20 - 23 January, 2020 | Twickenham, London, UK

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

8:10 - 8:40 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

8:50 - 10:30 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

9:30 - 10:00 MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS AND MANOEUVRE

·          The operational environment and changes in the character of war
·          Brigade Combat Team (BCT) in the close fight and understanding the MDO battlefield at the BCT level
·          Compete, penetrate, disintegrate, exploit and re-compete
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

10:00 - 10:40 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

·         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?  
Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata, Director General Armoured Vehicles, ATLA at Japan Ministry of Defence

Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata

Director General Armoured Vehicles, ATLA
Japan Ministry of Defence

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

11:30 - 12:20 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION: IDENTIFYING TRENDS IN THE MARKET, FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND EXAMINING THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE CUSTOMER

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?

12:20 - 13:30 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 HOW TO ENSURE A MATURE YET EVOLVING APS
·          APS Solutions and their Challenges
·          Maturity and Evolution of APS Algorithms
·          Maturity and Evolution of APS Systems

Survivability

13:30 - 14:00 UK ACTIVE INTEGRATED PROTECTION SYSTEMS
  • Highlighting the importance of APS being integrated to the fighting system for survivability, situational awareness and battle management
  • An enabling mission system, not just a threat defeat tool

Survivability

15:30 - 16:00 EXPLOITING THE BENEFITS OF ACOUSTIC VECTOR SENSORS: PASSIVE, DISTRIBUTED AND UNATTENDED SENSING
·          Detection, localisation, tracking and classification of a variety of audible threats, including drones
·          CASTLE detects and localises a variety of supersonic guns (small arms up to 35 mm board canons).
·          Localisation of other vehicles, drones and anti-tank launchers
·          Localisation of hostile artillery and rocket firing positions

Survivability

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Survivability

16:30 - 17:25 PANEL DISCUSSION: SURVIVABILITY
·          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

Survivability

17:30 - 17:40 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

Firepower

14:00 - 14:30 MOBILE PROTECTED FIREPOWER
·          MPF Programme Overview
·          Senior Leader Direction & History
·          Acquisition Strategy & Schedule
·          Organisation
·          Concerns & Path Forward
Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS, at U.S. Army

Mr. David Dopp

Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS,
U.S. Army

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 THE ROLE OF ARMOUR AS PART OF POLISH NATIONAL DEFENCE
·          Ensuring the ability to mobilise for conducting effective collective defence operations
·          Continuing to introduce new armoured vehicles, which are more resistant to enemy fire, with special emphasis to be put on developing a new generation tank
·          Intensified schedule of exercises, both in the national and allied frameworks

Firepower

15:30 - 16:00 GETTING TO THE LEFT OF BOOM…LASER WARNING AS A COMBAT MULTIPLIER
·          Advanced laser threat warning systems for force protection
·          Providing the extra seconds needed to ensure crew survivability
·          Chemical detection systems for a range of current and emerging threat environments

Firepower

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Firepower

16:30 - 17:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: FIREPOWER
·          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?

Firepower

17:30 - 17:40 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

Mobility

14:00 - 14:30 ARMOURED MOBILITY AS A DETERRENT FOR ROMANIA AND NATO IN THE BLACK SEA REGION
·          MNDSE - a regional multinational divisional headquarters establishing tailored forward presence in the strategic Black Sea region
·          Insight into current and planned Romanian mechanised capability and its contribution to MNDSE in ensuring high readiness armoured manoeuvre
Major General Daniel Petrescu, Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division South-East, Romanian Land Forces Staff at NATO

Major General Daniel Petrescu

Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division South-East, Romanian Land Forces Staff
NATO

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 ENHANCED NATO REACTION FORCE – SPANISH ARMOUR MODERNISATION AND CONTRIBUTION TO VJTF
·          Spanish contributions to the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF)
·          Feedback from national Spain’s 2019 national training events
·          Current and future plans to procure a new fleet of 8x8 (VCR) vehicles

Mobility

15:30 - 16:00 THE FFG SYSTEM HOUSE APPROACH: EFFICIENT PARTNERSHIP SOLUTIONS
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 ADDRESSING THE MARKET NEED FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE AND AFFORDABLE REAL MILITARY 14- 18 TONES CHASSIS : FROM AXLE SUPPLY TO ROLLING CHASSIS SUPPLY
·          14t to 18t Market demand
·          Chassis technology
·          Application for French Army

Mobility

16:30 - 17:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: MOBILITY
·          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?

Mobility

17:30 - 17:40 TRANSMISSION TO BRING AUDIENCE TOGETHER FOR PLENARY SESSION

17:45 - 18:15 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

18:15 - 18:45 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

18:45 - 18:45 DRINKS RECEPTION

20:00 - 20:00 Gala Dinner (by invitation only)