DAY ONE - SHAPING THE VISION FOR FUTURE FIRES

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

  • Update on the Long-Range Precision Fires Program
  • Refining and delivering the requirement for a long-range fires capability that can deliver deep-strike in the contested operating environment
  • Setting expectations for future fires. Balancing the need for long-range, sophisticated systems with the requirements for mass and lethality on the future battlefield
  • Beyond the CFT’s initial objectives; fielding next-generation precision systems as a component of US Army’s fires capability
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Colonel David Lee

Chief of Staff, Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team
US Army Futures Command

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 TRAINING THE UK’S ARTILLERY FORCES FOR THE DEMANDS OF CONTESTED OPERATIONS

Lieutenant Colonel David Clarke - Chief of Staff, Royal Artillery School, British Army
  • Training to deliver fires under armour. Finding, tracking and striking targets in an A2/AD environment
  • Developing the warfighter to use complex fires platforms – leveraging simulated training
  • Developing counter-fires training and doctrine to cope with the pace of conflict in the contested environment
  • Coping with non-conventional threats; managing the UAS challenge
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Lieutenant Colonel David Clarke

Chief of Staff
Royal Artillery School, British Army

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

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

  • Delivering ammunition to support precision fires at long-range
  • 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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Peter J. Burke

Deputy Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems (CAS), Joint PEO Armaments and Ammunition
US Army

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

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm TRAINING FRANCE’S ARTILLERY FORCES FOR FUTURE MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS

Brigadier General Francois-Yves Leroux - Incoming Commandant, School of Artillery, French Army
  • Equipping the gunner for the speed of contemporary operations in a multi-domain environment. Maintaining decision advantage at speed and scale
  • Maintaining decision authority at the tactical level to speed up the rate of fires
  • Embedding counter-fires doctrine within the training infrastructure
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Brigadier General Francois-Yves Leroux

Incoming Commandant, School of Artillery
French Army

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

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm ARTILLERY AS AN EFFECTIVE JOINT ENABLER FOR THE PEER FIGHT

Colonel John Musgrave - Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Empowerment, Headquarters Field Army
  • The UK experience of joint artillery operations. De-conflicting with the air component and the other elements of the joint force to deliver effective firepower up close
  • Learning to apply fires without air superiority. Overcoming inevitable limitations to airborne ISR and enhancing the role of fires to deliver close-range effects without air support
  • Overcoming deficiency of firepower through agility and manoeuvre
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Colonel John Musgrave

Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Empowerment
Headquarters Field 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: INTEGRATING FIRES WITHIN THE JOINT FORCE OF THE FUTURE

  • What will the role of artillery be within the future force structure? To what extent is the role of artillery as a force suppressor applicable to the anticipated demands of future combat operations?
  • What impact will the future force structure have on the capability balance? To what extent should forces invest in long-range, high-end systems, and will doing so lead to a shortfall in mass and lethality?
  • Is counter-fires doctrine good enough to cope with the pace of contemporary operations, and does available capability match that doctrine?
  • What limitations does the A2/AD battlefield place on the fielding of indirect fires systems, and how does industry need to adapt its offering?

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