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

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Main Conference Day One (21 Jan)

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


10:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: ADAPTING THE WAY WE FIGHT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMBAT VEHICLES

·         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?  

Main Conference Day Two (22 Jan)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020


10:00 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