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The largest indirect-fire conference in the world, Future Artillery invites you to keep up-to-date with the latest technological advancements, hear about lessons emerging from Afghanistan, and examine the future strategies of different nations to take their indirect fire capabilities forward on an ever-decreasing budget.

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Future Artillery 2011 Conference Brochure

  1. 1. The ISTAR Focus Day Will Enable You To: I Benefit from in-depth briefings on key ISTAR programmes including the UK Watchkeeper Tactical UAV and the US Army’s EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar I Examine the challenges facing Forward Observation Officers and Forward Air Controllers in theatre to enable you to build the most effective capabilities for these troops I Find solutions to overcome the challenge of delivering pinpoint accuracy in target acquisition I Meet ISTAR Project Managers and specialist industry teams in this personal networking environment The Precision Ammunition Focus Day Will Deliver: I Detailed analysis of US developments of precision capabilities for canon, rocket and mortar weapon systems I Latest developments with Excalibur 1a-2 rounds and progress towards lowering the cost of the new 1b shell I In-depth briefings to help you achieve the most reliable and cost-effective near-precision capabilities I Intimate networking with precision Programme Managers and leading experts allowing you to build crucial contacts and share innovative solutions Join Us And Benefit From: G 30+ presentations from leading artillery experts in the worlds’ most advanced militaries including speakers from the UK Royal Artillery, US Army, US Marine Corps, Canadian Armed Forces and the Brazilian Army G A truly international delegation enabling you to meet and network with 200+ key decision makers, leading artillery figures and industry partners G Capitalise on lessons emerging from Afghanistan to identify key areas for investment and hear equipment feedback on GMLRS, Excalibur, M777, PZH2000 and the CARDOM Mobile Mortar System G Discover new and emerging requirements so that you can understand and respond to an authoritative market forecast G Consider the future direction of in-direct fires in the contemporary battlespace and know how technology will provide your forces with a crucial tactical edge “I believe, genuinely, it is the best artillery conference in the world” Bob Preedy, Head of Artillery and Business Development, Land Systems BAE “Great way to get updated on what’s happening within the artillery industry and networking with users and key equipment manufacturers” Frank Johansen, Director, Defense Products Division, Scepter Corporation Register online at www.future-artillery.com or contact us at +44 (0)20 7368 9300 or enquire@defenceiq.com Visit Our Website ForContent Downloads andGreat Discount Offers:www.future-artillery.com Main Conference:Wednesday 23rd March – Thursday 24th March 2011 Precision Ammunition and ISTAR Post Conference Focus Days: Friday 25th March 2011 Olympia Conference Centre, London 2 Brand New Focus Days for 2011: Balancing Future Artillery Effectiveness with Affordability to Drive Forward Indirect Firepower on the Battlefield of Today and Tomorrow Balancing Future Artillery Effectiveness with Affordability to Drive Forward Indirect Firepower on the Battlefield of Today and Tomorrow LEAD SPONSOR CONFERENCE SPONSORS PRE-DINNER DRINKS SPONSOR FEATURED EXHIBITORS Advisory Board includes: Brigadier General Heribert Hupka, Director of Artillery, German Army Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, USMC Major General (ret’d) Lee Baxter, Military Adviser, Smiths Detection Major (ret’d) Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB Senior International Speakers include: Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery 1st Armoured Division, British Army Colonel Mike Ross, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army Major General David Halverson, Commanding General of the Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort Sill, US Army Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, US Army Brigadier General Dato’ Razali Bin Mohd Regen, Commander,Artillery Division, Malaysian Army Colonel Brian McPherson, Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces Colonel Birger Mejholm, Artillery Regiment Director, Danish Army Fire Support Centre Colonel Valério Luiz Lange, Commander of the 6th Group of the Multiple Rocket Launcher, Brazilian Army Colonel David Rice, Project Manager, Precision Fires, Rocket and Missile Systems, US Army Henk Damen, Senior Project Manager, Netherland Defence Materiel Organisation Lieutenant Colonel Anders Nyström, Deputy Commandant of Artillery School, Swedish Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel Mike Milner, Excalibur Project Manager, Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Marinelli, Head of Operational Requirements, Italian Army
  2. 2. 2 Book early to secure best possible pricing! See back page for pricing details. 23rd -25th March 2011 Olympia Conference Centre, London Dear Colleague, Are you interested in how different nations are planning to take forward their indirect-fire capabilities on an ever decreasing budget? If so, join us at Future Artillery 2011 conference and exhibition and discover how Heads of Artillery and Programme Managers are planning to realign priorities, to meet the demands of the future battlefield in today’s economic climate. Being the largest in-direct fire conference in the world, this unparalleled forum will enable you to meet more key decision makers, from a wider variety of countries than ever before. As we all know, developing precision capabilities, improving accuracy in target location and providing effective joint fire support through air-land integration are key priorities in the artillery. Future Artillery 2011 will provide you with the very latest technological updates, crucial operational feedback and insight into other forces requirements to help you develop your own firepower capabilities. This is the ideal opportunity to share ideas and experiences with leading artillerymen and the most innovative industry teams. This conference will bring you fully up to date with advancements in artillery and fire support, provide clarity on the best ways to tackle key challenges and arm you with ideas to take forward. Future Artillery 2011 would not be complete without the pinnacle that is the Gala Dinner, where you will be able to join colleagues and friends for an evening of informal discussions and intimate networking. On behalf of the Advisory Board, we look forward to meeting you in London at this prestigious event. Semper Fidelis, Colonel Anthony Johnson Member of Advisory Board Future Artillery 2011 7 Key Reasons You Cannot Miss Future Artillery 2011: 1 Future Artillery is the best-attended artillery conference in the world, providing you with an unbeatable networking experience with key decision makers 2 Gain in-depth insight into the latest lessons emerging from Afghanistan from the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Denmark and assess how they are impacting priorities 3 Engage with fellow artillery experts, foster new relationships and gain useful contacts at the renowned gala dinner for intimate networking outside the conference proceedings 4Hear from 25+ decision makers to assess their future strategy for artillery modernisation across the full spectrum of in-direct fire support capabilities including; Command and Control, Mortars, Joint Fires and C-RAM 5 Benefit from a balanced agenda with limited vendor presentations to ensure you maximise your time spent at the conference with Senior International Artillery Officers 6Identify key areas for investment and capitalise on the expertise of this truly international delegation of leading artillery figures 7Uncover new requirements and explore the latest advancements in technological developments all in one space ensuring you are fully up to date “A highly relevant and timely agenda that provides a superb forum to discuss the challenge of indirect fires in the contemporary battlespace” Colonel Birger Mejholm, Artillery Regiment Director, Danish Fire Support Centre “This is a meeting for serious professional field artillerymen to hear from FA leaders from around the world... the only conference anywhere that achieves such a lofty goal” Major General (ret’d) Lee Baxter, Smiths Detection and Former Chief of US Field Artillery ABOUT DEFENCE IQ Defence IQ is host to a series of global events and runs an online community of military and private sector professionals. We provide the platform on which leading defence experts share their experience, knowledge and strategic thoughts. We are dedicated to providing military personnel and the private sector with strategic defence resources covering current defence issues. Join the community: http://www.defenceiq.com/join.cfm Keep in Contact with Us! Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/defenceiq Join the LinkedIn Group: Defence IQ - Military Community General/Flag Officers 1* and above attend FREE
