Conference Day Two (24 Jan)

8:00 - 8:30 MORNING REGISTRATION


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General Sir Adrian Bradshaw

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

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General John W. Nicholson

Commander
Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan

9:00 - 9:30 RESERVED

9:30 - 10:00 AFGHAN NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: REQUIREMENTS IN THE LAND VEHICLE FLEET

Lieutenant General Hilalludin Hilal, Deputy Minister for Intelligence, Afghan Ministry of Defence

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Lieutenant General Hilalludin Hilal

Deputy Minister for Intelligence
Afghan Ministry of Defence

10:00 - NaN:NaN RESERVED

10:30 - 11:00 COMMUNICATING THE LAND POWER NARRATIVE

Major 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

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Major General Karl Engelbrektson

Commander
Army of Sweden

11:00 - 11:30 MORNING COFFEE

11:30 - 12:00 DEVELOPING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR FUTURE FIGHTING VEHICLES 2030+

Major General David Bassett, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, U.S. Army
· 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

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Major General David Bassett

Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems
U.S. Army

12:00 - 12:30 RESERVED

12:30 - 13:00 RESERVED FOR THE USMC

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13:00 - NaN:NaN UPDATE ON THE FRENCH ARMY’S SCORPION MODERNISATION PROGRAM

Major General Bernard Barrera, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Acquisition, French Army
· 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

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Major General Bernard Barrera

Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Acquisition
French Army

13:30 - 14:00 LUNCH

14:30 - NaN:NaN RESERVED

The variety of models currently out for tender demonstrates a lack of consensus on future vehicle designs, especially in key areas such as mobility and protection. There are, however, certain areas where consensus is growing in areas like high-tech armour, systems, sensors and vehicle components.
Aim: To investigate the characteristics of the future armoured vehicle.
Method: To hear from those currently involved in the requirements setting and research that will lay the foundation for future armoured vehicles design and procurements.
· What technologies will be included?
· How will this affect CONOPS?
· Will some technologies introduce vulnerabilities and create more problems than they solve?
· With so many options available, what are the most ground-breaking armoured vehicle technologies?

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Didi Ben-Yoash

Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicle
Israeli MoD
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Colonel Kevin Vanyo

Military Deputy to the Director, Army Tank Automotive Research, Development
U.S. Army
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Mr. Alexander Weis

Deputy Director
Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
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William Suttie

Land Equipment Science Gateway
Dstl
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Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry

Senior Fellow for Land Warfare
International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE

16:30 - 17:30 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?

17:30 - 18:00 DAY TWO KEYNOTE CLOSING ADDRESS


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General Sir Adrian Bradshaw

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

18:15 - 18:45 END OF DAY TWO