Agenda Day 1
8:20 AM - 8:50 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS AND PLENARY SESSIONS
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST NATION ADDRESS: DEVELOPING THE BRITISH ARMY’S INDIRECT FIRE CAPABILITY INTO 2030 AND BEYOND
· What are the strategic priorities for the Royal Artillery and how are the subsequent capability requirements going to be met?
· An update on timelines for the creation of the British Army’s two new Strike Brigades; how are they going to be equipped? Will they each be equipped with a new artillery system?
· Moving towards 2030 and beyond, how will the British Army maintain current indirect fire support capability with the AS90s expected to end their service life in 2023?
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM INDUSTRY KEYNOTE SESSION: LOCKHEED MARTIN
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM DEU-NLD COOPERATION AND INTEROPERABILITY IN THE FIELD OF JOINT FIRES
· Understanding the intent and strategic priorities of the DEU-NLD binational Fire Support unit
· Common Joint Fire Support training: examining the challenges, obstacles and successes met so far
· How is interoperability going to be achieved in areas such as: common logistic support, common doctrine on land warfare, cooperation in Electronic Warfare and NLD participation in DEU division staffs
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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
· How will our renewed focus on digital sustainment training and enhanced institutional training on the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AF-ATDS), enhance the Fires cell’s ability to leverage a real-time, three dimensional airspace clearance tool?
· How far has the Field Artillery School’s syllabus and training doctrine adapted as a reaction to the Russian annexation of Crimea?
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM INDUSTRY SESSION: ORBITAL ATK
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM OUTLINING THE ITALIAN ARMY’S PROGRAMME OF DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT
· Examining the current role that indirect fire support plays in Italian peacekeeping operations
· How far do the capabilities currently held by the Artillery Command meet current and predicted future mission requirements?
· How far will the planned procurement of 5 more sets of LINAPS on-gun artillery digitisation systems go towards enhancing Italian navigation, pointing and weapon management?
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00 PM - 2:30 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
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM INDUSTRY SESSION: SAAB
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IN ACHIEVING FUTURE ARTILLERY FIREPOWER: A FINNISH VIEW
· How will future mobile artillery acquisitions – which include a new 155mm, self propelled howitzer - fill capability gaps for the Finnish Army?
· How will the ammunition needs of the new system be met?
· Latest insight into the potential joint artillery procurement tender with the Estonian Defence Forces
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
4:00 PM - NaN:NaN AM INDUSTRY SESSION: NAMMO
4:30 PM - 5:10 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: EXAMINING THE FUTURE ROLE OF FIELD ARTILLERY
This panel discussion is designed to examine predictions around the kinds of targets which will likely need to be engaged - and the subsequent kinds of ammunition that will be employed moving towards 2030 - helping you to budget effectively, to examine your CONOPS and to understand the operational priorities of your allies.
· What type of targets will likely need to be engaged? What types of ammunition and weapon systems should we prioritise?
· How far should investment be made into digital interfaces for streamlining calls for fire in a coalition operating environment?
· What areas are we able to improve for achieving greater interoperability between nations in the joint fires realm?
5:20 PM - NaN:NaN AM INDUSTRY SESSION: ESG
5:40 PM - 6:10 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM DRINKS RECEPTION
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM THE 14TH ANNUAL FUTURE ARTILLERY GALA DINNER AT THE HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY
Our proud return to The Honourable Artillery Company, one of the world’s most historic and beautiful artillery venues.
The annual Future Artillery Gala Dinner is one of the key conference highlights each year. The dinner is the ideal way to conclude the first day of the main conference, joining your new contacts and old acquaintances for drinks and dinner in the dramatic surroundings of the Honourable Artillery Company’s Armoury House.
The beautiful grade II listed building is located in central London and has been home to the Honourable Artillery Company since 1735. The dinner is held in the Long Room, which retains several eighteenth-century features, such as the royal Coat of Arms and Regimental Coat of Arms. On the walls are portraits of Captains-General and of other notable members of the Company.
Regiments of the Company have fought with distinction in both World Wars and its current regiment, which forms part of the Territorial Army, has a demanding and exciting role as part of the Allie Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps.
Join your colleagues, friends and peers for the perfect conclusion to the first day of conference in one of the most historic artillery venues in the world.