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.
Combat Survivability Division Workshop
Date: June 5-6, 2013
Location: Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA
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Aircraft Survivability Symposium 2013
Date: November 5-7, 2013
Location: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Division awards are presented each year at the annual Aircraft Survivability Symposium. Please contact Mr. Jack Rau, Division Awards Chairman, for additional information via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August, 2009 Workshop
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BG Stephen D. Mundt, USA (Ret)
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EADS North America
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CDR Christopher Adams USN (Ret), U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Mr. Dale B. Atkinson, Springfield, VA
Dr. Frank R. Barone, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
MSgt Robert Bean, USAF, Pararescue/CRO/CSAR-X/669 AESS, Beavercreek, OH
Mr. Anthony E. Brindisi, Northrop Grumman, San Diego, CA
Dr. Mark Couch, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA
Mr. Ronald M. Dexter, SURVICE Engineering Co., Dayton, OH
Mr. Robert A. Gierard, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - ADP, Palmdale, CA
Mr. Hugh E. Griffis, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, OH
Mr. David H. Hall, SURVICE Engineering Co., Ridgecrest, CA
Mr. George Harrison, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA
Mr. Jeffrey Johnson, Air Force Red Team, Arlington, VA
Mr. Ron Ketcham, NAVAIR, Ridgecrest, CA
Mr. Dennis Lindell, Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office, Arlington, VA
Ms. Helen Mearns, Joint CBRN Defense Program Analysis and Integration Office, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
- Dr. T. N. (Mike) Mikel, Bell Helicopter Textron, Fort Worth, TX
- Mr. John J. Murphy, Jr., Technical Director, 96 TG/OL-AC, WPAFB, OH
- Mr. Jack Rau, Boeing, Phantom Works, St. Louiss, MO
- Mr. David Robie, Sr. Advisor to Commander ACC?ST, MCLean, VA
Mr. Ernest "Rick" Seymour, OSD/DOT&E/LFT, Washington, DC
Mr. Patrick S. Sharp, Modern Technology Solutions Inc., Las Vegas, NV
Mr. Randall Short, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD
Mr. Andrew D. Smith, Rolls-Royce Liberty Works, Indianapolis, IN
- Mr. Chad Sparks, J-22 Advanced Derivatices Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Ft. Worth, TX
- LtCol Steven Sprout, USMC, HQMC Aircraft Survivability Equipment Requirements Officer, Arlington, VA
Dr. Vincent Volpe, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA
- Mr. Walt Whitesides, TASC, Inc., Chantilly, VA
Mr. Gary C. Wollenweber, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH
National Defense Industrial Association
Ms. Christy Mason, CMP
Phone: (703) 247-2586
Ms. Brant Murray
Phone: (703) 247-2572