30 April - 2 May, 2018 | Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Agenda Day 2

7:00 am - 8:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE,

DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017)
Conference Chairman

8:20 am - 9:00 am BANGLADESH’S EXPERIENCE IN COUNTER TERRORISM AND UN MISSIONS: RELEVANCE OF FORCE PROTECTION AND WAY FORWARD

Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Office, Bangladesh Armed Forces
 
·          Overview of current capabilities and operational challenges
·          Outlining requirements of the modern operating environment:  the need for a standardized platform for reconnaissance
·          Equipping the Bangladesh Army with light armoured vehicles to support UN peacekeeping missions
·          Mapping out procurement priorities for the future decade 
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Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman

Principal Staff Office
Bangladesh Armed Forces

9:00 am - 9:40 am MAINTAINING INTERNAL SECURITY AND STABILITY

General Fouad Hamid Al Khoury, Internal Security Forces,Lebanese Armed Forces
  • Preserving order, security support, and protecting properties in Lebanon
  • The units in the internal security Forces that use armoured vehicles (Mobile Forces - Intelligence)
  • The role of the armoured vehicles in the Lebanese Internal Security Forces. 
  • SWOT analysis to assess the effectiveness of the armoured vehicles in the Lebanese Internal Security Forces
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General Fouad Hamid Al Khoury

Internal Security Forces
Lebanese Armed Forces

9:40 am - 10:20 am LIGHT ARMOUR CAPABILITY AND TACTICAL MOBILITY

Major General Zahid Mehmood, General Officer Commanding 25 Mechanized Divisions,
·          Providing  an overview of current capabilities, armoured assets, and the light utility vehicle fleet
·          Examining indigenous manufacturing and emerging requirements for multi-purpose logistical scenarios
·          Outlining future plans for development and future ground combat capabilities 
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Major General Zahid Mehmood

General Officer Commanding 25 Mechanized Divisions

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am ACHIEVING SUPERIORITY IN COUNTER-INSURGENCY OPERATIONS: EXAMINING MODERNISATION

Brigadier General Kheyal Nabi, 1st Strike Brigade Commander,Afghan National Army
·          Upgrading survivability and maximising effectiveness in extreme temperatures by incorporating engine cooling technology
·          Achieving high levels of protection and  reducing vulnerability to explosive devices by upgrading  armour
·          Transforming signature management and camouflage in radar, infrared and visual spectrum
·          Determining the future operating environment to inform procurement decisions and requirements
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Brigadier General Kheyal Nabi

1st Strike Brigade Commander
Afghan National Army

11:30 am - 12:00 pm SUSTAINING A HIGH LEVEL OF COMBAT READINESS TO DETER THE ADVERSARY

Colonel Chuck Lombardo, Commander 1st Armoured Division,US Army Central Command
·          Outlining the current priorities and strategic interests of the US CENTCOM
·          Facilitating regional training exercises to boost the capability of the land forces of partner states
·          Preparing troops for worst case scenarios and enhancing mission command
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Colonel Chuck Lombardo

Commander 1st Armoured Division
US Army Central Command

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH AND DHURH PRAYER (12:20)

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm RATIONALISING PROCUREMENT, INVESTMENT, AND THE MODERNISATION OF ASSETS

Brigadier General Mohamed Alzghoul, ,Jordanian Armed Forces
·          Determining cost-effective allocation of resources to advance combat capabilities
·          Enhancing weapons systems and ensuring effective operation in extreme temperatures
·          Upgrading vehicle protection against blast and fragmentation 
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Brigadier General Mohamed Alzghoul


Jordanian Armed Forces

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EXAMINING METHODS TO ADVANCE COUNTER-TERRORISM AND DEFEAT VIOLENT EXTREMISM

·          Enhancing  information sharing, situational awareness, and regional cooperation to defeat the growing threat of terrorism
·          Evaluating NATO exercises and courses to advance counter-terrorism operations
·          Assessing strategic objectives and plans for the next decade to deter the proliferation of extremist ideology 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm EXAMINING MOBILITY AND IN SERVICE SUPPORT

David Potter, Managing Director,David Potter Consulting
·          Testing capabilities of armoured vehicles in different operating environments to draw conclusions on vehicle design
·          Evaluating mid-life upgrades and in service support to extend operational life of armoured vehicles
·          Identifying the correct balance between survivability and mobility: Achieving manoeuvrability for low-intensity conflicts
·          Analysing the track/wheels debate and impact on mobility 
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David Potter

Managing Director
David Potter Consulting

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm ASSESSING EMERGING REQUIREMENTS, STRATEGIC PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE EGYPTIAN FORCES

Major General (Rtd.) Morsi Mahmoud, Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Defence Studies Institute,Egyptian Armed Forces
·          Identifying the requirement for dual-use armoured personnel carriers
·          Providing a strategic analysis of counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency in the region
·          Outlining emerging operational requirements to attain combat superiority against insurgent groups 
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Major General (Rtd.) Morsi Mahmoud

Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Defence Studies Institute
Egyptian Armed Forces

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS