- 2014 SUMMIT SPEAKERS INCLUDED:
- Mr. Earl Wyatt, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Emerging Capability and Prototyping, OSD (AT&L) discussed rapid fielding’s future lines of operations and multi-domain technologies and concepts to satisfy DoD, Joint-Service and COCOM priorities
- Mr. Dyke Weatherington, (in the role of) Director, UW & ISR, Strategic and Tactical Systems, USD (AT&L), addressed the DoD budgetary environment, along with a discussion of the UAS TF and the recently released Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap
- RDML Mathias Winter, USN, (in the role of) PEO, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons(PEO(U&W)) provided a discussion on PEO U&W priorities towards advancing the effectiveness and efficiency of current and near term systems
- CAPT David Honabach, USN, Unmanned Maritime Systems, PMS 406 Major Acquisition PM spoke on the challenges and risks identified with autonomy for current USV and UUV platforms, moving towards Open Architecture (OA) in unmanned systems, and a status report of LDUUV
- Mr. Stuart Timerman, SES, DSO, DISA on spectrum management for ISR
- LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA, Soldier Team Chief FDD, Army G-8 spoke on reducing capability redundancies while gaining efficiencies with UGVs
- LtCol James Hamill, USMC, UAS Requirements Officer, HQMC, CD&I addressed unmanned aerial system integration into the Marine Corps
- Mr. Scott Littlefield, PM, DARPA, on HYDRA and ACTUV programs along with a perspective towards developmental path with modular payloads for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Mine Counter-Measures (MCM)
- Dr. Brett Piekarski, Chief, Micro & Nano Materials & Devices Branch, ARL on the Army’s current R&D efforts with the MAST (Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology) alliance
- 2015 speakers coming soon
“U.S. and allied combat operations continue to highlight the value of unmanned systems in the modern combat environment. Combatant Commanders and warfighters value the inherent features of unmanned systems, especially their persistence, versatility, and reduced risk to human life. The U.S. military Services are fielding these systems in rapidly increasing numbers across all domains: air, ground, and maritime...
The DoD’s vision for unmanned systems is the seamless integration of diverse unmanned capabilities that provide flexible options for Joint Warfighters while exploiting the inherent advantages of unmanned technologies, including persistence, size, speed, maneuverability, and reduced risk to human life. DOD envisions unmanned systems seamlessly operating with manned systems while gradually reducing the degree of human control and decision making required for the unmanned portion of the force structure...
[Some of ] the challenges facing all military Services in the Department include: Interoperability , Autonomy, [and] Manned-Unmanned (MUM) Teaming…” (DoD Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, ‘FY 2011- 2036)
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