Systems Digest

24 AUGUST 2021

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General Says Sensors Pinpointing Missile Threats Worldwide Are Critical Capability

“I would like to have overhead sensors that see everything, characterize everything that goes on on this planet, from a missile perspective, all the time, everywhere. That’s the one capability I would like to have because you have to be able to see it to do anything about it. And that’s a challenge for hypersonics…


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Assured Position Navigation and Timing (APNT)

The U.S. Armed Forces have become reliant on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for precision navigation for foot mobile infantry to high-end precision weapons. Assured positioning, navigation, and timing (APNT) is defined as the ability to provide operational forces continuous access to position, velocity, attitude, and time information with confirmed integrity and sufficient accuracy to perform their mission under the complete range of threat conditions….

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Materials and Applications for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

The United States’ ability to deploy weapon systems with embedded electronics is a key capability for the Warfighter. Protecting embedded electronics against electromagnetic interference (EMI) from both natural and artificial sources is a critical requirement. This webinar explores the options available to contain and protect electronics from EMI from a materials development and materials engineering…


Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) Parallel Meeting

The MSS Parallel Meeting is an annual meeting of the MSS Specialty Group on Detectors, the MSS Specialty Group on Passive Sensors, the MSS Specialty Group on Materials, and the MSS Specialty Group on Battlefield…

2021 JASP Model Users On-site Meeting (JMUM)

**Registration for this event is now closed** Due to an overwhelming response in favor of conducting the in-person classified 2021 JMUM, JASPO has decided to go ahead and proceed with the event. As a reminder,…

2021 Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and Materials & Manufacturing Processes (M&MP) IR&D TIM

The 2021 Sensors & Processing, Advanced Electronics, and M&MP Independent Research & Development (IR&D) Technology Interchange Meeting (TIM) is scheduled for 13-17 September 2021.  The venue will likely be in the Washington, D.C. area.  However,…

Aircraft Combat Survivability Short Course 2021

This three-day short course in aircraft combat survivability is designed to provide an overview of the aircraft combat survivability discipline. The course is intended for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), active-duty military, and government contractors…

International Armored Vehicles USA Conference

The International Armored Vehicles conference will provide an armored vehicle-specific forum that will host training and doctrine, requirements generation, and operational and materiel perspectives of current and future vehicle programs. This event will be offered…

2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS)

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium will bring together the naval ship maintenance and modernization community. ASNE’s FMMS allows an open forum of communications and exchange of technical information…

2021 Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition

The Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition will bring together the armaments, robotics, munitions, and explosive ordnance disposal communities. The conference, which includes capabilities briefings, keynote speakers, panels, technical papers, exhibits, and a live-fire demonstration,…

Voice From the Community

James Purkiss
James R. Purkiss

Computer Scientist, NAWCWD

I have worked at China Lake for the U.S. Naval Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for five years as a computer scientist.
Most of my work has revolved around modeling and simulation, with some analysis in lethality. I have worked with the System of Systems
Test Environment group as a developer, focusing on the Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling and the Test
and Training Enabling Architecture framework. My latest role is the model manager for the Maritime Lethality Toolset (MLAT). MLAT is
working toward providing an on-th-efly lethality data generation and analysis tool of maritime targets.

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