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SMi’s Inaugural Armoured Combat Mobility Conference will provide you with the perfect platform to network with key senior policy and decision makers from around the globe. Attend and discuss global armoured vehicle requirements and assess and examine the latest developments in armour and Counter IED Solutions. 

This event is well timed and will provide you with an insight into improvements and developments of AFVs and countering IED threats to armoured vehicles. Also be updated on trends and requirements from key nations. Take the opportunity to discuss the role of AFVs in Afghanistan and Iraq and examine the lessons learned based on practical case studies.

Vehicle Display & Sponsored Drinks Reception
 
    
 

ARMOURED VEHICLE EXHIBIT: ST KINETICS WARTHOG

After the conference closes on 12th October, delegates will be transferred the short distance to the Honourable Artillery Company, in the heart of the City of London, by coach. Once there attendees, will have the opportunity to network and have a close look at STK’s Warthog, which the UK Ministry of Defence has selected to replace the Viking, currently deployed in Afghanistan. STK are supplying more than 100 enhanced versions of the Bronco ATTC to meet the UK Warthog requirement

SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company's marketing strategy.  Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please contact: sponsorshipdept@smi-online.co.uk

Attend and identify the major threats to vehicle survivability in the 21st Century Battlefield

Review emerging technologies in vehicle self protection and remote control weapons systems

Mix and network with like minded delegates and speakers from across the globe

Obtain the most up-to-date insights into light and medium armoured operations from ISAF forces

Understand the challenges faced by industry and military in achieving increased protection and mobility

Review programmes and procurement activities from countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sweden, Spain, UK & USA

Examine battlefield maintainability and reliability issues and effective support of Urgent Operational Requirements

Develop new partnerships and joint ventures and identify new business opportunities


  

Confirmed chairman:

Brigadier Simon Caraffi MBE ADC, Director, Royal Armoured Corps, UK 

Armoured Combat Mobility will be attended by senior government officials and decision-makers from military and industry organisations with interests in light and medium armoured vehicles. This event will give you the opportunity to network with: 

Industry Profile Includes:

  • CEO’s
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Vice Presidents
  • Commercial Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Sales & Marketing Directors
  • Heads of Research & Developments
  • Product Managers
  • Military Sales Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Managers Land Combat Systems  
  • Scientific Advisers
  • Programme Managers
  • Special Project Managers

Military and Government Profile Includes:

  • Armoured Division/Brigade Commanders
  • Plans Policy & Doctrine Staff
  • Chiefs of Staff
  • SO1 & SO2
  • Capability Integration Officers
  • Unit Commanders
  • Military Officers – Operational
  • Operations Officers
  • C-IEDD Teams  
  • EOD Teams  
  • Training & Development Officers
  • Logistics Officers
  • Project Officers
  • Defence Attachés

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier Simon Caraffi

Brigadier Simon Caraffi, Director, HQ Directorate Royal Armoured Corps

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew  Stuart MBE

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Stuart MBE, Commander Equipment Capability Op HERRICK & Commanding Officer 4 Close Support Battalion, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), UK

• The role of engineers in the battlefield – Supporting mounted combat
• Operation insight Op HERRICK
• Equipment capability Op HERRICK
• Supporting legacy systems & platforms
• Lessons learned

9:50 Armoured Combat Mobility - Indian Perspective

Major General (Ret'd) Anukul  Chandra

Major General (Ret'd) Anukul Chandra , Former Director General Equipment Management, Indian Army HQ

• General overview of operational imperativest
• Survivability and protection in counter insurgency operations
• Anti terrorist configuration
• UN Peace keeping efforts and equipment.
• Preparedness for conventional war
• Equipment management
• Future?

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 USA – LAV & Stryker Roadmap

Tom Howie

Tom Howie, Stryker Survivability Engineer, Stryker Brigade Combat Team (US ARMY)

• USA LAV programme update
• Stryker mobile gun systems
• Nuclear biological chemical reconnaissance vehicle
• Future concepts in design

11:20 Australian Army – Project Bushranger

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Ian Thompson

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Ian Thompson, Business Development Land Platform, Thales Group - Land & Joint

• The Bushmaster family - Infantry mobility vehicle
• Bushranger phase 3
• Development of Bushmaster CIED solutions
• Survivability – V Hull
• The Bushmaster enhancement
• Future mobility requirements - Enhanced land force

11:50 Denmark - Armoured Vehicles & Training Requirements

Major Kim  Kristensen

Major Kim Kristensen, Chief of R&D Branch, Danish Army Combat Centre

• Danish Army Combat Centre – Armoured training
• C-IED developments
• Jutland Dragoon Regiment - Army reaction force training ISAF
• Future Requirements

12:20 Boxer MRAV Programme

Lieutenant Colonel Günter  Jurreit

Lieutenant Colonel Günter Jurreit , Boxer System Practical Expert, Bundeswehr/German Federal Armed Forces

• European Armament Agency - Update
• OCCAR – Organisation for joint armament cooperation
• Boxer - Variants
• Exchangeable mission module
• Boxer trails – Results

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:10 Evaluating Protection Levels - Light Armoured Vehicles (NATO AEP55)

Steve Holland

Steve Holland, Managing Director, SJH Projects

• Understanding NATO Document AEP55
• Vehicle Land Mine Testing -Avoiding Duplication in Development & Assesment of Protection Systems
• Maximise the Benefits - Sharing Results Across the User Community
• Utilising the 'Pass or Fail' Survivability Criteria - A Clear Qualification Standard

14:40 United Kingdom – A Royal Engineers Perspective on Armour

Major Ian Scriven

Major Ian Scriven, SO2 Armoured Equipment, HQ Engineer in Chief (Army), UK

• The role of HQ EinC(A)
• Royal Engineers – Armoured assets
• Terrier – Armoured Vehicle, excavator & loader
• Terrier - Operational trails
• Battlefield support to infantry

15:10 France – Armoured Vehicle Programme

Colonel Laurent Kolodziej

Colonel Laurent Kolodziej, Army Attaché, Armée de Terre, France

• The Combat & decision component (Leclerc, VBCI)
• The multirole component (today AMX10RC, VAB - tomorrow EBRC, VBMR)
• The specialized component

15:40 Chairmans Closing Remarks

15:45 Afternoon Tea & Coach transfer to Honourable Artillery Company

16:00 VEHICLE DISPLAY & SPONSORED DRINKS RECEPTION HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY

18:30 Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier Simon Caraffi

Brigadier Simon Caraffi, Director, HQ Directorate Royal Armoured Corps

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Major (Ret'd) Jez Hermer MBE

Major (Ret'd) Jez Hermer MBE, CEO and former Officer Commanding Royal Marines Armoured Support Company (Afghanistan). ST Kinetics UK Agent - Plattmounts Europe Agent, OVIK Solutions

• Design and concept
• The requirement
• Mobility – The advantages of the 4x4 track system and articulated steering
• The amphibious requirement – technical challenges – protection vs buoyancy
• Total modularity – The flexibility and efficiency of the twin cab system
• Operational success – Overview of armoured ATV’s on Operation HERRICK
• Capability application – Light forces protected mobility or a new medium weight capability?
• The future for protected ATVs

9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

James Caudle

James Caudle, Vice President Marketing, Singapore Technologies Kinetics

• Background and requirements
• Equipment pedigree
• Capabilities – Mobility, protection, modularity
• Integration into UK service
• Integrated logistics support
• The challenges of the WARTHOG UOR programme
• Industry – MOD relationship
• The future

10:30 Morning Coffee

10:50 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

Brigadier Simon Caraffi

Brigadier Simon Caraffi, Director, HQ Directorate Royal Armoured Corps

Colonel Jean-François  Prévost

Colonel Jean-François Prévost, Director Land Requirements, Canadian DND

Major (Ret'd) Jez Hermer MBE

Major (Ret'd) Jez Hermer MBE, CEO and former Officer Commanding Royal Marines Armoured Support Company (Afghanistan). ST Kinetics UK Agent - Plattmounts Europe Agent, OVIK Solutions

Peter  Kayser

Peter Kayser , Head of Research & Development , IBD Deisenroth

Lieutenant Colonel Günter  Jurreit

Lieutenant Colonel Günter Jurreit , Boxer System Practical Expert, Bundeswehr/German Federal Armed Forces

Major Kim  Kristensen

Major Kim Kristensen, Chief of R&D Branch, Danish Army Combat Centre

Tom Howie

Tom Howie, Stryker Survivability Engineer, Stryker Brigade Combat Team (US ARMY)

12:00 Armoured vehicles in the 360 degree battle – What extent have we understood armour in counter-insurgency ops?

Colonel Michael Smith

Colonel Michael Smith, Director, Training, Doctrine and Combat Developments, US Army Armour Centre Command Group

• Challenges of rapidly fielding the best new equipment to our forces in operations
• Upgrading TTPs to keep one step ahead
• Understanding the non-linear battlefield & adapting armoured vehicles operations accordingly
• Light & medium armour – Vulnerabilities in current insurgent conflicts
• Asymmetric warfare – Exploiting weaknesses through the use of armour
• What survivability questions can we not answer?
• Making every penny count

12:40 Networking Lunch

14:00 Urgent User Needs Statement (UNS) - Developing a New Combat Vehicle for USMC

Murray  Hammick

Murray Hammick, Managing Director, Chenega UK Limited

• Effective Project Management
•Design/development - Strategy
•Logistics support - Spares, Technical Publications, Training
•Gold Standards - What is today’s benchmark in AFV's?

 

14:40 Armoured Operations - Reserve Forces (Territorial Army)

Major James Cooper

Major James Cooper, Training Major, Royal Armoured Corps

• Yeomanry Regiments within the Royal Armoured Corp
• Armoured Reconnaissance & Dismounted Operation
• Formation Reconnaissance Regiments and the Joint CBRN Regiment
• Integrating  UOR Equipment & Vehicles – Reserve Forces

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:40 Canada – Operations in Afghanistan

Colonel Jean-François  Prévost

Colonel Jean-François Prévost, Director Land Requirements, Canadian DND

• Force protection enhancements
• New vehicle acquisitions
• Counter IED systems
• Battle damage repair

16:20 Hard Kill Defensive Aid Suites

Peter  Kayser

Peter Kayser , Head of Research & Development , IBD Deisenroth

• Asymmetric threat analysis
• Active defence systems
• IED-EFP (Improvised explosive devices- Explosively formed projectiles)
• Co-operation partnership programme - Increased survivability & protection concepts

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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