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

MRO & Retrofit (20 Jan)

7:30 - 8:10 MORNING REGISTRATION

8:50 - 9:00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 - 9:30 THE HUNGARIAN APPROACH TO ARMOURED AND MECHANISED CAPABILITY BUILDING

·          What are the consequenses of the Zrínyi 2026 modernisation programme for the Hungarian Land Forces?
·          Procurement of fleet of Nurol Makina made 4x4s
·          Outlining current armoured capability, relative to the Hungary’s current security context
·          Future plans, strategic priorities and challenges
Brigadier General Attila Takacs, Commander at Hungarian Ground Forces

Brigadier General Attila Takacs

Commander
Hungarian Ground Forces

9:30 - 10:00 THE CURRENT AND FUTURE ROLE OF ARMOUR AS PART OF NIGERIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE

·          Nigeria’s current security operations
·          The formal commission into service of a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles, including a new version of the Infantry Patrol Vehicle, a Tactical Patrol Vehicle, Armoured Personnel Carrier and Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle
·          Feedback from recent exercises and Peace Support Operations
Major General James Akomolafe, Commander, Armoured Corps at Nigerian Army

Major General James Akomolafe

Commander, Armoured Corps
Nigerian Army

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:00 JLTV JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE PROGRAMME

·          JLTV’s family of vehicles, including 3 base platforms consisting of the Utility (JLTV-UTL), the Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC) and General Purpose (JLTV-GP)
·          Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program's transition into Full-Rate Production
·          Timelines for fielding
Colonel Michael Sprang, Program Manager, JPO JLTV at U.S. Army

Colonel Michael Sprang

Program Manager, JPO JLTV
U.S. Army

11:00 - 11:30 ADVANCES IN FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED (FLIR) SENSORS, FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS (FPD) AND NIGHT VISION IMAGING SYSTEM (NVIS)

·          MRO upgrade sensor / display options
·          Thermal principles and generations
·          Second generation FPDs compatibilities with third GEN FLIR


10:40 - 11:10 MODERNISATION OF LITHUANIA’S ARMOURED VEHICLE FLEET

·          Outline of current and planned capability
·          Taking delivery of 88 Boxer IFVs to be delivered by 2020 and integrated into the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas Mechanised Infantry Battalion of the Mechanised Infantry Brigade ‘Iron Wolf’
·          Future purchase of a fleet of JLTVs, which would include the vehicle platforms, M1278A1 heavy gun carriers, ballistic armor, explosive protection, shot detection and GPS
Colonel Mindaugas Petkevičius, Deputy Commander, at Lithuanian Land Forces

Colonel Mindaugas Petkevičius

Deputy Commander,
Lithuanian Land Forces

12:30 - 13:00 BALANCE OF POWER; RELIABLE ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR THE MODERN WORLD

Sponsors:
EnerSys


12:30 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH


·          Bangladesh’s experience in recent counter-terrorism operations
·          Exploring the relevance of armoured vehicles in the non-traditional security environment
·          Evolving challenges in supporting UN Peacekeeping missions and the need for more effective mine resistant and ambush protected vehicles
Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled, Commandant, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) at Bangladesh Army

Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled

Commandant, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC)
Bangladesh Army

14:00 - 14:30 ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK CURRENT REQUIREMENTS VS. FUTURE MODERNISATION STRATEGY

·          Modernise and sustain premier tank and support systems to equip the warfighter and strategic partners
·          Provide orientation to the M1A2 and M88 programme including production, sustainment and modernisation planning
·          Current programme activities and potential technologies for further upgrades
David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems at U.S. Army

David Marck

Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems
U.S. Army

14:30 - 15:00 LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF MALAYSIAN ARMOURED VEHICLES

·          The role of STRIDE in relation to Malaysian Army requirements
·          Technical Evaluation of Lipan Bara AV4 and GEMPITA AV8 – feedback from the User Qualification Test (UQT), Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) & Final Acceptance Test (FAT)
·          Conclusions and next steps for improving functionality
Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Ph.D.,, Director Mechanical & Aerospace Technology Division (STRIDE) at Malaysian MoD

Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Ph.D.,

Director Mechanical & Aerospace Technology Division (STRIDE)
Malaysian MoD

14:30 - 15:10 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

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

Sponsors:
ARTEC GmbH
  • 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