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Directed Energy and Next Generation Munitions 2017 Conference

26 June, 2017 - 28 June, 2017, Arlington, VA, United States

Delivering Technological Overmatch to the Warfighter

As the military moves away from the COIN focused fight, and prepares for a more conventional near-peer adversary it is important that we lead the charge in defense innovation and development. With defense spending on the rise and technical advancements in power generation, thermal management, and HEL laser beam quality and control the time to bring Directed Energy Systems (DES) to the warfighter has arrived.

Over the three-day summit we will look at what has changed in regards to DE advancements over the last year regarding technology, acquisition and joint service roadmaps. This venue will bring together thought leaders, acquisition executives, industry solution providers, and academia in order to tackle some of the challenges that face this community in the near, mid, and far term fight. We will also take a deep dive into policy and operational considerations for the development and employment of these next generation weapons and how we can best transition from R&D to operational success when the technology is demonstrated. Finally we will look to gain insight from warfighter perspectives on the operational challenges and requirements of DES that will influence the capabilities of this game-changing technology and make it more valuable to the future fight.


Topics we'll cover in the main conference include:

  • Directed Energy and Countering Anti-Access/Area Denial Challenges
  • Meeting SWAP-C challenges to Operationalizing the Electromagnetic Railgun
  • Towards Distributed Lethality: Increasing the Offensive Punch of Surface Warships
  • Active Denial Technology
  • Future Applications of Solid State Lasers (SSL) in the Maritime Domain
  • Directed Energy for Ground Based Counter-UAS
  • Integrating Smart Munitions into Legacy Weapons Systems
  • Countering Cruise Missile Threats with Electric Weapon Systems


Now Factor

Strategic imperatives to meet growing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) challenges in a fiscally austere environment requires DoD to leverage existing technology to get the most out of every system. Not only do directed energy and other electric weapon systems such as EMRG offer significantly reduced the cost-per-shot over conventional systems, allowing forward deployed elements to maintain credible deterrence and combat power over time, but also offer the prospect of a scalable threat response to to deter, disable, or destroy targets as required. Furthermore, next generation munitions, such as the Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP) offer capabilities to meet multiple mission sets from existing weapon systems, such as the Mk 45 five inch deck gun, as well as future platforms such as EMRG



''I got a feel for where the entire DE community really is.''
Senior Manager, Raytheon

''This event was a hopeful yet honest look at the future of DE, I hope as we progress in the field there will be more discussions of this kind.''
Captain, USAF

''Excellent DE information and networking for an unclassified conference.''
Aerospace Business Development, Treble One LLC

Venue

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington VA 22202
United States
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wascc-crystal-city-marriott-at-reagan-national-airport/
Phone: (703) 413-5500

Accommodation
Enjoy style and substance at Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport. Our hotel is conveniently located in Arlington, VA - near the attractions of downtown Washington, as well as shopping at Pentagon City. We're also a short walk from the Crystal City Metro station. Our well-appointed rooms and suites are ready to meet the needs of today’s travelers, with wired and wireless Internet, Marriott's Plug-In technology panels, and evening turndown service. Soundproof windows and deluxe bedding in every hotel room ensure a peaceful night's sleep here in Arlington. Hosting an event in Northern Virginia? Our hotel features almost 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including the delightful Potomac Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 400 guests. Last but not least, our knowledgeable and intuitive staff is on hand to assist you with anything you might need during your Arlington, VA visit. Book your stay at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, and enjoy an innovative blend of work and play.

The special room rate of $233 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 703-413-5500 or 1-800-228-9290 and give the group name Directed Energy & Precision Munitions no later than June 6, 2017.  In addition the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.Joint Service Directed Energy Roadmap Focus Day – Monday, June 26th
  • Workshop A: Naval Roadmap for DES Testing and Operational Implementation
  • Workshop B: Incorporating Directed Energy into the BMDS and CUAS Architecture
  • Workshop C: Directed Energy and the USAF Air Superiority Flight Plan
  • Workshop D: Integrating DES on Ground Mobile Platforms for U.S Army and USMC
Main Conference Day One - Tuesday, June 27th
  • Including: Demo Drive and Morning Networking & Refreshment Break, Networking Luncheon, Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break
Main Conference Day Two - Wednesday, June 28th
  • Including: Demo Drive and Morning Networking & Refreshment Break, Networking Luncheon, Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

2017 Speakers

  • Congressman Doug Lamborn, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Representative, Colorado's 5th Congressional District
  • Congressman Jim Langevin, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Representative, Rhode Island's 5th Congressional District
  • Lt Gen Bradley Heithold, Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • RADM Michael Manazir, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems, OPNAV N9
  • Major General John McMullen, Vice Commander, Air Combat Command, USAF
  • Richard Matlock, Advanced Technology Program Executive, Missile Defense Agency
  • John Fiore, Technical Director, NSWC Dahlgren Division
  • Richard Carlin, Head, Sea Warfare and Weapons Department, Office of Naval Research
  • Tom Webber, Director, Technical Center, USASMDC/ARSTRAT
  • COL (R) John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, US Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE)
  • Dr. Richard Bagnell, SHiELD Program Manager, AFRL
  • COL Edward O'Neill, Director, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCoE)
  • COL Jim Jenkins, Director of the Science and Technology, and Experiment Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • Scott Boyd, Director, JLaSE Joint Feasibility Study, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Thomas Karako, Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Sean Ross, AFRL Directed Energy Liaison, SAF/AQR
  • Maj Jeffrey Nelson, Joint Test and Evaluation, OSD
  • Sarwat Chappell, Program Officer for Weapons, Power & Energy, Office of Naval Research-Code 333
  • Sam Gutierrez, Staff Assistant, Directed Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense For Research and Engineering/Weapons
  • Dr. Lin Zhu, Associate Professor, Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
  • Dr. Markus Jung, Vice President for Directed Energy, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition
  • Colonel Fabian Ochsner, Vice President Business Development and Marketing, Rheinmetall Air Defence
  • David B. Allison, HEL Product Line Director, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • Dr. Arthur Morrish, Vice President, Advanced Concepts and Technology, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  • Dr. Daniel Darnell, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

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Event details

IDGA
26 June, 2017
28 June, 2017
Arlington
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
Virginia
United States
Conference
ASDE-15884


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