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

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 Update

•    U.S. Army Mortar & PGM Portfolio; priorities, future plans
•    Mortar modularity
•    Effective, lighter weight mortar ammunition across the spectrum of lethality

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Surveillance Of Precision Guided Munitions

Patricia Alameda - Mortars and Common Fire Control Systems Division RDECOM-ARDEC
•    RDECOM Project on PGM
•    Other emerging technologies in mortar systems and munitions
•    U.S. Army R&D priorities

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Patricia Alameda

Mortars and Common Fire Control Systems Division
RDECOM-ARDEC

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

Major Rebecca Darke - Officer Commanding, Munitions Training Squadron British Army
•    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?

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Major Rebecca Darke

Officer Commanding, Munitions Training Squadron
British Army

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?

4:50 pm - 5:40 pm Balancing Safety With Performance: Implementing Global Insensitive Munitions Requirements And Risk Mitigation In The Context Of Munitions Transformation

•    Outlining the standards expected of industry today
•    Factoring IM needs at the munitions concept and design phase
•    Managing insensitivity with enhancing effectiveness and new precision technologies

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