Conference Day Two (24 Jan)
8:00 - 8:30 MORNING REGISTRATION
8:25 - 8:30 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKSGeneral Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE, - DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017) Conference Chairman
8:30 - 9:00 OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: RESOLUTE SUPPORTGeneral John W. Nicholson - Commander Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan
9:00 - 9:30 RESERVED
9:30 - 9:45 AFGHAN NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: REQUIREMENTS IN THE LAND VEHICLE FLEET
9:45 - 10:00 MINISTRY OF INTERIOR PERSPECTIVE: PROTECTED MOBILITY FOR INTERNAL SECURITYMajor General Masood Ahmad Azizi - Deputy Minister of Interior Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Major General Masood Ahmad AziziDeputy Minister of Interior
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
10:30 - 11:00 COMMUNICATING THE LAND POWER NARRATIVEMajor General Karl Engelbrektson - Commander Army of Sweden
· There is an ever increasing need for cooperation among armed forces who are in reshaping and resizing their forces following the conflicts of the last decade
· Understanding the challenges of future operating environments and the budgetary pressures put on defence to generate hybrid deterrence, and what this means for land power
· With individual nations struggling to put forward the resources required to generate a strong land power cooperation is needed among nations that will interoperate together in future conflicts
· Consideration needs to be given to great international cooperation in training, and communication as well as ammunition commonality and logistical support to deliver land power at an affordable price
Major General Karl EngelbrektsonCommander
Army of Sweden
11:00 - 11:30 MORNING COFFEE
11:30 - 12:00 DEVELOPING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE FIGHTING VEHICLES 2030+
· M1A2 SEP v4 upgraded Abrams tank in the 2020s, a more lethal Abrams variant with 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared Sensors for greater targeting range and resolution and more lethal Advanced Multi-Purpose ammunition
· U.S. thinking on future platforms and development of design concepts for various super high-tech tank platforms
· Early design work for a new mobile, lethal, high-tech future lightweight tank platform able to detect and destroy a wider range of targets from farther distances, cross bridges, incinerate drones with lasers and destroy incoming enemy artillery
· Requirement for future vehicles to be physical adaptability and change and growth ability for alterations
· Future development of integrated APS Systems and other technologies built from the ground up
12:00 - 12:30 EVOLUTION OF THE AJAXDavid Hind - Executive Director General Dynamics United Kingdom
12:20 - 12:50 LAND 400: NARROWING THE DECISION AND RISK MITIGATIONBrigadier Greg McGlone - Director General of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAF) Australian Army
LAND 400 will acquire and support the next generation of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV) with the firepower, protection and mobility to defeat increasingly lethal and adaptive adversaries well into the future. LAND 400 will deliver enhanced levels of survivability to the Joint Land Force including sensors, weapons and information systems which will be networked to strategic intelligence platforms. At its foundation, the program will deliver replacements for the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) fleets. The program will also provide specialist Manoeuvre Support Vehicles (MSV) to properly enable Army’s combat brigades to undertake joint land combat.
· LAND 400 Phase 2 is in the final stage of tender evaluation following the successful completion on schedule of the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA)
· The process will conclude in the first half of 2018 with Defence making a submission to Government for LAND 400 Phase 2 Gate Two approval
Brigadier Greg McGloneDirector General of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAF)
12:50 - 13:20 A NEW ERA FOR THE CV90 – STRONGER, FASTER, MORE INTELLIGENCE…Dan Lindell - Platform Manager CV90 BAE System
· Key enabler – what will matter in the future?
· The smart fighter – technology revolution vs human evolution
· Design with growth and not for growth
· Tying operators and systems closer together – synergies to create emergent properties
Dan LindellPlatform Manager CV90
13:20 - 13:50 UPDATE ON THE FRENCH ARMY’S SCORPION MODERNISATION PROGRAM
· Overview of the $6.7 billion Army’s Scorpion modernization program
· 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 onboard 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 program
13:50 - 15:00 LUNCH
15:00 - 15:30 RESERVED
15:30 - 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE FIGHTING VEHICLE IN THE INFORMATION AGE – TECHNOLOGY & CAPABILITYBrigadier (ret.) Ben Barry - Senior Fellow for Land Warfare International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK
Brigadier General Didi Ben-Yoash - Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicle Israeli MoD
Colonel Kevin Vanyo - Military Deputy to the Director, Army Tank Automotive Research, Development U.S. Army
Alexander Weis - Deputy Director Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
Dr. William Suttie - Land Equipment Science Gateway Dstl
John Puddy - Technology Lead BAE Systems Land
Aim: To investigate the characteristics of the future armoured vehicle.
Method: To hear from those currently involved in the requirements setting, research and industrial sector that will lay the foundation for future armoured vehicles design and procurements.
· Are we at a tipping point in the way systems are specified and procured?
· From equipment to delivering effect: Are we moving to a system of systems; separating sensors, from platform, from control, from weapons, operating a mini-fleet of separate autonomous units?
· Autonomous systems and unmanned/optionally manned systems’ role within the future fleet
· What are the enabling technologies? What technologies will be included? How will they affect CONOPS?
Brigadier General Didi Ben-YoashTeam Leader, Future Combat Vehicle
Colonel Kevin VanyoMilitary Deputy to the Director, Army Tank Automotive Research, Development
Alexander WeisDeputy Director
Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
Dr. William SuttieLand Equipment Science Gateway
Brigadier (ret.) Ben BarrySenior Fellow for Land Warfare
International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK
John PuddyTechnology Lead
BAE Systems Land
16:30 - 17:00 AFTERNOON COFFEE
17:00 - 18:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: GREYBEARD PANEL DISCUSSION: IDENTIFYING FUTURE THREATS
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives... It is the one that is most adaptable to change” - Darwin
Over the past decade the world has witnessed significant change in the nature of the threats we face. We now live in a seemingly much more complicated world; cyber-attacks, asymmetric warfare, terrorism at home and abroad / The Nation states’ monopoly on the use of force has been eroded, state boundaries have lost much of their importance and non-state actors have become increasingly powerful drivers of change:
· What are the likely sources of future threats and future combat scenarios?
· How do armed forces adapt to combat threats in this complex world?
· Is it possible for a nation to maintain forces capable of combatting a full range of potential scenarios?
· Can nations specialise and collaborate with other nations to collectively combat a full spectrum of threats without losing sovereignty and the ability to standalone?
What is the role for land forces and armoured vehicles, how is it changing and how will it have to change further?