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Future Mortar Systems Conference 2012
The Evolving Importance of Organic Fire Support

29 October, 2012 - 31 October, 2012, London, United Kingdom

Our Future Mortar Systems conference annually attracts an international audience to share knowledge on key developments in the world of mortars. Taking place 29th-31st October in London, the 2012 conference will explore the developments that are transforming the mortar into the weapon of choice for the war fighter; excelling at its traditional role but capable of rivalling precision and direct fire systems.


The 2012 conference will explore the developments that are revolutionising mortar systems:

  • Network and build relationships at our most multinational mortar systems conference to date. Meet international colleagues, benchmark success and share best practice with the leading experts on mortar systems.
  • Engage in debate on Insensitive Munitions. Gain a holistic view on IM with leading experts sharing their knowledge and end users sharing their concerns. Discover IM will perform, how long they can be stored, their capability and cost.
  • Understand mortars in the context of Joint Fires. With presentations and panel discussions on how mortars fit into the wider Joint Fires picture that considers the land, air and maritime domains.
  • Discuss improvements in precision munitions and the importance of the tactics of suppression. Evolution or revolution: discuss the versatility of what has become the infantry weapon of choice.
  • Gain strategic notice on the future of mortar systems. Hear from industry and military colleagues as well as research experts to build up a clear vision of the future of this capability.


Pre-conference workshop: 29th October 2012
Precision versus suppression: Mortar Technologies and Tactics for the 21st Centuries

Workshop Leader:

  • Jim Storr, Defence Consultant

Contributions from senior officers including:

  • Colonel John Musgrave, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Major Graham Crowe, SO2 Support Weapons, Force Development Branch, Capability Director Combat, British Army


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Register today in order to:

  • Hear from nations currently undergoing significant change in their mortar systems. Understand the challenges faced by requirement setters, procurement managers and end users when looking for the next mortar systems at a time of fast technological improvement
  • Gain a holistic view on Insensitive Munitions – an area of increasing importance. Hear from the experts and participate in the debate. Discover how they will perform, how long they can be stored for, if they will deliver and at what cost
  • Discuss the latest developments, TTPs and operational experience from across the international mortar community. Develop a full understanding of mortar systems through presentations on current programmes, precision guidance, insensitive munitions and joint fires
  • Explore the future of mortaring with global experts. Evolution or revolution: discuss the improvements in precision munitions and the importance of the tactics of suppression. Discuss the versatility of what has become the COIN weapon of choice


Venue & Accommodation

76 Portland Place
London
W1B 1NT
+44 (0)20 7470 4884
+44 (0)20 7470 4931
enquiries@76portlandplace.com
www.76portlandplace.com

Accommodation
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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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2012 Speaker Faculty Includes:

  • Colonel John Musgrave, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Colonel Lorenzo D’Addario, Deputy Chief, Land Transformation Department, Italian Army General Staff
  • Colonel Negru Gheorghe, Research Scientist, Romanian Military Equipment and Technology Research Agency
  • Colonel Jean Francois Vasseur, Chief Capability Branch, French Army Artillery
  • Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rienk Sijbrandi, Head of Combat Support, Land Requirements, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tim Wood, SO1 Joint Fires, Royal Artillery Joint Fires staff, Navy Command HQ
  • Lieutenant Colonel António Grilo, Battalion Commander, Portuguese Army
  • Major Rob Muir, WS1A, Mortar Munitions, DE&S UK MoD
  • Major Graham Crowe, SO2 Support Weapons, Force Development Branch, Capability Director Combat, British Army
  • Major Niklas Edelsvärd, Fire Support Officer, Artillery Centre, Swedish Army
  • Major Michael Johnsson, 2 IC of Fire Support Branch, Danish Army Fire Support, ISTAR and CIMIC Centre
  • Captain Mike Roberts, Mortar Officer, 1st Battalion, The Rifles, British Army
  • 1st Lieutenant Lars Utgaard, Norwegian Artillery School, Norwegian Army
  • Sergeant 1st Class Davies, Mortar Officer, 75th Ranger Regiment, US Army
  • Professor Jacqueline Akhavan, Head of Centre for Defence Chemistry, Cranfield University
  • Peter Hooijmeijer, Research Scientist, Energetic Materials, TNO
  • Hans Ĝiom, Senior Munitions Safety Expert, Norwegian MoD
  • Dr Michael W. Sharp, Munitions Systems, NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center
  • Adrian Jochum, Strategy Development, Rheinmetall Combat Systems
  • Jim Storr, Defence Consultant
  • Representative, Light Weapons, Photographic and Batteries Team, DE&S, UK MoD

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Event details

Defence IQ
29 October, 2012
31 October, 2012
London
76 Portland Place
United Kingdom
Conference
ASDE-2361

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