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SMi’s 6th Annual Indirect Fire Support Symposium

Current Trends, Future Challenges

SMi’s 6th Annual Indirect Fire Support Symposium will not only focus on lessons learnt but will also take into consideration all the relevant and stimulating issues which surround future indirect fire support strategies. The conference aims to analyse international indirect fire support programmes that are being developed in order to maintain current operational capability and to meet future defence policy requirements. This event will incorporate key operational case studies as well as provide progress reports on future combat systems.

SMi’s 6th Annual Indirect Fire Support Symposium will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to hear from and interact with an international array of high-level government and military officials, leading suppliers and industry experts disseminating crucial information on the advances in and challenges facing indirect fire support. They include:

  • Colonel Ole Knudson, Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems, US Army
  • Colonel Max Fenner, Commander, Land Forces Training Center, Swiss Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Lowles, Chief Instructor, Targeting Branch, The Royal School of Artillery
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ian Jackson, Royal Artillery, UK Army
  • Commander Clive Murgatroyd MBE, ChairmanGroup 1, Naval Armaments, NATO & Directorate of Equipment Capability Above Water Effects (Surface Effects), Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Major (Ret'd) Dwayne Hynes, Military Intelligence Analyst, US Army
  • Major Richard Perry, Headquarters Director Royal Artillery (HQ DRA), British Army
  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 Quint Avenetti, Target Acquisition, US Marine Corps
  • Major (ret'd) Bård Frostad, Marketing Director, Weapon Locating Systems, Ericsson Microwave Systems
  • Marketing Director, Weapon Locating Systems, Ericsson Microwave Systems AB
  • Motti Eis, Artillery Ammunition Directorate, Israel Military Industries
  • Dr Murat Eren, Navigation & Guidance System Design Manager, Aselsan
  • Dominique Loye, Deputy Head, Mines-Arms Unit, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross

We are pleased to announce that our Chair this year will be:

Charles Heyman, Director, The R&F International Defence and Security Consultancy


Benefits of attending:
  • MAXIMISE networking opportunities with key decision-makers and industry leaders in the army, navy and air forces of the following countries: The US, UK, Israel, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland and more!
  • REVIEW the latest fire support  programmes with analysis and updates from senior military staff and industry experts
  • DISCOVER the newest developments in mortar munitions technology, long-range artillery, precision weapons, ammunition and fuses and  joint-effects targeting
  • GAIN valuable information about force preparation and doctrinal issues
  • ASSESS country-specific command & control, target acquisition systems and simulation and training
  • BE INFORMED of recent 'law of war' requirements which are creating new technical challenges for manufacturers

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Charles  Heyman

Charles Heyman , Director , R & F International Defence and Security Consultancy

9:10 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Colonel Ole Knudson

Colonel Ole Knudson, Project Manager, Combat Ammunition Systems, US Army

  • Munitions Modernisations
  • Explanation of the US/Swedish cooperative development of Excalibur
  • Explanation of the Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM) programmes
  • Explanation of the artillery Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) programmes
  • Other key US indirect fire efforts
  • 9:50 THREAT INTEGRATION IN ACQUISITION

  • Regulatory requirements for threat representation in test and evaluation
  • Purpose and importance of threat in test and evaluation
  • Threat documentation to support test and evaluation (System Threat Assesment Report - STAR and Test Threat Support Plan - TTSP)
  • Threat validation and accreditation process
  • Major Dwayne Hynes (Ret'd)

    Major Dwayne Hynes (Ret'd), Military Intelligence Analyst , US Army

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 UK INDIRECT FIRE SUPPORT

    Commander Clive Murgatroyd

    Commander Clive Murgatroyd, Directorate of Equipment Capability Above Water Effects, (Surface Effects) , Ministry of Defence

  • History of Naval Fire Support
  • Support to joint operations
  • Current capabilities
  • Requirements for Coastal Suppression
  • Support to Littoral Manoeuvres
  • Future aspirations
  • 11:40 FRENCH INDIRECT SUPPORT

    Gerald Lefebvre

    Gerald Lefebvre, Director, Business Development Germany / United Kingdom / Sweden, GIAT Industries

  • Caesar system update
  • Onboard computation
  • Firing control system
  • The new generation of 155mm artillery ammunition
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 CHALLENGES FOR ARTILLERY ROCKETS IN FUTURE SCENARIOS