  3. 3. 3Register online at www.future-artillery.com or call us at +44(0)20 7368 9300 Post Conference Precision Ammunition Focus Day: 25th March 2011 Optimising the Role of the Artillery and Effectively Preventing Collateral Damage – Future Requirements in Precision Attack Rationale: This practical and interactive focus day will provide you with an in-depth analysis of active procurement programmes as well as exciting technological developments, in this ever growing area of investment.We have identified thought leaders and subject experts who will examine the future direction of precision weaponry for the artillery and help you develop capabilities that will deliver the optimum effect in theatre, whilst managing the key concerns of collateral damage, fratricide and affordability. Benefits of attending: Access multiple perspectives on how different nations from across the globe are approaching procurement of precision weapons Engage in candid and constructive discussions on how the cost of precision can be managed whilst ensuring your force is equipped to meet the requirements of future conflicts Examine the current priorities and future direction of precision munitions programmes from key nations including the US, Canada and The Netherlands Hear the most up to date developments with the Excalibur Project, assessing progress towards lowering cost and improving reliability Evaluate new technologies and ensure you are up to speed on developments with course-correcting fuzes to ensure you achieve the most cost effective, high pay off solutions 08.10 Conference Registration and Coffee 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 08.35 US Artillery Precision Munitions Update – Driving Forward the Effectiveness of Fire Support and Meeting the Needs of Future Combat • Current priorities and future developments; Tubed artillery, rocket artillery (incl. GMLRS and ATACMS), artillery mortar weapons systems • Fostering innovation and diversity to increase the combat power of our Warfighters • Achieving the right mix of precision guided, conventional munitions and smart weapons for a comprehensive, affordable and highly effective force • Developing technical and integrated systems for future mortar and ammunition utility products Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, US Army 09.10 Lowering Cost and Boosting Reliability of the Excalibur 155mm Precision Munition, Version 1b Shell and Upgraded 1a-2 Rounds Development Update • Overview and latest developments with the Excalibur Project – upgrades to the 1a round and update on version 1b progress • Advancement towards meeting the targets for low cost and greater reliability – current situation and considerations going forward • Providing accurate, first round fire-for-effect capability in an urban setting • Accurate terminal guidance and steep terminal trajectory resulting in significantly reduced collateral damage and allowing engagement in cluttered, highly obstructed battlefields • Timeline and forward plan for deployment of the version 1b shell Lieutenant Colonel Mike Milner, Excalibur Project Manager, Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Excalibur is the must have precision weapon. Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from Lt. Col. Milner, Project Manager. He will provide a critical update on developments with the new shell and enable you to know exactly what progress has been made towards lowering the cost and enhancing reliability of this exciting capability. Lt. Col Milner brings a diverse array of experience having deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom serving as the Victory Base Contracting Chief and most recently served as the Commander of Defense Contract Management Agency Italy, during which he deployed as the Lead LOGCAP ACO supporting the CENTCOM AOR. 09.45 The GMLRS Alternative Warhead Program (AWP) – Meeting the Requirements of the Clusters Munitions Policy • Technological improvements to the GMLRS • Achieving the effects of a cluster bomb without leaving unexploded ordnance behind • Recommendations for new technologies to reduce or eliminate cluster munitions failure rates • Cluster Munitions in an Era of Precision Weapons – Potential Issues • Further plans in the US for munitions upgrades Colonel David Rice, Project Manager, Precision Fires, Rocket and Missile Systems, US Army Join Colonel Dave Rice for this forward thinking session on the development of the unitary warhead for the GMLRS. Colonel Rice has held a variety of command and staff positions in tactical Field Artillery units to include Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, Commander and Battalion Operations Officer. As an Acquisition officer, he has been assigned to the MLRS Project Office, various positions on the Army Staff in the Pentagon, and as Product Manager, Large Caliber Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. His most recent assignment was to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition,Technology and Logistics) where he provided resource oversight for the Army’s portfolio of Major Defense Acquisition Programs. 10.20 Increasing the Capability of Rocket Artillery to Achieve Precision at Long Range – Requirements of the Canadian Army • Assessing the need for additional rocket artillery systems and required capabilities • Capitalising on existing technologies as a cost effectiveness. Low risk solution • Enhancing precision strike capabilities through a Long Range Precision Rocket System to provide indirect fire support for land forces and joint operations • Overcoming present and future battlefield threats – reducing the enemy’s ability to respond and manoeuvre • Procurement cycle, developments and time-line for initial operating capability Lieutenant Colonel Sylvain Gagne, Director of Land Requirements (Fire Support), Canadian Armed Forces (pending final approval) 10.55 Morning Coffee 11.30The Netherlands Requirements for PrecisionAmmunitions - Striking the Balance Between Cost and Capability • Current capabilities and plans for procurements of precision munitions • Examining the capabilities of course correcting fuzes to enable affordable precision and provide cost effective solutions for stockpiles of conventional ammunition • Developing a comprehensive and balanced suite of precision capabilities that accommodates cost constraints with force effectiveness • Immediate procurement plans and long term strategy for developing precision Henk Damen, Senior Project Manager, Netherland Defence Materiel Organisation 12.05 Boosting Artillery Accuracy - The European Correcting Fuze (ECF) Developments • Developing greater accuracy through deploying spoilers to aerodynamically compensate for inaccuracies in range • Leveraging existing technologies to develop cost effective design solutions and lower risk • Technical evaluations and testing outcomes • Further considerations and next steps Speaker to be confirmed 12.40 Panel Discussion on the Future Developments for Precision Weapons – Tightening the CEP, Driving Down Cost and Expanding Precision Capabilities Across the Artillery • The challenge of developing precision munitions for 105mm systems • Achieving greater accuracy with precision guidance kits for 105mm and 155mm • User requirements and development of precision capabilities for mortars • Feasible timescale for further precision capabilities to be delivered • Examining available options for precision or near precision in today’s economic climate Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, US Army Colonel David Rice, Project Manager, Precision Fires, Rocket and Missile Systems, US Army Henk Damen, Senior Project Manager, Netherland Defence Materiel Organisation 13.15 End of Precision Focus Day and Networking Lunch Precision Focus Day AGENDA
