13 - 15 May, 2019
Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Conference Day Two

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 ADDRESS: FUTURE UK JOINT EFFECTS CAPABILITY


9:40 am - 10:20 am INCREASING PRECISION, REDUCING THE BURDEN




11:00 am - 11:40 am FRENCH ARTILLERY: LESSONS LEARNED FROM RECENT AND CURRENT OPERATIONS & DEFINING THE WAY FORWARD

Brigadier General Michel Ledanseur - Commandant, School of Artillery, French Army
•    Arty and Air Power today
•    Insights and lessons learnt from French operations in the Middle East and Africa
•    Transitioning away from COIN: range considerations, training, and network protection for peer conflict

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Brigadier General Michel Ledanseur

Commandant, School of Artillery
French Army

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:00 am - 10:30 am STRONG, SECURE, ENGAGED: CANADIAN ARMY MODERNIZATION

Colonel J.M.A. (Marc) LaFortune - Director of Artillery, Canadian Armed Forces
•    The Strong, Secure, Engaged policy and the core modernization priorities for the Canadian Army today
•    The implications for the Army’s Artillery Force
•    Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP)

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Colonel J.M.A. (Marc) LaFortune

Director of Artillery
Canadian Armed Forces

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm ARTILLERY SOLUTIONS FOR MODERN WARFARE


12:00 pm - 12:30 pm THE FUTURE OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY'S ARTILLERY


12:20 pm - 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ENGAGING TARGETS IN DEGRADED OR DENIED ENVIRONMENTS

•    How is the Army training to engage poorly located/moving hard targets in a gps degraded/denied environment?
•    155mm Artillery Ammunition modernization programme
•    Opportunities for closer integration of weapons systems and sensors with allies in Europe

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY



•    Defining the right mix of land fires to support light, medium and heavy forces across a range of operations
•    Integration, interoperability and inter-changeability across NATO forces
•    Review of ISTAR capability across the Spanish Army

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Lieutenant Colonel Felix Sanchez Lailla

Chief Instructor of Field Artillery & Spanish Representative to ISG IF (NAAG, NATO)
Spanish Army

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm SWEDISH FIRES & LONG RANGE SURVEILLANCE ENHANCEMENT

Lieutenant Colonel Niklas Edelsvärd - CO, Artillery School,, Swedish Armed Forces
•    Training and equipping Sweden’s artillery forces for new threats
•    Giraffe 4a radar and Arthur system acquisition: what does this offer Swedish Army capability?
•    Allied joint fires and Close Air Support exercises


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Lieutenant Colonel Niklas Edelsvärd

CO, Artillery School,
Swedish Armed Forces

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm WEAPON LOCATING RADAR FOR MANOEUVRE WARFARE





4:00 pm - 4:40 pm SMART DEFENCE: HOW CAN THE ARMY WORK WITH INDUSTRY TO DELIVER CAPABILITY MORE EFFECTIVELY?

·         Organisational culture and strategic thinking in Army programme offices today
·         How can the Army work with Industry more effectively, so that they can enhance capability rather than simply replace it?
·         Cost-informed requirement setting through the prism of munitions purchases
  • Thoughts on standardisation and mutual frameworks for munitions development

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS & END OF DAY TWO