5th Annual Military Armor Protection

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IDGA's Military Armor Protection is the premier forum for the military armor community to exchange ideas on new armor technologies, challenges and developments in protective equipment, and recent research on armor systems. You will find no other conference that focuses solely on current requirements and the enhancement of armor initiatives.

The event will bring together military and government leaders tasked with ensuring warfighter safety and vehicle protection capabilities against persistent threats. IDGA’s 5th Annual Military Armor Protection is the home of key decision makers who take the opportunity to discuss future development opportunities for the entire armor community.

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5th Annual Military Armor Protection

  1. 1. Get the latest information on current and Register presents a training conference: early and future SAVE! plans! 5th Annual TM Securing Warfighter & Vehicle Survivability May 24 - 27, 2010 ALL NEW for 2010: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Latest updates on lightweight Meet key decision- McLean, VA materials, mobility requirements, and opportunities for the makers and hear next two years! from a distinguished speaker faculty that includes: This year’s mission-critical topics include: BG Peter Fuller, USA • Innovations in survivability of • Optimizing the performance Program Executive Officer, PEO ground vehicles of ultra-light composite Soldier armor solutions • Holistic protection in a complex LTC Jon Rickey, USA – PM operating environment • Protection from IEDs and blast shock waves Soldier Protective Equipment, • Weight reduction without PEO Soldier compromising ballistic protection LtCol A.J. Pasagian, USMC PM Infantry Combat Equipment, Marine Corps Systems Command Dr. Bob Lusardi Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles, USMC Scott Adams Product Manager, Combat Support Equipment, Marine Corps Systems Command Sponsored by: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  2. 2. 5th Annual TM Securing Warfighter & Vehicle Survivability May 24 - 27, 2010 Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean, VA Welcome to the only annual event focusing exclusively on military Who You Will Meet armor solutions for both vehicle and individual body armor! IDGA’s Military Armor Protection is the home of the military armor community and the premier forum where DoD, military, vendors, and academia come With the increase in US soldiers sent to Afghanistan, the demand for enhanced together to focus on armor solutions. This is the protection of military assets becomes an ever-increasing challenge and annual must-attend event for Program Managers, opportunity for those involved in military armor solutions. 2010 is the year to business development professionals, engineers, and academia in the armor protection space. Delegates are develop and fulfill a definitive set of requirements for vehicle and involved in the following industry categories: personal armor capabilities suited for the battlefield in Afghanistan. • Add-on armor • Mechanical engineering • Tactical wheeled • Countermine IDGA's Military Armor Protection is the premier forum for the military armor vehicles technology • Vehicle armor • Combat survivability community to exchange ideas on new armor technologies, challenges and programs • Explosive ordnance developments in protective equipment, and recent research on armor • Reactive armor disposal systems. You will find no other conference that focuses on current • Armor testing • Explosion protection requirements and the enhancement of military armor initiatives, as well • Armor structures systems Armor survivability • Composite body armor as future development opportunities to assist our current war effort. • • Ceramics and metals • Lightweight plastics • Operational • Nanotechnology This year’s mission-critical topics include: requirements • Flexible armor • Innovations in survivability of ground vehicles • Materials scientists technology • Holistic protection in a complex operating environment • Weight reduction without compromising ballistic protection • Optimizing the performance of ultra-light composite armor solutions • Protection from IEDs and blast shock waves About IDGA The Institute for Defense & Do not delay - Mark your calendars and visit Government Advancement www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com to book your place today. (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization Don’t forget to register early to save with our early bird discounts! dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries. For more Join the Military Armor Group! information, please visit www.idga.org. Now you can network with military armor professionals and fellow attendees before and after the event. Visit www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com and join today! Get more from IDGA.org! In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, "Information and feedback from webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online -0-4, 0-5, 0-6 officers returning from the community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the battle field is invaluable." defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices, and business solutions. - Ground Combat Vehicles Team Leader Join our community today at www.idga.org! 2 Sponsored by: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  3. 