Armoured Vehicles Middle East Day 1

7:45 AM - 8:20 AM CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JORDANIAN CURRENT OPERATIONS: PLANS & ASSESSMENTS

Brigadier General Nassar S. Athamneh, Chief of Staff Strategic Planning, Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army
  • Future vision of the armoured fleet, including the introduction of wheeled vehicles to mechanised unit
  • Jordan's geostrategic location, and regional threats - how this impacts doctrine and operational requirements
  • How JAF's international obligations and participation in PSO and other joint missions creates demand for capabilities and modifications required for interoperability

Brigadier General Nassar S. Athamneh

Chief of Staff Strategic Planning
Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army

9:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM KADDB’S CAPABILITY IN DESIGNING & TESTING ARMOURED VEHICLES

Brigadier General Eng. Mohammad Al-Habhbah, CEO, KADDB
  • Overview of KADDB and the current R&D programmes
  • The importance of testing protection levels
  • How to increase ballistic protection capabilities of the structural weak areas within the armoured vehicles programme

Brigadier General Eng. Mohammad Al-Habhbah

CEO
KADDB

9:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM THE ROLE OF ARMOUR IN CONFRONTING FUTURE THREATS

  • The original MRAP met a specific need to improve survivability, however was limited in size and weight, mobility and off road performance.
  • Capability trends in user requirements include a need for mobility, rapid deployment over distance, crew protection, tactical mobility through terrain, flexible/adaptable platforms, self-defence weapons, logistics support and value for money
  • Changing design priorities call for a multi-role wheeled vehicle that provides combat AFV capability with high levels of protection and mobility
  • The N35 multi-mission family of vehicles offer high levels of protection, combat and tactical mobility, operational and strategic mobility, high payload, modular design and manufactured in UAE

10:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ADVANCEMENTS, INVESTMENTS & TRANS-REGIONAL COOPERATION

Confirmed Representative, Saudi Arabian Army, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Advances in blast and ballistic protection solutions
  • Operational lessons learned through recent deployments
  • Can existing platforms adapt to new and evolving threats
  • Implications for future procurements and where to invest for long term development

Confirmed Representative

Saudi Arabian Army
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING IN PRODUCT EXHIBITION AREA

11:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM TESTING AND EVALUATING THE PROTECTION OF ARMORED VEHICLES (KADDB EXPERIENCE)

Dr. Riyad Ratrout, Head of Weapons, Ammunition and Armour Testing, KADDB
  • Importance of Testing Armor Materials and Fully Engineered Vehicle Models According to International Test Standards.
  • Custom Testing of Armored Vehicles and Protective Materials (Armor Glass Testing at Extreme Temperatures / Case Study).
  • Testing and Evaluation of Armored Vehicles and Protective Materials According to Military and Non-Military Test Standards. (KADDB Experience / Ballistic Testing Lab.)


Dr. Riyad Ratrout

Head of Weapons, Ammunition and Armour Testing
KADDB

11:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM SESSION RESERVED FOR CMI DEFENCE



12:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM THE UTILITY OF ARMOUR IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CHALLENGES WE FACE TODAY

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Ridgway, Commanding Officer, The Royal Tank Regiment, British Army
  • Protection and Survivability: Current and future capabilities
  • A look at the armoured reconnaissance vehicles
  • The use of armour in protecting against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Ridgway

Commanding Officer
The Royal Tank Regiment, British Army

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH BREAK, NETWORKING & DHUHR PRAYER (1235)

2:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM DIGITAL ARMOUR FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS IN DEFENCE VEHICLES





Brigadier General Adnan Ahmad Alragad

Commander, King Abdulluah II, 3rd Armored Division
Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army

3:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM SESSION RESERVED FOR AMSAFE BRIDPORT



3:30 PM - NaN:NaN AM ENSURING COMBAT READY, RESPONSIVE ARMOURED FORCES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DAESH

Major General Muhammad Arif, GOC 1 Armoured Division, Multan, Pakistan Army, GOC 1 Armoured Division, Multan, Pakistan Army
  • Perception of existing and future combat environments: What has changed?
  • Future planned developments aimed at ensuring quick response manoeuvring, enhanced survivability and lethality
  • Equipping the modern fleet to expand fight versatility and tactical agility
  • Driving a vision for the future through interoperability and training to help prepare our allies in the ongoing fight against Daesh

Major General Muhammad Arif, GOC 1 Armoured Division, Multan, Pakistan Army

GOC 1 Armoured Division, Multan
Pakistan Army

4:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS & AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK IN EXHIBITION AREA

Brigadier General Nassar S. Athamneh, Chief of Staff Strategic Planning, Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army

Brigadier General Nassar S. Athamneh

Chief of Staff Strategic Planning
Jordan Armed Forces – Arab Army