  4. 4. 4 Post conference ISTAR Focus Day: 25th March 2011 Driving Forward Capabilities to Obtain Effective Surveillance Intelligence and Guarantee Highly Accurate Acquisition of Targets Rationale: The expansion of forces using precision weapons has gone hand in hand with a need to develop pinpoint accuracy in target acquisition in order to minimise collateral damage.The ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance,TargetAcquisition and Reconnaissance) focus day will provide you with an in-depth analysis of key difficulties being experienced in detection, verification and location of targets.You will hear from thought leaders and subject specialists who will provide you with invaluable insight into the future direction of ISTAR, bring you the latest innovations in technology and enable you to assess the best solutions to match your own requirements. Benefits of attending: Find solutions and assess how different nations are working to develop pinpoint accuracy in target acquisition to support the use of precision weapons and reduce collateral damage Understand the long-term plans of artillery forces in terms of expanding their ISTAR capabilities and gain insight into emerging requirements Hear operational feedback on key ISTAR capabilities including the first deployment of the US EQ36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Understand how UAV capabilities can be effectively integrated into the artillery and explore their potential future use for engaging time sensitive targets and targets of opportunity Interact with leading industry figures in this intimate networking environment and find out how they can support you in driving forward your ISTAR capabilities ISTAR Focus Day agenda 14.15 Conference Registration and Coffee 14.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 14.35 Swedish Requirements for Developing Pinpoint Accuracy in Target Acquisition to Support the Use of Precision Weapons • Key difficulties being experienced with obtaining accurate targeting information and delivering high levels of precision • The range of precise geo-spatial solutions currently available – digital mapping systems • Assessing the current capabilities of satellite imagery in locating targets for the artillery • Exploring the challenges of the detection, verification and location process • Further requirements for the future – what are the barriers to achieving precision in target acquisition? Lieutenant Colonel Anders Nyström, Deputy Commandant of Artillery School, Swedish Armed Forces Participate in this session as Lt. Col Nystrom examines the current challenges presented by the need for highly accurate targeting information with consideration of both TTPs and potential equipment requirements. Lt. Col Nystrom has served as Head of Artillery Department in Sweden since 2007 and as DCO Arty School RD since 2008. Previously he has held posts at the Supreme Headquarter and Military Regional Commands and earlier in his career was Headmaster of ballistics Artillery School and Operation Manager at the Defence Material Administration Missile Test Range,Vidsel 15.10 Integrating Counter Battery Operations as part of ISTAR • Developing net-centric capabilities for Counter Battery Operations and Sense Warn • 3D battle space de-conflicting • Achieving rapid response while operating within restricted Rules of Engagement • Optimising the use of Weapon Locating Sensors on the battlefield Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB Bringing 20 years experience working on the ARTHUR program, originally as Project Officer for Weapon Locating Radars at the Norwegian Artillery School and member of the Swedish/Norwegian Tactical Reference Group for ARTHUR and later as Program Manager, development and procurement of ARTHUR Weapon Locating Radar,ARMYMATCOMNOR.After retiring from the Norwegian Field Artillery in 2001 he joined Saab Microwave Systems and took responsibility for all operational aspects of ARTHUR (MAMBA) 15.45 US Army Sensor Capabilities Support of Ground Fires: PM Radars • Weapon Locating Radar Systems developed to meet Army fire support requirements • Assessment of the Non-Recurring Engineering Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition (EQ-36) Radar System • Utilising StrataTube filtration technology to air-cool electronics, without introducing dust and other contaminants for enhanced performance and reliability of the system in theatre • Fire Support Digitization AN/TPQ-37 • Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar developments • Creating synergy between different weapon locating radars to maximise protection Lieutenant Colonel Robert Thomas, Project Manager, Radars Project Management Office, Fort Monmouth, US DoD 15.20 Examining the German Army’s Approach To Use of ISTAR for Fire Support in Land Operations - Challenges and Developments • Role of Artillery in the Integrated Intelligence Reconnaissance System of the Army • Overview of the Target Aquisition Systems: new mission-orientated requirements and planned capabilities with a focus on UAS • Lessons Learned from current operations and quick reactions with fielded systems Lieutenant Colonel Georg Neuhaus, Staff Officer UAS Development German Army Office 15.55 Use of Tactical and Mini UAVs in the UK Royal Artillery for Improved Situational Awareness and Operational Advantage • Operational capabilities and the latest feedback from theatre on the Hermes 450 and Desert Hawk III • Tactical use of UAVs by the UK Royal Artillery • Developments with the Watchkeeper Tactical ISTAR UAV and fielding plan in 2011 • Ensuring system interoperability through integration of NATO standard data links and international standards for image data transfer • Exploring the role of ISTAR in prosecuting moving targets and targets of opportunity • The future potential capability enhancements for Tactical UAVs Major Matthew Moore, Watchkeeper Implementation Team, Capability Branch, UK Royal Artillery Don’t miss this session from Major Matt Moore where he will provide you feedback from his experience operating the Hermes H450 Tactical UAV and DESERT HAWK 3 Mini UAV during OP HERRICK 8 as well as the latest updates on the Watchkeeper programme and insight into future developments. Major Moore has served as SO2 UAS at HQ Director Royal Artillery and OC of the Watchkeeper Implementation Team since 2009. Earlier in his career he was responsible for the capability development of ASTOR and has deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo. He has also completed exercises in the United States, Denmark and Canada with AS90 and MLRS. 15.30 Panel Discussion: Improving Communication Throughout the Network to Achieve Real-time Data Transfer of Targeting Information • Assessing the challenges of integrating air and land assets • Improving data links between all sensors to all shooters to deliver accurate and timely calls for fires • Obtaining intelligence from Close Air Support and ensuring rapid and clear exchanges of information with land forces • Effectively tracking and communicating positions of friendly forces Major Matthew Moore, Watchkeeper Implementation Team, Capability Branch, UK Royal Artillery Lieutenant Colonel Robert Thomas, Project Manager, Radars Project Management Office, Fort Monmouth, US DoD Lieutenant Colonel Anders Nyström, Deputy Commandant of Artillery School, Swedish Armed Forces 16.00 End of ISTAR Focus Day