3. Vehicle Protection Focus Day Vehicle Protection Focus Day Monday, May 24, 2010 Sign up for this in-depth and interactive workshop day examining the current research and development of military satellite systems. During this focus day, you can expect smaller, classroom-style sessions and in-depth discussions with class leaders and fellow attendees. 7:30am Registration & Coffee 8:30am – 10:30am Gain insight into the next generation of armor Advanced Armor Technologies Today's market requires advanced lightweight armor solutions How you will benefit: while meeting the demands of vehicle and warfighter protection. • Get up to date on into threat protection level requirements Today's armor technologies are no longer unwieldy and bulky, but • Discover the new ways to create flexible and responsive armor systems have developed into advanced hard and flexible armor solutions • Gain insight into the production of high technology, lightweight armor that protect lightweight vehicles against high velocity threats. This session will discuss vehicle armor systems that allow effective What you will learn about: • Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCPs) modifications of the varying armor protection levels currently • Multiple hit capabilities needed in the battlefield. • Composite/ceramic armor solutions Vic LaSala, Senior Vice President for R&D, American Defense Systems, Inc 10:45am – 12:45pm Explore reactive armor advancements Advanced Reactive and Hybrid Armor and Active Protection Systems for Armored Vehicles is crucial to design and develop an armor system that is able to identify the type of shaped charge directed toward a vehicle in How you will benefit: • Gain insight into the mechanics behind reactive armor systems order for an offensive counter-attack. This session will discuss the • Find out the technology behind weapons identification cost to design, develop and deploy reactive armor technologies, • Improve your knowledge of the costs that involve design and and compare it with the cost of current armor solutions. Session leaders will discuss the current and future requirements of military deployment vehicles, resulting in a better understanding of the future of What you will learn about: reactive armor technologies. • Design enhancements for ground vehicle survivability • Minimization of a vehicle’s weight and cost • Advancements in explosive reactive armor Sean Agnew, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia 12:45pm Lunch will be served Discover the value and development of strengthened transparent armor 1:45pm – 3:45pm Chemically Strengthened Glass for Transparent Armor Applications Special glass compositions can be chemically strengthened to How you will benefit: develop as much as 1 GPa (~145 ksi) surface compression and ~1 • Obtain a better understanding of the transparent Amor Applications mm compression case depth. With this level of protection, • Understand the advantages of using the method for enhanced laminated composites made using such glass should have testing and evaluation enhanced tolerance to potential damage from reflected tensile • Gain insight into the glass strengthening process and testing stress wave after a projectile impact. The finished cost of such glass would be significantly less than that of other competitive materials What you will learn about: such as transparent ceramics (e.g., ALON and spinel materials) and • Chemical strengthening of glass glass-ceramics currently in the market. • Strength and fracture performance of chemically strengthened glass • Potential configurations Dr. Arun Varshneya, Professor of Glass Science & Engineering, Alfred University 3:45pm End of Vehicle Protection Focus Day 3 www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  4. 4. MainMaySummit Day One Tuesday, 25, 2010 7:15 Registration & Coffee 12:15 Lunch 8:15 Chairperson’s Welcome & Opening Remarks 1:30 The Art and Science of Armor Development • Case study on armor technology development • Managing threats while maintaining maneuverability 8:30 Improving Survivability, Mobility, Sustainability • Maintaining maneuverability and transportability for and Quality of Life for the Individual Marine mission success Morning Keynote •Individual armor integration Session will be lead by a representative from CoorsTek •Body armor and load carriage integration/improvements • Increased area of coverage • Plate adjustment capability 2:15 Multifunctional Materials and Applications Col Joseph Shreader, USMC, Director, Combat Equipment & • Design and application strategies Support Systems Product Group, Marine Corps Systems Command • Materials and processing • Performance