23 - 25 October, 2018 | Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

•    Range versus precision fires – the need for precision
•    Targeting and intelligence preparation of the battlespace
•    Ukraine’s need of a reconnaissance-strike system

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Major General Andrii Koliennikov

Deputy Director, Central Scientific Research Institute of the Armament and Military Equipment Directorate
Armed Forces of Ukraine

9:50 am - 10:50 am Light Forces In The Future Conflict – Lethality In A Future Peer Fight

•    Future combat power concepts
•    ‘Multi-domain operations’ doctrine and preparing for a near-peer fight
•    Developing targeting technologies for faster, more effective engagements in preparation for urban warfighting
•    The highly dispersed tactical unit as a combat power asset

10:50 am - 11:20 am Morning Coffee and Networking

10:20 am - 11:00 am Special Forces Weapons Tactics, Training And Requirements

Colonel Christophe Closset - Director Belgian Special Forces
•    Belgian Special Forces training – airborne ops, weapons and target acquisition
•    Special operations tactics in hostile, congested land environments
•    Future requirements for mortars and indirect fire capabilities

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Colonel Christophe Closset

Director
Belgian Special Forces

11:50 am - 12:30 pm Indirect Fire In Support Of Special Operations

Confirmed Representative - 4th Ranger Regiment Italian Army
•    The concept of operations for the Monte Cervino
•    Mortar capabilities used by the Ranger Regiment
•    Streamlining mission command, training for time sensitive target planning with a focus on engaging high value targets

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Confirmed Representative

4th Ranger Regiment
Italian Army

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm Project Scorpion – French Arty Update

Captain Antoine Vallet - CFT/DIV CAPA SCORPION/BI3D-AF French Army
•    Scorpion land vehicle acquisition
•    PGM development
•    Operational challenges facing French Artillery today


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Captain Antoine Vallet

CFT/DIV CAPA SCORPION/BI3D-AF
French Army

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Romania’s Mortar Capabilities, Operational Needs, Future Plans

•    Romania’s new Piranha 5s mortar variant
•    81mm mortar assets
•    What do Romania’s light forces need to maintain tactical dominance?


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:30 pm - 12:00 am Delivering Direct And Indirect Fire Capabilities For The Small Unit Leader

•    Mounted mortar requirements at the squad and platoon level
•    Requirements development process and engagement with local and international industry

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm The Art Of The Possible In Expeditionary Fire Support Technology – The ACERM

•    Targeting and engagement technologies
•    Advanced munitions and ONR research portfolio

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks