Future Mortar Systems 2024 Conference

Enhancing Mortar Lethality And Survivability For The Modern Infantry Force

October 29-30, 2024 - London, United Kingdom

The Modernisation of Future Mortar Systems

We are excited to announce the return of the 12th annual Future Mortar Systems conference. The world's only event of its kind, exploring developments of mortar technology that align with military demand.

The mortar systems market size is expected to hit US$ 3,540 million by 2030. This statistic is directly correlated to demand for mortar system modernization of technology, improvements in manufacturing and enhanced deployment scope of military units.

The war in Ukraine and rising geopolitical tensions in other regions, are driving the demand for mortar systems. It is vital that modernisation efforts by NATO nations are strategically aligned in the transformation towards the systems' lightweight maneuverability.

This event will examine the whole mortar system portfolio, with a focus on augmenting mortar systems away from their traditional role, in favour of precise indirect and direct fires and military prowess of mobile, independent, agile, and dispersed land forces, in today's evolved battleground.

New for 2024:

  • Industry announcements of new Patria NEMO mortar technology
  • Updates regarding UK BOXER programme
  • Insights into Canada's Indirect Fires Modernization Project
The Future Mortar Systems conference serves as an excellent platform for the exchange of knowledge, collaboration, and the exploration of groundbreaking developments in the field of mortar systems. This two-day event will bring together leading experts, innovators, and industry professionals from around the world.

Join us as we address the themes of 'technology', 'survivability', and 'manoeuvrability' in the modernisation of future mortar systems.

What to Expect

  • Bolstering the maneuverability of mortar systems: Integrating mortar systems onto mounted platforms
  • Technological advancements: Increasing the accuracy of indirect fires through technology
  • Survivability in denied environments: Improving survivability for platforms and operators
  • Range and precision: Building lethality and tactical dominance
  • Mortar system capability gaps: Insights into the procurement strategies of key nations

2024 Speakers

  • Lieutenant Colonel Yoann Poffet, 12 cm Mortar 16 lead, Armour and Artillery Training Command, Swiss Armed Forces
  • Colonel Harm van der Have, Commander, Manoeuvre Education and Training Center, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Major Emiliano Esposito, Head of Land Armaments Directorate, Italian Army
  • Dr Theresa Smith, Deputy Joint Program Executive Office Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO), US Army
  • Major Tomas Kvietkauskas, Senior Planning Officer J55 Defence, Lithuanian Armed Forces
  • Major Robert Mein, Project Director, Indirect Fires Modernization (IFM) Director Land Requirements 2-2 (Indirect Fires), Canadian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Freeman Bonnette, Project Manager, Self-Propelled Howitzer Systems, Program Executive Office, Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS), US Army
  • Colonel Ari Lehmuslehti, Inspector of Infantry, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Charles Brunskill, Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle Senior Requirements Manager, UK Defence Equipment & Support
  • Captain Daniel Darkings, UK Chief Mortar Division Instructor at CAMS, UK Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rémy Jaillet, Field Artillery, Air defense, C-UAV Programmes & Equipment staff officer, French Army

2024 Industry Speakers

  • Lauri Pauniaho, Director, Weapon Systems, Patria

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Venue

Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK

Tel: +44 207 937 7211

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.

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