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We are delighted to present you with the finalised programme for SMi’s Second Annual Indirect Fire Support conference. This highly topical event offers you an excellent opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into British, German, American, French and Swedish perspective on this increasingly important area of modern warfare.

Attending this informative event will enable you to examine the most recent technological developments in fire support including weapon systems such as Bonus, PZH 2000, APW MS and Sampras. Furthermore, you will also be able to examine the following key issues:

· British Army Firepower 2010-15 · Ship to Shore – Precision Payloads · German Indirect Fire Support Present and Future · Evolution Prospects and Equipment of the French Field Artillery · Naval Fires Network · Swedish Indirect Fire Support · Indirect Fire Support and the role of the Norwegian Navy

We have assembled leading experts in this field to examine the most current issues in indirect fire support. In particular, I would like to highlight the following speakers:

· LTC Jefferson, S01 Battlespace Science and Technology, Directorate General Development and Doctrine, British Army

· Colonel Roland Von Reden , Branch Chief Combat Support Branch, German Army Office

· LTC Razat, Chief of Indirect Fire and Air Defence, French Army

· Major Anders Callert, Study and Development Section, Swedish Army

· Commander Philip Buckley, Staff Warfare Officer to Flag Officer Submarines, Royal Navy

· Commander Lyle Brown, Fleet Liason Officer, US Navy

As a senior industry executive, Iwe are sure you will be aware of the importance of indirect fire support in modern warfare. We are also sure you will be aware of the opportunities available in this market. This is your chance to take advantage of meeting all the industries key organisations in just two days. It’s a conference you can’t afford to miss.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr David Izod

Dr David Izod, Consultant, Cranfield University

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS BRITISH ARMY FIREPOWER 2010-15

LTC Nigel Jefferson

LTC Nigel Jefferson, S01 Battlespace Science and Technology, Directorate General Development and Doctrine, British Army

  • The future operational environment
  • Joint and multinational firepower
  • A conceptual model
  • The effects of firepower
  • Determining the effect
  • Some emerging doctrinal issues

    Implications for the future army

  • 9:40 SHIP TO SHORE – PRECISION PAYLOADS

    Commander Phillip Buckley

    Commander Phillip Buckley, Staff Warfare Officer to Flag Officer Submarines, Royal Navy

  • The traditional contribution of submarines to land attack
  • Factors forcing changes in the undersea arena - joint operations; the advent of PJHQ; expeditionary warfare
  • Current role options for submarine launch
  • Tomahawk and the ability of the SSN to shape the battle space and influence the land battle
  • The Tomahawk armoury - future systems (Storm Shadow) - budgetary constraints - quality versus quantity
  • Developments for the next generation of attack submarines
  • 10:20 THE GERMAN PERSPECTIVE

    Colonel Roland Von Reden

    Colonel Roland Von Reden, Branch Chief Combat Support Branch, German Army Office

  • An overview of current operational requirements for the German defence
  • Artillery issues in changed operational environments
  • Modernisation to meet future requirements and the challenges ahead including digitalisation of artillery
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ANTI ARMOUR WEAPONS

    Tony McKeon / Cliff Waldwyn

    Tony McKeon / Cliff Waldwyn, Military Adviser / Business Development Manager, Alenia Marconi Systems

  • An overview of the BRIMSTONE programme
  • Weapon description and capabilities
  • Operational modes – use within Indirect Fire Support
  • The adaptability of the BRIMSTONE weapon
  • 12:00 DIGITISATION OF INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT

    Michael Rowe

    Michael Rowe, Manager, Weapons Systems, General Dynamics Armaments Systems

  • An overview of the industry view on changing artillery thinking
  • What are the current deficiencies
  • Case study: XM-777 Howitzer & Army Mortars
  • Critical technologies for future artillery systems
  • General Dynamics work with Naval Fire Systems
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 EVOLUTION PROSPECTS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE FRENCH FIELD ARTILLERY

    LTC Razat

    LTC Razat, Chief of Indirect Fire and Air Defence, French Army

  • New context and future commitments
  • New requirements and evolution factors
  • Equipment and long term prospects
  • 14:40 PRECISION MUNITIONS

    John Halvey / Colonel (Ret) Frank Hartline

    John Halvey / Colonel (Ret) Frank Hartline, Program Manager, XM982 Excalibur Program / Senior Business Development Manager, Raytheon Missile Systems

  • An overview of Raytheon Guided Projectiles: XM982 Excalibur, EX171 ERGM, AGS Land Attack Projectile
  • Transforming cannon artillery for full spectrum warfare
  • Guided projectiles: domaining indirect fire support and the Close Fight with low collateral damage/ logistics
  • Future guided progectiles using gun-hardened GPS/ IMU technologies
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 SAMPRASS, SPACIDO, PELICAN

