Day Two - 25 May 2021

11:25 - 12:00 GMT CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS AND JOINT FIRES IN THE ITALIAN ARMY

Brigadier General Fabio Giambartolomei - Inspector of the Artillery Corps, Italian Army
  • Overview of current activities to improve interoperability with Allies
  • Recent and future main training events including simulation
  • Roadmap for future development of Joint Fires in the Italian Army
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Brigadier General Fabio Giambartolomei

Inspector of the Artillery Corps
Italian Army

12:00 - 12:30 GMT SESSION RESERVED FOR INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY


12:30 - 13:00 GMT THE CZECH ARMY’S FUTURE ARTILLERY CAPABILITY

Colonel Jan Cifka - Chief of Artillery, Czech Armed Forces
  • Developments in the modernisation of Czech self-propelled howitzer capability
  • Embedding an updated fire control system to support the application of Czech fires
  • Potential operations on NATO’s eastern flank: degraded and denied battlespaces
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Colonel Jan Cifka

Chief of Artillery
Czech Armed Forces

13:00 - 13:30 GMT SESSION RESERVED FOR INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY

13:30 - 14:00 GMT FIRES CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT: A CANADIAN ARMY PERSPECTIVE

Colonel Sonny Hatton - Director Artillery, Royal Regiment Canadian Artillery, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Introduction of new ISR capabilities to improve situational awareness and artillery targeting
  • Ongoing and planned acquisitions to improve Fires capabilities
  • Building readiness for operations in increasingly digitised battlespaces
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Colonel Sonny Hatton

Director Artillery, Royal Regiment Canadian Artillery
Canadian Armed Forces

14:00 - 14:30 GMT SESSION RESERVED FOR INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY


14:30 - 15:00 GMT ARCHER IN SWEDISH ARTILLERY BATTALION – LESSONS LEARNED FROM A BATTALION COMMANDER PERSPECTIVE

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Nygren - Commander, 91st Artillery Battalion, Swedish Army
  • Tactics and doctrine development with implementation of Archer
  • Training benefits for conscripts and professional soldiers
  • Future development of Archer and the Swedish artillery
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Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Nygren

Commander, 91st Artillery Battalion
Swedish Army

15:00 - 15:30 GMT SIDEBAR MEETINGS & NETWORKING

Future Artillery has provided a platform for discussions between international partners and industry representatives for years. During recent times international travel has been heavily restricted and with it the ability to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones. We would invite you to use this time to hold sidebar meetings with your current and prospective international partners to encourage closer collaboration. These discussions will also serve to help form the basis of future meetings and setting the agenda for them. It will help to distil the key takeaways to bring home to your colleagues and international partners.

 

Please check your diary to see if you have a meeting scheduled at this time.

15:30 - 16:00 GMT ONGOING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF UK FIREPOWER

Ricky Hart - Principal Advisor for Land Weapons and Land Fires, DSTL
  • Delivering the next generation and generation after next of advanced munitions
  • Maintain freedom of access & manoeuvre for the British army
  • Approaching operational challenges from the S&T perspective and prioritising innovation
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Ricky Hart

Principal Advisor for Land Weapons and Land Fires
DSTL

16:00 - 16:30 GMT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DELIVERING LONG-RANGE PRECISION FIRES THROUGH MUNITIONS

Brigadier General Vincent Malone II - PEO, Armaments and Ammunition, US Army
  • Enabling capability overmatch for fires in the context of all-domain operations
  • Integrating advanced fire control as a force multiplier for precision munitions
  • Sustaining precision in the degraded and denied environment
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Brigadier General Vincent Malone II

PEO, Armaments and Ammunition
US Army

16:30 - 17:20 GMT PANEL DISCUSSION 2: PROPOSING THE WAY FORWARD FOR INDIRECT FIRES

  • In which areas do our adversaries wield greater capability? In which areas should we, as a coalition, prioritise our acquisition programmes?
  • Will demand for mass and lethality require lower, cheaper, more rapidly available systems?
  • What types of ammunition and launch systems should be prioritised?
  • What collaborative strategies can be employed to increase coordination and joint-capability between Allied or partner nations?