  5. 5. 5 “This conference gives us the opportunity to share ideas and figure out how everybody is attacking the same problems and coming up with solutions” Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Agenda at a glance MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE: Wednesday 23rd March 08.00 Registration and Coffee 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 08.40 UK Current Operational Feedback – The Evolving Role of Artillery To Meet The Demands Of Counter-Insurgency Operations Colonel Mike Ross,Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army 09.10 US Army Artillery Developments, Evolving Capabilities And Requirements To Meet The Needs Of Future Conflicts Major General David Halverson, Commanding General of the Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort Sill, US Army 09.40 PrecisionTargeting, Fires, and Effects: Battle Proven Systems with Eyes on the Future Scott Arnold,Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire Control and Lee Flake, EQ-36 Program Director, Lockheed Martin MS2 10.10 Driving Forward Artillery Modernization In The Brazilian Army Colonel Valério Luiz Lange, Commander of the 6th Group of the Multiple Rocket Launcher, Brazilian Army 10.40 Morning Networking and Coffee Break 11.10 Balancing Force Effectiveness With Minimising Collateral Damage - Identifying Key Lessons From The Canadian Experience In Afghanistan Colonel Brian McPherson, Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces 11.40 Utilising Lessons Learned In Helmand Province, Afghanistan To Bolster The Future Success Of Multi-National Operations Colonel Birger Mejholm,Artillery Regiment Director, Danish Army Fire Support Centre 12.10 Exploring The Future Of Weapon Locating Sensors And Target Acquisition Tools To Improve Operational Effectiveness Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB 12.40 Networking Lunch 14.10 14.40 15.10 15.40 16.10 Afternoon Networking and Coffee Break 16.40 Malaysian Armed Forces Modernisation Programme – Examining Priorities For The Next Phase In 2011 – 2015 And Beyond Brigadier General Dato’ Razali Bin Mohd Regen, Commander,Artillery Division, Malaysian Army 17.10 Artillery Systems Upgrade Developments In The Indian Army – Immediate Priorities And Future Requirements Awaiting confirmation: Lieutenant General Vinod Nayanar, Director General Artillery, Indian Army 17.40 Chairman’s Closing Address and End of Conference 18.00 Pre-Dinner Drinks Hosted by Soltam Systems 19.00 9th Annual Future Artillery 2011 Gala Dinner Hosted by SAAB MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2: Thursday 24th March 08.00 Registration and Coffee 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 08.40 Future Requirements Of The UK Royal Artillery – Transforming The Horizons Of Modern Artillery And Plans For Moving Firepower Forward In The Next Decade Brigadier Nicholas Eeles, Director Royal Artillery, British Army (pending final approval) 09.10 Exercise Flying Rhino: Improving Communication And Partnership Between Air And Land In Multi-National Operations Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery 1st Armoured Division, British Army 09.40 The German Artillery Modernisation Programme And How Operational Feedback Is Influencing The Vision For The Future Colonel Fiepko Koolman, Branch Chief Artillery Future Development, Germany Army 10.10 Field Artillery and Weather: The Way Ahead Major General (Retired) Lee Baxter, Senior Adviser, Smiths Detection 10.40 Morning Networking and Coffee Break 11.10 Developing The Use Of Precision In The Italian Army – Current Capabilities And Future Plans Lieutenant Colonel Marinelli, Head of Operational Requirements, Italian Ministry of Defence and Senior Artillery School Officer (pending final approval) 11.40 High Performance Insensitive Munitions (IM) Developments For Artillery – The Case for Mandating IM Across The board Professor Jacqueline Akhavan, Head of Centre for Defence Chemistry, Cranfield University 12.10 Industry Keynote Address Available: If you are interesting in speaking please call Yousuf at +44 (0) 207 368 9500 12.40 Networking Lunch 14.10 14.40 15.10 15.40 Afternoon Networking and Coffee Break 16.40 Belgium Armed Forces Artillery Transformation And Future Plans For Equipment Upgrades Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Francois Delvaux, Chief of Artillery, 3D Land Component, Belgian Defense (pending final approval) 17.10 Panel Discussion: Achieving Interoperability Within Multi-National And Coalition Forces To Enable Real-Time Intelligence Sharing Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Colonel Pereira Dos Santos, Commander of Artillery, Portuguese Army (pending final approval) Colonel Mike Ross,Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery 17.40 Chairman’s Closing Address and End of Conference STREAM A: Exploring C-RAM And Ground Based Air Defence Capability Use And Future Potential In The Artillery Defeating The Ever Present Threat From Mortars And Rockets – Assessing The Performance Of The Centurion C- RAM System In Theatre Michael J.Van Raasen, C-RAM Product Director, US Department of Defence Exploring Adding Force Protection And Base ISTAR As A New Capability For ‘Artillery Forces’ Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, British Army Industry Presentation Available Panel Discussion: Developing Effective Ground-Air Defence Systems For The Future Michael J.Van Raasen, C-RAM Program Director, US Department of Defence Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, British Army Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB STREAM B: Driving Forward Mortar Fire Power Capabilities Assessing UK Mortar Developments: Developing Requirements To Meet The Needs Of The Current Fight And Effectively Preparing For The Future Battlefield Colonel Peter Warden, Requirements Manager, Light Weapons, DES, UK MoD (pending final approval) Embedding Mortars In The Indirect Fires Arsenal In Sweden For A Flexible And Strategically Enhanced Fires Force Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Using Mortars To Enhance Fire Support Capabilities Against An Array Of Complex Targets - Operational Feedback Of The Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) Mortar Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Industry Presentation Available: If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf at +44 (0)207 368 9500 STREAM A: Effective Air-Land Integration and Joint Fires Support Establishing And Embedding A Joint Fires Architecture In Finland To Enable Smoother Integration Of Air And Land Capabilities In Theatre Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Nurmi, Finnish Exchange Officer, Joint Fires Branch, United States Joint Forces Command Managing The Pressures On Forward Observers In Joint Fires Operations And Exploring Requirements To Support This Crucial Role On The Battlefield Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Industry Presentation Available STREAM B: Increasing Effectiveness of Artillery Command and Control Achieving A Fully Digitized Battlespace To Advance Network Communications And Provide Highly Effective Fire Support Lieutenant Colonel Mitch Kennedy, Commandant Artillery School, Australian Army Industry Presentation Available: If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf at +44 (0)207 368 9500 Developing Engaging And Effective Training Of Fire Control Orders Through Exploiting New Technologies: UK Case Study Of Using The iPAD As A Training Tool Major Tom Ellis,Training Development Adviser, Royal Artillery, British Army
  6. 6. 6 Future Artillery 2011 Main Conference Day One: Wednesday 23rd March 08.00 Conference Registration and Coffee 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 08.40 UK Current Operational Feedback – The Evolving Role Of Artillery To Meet The Demands Of Counter-Insurgency Operations • Meeting the challenges of operating in a complex, counter-insurgency environment • Assessment of use of precision attack capabilities – GMLRS and Excalibur feedback • How can artillery forces play a role in force protection? • Capitalising on the strategic capabilities of mortars in urban, asymmetric warfare • The role of effective battlespace management and digitization in future artillery • How current operational experience is shaping future requirements Colonel Mike Ross, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army Don’t miss this key address from Col. Mike Ross for your chance to gain vital insight into the UK Royal Artillery’s experiences in Afghanistan. Col. Ross has served as the Assistant Director Capability for the Royal Artillery since January 2009. He is primarily responsible for marrying equipment projects with all the other lines of development (people, organisations, training, infrastructure, doctrine and logistic support) to deliver a complete and coherent capability package, both now and in the future. He has command of a branch of 13 officers, and the Royal Artillery Trials and Development Unit. Previously he served in variety of gun regiments based in UK and Germany, including operational tours in Belize and Bosnia, in the latter part of his career he has specialised in technical and acquisition jobs. 09.10 US Army Artillery Developments, Evolving Capabilities And Requirements To Meet The Needs Of Future Conflicts • US artillery long-term modernization strategy and vision for future fires • The latest lessons from Afghanistan and the impact on impending plans and programmes • Preparing for an uncertain future and potential requirements for diverse types of conflicts • Initiatives to enhance effectiveness of Joint Interagency, Inter-governmental and Multinational capabilities on the battlefield both of today and tomorrow • US perspective on air space deconfliction • US long-term requirements for a self-propelled howitzer • Adapting training programmes to produce leaders who are able to get the most out of the full set of joint and interagency capabilities Major General David Halverson, Commanding General of the Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort Sill, US Army We are delighted to welcome Maj. Gen. Halverson who will share his future vision for the Fires Centre of Excellence and long-term strategy for US artillery modernisation. He has held a variety of troop and staff positions, both in the United States and overseas bringing over 30 years of experience to his current position as Commanding General of the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill since August 2009. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, he was the Director of Force Development. Earlier in his career he served as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, United States Army Pacific, Chief, Review and Methodology Division,Test and Experimentation Command at Fort Hood, Commanded the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division as the CINC Team Chief in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Program,Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate. In June 1999, he assumed command of the forward-deployed 2d Division Artillery, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Stanley, Korea. In June of 2001, MG Halverson became the CENTCOM J3, Chief of Plans and planned, coordinated and executed war plans for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 09.40 Precision Targeting, Fires, and Effects: Battle Proven Systems with Eyes on the Future • Evolving threats and the landscape of requirements for artillery targeting and precision effects • Insight into the most recent operational feedback from ongoing combat operations - EQ-36 Radar, M270A1, HIMARS, GMLRS and ATACMS • Supporting the full spectrum of missions from major combat operations to counter- insurgency missions • Plans for the continued evolution of these systems' capabilities to meet tomorrow's challenges and requirements Scott Arnold, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire Control Lee Flake, EQ-36 Program Director, Lockheed Martin MS2 10.10 Driving Forward Artillery Modernization In The Brazilian Army • Overview of current indirect fire capabilities • Managing contemporary threats • Immediate requirements and equipment upgrade programmes • Performance of the ASTROS II (Artillery SaTuration ROcket System) • The ASTROS 2020 Programme • Long-term modernisation strategy for an adaptable and highly effective fires force Colonel Valério Luiz Lange, Commander of the 6th Group of the Multiple Rocket Launcher, Brazilian Army Don’t miss your chance to hear from Colonel Lange newly appointed Commanding Officer of the 6th GLMF/CIF - Brazilian Army MLRS ASTROS II Battalion, Rocket Artillery Training Center and Army Range in Formosa, Goias, Brazil (from Feb 2011) as he discusses Brazil’s modernisation plans. During his career Colonel Lange held, among others, the following posts: Battery Commander of the 12th Field Artillery Regiment (1998); Commanding Officer of the 1st Multiple Rocket Launcher Battery ASTROS II (2001-2002); and Brazilian Army Liaison Officer at AVIBRAS Aeroespacial (2003-2004). Colonel Lange has also served as United Nations Military Observer with the 13th Argentine Task Force at UNFICYP in Cyprus (1999). 10.40 Morning Networking and Coffee Break 11.10 Balancing Force Effectiveness With Minimising Collateral Damage - Identifying Key Lessons From The Canadian Experience In Afghanistan • Examining the performance of current equipment in theatre including the M777 • How lessons learnt are being embedded into future thinking • Joint Fires mission feedback to enhance training and adequately prepare forces for future conflicts • Future requirements and priorities for the Canadian artillery post Afghanistan Colonel Brian McPherson, Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces Colonel McPherson brings 25 years experience as a Gunner having served in Second Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in his early career and as a FOO for the Canadian Airborne Regiment and the Royal Canadian Dragoons prior to being posted to the Field Artillery School in 1992. Later he served for three years as the Regimental Command Post Officer in the 2nd Regiment, RCHA and the Operations Officer during which time he participated in Operation RECUPERATION (Winnipeg floods). In 1998 he deployed to Bosnia Herzegovina on Operation PALLADIUM as the Senior Liaison Officer. He has also been deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Operation CROCODILE, as part of the United Nations mission in the Congo, where he served as the United Nations Force Commander’s Chief Liaison Officer to the Congolese Army. From 2006 to 2008 Colonel McPherson commanded the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School where he was awarded a Land Force Commanders Commendation. 11.40 Utilising Lessons Learned In Helmand Province, Afghanistan To Bolster The Future Success Of Multi-National Operations • The changing environment – current challenges for artillery systems in theatre • Incorporating lessons learned into future requirements • Successful use of artillery for future COIN ops • Lessons from the experience of small armed forces operating in multi-national operations • The Danish approach to Joint Fires • Fielding of the mobile 120mm heavy mortar system - CARDOM • Developing and fielding a modern artillery force with the limited budget of smaller armies Colonel Birger Mejholm, Artillery Regiment Director, Danish Army Fire Support Centre As a key combat force operating in Afghanistan engage in this session and take away crucial lessons learned to help design and assess your own forces future requirements to meet the needs of the battlefield. Colonel Mejholm has held his position as Commander of the Danish Artillery regiment and Fire Support Centre since 2009. Previously he held a number of key posts including Battery Commander, Heavy Artillery Battery, Commanding Officer, 3rd Artillery Battalion (M-109). In 2003 he served as the Chief J3 Ops, Kabul Multinational Brigade,Afghanistan, and in 2005 Chief J3 Ops, Multinational Division South East, Iraq. Prior to his current role he served as the Commander, Danish Advisory and Training Staff in Latvia
  7. 7. 7Visit www.future-artillery.com for additional content downloads, articles and event updates 12.10 Exploring The Future Of Weapon Locating Sensors And Target Acquisition Tools To Improve Operational Effectiveness • Characteristics and dilemmas of the development of new weapon platforms and ammunition types • Asymmetric versus Symmetric Combat Operations • A view on requirements and characteristics of Future Weapon Locating Sensors • Future TA tools for improved effectiveness • How to create optimal synergy between Sensors and Weapon Systems • Exploitation of high precision ammunition in Counter Battery Operations Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB 12.40 Networking Lunch 14.10 - 15.40 Choose either Stream A or Stream B Stream A: Exploring C-RAM And Ground Based Air Defence Capability Use And Future Potential In The Artillery 14.10 Defeating The Ever Present Threat From Mortars And Rockets – Assessing The Performance Of The Centurion C-RAM System In Theatre • Analysing the key capabilities of the weapon system • Operational experience from Iraq – lessons learnt in defeating insurgent indirect fire • The ultimate goal - integrating all sensor capabilities in the network to ensure the most effective use of ISTAR intelligence • Expansion plans for US C-RAM capabilities Michael J. Van Raasen, C-RAM Product Director, US Department of Defence 14.40 Exploring Adding Force Protection And Base ISTAR As A New Capability For ‘Artillery Forces’ • Examining the challenges of integrating a variety of different sensors • Combined air-land pictures • Joining sense and warn capabilities with effectors for protection • Enabling persistent security effect • Developing the ability to respond to attacks from mortars, rockets and artillery and provide protection in all weather Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, British Army As SO2 ISTAR within Capability Branch,Headquarters Director RoyalArtillery,Major Martin Smith is responsible for the capability development of ISTAR assets,less UnmannedAir Systems (UAS) and Air Defence. As such he co-ordinatesAutomated Sense andWarn (ASW) and all weapon locating systems,asisthetrainingleadforBaseISTAR. AswellasservinginbothAirDefenceandCloseSupport regiments,hismostrecentregimentaldutywasasaUASBatteryCommanderinIraq 15.10 Industry Session TBC 15.40 Panel Discussion: Developing Effective Ground-Air Defence Systems For The Future • The current landscape of capabilities for land based air defence • Tackling the challenges of today’s battlefield • Identifying key operational requirements for the conflicts of the future • Examining the practicalities of merging air defence assets into artillery regiments • Assessing the role of HIMARS launchers for air defence requirements Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Van Raasen, C-RAM Program Director, US Department of Defence Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, British Army Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, SAAB Stream B: Driving Forward Mortar Fire Power Capabilities 14.10 Assessing UK Mortar Developments: Developing Requirements To Meet The Needs Of The Current Fight And Effectively Preparing For The Future Battlefield • Current capabilities across the spectrum of mortar systems • The need for mortars with extended range in mountainous environments to complement the use of direct fire • Fielding and future considerations for 60mm bi-pod and handheld mortar systems • Increasing the mobility of mortars to achieve highly efficient and responsive fires • Potential future requirements for improving British mortar weapon systems including target acquisition capabilities Colonel Peter Warden, Requirements Manager, Light Weapons, DES, UK MoD (pending final approval) 14.40 Using Mortars To Enhance Fire Support Capabilities Against An Array Of Complex Targets - Operational Feedback Of The Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) Mortar • The challenges of delivering all-weather, ground-based, close supporting, lethal indirect fires • Feedback on the EFSS performance in exercises to date • Limitations experienced to consider for future developments • Combining the firepower of a mortar with the precision and range of a field artillery piece Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps 15.10 Embedding Mortars In The Indirect Fires Arsenal In Sweden For A Flexible And Strategically Enhanced Fires Force • Meeting mortar system requirements in Sweden • Challenges to cost effectively modernizing the 81 mm mortar system • Plans to employ the vehicle mounted Advanced MOrtar Systems (AMOS) • Developing a fully integrated fire control system that enables fast, accurate targeting for indirect and direct fire missions • Long term plan for battalion level fire support Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, FMV Defence Materiel Administration Participate in this key session to gain insight into Sweden’s future vision for mortar fire support. LTC Lewin has served in the traditional assignments as platoon leader and battery commander. From 2000 through 2002 he was the manager for indirect fire systems at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters. Since 2003 he has worked at the Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), initially as deputy Product Manager for Excalibur at the program office at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, USA. In 2005 he assumed the role as product manager for all indirect fire systems at FMV and in April 2007 he got the position as Head of the Indirect Fire Systems Office.The office is responsible for the 155 mm ARCHER gun system (with Norway), BONUS (with France), EXCALIBUR (with the USA),Arthur radar system (with Norway), Forward Observer Instrument (with Norway), mortar system mid-life upgrade and all legacy equipment. 15.40 Industry Presentation To Be Confirmed 16.10 Afternoon Tea and Networking 16.40 Malaysian Armed Forces Modernisation Programme – Examining Priorities For The Next Phase In 2011 – 2015 And Beyond • Current capabilities and acquisition programmes for field and air defence artillery • Priorities of the 10th Malaysian Plan (10MP) for 2011 - 2015 • Update on procurements plans for a 155mm self-propelled howitzer • Managing the challenges of tri-service interoperability and developing Joint Force capabilities • Future plans and approach to integrating affordable precision capabilities Brigadier General Dato’ Razali Bin Mohd Regen, Commander,Artillery Division, Malaysian Army 17.10 Artillery Systems Upgrade Developments In The Indian Army – Immediate Priorities And Future Requirements • Examining the key immediate requirements of the Indian Artillery • Accelerating efforts to technologically modernise India’s firepower capabilities across the spectrum • Current and planned upgrades of existing artillery systems • Future vision for the Indian Artillery and long term plan for the integration of new platforms Awaiting Confirmation: Lieutenant General Vinod Nayanar, Director General Artillery, Indian Army 17.40 Chairman’s Closing Address and End of Day One 18.00 Pre-Dinner Drinks Hosted by Soltam Systems 19.00 9th Annual Future Artillery 2011 Gala Dinner Hosted by SAAB
  8. 8. 8 Book early to secure best possible pricing! See back page for pricing details. Future Artillery 2011 Main Conference Day Two: Thursday 24th March 08.00 Conference Registration and Coffee 08.30 Chairman’s Opening Address 08.40 Future Requirements Of The UK Royal Artillery – Transforming The Horizons Of Modern Artillery And Plans For Moving Firepower Forward In The Next Decade • Recent developments and forthcoming plans for the UK’s Indirect Fire and Joint Fires picture • Outline of the UK Strategic Defence Review (SDR) and the impact on equipment programmes and structures in the Royal Artillery • Maximising capabilities to target locations at depth to improve accuracy over longer distances • Integrating ISTAR assets including; UAVs, ground sensors and Forward Observers to provide a common picture of the battlespace • Heightening the strategic importance of artillery units on the future battlefield Brigadier Nicholas Eeles, Director Royal Artillery, British Army (pending final confirmation) 09.10 Exercise Flying Rhino: Delivering Operationally Relevant Joint Fires Training In A Multi-National Environment • Observations on the nature of Joint Fires • Exploring the challenges of training for the fundamental enabler of Joint Fires: Battlespace management • Co-ordinating multi-national training exercises • Designing and delivering effective Forward Air Controller training to maximise preparedness for combat Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery 1st Armoured Division, British Army We are honoured to welcome Brigadier Dickie Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery of the 1st (UK) Division. Presenting on the substantial Exercise Flying Rhino, he will share with you how effective Joint Fires training on a multi-national scale can be designed and successfully executed to ensure preparedness for combat.As well as Commanding a number of gun batteries, he also served a year at PJHQ as SO1 Info Ops in the J3 Branch, after which he returned to 29 Cdo Regt RA as CO. This 2½ year tour culminated in his deployment with his regiment on Op HERRICK 5. 