Day Three - 26 May 2021

11:25 - 12:00 GMT FIELD ARTILLERY. CONSOLIDATING AN INTEGRATED FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

Brigadier General Vicente Torres - Commanding Officer, Field Artillery Command, Spanish Army
  • Preparing warfighters to de-conflict, acquire targets and execute fires in a contested and a congested operating environment
  • The role of Joint ISR within enabling manoeuvre for the future force
  • Introducing new systems to improve rates of fire
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Brigadier General Vicente Torres

Commanding Officer, Field Artillery Command
Spanish Army

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

  • Cultural and cognitive changes to British Army Artillery training
  • Adopting new TTPs and integrating new technologies into Arty training
  • Replacing the British Army Howitzers and its consequences for developing future training
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Colonel Tony Phillips

Commandant, Royal School of Artillery
British Army

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

  • Current Commando capability: the L118 Light Gun and equipping it for the future
  • Challenges of expeditionary warfare in future environments against a peer adversary
  • Plans for modernising fires within 29 Commando
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Lieutenant Colonel David Glendenning

Commanding Officer, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery
British Army

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


  • Recognising and strategizing against future threats including unmanned systems
  • Developing Fires with appropriate range, precision and lethality for success in future operations
  • The unique geostrategic nature of Swiss defence and what it means for defence strategy
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Lieutenant Colonel Grégoire Solioz

Deputy Commander, Trials and Training Support Command
Swiss 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 THE CHALLENGES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF FIELD ARTILLERY

Lieutenant Colonel Gelu Perju - Commander, 81st HIMARS Battalion, Romanian Land Forces
  • Enabling fire support to land operations in the European theatre
  • Planned modernisation initiatives to improve lethality
  • Mobility and sustainment of forces on operations
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Lieutenant Colonel Gelu Perju

Commander, 81st HIMARS Battalion
Romanian Land Forces

16:00 - 16:30 GMT MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR FRENCH ARTILLERY TRAINING

Confirmed representative - -, French Army
  • Equipping personnel for the challenges of machine-speed warfare
  • Seizing and retaining decision advantage at the tactical level to speed up the rate of fires
  • Doctrinal developments and how to integrate them into training practices 
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Confirmed representative

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French Army

16:30 - 17:15 GMT CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: ARTILLERY TRAINING FOR MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS AND CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS

  • How is current training lacking in order to address the challenges we will face in future operating environments?
  • How do we build failure into our training design?
  • With EW and degraded environments likely challenges we will face; how can we achieve the optimum blend of training to embrace new technologies and remain robust enough to operate without them?
  • How will increasing levels of automation and human-machine teaming affect the way we train?
  • What conclusions can we draw from modern world conflicts to improve our training?