Directed Energy Systems Summit

  • June 26-28, 2019
  • Washington, DC, United States

Developing and Deploying DE Capabilities to Meet Emerging National Security Needs

Our 4th Annual Directed Energy Systems Summit will provide a means to discuss the ongoing efforts to develop and deploy directed energy systems in support of U.S. national security priorities and battlefield superiority.

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Directed Energy systems and weapons offer a unique response to rapidly emerging global threats, one that has grown in popularity across the Services, DoD, and the Federal Government. As a force multiplier, DE weapons and systems offer numerous capabilities and applications across a multitude of operating environments, and at this summit, you will have the opportunity to learn more about DoD and Military Service roadmaps, the role of DE for national security, future force development, to include DE solutions for the warfighter, acquisition priorities, and more.

Join our 4th Annual Directed Energy Systems Summit for the unique opportunity to collaborate and network with key leaders, solutions providers, and subject matter experts across the DE industry.

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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2019 Speakers

Event Chair

  • Neil Kacena, Vice President Technology Innovation and Strategic Pursuits, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

2019 Speakers

  • Major General Wilson A. Shoffner, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence & Fort Sill
  • Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director, Army Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, Army Space and Missile Defense Command, US Army
  • Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S Congress
  • Congressman Jim Langevin, Co-Chair, Directed Energy Caucus, U.S. Congress
  • Mr. Michael Holthe, Director for Lethality, Asst. Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, U.S. Army
  • Harry Sinsheimer, Deputy Director, Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE JTO)
  • John Cao, Director, DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Test Center / 704th test Group
  • Dr. Michael Jiris, Chief Directed Energy Experimentation, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation, USAF
  • Mr. Paul Mann, SES, Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division
  • Mr. Scott Boyd, Director, Joint Laser System Effectiveness Joint Test, NSWC Dahlgren
  • Tim Andreadis, Head, High Power Microwave Section, Tactical Electronic Warfare Division, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Colonel Richard Haggerty, Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI, U.S. Army
  • Gary Woltering, Deputy Chief, Advanced Weapons Systems Division, Air Combat Command
  • Michael McCarthy, Chief, Plans and Operations, Network Cross-Functional Team
  • Evan Hunt, Director of Business Development, Raytheon
  • Robert Barclay, Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities Integration Officer, Headquarters United States Marine Corps, Combat Development Command
  • Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi, Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: May 17, 2019