09.40 The German Artillery Modernisation Programme And How Operational Feedback Is Influencing The Vision For The Future • Current operational capabilities of the restructured German Artillery • Reorganising to be more effective against the current threat across the full spectrum of military operations • Equipment feedback from operational deployment in Afghanistan, potential capability gaps and future considerations • Ensuring a rapid and reliable flow of situation and target data, fire missions, fire orders and target effects • The Adler Command and Control System –developing interoperability with existing systems and with other nations Colonel Fiepko Koolman, Branch Chief Artillery Future Development, German Army 10.10 Field Artillery And Weather: The Way Ahead • Corrections to Field Artillery Firing Data due to weather conditions has been historically important • Precise corrections based on met are one of the five elements of accurate predicted fire • The largest source of errors in firing data are from weather • Met information is collected in diverse ways; some more accurate than others • New advances in collection techniques are revolutionizing the field Major General (Ret’d) Lee Baxter, Senior Advisor, Smiths Detection 10.40 Morning Networking and Coffee Break 11.10 Developing The Use Of Precision In The Italian Army – Current Capabilities And Future Plans • Current precision capabilities of the Italian Army • Development and fielding of the VULCANO precision munitions for 155mm artillery • Achieving long ranges in precision munitions • Present and future requirements of Italian Artillery Regiments for precision Lieutenant Colonel Marinelli, Head of Operational Requirements, Italian Army (pending final approval) 11.40 High Performance Insensitive Munitions (IM) Developments For Artillery – The Case For Mandating IM Across The board • The new generation of Insensitive Munitions – sustaining chemical stability when exposed to mechanical shocks, fire and impact from shrapnel and retaining performance • New production techniques and materials • Testing updates on low risk, high performance IM solutions • Effectively increasing the shelf life of munitions and reducing the logistical burden of disposal and it’s effect on the environment • Ensuring high levels of safety performance for safer operation in any environment whilst maintaining highly lethal performance Professor Jacqueline Akhavan, Head of Centre for Defence Chemistry, Cranfield University This is your opportunity to gain insight into the exciting technological developments with IMs, as well as the chance to explore the case for mandating their use in the artillery. Professor Akhavan brings vast experience in this complex area. She has been at Cranfield University since 1987. Her main research activity is in the development of PBXs for insensitive munitions which contain inert and energetic polymers. Her research group are also developing techniques for the recovery and recycling of energetic components from PBXs using super critical fluids and the disposal the contaminated waste by bioremediation. 12.10 Industry Presentation To Be Confirmed 12.40 Networking Lunch 14.10 - 15.40 Choose either Stream A or Stream B Stream A: Effective Air-Land Integration and Joint Fires Support 14.10 Establishing And Embedding A Joint Fires Architecture In Finland To Enable Smoother Integration Of Air And Land Capabilities In Theatre • Current priorities and next steps to meet full operational capability • Efforts to develop a Joint Fires Service Architecture in Finland • Developing the capability to conduct precision guided operations MLRS and enhanced artillery ammunition • Examining the most cost effective approach to integrating air and land assets Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Nurmi, Finnish Exchange Officer, Joint Fires Branch, United States Joint Forces Command Forces across the globe are examining the best, and most cost effective, way to implement a Joint Fires Architecture.This is a chance to benefit from Finnish experience in this key area. Lieutenant Colonel Nurmi will bring his unique perspective as a Finnish Exchange Officer to United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk,Virginia. He has been posted at USJFCOM since August 2009. Previously he was at the Finnish Joint Defence Command in Helsinki, where he worked at the Operations Division (J3) and was responsible for coordinating the development of the Finnish Joint Fires capability. “A very valuable conference” Major Carsten Heilmann Petersen, ISTAR Branch Chief, Danish Army Fire Support Centre
  9. 9. 9Register online at www.future-artillery.com or call us at +44 (0)20 7368 9300 14.40 Managing The Pressures On Forward Observers In Joint Fires Operations And Exploring Requirements To Support This Crucial Role On The Battlefield • Current and future kit requirements for JFOs and JTACs • Effective sharing of situational awareness for successful conduct of fully joint operations • Deploying Fire Support Officers at Company level to ensure highly competent coordination of fires from air and land • Supporting JFOs and JTACs to deliver accurate fires and operate effectively in a counter-insurgency environment Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Don’t miss this key presentation where Col. Johnson will bring his considerable experience to assess the challenges facing Forward Observers. He has himself performed the duties of Forward Observer, Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Commander and Battery Executive Officer. He also participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Colonel Johnson has served as a Fire Support Coordinator, Battalion Operations Officer and Commanding Officer of Battery I, 3d Battalion, 11th Marines. He was deployed with Marine Forces Central Command (MARCENT) for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March of 2002. In June 2004, Colonel Johnson took command of the 5th Battalion of the 10th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division for its deployment to Iraq where his duties included responsibility for the development of Iraqi Army and Police forces in the Al Anbar province. Since 2008 Colonel Johnson has assumed command of the Marine Detachment, US Army Field Artillery School, at Fort Sill Oklahoma. 15.10 Industry Presentation To Be Confirmed Stream B: Increasing Effectiveness of Artillery Command and Control 14.10 Achieving A Fully Digitized Battlespace To Advance Network Communications And Provide Highly Effective Fire Support • Introduction and integration of the AFATDS battlespace management C2 system to effectively coordinate Joint Fires • Assessing the training challenges in the run up to fielding the M777 and AFATDS • How will an integrated Battlespace Management System (BMS) enable the effective coordination of all Offensive Support capabilities across the modern battlespace? • The potential for AFATDS / BMS to improve engagement of time-sensitive targets and aid air space deconfliction o Australian operational experiences of battlespace management and airspace deconfliction Lieutenant Colonel Mitch Kennedy, Commandant Artillery School, Australian Army 14.40 Industry Presentation To Be Confirmed 15.10 Developing Engaging And Effective Training Of Fire Control Orders Through Exploiting New Technologies: UK Case Study Of Using The iPAD As A Training Tool • Finding solutions for providing more effective, affordable and faster training to meet the demands of current operational commitment and is geared to modern learners • Development of the iPAD application for training fire control orders • Feedback from use in training so far and potential improvements required • Plans for further applications Major Tom Ellis, Training Development Adviser, Royal Artillery, British Army 15.40 Afternoon Tea and Networking 16.10 Belgium Armed Forces Artillery Transformation And Future Plans For Equipment Upgrades • New structure of the Belgium armed forces and impact on capability planning • Requirements for a 155mm howitzer and potential future procurement programmes • Managing the challenges of fire support modernisation on the limited budget of smaller armed forces • Development of precision strike capabilities Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Francois Delvaux, Chief of Artillery, 3D Land Component, Belgian Defense (pending final approval) 16.40 Achieving Interoperability Within Multi- National And Coalition Forces To Enable Real-Time Intelligence Sharing • Transforming fire control systems to operate as an integral part of a C4I distribution network for more accurate information and concentrated fire control • Ensuring a fast and accurate response to urgent calls for fire • Building on lessons learnt in theatre to date • Developing a strategy for the future and potential technological requirements Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corps Colonel Pereira Dos Santos, Commander of Artillery, Portuguese Army (pending final approval) Colonel Mike Ross, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery 17.10 Chairman’s Closing Address and End of Conference
