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

Main Conference Day One (21 Jan)

7:10 - 8:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,, DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017) at Conference Chairman

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

8:00 - 8:30 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: NATO ALLIED LAND COMMAND

The Theatre Land Component and Land Advocate responsible for coordinating and synchronising NATO and Partner Land Forces by ensuring land domain readiness, interoperability, standardisation and competency
Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB CBE, Deputy Commander at NATO Allied Land Command

Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB CBE

Deputy Commander
NATO Allied Land Command

8:30 - 9:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MOVE, STRIKE, PROTECT…THE FUTURE OF COMBINED ARMS FORMATIONS

TRADOC recruits, trains and educates the Army, driving constant improvement and change to ensure the Total Army can deter, fight and win on any battlefield now and in the future.
Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin, Deputy Commanding General at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin

Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

9:00 - 9:30 THE ARMY OPERATING CONCEPT – A BRITISH APPROACH


Major General Jez Bennett, Director Capability at British Army

Major General Jez Bennett

Director Capability
British Army

This panel discussion invites key industry players to discuss the topics currently driving the community – questions will then be opened to the floor.
·         How must culture and process within industry adapt to be be more effective in the 21st century? What can enable closer collaboration between military and industry and how can we better leverage innovation from non-traditional defence entities?
·         Local content requirements are common in manty nations. What case-studies demonstrate where this can be done to everyone’s advantage and where can local content make the biggest impact?
What are the technological breakthroughs and performance requirements that vehicle users are now looking for/or should be looking for?


Steve Bingley

Chief Engineer (Future Business)
General Dynamics Land Systems - United Kingdom

·         What are the likely obstacles for aligning the next generation of combat vehicle technology, with emerging doctrine, such as multi-domain operations and systems fusion?  
·         What are the key considerations for mitigating the cyber vulnerabilities of fighting vehicles in a digitised battlespace?
·         Outlining the considerations for automation & AI, deception, novel barriers and persistent surveillance for armoured manoeuvre warfare in the future battlespace
·         Acquisition and the Military-Industrial Relationship: how must military acquisition culture and processes adapt to be more effective in the 21st century? What can enable closer collaboration between military and industry, particularly with non-traditional defence entities?  
Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence at U.S. Army

Major General Gary M. Brito

Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence
U.S. Army

Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision at German Army

Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart

Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision
German Army

Major General Charles Beaudouin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs at French Ministry of Defence

Major General Charles Beaudouin

Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs
French Ministry of Defence

Major General Jez Bennett, Director Capability at British Army

Major General Jez Bennett

Director Capability
British Army

Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander at Army of Sweden

Major General Karl Engelbrektson

Commander
Army of Sweden

10:30 - 11:15 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:15 - 11:45 INCREASED CAPABILITY AND SECURITY OF SUPPLIES - THE BAE SYSTEMS HÄGGLUNDS MODEL

Sponsors:
BAE Systems



11:45 - 12:15 FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE ENLARGED SCORPION PROGRAMME


Major General Charles Beaudouin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs at French Ministry of Defence

Major General Charles Beaudouin

Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs
French Ministry of Defence

12:15 - 12:45 SERVAL®: 4X4 WITHOUT COMPROMISE

Sponsors:
Nexter
Texelis





12:45 - 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

Survivability

14:00 - 14:00 ISRAELI ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEM CAPABILITY
·          Operating the only fully operational and combat-proven APS in the world
·          Current APS capability which includes four fire-control radars to track incoming threats such as anti-tank-guided-missiles and rocket-propelled grenades
·          Plans for further weapons development 
Confirmed Representative, Weapons Development Department, Armored Branch at Israel Defence Force

Confirmed Representative

Weapons Development Department, Armored Branch
Israel Defence Force

Survivability

14:30 - 15:00 IRON FIST ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEM; A GAME CHANGER FOR MISSION SUCCESS
Sponsors:
Elbit Systems



Survivability

13:30 - 14:00 UK SURIVABILITY RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Survivability

15:30 - 16:00 SESSION RESEVRED FOR MICROFLOWN AVISA

Survivability

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Survivability

16:30 - 17:25 ACTIVE- / PASSIVE HYBRID SOLUTIONS – THE NEXT LEVEL OF SURVIVABILITY FOR ARMOURED PLATFORMS ON THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD



General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,, DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017) at Conference Chairman

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

·          What are the main challenges of integrating APS into vehicle platforms?
·          How to better use vehicle protection capability as part of an enabling mission system, not just a threat defeat tool?
·          What are the likely future trends in survivability as we move towards 2030?
General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,, DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017) at Conference Chairman

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group at Dstl

Tom Newbery CPhys

Platform Survivability Group
Dstl

Survivability

17:30 - 17:35 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

Firepower

14:00 - 14:30 TRAINING AND DOCTRINE ENABLERS FOR ENSURING ROMANIAN ARMOURED FIGHTING CAPABILITY

Firepower

14:30 - 15:00 MAXIMIZING OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY, READINESS, AND LCC THROUGH COCKERILL® 3000 SERIES MODULARITY
Sponsors:
John Cockerill
·          Execute complete target set effectively
·          Maintain extremely high readiness (Training and Maintenance)
·          Do both economically, within today and tomorrow’s constraints


