CONFERENCE DAY 2
8:15 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE
8:45 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS
9:00 am - 9:40 am HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS
9:40 am - 10:20 am SUPPORTING THE US ARMY’S FIELD ARTILLERY MISSION BY TRAINING SOLDIERS, OFFICERS AND MARINES, IN TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE USE OF FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN COMBAT
· Training approximately 9000 soldiers per year and providing realistic, tailor-made training solutions to U.S. and partner-nation units and leaders
· Supporting collective training of lessons learned on todays battlefields by maintaining a professional conversation with Soldiers and Marines in the field
10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING
11:00 am - 11:40 am COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IN ACHIEVING FUTURE ARTILLERY FIREPOWER: A FINNISH VIEW
· Examining capability enhancements the Finnish SPG Programme delivers (48 K9 Thunder systems).
· Considerations for situational awareness, digital fires, massing fires, engaging different types of targets and wide area coverage
· Focusing on maneuverability & survivability and the ability to provide fire support at all times
· Outlining current cooperation with Estonia; current achievements, status and challenges
11:40 am - 12:20 pm FRENCH ARTILLERY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM RECENT AND CURRENT OPERATIONS
· Overview of current French artillery capability and future plans moving towards 2035
· Examining experience in recent operations including Afghanistan, Mali and Sahel and Iraq
· Considering logistical factors towards ensuring a seamless supply chain for forward operations
12:20 pm - 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
1:20 pm - 2:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: TRANSITION TO PRECISION – EVALUATING THE ARGUMENTS FOR PGM
· What types of targets will likely need to be engaged?
· What types of ammunition and launch systems should we prioritise?
· Weapon system assurance: Examining the potential threat implications of using precision guided munitions in a digitised battlespace?
- Will the adoption of PGM fundamentally alter the established purpose and employment of indirect fire?
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm DELIVERING THE NEXT GENERATION ADVANCED ARTILLERY CAPABILITY FOR THE ISRAEL DEFENCE FORCES
· Outlining the strategic goal for the IDF’s C4I systems
· Strengthening cyber defence through the launch of a Joint Cyber Command to further integrate defensive capabilities
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm THE FUTURE OF DANISH FIRE SUPPORT: MODERNISATION, ACQUISITION AND STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
· Examining key acquisition projects for delivering enhanced fire support capability and how the army expects to equip future systems
· Danish Fire Support capabilities and future development, including the replacement of the 155mm M109A3
· Understanding Danish key strategic priorities and how replacing the 105mm M109A3 will help ensure mission requirements are met
4:00 pm - 4:40 pm OUTLINING CURRENT AND FUTURE CAPABILITY PLANS FOR BELGIAN ARTILLERY
· Examination of current inventory and feedback from recent operations
· Potential procurement of 155 mm CAESAR artillery systems