Munitions Focus Day
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Welcome Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Chairman's Opening Remarks
1:10 pm - 1:50 pm 120 Mm High Explosive Guided Mortar (Hegm) Programme – Design Qualification Stage UpdateLieutenant Colonel Pat Farrell - Product Manager, Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems, PM CAS, U.S. Army
• U.S. Army Mortar & PGM Portfolio; priorities, future plans
• Mortar modularity
• Effective, lighter weight mortar ammunition across the spectrum of lethality
Lieutenant Colonel Pat FarrellProduct Manager, Guided Precision Munitions and Mortar Systems, PM CAS
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Target Acquisition & Radar Integration For Indirect Fires
• Australian DST work on radar and targeting for indirect fires
• Some of the major technological challenges for detection of low-observable targets in congested and contested battlespaces
• Work on simulation and modelling
2:30 pm - 12:00 am Precision In Gps-Degraded Environments
• Future operating environments; contested, congested and spectrum-focused
• Joint indirect fires in degraded environments: challenges and opportunities
• Implications for precision munitions in these contexts
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Cofee & Networking
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Blue Sky Training On Munitions: Enhancing The Survivability Of The Front Line Soldier
• How do we increase the survivability of the front line soldier in more lethal operating environments?
• How does munitions training deliver this enhanced survivability?
• When we procure and manage the lifecycle of munitions, how important is training for risk?
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Ammunition Guidance And Training
• Explosives and ordnance training and safety today
• What are the main challenges facing states today in managing their ammunitions stockpiles?
• What training techniques and technologies are used to improve awareness and training?