BOSTON - The new Military Technologies Conference, which highlights business opportunities and technological solutions in sensor fusion for command and control, transformational communications, and directed-energy weapons, is set for March 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston.
The conference, sponsored by Military & Aerospace Electronics and PennWell, details the hottest and most promising technologies that will make the concept of military transformation a reality.
The conference’s three modules reflect three of the most pivotal technologies for leading the U.S. military into the 21st century and for transforming it from an industrial-age to an information-age force.
Module 1, sensor fusion for command and control, is about the technological road to real-time shared situational awareness, which is the very foundation of the ability to deploy small, fast, and lethal military forces in future conflicts.
Module 2, transformational communications, is about the technologies involved with rapidly channeling situational awareness knowledge to the commanders who can benefit most from this knowledge.
Module 3, directed energy weapons, concerns laser, sonic, and high-power microwave weapons, and has a special emphasis on the role of laser technology as the crucial link in the ability to conduct global military strikes within minutes of detecting targets.
The Military Technologies Conference will feature representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense who will outline the challenges and lay out their specific needs in sensor fusion for command and control, transformational communications, and directed-energy weapons.
The conference, which charts the technological roadmap of the U.S. military’s transformation to a more rapidly deployable and responsive force, is a revamping and overhaul of the Military & Aerospace Electronics Show. Its content is based on extensive industry research to provide attendees precisely what they need in a technical conference.
Presentations geared specifically for program managers, engineering managers, and engineers at first- second- and third-tier defense contractors who need to understand the programs, opportunities, and enabling technologies involved with military transformation.
“The Military Technologies Conference is a new view on force transformation from a technological perspective,” explains Dave Janoff, senior vice president of the PennWell Corp. Communications and Optoelectronics Group in Nashua, N.H. “It is organized to specifically inform the military, engineering, and manufacturing communities, and provide them with accurate and up-to-date information from all levels of the supply chain.”
“The Military Technologies Conference is a technological roadmap to transformation,” says Ron Mastro, publisher of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine. “It will translate planning for transformation into concrete technologies employing integrated electronic and optoelectronic systems that will be necessary to make transformation a reality.”For more information on attending the Military Technologies Conference, contact Lisa Gowern by phone at 603-891-9267, or visit the conference page on the World Wide Web at www.miltechconference.com. For speaking opportunities contact Kathleen Moran by phone at 603-891-9164, or at [email protected].