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Forward Operating Bases 2012

  1. 1. Defence IQ is proud to present the inauguralforward operating BOOK AND PAY BY 27TH JANUARY 2012 AND SAvE UP TO £400bases 2012HILTON LONDON OLYMPIA HOTEL, LONDON , UNITED KINGDOMpRE-cOnFEREncE WORkSHOp: 19TH MARcH • MAIn cOnFEREncE: 20TH & 21ST MARcHEnabling flexible, effective and secure Forward Operating Bases Hear from senior military officers including:Why Should You Attend Forward Operating Bases 2012? Jim Smith, chief, projects & Requirements You will learn about the drive towards establishing standardised base architectures for future forward operating bases, division, dSTO, Australian DoD with speakers offering their know-how on driving improvements in energy provision, force protection, ISR and Command colonel Robert charette, director, Control Expeditionary Energy Office (E20), US Marine Corps Study the major European development trends with briefings from the Swedish Army, French DGA,European Defence Agency and Spanish Army colonel Roger Turner, commander, 5th Marine Regiment, US Marine Corps Hear operational feedback from expeditionary warfare units such as the US Marine Corps 3rd Battalion 5th Regiment and colonel Otto Radlmeier, director, NATO gain genuine lessons learned on building FOBs in challenging environments Military Engineering Centre of Excellence Gain insight to major international initiatives for developing future FOBs including ExFOB (USA) and Australian DoD plans for Lieutenant colonel Juan Rodriguez, Military base infrastructure Engineer, Army Engineers Command, Spanish Army You will have the opportunity to learn about how industry partners such as General Dynamics are helping to develop technical improvements to FOB capabilities Lieutenant colonel Andreas Lindberg, Technical Officer, Engineering battalion, Increase your understanding of cutting edge technological advancements for Forward Operating Bases by hearing Swedish Army briefings from DARPA and US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory amongst others Elizabeth Smalling, Emergency Infrastructure director, United Nations Pre-Conference Workshop: daniel klein, FIcApS capability Manager, Developing Standardised Training and Doctrine For The Nato Powers Forward Operating Bases European Defence Agency Workshop Led by Colonel Otto Radlmeier, Director, NATO Military Engineering Centre of Major pat Reynolds, Head, Logistics combat Excellence Element, Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory “The FOB conference could enhance standardisation and interoperability between military partners for Sponsor current and future international operations. I am looking forward to striving together with stakeholders towards optimising our common defence capabilities in the domain of forward operating bases.” Daniel Klein, FICAPS Capability Manager, European Defence AgencyTEL: +44 (0) 207 368 9737 EMAIL: dEFEncE@Iqpc.cO.Uk
  2. 2. Pre-Conference Workshop 19th March 2012Workshop 1: 09:30-12:30DEvELOPING STANDARDISED TRAINING AND DOCTRINE FOR THE NATO POWERS FORWARD OPERATING BASESThe nATO Military Engineering centre of Excellence (MILEnG coE) has, since its creation in 2009, been responsible for working to develop training, doctrine andstandardisation agreements amongst the nATO powers in the area of Forward Operating BasesMoving beyond the challenges that nations face within their domestic Forward Operating Base efforts, the question of interoperability between allied nations’ FOBsystems, doctrine and training is clearly a fundamental issue.How will attending this workshop benefit you? This workshop will highlight the changes the MILEnG coE has affected amongst nATO powers since its creation You will learn how your current training and doctrine could be changed to improve both your basic effectiveness and also interoperability with you allies Gain insight into the collective future initiative and resultant requirements amongst the nATO nations Workshop led by Colonel Otto Radlmeier, director, NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence Forward Operating Bases Download Centre Articles • (Not) counting the cost: Green forward operating base technologies • Renewable energy tech sought for forward operating bases • Improving Joint Military Logistics for the Future • Customer Story: Merrick & Company and Lackland Air Force Base Videos • How a narrow band environment restricts battlefield tools • The Future Battlefield: Looking ahead to 2020 • Open Architecture Revolution: Interview with Prof. Michael Henshaw • Part One: Entering open architecture at the ‘ground level’ • Part Two: Tangible benefits of an open architecture approach • Part Three: Potential interest and future of IOA for the defence industry Visit the event download centre at to access interviews, articles, podcasts and more for FREE! TEL: +44 (0) 207 368 9737 EMAIL: dEFEncE@Iqpc.cO.Uk
