Artillery Stream



The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 10th & 11th March 2020. The aim of the conference is to examine the likely development of Joint Lethal & Non Lethal Indirect Fires during the next decade. The conference will build on the 2019 event with an authoritative speaker panel of international Artillery Officers and Industry experts. The conference will act as a forum to review best practise for Equipping, Training, Integrating and Applying Indirect Fires in the future. 


By locating the Artillery Conference with the Mortar Conference and the Defence Simulation Education & Training Conference (DSET) we are better able to address other linked contemporary Indirect Fires challenges. The role of Mortars in close combat remains undiminished and the technical and operational boundaries between traditional Artillery & Infantry indirect fires roles are increasingly blurred. Also, individual, crew and collective training are serious challenges within the world of Joint & Indirect Fires. By collocating these three events we are providing attendees access to both the Fires end user operational needs and the synthetic training solutions to those needs.

There will be three lecture theatres to host each stream and a common exhibition and catering area. Attendees to any event will have full access to the other two streams within the ticket price and may pick & choose which presentations they attend.

Artillery Stream Agenda

The 2020 agenda is still work in progress. At this stage the following topics and speakers are confirmed:


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Prices & Discounts

Industry Delegate - £1450.00 + VAT

Mil/Govt Delegate - £170.00 + VAT


3 or more attendees = 10%

Artillery Stream Agenda



LtCol (Retd) Andrew Tate, Former Ground Indirect Fires Officer, United States Marine Corps.

The UK Route to Modernised Divisional Fires. Final Title & feedback to come

Col Eamon Welch, AH Joint Effects in Ground Manoeuvre, British Army Headquarters

Soft Recoil and Mobile Howitzers

Maj Gen (Retd) Mark McDonald, Consultant, AM General

Future challenges for Weapon Location Sensors

Bård Frostad, Senior Military Advisor, Artillery, Radar Solutions, SAAB AB

U.S. Army Fires in Multi-Domain Operations

Colonel Chris Compton, Chief, Concepts Development, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence

Mobile Sound Ranging Array, the latest insights 

Alex Koers, cofounder/director of Microflown AVISA

Muzzle velocity radars for artillery – enhancing effect delivery on modern and legacy gun systems 

Mr. Finn Kobberø, System Manager for muzzle velocity radars systems & Sales Director, Weibel

Swedish Army Future Fire Development

LtCol. Niklas Edelsvärd, Commanding Officer Swedish Artillery School

Long Range Precision Ammunition

Svein Daae, Director Marketing and Sales, Product Sales Responsible GLSDB, Saab Dynamics

Counter-Battery struggle in the conflict in the East of Ukraine

Major-General Andrii Koliennikov, Deputy Director, Central Scientific Research Institute of the Armament and Military Equipment Directorate, Armed Forces of Ukraine

German Indirect Fires Capabilities - Managing Future Challenges

Lt Col Uwe Kraft, Chief Fires; Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC), German Army

Prosecuting Area Targets in the Deep - Maximising Weight of Fires

Anthony Lewis, Senior Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) presenting on behalf of:

Ricky Hart, Principal Adviser for Land Weapon Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)

Finnish Artillery Development

Maj Jari Luikku, Program Manager for Army ISTAR programs, Army Command Finland

The Fires Interoperability Challenge – A Canadian Perspective

Col Sonny T. Hatton, CD, Director of Artillery, the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA)

Development of French Army Artillery Capabilities

COL Christopher MALOD, Director of Studies & Prospective Artillery, French Army

Train for the Fight tonight and plan training for the Fight tomorrow

Col Anthony Phillips, Commandant, Royal School of Artillery & Lt Col David Clarke, Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery, British Army

U.S. Marine Artillery

LtCol Rob Groceman, Artillery & Rockets Capabilities Integration Officer, Combat Development & Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Development of the Italian Artillery 

Col Tommaso Capasso, Chief of Targeting section, Italian Army Artillery HQ

US Army Precision Guided Munitions Modernization

Lt Col Pat Farrell, Product Manager - Precision Fires & Mortars (PdM PFM), Project Manager - Combat Ammunition Systems (PM CAS), Joint Program Executive Office - Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A)

Estonian Indirect Fires Transformation and Developments

Lt Col Arbo Probal, Artillery Inspector, Engagement Capability section, Analysis and Planning Department, Headquarters of the Estonian Defence Forces

Files coming soon.