IDGA is proud to announce the 5th Directed Energy Summit 2020 – this latest event in the successful Directed Energy series will deliver broader scope and the most current information to our continuously growing community, promoting the advancement of one the most crucial and multi-functional technologies the US and its global allies are addressing.

2019’s event provided keynote speakers including Lieutenant General Neil Thurgood, Director of Army Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, and the Co-Chairs of the US Congress Directed Energy Caucus, Congressman Douglas L. Lamborn and Congressman Jim Langevin, providing strong US perspectives. Our 2020 summit will expand the platform to bring leading decision makers under one roof.

The future of warfighting depends upon the development, testing and deployment of Directed Energy systems for defense installations and offense weapons and IDGA are committed to keeping you up to date with the very latest developments and hottest topics in addition to providing networking with over 100 decision makers at the most senior levels from across the DoD, industry partners and academia.

Directed Energy Summit 2020 will focus on the latest deployments and assessments of the technology for defense applications, as well as counter near-peer capabilities, the scientific breakthroughs allowing higher DE power through engineering and maneuverable and accessible power sourcing to insure maximum operational functionality. The program will also offer a one of a kind opportunity to participate in focus groups, engage in discussions as well as network and build interpersonal relationships with the necessary people to promote your ideas and technologies and turn them into cooperation and actions.

Join us at Directed Energy Summit 2020 along with the leading commanders, developers, scientists, thinkers and stakeholders in the field and invest in the advancement of one of the top global defense priorities.

Government and Active Military Attend for Free

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Past Attendee List

Here is a list of titles, agencies and organizations who signed up for the Directed Energy Systems Summit last June.

To achieve battlefield overmatch and superiority, the U.S. is working to expedite DE programs and initiatives for operationalization in the near term. With this in mind, we took a look at recent directed energy developments in China, Russia, and the United States.

Topics we’ll cover in the main conference include:

DoD and MIlitary Roadmap For Directed Energy Systems

Directed Energy Systems Industry Panel

Operational Challenges and Advantages of DES for the 21st Century Warfighter

DE Systens Cross and Service Integration Panel  

Implementing HEL DES Into the SHORAD Strategy to counter Group 1 UASs

Roadmap for High Power Microwave DES Weapons Development

Advancements in Power Re-Generation, Storage, and Thermal Management Solutions for Directed Energy Systems

Directed Energy Employment and Safety Concerns

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