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

Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry

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

Ben Barry is responsible in the IISS for ensuring the quality of the Institute’s analysis of land warfare and the information on land capabilities presented in publication, thereby has a critical overview of opportunities and constraints in soldier modernization. His last military appointment before joining IISS was to lead British Army assessment into the lessons learned from the Army’s contribution to the Iraq War, giving him an unparalleled insight into the changing nature of warfare and the fluctuation in priorities attached. Previous appintments include Director general Staff, Director of Force Development and Head of the UK Ministry of defence Streamlining programme. Ben has commanded troops at every rank from Lieutenant to Brigadier and in every British infantry role apart from parachute. He will be using his expertise to flesh out the current context within which today’s programme managers need to modernize their soldiers.


 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?

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