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  1. 1. The Most Influential and Best Attended In-Direct Fires Conference in the World Celebrating Our 10th Anniversar y Year 27th-29th March 2012 Radisson Blu Portman, London, UK Precision Focus Day: 27th March 2012 Main Conference: 28th-29th March 2012Advancing Future Capabilities for the Artillery:Managing Operational Commitments, Budget Restraints & Exploring 2022+ 2012 Advisory Board Brigadier Richard Haldenby Commander Royal Artillery British Army Major General Paolo Ruggiero Field Artillery School Commander Italian ArmyCelebrating 10 years of Future Artillery: Colonel Fiepko Koolman Director of Future, Artillery School German ArmyWhats new for 2012? Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin Explore the Future of Artillery 2022+ - Join us as we assess Indirect Fires System Programme Manager the next 10 years for the artillery, analysing future threat Swedish FMV scenarios, requirements and the impact of new technologies providing a unique insight into the direction of in-direct fires Senior International Speakers Include Interactive Round-Table Discussions - New for 2012, you Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, will be able to enjoy the opportunity to participate in small Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, group discussions ensuring more interaction with fellow US Army (pending final approval) attendees and ability to debate in-depth core issues impacting Colonel John Musgrave, Assistant Director artillery modernisation Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army New Forward Observer Specialist Briefings: Discover key equipment requirements as well as Tactics, Training and Colonel Richard Couzens, Assistant Head of Deep Target Attack Capability, UK MoD Procedural challenges being tackled as a top priority area across artillery forces, plus the latest technological solutions Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces Colonel Douglas Thomas, Commanding Improved Networking Opportunities: Benefit from attendee Officer, Marine Corps Artillery Detachment photo boards to ease connection and introductions, ensuring Fort Sill, US Marine Corp your time is maximised onsite Lieutenant Colonel Georg Neuhaus, ISR Branch, German Army Major Dwayne Hynes, Future Artillery Threat Integration Staff Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army "A highly relevant and timely agenda that provides a superb forum to discuss the challenges of indirect fires in the contemporary battlespace." Colonel Birger Mejholm, Danish Fire Support CentreSponsor: Exhibitor:REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.FUTURE-ARTILLERY.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44(0)20 7368 9737 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK
  2. 2. Celebrating Our 10th Anniversar y Year Top 10 Benefits of Attending: 27th-29th March 2012 Widely known as the annual must-attend Radisson Blu Portman, 1 for a valuable two-way information London, UK exchange between artillery end users, Precision Focus Day: Programme Mangers and industry, giving 27th March 2012 you an unrivalled view of the future Main Conference: direction of the artillery 28th-29th March 2012 2 Take away strategic analysis of the evolving threat spectrum to evaluate potentialAdvancing Future Capabilities for the Artillery: capability gaps and ensure you areManaging Operational Commitments, Budget Restraints & Exploring 2022+ investing resources effectively to meet immediate and long-term requirements 3 Engage with fellow artillery experts, build new partnerships and gain useful contacts to accelerate and drive innovation into Dear Colleague, your programmes Would you like to gain insight into 4 Benefit from 3 days dedicated specifically how artillery forces from across to indirect fires for an exclusive and are planning to advance their indi the globe rect fire capabilities over the nex intimate networking experience enabling t decade? If so, we invite you to join us at this you to nurture old and new year’s special 10th Anniversary Futu relationships alike 2012 event to engage in candid deba re Artillery te on future threat scenarios, requirem key investment priorities towards 202 ents and Capitalise on brand new round-table 2+. 5 discussions to engage in candid debate Widely recognised as the most pres and get to the heart of key issues tigious, best attended and world lead impacting the artillery, whilst informally fire conference, Future Artillery has ing indirect been proud to serve the community networking with international delegations providing you with the most auth since 2003, oritative view of the future visio forces globally, as well as showcasin n of artillery Interact with a truly International including Excalibur, M777, PGK, PZH g the most innovative technologica l solutions 6 delegation of leading artillery figures 2000, CAESAR, GMLRS, GIRAFFE, and many, many more. Watchkeeper drawn from 30+ nations including UK, US, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Philippines, Iraq As the combat mission in Afghanis Receive first-hand insight into the latest tan draws to a close, budgets tighten 7 restructure, now is the time to asse and forces ss the future shape of the artillery; lessons learned in operations to assess how should be prioritised to manage an What capabilities increased prevalence of urban, com Artillery Leaders are likely to structure their dispersed operations? What is the plex and modernisation priorities over the role of networking in the future feasible is the resurgence of the of fires? How immediate, medium and long-term future 105mm? And how should artillery preparing to counter the cyber forces be threat on future operations? Advantage from a balanced agenda with 8 Top sessions include: limited vendor presentations to ensure you maximise your time spent at the • Royal Arti llery Future Vision - Hear top-leve conference with senior International Musgrave, new Assistant Director for l insights from Colonel John Equipment Capability as he reveals Artillery Officers procurement structure of the RA and the new key investment priorities towards 202 9 Discover the latest technological • Philippines Debut Address - We are pleased 2+ to welcome to address the solutions for indirect fires weapons, conference for the first time the Phili ppine