Future Indirect Fires Summit

Lawton, OK, United States

NATO defines indirect fire as "Fire delivered at a target which cannot be seen by the aimer." Indirect fire is most commonly associated with field artillery and is also used in regards to mortars.

The US Armed Forces are fearful of causing too many civilian casualties and missing desired threats, which pose significant risks to life in combat environments. The more precise the weapons are, the less shots are fired and the less shots returned on them. In addition, the US Armed Forces are mindful of the possibility of being overmatched in this capability, with near peers holding advantages in terms of distance and precision.

With indirect fires' growing precision and lethality remaining of utmost importance, our conference will enable attendees to:
  • Discuss achieving greater integration of artillery and mortars pieces into the joint fires environment;
  • Identify future increases in the mobiility of artillery and mortars for future rapid response deployment;
  • Hear from experts on the need to increase effectiveness of artillery guns, ammunition and target systems, range, scalability, destruction, accuracy, and target acquisition;
  • Connect with vendors from around the country;
  • Network with a variety of public- and private sector figures to determine future practices

Join us at this timely event to review burgeoning initiatives and successes in indirect fires technology and discuss what steps can be taken to deliver more effective indirect fire capabilities.

Why Attend?

  • Better Understanding on military and government needs and processes for acquisition, in order to secure the bid.
  • Discover New Emerging Technologies and innovative strategies, improving interoperability and radar capabilities to enhance operation efficiencies.
  • Test New Technologies during our Demo Drive, evaluate and analyze new technology to advance operations.
  • Hear from key thought leaders in the Radar community including the latest challenges and requirements for the next generation of radar technology
  • Join Our Technical Training Day to get an inside perspective and learn more about cognitive radar, spectrum challenges and supporting domain awareness.

Topics we'll cover include:

  • Transforming the Battlefield Sensor Network
  • Next Generation Radar for Contested Environments
  • Upgrades in Military Radar for UAVs
  • CExtending and Upgrading the Capabilities of Existing Radar Assets
  • Patriot Missile's Reinvention -- Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) at Work
  • Future Intelligent Military Radar - Cognitive Radar and Autonomous Machine Intelligence
  • Advancements in Ground Radar Technology
  • Bistatic/ Multistatic Military Radar for UAV Swarms
  • Very Low SWaP-C Military Subsystems and Components
  • Modular Upgrade Opportunities in Major US Radar Efforts


  • Lieutenant General Theodore Martin, Deputy Commanding General/ Chief of Staff, TRADOC
  • Major General Glenn A Bramhall, Special Assistant to the Director Army National Guard, US National Guard
  • Colonel Mark Holler, Executive Officer to the Army Inspector General, Former Commander, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (Korea)
  • Colonel Doug Winton, Instructor, Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations of the United States Army War College
  • Colonel Will McDonough, Program Manager, Combat Ammunition System, PEO Ammunition, US Army
  • Colonel John Rafferty, Director, LRPF CFT, FCoE, US Army
  • Dwayne Hynes, Policy Analyst and Acquisition-Intelligence Staff Officer, DCS, G-2 (DAMI-FIT), US Army
  • Lt. Colonel Patrick Farrell, Product Manager, Precision Fires and Mortars at PEO Ammunition, US Army
  • Keri Desautel, Ground Forces Specialist, US Army
  • Colonel Lance Green, Director, DCMA Army Portfolio and National Capitol Region, Department of Defense
  • Samuel Shackelford, Artillery Specialist, US Army
  • Thomas Karako, Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Technical Focus Day - September 26, 2018

Main Conference Day One - September 27, 2018

Main Conference Day Two - September 28, 2018


Hilton Garden Inn Fort Sill
135 NW 2nd Street
Lawton, Oklahoma
73501, USA

Located at the corner of Northwest 2nd Street and Gore Boulevard, in the heart of Lawton's new business district, the Hilton Garden Inn Lawton-Fort Sill hotel offers easy access to shopping, restaurants and leisure options. This contemporary Lawton, OK, hotel is just moments from Fort Sill, Central Mall, Southwestern Medical Center, Cameron University and popular Lawton - Fort Sill attractions. A complimentary shuttle service to the airport is available for your convenience.

Start each day right with a cooked-to-order breakfast in the Garden Grille, relax with a glass of wine in the lounge and buy snacks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry. All of the spacious guest rooms and suites at this stylish hotel near Fort Sill, OK, have a microwave and mini-refrigerator, an ergonomic desk, complimentary WiFi, an MP3 alarm clock and an HDTV. Swim in the sparkling outdoor pool and work out with the latest equipment in the complimentary fitness center.

The special room rate of $93 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 580-280-2100 and give the group name Future Indirect Fires or Code G189FF or follow the instructions below to book online. You must make your reservation no later than September 4th, 2018. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference. 

To Book Online:
  1. Click Here and In the top right hand corner, select the dates of your stay
  2. Select ''More Options''
  3. Then click on ''Add special rate codes''
  4. Enter the code: G189FF into the box next to ''Group Code''
  5. Finish selecting your room type for your stay

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.
Future Indirect Fires
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Venue : Hilton Garden Inn Fort Sill, Lawton, OK, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-18576