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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Military Aviation Panel Discussion

    Panel Discussion

    Military Aviation: Global Outlook, Opportunities, and Challenges

    13 August, 0930-1130 hrs


    RADM Woods
    RADM David B. Woods
    Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific, U.S. Navy  
    James (Jim) O'Neill
    President, Global Services and Support, Boeing Defense, Space & Security  
    Alton D. (Al) Romig Jr.
    Vice President and General Manager, SkunkWorks®, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics  
    Mark Gunzinger
    Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments  


    The evolution of global defense and security priorities creates new opportunities and challenges for developing policy, priorities, technology, and defense capabilities. This discussion of the global outlook, opportunities, and challenges for military aviation will reflect insights drawn from each individual panel member’s unique areas of responsibility and experience. The panel will identify key factors affecting military aviation, including:

    • What are the trends for military procurement?
    • How will the U.S. role in global peacekeeping and homeland security shape the industry?
    • How will U.S. budgetary challenges affect the industry?
    • What major challenges face military aviation, such as resource availability, operations, capacity, capability, efficiency, security, and environmental considerations?
    • What technologies will address these challenges?
    • How will increased use of unmanned systems change the nature of military aviation?