    Christophe Selliez

    Christophe Selliez, Director for Artillery Systems, Giat Industries

  • Low costs solution for improving current artillery shells - requirements - the air brake range correction principle - SAMPRASS and SPACIDO applications
  • Future range-extended guided rounds - requirements - the rocket assistance – gliding flight – low cost guidnace solutions - The PELICAN-LR and -VLR applications
  • 16:20 ARTILLERY NAVIGATION AND POINTING WEAPON MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (APWMS)

    Martin Pearce

    Martin Pearce, Marketing Manager-Navigation and LINAPS, BAE SYSTEMS

  • Laser interial artillery pointing system (LINAPS)
  • Operational Advantages
  • Meeting the requirements of battlespace management
  • 17:00 ARTILLERY SYSTEMS

    Olaf Eschler

    Olaf Eschler, Vice President International Marketing, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

  • Introducing the world’s most modern artillery system
  • An overview of the PzH 2000
  • Developing the self-propelled howitzer
  • Operational use within the German Army
  • Future artillery developments
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Christopher Foss

    Christopher Foss, Editor, Jane's Armour and Artillery, Jane's Information Group

    9:10 NAVAL FIRES NETWORK

    Commander Lyle Brown

    Commander Lyle Brown, Fleet Liaison Officer, US Navy

  • Supporting Surface Combatant Land Attack
  • Carrier Battle Group ISR and Targeting Support
  • 9:40 THE NORWEGIAN PERSPECTIVE

    Commander Jon Ivar Kjellin

    Commander Jon Ivar Kjellin, Company Commander, Coastal Ranger Commando, Royal Norwegian Navy

  • An overview of the Norwegian Indirect Fire Support
  • The role of the Norwegian Navy
  • Current coast artillery projects
  • Exercises and assessment of Norwegian capabilities
  • Future development for Norwegian Naval Indirect Fire Support
  • 10:20 SWEDISH INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT

    Major Anders Callert

    Major Anders Callert, Study and Development Section, Swedish Army

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 BONUS: TARGET DETECTION ANTI-TANK ARTILLERY SHELL

    Eric Grember / Col (Rtd) Torsten Gerhardsson

    Eric Grember / Col (Rtd) Torsten Gerhardsson, BONUS Product Manager / Consultant/ Military Adviser, Artillery Systems, Giat Industries / Bofors Defence

  • Overview of the BONUS programme
  • Use in Indirect Fire Support
  • The multispectral passive IR solution
  • The target detection / non-target rejection process
  • BONUS qualification results
  • 12:00 PRECISION GUIDED MORTAR MUNITION

    Jim Brady / Peter Burke

    Jim Brady / Peter Burke, Manager, Business Development / Division Chief, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control / PM Mortars

  • An overview of the technological capabilities of the PGMM - one piece, drop–fired precision strike 120mm mortar round - Range 8-15km using a semi-active laser seeker
  • PGMM. offers increased accuracy, minimises collateral damage
  • Improving the mortar’s capability in Indirect Fire Support
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 PRE-QUALIFICATION TESTING OF RDM-T’S MOBAT

    Dr Koos Verolme

    Dr Koos Verolme, Manager Product Development, RDM Technology

  • Evolving to out manoeuvre the growing threat of fast and accurate counter-fire
  • Developing to work within the ‘shoot & scoot’ field
  • The MOBAT- combining terrain mobility and a self propelled howitzer
  • Projected use of the 105mm 33-calibre gun
  • 14:40 DEVELOPING MORTARS AND HOWITZER SYSTEMS

    Avraham Bar-David B.G. (Res)

    Avraham Bar-David B.G. (Res), Marketing Director, Soltam Systems

  • An overview of Mortar/ Howitzer Systems and Ammunition
  • The Soltam ATMOS 2000 - State of the Art C3 systems - On board computation - Inertial Navigation and Aiming
  • Light, Medium and Heavy Mortar Systems - 60mm Mortar - 120mm Mortar ‘’CARDOM’’
  • Future Developments for Indirect Fire Support
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 M731A1F1 MULTI-OPTION MORTAR FUsE

    William Kurtz

    William Kurtz, Director of Marketing, KDI Precision Products

  • ECM Hardened ---MMIC
  • Elimination of up-leg earlies for 60mm, 81mm & 120mm for all zones (0-4) firing charges
  • Utilizing on 60mm, 81mm and 120mm projectiles
  • Setting modes – Proximity (7&14 feet for 60/81mm and 120mm respectively), Impact and Delay
  • Meets MIL-STD-1316 and MIL-STD-333
  • 16:20 DISMOUNTED TARGET ACQUISATION AND FORWARD AIR CONTROL

    Ian Mitchell

    Ian Mitchell, Sales and Marketing Director, Instro Precision

  • Requirements – tools for the job
  • Integrated versus distributed systems
  • Hand held versus supported
  • Future outlook
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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