  3. 3. Agenda Day One 20th March 2012 08.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION 11.40 UNITED NATIONS USE OF FORWARD OPERATING BASE Colonel Robert Charette, director, Expeditionary Energy CAPABILITIES FOR DISASTER RELIEF AND REFUGEE MANAGEMENT Office (E2O), US Marine Corps 09.00 CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS The Un across an array of organisations works to offer humanitarian assistance to populations displaced by war, 14.50 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 09.10 KEYNOTE – AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE: weather and natural disaster. In order to achieve this the Un PREPARING THE WAY FOR FUTURE FORWARD OPERATING BASES requires equipment more traditionally used by militaries. 15.20 DISCUSSION PANEL: ASSESSING THE CURRENT AND FUTURE The Australian dod has taken note of the groundswell of • presenting the work of the United nations in humanitarian NATURE OF FORWARD OPERATING BASE OPERATIONSPANEL KEYNOTE development and focus upon the Forward Operating Base CASE STUDY and disaster relief assistance • Should all armed forces move towards the generic base CASE area. The Australian Armed Forces have a great deal of • discussion of the agencies involved in the using forward PANEL architecture approach? KEYNOTE STUDY experience in expeditionary. operating base capabilities: • What are the specific systems and technologies which • Introducing the current Australian Forward Operating Base • UncR could improve our current Forward Operating Base capability capabilities? • OcHA • discussing the major projects designed to augment and • How far away are we from achieving truly self-sufficient • WHO improve current capabilities • Analysis of current capability gaps and the equipment Forward Operating Bases? • Active requirements in progress, key areas of focus: required to solve these. • How can current doctrine and practises be standardised in • Force protection Elizabeth Smalling, Emergency Infrastructure director, order to make allied Forward Operating Bases interoperable? • power generation • Assessing the role which Australian Forward Operating United Nations 16.00 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN OF FORWARD OPERATING BASES Bases will take in the future Jim Smith, chief, projects & Requirements division, 12.20 NETWORKING LUNCH The University of Bristol faculty of engineering has produced Australian DoD a notable study into the architecture required to produce 13.30 SPANISH ARMY ENGINEERS COMMAND: COORDINATING sustainable designs of Forward Operating Bases. AND IMPLEMENTING WORLDWIDE SPANISH ARMY CAMP • Introducing the work of the sustainable design study in the 09.50 CASE STUDY: USMC 5TH REGIMENT – FEEDBACK FROM THE CONSTRUCTION Forward Operating Base area. WORLDS FIRST ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENT FORWARD The Spanish Army Engineer command is responsible for the • discussing the systems-of-systems approach used to OPERATING BASE broad range of construction projects required by the Spanish CASE The US Marine corps 5th Regiment has just returned from structure a design rationaleEYNOTE STUDY Army worldwide. In particular over the past decade there has Afghanistan where they established the world first operational • Focus upon the key areas of concern including: been a huge focus upon improving Spanish Forward Operating renewable energy Forward Operating Base. Base capability. • Energy demand • pre-mission goals which were set out pre-deployment • Introducing the current capabilities and practices in the • Resource waste • Operational feedback, the difference between theory and reality establishment of Forward Operating Bases by the Spanish • Analysing the take home lessons for militaries from the • Lessons learned from deployment, how can performance Army Engineers command study and how they could increase efficiency and be improved • discussion of recent operational experience both in effectiveness of Forward Operating Base design prior to • key areas of development and acquisition Afghanistan and