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Future Ground Combat Vehicles 2020

Future Ground Combat Vehicles 2020

Welcome to IDGA's 8th successful iteration of our Future Ground Combat Vehicle Summit, a keynote industry event highlighting the ever-evolving needs of the Ground Combat Vehicle community. Highlighting one of the major Modernization Priorities of the US Army, the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Program Initiative aims to usher in the next-generation family of ground combat vehicles to replace and advance the United States' current level of Ground Combat Warfare capabilities. 

Over the past decade, Land warfare doctrine, policy, and technological needs have rapidly evolved to meet the ongoing development of next-generation threats from near-peer and insurgent warfare threats. The proliferation of these threats, coupled with next-generation development of AI and robotics technologies provides the FGCV community a massive opportunity to energize efforts to further research, develop and field the next-generation of future ground combat vehicles for US battlefield superiority. These service-wide efforts will undoubtedly propel US ground combat vehicle superiority for generations to come, and at our summit, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with those leading the charge!

Join IDGA's Summit as our esteemed faculty and representatives will address emerging opportunities to leverage new-age technology and its application to Ground Combat Vehicles and Forces, how these technologies adjust current concept of operations, roadmaps to NGCV, and what this continued development means for Ground Forces 2035 and beyond.
Past Presentation Packet [Zip File]

Past Presentation Packet [Zip File]

Download 8 presentations from the last Future Ground summit! This zip drive contains:


1. Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Update

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)


2. Assessments in Rapid Modernizatio

  • Historical lessons and examples
  • Harnessing S&T efforts in the future

Colonel Christopher Barnwell, Chief, Field Experimentation Division Joint Modernization Command, U.S. Army 


3. Army’s Robotics Efforts in SMET, Leader Follower and Future of Autonomy with AI A.I R

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer, Product Manager Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army


4. Sociotechnical System Requirements for Tactical Employment of Ground Robotics and Emerging Technologies

  • Description and illustration of the key implications of ground robotics and other emerging technologies for evolution of unit-level sociotechnical systems.
  • Includes tasks/processes, workforce, organizational structure and operating environment

Matthew E. Boyer, CEO + Co-founder, Zylter


5. Developing and Employing Technology for Future Battlefield 

  • Historical lessons and examples 
  • Harnessing S&T efforts in the future

Colonel (R) Frederick Gellert, Professor of Resource Management, U.S. Army War College


6. Emerging Threats: From Requirements to Engineering Solutions

  • A review of the evolution of future battlefield threats
  • Prioritizing the most pressing capabilities gap
  • S&T focus to achieve 10x capabilities

Dwayne Hynes, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G2


7. PM Force Projection: Review of the Robotics Portfolio 

  • Designing new systems that are “autonomy ready”
  • Identifying capability gaps
  • Upgrading current platforms for interoperability

Mark Mazzara, Robotics Interoperability Lead, Project Manager Force Projection, PEO CS & CSS, U.S. Army


8. Impact of Technology on the Current and Future Tactical Fight A.I

  • The future contested, near-peer fight presents both opportunities and risks for a technological force
  • Data analytics and human machine teaming is being used every night on the battlefield-- in unexpected ways
  • OODA Loop is too slow. We need to “Predict and Act”-- and this requires fundamental changes to Mission

Colonel Mike McGuire, Director, Combat Developments, U.S. Army SOCOM



Past Presentation Packet

Past Presentation Packet

Download 8 presentations from the last Future Ground Combat Vehicles summit! Our presentation packet contains:


1. Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Update

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology)


2. Assessments in Rapid Modernizatio

  • Historical lessons and examples
  • Harnessing S&T efforts in the future

Colonel Christopher Barnwell, Chief, Field Experimentation Division Joint Modernization Command, U.S. Army 


3. Army’s Robotics Efforts in SMET, Leader Follower and Future of Autonomy with AI A.I R

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Bodenhamer, Product Manager Appliqué and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army


4. Sociotechnical System Requirements for Tactical Employment of Ground Robotics and Emerging Technologies

  • Description and illustration of the key implications of ground robotics and other emerging technologies for evolution of unit-level sociotechnical systems.
  • Includes tasks/processes, workforce, organizational structure and operating environment

Matthew E. Boyer, CEO + Co-founder, Zylter


5. Developing and Employing Technology for Future Battlefield 

  • Historical lessons and examples 
  • Harnessing S&T efforts in the future

Colonel (R) Frederick Gellert, Professor of Resource Management, U.S. Army War College


6. Emerging Threats: From Requirements to Engineering Solutions

  • A review of the evolution of future battlefield threats
  • Prioritizing the most pressing capabilities gap
  • S&T focus to achieve 10x capabilities

Dwayne Hynes, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G2


7. PM Force Projection: Review of the Robotics Portfolio 

  • Designing new systems that are “autonomy ready”
  • Identifying capability gaps
  • Upgrading current platforms for interoperability

Mark Mazzara, Robotics Interoperability Lead, Project Manager Force Projection, PEO CS & CSS, U.S. Army


8. Impact of Technology on the Current and Future Tactical Fight A.I

  • The future contested, near-peer fight presents both opportunities and risks for a technological force
  • Data analytics and human machine teaming is being used every night on the battlefield-- in unexpected ways
  • OODA Loop is too slow. We need to “Predict and Act”-- and this requires fundamental changes to Mission

Colonel Mike McGuire, Director, Combat Developments, U.S. Army SOCOM


Unmanned Ground Vehicles & Maneuver  In The Future Urban Environment

Unmanned Ground Vehicles & Maneuver In The Future Urban Environment

Think Batmobiles in Gotham City 

Against a backdrop of mass global urban migration and the increasing fragility of metropolitan spaces due to environmental and geopolitical crises, the likelihood of future conflict taking place in cities is increasing. Recognizing this, armies are modernizing their capability portfolios to enable them to fight and win in urban environments, and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) are expected to play a critical role in future operations.

DOWNLOAD this report to gain insight into how UGVs are deployed today and learn more about:

  • Robotics in Urban Conflict and Megacities 
  • UGV T&E and Lessons Learnt from Syria
  • UGVs in the Israeli Defense Forces
Unmanned Ground Vehicles 2020 Market Report

Unmanned Ground Vehicles 2020 Market Report

The Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) market is projected to grow from $2.7 billion to $7 billion by 2025, at a rate of 14.81% during the forecast period. This increase is being driven by a range of army modernization programs, underpinned by rapid technological advancement and the need to increase force mass, reduce manpower burdens, and prepare for operations in more complex urban environments. In light of this, our partners at Defence IQ created this comprehensive report that outlines current key programs and requirements in the UGV space.

Key benefits of downloading the report:

  • Learn more about the top acquisition priorities and active program requirements for 11 countries including the United States, China and Germany
  • Gain insights into the top investment trends that will shape the year ahead and beyond
2019 Future Ground Combat Vehicles Post Show Report

2019 Future Ground Combat Vehicles Post Show Report

Want to learn more about what happened in 2019? Check out our Post Show Report that highlights: attendee statistics, what to expect in 2020, and more!

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

A Letter to Convince Your Boss

Present your approving manager with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend Future Ground Combat Vehicles and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Past Attendee Snapshot

Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the experts who attended the 2019 Future Ground Combat Vehicles Summit.