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Future Ground Combat Vehicles 2018 Event Guide

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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!

Current Attendee List

Here is a list of the titles, agencies and organizations already signed up to attend the event come this December!

Registration Form

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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.

Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the experts that attended last year's Future Ground Combat Vehicles Summit. 

Exclusive Content

The Army's NGCV Modernization & Acquisition Priorities for 2019

To successfully build the NGCV by 2035, several new and promising technologies are being applied in the combat vehicles space. Among these promising technologies, artificial intelligence, active protection systems (APS), and robotics are scheduled to be implemented in the near future. In addition to looking at the latest technologies, we...

Past Presentations Packet

In preparation for Future Ground Combat Vehicles 2018, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: Emerging Requirements And Concepts For Our Next Generation Combat VehicleStrategies For Resourcing Modernization And Next Generation Combat VehiclesIdentifying Future Capabilities Of Robotic And Autonomous Systems (RAS)...

Overcoming the "Heavy" Price of More Armor: Interim Solutions for Tank and Fighting Vehicle Vulnerabilities

After focusing on counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia for nearly two decades, the U.S. military is changing the way it will fight in the next 30 years. The rise of China as a global competitor and Russia’s increasing belligerence in the regions around...

Exclusive Interview with Major General (Ret) Charlton: Ground Combat Capability Gaps 2019 & Beyond

We spoke with Major General (R) Charlton, Former Commanding General of the US Army Test & Evaluation Command, to hear his thoughts on the latest developments taking place in the combat vehicles space. In this exclusive interview, MG (R) Charlton discusses:The combat and acquisition priorities that will take precedence in...

Past Presentations

Emerging Requirements and Concepts for Our Next Generation Combat Vehicle

Colonel Gerald “Andy” Boston, Director Team NGCV Provisional , MCoE, US Army, presents on the emerging requirements and concepts for next generation combat vehicles. 

Strategies for Resourcing Modernization and Next Generation Combat Vehicles

Colonel Geoffrey Norman, Division Chief, G-8 ARDEC US Army, presents on the strategies for resourcing modernization. 

Identifying Future Capabilities of Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) to Increase Situational Awareness and Force Protection

Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering), presents on the future capabilities of robotic and autonomous systems. 

Review of The Composite Rubber Track (CRT) Technology for Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Colonel (Ret) Doug Morrison, Business Development Director, Soucy Defense, presents a review of the CRT technology for armoured vehicles.  

Addressing the Challenges of Combat Vehicles Operating in a CBRNE Environment

 Mr. Douglas Bryce, Program Executive Officer, Joint Program Executive Office Chemical and Biological Defense presents on the challenges of combat vehicles operating in a CBRNE environment. 

A Review Of Operational Environment 2035 & Intelligence Consideration

Kristian Muench, Threat Integration Staff Officer, HQDA DCS, G-2, presents a review of the operational environment 2035.

Identifying Future Requirements for NGCV That Will Give the US Military Combat Operation Overmatch

Major General Brian Cummings, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, US Army, presents on the future requirements of NGCV's. 

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, presents on a new approach to solving mobility and protection challenges. 

Russian Unmanned Military Systems: Developments and Implications for the US Warfighter

Samuel Bendett, Associate Research Analyst, Center for Naval Analyses presents on Russian Unmanned Military Systems. 


Armored Vehicles Market Report 2018

This edition of Defence IQ’s annual Global Armored Vehicles Market Report analyses the latest survey data - in the face of fluctuating economies and an unpredictable operational environment, the market appears to remain in a period of growth. As diplomatic and geopolitical activity has been more turbulent in the past...

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...

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 objectives for the far-term (2031-2040) and was taken from the “The U.S. Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy” report. If you would like...


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 challenges of the future...


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.

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...

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.


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.

Autonomous Vehicles in Defense

In this interview, Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist, US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center, shares insight on autonomous vehicles in defense, defense applications and more. Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as...

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 unmanned solutions, and progression of unmanned solutions within the next...

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...

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 accomplished in the Future Fighting Vehicle (FFV) program....

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 specific technology add-ons and what industry could...

Sponsorship enquiry

2018 FGCV Sponsorship Prospectus

Take a look at the participation opportunities, speakers, discussion subject and more in the 2018 Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus. For additional information contact Max Miller

Future Ground Combat Vehicles 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.