in other international commitments deployment Colonel Roger Turner, commanding Officer, 5th Regiment, • Analysis of current and future acquisition requirements to Dr Theo Tryfonas, Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering, US Marine Corps improve capabilities University of Bristol • View on future innovation areas for military tactical bases 10.30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK Lieutenant Colonel Juan Rodriguez, Military Engineer, Army Engineers command, Spanish Army 16.40 CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS 11.00 SWEDISH ARMY ENGINEERS: FORWARD OPERATING BASE 16.50 CLOSE OF DAY ONE 14.10 MARINE CORPS ExPEDITIONARY ENERGY OFFICE (E2O) OPERATIONS IN IRREGULAR ENvIRONMENTS – ENABLING A REDUCTION IN DEPENDANCE ON NON- The Swedish Army has a great deal of experience in building RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES and operating Forward Operating Bases in the high north. The E2O has been leading the way in the effort to reduce the • Introducing the specialised skill sets of the Swedish Army USMc dependency on non-renewable energy sources. • discussion of the challenges faced in the high north in • Introduction to current programmes underway within the comparison to Afghanistan E2O • current requirements for equipment acquisition • Analysing the operational burden of current energy sources Lieutenant Colonel Andreas Lindberg, Technical Officer, • discussing how close the current renewable energy options Engineering battalion, Swedish Army are to being mission ready TEL: +44 (0) 207 368 9737 EMAIL: dEFEncE@Iqpc.cO.Uk
  4. 4. Agenda Day Two 21st March 201208.30 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION • Introducing the FIcApS programme 14.50 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK • developing a common system architecture to enable09.00 CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS multinational systems interoperability 15.20 BUILDING THE NExT GENERATION OF FRENCH FORWARD • Enabling FOB security through partner nation collaboration OPERATING BASE CAPABILITY09.10 NATO MILITARY ENGINEERING CENTRE OF ExCELLENCE Daniel Klein, FIcApS programme Manager, European Defence The French dGA is responsible for acquiring equipment for (MILENG COE): FOSTERING ALLIED STANDARDISATION FOR Agency the French Armed Forces. As with the other ISAF powers, FORWARD OPERATING BASES France is in the process of investing in and improving its The nATO Military Engineering centre of Excellence has, since 11.40 US MARINE CORPS WARFIGHTING LABORATORY: DEvELOPING Forward Operating Base capability. its creation in 2009, been responsible for working to develop AMERICAN FORWARD OPERATING BASE CAPABILITIES • Introduction to current French FOB capabilities and practices training , doctrine and standardisation agreements amongst The US Marine corps Warfighting Laboratory is playing a major • Investigation of the current dGA projects underway in the the nATO powers in the area of Forward Operating Bases. role in driving the development of Forward Operating Base FOB area • Introducing the MILEnG coE: capabilities. • Analysis of the short to medium-term requirements for • Structure • Analysing the current McWL initiatives in support of the US acquisition • Aims ExFOB programme Thierry Sanchez, deputy defence procurement Attaché, dGA, • procedures • Highlighting the current challenges faced and the resultant French MoD • Focus on the 2011 Information Exchange Seminar requirements to address them Introducing the “Green energy, zero footprint, sustainable • discussing the next ten years of development in the 16.00 OFFICE OF NAvAL RESEARCH (ONR): TECHNICAL RESEARCH camp” concept Forward Operating Base area FOR FUTURE FOBS • discussing future aims and goals of the MILEnG coE Major Pat Reynolds, Head, Logistics combat Element, Marine The OnR has been driving technical research in the FOB Colonel Otto Radlmeier, director, NATO Military Engineering Corps War Fighting Laboratory area for the past decade, their early focus on the issue has Centre of Excellence lead to a number of technical breakthroughs aiding 12.20 NETWORKING LUNCH operational capability.09.50 DARPA: DEPLOYED ENERGY STORAGE • Efficient utilization of field generators dARpA is the lead technical research and development body 13.30 Sponsor briefing: General Dynamics • Energy-efficient heating, cooling and insulation of mobile of the US dod. The deployed Energy Storage (dES) programme Peter Eberle CBE, Business