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LAND FORCES Future Force Series - PROTECTION

Date:
Thursday 6 September
Time:
0700 - 0900
Registration:
This event is open and complimentary to LAND FORCES 2018 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Click here to register and make your expression of interest to attend (please note that your expression of interest does not guarantee you a place; Numbers at the LAND FORCES 2018 complimentary conferences are limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Attendance is subject to availability and is on a first come, first served basis).
Location:
City Rooms L2 & L3 combined, Ground Level, Adelaide Convention Centre

Format and Agenda

0700
Guests arrive for light breakfast in the foyer
0730
Guests seated
0730
WELCOME AND INTRO
Mr Andrew Fullgrabe, Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP)
0735
KEYNOTE
Major General Paul McLachlan, AM, CSC, Commander 1st Division
0755
PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderated by Mr Andrew Fullgrabe, DIP
• Mr Ian Irving, CEO, Northrop Grumman Australia
• Mr Matt Graham, CEO, Australian Defence Apparel Pty Limited
• Mr Ben Hudson, Global Head of Vehicle Systems, Rheinmetall Defence
• Qinetiq (TBC)
• Netherlands Army (Invited - TBC)
0835
Q&A from the floor
Moderated by Mr Andrew Fullgrabe, DIP
0915
CLOSE

Organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, the Future Force: Protection symposium is designed as a forum for discussion of the operational and technical challenges facing defence forces in the future on both the conventional battlefield and in Counter-Insurgency (COIN) campaigns.

The lethality of modern weapons, including unconventional weapons such as IEDs and, increasingly, CBR threats, means greater protection is required. Both front-line combatants and rear-echelon personnel, as well as civilian populations, are exposed to higher levels of risk. Traditional protective measures such as protected/armoured vehicles, hardened infrastructure and improved personal protection are only part of the answer. What role do factors such as Situational Awareness, generated and maintained through enhanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) empowered by emergent technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and ‘Big Data’, play in protecting a deployed force and civilian population? Required levels of protection are to a great extent a function of the force’s appetite for risk and casualties; what’s changing in this area? And what other factors are shaping the future battlefield for modern defence forces?

The Panellists will be asked to address emergent threats, emergent technologies and the enduring and joint Defence/Industry construct required to respond rapidly to these threats by harnessing and applying technology in an efficient and affordable way.

The Symposium will ask both panellists and audience members to examine more broadly the implications of evolving threats for operational and force planners out into the future, as well as for the industry base that will deliver and sustain future capabilities.

We want to encourage blue-sky thinking that takes people well beyond the conceptual and practical constrictions of current acquisition projects in Australia, Europe and North America, and provides an intellectual challenge to the audience.

One cannot ignore history and lessons learned from past operations, but these must not imprison the imagination. They must inform the future.

For further information:
Mr Jason Thomas
Executive Manager Business Development
Industry Defence Security Australia Limited
Email: jthomas@amda.com.au