Registration is Now Open for SMi’s Mortar Systems Technology 2016

SMi Group reports: (07.03.2016, London): Registration is now open for SMi’s inaugural conference on Mortar Systems Technology which will take place on the 29th and 30th June 2016 in London, UK.

London, United Kingdom, March 09, 2016 --( As a vital support weapon, mortars are of paramount strategic importance for land operations and as such there is a need to understand the latest cutting-edge technologies enabling their advancement. Furthermore, as technology expands, so does cost, making procurement of mortar systems a key issue. Traditional challenges facing mortar teams have included resolving issues of precision v range, increased lethality and manoeuvrability. In order to mitigate these traditional challenges mortar technology have been advancing at a fast rate. However, there is still further room for development as new challenges begin to emerge and as the environment surrounding mortar systems continues to change.

Mortar Systems Technology 2016 will bring together programme managers, operational commanders, fire support, research, as well as the senior engineers and technical directors responsible for developing capability in this vital area.

For further information or to register please visit the event website

2016 Speaker Line Up:

• Lieutenant Colonel Adam Clarke, (Event Chairman) Commanding Officer, Support Weapons School, British Army
• Lieutenant Colonel Robert Dunn, Director of Land Requirements, DLR 2 – Artillery, Air Defence, ISTAR & UAV, FOO-FAC Modernization, Canadian Army
• Major Nicholas French, Officer Commanding , British Army
• Major Tony Dixon, OC Strike Coy, British Army
• Major Michael Johnsson, Head of Guns and Mortars, Danish Army Combat and Fire Support Centre
• Major Ben Jones, Chief Instructor of the Mortar Division, Support Weapons School, British Army
• Leo Manahl, HQ European Command Non-Lethal Weapon Liaison, US Army Europe
• Joakim Lewin, Head of Mortar Programme, FMV
• Jan Roman, Director, Military Technical Institute of Armament and Ammunition
• Vaclav Hejtmanek, Commercial Manager, Military Technical Institute of Armament and Ammunition
• Christophe Soleil, Director, Research and Development, Mecar SA
• Dr Hugh Goyder, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University
• Manuel Martin Florez, Product Manager, TECHFIRE, EXPAL (MAXAM Group)
• Christopher Foss, Editor IHS Janes Armoured Fighting Vehicles/Jane’s Artillery and Air Defence, IHS Jane’s

To download the full agenda please visit the event website

Benefits of Attending:
• Examine key issues facing mortar systems teams
• Discuss best practices in the training mortar teams and commanders
• Hear from a diverse range of speakers from across the world that have expertise in mortar systems
• Network with key players in the industry
• Develop an understanding of how to successfully implement training drills

To register or for further information about the event, visit the website

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of March to save £400 off the conference price.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, contact Paul Deller on +44 (0) 207 827 6194 or

For media enquiries, contact Ina Luft on +44 (0) 207 827 6732 or

Mortar Systems Technology
29-30 June 2016
London, UK
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6194

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