DSI’s 5th Advanced Materials for Defense Summit will convene senior level experts from across the Military Services, DoD Labs, Federal Government, Academia, & Industry for a ‘Town-Hall’ type forum to discuss initiatives towards researching and developing advanced materials and manufacturing processes that will significantly shape future operational effectiveness through lighter, more powerful, and cost-effective military and defense systems. Attendees at the 5th Annual Advanced Materials for Defense will have unique opportunity to examine the current and future technologies and strategies designed toward developing and implementing advanced materials and manufacturing into military and defense systems and platforms to maximize Warfighter readiness.
Rapid shifts to the global security environment are presenting significant new challenges to the U.S. military as adversaries are quickly modernizing and highly adaptive, consequently, the need for materials science research and engineering is growing. Advanced materials provide important benefits to military and defense capabilities such as improved functionality, enhanced survivability, greater ease of maintenance, and lower life cycle cost. The 2022 agenda will address specific topics including material science and technology research, corrosion policy, sustaining material readiness in support of the Warfighter, maintaining a secure and resilient defense industrial base, and innovative technologies and capabilities needed for the future fight. This year’s panel will discuss the advanced materials needed for the development of hypersonic weapons. In addition to innovative solutions to the challenges of developing functional and resilient hypersonic capabilities.
DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summit’s content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in advanced materials science, acquisition, logistics, and sustainment communities as well as key policy makers across military and civilian offices. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.