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Past event: Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe Conference

Held with the official support of the Estonian Defence Forces

Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe: Taking Firepower Forward

We are proud to host the third annual Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe conference which will be held this year in Tallinn, Estonia from 19-21 November.

Centred on the unique security challenges in Eastern Europe, this event has established itself as the leading conference for Indirect Fires experts across the NATO Alliance and beyond. Putting the spotlight on NATO's Eastern Flank, Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe will provide a platform for military leaders, technical specialists and industry experts to discuss the issues that will define success in the years to come in this region of special strategic importance.

This year discussions will look further into the development of new digitised fires systems and networked capabilities. Fire support as one of the crucial and inseparable elements of warfighting will be at the heart of the discussions along with a greater focus on munitions. The Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe Conference will provide a comprehensive account of indirect fires modernisation priorities, battlespace integration, mobility and mechanisation, reconnaissance and surveillance, target identification, electronic warfare, and information, cyberspace operations and others.

Attend Future Indirect Fires to:

  • Learn from international fires experts about current modernisation programmes including the procurement of K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers by the Estonian Defence Forces and many others
  • Discuss NATO interoperability and learn how allied nations' artillery and fire support can operate together against an enemy in a multinational environment
  • Hear from advanced nations on improving situational awareness and cross-section target identification across the entire battlefield through incorporation of UASs and NATO compliant counter-battery radars
  • Shorten the kill-chain, learn how to enhance fires C2, and increase decision-making speed by integrating networked, software-intensive fire control systems
  • Upgrade precision of fire support and enable operations in GPS-denied environments through the incorporation of smart and precision-guided munitions

"Well run events that bring together subject matter experts from across the world."
Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe 2017 Delegate, US Army

"Distilled group of end-users, decision makers and key industry players focused on this business area."
Future Artillery 2018 Delegate, Scepter

"Excellent venue to establish and maintain relationships with Defense and Industry participants in the fires domain."
Future Artillery 2018 Delegate, Orbital ATK

2019 Chairman

  • General (retd.) Riho Terras, Commander, Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

2019 Host Nation Speakers

  • Major General Indrek Sirel, Deputy Commander, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kaarel Maesalu, Artillery Inspector, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arbo Probal, Artillery Inspector, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Kusti Salm, Armaments Director, Estonian Defence Investments Centre

2019 Speakers

  • Brigadier General Alfred Abramson III, Head, Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition, US Army
  • Colonel Hugh Baker, Deputy Commander 1st Artillery Brigade, Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Colonel Pertti Holma, Chief of Artillery, Finnish Army
  • Colonel Torben Dixen Moller, Chief of Artillery Regiment, Royal Danish Army
  • Colonel Adolfo Garcia, Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment, US Marine Corps
  • Colonel Seth Knazovich, Commander, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, US Army Europe
  • Colonel Atanas Stavrev Atanasov, Associate Professor, Chairman of Army Studies, Rakovski National Defence College, Bulgarian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Joe Hansen, Chief of Fires and Targeting, Capabilities and Force Integration Team Lead, NATO Land Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Ducrot, Deputy Director, Studies and Prospective Division, Artillery School, French Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft, Head of Artillery and Joint Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Radu Monoranu, Deputy Commander, Field Artillery and Air Defence Artillery Training Centre, Romanian Land Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Clarke, Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery, British Army
  • Major Elwyn Clarke, 79 (Kirkee) Battery Commander, 29 Commando, Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Major Marek Uchal, VSD Artillery Specialist, Slovak Ground Forces
  • Shane Cohen, VP Sales & Marketing, UVision Air Ltd.
  • Karl Kautzsch, Marketing Product Management, Guided Munitions, Diehl Defence
Main Conference: 19-20 November 2019
Industry Engagement Day: 21 November 2019

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21597