Marine Corps and Philippine munitions, targeting systems and radars providing unique insights into oper Army, ational demands, requirements and enabling you to be certain you are plans future providing your troops with the highest • Interactive Round Table Discussions: New for level of affordable capability these small group discussions will prov 2012 following your feedback, ide you with dedicated time to deba Hear from decision makers on their future core issues impacting the commun te 10 ity, ensuring you get your question strategy for artillery modernisation and leave armed with new ideas to s answered take forward your programmes 2022+ alongside specialist briefings on Over the coming months Defence Forward Observers, Joint Fires, ISTAR, IQ will be releasing many more deta Precision Munitions and Future Lightweight anniversary celebrations so make sure ils on the 10th you check the website for updates Firepower Please take a few minutes to brow . se the exciting agenda lined up for www.future-artillery.com for the faste you and visit st way to book your place at this mus annual event. t-attend About Defence IQ We look forward to seeing you all again in London. 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  3. 3. Celebrating 10 years Over its year history Future Artillery has consistently attracted the leading artillery forces from around the globe, providing a comprehensive outlook on of Future Artillery indirect fire developments. Top Highest-Attending Nations in 2011: Event History Future Artillery, first launched in 2003, has become the best attended and most influential 1. UK 6. Denmark event of its kind providing the community with an annual forum to engage in candid debate 2. US 7. Germany with fellow artillery officers and industry alike. 3. France 8. Israel Over the years, Future Artillery has welcomed delegations from every corner of the globe and a total of over 1500 attendees. 4. Sweden 9. Italy Chronicling developments in the artillery world, highlights from the last 9 years include: 5. Netherlands 10. Poland Top InternationalCelebrating Our 201210th Anniversar y Year Nations That Have Attended Future Artillery celebrates it’s 10th successful year, bringing you brand new small group round-table discussions, and reflecting the needs of the community, new specialist Future Artillery: briefings on 2022+, Forward Observers and lightweight firepower. Plus debut briefings by the Philippines, Slovakia, New Zealand and Ira 1. Australia 7. Republic 2011 of Korea 2. Brazil Our best attended and largest speaker faculty to date; attended by 230 delegates from 8. Saudi 3. India Arabia over 30 nations, plus 39 speakers including debut briefings from the Italian Army, Brazilian Army, Indian Army and Malaysian Army. The first Advisory Board is 4. Jordan 9. Singapore established and new specialist streams added on CRAM, Joint Fires, Mortars and C2. 5. Malaysia 10. South 2010 6. Nigeria Africa Details lessons from Afghanistan including analysis of the deployment of CAESAR, plus ATK brief on their PGK solution for affordable precision for the artillery 2009 Cements Future Artillery as a world leading event, for the first time welcoming over 200 delegates and speakers that included Heads of Artillery from the US, UK, USMC, Canada, Denmark and The Netherlands. The Precision Ammunition focus day is established. 2008 Hosts Lieutenant Colonel Anders Nyström, Deputy Commanding Officer, Artillery School, Swedish Armed Forces to brief the community on ARCHER - due to be Future Artillery 2011 Speaker Faculty operational Summer 2012 2007 What Our Delegates Attendees enjoy a site visit to the Royal School of Artillery, Lark Hill where a Have Said About Us host of RA Officers brief on training strategies and techniques including Lieutenant Colonel John Musgrave – incoming (2011/2012) Assistant Director Capability, HQ Over the Last 10 Years: Director Royal Artillery replacing Colonel Mike Ross “Probably the best platform ever to see all the leading artillery guys exchange 2006 military expertise. It’s great for seeing Debut briefing by the Israeli Defence Force, Junghans showcase advancements in the future of artillery systems all in one Micro Electro Mechanical (MEM) Technology that later allow the creation of the space. You can ask questions and get European Course Correction Fuze and Jon Screyach, Lockheed Martin details an answer here, while also seeing developments on GMLRS, returning in 2011 as Conference Chairman. friends and networking.” Michael Becker, International Sales, 2005 Artillery, EADS First address by a Commanding General of Fort Sill, we welcome Major General David P. Valcourt. Subsequently his successors, Major General David C. Ralston, Major General “I believe, genuinely, it is the best Peter Vangjel and most recently Major General David Halverson in 2011 provide the US artillery conference in the world.” keynote briefing. Bob Preedy, Head of Artillery and Business Development, BAE Systems 2004 Major General Jonathan Bailey MBE delivers keynote address as Director General of “This is a meeting for serious Development and Doctrine, British Army, while Bob Preedy briefs on the, then new, professional field artillerymen to hear M777 - the gun later deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan with the US Army, USMC from FA leaders from around the and Canadian Army world…the only conference anywhere that achieves such a lofty goal” 2003 Major General (Ret’d) Lee Baxter, Smiths Detection, Former Chief of US A humble gathering of 70 delegates assemble for the first Future Artillery. Field Artillery Visit www.future-artillery.com for Additional Content, Articles and Event Updates 3
