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 Combat Survivability 

Combat Survivability Division 

Combat Survivability Division



To enhance survivability as an essential element of overall combat mission effectiveness.  This involves promoting communications and the exchange of survivability technical information between individuals and organizations that develop requirements for, design, build and tactically employ military weapon systems.  The Division's program covers all aspects of susceptibility reduction (probability of hit), vulnerability reduction (consequences of hit), and the overall survivability discipline, including countermeasures, signature reduction, tactics and training, camouflage, concealment and deception, as well as damage resistance, damage tolerance and combat damage repair.  An additional focus is the transfer of information and technology between the military survivability and civil aviation communities to further flight safety and to mitigate the effects of terrorist acts.


  • Foster greater understanding of combat survivability and flight safety issues by government and industry program managers as well as by those senior government officials who specify operational and safety requirements.
  • Encourage a cost effective and balanced approach to the design and development of survivable weapon systems and promote credible trade studies and integrated survivability assessments.
  • Bring crucial survivability issues directly to the attention of senior leadership in the Department of Defense, industry, and the Congress, when appropriate.
  • Improve communications and cooperation between the Electronic Warfare and general Survivability Communities to a point where they are viewed as one.
  • Promote development of the combat survivability discipline as a key component of the systems engineering process.
  • Support the development and acquisition of simulations and test facilities used to verify the survivability of weapon systems.
  • Encourage acquisition of combat-repairable weapon systems and development of a combat damage repair capability in the Military Services.
  • Foster education and provide educational opportunities for those in government, industry, and academia who need to understand and employ the techniques, technologies, and information related to combat survivability.

Upcoming Events

November 8-10, 2016
Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2016
"Today's Fight and Tomorrow's Challenges"
Naval Postgraduate School, CA


Division awards are presented each year at the annual Aircraft Survivability Symposium.  Please contact Mr. Bob Gierard, Division Awards Chairman, for additional information:

Recent Activities

May 2014 Workshop
Summary Report information will be posted as it becomes available.

August 2009 Workshop 
Download/Print/View the Aircraft Combat Damage Reporting Workshop Summary Report


BG Stephen D. Mundt, USA (Ret)
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development
Airbus Group, Inc.
One Global View 
2550 Wasser Terrace Suite 9100
Herndon, VA 20171 
Phone: (571) 306-7251


Mr. Barry Vincent
Model Analyst
2700 D Street, Building 1661
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7605
Phone: (937) 781-2456

National Defense Industrial Association

Mrs. Christy J. Mason, CMP
Director, Operations
Phone: (703) 247-2586


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense