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21-24 January 2019 | Twickenham Stadium, London, UK



Over 650 armoured vehicles professionals – including over 250 industry experts and 400 military leaders - will gather for what is The World’s Largest
Dedicated Armoured Vehicles Conference.

Reflecting on the seventeen years since our first amoured vehicles event in 2001, we’ve seen the rapid evolution of land power doctrine. 2001 was the
start of an extended period of counter-insurgency and counter-terror fighting, leading to the rapid acquisition of armoured vehicles, innovation in
counter-IED technology and the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems. Now in 2018, we see the emergence of multi-domain concepts of operation,
a reorientation towards high-end peer conflict and the aggressive pursuit of disruptive technologies in AI and Robotics, which are sure to revolutionise
and re-energise debate within the land forces community – not least, the armoured vehicles market.

International Armoured Vehicles is the foremost annual meeting that drives this debate – providing a comprehensive dialogue on everything armoured
vehicle related from the geostrategic issues shaping doctrine, to the challenges of MRO, lifecycle management and active procurement programmes,
through to the next generation of ‘optionally manned’ combat vehicles. Put simply, over four days, military practitioners, research & development
leaders, acquistion specialists and partners from industry will meet to discuss the full range of emerging technologies and changing CONOPS
impacting the sector, and how to prepare for challenges to 2035 and beyond.

A truly unique experience for the armour community, welcome to the world’s Premier Armoured Vehicles Forum.


General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE

Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (2014-2017)

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw joined the 14th/20th King’s Hussars in 1980. As a junior officer he served in Germany, N.
Ireland, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and the Falkland Islands. 1994-1996, he commanded the King’s Royal
Hussars (KRH), first providing the enemy force at the UK Armoured Training Area in Alberta, Canada, and then as Battlegroup
Commander on operations in Bosnia.

After command, he went on to the UK Higher Command and Staff Course, and served in Military Operations in the MOD. On
promotion to brigadier, he went to 3rd (US) Army in Kuwait, planning for Land operations in Iraq. He then became Deputy
Commander of US Task Force West in the Iraq region before Commanding the UK 7th Armoured Brigade in Iraq.

In Mar 09, he took command of 1st (UK) Armoured Division based in Germany, training brigades for operations in Afghanistan. He has since attended
the US Army Strategic Leadership Programme (Advanced) and the US Joint Pinnacle Course. He became Deputy Commander of ISAF in Afghanistan
in late 2011 and Commander UK Land Forces in Jan 2013. General Bradshaw served in the capacity of DSACEUR from Mar 2014 to Mar 2017.

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(By Invitation Only)


A day divided into two. The MRO & Retrofit track will open with a Keynote Address from General Griffin Spoon Phiri, Commander, Malawi
Defence Forces and feature a selection of other briefers from nations concentrating on updating, maintaining and modernising their armoured
vehicle fleets. Briefers will also touch upon upgrade requirements for contested and degraded environments and challenges aro und logistical
support to ensure an efficient and cost-effective stock of spares. The In-Service Support track will be moderate d by Major General Robert
Talbot Rice, lately the Director Land Equipment, DE&S – UK MoD. Expect NATO and EU member nations to talk trainability, supportability,
availability, maintainability, logistic support and obsolescence management.


A Key highlight for Main Conference Day One will be the annual Land Force Commanders Panel Discussion, moderated by LtGen Patrick
Sanders, Commander Field Army and joined by Major-General Thys, Belgian Land Component, Major General Engelbrektson, Army of
Sweden with more details on other participants to be released shortly. After lunch, the day will split into three tracks, Survivability, Firepower,
Protection, enabling a deep-dive into these three corners of the iron triangle. To round off the day, we’ll close with Strategic Leadership
Debate – featuring a selection of perspectives from our currently serving senior military leaders, alongside a selection of our retired
Greybeards. Discussants will consider the future of warfare, drawing on a collective breadth of knowledge to assess our currently nuanced
positon – where we are beginning to adapt to the new norms of modern warfare.

Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army, sets the tone for the day, sharing his
considerations for enhancing maneouvre in Multi Domain Operations (MDO). A key focus of the presentation will reflect on how the U.S. Army
is planning to leverage Robotics & Autonomous Systems for a decisive advantage in combat operations – especially those conducted in urban
environments. With this background, Main Conference Day Two will showcase the world’s largest and most current vehicle acquisition
programs, which are set to equip their respective armed forces for MDO.

Expect the key representatives from programs such as Australia’s Land 400, Czech BMP-2 replacement and/or modernisation and France’s
Scorpion project. The day will round off with a ‘Future Armoured Warfare Doctrine & Tactics’ discussion which is new for 2019 and will feature
discussants on the cutting edge of modern CONOPS.

24 JANUARY – ROBOTICS & AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS | Led by the U.S. Army’s Robotics Requirements Branch

Military dominance is no longer guaranteed as near-peer competitors have quietly worked to close the gap, whilst NATO and Allied partners
have been preoccupied with COIN operations in the Middle East. Recognising that warfighters might no longer have a guaranteed
technological advantage, our forces need to be better at leveraging emerging and disruptive technologies.

Near-peer competitors have taken concerted action to develop their indigenous robotics and autonomous systems, by developing long-range,
precise, smart, stealthy and unmanned weapons platforms. In order for the U.S. Army and its partners to achieve overmatch with its
competitors once again, the Army must seize the capability opportunities that RAS presents.

The Robotics Branch, having only been stood up in January, has a budget of over $1 billion over the next 5 years and is the newest
requirements organisation in the U.S. Army. The day offers a unique opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the U.S. Army’s long term RAS
strategy, the opportunity to influence, ask questions and, if you represent industry, discuss your own solutions.
 General Griffin Spoon Phiri, Commander, Malawi Defence Forces
 Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders, Commander Field Army, British Army
 Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO
 Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Office, Bangladesh Armed Forces
 Lieutenant General Paul Mihova, Commander, Zambian National Defence Force
 Lieutenant General Payenda Mohammad Nazim, Commanding General, United Training, Education and Doctrine Command, Afghan
National Army
 Major-General Marc Thys, Commander, Land Component, Belgian Armed Forces
 Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
 Major General Odin Johannessen, Inspector General, Norwegian Army
 Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander, Army of Sweden
 Major General Hans-Christian Mathiesen, Chief of the Army Staff, Defence Command Denmark (Subject to Final Confirmation)
 Major General Charles Beaudoin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
 Brigadier General Zsolt Sándor, Commander, Hungarian Ground Forces
 Brigadier Joseph Musoke Ssemwanga, Commander of Armoured Forces, Uganda People's Defence Force
 Brigadier General Rudolf MAUS, Director, Life Cycle Management, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
 Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles, Israel MoD
 Colonel Shane Fullmer, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Joint Program Office Manager, U.S. Army
 Colonel Glenn Dean, PEO Stryker, U.S. Army
 Colonel Tom Nelson, Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
 Colonel Kevin Vanyo, MilDep, TARDEC, U.S. Army
 Colonel Jan Štěpánek, Head of Training Department (G7), Czech Land Forces
 Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division: Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
 Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig MBE, SO1 Capability Coherence, Director Capability, Army HQ, British Army
 Major Yanay Ish-Am, Weapons Development Department, Armored Branch, Israel Defence Force
 Major Nerijus Šivickas, BOXER Project Lead, Lithuanian MoD
 Mr. David Dopp - Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS, U.S. Army
 Mr Miha Matek, Head of Armaments Project Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
 Dr Mohd Yazid Ahmad, Deputy Director General, STRIDE, Malaysian MoD
 Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Robotic Requirements, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
 Dr Mike Dalzell, Complex Weapons - Science Gateway, Directorate Strategic Programmes – WECA, UK MoD
 Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl
 Richard Hooper, Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Dstl
 Andreas Zekorn, Programme Manager for BOXER, OCCAR
 Bob Elvish, Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles, NSPA
 Lieutenant General Ben Hodges (Ret.), Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe (2014-2017) – Advisory Board
 Major General Robert Talbot Rice CBE, Former Director Land Equipment, Defence Equipment and Support – UK MoD – In-Service
Support Chairman