June 24 - 26, 2020 | Washington, D.C

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Morning Networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

- Current lines of initiatives for Directed Energy at PEO STRI
- Maturing and transitioning DE test technologies: current needs and capabilities sought
- Expediting the fielding of DE capabilities into Warfighter hands: necessary next steps

Colonel Richard Haggerty

Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators, and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS)

9:45 am - 10:30 am Ensuring Battlefield Dominance of Infantry and Ground Forces via Advanced Lethality

- Delivering multi-domain battle dominance through advanced SHORAD capabilities
- Opportunities to utilize mobile DE weaponry for anti-drone, anti-missile laser system operations
- Considerations on DE’s role in multi-domain operations: potential use cases

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break and Demo Drive

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Leveraging Directed Energy Technologies & Capabilities to Meet Current and Future Army Needs

- Army S&T efforts to bolster utilization of DE capabilities
- Opportunities to leverage DE to counter rapidly emerging threats
- Driving Army lethality initiatives: necessary next steps

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Executing the DE Experimentation Campaign: Update on Experimentation Efforts with 704th Test Group”

John Cao - Director, DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Test Center / 704th test Group
- Combined Test Force construct
- Experimentation methodology
- Supporting rapid development and prototyping

John Cao

DE Combined Test Force (DE CTF), Air Force Test Center / 704th test Group

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Raytheon Speaking Session

Evan Hunt - Director of Business Development, Raytheon


Evan Hunt

Director of Business Development

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Updates on the Joint Laser Systems Effectiveness Joint Test Program

- Updates on JLaSE and J-FLaME joint feasibility study
- Challenges associated with collateral damage estimate and weaponeering for DEL in the joint battlespace
- Desired capabilities needed to support the integration of HEL for joint operations

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Driving International Collaborative DE RDT&E with Israel for Improved Defense Capacities

Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi - Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
- Update on the United States-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act
- Collaborative opportunities to bolster DE capacities for both USA and Israel
- Understanding regional defense needs and effects of emerging threats on Israel

Col (Res.) Dr. Anan Wahabi

Research Fellow
International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

4:15 pm - 4:15 pm Post Conference Networking