Improving Existing Capabilities And The Road Map For The Future

Advancing existing DE systems while discussing the necessary near-future capabilities

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks

Shuki Hasson - Program Director, IDGA

Shuki Hasson

Program Director

9:15 am - 10:00 am Overview of Directed Energy Systems Across Air Combat Command and the Air Force

General James M. Holmes - Commander, Air Combat Command, USAF

General James M. Holmes

Commander, Air Combat Command

10:00 am - 10:45 am Addressing The Necessary Developments And Improvements To Assure Delivery Space Ready Applications

• Enhancing The MARAUDER and the future
for Plasma Beams as we transfer into space
• Developing the next generation of DE systems
and the case for Particle-beam weapons
• Managing DE applications, microwave beams for
non-lethal operations

10:45 am - 11:30 am Networking Break

• Discussing cross service testing challenges and
new opportunities
• Understanding challenges of beam power and
laser scaling through optimized testing capacities
• Addressing accessibility of testing facilities and
exchange of lessons learned

Dr. Michael Jirjis

Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Who Missed The Memo? An Open Forum To Discuss The Gaps Between The Defense Needs And The Capabilities Currently Provided By Solution Providers From In & Outside The Service

• Diagnosing the top challenges across defense
research laboratories
• Discussing joint efforts with academia and private
research institutes
• Prioritizing the vital technologies and relevant
innovation necessary to fill in the gap

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

* Addressing current research across the enterprise and within AFIT
* Discussing partnerships and innovation for DE

Dr. Steven T. Fiorino

Director, Center for Directed Energy, Department of Engineering Physics

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks and Farewell

Shuki Hasson - Program Director, IDGA

Shuki Hasson

Program Director