25 - 26 September, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Day 1

8:00 am - 8:40 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:55 am - 9:00 am HOST NATION: WELCOME ADDRESS

8:00 am - 8:30 am HOST NATION: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

·          The delivery of up to 227 PIRANHA 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces
·          Examining the new fleets production in Romania under a strategic cooperation and transfer of technology project between General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag and the Romanian company Uzina Mecanică București (UMB)

9:30 am - 10:00 am TRENDS IN MODERN MILITARY VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • Review of the global conflict landscape
  • Trends in future military vehicle performance beyond the iron triangle
  • Scalable technology transfer & localisation

10:00 am - 10:30 am CROATIAN PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2018: OUTLINING THE CROATIAN VEHICLE MODERNISATION PROGRAMME

·          Plans to modernise the  Armoured Mechanised Guards Brigade, comprised of M-84/M-84A main battle tanks (MBTs) and BVP M-80A infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs)
·          Defining the requirements for new firepower, mission systems, and communication enhancements to be implemented on the Yugoslav-era MBTs and IFVs

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am PANDUR EVOLUTION, BVS 10 AND DINGO 2 - VEHICLE MODERNISATION PROGRAMME IN THE AAF

·          Outlining current capability and the anticipated enhancements the 106 new armoured vehicles will provide the AAF over the next few years – with the Evolution offering new features such as  increased mine resistance, greater interior space, anti-lock braking system (ABS), radiation, chemical and biological protection, and advanced electronic, sensor and communication systems
·          Pandur Evolution will be supplied by the Austrian Steyr-Daimler-Puch Armament, BvS10 AUT Swedish company BAE Systems Hägglunds and Dingo-2 German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm WEAPON SYSTEMS: IS BIGGER BETTER?

·          CMI Defence is the partner of land armed forces through the provision of integrated weapon systems (20-120mm) and related solutions
·          Providing electronic architecture for products and providing a level of growth potential and modularity which enables the larger calibre turrets to fire gun-launched missiles for example 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm USE OF MECHANISED UNITS FOR THE DEFENCE AND PROTECTION OF THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

·          Performing operations and providing military support as a host country to international forces on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia
·          Achievement of full interoperability with NATO and planning and conducting training according to NATO standards
·          Current mechanised and armoured unit capability and the way ahead for the Army of the Republic of Macedonia

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH HOSTED BY NIMR

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm MODERNISATION OF SLOVAK ARMOURED MOBILITY & FIGHTING CAPABILITY

·          Plans to indigenously produce and purchase (81) 8x8  armoured vehicles and (404) 4x4 vehicles through development cooperation with Patria for the 8x8
·          Outlining the technical requirements for both vehicles with delivery anticipated between 2018 – 2024

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACKS OPERATING AT REACH – WHILST LOWERING THE LOGISTICS NEED AND ENABLING YOU TO FIGHT FOR LONGER

·          An overview of the composite rubber track system
·          Survivability benefits
·          Challenges for integration and maintainability 

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm FUTURE INTEROPERABILITY IN THE USE OF ARMOURED VEHICLES.

·          Defining the scene of the EU environment
·          Future models of interoperability
·          Military-Civilian cooperation models
·          Revised standards for the manufacture of combat tyres

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm HOST NATION ADDRESS: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR FUTURE MECHANISED OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

·          Operational specification and requirements for the incoming fleet of 8x8s
·          Achieving interoperability at NATO standards and conducting training according at the required NATO criteria level

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm RMMV`S SOLUTIONS TO CURRENT AND EMERGING THREAT SCENARIOS

·         The combat proven ‘RAM’ family of high performance light, multi-mission armoured vehicles
·         Adaptable to a variety of mission needs including military, paramilitary, policing, and peacekeeping forces
·         Delivering low life-cycle support costs and high performance

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN MECHANISED COMBAT

·          Recent and Future Development of Armoured Vehicles
·          Threat Analysis of Current and Future Challenges
·          Role of Armoured Corps within the German Army

5:20 pm - 5:25 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

5:25 pm - 6:20 pm DRINKS RECEPTION – Hosted by Rheinmetall