Develop military engineering capabilities for crisis management at the tactical edge

The return to peer threat engagement has placed a new emphasis on the military support structure, with a renewed emphasis on maintaining mobility and operational freedom placing new pressure on the combat support commander.

Bringing together the previous Military Engineering and Defence Logistics events, the combined Combat Support Week programme will address the new challenges to both logistics and engineering commanders to ensure mobility and capability is maintained within the combat force. Assessing the critical requirements of combat engineers and military logisticians to deploy and maintain the force in theatre, the programme will focus on enabling mobility, momentum and capability by identifying innovative, cost-efficient solutions to modernise operational capabilities such as robotic and autonomous systems in the supply chain, mobility enablers through new innovative bridging systems, and new infrastructural developments to sustain the force.

Recognising the emerging technical requirements in the combat support the conference will enable attendees to revolutionize their capabilities in line with modern operating conditions

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Chairman, Combat Support Week 2018

General Sir Peter Wall

Chief of the General Staff, British Army (2010-2014)

General Sir Peter Anthony Wall GCB, CBE, DL, FREng (born 10 July 1955) is a retired British Army officer who served as the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, until September 2014. Wall had previously been the Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces from August 2009 to September 2010. He succeeded General Sir David Richards as Chief of the General Staff in September 2010, the latter going on a month later to be Chief of the Defence Staff.

Topics Covered Will Include:





Accelerating Mobility and Maneuver

Examine methods to ensure rapid reaction capacity, enhance ground maneuver, advance route clearance capabilities

Installing Temporary Facilities

Establish methodologies to advance design and construction of temporary sites 

Operating in Austere Environments

Determine training requirements to attain interoperability, increase mission effectiveness, and enhance force protection

 Greening Defence      

Identify solutions to optimise the output of energy, comply with environmental regulations, deploy sustainable energy platforms


2018 Speakers Include:

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Why Attend Military Engineering 2018?

  • Maximise mission effectiveness by enhancing understanding of the latest CONOPS and technologies for ground manoeuvre and rapid gap-crossing capabilities with perspectives from senior commanders and top bridge-laying experts
  • Improve installation, in-service maintenance, and resilience of deployed military facilities by networking with leading construction engineers and learning about recent design innovations
  • Achieve energy and water efficiency by better understanding ways to deploy sustainable energy platforms, optimise energy systems, and install water purification mechanisms
  • Expand your EOD capabilities by meeting leading solution providers and informing your organisation of remote detection technologies
  • Attain combat superiority by augmenting battlespace awareness and informing your organisation of exploitation and geospatial engineering capabilities
  • Attend the co-located Defence Logistics forum set within the wider networking environment of Combat Support Week to strike overlapping engineering and logistics requirements

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