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MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST NATION ADDRESS

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY OF HUNGARY

· Understanding how changing demand and mission requirements have led to an increasing diversification of our product portfolio
· Examining the domestically-developed3221 Komondor light armoured vehicles from the Gamma Technical Corporation and the Hungarian Defence Industry – with possibilities for use by military,counter-terror and police forces, disaster relief services and border protection authorities

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: U.S. ARMY EUROPE

· Outlining U.S. Army Europe’s strategic priorities for Europe’s Eastern Frontier
· Training and preparing full spectrum capable forces for global employment
· Strengthening alliances and building partner capacity and capability and continually seeking to improve the readiness and quality of life of our Soldiers, Army Families and Civilian workforce


10:40 AM - 11:10 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM UPDATING THE UKRAINE’S ARMOURED VEHICLE CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS IN THE DONBASS

· Examining efforts to speed up procurement processes while removing inefficiencies
· Understanding how armoured vehicle procurements will meet new legislative amendments, logistical refinements and training initiatives
· How will the UAFs are newly delivered Dozor-B armoured vehicles going to be implemented? Capable of carrying ten personnel and offering protection against armour-piercing bullets, shrapnel and mines, and CBRN attacks

8:00 AM - AM EXAMINING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AUSTRIAN ARMOURED VEHICLES

· Overview of current operational capability and inventory which includes a number of LEOPARDs, KURASSIERs, DINGOSs and a new batch of recently procured PANDURS
· How will the new batch of PANDUR Evolution APCs be implemented and what level of additional capability will they provide?
Moving towards 2025 and beyond, what plans are in place to further modernise Austrian infantry fighting vehicle capability

12:10 PM - 1:05 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM US ARMY'S TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING CENTER (TARDEC) IN PROTOTYPING FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION COMBAT VEHICLE

· Conducting research, development and experimentation to ensure our future Maneuver Force is prepared and equipped to fight and win in a complex future environment
· TARDEC organisational overview and the role of the Science and technology advocate to bridge the gap between those develping organsiational requirements and technical experts
· How the U.S. DoD, through TARDEC’s technical expertise with combat vehicles is seeking to engage with European and 2nd tier suppliers

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: ACHIEVING GREATER INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN NATO AND PARTNER NATIONS ON THE EASTERN FRONTIER

This panel is designed to enable discussion around the collaborative and technological requirements for achieving the requisite interoperability between NATO and allied nations to deter and counter the increasingly assertive Russia.
· What collaborative strategies can be employed to increase coordination and joint-capability between Eastern European nations?
· How far should C4i technology be prioritised for investment in order to achieve greater interoperability between international allies and partners?
How can industry and military work together more efficiently to deliver the required solutions to meet mission requirements?

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM SLOVENIAN ARMAMENT AND MODERNIZATION PROJECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MOTORISED AND MECHANISED BATTALIONS

· Examining current and future planned infantry fighting vehicle capability
· The end goal of NATO cooperation with the Medium Motorised Batallion Group and how alliance standards helped to set the requirement
· Operational experiences and the development loop. What data has been collected and what performance has the vehicle delivered?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM SUPPORTING LEOPARDS, BOXERS AND PRV’S IN SUPPLY, MAINTENANCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL SERVICES

· Understanding the logistical support provided by the NSPA for a broad variety of weapon systems and other equipment
· Support includes Supply Maintenance/repair configuration management, engineering services, technical assistance, training, transportation, demilitarization/disposal , on-site support

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO