Future Artillery 2022 Conference

May 23-25, 2022- Saint-Louis, France

Taking Firepower Forward

Welcome to the 2022 Future Artillery Forum, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious conference on indirect fires.

Focused on leading-edge research in defence and security in the heart of Europe, we are delighted to partner with the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), a bi-national research institute jointly operated by the French Defence Innovation Agency (AID) and the German Ministry of Defence.

Taking place over three days, Future Artillery 2022 will explore the current and future battlespace, disruptive innovation, as well as ground-breaking research and development. The event will foster an environment of collaboration, providing an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions and high-level debates with allies across and beyond NATO.

We hope you can join us in Saint-Louis from 23 - 25 May 2022!

Benefits of Attending:

  • Deliver digitisation, network and cyber resilience for next-generation fires
  • Accelerate the artillery force training enterprise to support the application of joint fires in a multi-domain context
  • Integrate UAVs as a vital forward observer for future joint fires
  • Enhance connectivity between the artillery force commander and the ISTAR force commander to improve situational awareness, target acquisition and damage assessment
  • Develop a joint fires and counter-fires doctrine which can support artillery as a vital enabler for the future joint fight in the contested and A2/AD environment

A high quality event with very qualified attendees which was very valuable and thought provoking.
Chief of Artillery, Czech Republic Army

Very valuable… it was extremely informative.
Commanding Officer, 10th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps

Great networking opportunity and useful for the learning of allied plans and capabilities.
Business Development, Orbital ATK

Impressive collection of speakers and very valuable indeed.
Director Marketing & Sales, Saab Dynamics AB

2022 Conference Chairman

  • Col (Ret.) David Shank, Former Commandant, U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School


  • Brigadier General John Rafferty, Director, Long Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Brigadier General Francesco Principe, Inspector of the Artillery Corps, Italian Army
  • Brigadier General Francois-Yves Le Roux, Commandant, School of Artillery, French Army
  • Colonel Kim Dong III, Director of Artillery Projects Team, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), Republic of Korea Armed Forces
  • Colonel Manfred D. Felber, General of the German Artillery & Commandant of the German Artillery School, Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Jürgen Schmidt, Director, Combat Division, BAAINBw, German Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Christopher E. Judge, Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 1st German Netherlands Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Nygren, Commander, Swedish Artillery School
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gregoire Solioz, Commander, Testing, Tank and Artillery Command, Swiss Army
  • Peter J. Burke, Deputy Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems (CAS), Joint PEO Armaments and Ammunition, US Army
  • Frank Fresconi, PhD, Lead, Long Range Distributed and Collaborative Engagements Essential Research Program & ARL Lead, Long Range Precision Fires and Hypersonics Army Priority Research Area, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
  • Mr Ricky Hart, Principal Adviser – Land Systems (Fires), DSTL
  • João Castelao de Abreu, Project Officer on Ammunition Technologies, European Defence Agency
  • Dr Richard Arning, Head of Division, Flight Techniques for Projectiles, French-German Institute of St Louis (ISL)
  • Tim Ingersoll, Chief of Section, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Vivienne Gaskell, Head of Communications, French-German Institute of Saint-Louis
  • Anton Achmueller, Marketing Manager Combat Systems, KMW - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
  • Major General (Ret) Mark McDonald, Consultant, AM General
  • Alexander Kamlage,, Senior System Engineer, Business Unit Command & Control and Joint Fire Support, ESG Elektroniksystem & Logistik-GmbH
  • Svein Daae, Director Marketing and Sales, Product Sales Responsible GLSDB, SAAB AB
  • Maj (Ret.) Bård Frostad, Senior Military Advisor, Artillery Radar Solutions, Business Area Surveillance, SAAB AB
  • Kelly S. Villarreal Ph.D, Excalibur Ib International Program Manager, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  • Brig. Gen (Ret.) Benny Mehr, Senior Director & STUAS Business Line Manager, Elbit Systems
  • Dale Butler, International Business Development, HIMARS/MLRS/MLRS Family of Munitions, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Bjoern Goller, Project Manager Sales and Marketing Land Systems, MBDA Germany
  • Dr. Juergen Bohl, Head of Product Management Guided Munitions, DIEHL Defence
  • Andrew Whittaker, Vice President Business Development Propulsion Systems, Rheinmetall
  • Confirmed Senior Representitive, ., Nexter
  • Confirmed Senior Representitive, ., Rafael
  • Confirmed Senior Representitive, ., Nammo

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FORUM - Jean-Marie Zoelle
1 place du FORUM, 68300
Saint-Louis, France

The event room block options are listed on the webpage below and availability is currently open. To complete your room booking for this event, you can do so online by selecting your hotel.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.
Event details
Organizer :IQEU
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23480

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