  4. 4. Precision Ammunition Pre-Conference Focus Day EXAMINING FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR PRECISION EFFECTS AND THE IMPACT ACROSS THE ENTIRE FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM Tuesday 27th March 2012 Rationale: Benefits of Attending: Acquiring increased levels of precision remains a top priority for artillery forces globally and a key area for Hear the latest advancements with PGMs, sustained long-term investment. Excalibur and Vulcano, plus compare solutions for With a number of active procurement programmes and exciting technological developments this unique ‘near-precision’ to ensure you are achieving the forum will bring together leading experts to examine the future direction of precision weaponry for most cost effective, high pay off munitions mix the artillery. Gain in-depth perspectives on how different nations are approaching procurement of precision Being the only forum dedicated to precision ammunition advancements for indirect fires, don’t miss the weapons in the immediate and long-term future opportunity to get fully up to date on the hottest developments across the industry including Network and share in discussions with subject insights on the Vulcano programme and Excalibur 1b. specialists and Programme Managers in this Key questions being debated include: interactive and intimate environment • How can you achieve the right mix of precision guided, conventional munitions and Smart weapons for Explore the future of precision capabilities across an effective yet affordable force? artillery and mortar weapon systems all in one • How close are we to a solution for 105mm precision? space • How significant is the cyber threat to precision weapons and what can be done to counter these Discover European military requirements for challenges? precision guided munitions to 2025 alongside • How can capabilities be developed to enable engagement of moving targets? global developments in precision capability 08.30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 12.00 ANALYSIS OF EUROPEAN PRECISION GUIDED AMMUNITION REQUIREMENTS TO 2025: EUROPEAN 09.00 CHAIR’S OPENING ADDRESS DEFENCE AGENCY STUDY • Overview of EDA’s role in developing European defence capabilities and 09.10 ASSESSING THE FUTURE PRECISION STRIKE scope of study REQUIREMENTS OF THE UK – DEVELOPING A SUITE OF • Evaluating European military requirements alongside global developments in CAPABILITIES TO ENGAGE A DIVERSE RANGE OF precision capability TARGETS AND MEET THE NEED TO REDUCE COLLATERAL • Preparing the Ammunition related European Defence Technological and DAMAGE Industrial Base to meet the European military requirements • Latest developments with the IFPA Programme • The road map and implementation plan for a European solution on precision- • The Fireshadow Loitering Munition Project – design developments and guided ammunition preparation for operational capability • Identifying pilot cooperative programs and prioritized areas for investment - Providing capability to attack stationary and moving targets • Key conclusions from the EDA study and plans for follow up collaborative - Development of the surveillance capability activities as a cost-effective long-term solution for advancing capabilities in - Achieving man-in-the-loop capability Europe - Improving sensor to shooter links Vassillis Tsiamis • Exploring the potential development of an Armed Tactical Unmanned Air Senior Officer Defence Industry, European Defence Agency Systems (ATUAS) to engage opportunity targets • Future considerations and requirements to achieve greater precision attack capabilities across fire support capabilities 12.35 TNO – PRESENTATION DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED • To come Colonel Richard Couzens • To come Assistant Head of Deep Target Attack Capability, UK MoD • To come • To come 09.45 ENABLING THE ARTILLERY TO DELIVER SELECTIVE AND DISCRIMINATIVE FIRES: LATEST UPDATES WITH 13.10 NETWORKING LUNCH VULCANO AND PRECISION STRIKE CAPABILITY FOR THE ITALIAN ARMY 14.10 EXAMINING PROGRESS WITH DEVELOPMENT AND • Overview of recent progress and developments with the 155mm Vulcano FIELDING OF THE NEW EXCALIBUR SHELL VERSION 1B • Exploiting the latest enabling technologies to support delivery of precision ENABLING HEIGHTENED RELIABILITY AND MORE effects AFFORDABLE PRECISION ENGAGEMENT • Increasing C4I Interoperability to support the introduction of PGMs into the • Advancement towards meeting the targets for low cost and greater reliability Italian artillery • Examining the key challenges with increasing affordability of the shells – how • Improving STA capabilities to ensure Fire Support Teams can accurately guide much reduction in cost is manageable in short to medium term? the latest precision weapons • Overview of project milestones and roadmap to 2014 fielding • Development of appropriate and operationally relevant Tactics, Training and • Future considerations for furthering precision effects across the fire support Procedures network • Long-term aspirations – enabling capability for moving target engagements Lieutenant Colonel Mike Milner Major General Paolo Ruggiero Excalibur Project Manager, Picatinny Arsenal, US Army Field Artillery School Commander, Italian Army 14.45 PANEL: EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF PRECISION STRIKE 10.20 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE CAPABILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO CAPITALISE ON If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at NEW TECHNOLOGIES +44 (0) 207 368 9348 • The central challenge for PGMs development – reducing cost • How close are we to a solution for 105 precision? 10.55 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING • Achieving greater accuracy with precision guidance kits for 105mm and 155mm • User requirements and development of precision capabilities for mortars 11.25 EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF THE PROLIFERATION OF • Exploiting ISR assets to compliment precision capability PRECISION WEAPONS ACROSS THE ARTILLERY FIRE • Assessing the cyber threat to precision weapons SUPPORT NETWORK Colonel Richard Couzens • Operational feedback from precision employment in Afghanistan – use of Assistant Head of Deep Target Attack Capability, UK MoD Bonus, GMLRS, Excalibur Major General Paolo Ruggiero • Developing supporting doctrine for use of precision weapons – where are the Field Artillery School Commander, Italian Army remaining challenges? Lieutenant Colonel Mike Milner • Joint and combined training challenges and for rapid and effective Excalibur Project Manager, Picatinny Arsenal, US Army employment of PGMs Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Fort • Future plans to enhance accuracy of artillery fire support Head of Doctrine Prospective Studies, Artillery School, French Army Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Fort Vassillis Tsiamis Head of Doctrine Prospective Studies, Artillery School, French Senior Officer Defence Industry, European Defence Agency Army 15.25 CHAIR CLOSING REMARKS 1530 END OF PRECISION AMMUNITION PRE-CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY4 Register early to secure best possible pricing! See back page for pricing details
