Directed Energy Summit

25 June, 2018 - 27 June, 2018, Washington, DC, United States

Delivering Technological Overmatch to the Multi-Domain Battlefield

Future weapons, including directed energy weapons have been in the Research & Development phase for the past several years. As the US armed forces, continue to develop and innovate in order to achieve battlefield overmatch and superiority, the Directed Energy weapon systems are making their way form the R&D phase to DoD and Military programs as the next step before acquisition and force integration.

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Over the three-day summit we will examine the latest DE advancements, initiatives and plans regarding technology, acquisition and service roadmaps. This venue will bring together thought leaders, acquisition executives, industry solution providers, and academia in order to tackle some of the challenges that face this community in the near, mid, and far term fight. We will look to gain insight and lessons learned from warfighter perspectives on the operational challenges and requirements of DES that will influence the capabilities of this game-changing technology.


Topics we'll cover in the main conference include:

  • DoD and MIlitary Roadmap For Directed Energy Systems
  • Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES for the 21st Century Warfighter
  • Implementing HEL DES Into the SHORAD Strategy to counter Group 1 UASs
  • Advancements in Power Re-Generation, Storage, and Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Systems
  • Directed Energy Systems Industry Panel
  • DE Systems Cross and Service Integration Panel
  • Roadmap for High Power Microwave DES Weapons Development
  • Directed Energy Employment and Safety Concerns

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Meet the speakers

  • Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S Congress
  • Congressman Jim Langevin, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Representative, Rhode Island's 5th Congressional District
  • General Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Vice Admiral Thomas Moore, Commander , Naval Sea Systems Command, US Navy
  • Major General Wilson A. Shoffner, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, US Army
  • Mr. Thomas Webber, Direcor, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center, US Army
  • Dr. Lawrence Grimes, Director, Directed Energy Joint Transition Office
  • Mr. Mr. Joseph Keelon, Program Executive, Advanced Technology Office, Missile Defense Agency
  • Dr. Donna C. Senft, Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
  • COL (R) John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, US Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE)
  • Dr. Julie Lawrance, Staff Specialist for Directed Energy Weapons, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for (OUSD/R&E)
  • Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI, U.S. Army
  • Scott Boyd, Director, JLaSE Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Dr. Boris Zhdanov, Senior Scientist, US Air Force Academy
  • Dr. Michael Jirjis, Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation, Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  • Mr. Steve Squires, Director, High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF), White Sands Missile Range
  • Dr. Jeffry Heggemeier, Chief Engineer, SHiELD, Laser Division, AFRL

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: May 8, 2018