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Past event: Future Mortar Systems Conference 2019

The World's Longest Running International Mortar Systems Meeting

Future Mortar Systems is the world's longest running international Mortar Systems conference. Created with the notion of knowledge-sharing at its center, this year's conference will focus on the themes of 'technology', 'interoperability', and 'maneuverability'. Relating these themes to persisting challenges in the field of mortar firepower, presentations will explore the mobility and flexibility of troops when transporting and operating equipment, technological innovations to ensure overmatch in peer adversary war-fighting contexts, the integration of UAVs, effectively combating time-sensitive targets, operational feedback, and command and control systems.

In response to fluctuating mission demands, the themes and operations under discussion equally relate to Infantry, Artillery and Marine Corps. Structured as a three day conference with sixteen speakers and a site visit, Future Mortar Systems will shape the strategic thinking on the future role of the dismounted soldier and indirect fire capabilities.

The 2019 Agenda in Brief:

  • Lethality in Denied Environments: Improving targeting and engagement capabilities for the tactical force
  • Mortars in the Megacity: Indirect Fires in Future Terrains
  • Range and Precision: Building the lethality and tactical dominance of the dismounted soldier
  • Irregular Ops: Amphibious Fires & Lightweight Mortars in Special Operations
  • Affordability and Programme Delivery: Lifecycle management of mortar systems and munitions
  • Gaps and Investment: Perspectives from R&D and industry on precision munitions, digitized fire control and advanced lethality systems

"Excellent perspectives and knowledge sharing,"
Delegate 2017

"Extremely valuable event"
Delegate 2017

"This event was very good to see the current state of mortars"
Engineer, US Army, Delegate 2015

2019 Chairman

  • Christopher Foss, Editor, Janes Artillery

2019 Speaker Faculty

  • Colonel Angel Esparza Lopez, Commanding Officer, Lusitania Regiment, Spanish Army
  • Colonel John Musgrave, DACOS, Empowerment, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Serle, Commanding Officer, ITDU, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Ducrot, Chief of Capability Development Branch, Artillery School, French Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martin Sufajzl, Project Manager, Land Forces Armament Department Armament and Acquisition Division, Czech Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel George Cornea, 206th Artillery BN /2nd Mountain BDE, Romanian Army
  • Major Mike Johnsson, Head of Mortars/Fire Support Division, Royal Danish Army
  • Captain Felix Juellig, Team Leader, Heavy Infantry Forces Development, German Army
  • Captain Marin Bulog, International Military Cooperation Section, Croatian Army
  • Captain Jean-Philippe Tremblay, OIC Mortars, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Ross Arnold, Senior Research Engineeer, U.S. Army CCDC
  • Tom Duffy, Concept and Doctrine Developer, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group, U.S. Marine Corps
  • CDT Tom Hey, 3D Advisor, BELSOF
  • Colour Sergeant Gareth Markham, Chief Instructor, Mortars, Royal Marine Commandos
  • Sergeant Shawn Mador, MFC SME, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Robert Lucas, Lethality Branch, Mortars, US Army
Main Conference: 29-30 October 2019
Live Fire Demonstration: 31 October 2019

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Madrid Marriott Auditorium
Av. de Aragon 400, 28022
Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 914 00 44 00


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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21580