development director, defence shelters aims to address the issue of efficient energy storage. Mission & Security Systems, General Dynamics UK • Energy efficient small unit water purification • Introducing the key concepts of the dES programme • packaging and cooling of locally purified water • Highlighting the operational benefits of more efficient 14.10 ACQUISITION EFFORTS TO BUILD FORWARD OPERATING • Renewable energy harvesting energy storage and transportation BASE CAPABILITIES IN THE HIGH NORTH – FINNISH ARMY Scott Lawrie, Energy Initiatives director, Office of naval • Addressing the fundamental concerns of capacity and MATERIEL COMMAND Research, US Navy capacity The Finnish Army has a great deal of experience in operating Dr Robert Mantz, programme Manager, DARPA in the extreme environments of the arctic high north. As such 16.40 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING STATEMENTS the Materiel command clearly has different acquisition10.30 Networking Coffee Break requirements for Forward Operating Bases in this area rather 17.00 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE than Afghanistan for example.11.00 DEvELOPING INTEROPERABLE FORWARD OPERATING BASE • Analysis of the specialist demand for Finnish tactical bases PROTECTION SYSTEMS in the high north The European defence Agency currently managing a Franco- • Investigation of the project currently being managed by the German lead programme with the aim of creating Finnish Army Materiel command interoperable and integrated Forward Operating Base • Highlighting the areas of future requirements for acquisition operations. The response to this has been the Future Senior Representative (TBC), Finnish Army Materiel Interoperability of camp protection Systems (FIcApS) command, Finnish Army programme. TEL: +44 (0) 207 368 9737 EMAIL: dEFEncE@Iqpc.cO.Uk
  5. 5. Sponsors & Media PartnersSponsor Sponsorship Opportunities Three easy ways to get involved 1 Thought Leadership: With an expected audience of senior military customers and decision makers from across the globe, defence Iq events enable you to build your reputation as aGeneral dynamics Uk Ltd is strongly supporting the Uk Mod’s market leader in your chosen domain through speakingsystem of systems approach to the design of Forward Operating sessions and subject specific conference streams, workshopsBases (FOBs) for the British Army through technology development and focus daysand field demonstrations of complete FOB capabilities. While 2 Branding: We bring together buyers and suppliers in a tailoredthese include the command post, the communications and force location with unbeatable facilities for on-site branding andprotection infrastructures as well as ‘life support’ systems within exposure. Furthermore, ourd edicated marketing team can helpsteel, aluminium and soft-skinned structures, they also provide you achieve your promotional aims in the months leading up tointeroperability with external platforms and systems. the conference with dedicated mailings to cover 50,000 contacts through brochure drops, extensive e-mail campaigns and tailored web coverageUrgent Operational Requirements have been met with the Media Partners 3 Featured networking Events: Focused and high level, ourcompany pulling together rapid design, manufacture and delivery events will provide you with the perfect environmentplus established theatre support. Focussed R&d will ensure to initiate new business relationships and achieve face to facefuture requirements are met with modular systems of enhanced contact that overcrowded tradeshows cannot deliver.capabilities, lower power demands and increased resilience. Sponsorship opportunities range from exhibition stands to sponsored lunches, cocktail receptions, gala dinners and a host of informal social networking events If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at Forward Operating Bases 2012 call Frank Talia at +44 (0) 207 036 1310 or email: About Defence IQ is host to a series of global events and runs an online community of military and private sector professionals. We provide the platform on which leading defence experts share their experience, knowledge and strategic thoughts. We are dedicated to providing military personnel and the private sector with strategic defence resources covering current defence issues. Join the community: www.defenceiq. com/join.cfm TEL: +44 (0) 207 368 9737 EMAIL: dEFEncE@Iqpc.cO.Uk
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