Enabling Tactical Lethality
Future Mortar Systems is the world's longest running conference devoted to the study of mortar technology, tactics, techniques and procedures. The principle objective of the event is to build trust, familiarity and working relationships among NATO allied and partner ground forces and combat capability managers, helping to drive interoperability towards more unified and effective joint and coalition operations.
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 degrade or deny us our freedom of manoeuvre, small, highly dispersed tactical forces will become a valuable means of projecting combat power and gaining that access to denied territory. 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..
2018 speakers include:
MEF Liaison Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
Battalion Infantry Commander
Project Manager, Artillery & Mortars
Armaments & Acquisition Division, Czech Ministry of Defence
Officer Commanding, Munitions Training Squadron
Belgian Armed Forces
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
What Others had to Say
"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"