  10. 10. 10 For questions on the event, agenda or team discounts, contact us directly Who you will meet at Future Artillery 2011? Delegate Profile 2010 Military Industry Split 2010 Military Attendees Job Titles Profile Industry Attendees Job Titles Profile Major General David Halverson, Commanding General of the Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort Sill, US Army Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery 1st Armoured Division, British Army Brigadier Nicholas Eeles*, Director Royal Artillery, British Army Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, US Army Brigadier General Dato' Razali Bin Mohd Regen, Commander,Artillery Division, Malaysian Army Colonel Mike Ross, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, USMC Colonel Valério Luiz Lange, Commander of the 6th Group of the Multiple Rocket Launcher, Brazilian Army Colonel Peter Warden*, Requirements Manager, Light Weapons, DES, UK MoD Colonel Brian Macpherson, Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces Colonel Birger Mejholm, Artillery Regiment Director, Danish Army Fire Support Centre Colonel Pereira Dos Santos*, Commander of Artillery, Portuguese Army Colonel David Rice, Project Manager, Precision Fires, Rocket and Missile Systems, US Army Colonel Fiepko Koolman, Branch Chief Artillery Future Development, German Army Michael Van Raasen, C-RAM Product Director, US DoD Lieutenant Colonel Mike Milner, Excalibur Project Manager, Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Anders Nyström, Deputy Commandant of Artillery School, Swedish Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel Robert Thomas, Project Manager, Radars Project Management Office, US DoD Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Francois Delvaux*, Chief of Artillery, 3D Land Component, Belgian Defense Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, Swedish Defence Material Administration Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Marinelli, Head of Operational Requirements, Italian Army Lieutenant Colonel Georg Neuhaus, Staff Officer, UAS Development Germany Army Office Lieutenant Colonel Jukka Nurmi, Finnish Exchange Officer, Joint Fires Branch, United States Joint Forces Command Lieutenant Colonel Mitch Kennedy, Commandant Artillery School, Australian Army Henk Damen, Senior Project Manager, Netherland Defence Material Organisation Major Matthew Moore, Watchkeeper Implementation Team, Capability Branch, UK Royal Artillery Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, British Army Major Tom Ellis, Training and Development Adviser, Royal Artillery, British Army Professor Jacqueline Akhavan, Head of Centre for Defence Chemistry, Cranfield University Major General (ret’d) Lee Baxter, Military Adviser, Smiths Detection Major (ret’d) Bard Frostad, Director Business Development WLS, Saab Scott Arnold, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire Control Lee Flake, EQ-36 Program Director, Lockheed Martin MS2 Countries that attend Future Artillery include; • Australia • Belgium • Canada • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • India • Israel • Norway • Portugal • Poland • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • South Africa • Sweden • Switzerland • The Netherlands • Turkey • Ukraine • UK • US * Pending final approval
  11. 11. 5 Reasons Why You Should Sponsor Future Artillery 1 Raise your profile and position yourself as the product leader to take advantage of the major current and future procurement programmes from across the globe 2You will have access to 200+ military and industry decision makers, making this the best attended and most influential indirect fires conference in the world 3Over 12 hours of networking opportunities with key decision makers and most senior Artillery Officers providing you with unparalleled face-to-face networking potential 4Tailor made sponsorship packages enabling you to competitively position your brand and increase awareness of your product or service offering to your target market 5A strictly enforced end-user to vendor ratio, creating a more intimate environment for networking and knowledge sharing 11Tel: +44 (0)20 7368 9300 Email: enquire@defenceiq.com Web: www.future-artillery.com Fax: +44 (0)20 7368 9301 LEAD SPONSOR Saab is one of the world’s leading high-technology companies with its main operations in defence, aviation, space and civil security. Saab is a leading a provider and integrator of radar systems with a proud 50- year history in radar design and development and over 3,000 systems in service in over 30 countries. TheARTHUR weapon locating radar and the GIRAFFEAMB multi-mission radar are no strangers to the artillery community and are known for their flexibility, high tactical and strategic mobility, short emplacement time and unrivalled precision in target acquisition. Saab were pleased to sponsor the 8th annual Future Artillery conference which we hope you found interesting. As lead sponsors of the next Future Artillery conference in March 2011, we look forward to welcoming you once again. Web: www.saabgroup.com CONFERENCE SPONSORS Smiths Detection leads the global military and emergency response marketplace with specialized chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) detection and protection solutions. Our advanced, accurate and trusted solutions enable armed forces and responders to mitigate incidents with confidence as they seek to reduce risks and minimize potential losses associated with growing CBRNE threats. The company also has supported the DoD in meteorological programs for 50 years including the recent Meteorological Measuring Set Profiler Program (MMS-P). Smiths Detection Military has also recently won a protective shelter (CBPS) award. Web: www.smithsdetection.com Lockheed Martin is a premier systems integrator principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. Lockheed Martin operates 1,000 facilities in 500 cities and 46 states throughout the United States and in 75 nations and territories internationally. With 146,000 employees globally, sales of over US$ 42 billion and an order backlog of nearly US$ 82 billion, Lockheed Martin is truly a world leader in Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems Global Services, and Space Systems. Defence IQ’s 9th annual Future Artillery conference in March 2011 is jointly supported by Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire Control and Lockheed Martin MS2. Web: www.lockheedmartin.com PRE-DINNER DRINKS SPONSOR Soltam Systems was established in 1952 and has been a world class leader in the artillery arena ever since.The company, today owned by ELBIT, develops and manufactures Artillery Systems, Mortar Systems and Ammunition that have been battle-proven all over the globe.Among the company’s major customers are the United States Army, NATO countries and the Israel Defense Forces. Web: www.soltam.com www.elbitsystems.com Future Artillery 2011 Sponsors: If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact: Yousuf Malik +44 (0)207 368 9500 sponsorship@iqpc.co.uk Probably the best platform ever to see all the leading artillery guys exchange military expertise. It’s great for seeing the future of artillery systems all in one space.You can ask questions here and get an answer here, while also seeing friends and networking. Michael Becker Dipl. Inf. Sales Manager, Defence and Communications Systems, EADS Media Partners: Featured Exhibitors:
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