The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be held in Bristol, UK on 29th & 30th June 2021. 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 2020 event with an authoritative speaker panel of international Military 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.
The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be run in conjunction with the Joint Military Training & Simulation Conference. There will be two streams within one large venue. Attendees will be able to access both streams within the same ticket price. Each stream will have its own room for presentations. There will be a combined breakout area with an exhibition and catering.
By collocating the two streams (Indirect Fires and Simulation Training) we are better able to address linked contemporary Indirect Fires challenges and the Synthetic Training Environment. The Multi Domain Battlespace is increasingly complex. The technical and operational boundaries between Ground and Air Launched Fires and Manoeuvre elements are increasingly blurred by weapon & sensor ranges, precision and sensor to shooter data links. The Synthetic Training Environment is a vital component of operational readiness by creating cognitive superiority at individual, crew and collective levels. Achieving this requires a high fidelity layered Synthetic Training Environment from semi immersive platforms on tablets and smart phones to fully immersive virtual and augmented reality systems. By collocating these two 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 two 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. The event will be well attended by military and government personnel responsible for the development of these areas. Locating the event in Bristol ensures good attendance from DE&S personnel located at MOD Abbey Wood and the nearby Army HQ. Good transport links via road, rail & air ensures a good attendance by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel from elsewhere in the UK and by international attendees. Our policy is to offer free attendance (on a quality vetted basis) to military and government personnel thus removing a significant obstacle to their attendance.
The JMTS Stream will cover key areas within Simulation, Education & Training, including Procurement Programmes, Standards, Training & Technological development.
The Artillery Stream will cover contemporary Indirect Fires challenges associated with Find, Fix, Understand, Strike, Equip and Integrate.
Since its inception in 2015 the event has really grown. The 2020 event had just over 200 attendees. The Future Indirect Fires Conference will be attended by requirements and acquisition officials from the Land Systems divisions on national procurement bodies, as well as senior Military Officers from nations across the world. Also present will be the senior management of the leading industry contractors providing relevant technologies.
For security reasons we will only provide the conference location on request or to registered attendees. Please email digby.williams (at) omconf.com for the location.
The event will take place in late June 2021. It is hoped that by then current restrictions on gatherings and travel will have been relaxed sufficiently for it to go ahead. Moneyback guarantee if the event doesn’t go ahead OR select the Invoice/Bank Transfer option during registration to delay payment until you know that you can attend.
Industry Delegates £1450 + VAT
Mil/Govt Delegates £0
Group booking of 3 or more delegates = 10% discount
For Sponsorship and Exhibition packages please contact us for details.
The agenda is still work in progress and will be published in full soon. The following speakers and topics are confirmed at this stage:
Modernising UK Land Fires
Colonel Eamon Welch, AH Joint Effects in Ground Manoeuvre, British Army Headquarters
U.S. Army Fires in Multi-Domain Operations
Colonel Chris Compton, Chief, Concepts Development, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence
“Survive to Win” – how a layered approach to survivability can optimise the use of advanced sensors on the future battlefield.
LtCol (Retd) Andrew Thomson, Saab Technologies UK Ltd
Transforming Norwegian Army Fires
Colonel Kjartan Søyland, Inspector of Artillery & Air Defence, Norwegian Army
Artillery's New Sledgehammer
Svein Daae, Director Marketing and Sales, Saab Dynamics
Polish Field Artillery Fires Programme
LTC Piotr Kobylecki, Senior Specialist, Field Artillery Department, Land Forces Inspectorate, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces
German Indirect Fires Capabilities - Managing Future Challenges
Colonel Manfred Dietmar Felber, General of Artillery and Lt Col Olaf Tuneke, Chief, Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC), German Army
Indirect Fires Research
Ricky Hart, Principal Adviser for Land Weapon Systems, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
U.S. Marine Artillery
LtCol John M Fraser, Fires Branch Head, GCE Division, CDD, HQMC CD&I, U.S. Marine Corps
How to Defeat Russian Artillery
Colonel John Musgrave, DACOS Empowerment, Headquarters Field Army
Combat Development of the Italian Artillery
Col Tommaso Capasso, Chief of Targeting section, Italian Army Artillery HQ
US Army Extended Range Cannon Artillery Munitions Overview
LTC John McGee, Product Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, Joint Program Officer, Armaments and Ammunition, United States Army.