January 18-19, 2023 | Stone Event Center | Huntsville, AL

All details below pertain to the 2023 Summit. Details for the 2024 event are coming soon!

Defense Strategies Institute’s 2nd Annual Joint Fires Summit will bring together the DoD, Military Services, Industry, & Academia to discuss how they are currently working toward delivering cutting-edge surface-to-surface fires systems that will significantly increase range and effects over currently fielded US and adversary systems.




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2023 Confirmed Speakers:

BG Frank J. Lozano
Program Executive Officer,
PEO Missiles and Space, USA

BG Eric D. Little, USA
Commanding General,
White Sands Missile Range

BGen Mark H. Clingan, USMC
Assistant Deputy Commandant to Combat Development and Integration,
Deputy Commanding General of Marine Corps Combat Development Command

COL David S. Lee, USA
Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center,
Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill

CAPT Richard Gensley, USN
Program Manager Precision Strike Weapons,
Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center,

CAPT Dave Stoner, USN
Deputy Director for Weapons and Sensors,

COL John Whelehan, USA
Army Capabilities Fires Cells & Targeting

Download the 2023 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The 2023 Joint Fires Summit will focus on developing and fielding cutting edge fires and strike capabilities to meet the growing challenges of strategic competition across the globe. The need to have reliable and lethal systems capable of penetrating enemy area denial systems is a growing priority as potential enemies continue to invest in their defense capabilities while also developing hypersonic and other standoff weapons systems. The modernization of Joint Fires capabilities and Multi-Domain Operations is considered a top priority, with a requested $24 billion investment in the FY 2023 budget.

Attendees will hear unique insight from leaders throughout DoD, Military, and Industry about the opportunities and challenges that will define Joint Fires in the next decade of multi-domain operations. Speakers will share their perspective on efforts to enhance combat readiness, improve artillery systems for direct and indirect fires, and increase interoperability with joint partners and allies. Finally, a panel of experts and leaders from across the DoD, Industry, & Academia will convene to detail their initiatives toward embracing a modern air denial strategy to deter enemy attacks and maintain a competitive advantage.


2022 Participating Organizations Included:

US Army, Joint Modernization Command, MARCORSYSCOM, DEVCOM, ACM Fires Cells, III Corps, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Leidos Defense Group, PEO Missiles & Space, Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Office of Naval Research, USAF Weapons School, White Sands Missile Range, PEO C3T, Nammo, Ace Electronics Defense Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Elta-Na, GKN Aerospace, Sandia, Northrop Grumman, NammoUSA, Textron Systems, Honeywell Defense and Space, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, EMorf3D

Sponsor & Exhibit Opportunities:

The 2023 Joint Fires Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

- Executing Cross-Domain, Cross-Warfighting Function Doctrine for Increased Multidomain Fires Capabilities

- Maximizing Army’s Sensor Data Sharing & Accessibility to Improve C2 & Fires Capabilities in Support of Warfighter Missions

- Developing and Sustaining Defensive and Offensive Integrated Fires and Mission Command Capabilities in Support of Joint & All-Domain Operating Environments

- Delivering Integrated Air Warfighting Capability to Meet the Needs of Modern and Future Operation Environments

- Leveraging Ramjet Technology Advancements to Help US Army Meet Long-Range Precision Fires and Modernization Priorities

- Maximizing Army’s Sensor Data Sharing & Accessibility to Improve C2 & Fires Capabilities in Support of Warfighter Missions

- Providing Premier Fires Testing Facilities to Ensure National Defense Readiness for Today and the Future

- Embracing a Modern Air Denial Strategy to Deter Enemy Attacks and Maintain a Competitive Advantage

- Enhancing Lethality across Ships at Sea to Operationalize Distributed Maritime Operations and Ensure Requisite Capability and Capacity


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the artillery and fires community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

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Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD, Military, and Industry priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)

__________________________________________________________________________________ *Summit is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS*