2020 Aircraft Survivability Symposium

Aircraft Survivability Combat Survivability
  • 11/3/2020 - 11/5/2020
  • Naval Postgraduate School
    1 University Circle
    Monterey,  CA  93943
  • Theme : Aircraft Survivability in Multi-Domain Operations
    Event Type : Symposium
    Event Code : 1940


Coronavirus (COVID 19)

The 2020 Aircraft Survivability team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the 2020 Aircraft Survivability Symposium is scheduled to occur as published. The health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners continue to constitute our top priority. We remain committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the CDC.

NDIA is fully prepared to adjust any and all plans if the situation changes. We are following—and will remain in compliance with—all city, state, and federal guidelines. If the direction from the federal, state, or local official public health authorities does changes between now and the symposium, we will adhere to that guidance, act upon it immediately, and update everyone.

The NDIA team recognizes the importance of convening the national security and defense communities to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. Thank you for continuing to support and we hope to see you soon.

For more information and updates from NDIA about COVID-19, please refer to the NDIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page.


The 2020 Aircraft Survivability Symposium is a SECRET//NOFORN event; attendees must hold at least a secret clearance and be a U.S. citizen. Please review the security clearance and gate access information page and submit your clearance information via JPAS according to the instructions. Non-CAC cardholders will also need to submit gate a access form to enter the base.

The goal of this three-day, classified symposium is to foster technical dialogue and the exchange of information on aircraft survivability topics such as design, operational experience, threats current and future, reliability and maintenance, and the testing of aircraft survivability technologies. Using the Naval Postgraduate School as our venue and co-sponsor provides attendees a unique experience within a forum for learning through its presentation of relevant tutorials and presentations by senior leaders from industry, government, academia, and the armed services on survivability-related subjects on the first day of the symposium.

These presenters will discuss survivability technologies, survivability sustainment and operations, threats and countermeasures, and warfighter lessons learned from recent combat experiences. This symposium will also cover Aircraft Survivability in Multi-Domain Operations.

The symposium will begin on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and run through Thursday, November 5, 2020.

  • The first day will offer survivability tutorials covering an in-depth look at two key topics.
  • The second day will begin with symposium presentations and an opening keynote address from a government leader, followed by technical sessions on key topic areas.
  • The third day will begin with an industry leader keynote address, followed by technical sessions on survivability-related subjects. 

During both days of presentations, the symposium will have a technical poster papers area where additional content can be viewed and discussed outside of the formal session presentations.

The event will feature displays and extended breaks, and is specifically structured to facilitate a relaxed dialogue and continuous networking opportunities among attendees. Finally, NDIA’s Combat Survivability Division (CSD) will recognize individual technical and leadership achievements in a formal awards ceremony during lunch on the third day.  


*Please note: This event is closed to the press as it is classified SECRET//NOFORN.

NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.


Jessica Lewton
(703) 247-2588