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ADS is partnering with UK Strategic Command to launch Integrated Warrior, the UK Defence's new high level defence experimentation programme.

Integrated Warrior (IW) is the brand name for co-ordinated high-level activity around the new Defence Experimentation Pathway - a cornerstone of Defence’s new approach to Force Development. IW is all about creating an Information Age partnership between Defence, Industry and Academia to shape future concepts and capabilities and provide the evidence to inform strategies, force structures and balance of investment decisions.

At the IW launch event we will bring together a broad community of strategic thinkers, horizon scanners and concept developers from industry, academia, Defence and our partners across government. The Chief of Defence Staff will set out the strategic context and his vision for the future of warfare, including the Integrated Operating Concepts. A mix of Defence and Industry speakers will then share a vision for a programme of scientific, experimentation, test and evaluation activity, inviting industry to integrate its R&D effort where appropriate and help guide Defence to achieve a transformational approach. 

The capability leads from the Joint Force Command, the Navy, Army and Royal Air Force will also set out their stalls. They, members of their teams, and other senior Defence figures will attend: there will be networking opportunities throughout the day. Finally, Comd UK SRATCOM will also describe his new role as the joint integrator.

Contributions by industry through Q&A and panel sessions during the launch will be invaluable on how we proceed with developing INTEGRATED WARRIOR and therefore better detailing industry future requirement setting and provision of supporting insights and evidence.


 09:00  Registration & Refreshments

10:00  Welcome - DG JFD

10:05  Keynote address - Strategic scene setter - CDS

10:20  DFD model & IW - The DFD model and why we are changing, how things will be different - DG JFD

10:50  Future warfate in the information age and how IPoC and FOpC meet the challenges - Dir DCDC and DJW

11:10  Refreshment break

11:40  How industry contributes to force exploration to inform force development in the information age. What are the opportunities for defence and industry - tbc

12:00  Plenary Q&A session - DG JFD, Dir DCDC

12:40  Lunch & networking

13:40  IW in the DEP - Dir DCDC, DST

14:00  Integrating experimentation and industry R&D - tbc

14:15  Plenary - Dir DCDC, Dir DST, Academic

14:35  Refreshment break

15:05  Navy concepts and experimentation - D Cap Navy

15:15  Army concepts and experimentation - D Cap Army

15:25  Air concepts and experimentation - D Cap Air

15:35  UK Start Com Concepts and Experimentation - D Cap UK Strat Com

15:45  Plenary - DJW - Chairs Dir Cap

16:00  Closing address - Comd UK Stat Com