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April 30 - May 01, 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi, Livonia, MI

Main Conference Day 1

8:00 am - 8:45 am Networking Breakfast & Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Using Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle and Robotic Wingmen to Give GCV Crews Increased Protection and Battlefield Awareness

Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist,U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center

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Dr. Robert Sadowski

Chief Roboticist
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center

9:45 am - 10:30 am Emerging Requirements and Concepts for our Next Generation Combat Vehicle

Colonel Gerald "Andy" Boston, Deputy Director,Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team
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Colonel Gerald "Andy" Boston

Deputy Director
Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm CARAVAN, Comprehensive Acoustic Situational Awareness for Networked Vehicles.

Mark Boekhorst, Sales Channel Manager,Microflown Technologies

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Mark Boekhorst

Sales Channel Manager
Microflown Technologies

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm A Review of Operational Environment 2035 & Intelligence Consideration

Kristian Muench, Threat Integration Staff Officer,HQDA DCS, G-2

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Kristian Muench

Threat Integration Staff Officer
HQDA DCS, G-2

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Taking A New Approach To Solving Mobility & Protection Challenges Of Combat Vehicles In The Battlefield

Michael McCarthy, Deputy to the Commanding General,Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, US Army

 

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Michael McCarthy

Deputy to the Commanding General
Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, US Army

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Russian Unmanned Military Systems: Developments and Implications for the US Warfighter

Samuel Bendett, Research Analyst,Russia Studies Program, CNA
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Samuel Bendett

Research Analyst
Russia Studies Program, CNA

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm A Review of the Composite Rubber Track (CRT) Technology for Armored Fighting Vehicles

Colonel (Ret) Doug Morrison, Business Development Director,Soucy Defense
-Virtually maintenance free
-Increased fuel savings
-Stealthier than traditional tracks
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Colonel (Ret) Doug Morrison

Business Development Director
Soucy Defense

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm A Review of Current Active Protection Systems

Major General John Charlton, Commanding General,US Army Test & Evaluation Command
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Major General John Charlton

Commanding General
US Army Test & Evaluation Command

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Conference Day One