Day One - 24 May 2021

9:00 - 9:40 GMT WELCOME REMARKS AND TO SHAPE, DETER, RESPOND - MODERNISING THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY'S ARTILLERY

Brigadier Richard Vagg - Commander, Royal Australian Artillery Regiment, Australian Army
  • Delivering enhanced mobility, lethality and protection through new 155mm self-propelled howitzers
  • Fire control systems to meet the challenge of accelerated future operations
  • Projected development of the howitzer defence project
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Brigadier Richard Vagg

Commander, Royal Australian Artillery Regiment
Australian Army

9:40 - 10:10 GMT INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FROM AM GENERAL




10:10 - 10:40 GMT PRESENTATION SLOT RESERVED


10:40 - 11:10 GMT INDUSTRY INSIGHTS FROM WEIBEL SCIENTIFIC

11:10 - 11:40 GMT FIGHTING IN THE DEEP: THE BRITISH ARMY PERSPECTIVE

Brigadier Charlie Hewitt - Commander, 1st Artillery Brigade, British Army
  • The scale of the threat, and a solution
  • Interoperability progress: human, procedural and technical
  • Re-imagining Close Support fires and TTPs
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Brigadier Charlie Hewitt

Commander, 1st Artillery Brigade
British Army

11:40 - 12:10 GMT SESSION RESERVED FOR INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY


  • Geostrategic priorities for building readiness in Eastern Europe
  • Enhancing Fires interoperability between Allies and partners
  • Working towards achieving overmatch in any potential conflict
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Colonel Daniel Miller

Commander, 41st Field Artillery Brigade
US Army Europe

12:40 - 13:10 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.

13:10 - 13:40 GMT ENSURING COMBINED ARMS MANOEUVRE THROUGH PRECISION FIRES

Major General John Mead - Chief of Staff, NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Fires as a key part of the skeleton for force generation
  • Standardisation within NATO and the potential consequences for artillery
  • Increasingly dispersed forces and the roadmap to remain dominant in future operations
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Major General John Mead

Chief of Staff
NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

13:40 - 14:10 GMT ACHIEVING THE OPTIMUM BALANCE OF RANGE, PRECISION AND LETHALITY

Lieutenant Colonel Marko Leppänen - Commander, Land Warfare Centre, Finnish Army
  • New GMLRS AW munitions and its added range and lethality for Finnish Army Fires
  • Driving force development and training through live and simulated exercise
  • Geostrategic location of Finland and how it shapes Fires capability development

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Lieutenant Colonel Marko Leppänen

Commander, Land Warfare Centre
Finnish Army

14:10 - 14:40 GMT BRIGADE LEVEL FIRES AND MANOEUVRE IN THE PORTUGUESE ARMY

Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Rêgo - Commander, Field Artillery Battalion, Mechanised Brigade, Portuguese Army
  • Overview of Field Artillery within Portuguese Army Land Command
  • Current capability and how the vision of future warfare is shaping future acquisitions
  • Lessons learned from exercises and operations

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Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Rêgo

Commander, Field Artillery Battalion, Mechanised Brigade
Portuguese Army

14:40 - 15:25 GMT OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: ACHIEVING FIRES DOMINANCE THROUGH JOINT FORCE INTEGRATION

  • Which emerging concepts and capabilities could be opportunities to reshape the integration of fires within the wider Joint Force?
  • Where are the key risks associated with increasing reliance on networks and connectivity between multi-national, Joint forces? What can we do to mitigate these risks?
  • How does the rapidly developing nature of warfare and the technologies that we can bring to bear affect the relationship between military and industry? In which areas should industry deliver on military requirements and in which areas should industry help shape and inform requirement generation?

15:25 - 16:00 GMT US ARMY FUTURES COMMAND: PRIORITISING LRPF AND CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

  • An update to the LRPF program including priorities and challenges
  • Dominating the peer battlefield in firepower and manoeuvre
  • Building an Alliance with industry to maintain the decisive advantage in any future engagement