April 30 - May 2, 2018
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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 through December 1 to learn more about how the current vehicle programs are modernizing and evolving for the future. Download our agenda here to get the full program details.

Email geena.monaco@iqpc.com to receive your copy via email.

Top Featured

The Frontline of Modernization: FY17 Budget Request Highlights

The Army’s request for research, development, and acquisition continues to support ground combat vehicle fleet modernization, while deferring new investment in future fighting vehicles. Here are the FY17 budget request and initiatives.If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

2017 Speaker Presentation Package

Exclusive presentations from our last event by COL William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements for the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Mr. Clifton Boyd, Deputy Project Manager of PM Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO GCS, and Colonel John B. Atkinson, Director, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division, Capabilities Development Directorate, CD&I, HQMC. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Reports

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 key industry, market, and technology trends that are will influence unmanned ground vehicle market, covering the following parameters.If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Videos

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

Fast Track Your Attendance

Fast Track Registration Packet

Your one stop for everything you'll need ahead of the event. See who attended the last event, obtain the letter to convince your boss and have the registration form to help get you on your way. See you there! If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Past Attendee List

A list of past attendees that joined us at the 2016 event.If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Registration Form

Interested in attending? Please fill out this registration form and email it to idga@idga.org 

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

Sponsorship Information

Current Attendee Snapshot - FGCV 2017

Take a peek at who you can expect to network with on-site based on our Current Attendee Snapshot. Contact us today and find out more on exclusive sponsorship opportunities available to network with our high-level audience at this year’s event!

Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Terence.Wu@idga.org to receive your copy via email.

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 Terence.Wu@idga.org to receive your copy via email.

Exclusive Content

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.

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

Interviews

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

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

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


Presentations

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

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

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 adaptive modular weapons system and a modular protective control capsule. Critical functions for enabling SWARM.If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

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 technology for blast elimination for the future. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

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

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 2035, and movement and maneuver functional concept.If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

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

Articles

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

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 geena.monaco@idga.org.

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

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 pinpoint and describe these events. If you would like a copy emailed to you, email geena.monaco@idga.org.

Whitepapers

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

Interviews

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