remotely Controlled Weapon systems?
· What is the optimum combination of capabilities for the modern IFV? Firepower, Protection, Mobility, Adaptability, Autonomy and Connectivity?
Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-YoashTeam Leader, Future Combat Vehicles
Israel Ministry of Defence
Lieutenant Colonel Armin DirksAssistant Branch Chief, Planning Division II
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm AFTERNOON BREAK AND NETWORKING
4:40 pm - 5:10 pm NGCV ROBOTIC COMBAT VEHICLESMajor Cory Wallace - Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, US Army Futures Command
· An Army-wide solution to delivering decisive lethality by leveraging unmanned vehicles that every unit in the Army can tailor to its mission set
· Survivable vs. Replaceable platforms
· Treating autonomy as an adjustable variable
· System variants specific to a units’ mission set
· Amphibious Capability
Major Cory WallaceRobotic Combat Vehicle Lead, Next Generation Combat Vehicle
US Army Futures Command
5:40 pm - 6:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: LEVERAGING DISRUPTIVE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND SUPPORTING US ARMY ACQUISITION
This panel discussion will welcome civilian and commercial entities to discuss program management and vehicle design enablers that could contribute to US Army development and acquisition of the future. Bridging the so-called “valley of death” where good technologies developed in laboratories fail to make it to useful products for warfighters.
· What would you say are the main pitfalls of current US Army acquisition process?
· What lessons can be learnt from civilian entities for delivering innovative and successful programs of record?
· What are the critical challenges that non-traditional defence industry face in doing business with the US DoD?
· What are the next steps to be taken forward from here to derive maximum value from technological opportunity?
This future-scaping session will be supplied with refreshments and will wind down the conference after the formalities of the day.