High Mobility, Enhanced Lethality: Maintaining Rapid Tactical Advantage
Future Mortar Systems is the world's longest running conference devoted to the study of mortar technology, tactics, techniques and procedures.
This year’s event is all about empowering the dispersed combat unit for tomorrow’s fight. As our enemies become more technologically proficient and able to deny us our freedom of manoeuvre, small, highly dispersed tactical forces will become a valuable means of projecting combat power. This concept of future land warfare has significant implications for the development, acquisition and employment of mortar systems and the TTPs of small combat units, which will need to be empowered with capabilities that enhance their survivability, mobility and lethality in more hostile and ambiguous warfighting contexts. It is with this in mind that we are hosting this year’s Future Mortars conference, which will address the investment needed to sustain, modernise or innovate tactical weapon systems to maintain tactical dominance.
The 2018 Speaker Faculty
MEF Liaison Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Deputy Director, Central Scientific Research Institute of the Armament and Military Equipment Directorate
Armed Forces of Ukraine
Belgian Special Forces
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
Commanding Officer, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Company
U.S. Marine Corps
Head of Mortars/Fire Support Division
Royal Danish Army
Officer Commanding, Munitions Training Squadron
Head of Project, New Mortar System Military Branch
Swiss Armed Forces
Belgian Armed Forces
Special Forces Support Center
Czech 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
Radar Specialist, DST Group
Australian Department of Defence
4th Ranger Regiment
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"