Future Of Military Vehicles On Display This Week In Novi

NOVI — The high-tech future of military vehicles will be front and center this week at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi as the National Defense Industrial Association – Michigan hosts its seventh annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium.

The event, which also includes an Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and technical sessions, will be held Aug. 4-6 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

The event begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 with a welcome from event chair Julie Wood, engineering project manager at General Dynamics Land Systems.

Wood called the event “an opportunity to bring together industry, academia and government to discuss overall far-reaching Army strategy — what the army needs — on the first day. On the second day, we talk about purchases that are going to occur in the near future. On the third day there will be technical sessions on all the different technologies that will feed into the overall strategy the Army is building.”

Wood said topics that lead the event will include energy savings and
cybersecurity.

Nearly 900 people are registered for the event, which also includes a sold-out trade show of 60 exhibitors.

Speakers on Aug. 4 include Dr. Paul Rogers,Director, U.S. Army Tank
Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC); Gen. David Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); and David Johnson, PhD, Senior Historian, Rand Corp.

There will also be panel discussions on combat vehicle modernization, making military systems resilient to cyberthreats, and more.

The second day event, called the Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, takes place on Aug. 5. It will include presentations on programs being planned by the armed forces.

And the third day, there will be technical sessions on autonomous military vehicles, modeling and simulation, testing and validation, power and mobility, vehicle electronics and more.

More at http://www.ndia-mich.org/index.php/events/gvsets.

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