Armored Vehicles USA Conference 2024

June 25-26, 2024 - Austin, TX, United States

Modernizing The US Army's Armored Force For 2030+

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has demonstrated the continued tactical and operational importance of armored capabilities in the modern battlespace, along with growth and delivery of key armored vehicle programs, it is imperative that the US and allied nations continue to modernize their armored vehicle forces.

Numerous US and allied armored vehicle programs are also reaching maturity, providing opportunities for the ongoing innovation in weaponry, automative, electronics and material science that will continue to boost market growth throughout platform life cycles. Annually, the US military spends roughly $5 Billion on the acquisition of new Armored Vehicles.

This event therefore provides a unique opportunity to partner with key stakeholders and to map your product strategies and rollouts for the next decade and beyond.

Our event serves as a US centered platform for the comprehensive discussion of everything armored vehicle related, covering strategic issues to the threat environment, to the challenges of MRO and lifecycle management, all the way through to the next generation of 'optionally manned' combat vehicles. Over the course of our conference, military practitioners, research and development colleagues, acquisition managers and partners from industry will discuss emerging technologies, changing CONOPS, and preparations for the challenges of the Army of 2030 and beyond.

What You Can Expect    

  • Providing a vehicle-centric lens to examine The Army Modernization Strategy (AMS) and how the Army is transforming into a multi-domain force by 2030
  • Delivering updates on the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) program; OMFV, RCV & AMPV
  • Supporting the outreach objectives of the U.S. military commands
  • Hosting international leaders to share case-studies with US counterparts and providing opportunities for productive sidebar discussions with allies and partners
  • Facilitating discussion on warfighting concepts and the role of armor in multi-domain high-intesity conflict

Very valuable because all aspects of future armoured vehicles were well covered

Planning Division II, Land Systems Roadmap Group, German Ministry of Defence

Very valuable. You got the right level of people at this conference. Contacts made were invaluable!

Sales / Marketing Manager, Bren-Tronics, Inc.

Very valuable in advancing conversations and securing contacts

Sr. Program Manager, University of Dayton Research Institute

It was valuable in providing insight into upcoming programs and timelines. Also provided some networking opportunities

Program Manager, DEW Engineering

2024 Chairman

  • General (Ret.) David G. Perkins, Former Commanding General, US Army Training and Doctrine Command

2024 Speakers

  • The Honorable Douglas Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and Army Acquisition Executive, US Department of Defense
  • Lieutenant General Karl Gingrich, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, G-8, US Army
  • Major General Glenn A. Dean, Program Executive Offcer, Ground Combat Systems, US Army
  • Brigadier General Michael Lalor, Commanding General, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), US Army
  • Brigadier General Michael Simmering, Commandant, US Army Armor School, Training and Doctrine Command, US Army
  • Mr. Kevin McEnery, Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV) Cross-Functional Team, Army Futures Command, US Army
  • Mr. Stephen Bowdren, SES, Program Executive Officer, Land Systems, USMC
  • Mr. Garry Bishop SES, Deputy Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, Land and Expeditionary Warfare, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Sandra Long, Senior Advisor for Defense Exports, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation
  • Colonel Ken Bernier, Project Manager, Future Battle Platforms, PEO GCS US Army
  • Colonel Ryan Howell, Program Manager, Main Battle Tank Systems, PEO GCS, US Army
  • Colonel Armin Dirks, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, German Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Jim Howard OBE, Deputy Team Leader & CS and CSS Portfolio Lead, Land Combat Vehicles, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Mr. Michael Trzeciak, Project Manager, Positioning Navigation Timing (PNT), Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), US Army
  • Mr. Kyle Bruner, Product Manager for Force Projection, Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), US Army
  • Mr. Mark McCoy, Project Manager, Joint Program Office Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), US Army
  • Mr. Alfred Grein, Executive Director for Research and Technology Integration, Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC), US Army
  • Dr. Michael Santaspirt PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, and the Chief Futures Officer, DEVCOM Armaments Center, US Army
  • Brent Lance, MLOPS Lead, PM IS&A Project Linchpin; Senior Science Advisor, NGA Maven; AI Researcher, DEVCOM Army Research Lab, US Army
  • David Michelson, Director, Autonomy Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Dwayne D. Hynes, Chief of Foreign Intelligence Technology, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, US Army
  • Jon Hastie, Jon Hastie, Senior Director, Technology & Senior Technical Fellow, QinetiQ, Inc.
  • Josh Araujo, Chief Executive Officer, Forterra

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Downright Austin (Formerly known as Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol)
701 E. 11th Street, 78701
Austin, Texas, USA

Group Rate: $209.00 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking this reservation link. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability;

Cut-off date: Monday, June 10th, 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.) Rate is available 2 days prior and 2 days post the event dates. However, these rates are subject to availability and will not be available past the group cut of date.