Announcing Speakers

National Harbor, MD,21st June 2024– Defense Strategies Institute is pleased to announce the first line-up of eminent speakers and discussion topics at the Joint Air Survivability Summit, taking place at the Sunset Room in National Harbor, MD on July 31-August 1, 2024. The Summit will convene senior-level experts and decision-makers from across the DoD, Military Services, Industry, & Academia to examine how to improve and upgrade aircraft survivability equipment and related threat management solutions.

At this forum, senior-level speakers will examine and detail the role of different approaches to enhancing airframe and crew survivability, including threat avoidance, test & evaluation, defensive aids, physical protection, and damage mitigation. Discussions will also center around furthering the role of electromagnetic detectors, effectors, & simulators as defensive aids. This forum will also offer insight into current/future initiatives toward integrating launched effects that aide in extending the organic reach, lethality, and survivability of aerial platforms.

Summit Speaker and Discussion Topics Include:

· Delivering Lethal & Survivable Aviation Capabilities to Enable USMC Aviation Mission Success: LtGen Bradford Gering, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, HQ USMC

· Assessing Aircraft Survivability Solutions to Dominate the Multi-Domain Battlefield & Mitigate Combat Aircraft Losses: Dr. Sandra Hobson, SES – Deputy Director, Operational Test & Evaluation for Strategic Initiatives, Policy, & Emerging Technologies OSD/DOT&E

· Improving Naval Aircraft Survivability to Enhance Warfighting Effectiveness & Air Superiority: RADM Michael P. Donnelly, USN, Director, Air Warfare (N98), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

· Delivering Integrated & Interoperable Warfighting Capabilities to Provide a Decisive Advantage in the Air Domain: RDML Keith A. Hash, USN – Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, Chief of Test, Naval Air Systems Command

· Conducting Development, Testing, & Evaluation of Aerospace Systems & Capabilities: Arthur Huber, SES, Executive Director, Air Force Test Center

· Maximizing Army Air Survivability by Developing & Modernizing EW Capabilities: COL Gary W. Brock, USA, Capability Manager. Electronic Warfare, U.S. Army