DAY TWO: FIRES INTEGRATION - FROM COIN TO MULTI-DOMAIN OPS

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm INTEGRATING FIRES WITHIN THE JOINT COMPONENT

Brigadier General Fabio Giambartolomei - Inspector of the Artillery Corps, Italian Army
  • Enhancing air-land integration and using airborne assets to support the application of fires
  • Networking with the joint force
  • Pooling resources from across the joint intelligence enterprise to support target acquisition, tracking and damage assessment
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Brigadier General Fabio Giambartolomei

Inspector of the Artillery Corps
Italian Army

1:35 pm - 1:45 pm Q&A SESSION

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

2:05 pm - 2:20 pm 15 MINUTE LEG-STRETCH AND APP NETWORKING

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm DELIVERING AN ISTAR ARCHITECTURE TO SUPPORT THE FUTURE APPLICATION OF INDIRECT FIRES

Brigadier Ben Kite - Head of Capability Strategy and Development, Army Information Directorate, British Army
  • Closing the sensor-shooter gap to enable a more rapid rate of fire
  • Improving integration between ISTAR and artillery to support target acquisition
  • Mitigating the limitations of the contested operating environment to sustain the information flow and to enable the delivery of effect
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Brigadier Ben Kite

Head of Capability Strategy and Development, Army Information Directorate
British Army

2:40 pm - 2:50 pm Q&A SESSION

2:50 pm - 3:05 pm 15 MINUTE LEG-STRETCH AND APP NETWORKING

3:05 pm - 3:25 pm MODERNISING ESTONIA’S FIRES INVENTORY

Lieutenant Colonel Arbo Probal - Artillery Inspector, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Integrating the self-propelled howitzer
  • Interfacing artillery with the C2 system. Moving towards a more technical approach to ISR
  • Integrating new systems to support speed of fire and speed of manoeuvre
  • Sustaining the self-propelled artillery force. Adapting the logistics concept for a more manoeuvrable fires capability
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Lieutenant Colonel Arbo Probal

Artillery Inspector
Estonian Defence Forces

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm Q&A SESSION

3:35 pm - 3:55 pm INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

3:55 pm - 4:10 pm 15 MINUTE LEG-STRETCH AND APP NETWORKING

  • Enhancing force protection through agility and manoeuvre
  • Integrating within NATO’s fires force structure
  • Operationalising rocket-launched fires to improve range and reach for the land force
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Lieutenant Colonel Drazen Music

Artillery Battery Commander PzH 2000, Artillery Rocket Regiment
Croatian Army

4:30 pm - 4:40 pm Q&A SESSION

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm DEPLOYING ARTILLERY IN PURSUIT OF COUNTER-INSURGENCY OBJECTIVES

Major General US Yakubu - Commander, Corps of Artillery, Nigerian Army
  • Artillery as a weapons system for combatting the asymmetric threat
  • Successfully leveraging fires to counter dispersed force structures
  • Integrating a self-propelled fires capability
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Major General US Yakubu

Commander, Corps of Artillery
Nigerian Army

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Q&A SESSION

5:10 pm - 5:25 pm 15 MINUTE LEG-STRETCH AND APP NETWORKING

5:25 pm - 5:55 pm INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: IS COUNTER-FIRES DOCTRINE EQUIPPED FOR THE DEMANDS OF THE A2/AD ENVIRONMENT?

  • To what extent does ‘shoot and scoot’ doctrine take account of the speed of contemporary operations and the sophistication of non-NATO air defences
  • Does the capability roadmap for NATO’s artillery systems adequately take account of developments in counter-fires doctrine?
  • Overcoming the assumed situational awareness limitations of the highly-contested environment to strategically target and eliminate enemy artillery

5:55 pm - 6:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS