14 - 16 May, 2018
Stamford Bridge, London, UK

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

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS