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Military Radar Summit 2014

7 April, 2014 - 9 April, 2014, Washington, DC, United States

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Developing the Next-Generation Military Radar while Maintaining Current Systems

Our Military Radar Summit is the only gathering of radar executives from the DOD, US Government, OEM’s, subcontractors and academia that provides a platform to partner, discuss, and develop future innovations and partnerships in military radar.

Radar has been one of the most important elements of military equipment for over 60 years now. From initially being used purely as an air-defense tool, they are now used in a range of tasks from urban operations to ballistic missile defense. The importance of maintaining our current radar systems while simultaneously developing the next generation of radar cannot be understated in keeping the US on the cutting edge of technology.

At this year’s Military Radar Summit we will look to the future of military radar while examining projects aimed at prolonging the lives of current US military radars.  Join us for the only exclusive military radar event in the country!


Major topics of discussion include:

  • Acquisition priorities for ground based radar and how to track funded government programs
  • How to enhance missile defense and synthetic aperture radar application on UAV and air born platforms
  • What is the total cost of operation for radar systems and how to decrease it

All New For 2014:

  • Don’t miss our OEM Panel Discussion on the industry’s direction and the total cost of operation for radar systems
  • Join our strongly anticipated focus day on cognitive radar
  • Network with your peers and encourage partnerships


The military gave a good overview of their needs, and the academic community provided insight into their research. The meat in the sandwich that was missing for me was progress on real life experiences (maybe with the exceptions of the CERDEC/First RF briefs). The large contractors, e.g. Boeing, Harris, Raytheon, Ball, etc. who have most of experience with electronic phased array were conspicuously absent as presenters. (Maybe this was deliberate.)
Principal Engineer, Mitre Corp

Venue & Accommodation

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20005,  United States
Phone: 202-842-1300
Fax: 202-371-9621

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Step out our front door and explore chic, fashionable Thomas Circle, one of DC's hippest neighborhoods. Enjoy a short trek to a treasure trove of National Mall monuments and Smithsonian museums. Or experience some of Washington's premier shopping and nightlife. After a day of tours or business meetings, return to our welcoming lobby and well-appointed downtown Washington DC hotel rooms, where superb amenities and attentive but never overbearing service allow for an exceptionally relaxing stay.

Group Rate - $224 plus 14.5% per night
Please identify you are part of the IDGA – Military Radar 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. Please make your reservation before March 17, 2014 in order to ensure you are eligible for the group rate.
Reservations Telephone: 1 (800) 424-1140

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

2014 Speakers:

  • LTC Hector Gonzalez, Program Manager, PEO RW, USSOCOM
  • Vincent Sabio, Program Manager, Systems Technology Office, DARPA
  • Bob Schneider, Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO), Chief, Spectrum Enterprise Services Division (OS3), Joint Spectrum Center
  • Adam Hendrickson, Sensor/ System Engineer, PM UAS - USAIC PD, US Army
  • Dr. Peter Moo, Group Leader, Multifunction Radar, DRDC Defence Research and Development Canada
  • Kurt Sorensen, Manager, ISR EM & Sensor Technologies Department, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Michael Meaney, Director, Ground Based Tactical Radar, Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • Jeffrey McHarg, Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Dr. Eli Brookner, Principal Engineering Fellow, Raytheon and Recipient, IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
  • R.E. Lee Bond, Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Program Ma, USMC
  • David Lysack, President & CEO, C Speed LLC

Fort Bragg SOF Outlook 24th June 2014

  • Dr. Joseph R. Guerci, IDGA Advisory Board Member, IEEE Fellow and Warren D. White Award Recipient

Fort Bragg Acquisition Outlook 25th June 2014

  • Guy Thomas, Advisor, C-Sigma Centre


Event details

7 April, 2014
9 April, 2014
Washington Plaza
District Of Columbia
United States


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