measurements and techniques Dr. Peter Matic, Head of Multifunctional Materials, 9:15 Personnel Armor Research and Development Naval Research Laboratory •Analytical and numerical modeling tools for armor system development • Armor system performance assessment 3:00 Networking Break • Materials research for enhanced personnel armor LTC Jon Rickey, USA, PM Soldier Protective Equipment, PEO Soldier 3:45 Improved Fabric Armor Design • Shear thickening fluid Kevlar • Magnetomechanical Kevlar 10:00 Networking Break • Effects of weave type on ballistic performance Celia Powell, Textile Technologist - FR Clothing Specialist, Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center 10:45 Infantry Combat Equipment: Lightening the Load •Design and test of body armor and related equipment 4:30 Materials Engineering for Enhanced Armor •Weight reduction, improved functionality and capabilities Technologies • Requirements to adapt to dynamic environments • Boron carbide armor LtCol A.J. Pasagian, USMC, PM Infantry Combat Equipment, • Next generation body armor Marine Corps Systems Command • Presureless sintering methods Robert Speyer, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 11:30 USMC Lightening the Load Lighten the Load Initiative • TRUE boots-on-the-ground perspectives on real warfighter needs • 5:15 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by: in theater in relation to personnel armor 1stLt Justin Singleton, USMC, Field Testing Branch, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab 6:15 End of Day One “These smaller more intimate venues have resulted in leads with substance and higher future business potential. The one- on-one interactions with potential customers aren't interrupted with the sometimes overwhelming distractions, which often come along with the larger, more glamorous conferences. Kudos to you and others at IDGA involved with the planning, selection of speakers and overall organization of the programs." – VP Sales and VP International Sales & Mktg, SEKAI 4 Sponsored by: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  5. 5. Main May 26, 2010 Day Two Wednesday, Summit 7:15 Registration & Coffee 12:15 Lunch Afternoon Keynote 8:15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 1:30 Responding Quickly to Protect our Warfighters: Lightweight Soldiers Armor for Troops in Afghanistan 8:30 Improvements in Armor on Legacy Vehicle BG Peter Fuller, USA, Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier Platforms •Tile configuration and design limitation and capabilities •Testing conducted during the qualification phase 2:15 Armored Fabric and Tentage: Force Protection • Mount and dismount on the vehicle and packing configurations • Modular ballistic panels to make it easier for the soldier in the field • Integration into fabric shelters • The retrograde kit and return kit from the field after deployment • Organic ballistic protection Erinn McCarthy, Mechanical Engineer, US Army ARDEC Frank Kostka, Shelters Technology, Engineering & Fabrication Director, US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center 9:15 Protecting Light Armored Vehicles Morning Keynote •Base vs. add-on systems •Mission role protection kits 3:00 Networking Break • Expanding the protection envelope Dr. Bob Lusardi, Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles, TACOM 3:45 Marine Corps Current and Future Efforts to Protect our Warfighters from CBRN Threats • Requirements for personal protection materials 10:00 Networking Break • Flame and thermal protection as applied to armor applications • Fabric composites for enhanced warfighter protection Scott Adams, PM Combat Support Equipment, Marine Corps 10:45 Anti-Armor Analysis Program Systems Command •Following the threat to protect the warfighter •Advancing research and development through analysis • Developing better, focused protection of the warfighter 4:30 Next Generation Platform Design and LTC David F. McFadden, USA, Cavalry Chief, Anti-Armor Analysis Integration Program, National Ground Intelligence Center • Ultrastrong composites with properties suitable for transparent Robert L. Talbott, Jr., Senior Intelligence Analyst, Anti-Armor armor using nanomaterials Analysis Program, Exploitation Directorate, National Ground • Advanced techniques using the unique properties of Intelligence Center nanomaterials • Nanoscale laminates and how they are a part of new transparent armor solutions 11:30 Optimizing the Performance of Ultra-Light Dr. Kelechi Anyaogu, Center for Photochemical Sciences, Composite Armor Solutions Bowling Green State University •Case study on armor technology development •Managing threats while maintaining maneuverability • Maintaining maneuverability and transportability for mission 5:15 End of Main Summit success Eric Dunn, President, HP White Laboratories "IDGA has done it again! They continue to put together first class events that address the critical issues facing defense suppliers. I've been to numerous conferences hosted by various organizations and IDGA always seems to have the best mix of small, medium and large companies along with key players from the acquisition community. The staff expertly facilitates valuable networking opportunities and deftly handles key introductions. Attendance at IDGA events is always a worthwhile investment of time. I look forward to attending these events in the future." – CEO, Impact Ceramics, LLC 5 www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  6. 