11 - 13 May, 2020 | Stamford Bridge, London

Conference Day One

7:45 am - 8:40 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:40 am - 8:45 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:45 am - 9:15 am HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS



9:15 am - 9:45 am INNOVATION, FLEXIBILITY, DRIVE




9:45 am - 10:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: U.S. ARMY FIRES MODERNISATION

•    The Army’s six core modernization priorities
•    Artillery and multi-domain operations
•    Long-range precision missile requirement update

10:15 am - 10:45 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:45 am - 11:15 am MISSION BRIEFING: INSIGHTS FROM UKRAINE

•    An update on operations in the Donbass: successes, main challenges, priorities for 2019-2020
•    The introduction of robotics into the land environment: what can autonomous systems offer the joint fires mission?
•    ‘Seeing’ through the noise: coordinated fires in the congested land domain

11:15 am - 11:45 am PROVIDING COMBATANTS WITH A DECISIVE OPERATIONAL ADVANTAGE




11:45 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: JOINT FIRES MOVING TOWARDS 2035

•    In which areas do our adversaries wield greater capability? Which areas should we as a coalition prioritise our acquisition programmes?
•    How can joint, interorganisational, and multinational capabilities be best leveraged to create windows of domain superiority and preserve joint force freedom of maneuver?
•    How should our suite of fires capabilities be formulated for the Joint Force to project power across all domains and work as a formidable deterrent?
able deterrent? 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm CONSIDERATIONS FOR CZECH ARTILLERY DEVELOPMENT

•    Mortar requirement update
•    Broader artillery development and mdernization plans


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Colonel David Lee

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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm SENSOR TO SHOOTER: THE HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM

Colonel David Lee - Chief of Staff, Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, US Army Futures Command
•    Recent tests and successful deployment of the HIMARS
•    The utility of high mobility weapons systems for distributed forces in the maritime domain
•    Key priorities for the 14th Regiment

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Colonel David Lee

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

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ADAPTING THE GERMAN ARMY’S JOINT FIRE CAPABILITY TO THE CHANGING SECURITY CONTEXT

•    Characterizing German Army warfighting concepts for today’s multi-domain environment
•    Equipping the future force: requirements informed by threat
•    Air-land integration challenges for the joint fires force

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm SECURING THE FUTURE



4:30 pm - 5:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEILLANCE AND TARGET IDENTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

•    What types of targets will most likely need to be engaged moving towards 2030 and what are the requirements for target acquisition technology to meet these mission requirements?
•    How can UAVs be best utilised to help build a clear intelligence picture, during target engagement and in post-damage assessment?
•    How can joint, interoganisational and multinational capabilities be better integrated to create airpower and ground capability superiority?

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS & DRINKS RECEPTION