The World's Longest Running International Mortar Systems Meeting
Future Mortar Systems is the world's longest running international Mortar Systems conference. Created with the notion of knowledge-sharing at its center, this year’s conference will focus on the themes of ‘technology’, ‘interoperability’, and ‘maneuverability’. Relating these themes to persisting challenges in the field of mortar firepower, presentations will explore the mobility and flexibility of troops when transporting and operating equipment, technological innovations to ensure overmatch in peer adversary war-fighting contexts, the integration of UAVs, effectively combating time-sensitive targets, operational feedback, and command and control systems.
In response to fluctuating mission demands, the themes and operations under discussion equally relate to Infantry, Artillery and Marine Corps. Structured as a three day conference with sixteen speakers and a site visit, Future Mortar Systems will shape the strategic thinking on the future role of the dismounted soldier and indirect fire capabilities.
The 2018 Speaker Faculty
MEF Liaison Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Battalion Infantry Commander
206th Artillery BN /2nd Mountain BDE
Deputy Commander, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Product Manager, Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems, PM CAS
Head of Mortars/Fire Support Division
Royal Danish Army
4th Ranger Regiment
Head of Project, New Mortar System Military Branch
Swiss Armed Forces
Belgian Armed Forces
Special Forces Support Center
Czech Special Forces
Belgian Special Forces
Concept and Doctrine Developer, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group
U.S. Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Project Manager, Artillery & Mortars
Armaments & Acquisition Division, Czech Ministry of Defence
Program Manager, 81mm Non-Lethal IDFM
Vice President – Defense Systems Area
Everis Aerospace, Defense and Security
The 2018 Agenda in Brief:
Lethality in Denied Environments:
Improving targeting and engagement capabilities for the tactical force
Mortars in the Megacity:
Indirect Fires in Future Terrains
Range and Precision:
Building the lethality and tactical dominance of the dismounted soldier
Amphibious Fires & Lightweight Mortars in Special Operations
Affordability and Programme Delivery:
Lifecycle management of mortar systems and munitions
Gaps and Investment:
Perspectives from R&D and industry on precision munitions, digitized fire control and advanced lethality systems
Testimonials from the Fires Community
"Excellent perspectives and knowledge sharing,"
"Extremely valuable event"
"This event was very good to see the current state of mortars"
"Provided some key insights about future planning in several countries that will help to inform our company's development initiatives"
"The event open up new topics and employment options for the system"
"Informative, current and concise"