    Harald  Wich

    Harald Wich , Head, Product Management, Diehl BGT Defence

  • Change of scenarios, dimensions and target elements
  • Rules of engagement, collateral damage, clean battlefield
  • Target discriminating payload – sensor fused sub-munitions
  • Comparison of future rocket payloads
  • 14:30 SELF DESTRUCT FUZES (SDF)

    Motti Eis

    Motti Eis, Director, Artillery Ammunition Directorate, Ammunition Group, Israel Military Industries

  • The cost-effectiveness of cargo ammunition
  • The UXO problem - examples
  • Operational requirements for the solution
  • Pyrotechnic delay for SDF - the battle-proven solution
  • Test results
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 SURVEILLANCE – AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION

    Sandy Allsopp

    Sandy Allsopp, Managing Director, Allsopp Helikites Ltd

  • The Use of helikites for persistent aerial observation and radio relay
  • Introduction to Helikite aerostats and aerial camera systems
  • Helikite aerial video camera at URBEX
  • The potential use of Helikite aerial surveillance systems for indirect fire support
  • Helikites and over-the-horizon communications
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Charles  Heyman

    Charles Heyman , Director , R & F International Defence and Security Consultancy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Charles  Heyman

    Charles Heyman , Director , R & F International Defence and Security Consultancy

    9:10 UK TARGETING DOCTRINE

    Lieutenant Colonel David Lowles

    Lieutenant Colonel David Lowles, Chief Instructor, Targeting Branch, The Royal School of Artillery

  • UK approach to indirect fire training, including joint fires integration
  • The value of simulation
  • Training for Surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) equipment
  • Impact of ammunition resources and costing on training
  • Thoughts on the impact of increasing collateral damage constraints on the use of indirect fire weapon systems
  • UK targeting development
  • 9:50 MODERN SIMULATION CAPABILITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL INDIRECT FIRE TRAINING

  • Specific needs and restrictions of indirect fire training
  • Exploring indirect fire training in a virtual environment
  • Objectives and capabilities of indirect fire training in a live environment
  • Lessons learnt - the impact of simulation on tactical behaviour
  • Ernst Christians

    Ernst Christians, Marketing & Sales Manager, RUAG - COEL

    Max Fenner

    Max Fenner, Commander, Land Forces, Swiss Army Land Forces Training Center

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 WEAPON LOCATING RADARS IN ASYMMETRIC SCENARIOS

    Major (Ret'd) Bård Frostad

    Major (Ret'd) Bård Frostad, Product Manager, Weapon Locating Radar, Ericsson Microwave Systems

  • Threat and target characteristics
  • Primary requirements for protection systems
  • Existing technical solutions
  • Operational experiences
  • Future development and technical possibilities
  • 11:40 NO HIDING PLACE

  • The use of the HALO Acoustic Weapon Locating (AWL) system in peace support and force protection roles
  • Operational experience in Op Telic
  • Use of AWL in a force protection role, including detection of mortars and improvised explosive devices
  • Integration with C2 or C4I systems
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Stephen Young

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Stephen Young, Sales Manager , Selex Sensors & Airborne Systems

    Neil Rampton

    Neil Rampton, Capability Manager, SELEX S&AS

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ComBatt ADVANCED FIRE SUPPORT SYSTEM

  • Interoperability
  • Interface between ComBatt and C4IS & artillery localization radar
  • Fire support co-ordination, situational awareness
  • Handling of basic firing data & ballistic calculations
  • Effectiveness analysis and selection of weapons and ammunition
  • Planning and conducting firing activities
  • Bjarne Sletten

    Bjarne Sletten, Marketing Manager, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

    Kim Finkenhagen

    Kim Finkenhagen, Software Engineer, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

    14:30 MODERN ARTILLERY SURVEY SYSTEMS

    Murat Eren

    Murat Eren, Design Manager, Navigation & Guidance , Aselsan

  • A view to the next generation modern howitzers
  • Advantages and disadvantages of current and future surveying methods and systems
  • TARSUS, a next-generation artillery survey system for the 21st century
  • Further development opportunities
  • 15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Charles  Heyman

    Charles Heyman , Director , R & F International Defence and Security Consultancy

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

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