The demands of the 21st century battlefield present some of the most challenging threat environments known to man. Protecting and equipping the warfighter has never been more complex as they combat terrorist threats, weapons of mass destruction, and rogue nations in harsh, multifaceted conditions for longer periods of time. It is the advancements in both sensor and imaging technology that enable the warfighter to see, acquire, and target hostile forces, day or night, in these next generation threat environments.
"The Army is using its advanced Night Vision sensors in Iraq and Afghanistan 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The capabilities of these critical combat tactical sensors are vital in the asymmetrical fight against terrorism."
-COL Curtis McCoy, U.S. Army G8 Office
This event will focus on the latest technological advancements in military night vision systems and sensors to maintain a competitive edge on the battlefield. It will look at investments in new solutions meant to enhance warfighter ability to “own the night.”
In addition, discover how the night vision world is adapting in the current fiscal environment, what the future outlook is, and how industry is evolving to meet commercial needs.
Our 8th Annual Night Vision Systems will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the night vision community. Analyze future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in changing environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Washington to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to illuminate the future of night vision.
This year's event will look at:
- Emerging night vision needs and requirements within the Department of Defense
- New capabilities and technologies for night operations on the ground, in the air, and by sea
- Partnership opportunities between government, industry, and academia
- Adapting night vision technology to complement existing/up-and-coming commercial applications
- Providing enhanced vision systems to federal and local law enforcement agencies
Who You Will Meet
Our 8th Annual Night Vision Systems is a forum on the many changing requirements and challenges of the military night vision industry. You will have the opportunity to interact and network with representatives from the defense community, as well as personnel from various government agencies, law enforcement units, research, manufacturers/contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Directors, Branch Heads, Department Chiefs, Scientists and Engineers with the following functions and expertise
- Night Vision Systems
- Image Intensification
- Signature Measurement and Tracking
- Active Illumination
- Target Acquisition
- Capability Integration
- Surveillance and Reconnaissance
- Thermal Imaging
- Visual Augmentation
- Sensors and Lasers
Venue & Accommodation
Waterview Conference Center
1919 North Lynn Street
22209, United States
Please note that IDGA has not established a room block although there are several nearby hotels (many within walking distance). Please visit the below link for a listing.
- Scott Fish Ph.D, Chief Scientist, U.S. Army
- Nibir Dhar Ph.D, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
- Ryan Kresse, Program Manager, Optics, Marine Corps Systems Command
- Jeffrey Noel, Director, EO and Special Mission Sensors, Naval Air Warfare Center
- Igor Ternovskiy Ph.D, Senior Physicist, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
- Ellen Howden, Sensors and Lasers Division, Defense Technology Security Administration
- Dr. Joseph Estrera, Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, L-3 Electro-Optical Systems