DoD Unmanned Systems Summit

DoD Unmanned Systems Summit
Event Date: 
March 13, 2019 to March 14, 2019
Defense Strategies Institute
Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The Defense Strategies Institute's (DSI's) 7th Annual DoD Unmanned Systems Summit directly supports DoD/federal government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

Topics to Be Covered at the 2019 Symposium:

  • Developing unmanned systems to defeat near peer threats in future fights
  • Challenges faced integrating unmanned systems across the force
  • Reducing soldier workload through human-machine teaming
  • Improving unmanned system interoperability
  • Developments in unmanned swarm research
  • Weaponizing UxS air and ground systems
  • Delivering Naval dominance through unmanned capabilities
  • Efforts to integrate UxS into the national airspace

Why You Should Attend:

This educational summit will bring together senior DoD officials, military leaders, academia, and solution providers to enhance the interoperability and tactical capabilities of UxS across the services.

DSI’s 2019 Unmanned Systems for DoD will emphasize the increased need to develop UxS technology as the national defense focus shifts from counterinsurgency back to a great power fight. As potential enemies increase their unmanned capabilities, the United States will have to develop systems of their own. These systems will have to increase warfighter functions and provide commanders with unmatched capabilities. This summit will feature the growing role of UxS's in our country’s military and focus particularly on the needs of the various services to dominate on the future battlefield.

This summit will feature senior-level discussions that emphasize the critical need for common controllers and interoperability to further enhance the effectiveness and accuracy of UxS across the services. This program will allow for open and honest dialogue to solve the nation’s most difficult technical and strategic challenges while bridging the UxS capability gap among the services.