Future Indirect Fires Conference


Bristol, United Kingdom

1 EVENT, 3 CONFERENCES

The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 10th & 11th March 2020. The aim of the conference is to examine the likely development of Joint Lethal & Non Lethal Indirect Fires during the next decade. The conference will build on the 2018 event with an authoritative speaker panel of international Military Officers and Industry experts. The conference will act as a forum to review best practise for Equipping, Training, Integrating and Applying Indirect Fires in the future.

There will be three streams within one large venue:
  • Artillery
  • Mortars
  • Defence Simulation Training & Education (DSET)
Each stream will have its own room for presentations. There will be a combined breakout area with an exhibition and catering.

Attendees can attend presentations in whichever stream they choose within the single ticket price.

Who Attends?

The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be attended by requirements and acquisition officials from the Land Systems divisions on national procurement bodies, as well as senior military Officers from nations across the world. Also present will be the senior management of the leading industry contractors providing relevant technologies.

Artillery Stream

The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 10th & 11th March 2020. The aim of the conference is to examine the likely development of Joint Lethal & Non Lethal Indirect Fires during the next decade. The conference will build on the 2018 event with an authoritative speaker panel of international Artillery Officers and Industry experts. The conference will act as a forum to review best practise for Equipping, Training, Integrating and Applying Indirect Fires in the future.

By locating the Artillery Conference with the Mortar Conference and the Defence Simulation Education & Training Conference (DSET) we are better able to address other linked contemporary Indirect Fires challenges. The role of Mortars in close combat remains undiminished and the technical and operational boundaries between traditional Artillery & Infantry indirect fires roles are increasingly blurred. Also, individual, crew and collective training are serious challenges within the world of Joint & Indirect Fires. By collocating these three events we are providing attendees access to both the Fires end user operational needs and the synthetic training solutions to those needs.

There will be three lecture theatres to host each stream and a common exhibition and catering area. Attendees to any event will have full access to the other two streams within the ticket price and may pick & choose which presentations they attend.

Mortar Systems Stream

The Mortar Systems Conference  is the leading unclassified forum for Mortar Systems in Europe. Now in its 16th year the conference brings together all the leading Mortar user and manufacturing organisations around the world. The conference will develop the themes discussed in the last 15 years with a series of presentations covering the whole subject area from a military practitioner and an industry technological point of view. Like previous conferences the speakers will be a range of international military and industry subject matter experts.

By locating the Mortar Systems Conference within the Future Indirect Fires Conference and DSET we are better able to address other linked contemporary Indirect Fires challenges. The role of Mortars in close combat remains undiminished and the technical and operational boundaries between traditional Artillery & Infantry indirect fires roles are increasingly blurred. Also, individual, crew and collective training are serious challenges within the world of Joint & Indirect Fires. By collocating these three events we are providing attendees access to both the Fires end user operational needs and the synthetic training solutions to those needs.

There will be three lecture theatres to host each stream and a common exhibition and catering area. Attendees to any event will have full access to the other two streams within the ticket price and may pick & choose which presentations they attend.

Training & Simulation Stream

For 2020, DSET (Defence Simulation Education and Training)  will continue to increase the military and industry attendees to the event to build upon what has become a regular community driven opportunity to meet to discuss challenges and innovations.

The DSET endeavour to deliver a community driven conference and event will continue for March 2020.

Artillery Stream Speakers

  • Chairman: LtCol (Retd) Andrew Tate, Former Ground Indirect Fires Officer, United States Marine Corps.
  • Col Eamon Welch, AH Joint Effects in Ground Manoeuvre, British Army Headquarters
  • Maj Gen (Retd) Mark McDonald, Consultant, AM General
  • Bard Frostad, Senior Military Advisor, Artillery, Radar Solutions, SAAB AB
  • Colonel Chris Compton, Chief, Concepts Development, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence
  • Alex Koers, cofounder/director of Microflown AVISA
  • Mr. Finn Kobbero, System Manager for muzzle velocity radars systems & Sales Director, Weibel
  • LtCol. Niklas Edelsvard, Commanding Officer Swedish Artillery School
  • Svein Daae, Director Marketing and Sales, Product Sales Responsible GLSDB, Saab Dynamics
  • Major-General Andrii Koliennikov, Deputy Director, Central Scientific Research Institute of the Armament and Military Equipment Directorate, Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Lt Col Uwe Kraft, Chief Fires; Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC), German Army
  • Anthony Lewis, Senior Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) presenting on behalf of:
  • Ricky Hart, Principal Adviser for Land Weapon Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  • Maj Jari Luikku, Program Manager for Army ISTAR programs, Army Command Finland
  • Col Sonny T. Hatton, CD, Director of Artillery, the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA)
  • COL Christopher MALOD, Director of Studies & Prospective Artillery, French Army
  • Col Anthony Phillips, Commandant, Royal School of Artillery & Lt Col David Clarke, Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery, British Army
  • LtCol Rob Groceman, Artillery & Rockets Capabilities Integration Officer, Combat Development & Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Col Tommaso Capasso, Chief of Targeting section, Italian Army Artillery HQ
  • Lt Col Pat Farrell, Product Manager - Precision Fires & Mortars (PdM PFM), Project Manager - Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS), Joint Program Executive Office - Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A)
  • Lt Col Arbo Probal, Artillery Inspector, Engagement Capability section, Analysis and Planning Department, Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces

Mortar Systems  Speakers

  • Chairman: Christopher F Foss, Contributing Editor to IHS Jane's Defence Review and Jane's Land Consultant.
  • Col John Musgrave, DACOS Empowerment, British Army
  • Major Darren Szymanski, Chief Instructor, Mortar Division, Specialist Weapons School, British Army
  • Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Director of Business Development, Weibel direct Fire in the Infantry: Current Tasks and Future Development
  • Capt Oliver Gawrylowicz, Heavy Infantry Development, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
  • Lt Col Petro Koliennikov, Senior Lecturer, Department of Artillery & Rocket Forces, Ukrainian Land Forces
  • Lt Col Pat Farrell, Product Manager - Precision Fires & Mortars (PdM PFM), Project Manager - Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS), Joint Program Executive Office - Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A)
  • Mr Matt Terrault, Chief, Mortar Systems Branch, FCDD-ACM-MM, Picatinny Arsenal
  • Mr Jonas Waltari, Head of Indirect Fires, Army Systems Division, FMV-Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
  • Capt Pierre CLAUDEL, Direction of Studies & Prospective Artillery, French Army

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Event details
Organizer : OMEGA
Venue : , Bristol, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21841