Asian Artillery: Superintendent from the Republic of Korea Armed Forces to Discuss Range and Lethality

Top Quote High-level international speakers to attend Defence IQ's conference Future Artillery Asia. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 28, 2011 - London, UK - Brigadier General Lim Sang Soo, Superintendent, School of Artillery, Republic of Korea Armed Forces, will be speaking on how to enhance current artillery systems by developing future doctrine and strengthening capabilities at the Future Artillery Asia conference, September 6th-7th, at the Swissôtel Merchant Court Hotel in Singapore.

    To meet urgent regional threats of countries such as South Korea, India, and Singapore, Brig Gen Lim will be providing operational feedback into current systems such as the Samsung K9Thunder- a South Korean self-propelled 155 mm howitzer from Samsung Techwin. According to the company website, the K9 Thunder has an increased rate to enable rapid and concentrated artillery power, providing superior mobility and survivability.

    The implementation of this type of system plays an important part in the South Korean modernisation process and provides valuable operational feedback for other Asian and Asian-Pacific nations.

    Brig Gen Lim is a former director of the fire and munition program department and has in-depth experience of acquisition programmes, force planning and G-3 operations. At Future Artillery Asia he will join a speaker faculty of international experts such as Colonel Pedro P. Biasbas, Commander, Army Artillery Regiment, Philippine Armed Forces, who is leading a session on the Capability Upgrade Programme (CUP).

    Additional featured speakers include:

    - Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand D. Almoite, Philippine Marine Corps, reviewing The Philippine Marine Corps experience of responding to a threat environment

    - Lieutenant Colonel Richard Vagg, Australian School of Artillery, targeting another critical issue for the Asian-Pacific artillery community: how to achieve a modern, fully digitised battlespace

    - Brigadier (ret'd) Gurmeet Kanwal, Indian Ministry of Defence, discussing how to increase the degradation and destruction of the target through delivery of fire in depth by all means necessary

    Session details are available on the event website at, the full programme is also available for download. In addition, visitors can access the Media Centre for related content and articles.

    Defence IQ invites Flag Officers 1 Star and above to attend the conference for free, by requesting a complimentary pass from Johanna Mikkela at defence ( @ ) iqpc dot co dot uk dot

    The Defence IQ Future Artillery LinkedIn Group is open for membership at

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Johanna Mikkela | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ | Tel: +44 20 7368 9300

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