Future Indirect Fires USA Conference

Lawton, OK, United States

As the Army Future Command marks its one year anniversary of Forging the Future, we are elevating a two decades long development of Indirect Fires capabilities into the top and center of the Army's mission. With over 65% budget increase from FY19 and $1.35 billion requested budget for FY20, concepts and needs are transferring into actions and procurements.  

Future Indirect Fires 2019
is a learning space providing the latest initiatives and programs updates supporting the US priorities. Bringing service members, innovators and decision makers under the same roof, the program is designed to create a network with a well-rounded perspective to support innovation based on the needs of the Warfighter, and countering external advanced threats.

The summit will address those issues by bringing together Commanders, leading decision makers, industry and technology professionals to discuss modernization of existing arsenals, advancing AMD, developing LRPF/ PFRMS, exploring smart kits to improve mortar capabilities and the transition of Fire Support into the future.

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

Speakers 2019

  • Lieutenant General James F. Pasquarette, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, United States Army
  • Lieutenant General (R) Richard Formica, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, CALIBRE Systems Inc.
  • Major General Wilson A. Shoffner, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, US Army
  • BGen James H. Adams, Director of Capabilities Development Directorate, USMC
  • Colonel John Rafferty, Director, LRPF CFT, FCoE, US Army
  • Colonel John Musgrave, British Army, British Army
  • Dr. Jennifer A. Ciezak-Jenkins, Research Physicist Deputy Chief Scientist, Army Research Laboratory
  • Colonel Eamon Walsh, Assistant Chief of Staff Plans, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, British Army
  • COL Jeremy E. Jelly, Director, Fire Support Test Directorate, US Army
  • Commander of Support Unit 214 Artillery Corps, Commander of Support Unit 214, Artillery Corps, Israel Defense Forces
  • lCol Chris Sines, Director Land Requirements 2, Canadian Armed Forces Department of National Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas KONIECZNY, French Liaison Officer (FA and ADA) to the Fires Center of Excellence, French Army
  • Mr. Calvin Johnson, Director of Mission Command Battle Lab, US Army
  • Justin Wymore, Weapons PNT Principal Account Manager, Collins aerospace
Focus Day - September 24, 2019

Conference Day One - September 25, 2019

Conference Day Two - September 26, 2019


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 $99 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 580-280-2100 and give the group name Future Indirect Fires or click here to book online. You must make your reservation no later than September 2nd, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

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 endeavor to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.