21 - 24 January, 2019 | Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom

In-Service Support (21 Jan)

7:15 - 8:20 MORNING REGISTRATION

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Major General Robert Talbot Rice

Former Director Land Equipment
DE&S, UK MoD

8:40 - 9:20 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: IMPROVING THE ARMOURED VEHICLE RELATED CAPABILITY OF NATO AND EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER NATIONS

Brigadier General Rudolf Maus - Director, Life Cycle Management, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Providing responsive, effective and cost-efficient acquisition to Allies, NATO Military Authorities and partner nations, individually and collectively
  • Management of acquisition and logistics support to NATO, its Nations and Partner Nations in the capability areas of System Acquisition/Procurement and Life Cycle Management, Strategic
  • Transport and Storage (except NAMP), Logistics Services and Project Management in the Land, Air, Naval and Joint Service capability domains
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Brigadier General Rudolf Maus

Director, Life Cycle Management
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

8:40 - 9:10 MISSION COMMAND ON THE MOVE: ARMOURED PLATFORMS, COMMAND VEHICLES, AND COMMAND POSTS

Colonel (Ret.) Alan M. Mosher - Senior Director Strategic Campaigns and Planning, DRS Land Electronics
  • Network, hardware, and software applications that are agnostic, modular, expandable, and GVA compliant for legacy, emerging, and future equipped armoured formations
  • On Board Vehicle Power source that enables more agile operations and reduces the armoured command post footprint
  • Expeditionary Brigade, Battalion Command Post Forcible Entry and Uninterrupted Battle Management and Mission Command capability that is interoperable with US, Joint, and Coalition Partners


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Colonel (Ret.) Alan M. Mosher

Senior Director Strategic Campaigns and Planning
DRS Land Electronics

9:20 - 10:00 CURRENT APS & VPS ACTIVITIES AND STRYKER LETHALITY

Colonel Glenn Dean - PEO Stryker, U.S. Army
·          Up-Gunning the STRYKER
·          Executing a fourth non-developmental APS system evaluation
·          The new Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station configuration for Stryker combat vehicles
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Colonel Glenn Dean

PEO Stryker
U.S. Army

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:10 MODERNISATION OF SLOVAK ARMOURED MOBILITY & FIGHTING CAPABILITY

Colonel Vladimir Kavicky - National Armaments Director, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
·          Plans to indigenously produce and purchase (81) 8x8  armoured vehicles and (404) 4x4 vehicles through development cooperation with Patria for the 8x8
·          Outlining the technical requirements for both vehicles with delivery anticipated between 2018 – 2024
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Colonel Vladimir Kavicky

National Armaments Director
Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic

11:10 - 11:50 THROUGH-LIFE TRAINING FOR CZECH ARMOURED AND MECHANISED UNITS

Colonel Jan Štěpánek, - Head of Training Department (G7), Czech Land Forces
·          Current training practices for the existing fleet of IFVs and AFVs
·          Czech military requirements for through-life training
·          Evolving CONOPS for the future operating environment
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Colonel Jan Štěpánek,

Head of Training Department (G7)
Czech Land Forces

12:20 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:30 - 13:40 ELECTRIC PROPULSION AND MORE ELECTRIC ARMORED VEHICLES IN THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELDFROM 6T BATTERY TO HV BATTERY



14:00 - 14:30 OPEN ARCHITECTURE FOR THE FULL SPECTRUM - VEHICLES, BASES, SOLDIERS & THEIR DIGITAL OPERABILITY

The Ultra Electronics Group manages a wide range of specialist capabilities, generating highly-differentiated solutions and products in the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy markets by applying electronic and software technologies in demanding environments and critical applications to meet customer needs.


Open systems are being talked about by potential customers, across governments, military services and primes as the way ahead for system acquisition.  However, to achieve the desired benefits, particularly for the user, modular design and construction is a key aspect of the system architecture as this enables an incremental acquisition strategy and the agility to introduce new applications or sub-systems, for example, in response to a change in threat. This is also a key concept for managing obsoleszx.cence.
 
Modular design utilising defined open interfaces within a defined open infrastructure and based on recognised open standards, provides considerable operational and commercial flexibility.
 
This panel discussion will examine the opportunity to embrace technical innovation quickly and easily as granted by this flexibility. As much of the technological innovation is driven by SMEs, this session has been designed specifically to facilitate engagement with Primes and End Users.    
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Professor Merfyn Lloyd

lately science advisor,
DE&S – UK MoD

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Richard Hooper

Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division
Dstl

15:00 - 15:30 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

15:40 - 16:10 BOXER FOR MIV - BRITISH BY BIRTH

·          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 - 16:30 OCCAR – THE ORGANISATION FOR JOINT ARMAMENT COOPERATION & THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BOXER PROGRAMME

Andreas Zekorn - Programme Manager for BOXER, OCCAR
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Andreas Zekorn

Programme Manager for BOXER
OCCAR

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Major Nerijus Šivickas

BOXER Project Lead
Lithuanian Ministry of Defence

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Mr. Miha Matek

Head of Armaments Project Management Division
Slovenian Ministry of Defence

17:10 - 17:30 BOXER IN-SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Bob Elvish - Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles, NSPA
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Bob Elvish

Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles
NSPA

17:30 - 18:00 ICE BREAKER COCKTAILS