Maintaining Advantage in Dynamic Tactical EnvironmentsAt seven years, the Future Mortar Systems conference is longest running strategic forum about mortar systems and the role of indirect firepower in contemporary and future tactical environments.
The role of infantry and artillery in contemporary operations is continuously under reassessment as land forces look to prepare for both near-peer and low-tech adversaries whose tactics are increasingly hybrid. Transformations in concepts of operations will have a significant impact on land forces and the employment of indirect firepower and this, in turn, is shaping and reshaping the contemporary mortar system and its desired effects in the battlespace. The 2017 Future Mortar Systems conference allows warfighters a unique opportunity to share their perspectives on what a robust indirect fire capability could or should look like to achieve success in future conflicts.
Beyond operational and strategic discussions, the 2017 FMS event will identify both persistent and emerging challenges and priorities that are shaping the contemporary thinking of infantry, artillery and marine corps. Key areas for discussion will include training and safety, noise and weight reduction, munitions standardization, target acquisition, digitized fire support and mobility.
Introducing the 2017 Speaker Panel
Vice President of Operations, Everis Aerospacial y Defensa
VP Weapon Systems
Product Manager Fire Support Solutions
Saran Vectronix AG
Senior Manager, International and Growth Programs, Precision Indirect Fires
Raytheon Missile Systems
SO1 Light Forces, Close Combat , Ground Manoeuvre Capability
British Army HQ
ACOS Training Innovation & Interoperability
Italian Special Operations Forces
Second in Command/Operations Officer
Future Organisation Development Officer
Director of Armored Vehicle Project Team
South Korea Defense Acquisition Program Administration
OIC of Enlisted Gunnery & Cannoneer Schools
US Marine Corps
Liaison Office to the Dutch MOD
Belgian Ministry of Defence
Fire Support, Land Forces Command
Director Target Acquisition School
US Marine Corps
CI Mortar Division, Specialist Weapons School
Infantry Section, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
DI (DES) Mortar Division, Specialist Weapons School
US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
Demil & Environmental Technologies
US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
NATO Support and Procurement Agency
What are the benefits of attending this year?
Gain exclusive insight from international mortar operators on their capabilities, future requirements and operational experience
Find out what strategies or technologies are being used to enhance accuracy, range, and lethality, whilst also ensuring logistical simplicity and mobility, to better support your indirect fire capability
Network with the global mortars community, all in attendance to address urgent challenges and explore new avenues for cooperation and improvement in capabilities
Learn about the most recent and upcoming developments in mortar technologies including: precision-guided munitions, digital command and control systems, GPS software vulnerabilities, insensitive munitions, and simulations
Gain access to new doctrinal thinking on the future role of infantry indirect firepower from senior military officials
Get a rare opportunity to share expertise and operational experience with the a diverse community of experts from communications and cyber, the Special Forces, and R&D
What Others Have 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"