In-Service Support Day (22 Jan)

8:00 - 8:20 MORNING REGISTRATION

8:20 - 8:30 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:30 - 9:00 UK APPROACH TO IN-SERVICE SUPPORT THROUGH WHOLE FORCE APPROACH TO DELIVERING MILITARY CAPABILITY

Brigadier Simon Hamilton OBE, future Head Vehicle Support Team, DE&S - UK MoD
· Introduction to the UK’s Whole Force Approach to delivering military Capability
· Improving the resource effectiveness of combat Service support and wider support activity
· Better utilising uniformed personnel to create greater combat mass
· Moving beyond the transactional: partnerships and innovation, cultural compatibility and challenges
· Case Study of the approach to UK vehicle support

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Brigadier Simon Hamilton OBE

future Head Vehicle Support Team
DE&S - UK MoD

9:00 - 9:30 RESERVED

9:30 - 10:00 ORGANIC SUPPORT TO SAVE OPERATING AND SUPPORT COST (O&S) FOR JLTV

Colonel Shane Fullmer, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Joint Program Office Manager, U.S. Army
The JLTV family of vehicles performs multiple mission roles and provides protected, sustained, networked mobility for personnel and payloads across the full range of operations in two variants and four mission package configurations.
· Examining O&S costs overall and how these can be driven down through setting key requirements
· Enhancing fuel efficiency and reliability
· How analyzing O&S Costs can result in beneficial effects during operation and support of the system
· The approach taken with organic support for JLTV

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Colonel Shane Fullmer

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Joint Program Office Manager
U.S. Army

10:00 - 10:30 RESERVED

10:30 - 11:00 MORNING COFFEE

11:00 - 11:30 SCORPION PROGRAMME IN-SERVICE STRATEGY

11:30 - 12:00 RESERVED

Given the number and range of vehicle-borne sensors and systems that are now deployed on operations, using a middleware and data-model based electronic architecture to integrate them on the platform provides a sound engineering solution. Given that these platforms are likely to be in service for 20 to 30 years, maintaining their operational capability in future operations in an affordable way through-life is important. Open architectural and modular solutions allow acquisition and engineering communities to design for affordable change by enabling evolutionary acquisition and spiral development and, thus, provide a roadmap for platform and fleet management through-life.

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Merfyn Lloyd

Lately science advisor
DE&S Retired UK MoD
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Major General David Bassett

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

Mr. Hans-Josef Maas

Project Manager and Chairman MILVA, System Technology Ground Combat Division
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12:45 - 13:45 LUNCH

13:45 - 14:15 PROJEKTSTART PANDUR EVO: THROUGH-LIFE CONSIDERATIONS

Brigadier General Norbert Huber, Director Armament and Procurement, MoD Austria
· The Austrian Armed Forces will procur 34 new crew transporting vehicles PANDUR EVO 6×6
· Timelines: delivery will begin at the end of 2018, with all 34 vehicles handed over by mid-2020
· The Evolution models are being deployed at Jägerbataillon 17 (Straß) and Jägerbataillon 19 (Güssing)
· Plan to ensure cost-effective in-service support for these platforms as they augment the existing Pandur fleet

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Brigadier General Norbert Huber

Director Armament and Procurement
MoD Austria

14:15 - 14:45 RESERVED

14:45 - 15:15 CHANGES OF NATO MEMBER STATES' FLEETS TO COMPLIANCE STANDARDS AND THE EFFECT ON LIFE CYCLE MAINTENANCE

Ian Bonallo, Chief, Land Systems Services & Material Management Section, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
· Beyond supply and maintenance: Technical assistance, configuration management and training
· How reduction of transport cost can be achieved for the customer state
· Managing strategic on-site support and engineering services to keep member forces operational
· Thoughts on the future recyclability of demilitarized and disposed of platforms
· MRAP/Leopard case studies

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Ian Bonallo

Chief, Land Systems Services & Material Management Section
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

14:45 - 15:15 RESERVED

15:15 - 15:30 TRANSITION TIME TO BRING AUDIENCE FROM MRO FOCUSSED SESSIONS TO JOIN IN-SERVICE SUPPORT CONFERENCE FOR KEYNOTE PLENARY ADDRESS

8:00 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS FROM THE CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF

General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff, British Army
· Modernisation of Land Capability to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
· Future Force structure regarding vehicle brigade size and composition
· The British Army’s Strike Experimentation Group
· Making the MBT component more effective through the major life-extension programme for Challenger 2

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General Sir Nick Carter

Chief of the General Staff
British Army
The Chief of the General Staff (CGS) is the professional head of the Army, with responsibility for developing and generating military capability from an integrated Army (Regular and Reserve) and for maintaining the fighting effectiveness, efficiency and morale of the Service.
 
The CGS reports to the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) and, as a Service COS, has a right of direct access to the Secretary of State and the Prime Minister. The CGS is a member of the Defence Council and the Army Board, the Armed Forces Committee, the Chiefs of Staff Committee and the Senior Appointments Committee.

16:00 - 16:30 AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

16:30 - NaN:NaN BOXER: ARTEC GmbH

ARTEC GmbH was founded in the year 1999. It is a Joint Venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and Rheinmetall Military Vehicles Nederland.
ARTEC is responsible for the BOXER development programme for Germany and The Netherlands, acting as the prime contractor. ARTEC is further in charge of the co-ordination of series production and is the focal point organisation for any BOXER export cases.
The main tasks of ARTEC are:
· Programme Management,
· System Engineering,
· Configuration Management,
· ILS Management,
· Contract Administration.

The In Service Support (ISS) Phase is normally the most lengthy and costly phase in the life cycle of a defence equipment programme and it is the only phase that provides real capability to the user. Therefore, the preparation of this phase is key to the success of the programme and the defence system itself. International programmes make the preparation of a common In Service support Phase more complex as they require all Participating States to cooperate on a joint approach. The BOXER Programme managed by OCCAR during the Development and Production Phase and an In Service Support Phase with common elements managed by NSPA is a practical example of how this can work.
The panel includes the BOXER user nations, the management organisations and the BOXER industry to discuss the following aspects:
· How can national requirements be implemented in a multinational programme?
· How can different national logistic concepts be supported in a cooperative ISS Phase?
· What are the main aspects to prepare the common ISS?
· How can lessons learned from operation be introduced into the multinational Production and ISS Phases?
· How can an entirely new capability be fielded in the Army?
· How can industry support the transition into the ISS Phase and the ISS Phase?

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Mr Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño

Director
OCCAR
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Andreas Zekorn


OCCAR
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Artur Ploksto

Armaments & C4I Director, and Boxer Programme Committee Member
Lithuania MoD
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Mr. Dieter Rauser

Director, K5 - Armoured Combat and Transport Systems
BAAINBw
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Ian Bonallo

Chief, Land Systems Services & Material Management Section
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

18:00 - 18:15 CHAIRMAN’S SUMMATION

18:15 - 19:45 ICE BREAKER DRINKS RECEPTION

For centuries alcohol has always played an important, and sometimes decisive, role in warfare.
Some commanders used alcohol to boost morale and courage; other commanders believed it was best to keep their troops as sober as possible, so they wouldn’t go out of control. Re-enact this historic debate in an unrivalled live war-gaming exercise among friends!
This annual ice-breaker is a critical feature of the conference programme and sets the tone for future days; without networking events like this we can not build the trust we need to ensure productive, frank and flowing debate across the Q&A sessions and panel discussions over the following days.