Conference Day One: Tuesday 8th February

07.45 – 08.25 Coffee And Registration

08.25 – 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address

Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely


08.30 – 09.00 The British Army’s Strategy To Support Current And Future Operations

  • The impact of ISAF/Operation Herrick deployments on the British Army and how this has influenced the post-SDSR vision for the Army
  • Major equipment initiatives along all lines of development and the protection of resources in a constrained environment
  • Maintaining existing capabilities to ensure that current operations remain fully resourced
  • Upgrade of existing vehicle types and looking towards new procurements
  • Upcoming land system and vehicle requirements to implement the British Army’s future missions

Major General Chris Deverell
Director General Logistics Support and Equipment, HQ Land Forces
British Army

09.00 – 09.30 United States Keynote: The Future Of The US Army And The Capabilities Required For Partnership With Strategic Allies

  • Review of operations to date and the need for combined warfighting to combat asymmetric enemies
  • Command interoperability is now a reality, but what technology do we need to further military cooperation down through the chain of command?
  • Exploring the capability requirements that increased partnership demands: How technically interoperable do we need to become?
  • Procurement and equipping cooperation and the mutual benefits for allied nations
  • New vehicle procurements and their role in force structure for alliance operations

Major General Robert Brown
Commanding General
US Army Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence

09.30 – 10.00 Developing Ground Manoeuvre Requirements For The British Army

Major General Bill Moore
Director (Battlespace Manoeuvre) / Master General of the Ordnance

10.00 – 10.30 Joint Support To French Armed Forces Land Equipment: Lessons Learned In The Acquisition And Maintenance Of Materiel

Lieutenant General Jean Tristan Verna
Director, Integrated Operational Land Equipment Maintenance (SIMMT)
French MoD

10.30 – 11.15 Coffee And Networking

11.15 – 11.45 Support To British Army Land Operations

  • Industry cooperation with the customer to develop the right balance of cost vs. capability
  • Designing and integrating solutions to meet the demands of current and future conflicts
  • Working with the customer to deliver on time solutions
  • Working with the customer’s vision of through life support to ensure sustainable performance of land platforms

David Leslie
Strategic Business Development Director, BAE Systems
Global Combat Systems - Vehicles


11.45 – 12.15 Political Imperatives In The Acquisition Of Defence Technologies

Paul Beaver
Defence Analyst and Former Special Advisor to the House of Commons Defence Committee

12.15 – 12.45 Panel Session: Collaborative Strategies To Improve The Procurement Of Armoured Vehicles

Chaired by David Leslie
Strategic Business Development Director, BAE Systems
Global Combat Systems - Vehicles

12.45 – 14.15 Networking Lunch

STREAM A: The Evolution And Development Of Heavy Armour STREAM B: Evaluating The Surge In Protected Patrol Vehicles

14.15 – 14.45 Case Study: The Use Of Leopard 2 In Operations In Afghanistan And The Potential For Heavy Armour Platforms As Part Of A Counter Insurgency Operation

Major Peter Els
1st Panzer Battalion
Danish Army

14.15 – 14.45 Pursuit Of The Enemy Across Multiple Terrain Types: The US Military’s M-ATV And The Tactical Edge It Provides

Lieutenant Colonel Coll Haddon
Ground Combat Vehicle Systems
US Army

14.45 – 15.15 Armour To Support Infantry Against Asymmetric Enemies: The US Marine Corps Assault Breaching Vehicle

Joe Augustine
Programme Manager, Assault Breaching Vehicle
US Marine Corps Systems Command

14.45 – 15.15 Getting The Most From Protected Platforms As Weapons Systems: The Swedish Armoured Fighting Vehicle Programme

Rickard Lindstrom
Armoured Vehicles Specialist

15.15 – 15.45 Utilsing Heavy Armour Within Future War Scenarios: Looking Ahead With The US Army’s Armour School

Invited Speaker:

Colonel Theodore Martin
Commandant, Armour School
US Army

15.15 – 15.45 Developing A Design To Meet The UK’s Light Protected Patrol Vehicle Programme

David Hind
Managing Director
Force Protection Europe


15.45 – 16.30 Afternoon Tea And Networking


16.30 – 17.00 Operational Perspectives On In-Service British Army Vehicle Types

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Fullerton
Commanding Officer, Household Cavalry Regiment
British Army

17.00 – 17.30 Armoured Combat Capabilties In Hybrid And Irregular Warfare Conflicts

Dr. David E Johnson
Senior Political Scientist, Arroyo Centre
RAND Corporation

17.30 – 18.00 Armoured Fighting Vehicles Capabilties In Combating Insurgencies And Winning The Peace

David McDonald Joyce
Business Development Director
Paramount Group


18.00 – 18.30 Rethinking Ground Manoeuvre For Current And Future Conflicts

Colonel Gian Gentile
Associate Professor, International Division Chief, Department of History
US Military Academy

18.30 End Main Conference Day One And Drinks Reception

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Conference Opening Times:

Monday 7th February 2011
Tuesday 8th February 2011
Wednesday 9th February 2011
Thursday 10th February 2011

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