Conference Day 2

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS AND PLENARY SESSIONS

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ROMANIAN LAND FORCES

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM HOST NATION ADDRESS: DEMONSTRATING THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF REQUIREMENTS SETTING FOR THE ROMANIAN LAND FORCES

· Examining recently announced projects and programmes to procure a new MLRS platforms and a variety of different wheeled / tracked systems
· Outlining the current stage and progress of the LAROM upgrade programme
· What are the technical requirements for the required new missiles and launch systems?

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM EXAMINING CURRENT AND PLANNED OPERATIONAL INDIRECT FIRES CAPABILITY OF THE BULGARIAN LAND FORCES

· Achieving NATO interoperability and understanding the strategic priorities and operational employment of Bulgarian artillery
· Overview of current capability which includes towed 12mm: 100 D-30, MRL 122mm: 24 ARPA-40, MOR 120mm: 100 M-75 and examining future plans for modernisation and investment
· Feedback from Saber Guardian which saw the Air Defence Artillery live fire exercise take place in Shabla, Bulgaria

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM MODERNISATION OF LITHUANIAN LAND FORCE’S INDIRECT FIRE CAPABILITY

· Outlining the current stage of procurement of 16 PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers in order to expand capabilities of the Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion
· Modernising the 155 mm PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers with battlefield management systems and communication suites
· Tactics, techniques and procedures for providing fire support to Lithuanian and allied ground forces

12:20 PM - 1:15 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM EXAMINING FRENCH COUNTER-BATTERY & COUNTER NON-KINETIC PROFICIENCY

· Counter battery radars and their capability to localise jammers
· Considering the French Army’s current operational counter-battery capability and lessons learned from Afghanistan
· Enhancing the French Army’s long-range radar capability for improved fire support trajectories and targeting

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM 19TH BATTLEFIELD COORDINATION DETACHMENT: FACILITATING THE INTEGRATION OF JOINT AIR AND GROUND OPERATIONS

· Coordinating airpower and ground capabilities across a range of military operations within the USEUCOM and USAFRICOM areas of responsibility
· Ensuring intercommunication is maintained between elements of military forces or other agencies to ensure mutual understanding and unity of purpose and action

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM A VIEW FROM ABOVE: OVERCOMING MOBILITY CHALLENGES IN THE AIRBORNE MORAR PLATOON

· Delegation of fires and improved target intelligence sharing between forces
· Logistical challenges faced by airborne troops, particularly weight and munitions safety, and defining the needs of the mortar platoon leader for future operations
· Systems being used by the platoon

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM FIRE SUPPORT AND THE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH 2030

· Outlining the likely future operational environment and its near-term and long-term fire support implications
· Why must we prepare to operate in a full range of complex environments? Wide spectrum of threats, challenges, & contingencies
· Examining the essential elements of the complex environment and the strategic trends in warfare

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM USING MODELING AND SIMULATION TO SUPPORT INDIRECT FIRE CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

· Overview of current research and application capability for modelling and simulation for supporting indirect fire capability development
· What future trends have been identified and how should capabilities develop to support this?
· What are the priority research areas for modelling and simulation in regard to capability development?

5:10 PM - 5:20 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO