Future Mortar Systems Conference 2015

Exploring cost-effective, yet meticulous solutions to enhance future mortar capability

Building on the success of previous events in the series, our 2015 conference will provide a detailed insight into the front line experiences of mortar crews from a host of nations, coupled with a strategic and long-term viewpoint from senior military personnel. The Future Mortar Systems Conference 2015 is a unique opportunity to learn from other military forces and share experiences and best practice techniques in a collaborative environment.


Key themes previously addressed at the Future Mortar Systems Conference include:

  • Can increased emphasis on comprehensive simulation in mortar focused training be an effective substitute for live fire training? Is there a realistic solution available that can reduce the cost of live fire training to allow for a reduction in associated ammunition costs?
  • The identification of a balance between the desire for precision guided mortar technology and the need for lower expenditures in a time of austerity. Are fire control systems a viable solution to increase accuracy and thus reduce ammunition costs?
  • The increased emphasis on mortar mobility as a means to improve ‘shoot and scoot’ capability. What are the current and future mortar mobility demands facing armed forces? How can current platforms be adapted to meet such requirements?The emphasis on the digital battle space for increased communication, integration and proficiency.

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2014 Speakers

  • Major Nils Carlsson, Future Organisation Development Officer, Swedish Army
  • Wim De Ruijter, Weapon Systems, TNO, The Netherlands Ministry Partner
  • Major R.C.H. de Vries, Mortar Division, The Royal Netherlands Army
  • Major Nicholas French, Infantry Trials & Development Unit, British Army
  • Lieutenant Jonas Drågen Gjetøy, Mortar Instructor, Norwegian Land Warfare Center, Norwegian Army
  • Major Gregor Hafner, J7/GS, Army of Slovenia
  • Ted Hom, OPM Combat Ammunition Systems International Programmes, US Army
  • Major Hayden Jellard, SO2 Support Weapons Force Development Branch, British Army
  • Major Per Kleiven, Project CV90 Project Manager, Norwegian Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Matysek, Field Artillery, Polish Army
  • Mr Thomas Nielson, Ammunition Support Branch Technician, General and Cooperative Services Programme, NATO
  • Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Quintas, Training and Doctrine at the Infantry School, Spanish Army
  • Major Eike Sinzig, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army
  • Jim Storr, Defence Consultant, UK
  • Christopher Stout, Fuze and Precision Armaments Directorate, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martin Šufajzl, General Staff - Artillery Training, Army of the Czech Republic
  • Major Charles Tardy-Joubert, Artillery Capability Branch, French Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Olaf Tuneke, Indirect Fire Development, German Army
  • Captain Philipp Uppenkamp, Platoon Leader in Afghanistan, German Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Simon West, SO1 Land Concepts, DCDC, UK MoD
  • Mr Jacques Schaap, Business Development Manager, Microflown AVISA
  • Mr Grzegorz SzydA,o, Chief of Project Management Team, Huta Stalowa Wola S.A.

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 7, 2015