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Focus Day

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

Christopher Foss, Independent, Consultant

Christopher Foss

Independent
Consultant

09:10 AM - 10:00 AM Strong Europe: Equipping U.S. Army Europe for the Future Operating Theatre

Timothy McGuire, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe
• A briefing on the ‘Strong Europe’ strategy and U.S. Army Europe’s plans for adapting to a new threat reality


Timothy McGuire

Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Europe

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Interoperability between Regular and Special Forces in Contemporary Operations

Andrea Bandieri, ACOS Training Innovation & Interoperability, Joint Special Forces Command HQ
• Delivering effective joint operations between conventional and special forces
• What are the equipment priorities for the Special Forces? How is light-weight mobility balanced with lethality?
• How might the requirements of the Special Forces change? Is industry ready for this shift?

Andrea Bandieri

ACOS Training Innovation & Interoperability
Joint Special Forces Command HQ

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Enabling Soldier Overmatch With 40mm Extended Range Precision Solutions

William 'Ed' Thomas, Europe Business Development Lead, Raytheon
• Incorporating semi-active laser (SAL) terminal guidance with enhanced guidance to engage point targets out to 1,500m
• Dismounted or platform launched capability to deliver operational flexibility on the battlefield


William 'Ed' Thomas

Europe Business Development Lead
Raytheon

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Coffee

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mobile Organic Firepower in the U.S. Marine Corps

Osman Lima, Cannoneer School Course Chief, U.S. Marine Corps
• How does the U.S. Marine Corps employ mobile firepower?
• Balancing the necessity for mobility with lethality for ship to shore operations: logistical challenges and equipment requirements
• Precision-guided munitions in the U.S. Marine Corps

Osman Lima

Cannoneer School Course Chief
U.S. Marine Corps

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Future Armament Requirements for U.S. Special Forces Command

Patricia Alameda, CM, Mortars and Common Fire Control Systems Division, ARDEC, U.S Army
• What are the challenges to ARDEC in its role in ensuring combat effectiveness for the Special Operations Command and the Army?
• How have the requirements for Mortar Fire Control changed over the past 5-10 years?
• Developing technologies for mobile protected firepower and precision-munitions

Patricia Alameda

CM, Mortars and Common Fire Control Systems Division
ARDEC, U.S Army

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

• What capability gaps are manoeuvre forces facing and what should be the first priority to solving these?
• What capabilities can we expect from future rapid reaction forces? What are the solutions to ensuring effective, highly-mobile firepower?
• Lessons from the Special Forces
• Equipping NATO for territorial defence and superior lethality

Andrea Bandieri

ACOS Training Innovation & Interoperability
Joint Special Forces Command HQ

Christopher Foss

Independent
Consultant

Timothy McGuire

Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Europe

Patricia Alameda

CM, Mortars and Common Fire Control Systems Division
ARDEC, U.S Army

Osman Lima

Cannoneer School Course Chief
U.S. Marine Corps

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Focus Day

Christopher Foss, Independent, Consultant

Christopher Foss

Independent
Consultant