Speakers Announced: Military Aviation Systems Summit

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) will hold the upcoming Military Aviation Summit on January 16-17, 2019, at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center in Tampa, Florida. Sessions will focus on this year’s theme of “Supporting Advanced Aviation Capabilities to Ensure Air Dominance.”

Hoboken, NJ, December 08, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The goal for this DSI organized Summit is to advance US and partner aviation capability and capacity. It will focus on critical acquisition priorities, cutting edge R&D, and the development of new technologies and programs to ensure aviation dominance.

This summit will feature sessions on cutting edge technologies to increase the capabilities of sensors, avionics, engines, and countermeasures for critical aviation platforms.

Discussions will also focus on life cycle management efforts to improve the availability of aviation assets to meet the demands of operational commanders.

This year’s summit will offer over 14 sessions, with senior level speakers including:

- Jeffery S. White, SES, Principal Civilian Deputy to the Acquisition Executive ASA (ALT)
- RADM Roy J. Kelley, USN, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic
- BG Walter T. Rugen, USA, Director, Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, U.S. Army
- Brig. Gen. Amir Keren, IAF, Israeli Air Force Attaché to the United States
- Patrick H. Mason, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer, PEO Aviation, U.S. Army
- Capt. Craig Dorrans, USN, Director of Enterprise Planning, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Col. Matthew G. Kelly, USMC, PM, V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) NAVAIR
- Capt. Christopher R. McDowell, USN, PM, Air Combat Electronics (PMA-209), NAVAIR

Topics will include:

- Advancing current Army RD&E efforts for Future Vertical Lift (FVL) to ensure more durable and lethal rotary aircraft.
- Providing full life-cycle support of Naval aviation aircraft in support of urgent Warfighter needs.
- Ensuring modernized and efficient infrastructure for improved speed of delivery across the Air Force.
- Integrating dominant aviation capabilities into the F-35 Program for improved lethality and survivability.
- Developing and fielding war-winning fighters/bombers capabilities to ensure an effective Warfighter edge.
- Delivering dominant capabilities to the Soldier for all Army aviation programs through recapitalization and modernization.
- Guiding efforts to impede corrosion on helicopters such as the UH-60 Black Hawks in support of reduced production costs.
- Prioritizing a collaborative approach to advance U.S. & Coalition partner interests to achieve global air dominance.
- Acquiring and providing key capabilities for airborne mobility platforms.
- Facilitating Navy & Marine Corps tactical aircraft protection systems and recovery equipment for mission success.

Seating is limited

In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early Registration ends December 14th. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the Military Aviation Systems Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://aviation.dsigroup.org/.

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions can contact Christopher Elliott at celliott@dsigroup.org, 201-672-8745.

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