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Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2017
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3rd Annual Future Ground Combat Vehicles Agenda

Take a look at our agenda to see what you can expect at Future Ground Combat Vehicles, taking place on November 29 throu ...

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Post Show Report: Looking Back at Future Ground 2017

Want to learn more about what happened in 2017? Check out our Post Show Report that highlights: attendee statistics, top speaking sessions, what to expect in 2018 and more!

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market - Global Forecasts to 2020

Exclusive sample report by ASD Report that provides a glimpse of analysis of the unmanned ground vehicle market over the next six years. It analyzes the drivers of the market, the challenges faced by the industry, and the factors that restrain growth of the market. The report will also discuss th ...

Unmanned Solutions for Ground Combat Systems: with Johns Hopkins University

In this interview, Dr. Reed Young, Program Manager – Robotics and Autonomy, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory discusses current requirements in unmanned solutions for ground combat systems, opportunities are there for unmanned capabilities, short and long term goals concerning u ...

Past Attendee List

A list of past attendees that joined us at the 2017 event.

Exclusive Interview with Colonel Glenn Dean

COL Glenn Dean, Project Manager of the Stryker Brigade Combat Team, gives his perspective on the program such as; if there are those in the military who still view the Stryker as interim and want it replaced, the phasing of the Stryker lethality upgrade, replacing the Stryker MGS (Mobile Gun Syst ...

The U.S. Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy in the Near, Mid and Far-term

The Army expresses its vision for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) by outlining realistic objectives in the near-term (2017-2020), feasible objectives in the mid-term (2021-2030), and visionary ob ...

Exclusive Interview with Colonel James Schirmer

Colonel James “Jim” Schirmer, Program Manager, Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), U.S. Army. is interviewed exclusively by Robert “Rocky” Kmiecik, Former Director of the Mounted Requirements Division. Colonel Schirmer gives his perspective on the AFV program as well as what's hoped to be accomplish ...

Registration Form

Interested in attending? Please fill out this registration form and email it to 

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend Future Ground Combat Vehicles and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Exclusive Interview with Colonel William Nuckols

Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements Division, U.S. Army. is interviewed by Robert “Rocky” Kmiecik former Director of the Mounted Requirements Division, and uncovers what his top priority is in the mounted requirements division, if the “heavy” combat vehicles are dead, the LRV ...

US Future Combat Systems - Marines Test Futuristic Combat Robots

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment test a variety of new warfighting technology - MAARS, MUUT, PD-100, Instant Eye. The Warfighting Labs identifies possible challenges of the future and develops new warfighting concepts and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the ...

Sponsorship Prospectus - FGCV 2017

Download the Sponsorship Prospectus to explore the target audience and the various sponsorship opportunities available at the conference. Alternatively, feel free to send your request to

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Future Ground Combat Vehicles Int. - Attendee Snapshot

View the 2017 Attendee snapshot and take a look at who you can expect to network with at this years event.For more information on sponsorship/ exhibition availability contact Max Miller.

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New Army Infantry Carrier is Building for Massive Ground War

Army weapons developers explain that the service is preparing vehicles, weapons and technologies able to fight near-peer rivals in a major, full-scale force-on-force war.

Army War Plans for its New Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

The JLTV is engineered with additional armor, speed, suspension, blast-protection and ground-clearance in order to withstand enemy fire from major-power enemies along with mines, IEDs and roadside bombs often associated with counterinsurgency. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email

North America Armored Vehicles Market Report 2017

Take a look into some of North Americas armored vehicles such as Oshkosh Defense’s Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) prototype and The TAPV/VPBT (Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle. And take a deeper look into budget and statistics heading into 2017.Courtesy of If you would like a copy emailed to...

HQDA G-8, Force Development Maneuver Branch Update

Lang Lucas of the HQDA G-8, Force Development Maneuver Branch, Soldier and Maneuver Division, presents on equiping the Army in accordance with National Priorities and the Army Campaign Plan, FD keyword listing, the DoD decision support system, Army force management model, the TRADOC organizational chart, and more.

COL Jim Schirmer, Project Manager of the Armored Fighting Vehicles Update

COL Jim Schirmer, Project Manager, Armored Fighting Vehicles, presents the Bradley Vehicle Fighting System Overview, Self Propelled Howitzer Systems Highlights, Future Fighting Vehicle / Mobile Protected Firepower and Broad Challenges.

Russia's more "assertive military posture" documented, 40 incidents in 8 months

A study by London-based think tank the European Leadership Network has revealed Russia's increasingly aggressive military activity in Europe as tension in the region continues to mount. In the past eight months there have been nearly 40 incidents where Russian forces have tested NATO's defenses. A map included also helps...

Pathway to the next generation Future Fighting Vehicle

What might the future of fighting vehicles look like? Patrick Maloney, Executive Director Government Relation, introduces an innovative technology to fight and win tomorrows battles. The XM Spartan, a lightweight, highly mobile, tracked vehicle. It is envisioned to transition to a fully networked unmanned platform. And is equipped with an...

Your Life. Our Duty: Assessment of New Blast Eliminating Technology

Exclusive presentation by Geoffrey Thor Desmoulin Ph.D. about the problems with AV mines and IEDs on tactical vehicles, U.S. born bombings and how these two things are likely to increase. Also addressing the solutions to these problems, methods for mitigating them, results of each tested method, and where he sees...

Ground Combat Vehicle Requirements for the USMC

Colonel John B. Atkinson, Director, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Capabilities Development Directorate, CD&I, HQMC. Discusses ship to shore capabilities, capacity and lethality, and future plans and industry opportunities.

The Future Operating Environment

COL William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements for the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence. Presents on what the future operating environment will be, implications of the OE, changes to POM 19, the near, mid and far term CVMS implementations. As well as the next generation combat vehicle up to FY...

Stryker Lethality: Re-Balancing the Iron Triangle

Mr. Clifton Boyd, Deputy Project Manager of PM Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO GCS. discusses the iron triangle challenge, stryker evolution & continuous improvement, the stryker model, ECP 1 key technologies, ICVD design overview, ECP2a - remote weapon station improvement, Modified Improved Target Acquisition System (MITAS) improvement, and what the...

Next Generation Combat Vehicle Integration

Gain insights on the plans to integrate the Next Generation Combat Vehicles program in this exclusive interview with Colonel James Schirmer.

Next Generation Combat Vehicles Program Overview

In this article we provide a key overview on the Next Generation Combat Vehicles Program and what's next when it comes to advancing the mobility, lethality, and protection of our Army's current fleet.