Past event: Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe 2023 Conference

Taking Fire Power Forward on NATO's Eastern Flank

The development of artillery, air defence and the industrial base continues to be a top priority for modernising Eastern European militaries. The intensity of artillery usage in Ukraine has demonstrated the critical role of the multinational artillery and fires communities to the modernisation effort.

Future Indirect Fires Eastern Europe will look at ways to strengthen NATO's collective defence and deterrence by convening these communities including capability developers, operational users and industry experts drawn from across the artillery ecosystem. The subject matter experts will address the key challenges in the region, and the key themes including:
  • Improving precision
  • Developments in munition supply chains
  • The role of indirect fires in future force structures
  • The use of UAVs on the battlefield
  • Enhancing survivability and CCD
  • Loitering munitions

New for 2023

  • Exclusive opportunity to visit Konstrukta Defence, a.s. and its partner sites in Dubnica nad Váhom. Tour their state-of-the-art facilities and explore the potential of new technologies on offer. This will be accompanied by a series of interactive talks from subject matter experts detailing the technology on show.
  • Introducing the International Capability Group on Indirect Fires - the cornerstone of the NATO Army Armaments Group. You will meet and hear from the senior members of the group, who are highly influential over future fires developments and doctrines within NATO and partner nations.
  • We explore how artillery and target acquisition has been employed in the Ukraine theatre, using UAVs and its implications on future NATO policy on indirect fires, and provide key takeaways from the conflict, that will impact the future fight.
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion Groups - these smaller working groups allow you to connect and collaborate with peers facing similar challenges to you, covering a variety of important topics around loitering munitions tactical and strategic effect, AI as a support tool, and procurement of fire systems.

"Most important conference for indirect fire"

Development Engineer, Rheinmetall Weapon Ammunition

"Well organized, interesting themes and speakers"

Sales Manager Artillery, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Meet the Speakers


  • Brigadier General Tibor Králik, Deputy Commander, Command Group, Headquarters Multinational Division Centre
  • Colonel (Ret.) Paul R. Daniels, Indirect Fires Subject Matter Expert, Senior Defense Consultant, P. Daniels Consulting


  • General Daniel Zmeko, Chief of General Staff, Slovak Armed Forces
  • Colonel Sergii Baranov, Chief of the Main Directorate of Artillery, Missiles and UAVs, Ukraine Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Kevin Lambert, Deputy Commanding General - Support, V Corps, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Roman Bobal', Chief of Artillery, Slovak Armed Forces
  • Colonel Marcel Krenek, Chief of Artillery, Czech Land Forces
  • Magnus Saar, Director General, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
  • Colonel Peter Sittenauer, Deputy Fire Support Coordinator, 56th Artillery Command, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Tibor Kása, Chief of Staff 1. Armoured Brigade, Hungarian Defence Force
  • Colonel Cotet Florin, Commander, 52nd Mixed Artillery Regiment, Romanian Land Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Sibilja, Artillery Capabilities Development Officer, Slovenian Armed Forces
    ieutenant Colonel Dominik Nessler, Chief of Staff, Artillery School, German Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ausrius Buikus, Chief of Joint Fires and Effect branch J3, Lithuanian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mikheil Mazmishvili, J-3 Department, Defence Forces of Georgia
  • Lieutenant Colonel Solioz Grégoire, Deputy Commander Trials and Training Support Command, Swiss Armed Forces
  • Sergeant Major Daniel Johansson, Senior Officer, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Mr. Osman Tasman, Land Armaments Coordinator, Defence Investment Division, NATO Army Armaments Group's Land Capability Group (LCG)
  • Martin Klacman, Commercial Director, KONŠTRUKTA - Defence, a.s.
  • Dale Butler, Artillery Subject Matter Expert, Lockheed Martin
  • Maj. (Ret.) Bard Frostad, Senior Military Advisor, Artillery, Saab Surveillance

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Trencin, Slovakia

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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24536