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Main Conference Agenda-At-A-Glance Main Conference Day 1: WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH Main Conference Day 2: THURSDAY 29TH MARCH 08.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 08.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 09.00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS 08.30 CHAIRMAN’S DAY TWO WELCOME 09.10 THE EVOLVING STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF ARTILLERY FOR THE 08.40 PUTTING JOINT FIRES AT THE HEART OF THE ARTILLERY – ASSESSING FUTURE BATTLEFIELD: VISION FOR THE UK ROYAL ARTILLERY 2020+ FUTURE REQUIREMENTS TO ADVANCE AIR-LAND INTEGRATION AND Colonel John Musgrave, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal EFFECTIVE BATTLESPACE MANAGEMENT Artillery, British Army Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Commander Royal Artillery, British Army 09.40 DISCOVERING THE LATEST LESSONS LEARNED FROM OPERATION 09.10 ASSESSING FUTURE PRIORITIES FOR THE GERMAN ARTILLERY ENDURING FREEDOM AND THE FUTURE STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE US FOLLOWING RESTRUCTURING: INCREASING PRECISION CAPABILITY AND MARINE CORP PROGRESSING JOINT FIRES INTEGRATION Colonel Douglas Thomas, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Artillery Colonel Fiepko Koolman, Director of Future Requirements, Artillery School, Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corp German Army 10.10 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE 09.40 ENSURING STRATEGIC, OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL MOBILITY ON THE If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at +44 FUTURE INTEGRATED BATTLESPACE – NEXT STEPS IN THE (0) 207 368 9348 MODERNISATION OF THE CANADIAN ARTILLERY 10.40 ARTILLERY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING THE CAPABILITIES, Director of Artillery, Canadian Forces REQUIREMENTS AND ROLE OF THE ARTILLERY FOR THE FUTURE 10.10 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE BATTLEFIELD 2022+ If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at +44 Major General Paolo Ruggiero, Field Artillery School Commander, Italian Army (0) 207 368 9348 Colonel John Musgrave, Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal 10.40 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING Artillery, British Army Colonel Douglas Thomas, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Artillery 11.10 SWEDISH IN-DIRECT FIRES PROGRAMMES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corp Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, FMV Colonel Fiepko Koolman, Director of Future Requirements, Artillery School, and Major Stefan Hansson, Program Manager Indirect Fire, Swedish Armed German Army Forces HQ 11.10 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING 11.40 ***INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS*** 11.40 CREATING A WORLD LEADING FUTURE FIRES FORCE - US ARMY A. Managing the pressures on Forward Observers APPROACH TO TAKING FIREPOWER FORWARD OVER THE NEXT DECADE Led by: Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems Reserved for: Commanding General , Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort Sill, US Army Office, Swedish FMV 12.10 CAPITALISING ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE FORWARD B. Exploring Force Protection and Base ISTAR as a new capability for CAPABILITIES FOR THE ARTILLERY – THE FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR artillery forces PRECISION AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT Led by: Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Artillery, Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux, Program Executive Officer, PEO British Army Ammunition, US Army (pending final approval) C. Tackling the cyber and EW threat to artillery systems 12.40 FUTURE ARTILLERY TARGETING, LAUNCH SYSTEMS AND MUNITIONS Led by: Major Dwayne Hynes, Future Artillery Threat Integration Staff Officer, REQUIREMENTS Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army Scott Arnold, Vice President, Precision Fires, Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire D. Advancing air land integration for effective delivery of joint fires Control and Lee Flake, EQ-36 Program Director, Lockheed Martin MS2 Radar Led by: Speaker to be confirmed Systems E. Achieving pinpoint accuracy in target acquisition to support the use of precision weapons STREAM A: EXPLORING THE STREAM B: MANAGING THE Led by: Colonel Douglas Thomas, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps FUTURE OF ARTILLERY 2022+ PRESSURES ON FORWARD Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corp OBSERVERS TO SUPPORT HIGHLY ACCURATE TARGET ACQUISITION 12.40 NETWORKING LUNCH14.40 ANALYSING THE FUTURE THREAT ADVANCING ISTAR CAPABILITIES 14.10 CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS ENVIRONMENT AND EVOLVING IN THE GERMAN ARMY TO Round-table facilitators OPERATIONAL DEMANDS TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF STREAM C: LIGHTWEIGHT AND MOBILE STREAM D: JOINT FIRES AND AIR- ENSURE PREPAREDNESS FOR THE PRECISION FIRES FIREPOWER – EXPLORING LAND INTEGRATION BATTLEFIELD OF 2022+ Lieutenant Colonel Georg Major Dwayne Hynes, Future Neuhaus, ISR Branch, German REQUIREMENTS FOR 120MM MORTARS Artillery Threat Integration Staff Army AND A POSSIBLE 105MM RESURGENCE Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff 14.40 PANEL: ASSESSING SOLUTIONS TO MEETING THE DEMANDS OF for Intelligence, US Army MEET WIDESPREAD ADVANCING JOINT OPERATIONS:15.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: STRIKING THE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTLESPACE MANAGEMENT BALANCE BETWEEN MAINTAINING SESSION AVAILABLE LIGHTWEIGHT AND MOBILE AND DIGITAL CAS TRADITIONAL ARTILLERY SKILLS If you are interested in sponsoring FIREPOWER THAT MAINTAINS Wing Commander Andrew Bolt, AND EFFECTIVELY MEETING THE this session please call Yousuf Malik RANGE AND LETHALITY SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air COMPLEX DEMANDS OF COIN OPS at +44 (0) 207 368 9348 Lieutenant Colonel Rienk Land Organisation (JALO), UK MoD Brigadier Richard Haldenby, Sijbrandi, Chief Combat Support, Commander Royal Artillery, British Land Requirements, Directorate Army Operational Policy, Requirements Colonel Ernesto Evangelista Jr, Plans, Netherlands MoD Deputy Commander of Combat and Jozef Žufka, Director General, Service Support Brigade, Philippine Armaments Directorate, Slovakian Marine Corps Army Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Fort, Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Doctrine Prospective Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, Studies, Artillery School, French Army FMV15.40 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION ANALYSING THE CHALLENGES 15.10 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION EXAMINING JOINT FIRES AVAILABLE FACING FORWARD OBSERVERS – AVAILABLE INITIATIVES OF THE NEW If you are interested in sponsoring OPERATIONAL FEEDBACK OF If you are interested in sponsoring this ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE TO this session please call Yousuf Malik THE FIRESTORM KIT AND session please call Yousuf Malik at ENSURE RAPID, HIGHLY at +44 (0) 207 368 9348 FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS FOR +44 (0) 207 368 9348 ACCURATE ENGAGEMENT OF BRINGING INTO THE CORE TARGETS Deep Target Attack, UK MoD Lieutenant Colonel Nick Gillard, Military Advisor and former16.10 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING Commanding Officer 16 Field16.40 EXAMINING THE NETHERLANDS VISION ON FUTURE FIRE SUPPORT Regiment, Royal New Zealand DEVELOPMENTS Army Lieutenant Colonel Rienk Sijbrandi, Chief Combat Support, Land Requirements, Directorate Operational Policy, Requirements Plans, 15.40 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING Netherlands MoD and Lieutenant Colonel Marcel Weerd, Chief Plans and 16.10 BUILDING ARTILLERY CAPABILITIES OF THE IRAQI DEFENCE FORCE: Policy Branch, Royal Netherlands Army IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENTS AND FUTURE VISION17.10 UPDATING ARTILLERY TO MEET EMERGING REQUIREMENTS: ZUZANA Brigadier Assad, Iraq Artillery School, Iraqi Defense Force, (pending final UPGRADES TO IMPROVE FIREPOWER FOR THE SLOVAKIAN ARMY approval) Jozef Žufka, Director General, Armaments Directorate, Slovakian Army 16.40 UPDATING ARTILLERY CAPABILITY TO EXTEND RANGE AND IMPROVE17.40 IMPROVING TRAINING TO RESPOND TO THE CONTEMPORARY MOBILITY: ASSESSING OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE THREAT ENVIRONMENT: PHILIPPINE MARINE CORPS EXPERIENCE PHILIPPINE ARTILLERY Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Almoite, Artillery Commander, Philippine Brigadier General Pedro P. Biasbas, Commander, Army Artillery Regiment, Marine Corps Philippine Armed Forces (pending final approval)18.10 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING ADDRESS AND END OF DAY ONE 17.10 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING ADDRESS AND END OF CONFERENCE19.00 10th ANNIVERSARY FUTURE ARTILLERY GALA DINNER 17.20 END OF CONFERENCE Further details for the dinner can be found on the conference website 5
  6. 6. Main Conference Day One Wednesday 28th March 2012 08.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 10.40 ARTILLERY LEADERS PANEL DISCUSSION: EXPLORING THE CAPABILITIES, REQUIREMENTS AND ROLE OF THE 09.00 CHAIRMAN’S OPENING ADDRESS ARTILLERY FOR THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD 2022+ • Reflecting on 10 years of engagement in COIN operations – how far should 09.10 THE EVOLVING STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF ARTILLERY there been a shift back to focusing on Full Spectrum Operations? FOR THE FUTURE BATTLEFIELD: VISION FOR THE UK • Assessing requirements for operations in complex environments and the ROYAL ARTILLERY 2020+ future role of indirect fire in an era of constrained collateral damage • Insight into shifting priorities on current operations and how this is • Is there a need for less than lethal munitions when operating in a cluttered continuing to shape equipment programmes and TTPs environment? • UK perspective on the ‘Future Character of Conflict’ and implications for • Assessing future threat scenarios and the impact on investment priorities artillery forces • The growing use of artillery forces in ISTAR – how is this likely to evolve? • Assessing key areas of investment over the next 5-10 years – rebalancing • What is the role of networking in the future of Fires? strike with STA capabilities • Blue-sky thinking - Desired capabilities and technologies for the future • Aspirations for the Royal Artillery – how can these be managed in the Major General Paolo Ruggiero present economic environment? Field Artillery School Commander, Italian Army Colonel John Musgrave Colonel John Musgrave Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army Assistant Director Capability, HQ Director Royal Artillery, British Army Colonel Douglas Thomas 09.40 DISCOVERING THE LATEST LESSONS LEARNED FROM Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND THE FUTURE US Marine Corp STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE US MARINE CORP Colonel Fiepko Koolman • Insight into recent missions and lessons learned Director of Future Requirements, Artillery School, German Army • Task organisation in the OEF campaign • Successfully employing precision weapons – operational realities 11.10 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING • Plans for artillery reorganization • Assessing the future strategic vision 11.40 CREATING A WORLD LEADING FUTURE FIRES FORCE - US - Operationally driven change ARMY APPROACH TO TAKING FIREPOWER FORWARD - Fiscally driven change OVER THE NEXT DECADE • Current requirements of the US field artillery directing investment strategy Colonel Douglas Thomas • Budget realities and the impact on the future fires force organisation, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US doctrine and equipment Marine Corp • Enabling improved future joint and combined warfighting About the speaker: Colonel Douglas P. Thomas assumed command of the • Potential nature of future conflicts and the role of the artillery United States Marine Corps Artillery Detachment, Fort Sill, OK on 30 June 2011. - Where is the right balance between preparing gunners for COIN ops vs In his early career he served as a Forward Observer, Liaison Officer, Fire Direction Full Spectrum Operations? Officer, and Guns Platoon Commander. In January 2003 he assumed duties as • Long-term goals – what shape is the future fires force likely to take? Commanding Officer, 2d MEB Headquarters Group and deployed with the Reserved for: Commanding General , Fires Centre of Excellence, Fort MEB/Task Force TARAWA in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and Sill, US Army IRAQI FREEDOM.From May 2005 to May 2006 Colonel Thomas served as the Commanding Officer of 2d Battalion, 10th Marines, before assuming command 12.10 CAPITALISING ON THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE of the 10th Marine Regiment in June 2007. From July 2009, remaining at Camp FORWARD CAPABILITIES FOR THE ARTILLERY – THE Lejeune, he was assigned as the Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations East. FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR PRECISION AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT 10.10 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE • Mapping recent milestones in ammunition capability development If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at • Assessing future innovations and new technologies impacting precision +44 (0) 207 368 9348 munitions developments • Achieving the right mix of precision guided, conventional munitions and smart weapons to meet the demands of the current fight and potential This conference gives us the opportunity to future theatres share ideas and figure out how everybody is • Balancing budgets, RD and capability – where are the most important areas for long-term investment? attacking the same problems and coming up Brigadier General Jonathan A Maddux with solutions.” Program Executive Officer, PEO Ammunition, US Army Colonel Anthony Johnson (Pending Final Approval) 12.40 FUTURE ARTILLERY TARGETING, LAUNCH SYSTEMS AND MUNITIONS REQUIREMENTS “Good mix of industry military. Great Scott Arnold Vice President, Precision Fires, Lockheed Martin Missiles Fire Control networking” and Lee Flake, EQ-36 Program Director, Lockheed Martin MS2 Vijay Srinivas, SRCTec, Inc. Radar Systems 13.10 NETWORKING LUNCH xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx6 Sponsors:
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Main Conference Day One Wednesday 28th March 2012 STREAM A: STREAM B: MANAGING THE PRESSURES ON FORWARD EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF ARTILLERY 2022+ OBSERVERS TO SUPPORT HIGHLY ACCURATE TARGET ACQUISITION14.40 ANALYSING THE FUTURE THREAT ENVIRONMENT AND ADVANCING ISTAR CAPABILITIES IN THE GERMAN ARMY EVOLVING OPERATIONAL DEMANDS TO ENSURE TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF PRECISION FIRES PREPAREDNESS FOR THE BATTLEFIELD OF 2022+ • A new role for forward observer/joint fire support team • Mapping current trends and projections for the operational environment • Experience in Afghanistan and how this is shaping priorities • Exploring global factors fueling instability • Existing assets available for FO/JFST to identify and communicate targeting • Considerations for artillery development in managing increased prevalence of information urban, complex and dispersed operations • Mapping the central requirements for an JFST kit to meet UORs in current • What threats exist that compromise our systems and munitions and how may operations we prevent them from stopping our effective employment? • Building up comparative STA capabilities with increased precision capability • Impact of the cyber threat on artillery operations Lieutenant Colonel Georg Neuhaus • Future target set considerations and scenarios ISR Branch, German Army Major Dwayne Hynes, Future Artillery Threat Integration Staff Officer, About the speaker: Georg Neuhaus is an Artillery Officer with 33 years Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army service. He served in the tube, rocket and reconnaissance artillery. About the speaker: Since January 2006, Mr. Hynes has served as a Policy Analyst Commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer, LTC Neuhaus was and Threat Integration Staff Officer working at Headquarters, Department of the assigned to the Development Division of German Army Office Army for the Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence. (Heeresamt) in 1997 where he is responsible for the airborne reconnaissance. In this time all German UAV systems like MIKADO (Micro-UAV), ALADIN (Mini-UAV), As policy analyst, he oversees Army intelligence policy relating to the support of LUNA and KZO were developed and fielded. capability development programs, primarily major defense acquisition programs. As a threat integration staff officer, Mr. Hynes manages the threat requirements process for program offices and oversees production of system threat assessment reports and threat support packages for test events. He specializes in artillery developments worldwide, future operational threat environment, and improvised explosive devices.15.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: STRIKING THE BALANCE BETWEEN MAINTAINING TRADITIONAL ARTILLERY SKILLS AND EFFECTIVELY MEETING THE COMPLEX DEMANDS OF COIN OPS • Reality of current roles and mission demands – the experience from Iraq and Afghanistan • Efforts to restore field artillery indirect fires technical skills • How much investment and resource can feasibly be provided for cultivating traditional skills? • Creating an effective training mix of live fire and simulation INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE • Capitalising on theatre lessons learned to assist the field artillery community in If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik preparing for future full spectrum operations at +44 (0) 207 368 9348 • Projecting the skills mix needed for the future battlefield to meet the diverse roles of artillery forces Brigadier Richard Haldenby Commander Royal Artillery, British Army Colonel Ernesto Evangelista Jr Commander, Marine Field Artillery Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Fort Head of Doctrine Prospective Studies, Artillery School, French Army15.40 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at +44 (0) 207 368 934816.10 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING 17.10 UPDATING ARTILLERY TO MEET EMERGING REQUIREMENTS: ZUZANA UPGRADES TO IMPROVE16.40 EXAMINING THE NETHERLANDS VISION ON FUTURE FIRE FIREPOWER FOR THE SLOVAKIAN ARMY SUPPORT DEVELOPMENTS • Requirements behind the upgraded version of the Zuzana howitzer • To come • Enabling targets to be engaged at longer ranges • To come • Providing high levels of accuracy to ensure minimum collateral damage and • To come ability to engagement in urban settings • To come • Insight into testing results with Zuzana 2 and timelines for operational • To come capability • To come • Long-term vision for capability development • To come Jozef Žufka • To come Director General, Armaments Directorate, Slovakian Army • To come • To come • To come 17.40 IMPROVING TRAINING TO RESPOND TO THE • To come CONTEMPORARY THREAT ENVIRONMENT: PHILIPPINE • To come MARINE CORPS EXPERIENCE • Insight into TTPs in the combat and service support brigade • To come • Evaluating mission types and operational demands of today and tomorrow • To come - How is this shaping training requirements? • To come • Key training challenges and priorities – how much live firing is feasible as • To come opposed to simulation solutions? • To come • Development of future doctrine and strategy Lieutenant Colonel Rienk Sijbrandi, Chief Combat Support, Land Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Almoite Requirements, Directorate Operational Policy, Requirements Plans, Artillery Commander, Philippine Marine Corps Netherlands MoD and Lieutenant Colonel Marcel Weerd, Chief Plans and Policy Branch, Royal Netherlands Army 18.10 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING ADDRESS AND END OF DAY ONE 19.00 10TH ANNIVERSARY FUTURE ARTILLERY GALA DINNER Further details for the dinner can be found on the conference website: www.future-artillery.com Media Partners: 7
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Main Conference Day Two Thursday 29th March 2012 08.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE 11.10 SWEDISH IN-DIRECT FIRES PROGRAMMES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW 08.30 CHAIRMAN’S DAY TWO WELCOME • The Indirect Fire cooperation with Norway, the first 5 years and onwards • Mortar upgrade program 08.40 PUTTING JOINT FIRES AT THE HEART OF THE ARTILLERY – • 120 mm Future Mortar Unit ASSESSING FUTURE REQUIREMENTS TO ADVANCE AIR- • 155 mm artillery system ARCHER LAND INTEGRATION AND EFFECTIVE BATTLESPACE • Mortar and Artillery ammunition MANAGEMENT • Sensors, Forward Observers and FACs • Current efforts in the Royal Artillery to develop effective joint fires • Arthur upgrade program • Meeting the challenge of providing operationally relevant and affordable Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire Systems training Office, FMV and Major Stefan Hansson, Program Manager Indirect • How can the successes of Exercise Flying Rhino be rolled into a sustained Fire, Swedish Armed Forces HQ strategy for multi-national joint fires training initiatives • Exploiting new technologies to support battlespace management – assessing equipment solutions 11.40 ***INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS*** You can participate in 2 of the round-table discussions, New • Examining the impact of delivering precision fires and meeting the each lasting for 30 minutes. for consequent ISTAR demands on how air and land operate together The rotation for your second choice will take place 12.10 2012 • Proposals for the future Brigadier Richard Haldenby A Managing the pressures on Forward Observers • Core requirements for Forward Observer kits Commander Royal Artillery, British Army • Exploiting advancements in surveillance and target acquisition systems to assist FO and FACs 09.10 ASSESSING FUTURE PRIORITIES FOR THE GERMAN • Joint FO/FAC training requirements ARTILLERY FOLLOWING RESTRUCTURING: INCREASING PRECISION CAPABILITY AND PROGRESSING JOINT FIRES Led by: Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin, Head of Indirect Fire INTEGRATION Systems Office, Swedish FMV • Recent developments following the release of restructuring plans – how will this shape the artillery in the immediate and long-term? Exploring Force Protection and Base ISTAR as a new capability for • Increasing precision of the artillery – current challenges, requirements and B artillery forces programmes • Joining sense and warn capabilities with effectors for a persistent security • Germany’s Joint Fires Programme – exploring doctrine, training and effect equipment challenges • Necessary steps to progress Base ISTAR and force protection capability? • The vision for artillery forces 2022+ - future threats, impact of new • How is the ISTAR role for artillery forces likely to evolve? technology and the role of the artillery Led by: Major Martin Smith, SO2 ISTAR, Capability Branch, Royal Colonel Fiepko Koolman Artillery, British Army Director of Future Requirements, Artillery School, German Army C Tackling the cyber and EW threat to artillery systems 09.40 ENSURING STRATEGIC, OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL • What is the current threat? How is it likely to evolve? MOBILITY ON THE FUTURE INTEGRATED BATTLESPACE – • Considerations for increased use of UAVs and the EW threat NEXT STEPS IN THE MODERNISATION OF THE CANADIAN • Providing protection against cyber attacks on precision guided weapons ARTILLERY Led by: Major Dwayne Hynes, Future Artillery Threat Integration • Update on implementation of lessons learned from Afghanistan influencing Staff Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army future thinking, plans and policies • Generating capabilities fit for current COIN operations and potential future D Advancing air land integration for effective delivery of joint fires threats • Assessing the remaining challenges integrating air and land assets - Managing the challenges of dispersed operations in a complex and • What is the role of networking in the future of Fires? uncertain operational environment • Progress with increasing integration and linking all sensors to all shooters for Led by: To come, To come To come To come To come To come To come To come rapid and highly accurate engagement of targets To come, To come • Assessing CRAM and air defence capability in the artillery – long-term plans and approach in Canada Achieving pinpoint accuracy in target acquisition to support the E use of precision weapons Director of Artillery • What are the barriers to achieving precision in target acquisition? Canadian Forces • Assessing the range of precise geo-spatial solutions currently available • Exploring future operational requirements for target acquisition 10.10 INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik at Led by: Colonel Douglas Thomas, Commanding Officer, Marine +44 (0) 207 368 9348 Corps Artillery Detachment Fort Sill, US Marine Corp 10.40 MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING 12.40 NETWORKING LUNCH 14.10 CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSIONS Round-table facilitators xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx8 Register early to secure best possible pricing! See back page for pricing details
  9. 9. Main Conference Day Two Thursday 29th March 2012 STREAM C: LIGHTWEIGHT AND MOBILE FIREPOWER – EXPLORING REQUIREMENTS STREAM D: JOINT FIRES AND AIR-LAND INTEGRATION FOR 120MM MORTARS AND A POSSIBLE 105MM RESURGENCE14.40 PANEL: ASSESSING SOLUTIONS TO MEET WIDESPREAD MEETING THE DEMANDS OF ADVANCING JOINT REQUIREMENTS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT AND MOBILE OPERATIONS: BATTLESPACE MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL FIREPOWER THAT MAINTAINS RANGE AND LETHALITY CAS • Evaluating trade-offs across in-direct fire support assets – pros and cons of • Insight into the current operational scenarios and capabilities of UK deployed 120mm vs light guns forces • Does a 120mm provide enough firepower? • Assessing progress with Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) to ensure • How feasible is the resurgence of the 105mm? accurate and rapid exchange of targeting information • Technological developments to reduce the weight of current howitzers • What about the human factors? Can a JFO / FAC / JTAC type and run? • Striking the right balance between weight, range and lethality • Managing the issue of non-interoperable technologies • Future operating environments – managing joint fires in urban and complex Lieutenant Colonel Rienk Sijbrandi terrains Chief Combat Support, Land Requirements, Directorate Operational • Future roadmap for development of air-land integration in the UK Policy, Requirements Plans, Netherlands MoD Jozef Žufka, Director General, Armaments Directorate Wing Commander Andrew Bolt Slovakian Army SO1 Equipment Capability, Joint Air Land Organisation (JALO), UK MoD Lieutenant Colonel Joakim Lewin About the speaker: Andy has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as an Engineer Officer Head of Indirect Fire Systems Office, FMV in the Royal Air Force with operational experience as Chief CJ6 Ops and Plans at HQ ISAF Joint Command and previously in Information Operations. In UK MoD, he was the operational representative for a number of air support related special projects and has served at the NATO Joint Force Commands in Naples and Brunssum. He has also commanded the Expeditionary Radar and Airfield Squadron during operations in Iraq and has experience in space operations, training, MoD policy as well as joint, air and tactical communications15.10 EXAMINING JOINT FIRES INITIATIVES OF THE NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE TO ENSURE RAPID, HIGHLY ACCURATE ENGAGEMENT OF TARGETS • Overcoming the challenge of providing sufficient joint fires training with multi- national partners • Lessons learned from Exercise Willoh enabling Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Joint Fires Observers(JFO) to train with fast air assets • Wider force development to support air land integration – doctrine, strategy and equipment requirements • Update of the relevant equipment programmes and delivery timescales INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE SESSION AVAILABLE Lieutenant Colonel Nick Gillard, Military Advisor and former If you are interested in sponsoring this session please call Yousuf Malik Commanding Officer 16 Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Army at +44 (0) 207 368 9348 About the speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Nick Gillard deployed to Operation LODESTAR, Stabilisation Force, Bosnia in 1997 as the Staff Officer Grade Three Artillery Plans and Targeting and awarded a Joint Commander’s Commendation. On return, he held the appointments of Adjutant and Battery Commander, where he was promoted to the rank of Major in May 2000. In November 2000 he deployed with the third New Zealand Battalion Group to East Timor as a Company Commander. Later in 2005, on promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, he assumed the appointment of Assistant Inspector General Army General Staff, Wellington, before becoming Commanding Officer, 16 Field Regiment RNZA in Dec 2006. In February 2009 he deployed with TG CRIB 14 to Afghanistan as the Commanding Officer, Provincial Reconstruction Team Bamyan.15.40 AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING 16.40 UPDATING ARTILLERY CAPABILITY TO EXTEND RANGE AND IMPROVE MOBILITY: ASSESSING OPERATIONAL16.10 BUILDING ARTILLERY CAPABILITIES OF THE IRAQI DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PHILIPPINE ARTILLERY FORCE: IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENTS AND FUTURE VISION • Key operational requirements impacting future modernisation strategy • To come • Analysing upcoming developments with the Capability Upgrade Programme • To come (CUP) • To come • Evaluating the success of current systems • To come • Insight into upgrade plans of in-service assets to extend range and accuracy • To come • Introducing lighter systems to reduce weight and improve deployability • To come • Timelines and future goals • To come Brigadier General Pedro P. Biasbas, Commander, Army Artillery • To come Regiment, Philippine Armed Forces (pending final approval) • To come Brigadier Assad, Iraq Artillery School, Iraqi Defense Force 17.10 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING ADDRESS AND END OF (Pending Final Approval) CONFERENCE “A good spread of expertise and industry across the indirect fire technologies and developments.” Bob Preety, BAE Global Combat Systems-Weapons “The event was very valuable allowing us to interact with International customers.” Randell Richmond, Thales Raytheon Systems Visit www.Future-Artillery.com for Additional Content, Articles and Event Updates 9

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