IDGA’s Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit Gaining Momentum

IDGA Editor

NEW YORK, NY – November 9, 2010 – November 15th marks the beginning of the four-day 9th Annual Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit being held in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center. Leading military and industry experts are set to convene and discuss a series of key issues pertaining to Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs).

"This has become one of the most exciting LAV and Stryker Summits IDGA has ever produced," said event producer Michelle Cardinal. "With such esteemed experts as Col Brian Buckles and LTC Aaron D Roberson on the speaker roster, we’ve seen a lot of interest from the LAV and Stryker communities."

Some of the key topics to be discussed include the future of light armored vehicles, increasing vehicles and personnel survivability, the Stryker program strategy and reducing weight without compromising survivability. "IDGA has been producing this event for so many years," Cardinal continued, "that we have the advantage of really knowing our audience and understanding the topics that are most pertinent to them. I think you can clearly see that reflected in the agenda."

In addition to Buckles and Robertson, other speakers scheduled to present include:

  • Kim Yarboro, Program Manager, MRAP Cougar Vehicles, JPO MRAP, USMC
  • Major Pierre Larrivee, Project Director, LAV III, Canadian Defense
  • Major Brian M Sweigart, USA, 3/16 Cavalry Squadron XO

IDGA's Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit has become the "must attend" event for the international LAV community. Military, industry, and others attend each year to discuss areas such as armor, communications, firepower, drive trains, battery power, and other important components to the family of LAVs. The summit also provides a forum for military and industry to network and forge new partnerships and solutions.

For more information on attending or sponsoring the 9th Annual Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit, please visit or contact Michelle Cardinal at

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