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

Main Conference Day Two (22 Jan)

7:30 - 8:15 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:30 - 9:00 BUILDING THE INTERNATIONAL LINK INTO THE U.S. ARMY’S ARMOURED VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AND FIELDING

·          Armaments Cooperation, Security Assistance & Technology Transfer
·          Acquisition collaboration by maximising exportability support and improving access for international industry
·          Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Beyond

9:00 - 9:30 THE EVOLUTION OF SWEDISH ARMOURED MANEOUVRE


9:30 - 10:00 PATRIA’S ENLARGED AWV PRODUCT RANGE – MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW SECURITY CONTEXT

Sponsors:
Patria
·          Success story of Patria AMV continues
·          Patria 6x6
·          Future trends


10:00 - 10:30 DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENTS OF ARMOURED VEHICLES IN JAPAN AND OUR FUTURE AMBITIONS

·          Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) & history of armoured vehicle development in Japan
·          Overview of Type 10 Main Battle Tank (MBT) & Type 16 Mobile Combat Vehicle (MCV)
·          Trends of engines in Japan & future amphibious technology
·          Conclusions
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

10:30 - 11:00 STATE-OF-THE-ART PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS SINCE 1975

Sponsors:
Aselsan



11:00 - 12:40 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 - 12:10 FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE ENLARGED SCORPION PROGRAMME

·          Overview of the $6.7 billion Army’s Scorpion modernisation programme
·          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 on-board 3D simulation, and maintenance
·          The architecture of the SCORPION armoured reconnaissance and combat vehicle JAGUAR
·          Lessons learned from recent operations and their impact on modernisation 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

12:10 - 12:40 CENTAURO II – ITALIAN ARMOURED WHEELED VEHICLE FOR CAVALRY UNITS

·          Armoured Vehicle Centauro modernisation programme: a versatile and adaptive answer to new scenarios
·          Centauro II interoperability, agility and flexibility to operate in combination with medium force IFVs
·          Centauro II protection, survivability and lethality; the value of maintaining a credible and mixed effective fire power

12:40 - 14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

Already revolutionising how we will fight future wars, autonomous platforms will be deployed for a myriad of operational environments and fighting contexts, and, as outlined in the U.S. Army’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy, offer land forces a wealth of benefits: increased situational awareness, lighten physical and cognitive burdens, force sustainment and force protection.
 
More strikingly, the U.S. Army’s NGCV Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle and the Robotic Combat Vehicle will provide it’s warfighters with the capability to engage in combat via remotely controlled autonomous systems – a huge evolution for the future of land warfare.
 
Today’s panel is a chance for emerging and established robotics experts in both military and industry to understand how this sector is developing, what military leadership is thinking, and the future of this transformative technology on the battlespace.
Dr. Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, GVSC, CCDC at U.S. Army Futures Command

Dr. Robert W. Sadowski

Army Chief Roboticist, GVSC, CCDC
U.S. Army Futures Command

Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate at U.S. Army Futures Command

Ted Maciuba

Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate
U.S. Army Futures Command

Major Cory Wallace, Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, NGCV CFT at U.S. Army Futures Command

Major Cory Wallace

Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, NGCV CFT
U.S. Army Futures Command

14:50 - 16:20 CARMEL – FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLE DEMONSTRATOR TEST RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS

·          Insight into the three new prototypes for the Carmel advanced armoured fighting vehicle (AFV)
·          Carmel - supporting the IDFs new combat concept, which is based on autonomous and automatic maneuvering capabilities, artificial intelligence, hybrid propulsion and more
·          Demonstrator test result, conclusions and next steps
Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles at Israel Ministry of Defence

Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash

Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles
Israel Ministry of Defence

15:20 - 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

15:50 - 16:20 BULGARIA’S DEFENCE INVESTMENT PROJECT- ESTABLISHING NEW BATTALION BATTLE GROUPS WITHIN MECHANISED BRIGADES

·          Acquisition of core combat equipment for establishing Battalion Battle Groups within the Mechanised Brigades
·          Acquisition of additional equipment for three battalion battle groups
·          Integrated lifecycle logistical support, with additional requirements for training, maintenance, logistical and simulation technology/equipment
Colonel Kalin Haladzhov, State Expert, Project Management Directorate, at inistry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria

Colonel Kalin Haladzhov

State Expert, Project Management Directorate,
inistry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria

16:20 - 16:50 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: USMC’S FUTURE ARMOUED MANEOUVER CAPABILITY AND OPERATING CONCEPT

·          The role of armour as part of the USMC’s Future Operating Concept
·          Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle prototypes to be evaluated by the USMC by the end of 2020
·          Provide transformational sensor, communications and combat capabilities to collect and communicate
·          information, while integrating robotics and artificial intelligence technologies in manned-unmanned team

16:30 - 17:00 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS