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I am delighted to present you with the finalised programme for SMi’s Second Annual Future Combat Vehicles conference. Attending this informative conference will enable you to analyse the technical, strategic and logistical issues that have emerged from the growing international demand for Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles and their associated systems.

Following on from the success of the last year’s event, this year’s presentations and case studies will look at the following key issues: international military perspective on wheeled vehicles, the debate between tracks and wheels, the leading platforms and systems such as VBCI, MRAV, LAV III and G6 Artillery. Following issues will also be examined:

· The Future Battlefield and Implications for Future Fighting Vehicles

· Operational Drivers for Light/Medium Vehicles in the Future Battlespace

· Medium Weight Forces – Italian Army Vision

· US Army Perspective

· Swedish Army Developments in Future Combat Vehicles

At SMi, we have assembled the leading military and industry experts to tackle the critical issues related to this increasingly important aspect of modern warfare. In particular, I would like to highlight the following speakers:

· Brigadier Charles Grant, Director of Land Warfare, MOD

· Major Gaetano Di Lorenzo, Officer of the Combat Vehicles Section of the Logistics Branch, Italian Army General Staff

· Dr William A J Carson, Programme Director Manoeuvre, QINETIQ

· Walter P. Wynbelt, Executive Director, Development Business Group, TACOM-TARDEC, TACOM

· Rickard O. Lindstrom, Project Manager, Swedish SEP Programme

As a senior industry executive, I’m sure you will be aware of the importance of future combat vehicles in modern warfare. I’m also sure you will be aware of the opportunities available in this market. Therefore, this is your chance to take advantage of meeting all the industries key organisations in just two days. It’s a conference you can’t afford to miss.

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 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Brigadier Charles Grant

Brigadier Charles Grant, Director of Land Warfare, MoD

9:40 OPERATIONAL DRIVERS FOR LIGHT/MEDIUM VEHICLES IN THE FUTURE BATTLESPACE

Dr William A J Carson

Dr William A J Carson, Programme Director Manoeuvre, QINETIQ

  • The changing combat theatre of operations
  • Overview of current battlefield strategies
  • Enhanced combat role for light/medium vehicles
  • The future of light/mid weight vehicles
  • 10:20 US ARMY FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEM

    Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson, FCS Deputy Program Manager, US Army

  • General overview of the concept
  • Implications and benefits of unmanned units
  • Command and control systems behind force interactivity
  • New technical challenges to over come
  • Path Forward
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 FUTURE PROPULSION SYSTEMS

    Dr Peter Ehrhart

    Dr Peter Ehrhart, General Manager, Magnet-Motor GmbH

  • Status of component and system technologies for electric propulsion
  • Technical, functional and logistical benefits
  • Configurations of electric propulsion in military vehicles
  • Examples and references of electric propulsion in military demonstrators
  • Future developments
  • 11:20 THE VISION OF THE FUTURE FOR THE FRENCH ARMY

    Colonel Philipe Mangin

    Colonel Philipe Mangin, Head of Mounted Combat, Combat Development Department, French Army

  • Visions for the Future for the French Armoured Branch
  • Overview of the French requirement for wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Planned projects for EBRC
  • 12:00 MEDIUM WEIGHT MODULAR VEHICLE SYSTEM

    Michael Pope

    Michael Pope, Head of Business Development, ALVIS Vehicles

  • Overview of MRAV
  • An analysis of the development programme
  • An examination of the MRAV’s technical capabilities
  • Future variants and developments
  • 12:00 PANEL DISCUSSION

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MEDIUM WEIGHT FORCES - ITALIAN ARMY VISION

    Major Gaetano Di Lorenzo

    Major Gaetano Di Lorenzo, Officer of the Combat Vehicles Section of the Logistics Branch, Italian Army General Staff

  • Projectability and mobility for a new category of forces
  • Situational awareness for new dimensions of the future battle space
  • The operational module: company combat team
  • Overmatching urban operations combat capability
  • 14:40 US ARMY PERSPECTIVE

    Walter P. Wynbelt

    Walter P. Wynbelt, Executive Director, Development Business Group, TACOM-TARDEC, TACOM

  • Transformation from current methodologies to a lighter more manoeuvrable force
  • The future of Heavy weaponry
  • US Army reaction to General Shinseiki’s statement
  • Analysis of the global changing theatre of operations
  • Current ground force compliment and planned mid/lightweight concepts for the future
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLES

    Les Tyler

    Les Tyler, Project Executive, Vickers

    16:20 SWEDISH ARMY DEVELOPMENTS IN FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLES

    Rickard O. Lindstrom

    Rickard O. Lindstrom, Project Manager, Swedish SEP Programme

  • Overview of the Swedish operational and procurement requirements for Light/Medium
  • Wheeled & Tracked Armoured Fighting vehicles
  • Analysis of changing combat theatres the importance of mid/lightweight vehicles
  • Importance of vehicle adaptation to different roles
  • The Swedish Multi-role Armoured Platform
  • Project achievements and goals for the future
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher F Foss

    Christopher F Foss, Editor, Jane’s Armour and Artillery, Jane’s Defence Weekly

    9:10 FINNISH ARMOURED VEHICLES

    Seppo Marin

    Seppo Marin, Marketing Director, Patria Vehicles

  • Experiences
  • Current Projects
  • Finnish Modular Vehicle
  • Future Developments
  • 9:40 VEHICLE WEAPON SYSTEMS

    Alf Borstad Marketing Manager, Kvaerner Eureka a.s.

    Alf Borstad Marketing Manager, Kvaerner Eureka a.s., and, Rick Beacham, Director of International Programs, Raytheon Systems

  • The TUA (Tow Under Armour) concept - Current overview
  • The Canadian TUA upgrade program
  • Future developments in TOW turret systems
  • Considerations regarding manned TOW vs Remote TOW turret system
  • TOW Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS)
  • 10:20 CASE STUDY OF NATIONAL MEDIUM WEIGHT VEHICLE PROGRAM

    Marc Chassillan

    Marc Chassillan, Armoured Systems Concept Manager, GIAT Industries

  • Current overview of the project
  • Technologies involved in the program
  • Modularity aspects
  • Operational concept
    Human factors
  • Overview of protection and armament
  • Systems integration
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 ARMOURED VEHICLE WEAPON SYSTEMS

    Nick Martin

    Nick Martin, Technical Director, Thales Helio

  • Overview of Overhead Weapon Systems
  • The benefits of remote weapon systems to the crew of a fighting vehicle
    Different armament options on remote weapon systems
  • Sensor options - from gunnery to surveillance
    Vehicle integration experiences
  • The crew interface and visualisation options
  • Fire control and targeting
  • Future developments in remote systems
  • 14:40 ITALIAN ARMY WHEELED ARMOURED DEVELOPING PROGRAM

    Lt Col Giovanni Manione

    Lt Col Giovanni Manione, Section Chief of the Planning Branch, Italian Army General

    15:20 CASE STUDY OF A MEDIUM WEIGHT VEHICLE

    Steve Moyse

    Steve Moyse, Manager independent R&D, GM Defense

  • Ability of LAV III to adapt to different roles quickly
  • Designing the LAV III around the current defence requirement
  • Different armament and utilities options available
  • GM Canada’s future developments in the mid/lightweight vehicle sector
  • 16:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    16:10 Close of Conference and Afternoon Tea

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