Past event: Military Vehicle Systems Summit

Leveraging Advanced Technologies to Transform Military Ground Systems

Our Military Vehicle Systems Summit is a 'Town-Hall' style forum that will bring together experts from across U.S. Military Services, DoD, & Industry to discuss current initiatives & challenges toward utilizing emerging technologies to help modernize our Military's combat and tactical vehicles, and vehicle systems. The Military Vehicle Systems Summit will detail current and future DoD efforts that are aimed at maximizing the power, survivability and lethality of US Military combat and tactical vehicles.

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Topics to be Covered at the 2021 Summit:

  • Modernizing & Providing New Capabilities for Army's Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGVC) Portfolio to Keep Pace With the Evolving Threat Landscape
  • Managing the Acquisition & Sustainment of USMC Ground Systems Critical to the Fleet Marine Force
  • Transitioning Advanced Technologies to Military Ground Systems Through Industry Collaboration
  • Collaborating with Traditional and Emerging Allies to Ensure US Superiority in the Land Domain
  • Rapidly Delivering Capabilities That Reduce Soldier Exposure, Optimize Manpower, & Enable Sustained Mobility/Lethality
  • Advancing the Electrification Vision for Military Vehicle Systems
  • Leveraging Superior Engineering & Manufacturing Capabilities to Bring Transformative Solutions Such as to the Military Vehicle Market

Why You Should Attend this Year's Summit

The 2022 Defense Funding Bill provides $2.2 billion above the total funding request for increased investments in ground vehicles, aircraft, ships, munitions, and other equipment. Our Military Vehicle Systems Summit is a 'Town-Hall' style forum that will bring together experts from across U.S. Military Services, DoD, & Industry to discuss current initiatives & challenges toward utilizing emerging technologies to help modernize our Military's combat and tactical vehicles, and vehicle systems. The Military Vehicle Systems Summit will detail current and future DoD efforts that are aimed at maximizing the power, survivability and lethality of US Military combat and tactical vehicles.

Senior leaders & Industry Partners at this event will brief delegates on various mission priorities toward enhancing the maneuverability, lethality, and efficiency of military vehicles. This Summit will focus on the integration of advanced capabilities onto ground platforms such as Autonomy/AI, Open Architecture Standards, as well as how the Services are working to modernize existing legacy platforms, such as Amphibious Assault Vehicles, M1A1 Abrams Tanks, & High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvees, in order keep pace in an ever-changing battlespace. Attendees at this event will also have the chance to hear sessions on updates to the Next Generation Combat Vehicle, plans to further develop the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, & other solutions for future military ground systems. Additionally, the Summit will examine the growing role of autonomous/semi-autonomous vehicles/unmanned vehicle systems in combat, and how Project Convergence '20 showed this innovative capability will be key to increasing situational awareness & guiding the Warfighter's ability to make quicker, more accurate decisions.

Finally, attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear a panel about how the military, in collaboration with industry, is looking into applying open standard electronics architectures for the next generation fleet of ground vehicles. They are looking to design cost-effective power technology concepts & develop EV infrastructures that ultimately have the potential to double ground force operational reach, increase performance, and reduce the Army's logistics burden by half, if fully implemented. A panel of experts will discuss this, as well as the current drive to diversify fuel sources & move away from internal combustion engines, although considering alternate sources of battery charging for EVs vehicles will be a must.

Our team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the engineering and acquisition communities, as well as the key policymakers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

Our Military Vehicle Systems Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus.

This Year's Moderator:

  • COL (Ret.) Gerald ‘Andy’ Boston, USA, Strategic Planning Consultant, Multi-Domain Consulting, Former Deputy Director, U.S. Army NGCV Cross Functional Team

2021 Confirmed Speakers:

  • MG Richard R. Coffman, USA, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle CFT, Army Futures Command
  • MG Edmond ‘Miles’ Brown, USA, Commanding General, U.S. Army CCDEVCOM
  • BGen Arthur J. Pasagian, USMC, Commander, MARCORSYSCOM
  • Sandra Long, SES, Senior Advisor for Defense Exports, DASA (DE&C), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
  • LTG (Ret) Eric J. Wesley, USA, Executive VP, Flyer Defense, Former Director, Futures & Concepts Center, Army Futures Command
  • Robert Cross, Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Land Systems, HQMC
  • Stephen S. duMont, President/CEO, GM Defense

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.

Venue

Mary M. Gates Learning Center
701 N Fairfax St, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA

PARKING:
There is NO parking available at the Conference Center, and street parking is limited to 2 hours.

Parking is available for a fee nearby at:
Waterfront At Old Town (One block away)
226 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA 22314, US
$11 Daily Max – CASH ONLY

Canal Center (Three blocks away)
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314
$10 Daily Max

Washington Square (Four blocks away)
652 Wythe St
Alexandria, VA 22314
$13 Daily Max

Please Note: Parking is NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the former Crowne Plaza Hotel (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at:
SHERATON SUITES OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(Two walking blocks to venue)
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23173