Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Col. Schirmer, Program Manager for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle

Exclusive Interview with Col. Schirmer, Program Manager for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle

The Future Ground Combat Vehicles Team recently interviewed Col. Schirmer, Program Manager for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle, to answer the following questions:

  • In your opinion, what combat and acquisition priorities will take precedence in 2019 and 2020?
  • How do you see the role of artificial intelligence in combat vehicles evolving over the next 5 years?
  • Do you foresee any challenges meeting any upcoming NGCV deadlines?

Read the full interview to get the inside scoop!

Exclusive Interview with Colonel Kevin Vanyo: S&T Efforts of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle - Robotic Combat Vehicle (NGCV-RCV)

Exclusive Interview with Colonel Kevin Vanyo: S&T Efforts of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle - Robotic Combat Vehicle (NGCV-RCV)

We recently spoke with Colonel Vanyo, Military Deputy to the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Ground Vehicle Systems Center, to hear his thoughts on:

  • A five year outlook on the role and evolution of robotics in the U.S. Army
  • Accelerating prototyping efforts for NGCV-RCV
  • Key objectives/priorities for the next 2-5 years
  • And more!
Exclusive Interview with Major General (Ret) Charlton: Ground Combat Capability Gaps 2019 & Beyond

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 2019
  • Ground Combat capability gaps in 2019 & beyond
  • How our current portfolio of combat vehicles compares to those of adversaries  
  • Lessons the military can learn from the application of artificial intelligence in autonomous vehicles
  • Why you cannot afford to miss the upcoming Future Ground Combat Vehicles Summit
  • And more!


Next Generation Combat Vehicle Integration

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

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 the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI. Recently selected to this position after a long career within the Army culminating as an Academy Professor and Electrical Engineering Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy where he was instrumental in developing the Academy's robotics program, facilities, and outreach. He also has over forty months of operational experience in Southwest Asia in a variety of leadership, staff, and engineering positions including Iraq and recently Afghanistan.

Unmanned Solutions for Ground Combat Systems: with Johns Hopkins University

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 5-10 years. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Exclusive Interview with Colonel Glenn Dean

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 System) with a tracked vehicle, the MPF (Mobile Protected Firepower) platform and more! If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Exclusive Interview with Colonel James Schirmer

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. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Exclusive Interview with Colonel William Nuckols

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 start doing better for current and future combat systems.