Joint Military Training & Simulation Conference

June 29-30, 2021- Bristol, United Kingdom

The Joint Military Training & Simulation Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 29th & 30th June 2021. The conference will be run by the organiser in conjunction with the Future Indirect Fires Conference. The aim of the JMTS conference is to examine the likely development of Joint Military Training & Simulation requirements for effective Multi Domain synthetic training into the next decade. The conference will feature an authoritative speaker panel of international Military Officers and Industry experts. The conference will act as a forum to review best practise for enhancing Multi Domain Operational effectiveness via the Synthetic Training Environment.

The Joint Military Training & Simulation Conference will be run in conjunction with the Future Indirect Fires Conference. There will be two streams within one large venue. Attendees will be able to access both streams within the same ticket price. Each stream will have its own room for presentations. There will be a combined breakout area with an exhibition and catering.

By collocating the two streams (Indirect Fires and Simulation Training) we are better able to address linked contemporary Indirect Fires challenges and the Synthetic Training Environment. The Multi Domain Battlespace is increasingly complex. The technical and operational boundaries between Ground and Air Launched Fires and Manoeuvre elements are increasingly blurred by weapon & sensor ranges, precision and sensor to shooter data links. The Synthetic Training Environment is a vital component of operational readiness by creating cognitive superiority at individual, crew and collective levels. Achieving this requires a high fidelity layered Synthetic Training Environment from semi immersive platforms on tablets and smart phones to fully immersive virtual and augmented reality systems. By collocating these two 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 two 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. The event will be well attended by military and government personnel responsible for the development of these areas. Locating the event in Bristol ensures good attendance from DE&S personnel located at MOD Abbey Wood and the nearby Army HQ. Good transport links via road, rail & air ensures a good attendance by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel from elsewhere in the UK and by international attendees. Our policy is to offer free attendance (on a quality vetted basis) to military and government personnel thus removing a significant obstacle to their attendance.

  • The JMTS Stream will cover key areas within Simulation, Education & Training, including Procurement Programmes, Standards, Training & Technological development.
  • The Artillery Stream will cover contemporary Indirect Fires challenges associated with Find, Fix, Understand, Strike, Equip and Integrate.


The event will take place in late June 2021. It is hoped that by then current restrictions on gatherings and travel will have been relaxed sufficiently for it to go ahead. Moneyback guarantee if the event doesn't go ahead OR select the Invoice/Bank Transfer option during registration to delay payment until you know that you can attend.


  • Colonel (Retd) Alastair Rogers, Former Assistant Head of Training Capability Delivery, British Army HQ
Session 1 – Future Force Training
  • Lt Col Jes Giles, SO1 Training Capability, Training Capability Branch, Capability Directorate, Army Headquarters
    • British Army Land Training Overview
  • Col Nicole Reinhardt, PM Synthetic Environment, PEO STRI, STE CFT, US Army (Virtual Presentation)
    • The Synthetic Training Environment and what it means to the force
  • Wg Cdr Ruari Henderson-Begg, SO1 Synthetics within Air Cap, Gladiator Programme Manager.
    • Gladiator – Delivering a Paradigm Shift in RAF Operational Training
  • George Baber, Director Strategic Capture, Elbit Systems UK Aerospace & Simulation
    • Digitisation and Collective Training

Session 2 – Collective Training
  • Lt Col Lee W Stanford, Director, and Mr Clark Swindell, Technical Director, Distributed Training Center, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Prep Center, USAF
    • Linking disparate forces through a distributed network to achieve true blended live, constructive, and virtual Large Force Exercises at the strategic to the tactical level.
  • Mr Flack Maguire, CEO, Virtual Flight Academy
    • Joint Aviation Training Next (JATN) Program
  • Colonel Anthony “NEMO” Pasquale, Division Chief, NGB/A2/3/6J, US Air Force National Guard
    • The role of Synthetic Training in US Air National Guard operational readiness
  • Colonel Heath McCormick, Director, Joint Multinational Simulation Center, 7th Army Training Command, US Army
    • Supporting and Enhancing Multinational Training via Distributed Synthetic Training
  • Major Zdenek Palacky, Chief of the Department of Simulation and Training Technologies Brno, Czech Army
    • The Centre of Simulation and Training Technologies (CSTT)
  • CDR (Ret’d) Jay Ballard, CASC Contract Manager, Calian Group Limited
    • Optimising the Learning Outcomes in an Immersive Synthetic Environment
  • Maj Jérôme Robin-Thériault, CD, Chief Command Support, Canadian Army Simulation Centre (CASC), Canadian Armed Forces
    • Synthetic environment capabilities in support of Land operations, training, and concept development

Session 3 – Joint Fires Training & Simulation
  • Colonel Manfred Dietmar Felber, General of Artillery and Lt Col Olaf Tuneke, Chief, Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC), German Army
    • German Joint Fires Training
  • Peter Williamson, Senior Program Manager, IABG
    • Maximising CAS Training Effectiveness using Live Simulation
  • Lt Col David Clarke, Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery, British Army
    • Royal School of Artillery Joint Fires Simulation Training
  • LTC Miguel Angel Cervera Martin, Chief of Simulation Center and LTC Luis Miguel Torres Sanz, Chief of Language Department, Artillery School, Spanish Army
    • The Fires Simulators of the Spanish Artillery School
  • Major Pier Vincenzo Pizzo, Integration Test Bed & Simulation Branch Chief, Targeting & Info Ops Centre, Italian Army Artillery HQ
    • – Joint Fire Exercise – Computer Assisted Exercise – Training Simulation Knowledge & Capabilities of the Italian Army Artillery HQ
  • Confirmed TBD Speaker, Norwegian Army Air Ground Operations School
    • Joint Fires Simulation and Training at the Norwegian Army Air Ground Operations School

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Event details
Organizer :OMEGA
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-22767