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 5940 - Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum 2014 

5940 - Aircraft Survivability Technical Forum 2014 


"Air Combat Survivability Across the Spectrum of Contested Airspace"

Event Number

Event Date

 to 11/14/2014

Event Location
Johns Hopkins University APL

Event Contact
Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP at or (703)247-9476


*Please note: This event is classified, SECRET/U.S. ONLY. A security clearance is required to attend.

The goal of this three-day, classified Forum is to foster technical dialogue and exchange of information on current and emerging threats, and the aircraft technologies being developed and tested for surviving these threats. Given the current fiscal challenges facing the U.S. Government and Department of Defense budgets, the goal of this year’s Forum is to capture the critical ‘Pull’ of advanced and/or asymmetric threat technologies and tactics, and the counter-balancing ‘Push’ of budget realities on the development, integration, procurement and sustainment of the technologies and force structure required to project air power in the future highly contested air space.

Division Awards

NDIA recognizes superior contributions to combat survivability through awards for leadership and technical achievement. These awards are presented at the annual NDIA Aircraft Survivability event and recognize excellence across the entire spectrum of survivability, including susceptibility reduction, vulnerability reduction and related modeling and simulation. This year, we will honor Mr. Dave Mazur and Mr. Greg Czarnecki.

RADM Robert H. Gormley Combat Survivability Award for Leadership
This award is presented to a person who has made major leadership contributions to combat survivability. The individual selected must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in enhancing overall combat survivability or played a significant leadership role in a major aspect of survivability design, program management, research and development, test and evaluation, modeling and simulation, education or the development of standards. The emphasis of this award is on demonstrated superior leadership over an extended period.

Awardee: Mr. Dave Mazur graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as a flight test engineer and attended the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, where he earned an MS in Electrical Engineering. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Mr. Mazur is Vice President and B-2 Program Manager, for Military Aircraft Systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Combat Survivability Award for Technical Achievement
This award is presented to a person who has made a significant technical contribution to any aspect of survivability. It may be presented for a specific achievement or for exceptional technical excellence over an extended period. Individuals at any level of experience are eligible for this award.

Awardee: Mr. Greg Czarnecki received his BS in Civil Engineering and his MS in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is assigned to the 96th Test Wing's Survivability Assessment Flight at Wright-Patterson AFB as the RDT&E Team Leader. Mr. Czarnecki is Structures & Materials Committee Chairman for the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office, where he focuses on assessing and mitigating Red weapons effects on Blue aircraft.


Download/Print/View the current Agenda -As of 11/7/14

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. J. Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E), OSD
  • Dr. Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research; Director, Washington Security Forum

Focus Areas include:

  • Department of Defense Perspectives and Strategies
  • Threat Trends and Challenges
  • Combat Lessons Learned
  • Aircraft Survivability related Program of Record Updates
  • Developments and Dependencies of Aircraft Survivability Technologies
  • Aircraft Survivability related Trade Studies and Analyses

Agenda At-A-Glance

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Concurrent Tutorial Sessions
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Lunch on Own
12:30 PM - 4:40 PM, Opening Session with Keynote Addresses
Networking Break in the Display and Poster Paper Area

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM, General Session
Networking Breaks and Lunch in the Display and Poster Paper Area

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, General Session
Networking Breaks and Lunch in the Display and Poster Paper Area

Tutorial Sessions

The Infrared Kill Chain: Putting the Links Together to Assess the Impact on Survivability
Infrared (IR) sensors and missiles have been in existence since the inception of guided air-to-air weaponry. As radars and radar-guided missiles matured and beyond-visual-range (BVR) engagements became viable dues to multiple factors, IR sensors and weapons fell into relative disuse. With the recent introduction of advanced radar jammers, the U.S. is reassessing IR sensors and weapons. More importantly, potential threat countries are considering IR sensors and weapons as a possible counter to stealth technology. This Tutorial will address the phenomenology of IR detection, provide an overview of infrared search and track (IRST) systems, look at an example of a modern within-visual-range (WVR) missile being extended into the BVR realm, and assess the impacts on aircraft survivability from this potential kill chain.

SAM, Fighter & IADS Threat Trends - SCI-level Session
Part 1: Primary producing countries, Russian and China, are continuing to modernize and improve their Air Defense forces. Improvements are being observed from increased range, target handling, guidance accuracy, electronic protection and survivability through the use of physical and electronic decoys, improved integration and redundancy in command and control.

Part 2: This briefing will examine technologies advancing foreign Air-to-Air Kill Chain Capabilities.

Part 3: This briefing will examine technologies advancing foreign integrated air defense



Johns Hopkins University APL
The Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723
(240) 228-5000

Directions to the Kossiakoff Center are available HERE.


Below, please find a listing of area hotels. Please contact your hotel of choice to make your reservation. Please note that room blocks have not been established for this event.

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia, MD 21045 ‎
(410) 997-1060

Sheraton Columbia Town Center
10207 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD ‎21044
(410) 730-3900

SpringHill Suites Columbia
7055 Minstrel Way
Columbia, MD ‎21046
(410) 290-7896


Registration is now CLOSED.

Cancellations received by Friday, October 31, 2014 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, October 31, 2014. Cancellations must be made in writing to Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, at Substitutions for this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations, provided a security clearance has been submitted.

Registration Fees





10/04/14- 10/31/14


Federal Government - First 30




Government (Non-Federal)








Industry NDIA Member




Industry Non-NDIA Member




Additional Fee - Tutorial Sessions (select one)

Infrared Kill Chain




Intel (SCI-level)




Security Clearance

This event is classified, SECRET/U.S. ONLY. A security clearance is required to attend. Your clearance must be received by JHU APL Visitor Control no later than Monday, November 3, 2014.

Technical Forum: Submit your visit request via SMO code 888984; POC: Meredith Hawley
Intel SCI-level Session: Submit your visit request via SMO code 888983; POC: Lou Colangelo


Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for the Forum is business for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

During Forum registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all Forum functions.
Due to the classified nature of the Forum, the following items will not be permitted in the meeting rooms: briefcases, suitcases, backpacks, cameras, cell/smart phones, blackberries, laptops, iPads and recording devices. Staff will be on hand to check-in personal items at the start and finish of each day. Forum proceedings will not be available.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-9476 and reference Event #5940.

Advertise in National Defense and increase your organization’s exposure at this event.  National Defense will be distributed to Attendees of this Forum, as well as other NDIA events. For more information, please contact Mr. Dino Pignotti, VP Advertising, at or (703) 247-2541.



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The Aircraft Survivability Planning Committee is currently seeking commercial and government table-top displays to enhance this year’s event. The objective of the displays is to provide a venue for showcasing unclassified capabilities on survivability enhancements, equipment, testing facilities and analysis tools as they apply to military and commercial aircraft and UAS. Displays and poster papers will be collocated in the unclassified space in the Kossiakoff Center.

While poster papers traditionally present details on specific project and technology accomplishments, commercial and government displays present general capabilities of an organization or system. Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

The purchase of a display space will include one event registration, a 6’ display table and chair.
Government - First 5 displays will be free
Industry - $1,200

For more information, please contact Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, at or (703) 247-9476.


Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Mrs. Meredith Hawley, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, or (703) 247-9476


Affiliate Associations

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