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June 26-28, 2017
Washington, DC

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Past Attendee List

Here is a list of Titles, Agencies and Companies who signed up for the Directed Energy and Next Generation Munitions summit last June!

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

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Current Attendee List

Here is a list of Titles, Agencies and Companies who already signed up for the Directed Energy and Next Generation Munitions summit this June!

Fast Track Packet

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

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Directed Energy Systems 2017 - Survey Results - Infographic

Defence IQ consulted over 300 people involved in the international defense and security arena to find out the prevalent opinions on the Directed Energy issues of today. We made some interesting findings, including the fact that most of these people are concerned that potential adversaries will develop their own high capability DE systems in the next five years, and that the biggest obstacle to operational use of these systems is the risk of collateral damage

Pentagon Targets Airborne Laser Platforms For Missile Defense and Special Operations

While each of the U.S. armed services is developing directed energy technology largely for defense against small, weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) wants to mount a laser on a UAV to attack enemy ballistic missiles.

Directed Energy Views from Lt Gen Bradley Heithold & COL (R) John Haithcock

We take a look into how Lt Gen Bradley Heithold, Principal Deputy Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, envisions the Department of Defense’s Directed Energy Roadmap coming together, if there will be a single program executive, or committee comprised of multiple offices providing oversight of this plan, and his perspective on directed energy as current Principal Deputy Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. We also get perspectives from COL (R) John Haithcock, Director, Fires Battle Lab, US Army Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE) on the development of the Army Counter UAS Strategy and what FCoE’s plans are for integrating Directed Energy into that plan. Also how the Fires Battle Lab and FCoE are testing and determining what unit level SHORAD capabilities will look like for the current and future fight.

Whitepapers

Directed Energy 2016 in Review

Defence IQ provides an easy-to-digest summary of some of the most interesting developments we’ve seen taking place over the last year of DE development worldwide, from military field tests to private sector prototypes.

Articles

US Army gets world record-setting 60-kW laser

The U.S. Army is taking delivery of a 60 kilowatt-class laser from Lockheed Martin as the company wraps up demonstrations of the capability.

With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

Sponsorship Information

ATTENDEE SNAPSHOT - Sponsorship & Exhibition

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our Past Attendee Snapshot. Contact us today and find out more on exclusive sponsorship opportunities available to network with our high-level audience at this year’s event!


Video

Laser Weapon System (LaWS) Demonstration Aboard USS Ponce

The U.S. Navy has released this footage of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) Operational demonstration aboard USS Ponce. Directed Energy Systems & Next Generation Munitions will feature experts and decision-makers as well as those specializing in new naval DE solutions.

Whitepapers

Changing the Game: The Promise of Directed-Energy Weapons

This report, from Mark Gunzinger and Chris Dougherty of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), examines DE as a particularly promising source of operational advantage for the military. The unique attributes of future DE capabilities—the ability to create precise, tailorable effects against multiple targets near-instantaneously and at a very low cost per shot—have great potential to help defence ministries break from a programme of procuring increasingly expensive military technologies with diminishing operational returns.

Directed Energy Systems: Analysing the Myths and Misconceptions

In spite of the rapid progress of directed energy systems, there remains a wealth of uphill challenges for the market. In particular, there is an enormous amount of uncertainty when it comes to the true costs and capabilities of these systems, not to mention how much pressure other issues will place on their development, from safety to legal considerations.

Application of System Readiness Level to research and development

This paper combines the concepts of technology, integration and manufacturing readiness levels, adapted for use in defense acquisition, into a single metric, System Readiness Level (SRL), that can be used as a clear indicator to identify areas for resource allocation to enable the most efficient and effective path to technology transition.

Presentations

The Role of D.E.W. in Countering the Piracy Threat

A presentation on countering piracy with non-lethal weaponry. Discussed by RAdm. Massimo Annati, ITN (ret’d), Non-Lethal “Capabilities,” Directed Energy “Capabilities,” Laser Dazzling, and other laser tehchnology, as well as Acoustic Hailing Devices and more!

AFRL Vision for DE Systems

Dr. Robert E. Peterkin, Chief Scientist, Directed Energy Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, discusses opportunities for Industry, future applications and research, and the Importance of C-DES.

Power and Thermal Challenges in the integration of laser weapon systems for DoD platforms

Dr. Sean Ross, Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) Directed Energy Liaison Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition Science, Technology, and Engineering Directorate (SAF/AQR), presents on research and applications, future interest areas, and next generation technology.

Operationalizing Directed Energy

David C. Stoudt, Ph.D., Engineering Fellow for Directed Energy at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., discusses challenges to operationalizing DE, operational applications, and requirements for future initiatives.

Exclusive Content

2016 Distributed Lethality Update

Recent updates on the directed energy space from 2016. This collection of articles further dive into the space of next generation munitions, directed energy systems (DES) and electromagnetic railguns.

Directed Energy & Next Generation Munitions Speaker e-Book

Want to know more about the speakers of the 2nd Directed Energy Summit? We have put together this easy to read e-Book that covers our stellar speakers outstanding contributions to to this topic and more!

Articles

Non-Lethal Directed Energy Systems Solutions

Directed energy represents a range of fledgling technology, some of which may well prove to be game-changers for the future of law enforcement. Investment into the research, development, and procurement of non-lethal weapons for law enforcement has recently included crowd control systems such as tear gases, malodorants, water cannons, sticky foam and electroshock solutions – all with varying degrees of success.

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2017 Directed Energy Audience Demographics

Last year the first Directed Energy & Next Generation Munitions event attracted a broad range of attendance from the across the US and international communities, bringing together all those actively involved in Directed Energy systems development and integration to engage with and collaborate on future projects. Take a look at the Audience breakdown to see who attended our premier event! 

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Secure exclusive sponsorship and exhibition opportunities through Thought Leadership Sessions, Workshops Presentations, Innovative Demo Drives and more. Download the Sponsorship Prospectus which includes: Sponsorship Opportunities, Attendee Profile and more...

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ATTENDEE SNAPSHOT - Sponsorship & Exhibition

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our Past Attendee Snapshot. Contact us today and find out more on exclusive sponsorship opportunities available to network with our high-level audience at this year’s event!