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

MRO & Retrofit (21 Jan)

7:15 - 7:55 MORNING REGISTRATION

7:55 - 8:00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:00 - 8:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ENSURING THE READINESS OF THE ARMOURED VEHICLE FLEET OF MALAWI

General Griffin Spoon Phiri - Commander Malawi Defence Forces
  • Acquisition and upgrade of armoured personnel carriers, light trucks, fuel tankers, field ambulances, water bowsers, buses and logistics vehicles to replace the old Tata-made military fleet
  • Usage of armorued mobility in activities such as wildlife protection, emergency relief services, road construction services among other national and international services
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General Griffin Spoon Phiri

Commander
Malawi Defence Forces

8:40 - 9:10 ARMOURED DIGITISED VEHICLE AS NEC NODE




9:20 - 10:00 BANGLADESH'S EXPERIENCE IN COUNTER-TERRORISM AND UN MISSIONS: THE RELEVANCE OF FORCE PROTECTION

Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman - Principal Staff Office Bangladesh Armed Forces
·          National security threats of Bangladesh and the requirement for modern armoured mobility capability
·          Procurement of new 4x4 light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to be deployed by the Bangladesh Army in UN peacekeeping missions
·          Requirement for the LAVs to be a standardised platform for use in ambulance, command, and reconnaissance and surveillance roles
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Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman

Principal Staff Office
Bangladesh Armed Forces

10:00 - 10:30 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

10:30 - 11:10 MAINTAINING, SUSTAINING AND UPGRADING ZAMBIAN AMOURED CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT UN AND REGIONAL PEACE SUPPORT MISSIONS

Lieutenant General Paul Mihova - Commander Zambian National Defence Force
·          Overview of current fleet inventory
·          Contributions to UN Peacekeeping Missions that include MINUSCA, UNAMID and UNMISS
·          Maintenance and sustainment of the current fleet and future plans for improved capability
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Lieutenant General Paul Mihova

Commander
Zambian National Defence Force

11:10 - 11:40 ADVANCES IN FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED (FLIR) SENSORS, FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS (FPD) AND NIGHT VISION IMAGING SYSTEM (NVIS)

  • MRO upgrade sensor / display options
  • Thermal Night Vision principles and generations
  •  Second generation FPDs compatibilities with Third GEN FLIR


10:40 - 11:20 BUILDING A NEW ERA OF SECURITY ERA: A HUNGARIAN APPROACH TO IMPROVING ARMOURED AND MECHANISED CAPABILITY

Brigadier General Zsolt Sándor - Commander Hungarian Ground Forces
 
·          Outlining current armoured and mechanised capability relative to the complex security context the Hungarian Armed Forces currently faces – which includes the use of armoured vehicles in response to the migration of refugees on the Hungarian borders of Croatia, Serbia and Romania
·          What are the consequenses of the Zrínyi 2026 modernisation programme for the Hungarian Land Forces?
·         Future plans, strategic priorities and challenges
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Brigadier General Zsolt Sándor

Commander
Hungarian Ground Forces

12:20 - 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:30 - 13:40 GUNSHOT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR THREATS LOCALISATION

GUNSHOT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR THREATS
LOCALISATION


13:40 - 14:20 DELIVERING ARMOURED CAPABILITY TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARMY

Brigadier General Fezile Mbotyi - GOC Armour Formation South African Army
·          Overview of current armoured vehicle fleet and structure of South Africa’s Armor Formation which includes the School of Armor, 1 South African Tank and 1 Special Service Batallion
·          Sustaining the armoured vehicle fleet for varied operations
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Brigadier General Fezile Mbotyi

GOC Armour Formation
South African Army

14:20 - 15:00 LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MALAYSIAN ARMORED VEHICLE FLEET

Dr Mohd Yazid Ahmad - Deputy Director General, STRIDE Malaysian Ministry of Defence
·          Overview and introduction to STRIDE and its role in the ensuring required capability for the Malaysian Army
·          How is the current fleet of Malaysian armoured vehicles maintained?
·          Strengthening the Defense Technology Services in a holistic manner to ensure a sustainable defense system
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Dr Mohd Yazid Ahmad

Deputy Director General, STRIDE
Malaysian Ministry of Defence

15:00 - 15:40 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

15:40 - 16:20 THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTED MOBILITY FOR THE UPDF IN PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS

Brigadier Joseph Musoke Ssemwanga - Commander of Armoured Forces Uganda People's Defence Force
·          Examining the current armoured and mechanised capability of the UPDF
·          Reflections on operational requirements and challenges faced by UPDF armoured forces
·          Lessons from Somalia and experiences using mine-resistant vehicles and the upgrades and retrofit requried for these missions
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Brigadier Joseph Musoke Ssemwanga

Commander of Armoured Forces
Uganda People's Defence Force

16:20 - 17:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FUTURE VEHICLE DESIGN IN AFRICA, INDIA AND ASIA

The armies of Africa, India and Asia face many challenging operating scenarios, both in home theatres and in the many PSO missions that these armies participate in around the world. At the same time there is a wealth of technological development taking place to field better and better vehicles. Combining both indigenous developments and international partnerships the science and technology institutes of the region are at the forefront of developing the future solutions required by these diverse armed forces:

17:30 - 18:00 ICE BREAKER COCKTAILS