The 2019 Aircraft Survivability Symposium is a SECRET//NOFORN event; attendees must hold at least a Secret clearance and be U.S. citizens. Please review the security clearance and gate access information page and submit your clearance information via JPAS according to the instructions. Non-CAC cardholders will also need to submit gate access information.
The goal of this 3-day, classified symposium is to foster technical dialogue and exchange of information on aircraft survivability topics such as design, operational experience, current and future threats, reliability and maintenance, and testing aircraft survivability technologies. Using the Naval Postgraduate School as our venue and cosponsor provides a unique learning experience through its relevant tutorials and presentations by senior keynotes from government and industry, the armed services, industry, and academia on survivability-related subjects on the first day of the symposium.
These presenters will discuss survivability technologies, survivability sustainment and operations, threats, and countermeasures. This symposium will also include Warfighter information on survivability effectiveness in today's fight, which will give solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
The symposium will begin on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, and run through Thursday, November 7, 2019. The first day will offer survivability tutorials covering a wide range of topics. The second day will kick off with symposium presentations and an opening keynote address from a government leader, followed by presentation sessions on key topic areas. The third day will begin with an industry leader keynote address, followed by technical sessions on survivability-related subjects. During both days of presentations, the symposium will have a technical poster papers area where additional content can be viewed and discussed outside the formal session presentations. The event, which will feature displays and extended breaks, is specifically structured to facilitate relaxed dialogue and continuous networking opportunities among attendees. Finally, NDIA’s Combat Survivability Division will recognize individual technical and leadership achievements in a formal awards ceremony during lunch on the third day.
*PLEASE NOTE: This event is closed to the press as it is classified SECRET//NOFORN.