Future Indirect Fires Conference

June 29-30, 2021- Bristol, United Kingdom

The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 29th & 30th June 2021. 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 2020 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.

The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be run in conjunction with the Joint Military Training & Simulation 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.

Who Attends?

Since its inception in 2015 the event has really grown. The 2020 event had just over 200 attendees. 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.


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 Eamon Welch, AH Joint Effects in Ground Manoeuvre, British Army Headquarters
    • Modernising UK Land Fires
  • Colonel Chris Compton, Chief, Concepts Development, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence
    • U.S. Army Fires in Multi-Domain Operations
  • LtCol (Retd) Andrew Thomson, Saab Technologies UK Ltd
    • “Survive to Win” – how a layered approach to survivability can optimise the use of advanced sensors on the future battlefield.
  • Colonel Kjartan Søyland, Inspector of Artillery & Air Defence, Norwegian Army
    • Transforming Norwegian Army Fires
  • Svein Daae, Director Marketing and Sales, Saab Dynamics
    • Artillery's New Sledgehammer
  • LTC Piotr Kobylecki, Senior Specialist, Field Artillery Department, Land Forces Inspectorate, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
    • Polish Field Artillery Fires Programme
  • 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 Indirect Fires Capabilities - Managing Future Challenges
  • Ricky Hart, Principal Adviser for Land Weapon Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
    • Indirect Fires Research
  • LtCol John M Fraser, Fires Branch Head, GCE Division, CDD, HQMC CD&I, U.S. Marine Corps
    • U.S. Marine Artillery
  • Colonel John Musgrave, DACOS Empowerment, Headquarters Field Army
    • How to Defeat Russian Artillery
  • Col Tommaso Capasso, Chief of Targeting section, Italian Army Artillery HQ
    • Combat Development of the Italian Artillery
  • LTC John McGee, Product Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, Joint Program Officer, Armaments and Ammunition, United States Army.
    • US Army Extended Range Cannon Artillery Munitions Overview

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Event details
Organizer :OMEGA
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-22768