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Conference Day One: Monday, 9th May 2011

07:30 – 07:50 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

07:50 – 08:00 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Major General Vincent Desportes
Former Commander, Military Doctrine Development Centre
French Armed Forces

08:00 – 08:30 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR UAE ARMOURED VEHICLE FLEETS

Session Reserved for UAE Armed Forces

08:30 – 09:00 RETENTION AND UPGRADE OF ARMOURED VEHICLE CAPABILTIES: LESSONS LEARNED IN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION

Ahmad Bin Adi
Performance Director
Al Taif Technical Services

09:00– 09:30 THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE IN EMPLOYING ARMOURED VEHICLES IN OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS BASED ON KEY PRINCIPLES OF DOCTRINE

  • Achieving the right balance of influence between doctrine and capabilities when determining how you ought to fight
  • Setting the strategic framework for future military engagements and adapting political visions into tactical level equipment plans
  • Integrating equipment needs more closely with your development plan
  • Overcoming legacy inhibitors to reorganising your forces to reflect new operational needs

Major General Vincent Desportes
Former Commander, Military Doctrine Development Centre
French Armed Forces

09:30– 09.50 WHEN TECHNOLOGY FAILS: THE ENDURING NEED FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY PASSIVE ARMOUR IN CURRENT AND FUTURE CONFLICTS

  • The threats. What we need to protect our soldiers and armoured vehicles against.
  • Defining the technology. Protective technology as a military tool.
  • Current and future protective technologies. The science of the possible; the art of the unrealistic.
  • When technology fails. The enduring need to maintain simple proven technology, that saves lives and maintains mission efficiency.

Matt Minshall
Head of Defence Coordination
TenCate Advanced Armour

09:50 – 10:20 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:20 – 10:50 LESSONS IDENTIFIED WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMY’S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW AND THE REORGANISATION OF VEHICLE FLEETS

  • Unification of the TTPs from both armour and infantry to create a dynamic and responsive force structure
  • Capability gaps in communication and C2 systems that could prevent a new level of manoeuvre warfare from being realised
  • Cost savings and efficiencies from down-sizing the size and number of heavy brigade combat teams
  • Enabling true combined arms warfighting preparation through simulation and officer education

Brigadier Ben Barry
Senior Fellow Land Warfare
International Institute of Strategic Studies

10:50 - 11:20 LESSONS LEARNED IN THE DETECTION OF IEDS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SURVIVABILITY

  • Electronic countermeasure (ECM) and spectrum jamming to dominate the spectrum and prevent remotely activated detonations
  • Spectrum deconfliction of jamming devices to prevent blue-force tactical communications failure
  • Developing TTPs to use ECMs within a counter insurgency environment
  • Installation of ECM technologies to mounted platforms and the power capacities required

Dr Arnold Schoolderman
Detection and Neutralisation
TNO Defence and Security

11:20 - 13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

13:00 – 13:30 ASSESSING THE SURVIVABILITY OF NEW VEHICLES TO WITHSTAND IED THREATS: THE BRITISH ARMY’S ARMOURED VEHICLE TESTING PROGRAMME

Mr Robert Shaw
Head of Counter-IED Section, International Security Assistance Force
NATO

13:30 – 14:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: UNITED STATES ARMY CENTRAL COMMAND

Major General Peter Vangjel
Deputy Commanding General, Third Army/US Army Central
US Army

14:00 – 14:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE

14:15 -15:00 FINAL COFFEE & NETWORKING