30 Jan 18. IQPC 15th annual Future Artillery conference. Over 15 Heads of Artillery and 200 delegates from over 30 nations will participate at the 15th annual Future Artillery conference, between 14th and 16th May 2018, in London, and debate how to best formulate joint-fires capabilities for the operational environment through to 2035. The 2018 forum will discuss additional key topics such as; multi-domain battle, mobility and mechanisation, range extension, reconnaissance & surveillance, target identification, smart munitions, electronic warfare and cyberspace operations. The event registration link is: https://futureartillery.iqpc.co.uk/srspricing?mac=DFIQ_Events_Register_Listing
Confirmed participants for 2018 include:
• Major General Andrii Koliennikov, Armament and Military Equipment Directorate, Armed Forces of Ukraine
• Brigadier Paul Tennant, Chief Joint Fires and Influence, HQ ARRC, NATO
• Brigadier General Stephen J. Maranian, Commandant, Field Artillery, Fires Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
• Brigadier General Ciprian Marin, Commander, 8 LAROM Brigade, Romanian Land Forces
• Brigadier General Abdeslam El Otmani, Inspector of Artillery, Royal Moroccan Armed Forces
• Colonel John Musgrave, Commandant, Royal School of Artillery, British Army
• Colonel Milan Kalina, Chief of Artillery, Czech Republic Army
• Lieutenant Colonel Béla Szeles, Senior Advisor of Hungarian Artillery, J5, Hungarian MoD
• Lieutenant Colonel Pavol Barančík, Fire Support Coordinator & Chief of Artillery, Slovak Armed Forces
• Major Guy Tamir, Head of Advanced Artillery, Israel Ground Forces
The venue address is:
Chelsea Football Club
Stamford Bridge Fulham Road
London SW6 1HS
31 Jan 18. Bridging the Concept to Capability Gap Symposium 2018
21 – 22 February 2018
Event time: 10:00
Location: Alexandra House Hotel, Wroughton, Swindon
Programme and Venue Now Confirmed
In conjunction with the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) and industry, Symposia at Shrivenham is running a new event at Alexandra House Hotel to examine the challenges of turning concepts into capability. Set in the context of calls for greater ‘agility’ and ‘innovation’, it is also set in the specific context of the need for more rapid capability insertion in a Future Operating Environment characterised by complexity, instability, uncertainty and pervasive information. The event is scheduled over 21-22 February 2018 and will fuse issues of concept and capability development, innovation and acquisition.
The aim of the event is to examine defence and other models for concept to capability development in order to identify best practice that might be adopted.
Brigadier Darrel Amison CBE, Head of Concepts DCDC, will open the event on Day 1 with his keynote. US and industry colleagues will then present on their own perspectives. To broaden the discussion the symposium will include: lessons from F1 motorsport; ‘insights from startups, disruptors, innovators and companies driving change’; and FLO Group with an SME’s view. The Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock OBE, will close the day with his keynote.
On Day 2 we will open with a look at an adversaries perspective before considering four case studies: PA Consulting on ‘The Whole Force Approach’; SAP on ‘Design Thinking ‘ and COTS; MOD BATCIS on Project MORPHEUS; and Nova Systems on Meeting the Test and Evaluation Challenge. Through workshops and a plenary the symposium will look to identify key insights for improving future concept to capability development. The event will conclude with a further keynote addresses.
There is much opportunity for networking, including an evening dinner event at the STEAM railway museum.
The event will be of value to defence contractors, consultants, think-tanks, military and academics working in concept development, acquisition and procurement.
Displays, Demonstrations and Sponsorship