June 25 - 27, 2019 | Four Seasons Hotel Austin, Austin, TX

CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:10 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Major General William Hix

Former Director of Strategy, Plans & Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Headquarters
US Army

9:00 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE FUTURE THREAT CONTEXT AND CAPABILITY GENERATION

General John M. Murray - Commanding General, US Army Futures Command
AFC will modernize the Army for the future; integrate the future operational environment, develop and deliver future force requirements, design future force organizations and deliver materiel capabilities
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General John M. Murray

Commanding General
US Army Futures Command

AirLand Battle and Multi-Domain Operations: What is the Difference?
> Identifying trends in the current operational environment and the capability modernization required
• Contested in all domains
• Increasingly lethal and expanded battlefield
• Increasingly complex environment
• Challenged deterrence
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Major General Gary M. Brito

Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence
US Army

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am STRYKER AND VEHICLE PROTECTION UPDATE

Colonel Glenn Dean III - Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army
·          Overview of Stryker Platform Stryker Lethality, Stryker Operator Tablet & Vehicle Protection
·          2CR Lethality Lessons Learned: Key observations and identified shortcomings
·          Examining technology gaps such as Active Signature Management, Fuzed Platform-Level Situational Awareness and Improved Offensive Effects
·          Evolving from ‘Enabling Protection via Lethality’ to ‘Enabling Lethality via Protection’
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Colonel Glenn Dean III

Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team
US Army

11:30 am - 12:00 pm MISSION COMMAND ON THE MOVE: ARMOURED PLATFORMS, COMMAND VEHICLES, AND COMMAND POSTS

·          DRS Land Electronics Overview
·          Expeditionary Command Post Mission Command / Battle Management, Mobility, Power, and Survivability Challenges & Solutions
·          Fully Integrated, Modular, and Scalable Mobile C4I System
·          On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) System
·          Mission Command Expeditionary Command Post (MC-ECP)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ISRAELI ACTIVE PROTECTION SYSTEM CAPABILITY

·          Operating the only fully operational and combat-proven APS in the world
·          Current APS capability which includes four fire-control radars to track incoming threats such as anti-tank-guided-missiles and rocket-propelled grenades
·          Plans for further weapons development 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm THE PEO-GCS VEHICLE PROTECTION SUITE PORTFOLIO

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos - Program Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO-GCS, US Army
·          VPS tranche 1 efforts and opportunities
·          Upcoming engagement and study activity for futures/tranche 2
·          Scientific qualification for priority technologies
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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Program Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO-GCS
US Army

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm GETTING TO THE LEFT OF BOOM…LASER WARNING AS A COMBAT MULTIPLIER

·          Advanced laser threat warning systems for force protection
·          Providing the extra seconds needed to ensure crew survivability
·          Chemical detection systems for a range of current and emerging threat environments

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm UK ACTIVE INTEGRATED PROTECTION SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

·          Highlighting the importance of APS being integrated to the fighting system for survivability, situational awareness and battle management
·          An enabling mission system, not just a threat defeat tool
·          Provide technical guidance, analysis and test of APS to support UK MOD vehicle and systems programs
·          Develop UK MOD understanding and expertise in APS and related technologies

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON BREAK & NETWORKING


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Dr. Joe Cannon

Deputy Product Manager (S&T), Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO-GCS
US Army

·          Rocket Propelled Grenade protection Vs. Active Protection systems
·          Future Trends in Survivability
·          APS from drawing board to working systems; how developed are they?
·          Soft kill vs Hard kill – different systems available and trade-offs; what are the effects on the nearby infantry?
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Colonel Glenn Dean III

Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team
US Army

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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Program Manager, Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO-GCS
US Army

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS