10-13 September 2019 | Excel London

Land Capability Conference

Land Capability Conference

Land Capability Conference

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09:49
  1. Land Capability
    121 mins
    • Land

    The obsession with predicting the future is a very human weakness. But in spite of our unceasing efforts to the contrary, we rarely find anything more than what Peter Hennessy (Distilling the Frenzy, 2012) described as the ‘thin wisps of tomorrow’[cut]. Moreover, a decade after General James Mattis declared that the US military “must avoid being dominant and irrelevant at the same time”, the debate on how to deliver decisive advantage in emergent and novel conflicts is no nearer a conclusion. How do we decide which of Hennessy’s ‘wisps’ will be the most significant, and how do we learn to live with uncertainty in a world where we may only get one chance to get our response right?

    Chairman: Michael Rowe, Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan

10:10
  1. Land Capability
    20 mins
    • Land
    • Strategic overview. • The world has changed and our adversaries have watched and learned from decades of conflict. • Adversaries use both political and physical means to functionally separate the jo ...
10:30
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
10:45
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
    The presentation will provide an overview of the key drivers of change that will shape the future world and its broader security implications, including a changing character of conflict and persistent ...
11:30
  1. Land Capability
    20 mins
    • Land
11:50
  1. 30 mins
12:19
  1. Land Capability
    56 mins
    • Land

    In today’s global strategic military environment, peer adversaries to western democracies seek advantage in the grey zone, where competition is constant through hybrid means.  As such, western allies are now challenged to consider how Land forces demonstrate greater utility in non-war fighting activity as well as keeping their edge in war fighting at scale; this activity stretches across the spectrum of military effect, explained as ‘secure, engage, contest and fight’.  As the character of warfare continues to change, we must ensure we keep up by remaining agile and adaptable as we enter a significant technological transition.  We must unlock the potential of artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning; understand how we conduct command and control of autonomous robotic systems; but most importantly, not lose sight of our unique selling point as practitioners of dismounted close combat.

    Lt General (Retd) Sir Graeme Lamb KBE, Former Commander Field Army, British Army

13:00
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
13:15
  1. 60 mins
14:14
  1. Land Capability
    76 mins
    • Land

    As technology advances rapidly, both Industry and the Army have a challenge to keep up. When this technology is then weaponised by adversaries and applied against our national interest, the threat dynamic also evolves, making the challenge more acute. The Army has determined that the most appropriate mechanism to meet these twin challenges is to forge a much closer partnership with Industry. By engaging more often, cohering research and development and enacting a more agile acquisition approach, capability development will be accelerated. With modernised, up to date technologies in the hands of users, innovation, adaptation and agility will follow, setting the conditions for Operational Advantage. Our panel will discuss how this relationship can benefit both parties, identify blockers and hurdles and consider if this ambition is realistic.

    Chairman: Dr Simon Harwood, Director Defence & Security, Cranfield University 

15:15
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
15:30
  1. 30 mins
15:59
  1. Land Capability
    61 mins
    • Land

    The shift from a unipolar to a multi-polar world following the end of the Cold War has witnessed an explosion of multi- and bi-lateral alliances that cross both political and cultural boundaries. While many will remain solely political in nature, those alliances that aspire to place their armed forces together on the battlefield must first overcome many technical and doctrinal challenges. Is there a choice to be made between interoperability and resilience? If we build and buy the same equipment, does our manufacturing chain become our Achilles’ heel? The panel will examine each of these problems in an effort to understand the complexity of interoperability in the 21st century.

    Chairman: Rob Murray, Head ISR, Land and Maritime, Defence Investment, NATO International Staff 

16:15
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
    The successful application of land power is predicated on the ability of Armies to integrate seamlessly in peace and in war. Interoperability is now a fundamental component of readiness and a critical ...
16:30
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
16:45
  1. Land Capability
    15 mins
    • Land
17:45
  1. 75 mins
Testimonials

  • DSEI showcases the best of British defence technology and innovation on the world stage. The UK Government looks forward to engaging with strategic partners, international delegations and pioneering defence companies on the global defence and security agenda.
    Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister for Defence Procurement
    UK MOD
  • I very much look forward to continuing my personal support to DSEI. It provides an excellent opportunity to explore the development of airpower capability, through engagement with the widest range of industry and international partners.
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC MA RAF Chief of the Air Staff
    Royal Air Force
  • I much look forward to DSEI. We intend to build on the very positive experience as we construct the partnerships we need to deal with the complexity of the future operating environment
    General Sir Nicholas Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen Chief of the Defence Staff
    Ministry of Defence
  • Once again the Royal Navy is proud to be at the vanguard of DSEI 2019 and I look forward to what I know will be a hugely beneficial opportunity for us all to explore maritime warfare development with so many partners from industry and academia, and with our counterparts from overseas.
    Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
    Royal Navy
  • DSEI is a highlight within the defence calendar, I use it to find out what the most recent developments are in every technological area affecting for defence. Without DSEI I fear this sort of interaction, information exchange and knowledge of developments across all domains would be lost. DSEI is an invaluable international biannual event .
    Rt Hon Dr Julian Lewis MP, Chairman, House of Commons Defence Select Committee
    UK Parliament
  • DSEI is a fantastic showcase for defence companies where international buyers, sellers, developers, thinkers, educators and the trainers can all get together. The UK defence industry is looking to recruit more engineers, scientists and developers into 200,000 jobs and up to 10,000 apprentices within UK defence companies. DSEI is an excellent tool to highlight the challenges the industry face as well as showcase its capabilities domestically and overseas.
    James Gray MP, House of Commons Defence Committee
    UK Parliament

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