19 - 21 November, 2019 | Hotel Swissôtel Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

General (retd.) Riho Terras, Commander at Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

General (retd.) Riho Terras

Commander
Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

9:10 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DEVELOPING AND PROCURING BOTH CONVENTIONAL AND LEAP-AHEAD MUNITIONS TO INCREASE COMBAT POWER

·         The Picatinny Arsenal’s commitment to developing munitions to help drive the development of Fires within the US Army
·         Prioritising range within the LRPF CFT and how munitions will help deliver this
·         Future plans that will define US Army munitions development for the next five years
Brigadier General Alfred Abramson III, Head, Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition at US Army

Brigadier General Alfred Abramson III

Head, Joint Program Executive Office Armaments and Ammunition
US Army

9:40 am - 10:10 am GUIDED GUN LAUNCHED MUNITION FAMILY VULCANO V155 - AMMUNITION OF THE FUTURE

·         Precision and accuracy of gun launched guided munition (GLGM)
·         GLGM Family Vulcano
·         Specific characteristics of Vulcano
·         Integration of Vulcano into the Weapon System
Karl Kautzsch, Marketing Product Management, Guided Munitions at Diehl Defence

Karl Kautzsch

Marketing Product Management, Guided Munitions
Diehl Defence

10:10 am - 10:40 am ESTONIAN MUNITIONS REQUIREMENTS AND ITS ABILITY TO MODERNISE FIRES CAPABILITIES

·         Estonian Defence Forces ongoing munitions procurement: 81mm and 155mm requirements
·         The role of munitions as the second phase of Estonian Defences Forces Fires modernisation
·         Type of munitions that are required and justifications for shaping the Estonian Artillery around these
Kusti Salm, Armaments Director at Estonian Defence Investments Centre

Kusti Salm

Armaments Director
Estonian Defence Investments Centre

10:40 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 12:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: MUNITIONS ACQUISITION AND PREPARING FOR MULTI-DOMAIN CONFLICT

A natural consequence of preparing for multi-domain operations, extending fires range and delivering new fires capabilities into the hands of the warfighter is that munitions must also develop to facilitate this transition. This panel discussion will aim to cover how militaries will modernise their munitions portfolio in order to ensure that the long term development of fires is supported by a diverse range of effectors.
 
Panellists will discuss:
·         How does the unique security situation in Eastern Europe affect the acquisition of various munitions and what should be prioritised?
·         Which munitions technologies will have the greatest effect on warfighting in the next ten years?
·         How will the use of unmanned systems affect the development of munitions?
General (retd.) Riho Terras, Commander at Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

General (retd.) Riho Terras

Commander
Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm UK JOINT FIRES - ‘TRAIN AS WE FIGHT; TRAIN AS WE ARE FOUGHT’

·         Delivering the training continuum – the RSA perspective
·         Simulation in training – what, where and how?
·         Our risk appetite in delivering realism.
Lieutenant Colonel David Clarke, Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery at British Army

Lieutenant Colonel David Clarke

Chief of Staff, Royal School of Artillery
British Army

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm DANISH ARTILLERY –NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW DOCTRINE TO FACE FUTURE CHALLENGES

·         Countering peer adversary fire support with own manoeuvre and mobility
·         Increase speed and accuracy in fire missions through digital fires and sensors
·         Truly Joint Fires (air – land) requires centralized tactical fire direction
·         Interoperability through digital fires and ASCA
·         Balancing close support with deep supporting fires
Colonel Torben Dixen Møller, Chief of Artillery Regiment at Royal Danish Army

Colonel Torben Dixen Møller

Chief of Artillery Regiment
Royal Danish Army

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·         Future Requirements for Ground Based Deep Fire
·         Long range precision ammunition and the challenge of target acquisition
·         Digitalization in the context of an improved sensor-shooter  capability 
Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft, Head of Artillery and Joint Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre at German Army

Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft

Head of Artillery and Joint Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
German Army

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm MAINTAINING HIGH READINESS FOR FIRES OPERATIONS

·         29 Commando within the Royal Artillery: the only ‘Commando’ trained Artillery Regiment in the British Army
·         Current challenges and identifying priorities to overcome them
·         Roadmap for the future to build fires capability and readiness for expeditionary warfare
Major Elwyn Clarke, 79 (Kirkee) Battery Commander, 29 Commando, Royal Artillery at British Army

Major Elwyn Clarke

79 (Kirkee) Battery Commander, 29 Commando, Royal Artillery
British Army

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm ARILLERY IN THE SLOVAK ARMED FORCES: NOW, IN THE CLOSE FUTURE, COOPERATION WITH NATO PARTNERS AND WITHIN V4

·         An update on the procurement of 25 Zuzana 2 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers and progress towards 2022
·         Improving interoperability with other NATO weapons systems and munitions
·         Implementing new training to support the development of long range artillery forces
Major Marek Uchal, VSD Artillery Specialist at Slovak Ground Forces

Major Marek Uchal

VSD Artillery Specialist
Slovak Ground Forces

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm SENSOR TO SHOOTER: THE MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM

·         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
Colonel Adolfo Garcia, Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment at US Marine Corps

Colonel Adolfo Garcia

Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment
US Marine Corps

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE

General (retd.) Riho Terras, Commander at Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)

General (retd.) Riho Terras

Commander
Estonian Defence Forces (2011-2018)