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Agenda Day 2

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: INTRODUCTION TO THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF ARTILLERY

· Overview of the organisational structure of the Royal School of Artillery - which contains three instructional branches; Strike Integrate Branch, Find-Protect Branch and Artillery Command Systems (ACS)
· Training recruits to the Royal Artillery in surveillance, gunnery, air defence, and signals whilst also providing frequent refresher courses to trained soldiers – enabling British Fires to tackle a modern threat

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM INDUSTRY KEYNOTE SESSION: ROCKWELL COLLINS

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM HOW IS THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY GOING TO REMAIN FLEXIBLE, SCALABLE, AND RETAIN THE ABILITY TO TASK-TAILOR ITS CAPABILITIES TO CURRENT AND FUTURE MISSION REQUIREMENTS

· Examining the future planned capabilities of the Royal Canadian Artillery
· Working towards reducing the time it takes to link the “sensor to shooter” and master our ability to shoot, move and communicate
· Lessons learned from the deployment of the M777 in Afghanistan

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM THE GLOBAL NATURE OF THE 10TH MARINE REGIMENT'S MISSION AND THE COMPLEXITIES OF EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS: PERSPECTIVE FROM THE COMMANDER

· Using organic indirect fire assets while coordinating both lethal and non-lethal fires in order to suppress, neutralise or destroy the enemy
· Insight and lessons learned into exercise Arrowhead Thunder
· Examining the 10th Marine regiments fire support capability relative to current and potential future expeditionary mission requirements

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM INDUSTRY SESSION

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EXAMINING KOREA’S ARTILLERY PORTFOLIO AND FUTURE INVESTMENT

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM C4I IN THE FIELD ARTILLERY: DELIVERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF 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
· How artillery will provide strategic capability for Israel

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM INDUSTRY SESSION: IAI ELTA

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM MODERNISATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN THE CZECH ARMY: ENHANCING CAPABILITY TO FACE THE MODERN THREAT

· An overview of the current status and capacity of joint fire support in the Czech Armed Forces
· Enhancing the capabilities of Forward Observers for both mortar and artillery systems; how far will the recent procurement of eight Iron Dome radars go towards achieving the required capability?
· Examining the planned progression of Czech Army JFS doctrine, training and material towards 2030

8:00 AM - AM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM MODERNISATION AND INTEGRATION OF ROMANIAN ARTILLERY - AS AN INDIVIDUAL NATION AND AS PART OF THE NATO COLLECTIVE FORCE

· Operating the Romanian native-made, highly mobile, multiple rocket launcher which has been used operationally in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Iraq
· What is the planned future for Romanian artillery?

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM A FORGOTTEN CAPABILITY: EXAMINING FRENCH COUNTER-BATTERY PROFICIENCY TO COUNTER THE MODERN AND FULLY-INTEGRATED EASTERN THREAT

· Considering the French Army’s current operational counter-battery capability and lessons learned in Afghanistan
· Why we need to reassess and revise both counter-battery doctrine and equipment for dealing with the modern threat
· Enhancing the French Army’s long-range radar capability for improved fire support trajectories and targeting

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM SPANISH ARTILLERY FROM 2017 TO 2030 AND BEYOND

· A summative overview of current Spanish artillery capacity
· How will the planned delivery of 4 ARTHUR Mortar-Locating Radars and 24 ARTHUR Truck-Mounted 155mm Howitzers increase Spanish artillery capability?
· Priorities, challenges, and plans: moving towards 2030, how will Spanish artillery equip and train it’s personnel to face the modern integrated threat?

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO