June 23 - 25, 2020 | USA

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 BEYOND

Major 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
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Major General Brian Cummings

PEO-GCS
US Army

9:40 am - 10:10 am BRITISH ARMY CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

Major General Chris Tickell CBE - Director Capability, British Army
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Major 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

·          What is Composite Rubber Track?
·          Examining the benefits which include: Enhanced Operations, Increased Crew Efficiency, Better Combat Performance, Increased Durability & Reduces Logistics
·          User trials and results
·          Challenges
·          What’s next?


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 VEHICLES

Brigadier 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
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Brigadier General Richard Coffman

Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle
US Army Futures Command

11:40 am - 12:10 pm BRIEFING BY CMI DEFENCE



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 PROGRAM

Major 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
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Major General Charles Beaudouin

Deputy 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 


·          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?
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Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash

Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles
Israel Ministry of Defence

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Lieutenant Colonel Armin Dirks

Assistant Branch Chief, Planning Division II
Bundeswehr

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm LOW COST CVG FOR HIGH GRADE TARGETING SYSTEMS

·          How to achieve High first hit probability in harsh environment and at low cost?
·          Inertial Systems, price-performance trade-off
·          InnaLabs’ Coriolis Tactical Grade Gyros & Navigation grade accelerometers


4:10 pm - 4:40 pm AFTERNOON BREAK AND NETWORKING

·          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
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Major Cory Wallace

Robotic 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.

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS