29 - 31 October, 2019 | Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center, Madrid, Spain

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AI and disruptive technologies: The U.S. Army's future mortar system

Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Mr Ross Arnold, Senior Research Engineer, U.S. Army CCDC, a key speaker of the conference, on the vision of the future mortar system in the U.S. Army.Download the piece now >>Key benefits of downloading the piece:Gain exclusive insight into the U.S. Army’s...

2019 programmes and requirements map

The mortar systems industry is expected to reach $ 8.7 billion by 2023, as innovations are put forward by industry and updates are being added to the existing capabilities of the Armies and Marine Corps. Ahead of the Future Mortar Systems Conference, Defence IQ compiled a map outlining ongoing programmes...

Programme 2035 and the future artillery capabilities of the Spanish Army

In this exclusive interview, Brigadier General Luis Torcál Ortega, Commander, Field Artillery Command, Spanish Army shares insight into the current and future artillery capabilities of the Spanish Army. Conducted ahead of this year’s Future Mortar Systems Conference, this interview addresses key themes that will be discussed further by Colonel Ángel...

Preparing for the 2030 land environment

While the focus for mortar systems was on firepower a few years ago, it is now on mobility and flexibility for the troops, and the elimination of the 120mm systems from the U.S. Marine Corps’ arsenal is only one example demonstrating this shift. Ahead of this year’s Future Mortar Systems...

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U.S. Army Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center Presentation

At last year's Future Mortar Systems conference, Mr. Michael Markowitch of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center presented on '81mm Non-Lethal Indirect Fire Munition (IDFM)'. Download your copy now to learn >>The need for NL munitions in congested environments with ambiguous combatants/civiliansThe development of non-lethal indirect munitionsFuture requirements...

Future Mortar Systems: The Emerging Challenges

A new dawn for mortar systems has arrived. While lessons and upgrades have been harnessed from Afghanistan, tomorrow's conflicts may present an entirely different environment with a number of emerging obstacles. These considerations are just some of the operational problems that delegates will be taking with them to Future Mortar...

Mortar Developments: A Special Forces Operational Insight

Lt Col Bandieri speaks to Defence IQ and gives us a special forces operational insight on mortar developments. He discusses optimising interoperability and joint firepower capabilities for the special forces and infantry.

Infographic: Future Mortar Systems - Overview of an ever changing market

The doctrine and TTPs of NATO’s land forces are continually reassessed as they look to win the assymetric fight of today and prepare for the near-peer conflict of tomorrow. The employment of indirect firepower therefore must continue to evolve and adapt to more hybrid and complex tactical battlespaces. We asked...

A global overview of mortar requirements

On tomorrow’s battlefield, technologically proficient adversaries will deny allied troops their freedom of manoeuvre, while small and highly dispersed tactical forces will become a valuable mean of projecting combat power. This will strongly impact their TTPs and consequent future mortar systems development, acquisition and employment.Defence IQ has researched where there...

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Future Mortar Systems: Business Development Pack

As the only conference focused solely on mortars and the future of indirect firepower, Future Mortar Systems is regularly attended by key figures within military and industry organisations.The Business Development Pack provides an overview of the conference, along with information such as past attending job titles and accounts, and how...

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Sample Delegate List 2019

Over the past 10 years, the Future Mortar Systems conference has been the annual host for the mortars community to further the development of future land warfare capabilities. Fill in the form to view your copy of the list >>Organisations confirmed to attend for 2019 include:Colonel Ángel Esparza López, Commanding Officer,...