DAHLGREN, Va. (Aug. 8, 2019) - Steering Committee members of the Navy's sixth annual Unmanned Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange Meeting are pictured at this year's event. Military and civilian unmanned, weapon, and energetic systems experts throughout the Naval Research and Development Establishment, Office of Secretary of Defense, and other services presented briefs and engaged in discussions on technologies and policies related to the strategies and challenges for test and evaluation of weaponized unmanned systems.
Speakers and attendees networked while discussing partnerships, technology efforts, policy and demonstrated programs at the two-day event co-hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division, NSWC Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD), and the Unmanned Vehicle and Autonomous Systems Group at Naval Sea Systems Command. The workshop and technical exchange was sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Tactical Warfare Systems Office and the Land Warfare and Munitions Office), the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise and the NSWC Warfare Centers.
The event’s Steering Committee members left to right: Reid McAllister, Integrated Unmanned Maritime Mobility Systems director at NSWC Carderock Division; Carrie Gonzalez, NSWCDD project manager; Penny Moran, NSWCDD autonomy lead; Amy O'Donnell, NSWC IHEODTD deputy technical director; Daniel Pines, NSWC IHEODTD chief innovation officer; Dr. John Wilkinson, NSWC IHEODTD customer advocate for Science and Technology Business Development; and Tony Harris, NSWCDD Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Branch head.