20 - 23 January, 2020 | Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom

In-Service Support (20 Jan)

7:15 - 8:20 MORNING REGISTRATION

Major General (Ret.) Robert Talbot Rice, Former Director Land Equipment at DE&S, UK MoD

Major General (Ret.) Robert Talbot Rice

Former Director Land Equipment
DE&S, UK MoD

8:30 - 9:00 UK MAJOR ARMOUR PROJECTS PORTFOLIO

·          To deliver an integrated multi-role capability that will include the delivery of the AJAX armoured fighting vehicle and its training solution into service
·          To upgrade and extend service life of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank, a key part of the Army's capability through to 2035.
·          To deliver an Armoured Infantry that is more capable, with significantly enhanced lethality, upgraded situational awareness, better integration with dismounts and improved combined arms cooperation
·          Utilising advanced training systems and emerging technology to contribute to wider benefits while providing opportunities for greater efficiency

9:00 - 9:30 MISSION COMMAND ON THE MOVE: ARMOURED PLATFORMS, COMMAND VEHICLES, AND COMMAND POSTS

  • Network, hardware, and software applications that are agnostic, modular, expandable, and GVA compliant for legacy, emerging, and future equipped armoured formations
  • On Board Vehicle Power source that enables more agile operations and reduces the armoured command post footprint
  • Expeditionary Brigade, Battalion Command Post Forcible Entry and Uninterrupted Battle Management and Mission Command capability that is interoperable with US, Joint, and Coalition Partners

9:30 - 10:00 STRYKER AND VEHICLE PROTECTION UPDATE

·          Stryker Platform
·          Stryker Lethality
·          Stryker Operator Tablet
·          Vehicle Protection
Colonel Bill Venable, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team at U.S. Army

Colonel Bill Venable

Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team
U.S. Army

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:00 FIELDING AUSTRIA’S NEW ARMOURED VEHCILE FLEET

·          Overview of current inventory and recent procurements
·          Lessons learned so far from the fielding process – including feedback from the new PANDUR Evolution, the AUT HAEGGLUNDs BvS 10 and the LMV IVECO
·          Next steps and milestones in the fielding process

11:00 - 11:30 ENABLING REAL-TIME SENSOR NETWORKING

·          An introduction Pleora Technolgies
·          Networking and cost advantages for military vetronics
·          Crew-centric design for military imaging applications
·          Vehicle Lifecycle Overview
·          Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV), Non Standard Commercial Vehicle (NSCV), Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP/M-ATV), Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
·          Joint Armored Ground Mobility System (JAGMS)
·          PM FOSOV Technology Insertion & Recap of Opportunities
Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Feltham, PM, SOF Vehicles, Acquisition Technology & Logistics at U.S. Special Operations Forces Command

Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Feltham

PM, SOF Vehicles, Acquisition Technology & Logistics
U.S. Special Operations Forces Command

12:00 - 12:30 LOW COST CVG FOR HIGH GRADE TARGETING SYSTEMS

·          InnaLabs CVG Technology
·          Gyro Requirements for remote control weapon stations
·          Evaluation of optimised gyro performance

12:30 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Insight into Belgian and French cooperation in the area of land mobility and opportunities for future collaboration
·          Feedback from initial join training exercise for testing common procedures
·          Taking delivery - between 2025 and 2030 - of 382 Griffon multi-role armoured vehicles and 60 Jaguar data-driven reconnaissance and combat vehicles
Colonel Manuel Monin, Senior Project Officer, Motorised Capability at Belgian Army Staff

Colonel Manuel Monin

Senior Project Officer, Motorised Capability
Belgian Army Staff

Colonel Erik Claessen, Chief of the Project Team International Programs Directorate General Material Resources, Land Systems at Belgian Ministry of Defence

Colonel Erik Claessen

Chief of the Project Team International Programs Directorate General Material Resources, Land Systems
Belgian Ministry of Defence

14:00 - 14:30 MODERNISATION OF SLOVAK ARMOURED MOBILITY & FIGHTING CAPABILITY

·          Plans to indigenously produce and purchase (81) 8x8 armoured vehicles and (404) 4x4 vehicles through development cooperation with Patria for the 8x8
·          Outlining the technical requirements for both vehicles with delivery anticipated between 2018 – 2024

14:30 - 15:00 NSPA SUPPORT TO THE CURRENT BOXER USER NATIONS THROUGH THE IN-SERVICE SUPPORT PHASE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MRAV PROGRAMMES

·          Bringing together in a single organisation NATO’s logistics and procurement support activities, providing integrated multinational support solutions for its stakeholders
·          Support to operations and exercises; life cycle management (including the large-scale acquisition) and services
·          How can industry support the transition into the ISS Phase?
Bob Elvish, Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles at NSPA

Bob Elvish

Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles
NSPA

14:30 - 15:10 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

15:40 - 16:10 THE MULTI ROLE ARMOURED VEHICLE: BOXER

  • BOXER’s protection: Making it safe
  • BOXER’s modularity: Making it unique
  • BOXER’s growth potential: Making it futureproof
  • BOXER’s mobility: Making it agile

16:10 - 16:40 PLANNING DIVISION II - KEY PLANNING TASKS FOR THE FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

·          German approach to the future operating environment
·          Overview of the main combat vehicles of the German Army and their current and planned configurations
·          New training infrastructure to support future CONOPS
·          Achieving consistent digital networking of land forces; faster and safer recognition, faster and more precise effects, more effective and efficient support
Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen, Chief of Division Planning II, Strategic Capability Development at Bundeswehr

Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen

Chief of Division Planning II, Strategic Capability Development
Bundeswehr

16:40 - 16:40 CONFERENCE WELCOME DRINKS