- Over 16 experts will present sessions during the Summit.
- 2015 SUMMIT SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Mr. Earl Wyatt, DASD, Emerging Capabilities and Requirements, OSD AT&L on overcoming the persistent and pervasive challenges of the ‘Future Fight’ through the use of unmanned systems across the entire warfighting network, along with a review of Thunderstorm FY ’15
MajGen Gary L. Thomas, USMC, Deputy Director, Force Management, Application, and Support, J-8, Joint Chiefs of Staff briefing on the Joint Staff Robotic and Autonomous Systems Team (JRASTS)
- Ms. Mary Miller, SES, DASA R&T, OASA, ATL on Army S&T Priorities for Unmanned Systems : An Acquisition Perspective
- Mr. Thomas Dee, DASN, Expeditonary Programs and Logistics Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RDA) who will provide remarks towards how the Navy is increasing expeditionary capabilities and improving logistics management with unmanned systems
Dr. Lawrence Schuette, SES, Director of Research (Discovery and Invention), ONR presenting on near term research and interests from ONR with unmanned Systems in support of the maritime battlespace
Mr. Fredrick Moorefield, SES, Director, Spectrum Policy and Programs, DoD CIO who will discuss spectrum management/policy for unmanned systems
- Mr. Jeffrey Eggers, SES, CTO, DCS ISR (AF/A2) providing a perspective towards improving capabilities of RPAs and the potential role of current platforms for near term future operating environments
- Dr. Siva Banda, ST, Chief Scientist, Aerospace Directorate, AFRL briefing on autonomy and UAS Airspace Integration, Sense and Avoid and Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology
- COL Thomas von Eschenbach, USA, Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager UAS speaking on Army UAS Capabilities: Understanding the requirements needs of current and future platforms
CAPT Robert Boyer, USN, Director, Battlespace Awareness Division, OPNAV N2/N6 providing a perspective on Naval ISR efforts through enhanced unmanned systems along with a status report on increasing interoperability and enhanced autonomous functions amongst current systems
“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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