Firepower

14:30 - 15:00 BRITISH ARMY’S BF WEAPONS CONCEPT

Lieutenant Colonel Iain Fake, SO1 Medium Forces, Ground Maneoeuvre Capability at Army HQ, British Arm

Lieutenant Colonel Iain Fake

SO1 Medium Forces, Ground Maneoeuvre Capability
Army HQ, British Arm

Firepower

15:30 - 16:00 THE RE-EMERGING ROLE OF SATELLITE BASED NAVIGATION IN FUTURE ARMOURED VEHICLE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
Sponsors:
Collins Aerospace



Firepower

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Firepower

16:30 - 17:10 BUSHMASTER CHAIN GUNS AND ADVANCED AMMUNITION: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO NEXT GENERATION LETHALITY
Sponsors:
Northrop Grumman



·          What are the tradeoffs in up-gunning new missile systems onto APCs and IFVs?
·          For a conflict with a near-peer competitor, what is the likely level of firepower required on IFVs?
·          What are the key considerations for mitigating cyber vulnerabilities of remote/semi-autonomous weapon systems?
·          What are the current/future trends in vehicle firepower as we move towards 2030?
Colonel Syd Hills, Director, Stryker Warfighter's Forum at I Corps, U.S. Army

Colonel Syd Hills

Director, Stryker Warfighter's Forum
I Corps, U.S. Army

Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow Land Warfare at International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE

Senior Fellow Land Warfare
International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Rory Chamberlain

Business Development Director
CTA International

Firepower

17:30 - 17:35 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

Mobility

14:00 - 14:30 JLTV JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE PROGRAMME

Colonel Michael Sprang, Program Manager, JPO JLTV at U.S. Army

Colonel Michael Sprang

Program Manager, JPO JLTV
U.S. Army

Mobility

14:30 - 15:00 COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACK OPERATE AT REACH – LOWER LOGISTIC NEED - FIGHT FOR LONGER
Sponsors:
Soucy Defense
·          An overview of the Composite Rubber Track System
·          Survivability benefits include: Noise & vibration (troops fight for longer), durability & maintainability, vehicle weight & manoeuvrability, ammunition & electronics, l ow logistic support & life cycle costs
·          Challenges for Integration and Maintainability


Mobility

15:00 - 15:30 CURRENT AND FUTURE PLANS TO PROCURE A NEW FLEET OF 8X8 (VCR) VEHICLES

Mobility

15:30 - 16:00 THE ARMOURED COMBAT SUPPORT VEHICLE G5
Sponsors:
FFG
·          FFG’s unique company perspective
·          System house verses package upgrades
·          FFG vehicle solutions


Mobility

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Mobility

16:30 - 17:00 EVOLUTION OF RUNFLAT TECHNOLOGY - HOW 30-YEAR-OLD TECHNOLOGY IS BEING TRANSFORMED

·          What are the key considerations for deployability and maneuverability to large urban and densely populated operating environments?
·          How are autonomous systems able to support future armoured manoeuver? What are the drawbacks for autonomous systems?
·          What are the main challenges for ensuring rapid deployability and readiness as we move towards 2030?
Commander Sergio Augusto  de Freitas Ros, Command of Materiel of Marines Corps at Brazilian Navy

Commander Sergio Augusto de Freitas Ros

Command of Materiel of Marines Corps
Brazilian Navy

Brigadier General Angelo Minelli, Commander of the Cavalry School and Inspector of the Cavalry at Italian Army

Brigadier General Angelo Minelli

Commander of the Cavalry School and Inspector of the Cavalry
Italian Army

Colonel Jesús Marco Vila, SP Logistic Command / Aquisitions Directorate at Spanish MoD

Colonel Jesús Marco Vila

SP Logistic Command / Aquisitions Directorate
Spanish MoD

Mobility

17:30 - 17:35 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

17:35 - 18:05 LEADING THE ARMY’S EFFORT TO MODERNISE THE ARMY’S NEXT GENERATION OF COMBAT VEHICLES

·          The Vision for Future Warfare
·          NGCV Portfolio Overview & Review which includes: Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, Robotic Combat
·          Vehicles, Armoured 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 Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle at U.S. Army Futures Command

Brigadier General Richard Coffman

Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle
U.S. Army Futures Command

18:05 - 18:35 RAFAEL'S CAPABILITIES FOR FUTURE ARMORED VEHICLES


Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision at German Army

Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart

Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision
German Army

18:35 - 19:00 THE CURRENT AND PLANNED ARMOURED FIGHTING & MECHANISED CAPABILITY OF THE GERMAN ARMY


Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision at German Army

Major General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart

Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision
German Army

19:00 - 21:00 DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsors:
RUAG MRO