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The growth of low and medium intensity operations has placed a greater emphasis on mobility rather than armour and firepower. A corollary of this has been a debate (fiercely contested in the US Army) as to how far the move from a tracked to a wheeled force should progress. This conference will analyse then, how Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles may be best constructed, armoured and armed in order to meet the operational requirements of the contemporary world.

This timely conference will address the technical, strategic and logistical issues that have emerged from the growing demand for Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles and their associated systems.

As a senior industry executive, you will be aware of the importance and potential of this field. As you will see from the brochure, key speakers include representatives from academia, leading defence publications and from key domestic and foreign defence companies.

Please register now to guarantee your place at this important conference.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz

Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz, Visiting Professor, Royal Military College of Science

9:10 OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS ISSUES IN MEDIUM FORCES

Lieutenant-Colonel David Lewthwaite

Lieutenant-Colonel David Lewthwaite, Senior Army Officer, DERA Centre for Army Analysis

9:40 THE DEVELOPMENT OF TURRETS AND TOW MISSILE LAUNCHERS ON ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES

Alf Borstad

Alf Borstad, Marketing Manager, Kvaerner Eureka (Norway)

  • Constructing an excellent missile launcher
  • Improvements on turrets
  • Turret upgrading with vehicle modernisation
  • Systems integration and programme management
  • 10:20 THE NEED OF A MODERATE ARMAMENT IN LOW AND MEDIUM INTENSITY OPERATIONS

    Ulf Einefors

    Ulf Einefors, Sales Director, Bofors (Sweden)

  • Threat scenario
  • Armament and ammunition concept
  • Increased survivability through the use fo insensitive munitions
  • Future ammunition concepts
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ULTRALITE ARMOUR SOLUTIONS

    Dennis Malone

    Dennis Malone, Chief Engineer, Military Engineering and Programmes, O’Gara-Hess and Eisenhardt

  • M1114 Up-Armoured HMMWV and Variants - Military and Commercial
  • Development of Anti-Mine Armour for M1114; System Level Performance of Integrated Vehicle Armour
  • Direct and Indirect Fire Small Arms and Fragmentation Protection
  • Blast and Anti-Personnel Mine Protection; Vehicle Performance
  • Crew Protection Kit Issues: Applique versus Integrated
  • Lessons Learned: International Deployments
  • 12:00 INNOVATIVE ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES FOR WHEELED VEHICLES

    Dr Peter Ehrhart

    Dr Peter Ehrhart, General Manager, Magnet-Motor GmbH (Germany)

  • Component and system technologies for electric wheel drive units
  • Benefits from electric propulsion technologies for wheeled military vehicles
  • Additional integration of electric storage devices leading to new operational and functional advantages for the vehicles
  • Electric propulsion systems in military demonstrator vehicles: examples and references
  • Future developments
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 CASE STUDY OF A MID WEIGHT PLATFORM

    Adolf Greuter

    Adolf Greuter, Chief Engineer, Mowag Motorwagen Fabriken (Switzerland)

  • The advantages of a mid weight platform
  • Constructing the new light-weight hull design with increased variable ballistic protection
  • The advantages of independent wheel suspension
  • The Piranha’s logistic capacity in low and medium intensity conflicts
  • Commercial successes in Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY OF A MID WEIGHT PLATFORM

    Seppo Marin

    Seppo Marin, Vice President Marketing of Patria Engineering, Patria Industries (Finland)

  • The advantages of a mid weight platform
  • Customising for various tasks and crew protection
  • Success in peacekeeping missions
  • Logistic services in practice
  • Armaments for low intensity conflict
  • Future developments
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE WHEELS AGAINST TRACKS DEBATE

    16:20 CASE STUDY OF A LIGHT WEIGHT PLATFORM

    Ehard Achtziger

    Ehard Achtziger, Project Manager, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany)

  • FENNEK - vehicle concept; Mobility
  • Reconnaissance and data communication
  • Armour protection; Armaments for different tasks
  • Operating conditions; BITE
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Future applications
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception for delegates and speakers

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Foss

    Christopher Foss, Editor, Janes Armour and Artillery

    9:10 CASE STUDY OF A HEAVY WEIGHT PLATFORM -

    Peter Murray

    Peter Murray, Senior Design Manager, Vickers OMC (South Africa)

  • Factors influencing the design of an Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • The Requirements and Doctrine of the SANDF leading to the Rooikat 76
  • How the Rooikat design addresses the SANDF requirement
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a heavyweight platform
  • The requirements of the wider international market; Development of the Rooikat to meet a wider market
  • Future possibilities, market needs and technology
  • 9:40 CASE STUDY OF A HEAVY WEIGHT PLATFORM

    Dr Ing. Alessandro Pollastrini

    Dr Ing. Alessandro Pollastrini, Area Sales Manager, IVECO FIAT - OTO MELARA (Italy)

  • The advantages of a heavy weight platform
  • Meeting the capability requirements of the Italian and Spanish armies
  • Marketing the Centauro as a consortium
  • Protecting the crew against nuclear, chemical and biological warfare
  • Meeting the specifications of a reconnaissance antitank vehicle
  • 10:20 ARTILLERY SYSTEMS

    Colonel Robert Preedy

    Colonel Robert Preedy, Marketing Director, BAE Systems

  • The requirements for a Lightweight Self-Propelled Howitzer
  • What are the trade-offs?
  • A concept for the future
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM

    Avi Hadayo

    Avi Hadayo, Marketing Manager, Kinetics (Israel)

  • An overview of life support systems:- improving performance and survivability whilst also reducing fatigue in hostile environmental conditions
  • Meeting the challenges for Nuclear Biological Chemical protection
  • The auxiliary power unit for recharging a battery when the main engine is not in operation
  • The importance of delivering adequate air conditioning and heating to a wheeled armoured vehicle
  • 12:00 THE FRENCH VBCI PROGRAMME

    Frederic Bouty

    Frederic Bouty, Project Director of VBCI, GIAT Industries (France)

  • Programme background (from VBM to VBCI)
  • Programme status
  • Requirement overview
  • Project features and highlights
  • Industrial scheme
  • Co-operation potential and development opportunities
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 ACHIEVING AN EXCELLENT SUSPENSION SYSTEM

    John Nolan

    John Nolan, Technical Director, Timoney Technology (Ireland)

  • Evolution of needs:- the all-terrain vehicle
  • Achieving an easily adjustable suspension system
  • Suspension systems and their relation to recoil
  • Independent suspension systems assessed
  • 14:40 ARMOUR AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE

    Rainer Ackermann

    Rainer Ackermann, Marketing Manager Subsystems, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace Organisation (Germany)

  • Developing defensive aid suites for EW systems
  • The importance of integrating defence systems for armoured vehicles
  • Using missile countermeasures devices as a tool in theatre
  • Using decision aids during combat
  • The development of ground to air missile defence systems for armoured vehicles
  • Future initiatives
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TURRETS

    Nick Martin

    Nick Martin, Technical Director, Helio

  • Meeting customer requirements for weapons fits on wheeled armoured fighting vehicles
  • Weapon accuracy and sighting
  • Turret traverse and weapons elevation systems: the importance of having both a manual and an electric power capability
  • Finding the optimum level of ballistic protection; Optimised ergonomics
  • Weight and intrusion: the remote weapon station option
  • Turret commonality for a range of weapon fits; Future developments
  • 16:20 OPERATIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

    Phillippe Birr

    Phillippe Birr, Finders Product Manager, Finders (France)

  • Constructing a system with an optimum level of interoperability
  • Using FINDERS as a tool in analysing tactical situations
  • The advantage of being able to transmit unambiguous graphical in a conflict situation
  • Using FINDERS to gain situational awareness in the battlefield
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Survivability for Light/Medium Armored Vehicles

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