Military Armor Protection Summit to Discuss Latest Updates on Lightweight Materials, Mobility Requirements, and Opportunities for the Next Two Years

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Tatiana Pose
Military Armor Protection Summit to Discuss Latest Updates on Lightweight Materials, Mobility Requirements, and Opportunities for the Next Two Years
NEW YORK, NY – April 28, 2010 – May 24th marks the beginning of IDGA’s 5th Annual Military Armor Protection Summit being held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, VA. Leading military and industry experts are set to convene and discuss a series of mission critical issues pertaining to the military vehicle and individual body armor community. "The Summit couldn’t happen at a more critical time. With the increase in US soldiers sent to Afghanistan, the demand for enhanced protection of military assets has become an ever-increasing challenge and opportunity for those involved in military armor solutions. 2010 is the year to develop and fulfill a definitive set of requirements for vehicle and personal armor capabilities suited for the battlefield in Afghanistan", Elliott Jones, Program Director at IDGA explained. IDGA's Military Armor Protection is the premier forum for the military armor community to exchange ideas on new armor technologies, challenges and developments in protective equipment, and recent research on armor systems. The event also provides an overview of the latest requirements and opportunities in the vehicle and individual body armor industry. Some of the key critical issues to be discussed at this year’s event include:
Innovations in survivability of ground vehicles
Holistic protection in a complex operating environment
Weight reduction without comprising ballistic protection
Optimizing the performance of ultra-light composite armor solutions
Protection from IEDs and blast shock waves
This year’s sponsors and exhibitors include CoorsTek, DEW, SKYDEX, American Defense Systems Inc (ADSI), Morgan Armor, Dayton T. Brown Inc, and ESI North America.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at the 5th Annual Military Armor Protection Summit, please visit or contact Elliott Jones at

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