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

Mr. Matthew Ketner, Branch Head - High Energy Laser Controls & Integration, NSWC Dahlgren
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.

Mr. Matthew Ketner

Mr. Matthew Ketner

Branch Head - High Energy Laser Controls & Integration
NSWC Dahlgren

10:30 AM - NaN:NaN AM Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop B: Air Force flight plan for future Airborne DES integration

Dr 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 Heggemeier

Dr Jeffry Heggemeier

Chief 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.