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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


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

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


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


Kristian Muench

Threat Integration Staff Officer

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



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

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

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

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