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