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Military Aviation Summit
The Mission: Examine performance of current platforms, identify potential growth areas and strengthen the long term focus of Military Air Assets

13 November, 2012 - 14 November, 2012, Jacksonville, FL, United States

Our Military Aviation Summit will provide the aviation community with a unique forum to discuss and explore current and future programs, business objectives and the evolution of military aviation. Attendees will benefit from direct access and networking opportunities with key program managers, international partners, contractors, industry suppliers and leading academia across the entire military aviation community – all under one roof and at the same time!

Valuable conference briefings will provide unmatched insights on acquisition processes, MRO, avionics, strategic DoD business partnerships, as well as modifications, upgrades and requirements for the military’s air assets. These distinctive event elements will keep attendees and their organizations ahead of the learning curve.

Aviation is at the forefront of the US Military Strategy going forward and our Military Aviation Summit is where the entire military aviation community will gather this fall to examine performance of current platforms, identify potential growth areas and strengthen the long term focus of Military Air Assets.

There has never been a more important time to gather together and discuss the issues facing the aviation community and here’s why…

  • Spending on Aviation Will be Greater than $35 Billion for FY13: In the most recent 2013 Defense Budget Bill, over $35 Billion was slated for aircraft procurement alone. Billions more will be spent in support of these new and existing air asset platforms.
  • Investment in Research, Development & Procurement for New Air Assets: The roughly $6 Billion between the Air Force and Navy for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter represents the largest investment in a single platform either air or ground for the FY13 budget cycle.
  • Maintaining an Aging Fleet: In addition to new platform research, development and procurement, a significant amount of money will be spent to sustain and upgrade the existing platforms that are currently in use. The F/A 18 A-F Lifecycle Sustainment & System Capabilities Upgrades will equal $1.9 Billion.
  • The Need for ISR is Higher than Ever: With the shift from traditional to irregular warfare, there is an increase in reliance on intelligence. As such, each branch has listed Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance gathering and integration among their top priorities.

Key discussion topics will cover:

  • F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Update
  • Current and Future Unmanned Platforms
  • Sustainment and Upgrade of Current Rotorcraft Assets
  • Energy Efficiency Priorities and Potential Cost Savings
  • Aviation needs for Special Operations Forces
  • MRO – Maintaining an aging Air Fleet
  • The Future of Existing Airlift Platforms
  • A Renewed Emphasis on and Investment in Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Assets
  • Acquisition Priorities Across the DoD

Who will you meet at Military Aviation Summit 2012?

Attendee Profile

The Military Aviation Summit audience will include senior level professionals from the military, government agencies, contractors and technology service providers. Attendees will include professionals with the following responsibilities:

  • Senior military leadership
  • Program management from all DoD uniformed services including JPEO’s, USA, USN, USMC, USAF
  • Requirements and operations
  • Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
  • Cockpit avionics upgrades
  • Communication systems development
  • Research labs
  • Weapons systems development
  • Engineering
  • And “boots-on-the-ground” end users!

Venue & Lodging

Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904.396.5100

Group Rate: $80 +13%

Please identify you are part of the IDGA - Military Aviation Summit group to ensure the special rate, based on availability. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event, based on availability. Book your room prior to October 20, 2012.

Reservations Phone: (866) 845-8862 or (904) 396-5100

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


Featuring key stakeholder briefs on aviation priorities from military leaders including:

  • Captain Roy Undersander, Executive Officer, Naval Air Station Jacksonville
  • Rear Admiral Michael Johnson, USN (Ret) Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Robert J Primbs, Director, Emerging Technologies Workload Development, United States Air Force
  • Colonel Trent Edwards, USAF, Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing Air Education and Training Command
  • Kevin Buckley, SES, Program Executive Officer for Air Force Mobility Programs, Aeronautical Systems Center
  • Colonel Dan Dagher, Commander, 317th Airlift Group
  • Lieutenant General Bradley Heithold, USAF, Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command
  • Shamus Donlon, Director of Strategic, Services Realization
  • Captain Michael T. Moran, USN, Program Manager, P-8A Poseidon Program Office
  • Colonel Ronald F. Stuewe, Jr., Commander, 23rd Fighter Group
  • Lieutenant Commander Patrick Snow, US Navy Additional Panelists to Be Announced
  • Captain Dan Boyles, USN, Deputy Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
  • Dr. Bill Powers, Colonel (ret), Research Fellow, US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory
  • Jim Dabney, Mission Control Systems Team Lead, BAMS Mission Control
  • Colonel Mary O'Brien, Commander, 70th ISR Wing
  • Lieutenant Colonel Norm White, USAF, Modeling & Simulation Division (ASC/ENM), Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)
  • Larry Taranto, Modeling & Simulation Division (ASC/ENM), Engineering Directorate, Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC)


Event details

13 November, 2012
14 November, 2012
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk
United States


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