Information & Organizers

F22 Raptors

The AIAA DEFENSE Forum is focused on aerospace technologies and their applications in national security. The 2019 forum will use the 2018 National Defense Strategy as a framework to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues pertaining to the aerospace and defense community. This Secret/NoForn event provides a venue for leaders from government, military, industry and academia to explore aerospace technologies and their application to complex national security challenges. 

The forum’s program consists of two main parts; the technical program offers a deep analysis on research and technologies geared to solve specific problems, and the Plenary sessions tackle the most pressing issues impacting the future of national defense on a high level. 

Highlights from previous AIAA DEFENSE Forums can be found in the Archives.

Executive Steering Committee

Adrielle Churchill, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Dan DeLaurentis, 
Purdue University
Dean Gehr, 
Raytheon Missile Systems (Forum General Chair)
Laura McGill, 
Raytheon Missile Systems (Forum Executive Chair)
Tony Mitchell, 
BAE Systems FAST Labs
Peter Montgomery, 
Jacobs
Andrea Scouras, 
MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Forum Technical Chair)
Ed Swallow, 
The Aerospace Corporation
David Van Wie, 
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory   

The Technical Program Committee is listed on the Call for Technical Briefings page.

Sponsors