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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Why Attend?

    Why Attend?

    The AIAA Strategic and Tactical Missile Systems Conference and the AIAA Missile Sciences Conference are long-standing AIAA conferences serving the weapons community. These conferences will be co-located as a single event for the first time in 2012 providing a forum for the exchange of information on a larger scale than was possible at separate events. The combined event will feature both programmatic and technical information while fostering a beneficial networking opportunity. Material presented and attendance allowed at the event will be at the SECRET/U.S. ONLY clearance level. All attendees and speakers must have a SECRET clearance in order to participate.


    The AIAA Strategic and Tactical Missile Systems Conference offers an excellent opportunity to hear senior Department of Defense officials and other noted authorities from the strategic and tactical missiles community speak about the issues and challenges that face the United States. Past program topics have included national defense strategy, defense acquisition, missile programs, homeland security, missile defense, research and development, and the industrial base.

    The AIAA Missile Sciences Conference provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of classified and unclassified technical material related to missile system and subsystem technologies. The program addresses an array of topics including Air Force and Navy strategic missiles, tactical air-to-surface, surface-to-surface, anti-air missile systems, missile defense systems, targets and countermeasures, cruise missile defense, interceptors, weapon system effectiveness, hardware-in-the-loop testing of smart weapons, mission planning, mission assurance, system safety and insensitive munitions, and innovative technologies and concepts.

    What to Expect

    Conference organizers have developed a three-day program featuring a mixture of government speakers and selected technical paper presentations. Papers being presented will address:

    • Strategic and Tactical Missiles
    • Missile Defense Systems
    • Targets and Countermeasures
    • Weapon System Effectiveness
    • Innovative Technologies
    • Smart Weapons
    • Mission Planning

    Discussion with distinguished invited speakers, including:

    • Shay Assad, Director, Defense Pricing, U.S. Department of Defense
    • RADM (Sel) Terry J. Benedict, USN, Director for Strategic Systems Programs
    • LTG Richard P. Formica, USA, Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
    • Lawrence K. Gershwin, National Intelligence Offi cer for Science and Technology 
    • BG Ole Knudson, USA, PEO U.S. Army Missiles and Space
    • Lt Gen James M. Kowalski, USAF, Air Force Global Strike Command
    • and more

    Networking and interaction with your peers during:

    • Evening Receptions
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Luncheons

    The opportunity to enhance your career through an AIAA continuing education two-day short course:

        Missile Design and System Engineering

        Instructor: Gene Fleeman

    Who Should Attend?

    This conference addresses strategic and tactical missile systems and related technologies. It will provide an informative, highly interactive and educational venue for those with a SECRET security clearance: 

    • Senior Management
    • Program Managers
    • Government Officials
    • Military Officials
    • Researchers 
    • Educators