Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2024

April 3-4, 2024
United States
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Key Details Dates: April 3-4, 2024 Venue: Sunset Room at National Harbor, MD, United States
About Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2024

DSI’s 10th annual Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit will aim to improve the integration of UxS capabilities into the multi domain operating environment as well as their use cases beyond the battlefield in support of DoD.

Why attend Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2024?

The Summit will cover strategic and technical priorities and new research to support utilization across the Services. In order to maintain our technological and military advantage and dominate on the future battlefield, the US Military must continue to integrate robust, cutting-edge UxS and robotic capabilities. This past year has seen continued effort through various exercises and ‘Campaigns of learning’ including the Navy’s Task Force 59, The Army’s Project Convergence 21 and the evolving JADC2 construct, to the Air Forces’ continued acceleration through AFWERX.

This year we will also emphasize a few key enablers supporting the deeper integration of these capabilities; recent research on improving human- machine communication, navigation and controlled decision-making autonomy in denied environments and unknown terrain, developing common standards for increased flexibility, and a look at the broader supporting data management, sensors and software to integrate systems into a joint C2 environment.


  • Michael Stewart, SES, Director, Disruptive Capabilities Office, U.S. Navy
  • BGen Stephen Lightfoot, USMC, Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, HQMC Combat Development & Integration
  • Schuyler Moore, HQE, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Central Command
  • CAPT Joseph Baggett, USN, Director of Maritime Operations, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
  • CAPT Colin Corridan, USN, Commander, Task Force 59, U.S. 5th Fleet
  • COL Michael Parent, USA, Chief, Acquisition & Resource Division, Joint Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office
  • Event Moderator – VADM Ron Boxall, USN, (Ret.) Former Director, Force Structure, Resources & Assessment, Joint Staff, J8

Topics covered at the Summit

  • Ensuring critical autonomous capabilities are delivered to the Warfighter rapidly & affordably
  • Countering near-peer adversaries through the Replicator Initiative
  • Promoting autonomous technological growth & integration to enable fleet mission success
  • Strengthening partnerships & accelerating innovation to enable full spectrum naval operationst
  • Integrating unmanned systems & Ai into maritime operations
  • Driving persistent Army modernization through the development of innovative unmanned technologies
  • Developing Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA) to advance Air Force autonomous capability

Where is the Unmanned & Autonomous Systems Summit 2024?

The 2024 summit will be held at Sunset Room at National Harbor, Maryland:

137 National Plaza #200
Oxon Hill
United States

More Information and Registration

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