Pre-Summit Focus Day
8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration
8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am - 10:30 am Workshop A: Navy Roadmap for DE System Integration across the fleet
After successfully testing LaWS on board USS Ponce, future plans to integrate DES on the San Antonio-class amphibious docks ship, position the US Navy at the forefront of cross service DES integration.
10:30 am - 12:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop B: Air Force flight plan for future Airborne DES integrationDr. Jeffry Heggemeier, Chief Engineer, SHiELD, Laser Division,AFRL
The US Airforce is currently conducting various testing to explore the applying DES technology to counter unmanned aircraft systems, and to self-protect airborne assets. With various technological challenges, many opportunities are being experimented, including DES integration on fighter jets.
Dr. Jeffry HeggemeierChief Engineer, SHiELD, Laser Division
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon Break
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop C - Lessons learned and future plans for DES Ground Mobile
Upon concluding initial testing, mounting DES on Starker’s, additional plans include equipping infantry soldiers with DES weapons, countering IED’s, enhancing DES precision fire and SHORAD capabilities, for full dominance in the multi-domain battle.