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

Main Conference Day Two (22 Jan)

8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION & COFFEE


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

9:30 - 10:00 AJAX – UK PROGRAMME UPDATE




10:00 - 10:30 COMBAT VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIVE RESEARCH ON NEXT GENERATION AMPHIBIOUS TECHNOLOGIES

·          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 MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE NEW SECURITY CONTEXT

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


11:00 - 11:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 - 12:00 THE ITALIAN ARMY DIGITISATION PROGRAMME


12:00 - 12:30 ENHANCED ARMOURED VEHICLE CAPABILITIES BY ASELSAN MISSION SYSTEMS

Sponsors:
Aselsan



12:30 - 13:15 INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION: IDENTIFYING TRENDS IN THE MARKET, FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND EXAMINING THE CHALLENGES FACED BY THE CUSTOMER

·         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?










13:15 - 14:15 NETWORKING LUNCH

14:15 - 15:45 CARMEL FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLE - VISION, REALISATION, TESTING 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

14:45 - 15:15 STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF ARMOURED COMBAT WITHIN GERMAN ARMY'S COMBINED ARMS WARFARE


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

15:20 - 15:50 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

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

16:45 - 17:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS