Future Indirect Fires Conference 2024

March 5-6, 2024 - Austin, TX, United States

Supporting Next-Generation Capability Development and Fires Recapitalization

As part of its modernization strategy, the US Army is recapitalizing its Howitzer portfolio over the next 5 years. Across active and reserve components of the Army, this will include the initial fielding and sustainment of 2000 systems (+2000 resupply vehicles).

The howitzer program is indicative of a generational shift in capabilities and doctrine in this area. Here, doctrine has remained largely static for 40 years and this shift will require significant exploration, innovation and support from an industrial base that needs restarting from the ground up.

The Future Indirect Fires conference will enable requirements setters, capability developers, and practitioners to exchange ideas and concepts with those in industry that are ready to deliver the next generation of capability. The conference is a landmark moment for industry leaders to promote their activity and to get the right people talking about solutions.

  • Next generation howitzer and program management priorities
  • Evolving tactics, techniques and procedures for the use of fire support systems in combat
  • The doctrinal shift in fires
  • Next generation capability integration
  • Life-cycle acquisition management
  • The artillery war in ukraine
  • International programs and perspectives
  • Test & evaluation
  • Delivering command and control for next generation capability


  • Paul Daniels, President, P. Daniels Consulting

Esteemed 2024 Speakers

  • Major General John T. Reim, Joint Program Executive Officer, JPEO Armaments & Ammunition, US Army
  • Colonel Guy Yelverton III, Project Manager, PEO Missiles and Space (PEO M&S), US Army
  • Chris Grassano, Director, DEVCOM Armaments Center, US Army
  • Colonel David S. Lee, Director, Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center, Fort Sill, US Army
  • Colonel Michael Englis, Army Capabilities Manager, Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, US Army
  • Colonel Leon L. Rogers II, Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS), JPEO Armaments & Ammunition, US Army
  • COL Elliott Harris, Army Capability Manager DIVARTY, Army Futures Command, US Army
  • Colonel Olaf Tuneke, General of the German Artillery & Commandant of the German Artillery School, German Army
  • Robert McNeill, Project Lead Capability Transition & Product Integration, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat System (PEO GCS), US Army
  • Thomas Willmann, MLRS System Manager, LM-R, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Colonel Matt Paul, PEO C3T Product Manager, Mission Command, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dana R. Lafarier, Fires Threat Integration Staff Officer Department of the Army – Military Intelligence, US Army
  • Rich Granitzki, Long Range Precision Fires Science and Technology Advisor, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), U.S Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew J. Orlovsky, Commander, 66th Weapons Squadron, US Air Force
  • Colonel (Ret.) Thomas Duffy, Fires Doctrine Writer/GS-13, Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG), USMC
  • Dave Richards, Senior Product Segment Director, Precision Weapons Systems (PWS), Elbit Systems of America
  • Cobb Laslie, Program Director, Howitzer Programs, Elbit Systems of America
  • Jon R. Milner, Director, Business Development – Weapon and Ammunition, American Rheinmetall Defense

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Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E. 11th Street, 78701
Austin, Texas, USA

Tel: +1 512-478-1111

Group Rate: $239 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on this reservation link. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability;

Cut-off date: Monday, February 12th, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.)