Munitions Modernization: Achieving Overmatch on the Battlefield
Presented by: Defense News & AUSA
Sponsored by: Nammo

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:30 – 9:00 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Room 202B)

In the 2019 budget for overseas contingency operations, the Department of Defense requested $4.1 billion to replenish inventories of munitions that were consumed during combat. But the specific demands of the services, most notably the Army, are not for simple replacement but enhancement.

This panel of Army and industry leaders will look at efforts to update the Army’s munitions arsenal, from the top modernization priority for long-range precision fires to increasing standoff ranges for helicopter engagements, to the ability to rapidly develop and procure lightweight, cost effective, precision munitions for unmanned aerial systems that too quickly burn through more expensive missiles.


Presented by: C4ISRNET & AUSA
Sponsored by: SES

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (202B)
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On today’s battlefield, the Army’s soldiers and commanders rely on high throughput data more than ever, whether it’s for communication, situational awareness, blue force tracking or cyber operations. All of this requires bandwidth and low latency. Commercial satellite operators report exponential increases in bandwidth demand due largely to ISR requirements and real time mission critical video.

This panel of Army and industry leaders will describe the Department of Defense’s demand signal for satellite bandwidth, changes in bandwidth needs, and answer the difficult question of who has planning and purchasing authority for satellite bandwidth.