6. Advanced Composite Materials Focus Day Advanced Composite Materials Focus Day Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:00am Registration & Coffee 8:30am – 10:30am Improving mobility to raise survivability Protecting the Warfighter with a Lightweight Armor System Keeping the warfighter mobile and protected is the ultimate goal How you will benefit: for all armor engineers. This case study will discuss mission-critical • Discover in detail the principles behind penetration protection and requirements for lightening the load of each warfighter with a stopping power composite sheet layering system, hermetically sealed, unidirectional • Learn from technical experts about optimized panel data aramid micro-fibers that are multi-layered in a state-of-the-art • Understand how to customize lightweight, moldable panels in cross-ply technology. In this session you will learn about the terms of size, weight and installation development of principles applied in developing this material What you will learn about: ensure that the underlying fibers are used to their maximum • Fiber panel and processing advantage to provide tremendous penetration protection and • Moldable armor manufacturing process stopping power while significantly reducing the level of back-face deflection. Dr. John Song, Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, US Army Natick 10:45am – 12:45pm Specialized materials to drive armor innovation Advanced Materials for Armor Applications The ever-increasing need for more specialized materials for armor How you will benefit: applications continuously pushes the envelope of modern • Discover threats and opportunities driving research initiatives technology, equipment and human intellect. The understanding of • Gain a better understanding of traditional performance fundamental properties of structures increases exponentially approaches vs. vehicle and Warfighter needs through fabrication of very small test objects using new What you will learn about: capabilities, and analyzing them with the aid of sophisticated • Ballistic performance computational models. As this field continues to expand, materials • Fragmentation performance technology will produce products, components and systems that • Blast mitigation material advances are smaller, smarter, multifunctional, environmentally compatible, more survivable and customizable. Dr. Bazle Gama, Scientist, University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials 12:45pm Lunch will be served 1:45pm – 3:45pm Armor designed to match the threats posed in OIF and OEF Workshop: Transparent Armor for the Individual Soldier Transparent armor is an important frontier in the arena of personal How you will benefit: protection. With current events in Iraq and Afghanistan, demands • Gain insight into the vulnerability of face protection with for lightweight and better protective transparent armor materials transparent armor compared to the opaque armors are rapidly increasing. Over the course of several decades, • Obtain the understanding of technical barriers due to the nature polycarbonate (PC) and polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) have of the materials remained the materials of choice with regards to transparent personnel armor. With good fragment resistance, easy What you will learn about: manufacturability and relatively low cost, these materials have • Learn behavior of transparent materials under ballistic impact • Learn various approaches of next generation materials researches proven to stand as the best option. For personnel armor, these materials are used as a monolithic, such as, face shield, goggles and some results and spectacles as well as hybrid of them, such as, for EOD shield Dr. Kelechi Anyaogu, Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling and riot protective face shields. However, currently, significant Green State University research and development efforts are going into the new improved transparent armor materials. This workshop will discuss new potential materials as well as various approaches and stages of research and development efforts on next generation transparent armor materials. 3:45pm End of Advanced Composite Materials Focus Day 6 Sponsored by: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  7. 7. Venue & Lodging 5 Ways to Register! Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102 Web: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com Phone: 1-800-Hiltons • Web: www.mclean.hilton.com Email: info@idga.org IDGA has arranged for a special room rate of $226 per night for attendees (based on availability). To secure this rate you must reserve your room by Phone: 1-800-882-8684 or 646-378-6026 Monday, May 3rd at 5pm EST and mention Armor-IDGA. Please note that you are eligible for this rate three days prior and three days post the event. Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day Mail: IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017 Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities Pricing Military, Government & Academia* Still Available! Register by Fri Mar 19 Register by Fri Apr 23 Standard Pricing For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting please contact Angela Vehicle Protection DiNatale at 212-885-2761 or sponsorship@idga.org. Focus Day $500 $500 $500 (Mon May 24) Main Summit (Tues-Wed May 25-26) $799 $899 $999 Sponsors: Advanced Composite Materials Focus Day $500 $500 $500 (Thurs May 27) Superpass (all 4 days) Best Value! $1,499 $1,599 $1,699 * This category does NOT include government contractors. Contractors are considered civilian/industry for the purpose of determining registration fees. Pricing Industry Register by Register by Standard Fri Mar 19 Fri Apr 23 Pricing Vehicle Protection Focus Day $500 $500 $500 Media Partners: (Mon May 24) Main Summit (Tues-Wed May 25-26) $999 $999 $999 Advanced Composite Materials Focus Day $500 $500 $500 (Thurs May 27) Superpass (all 4 days) Best Value! $1,699 $1,799 $1,899 Save the date for these other upcoming IDGA events! Team Discounts+ Number of Attendees Savings of: Performance-Based Logistics 3 to 4 10% 5 or more 15% & Readiness Summit TM www.PBLevent.com March 2010 + Discounts apply to registrations submitted together, at the same time. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Tactical Dress Code: Military personnel are kindly requested to be in uniform. Appropriate attire for Industry is business casual. Vehicles summit TM April 2010 MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARS TO: IDGA www.TacticalVehiclesSummit.com A $99 processing charge will be assessed to all registrations not accompanied by credit card payment at the time of registration. * CT residents or people employed in the state of CT must add 6% sales tax. July 2010 Details for making payment via EFT or wire transfer: JPMorgan Chase www.HeavyVehiclesSummit.com Penton Learning Systems LLC dba IQPC: 957-097239 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 Reference: Please include the name of the attendee(s) and the event number: 11731.004 September 2010 Payment Policy: Payment is due in full at the time of registration and includes www.MilitaryLogisticsSummit.com lunches, refreshments, and detailed conference materials. Your registration will not be confirmed until payment is received and may be subject to cancellation. Please refer to www.idga.org/cancellation for cancellation, postponement and substitution policy November 2010 Special Dietary Needs: If you have a dietary restriction, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-882-8684 to discuss your specific needs. www.LightArmoredVehiclesSummit.com ©2010 IDGA. All Rights Reserved. The format, design, content and arrangement of this brochure constitute a trademark of IDGA. Unauthorized reproduction will be actionable under the Lanham Act and common December 2010 law principles. www.MaterialsForDefense.com 7 www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com
  8. 8. 5th Annual IDGA 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor New York, NY 10017 TM Securing Warfighter & Vehicle Survivability May 24 - 27, 2010 • Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean, VA Your customer registration code is: When registering, please provide the code above. This year’s mission-critical topics include: • Innovations in survivability of ground vehicles • Holistic protection in a complex operating environment • Weight reduction without compromising 5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: 1 Web: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com ballistic protection 2 Email: info@idga.org • Optimizing the performance of ultra-light 3 Phone: 1-800-882-8684 composite armor solutions 4 Fax: 646-378-6025, 24 hours a day 5 Mail: IDGA • Protection from IEDs and blast shock waves 535 5th Avenue, 8th Floor 11731.004/D/TP New York, NY 10017 Get the latest presents a training conference: ALL NEW for 2010: information on Latest updates on lightweight materials, mobility requirements, and current and opportunities for the next two years! future 5th Annual plans! Meet key decision-makers and hear from a distinguished speaker faculty that includes: BG Peter Fuller, USA TM Program Executive Officer, PEO Soldier LTC Jon Rickey, USA – PM Soldier Protective Equipment, PEO Soldier LtCol A.J. Pasagian, USMC PM Infantry Combat Equipment, Marine Corps Systems Command Securing Warfighter & Vehicle Survivability Dr. Bob Lusardi Deputy Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles, USMC May 24 - 27, 2010 Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Scott Adams Product Manager, Combat Support Equipment, McLean, VA Marine Corps Systems Command Sponsored by: www.MilitaryArmorProtection.com

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