2022 Aircraft Survivability Symposium

Combat Survivability
  • 11/1/2022 - 11/3/2022
  • Naval Postgraduate School
    1 University Circle
    Monterey,  CA  93943
    United States
  • Theme : Advancing Weapon Systems Survivability to Achieve Land, Air, and Sea Dominance
    Event Type : Symposium
    Event Code : 3940


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

The 2022 Aircraft Survivability Symposium is a SECRET//NOFORN event; attendees must hold at least a Secret clearance and be U.S. citizens. Please review the security clearance and gate access information page when available and submit your clearance information via DISS according to the instructions. Non-CAC cardholders will also need to submit gate access information. 


The goal of this three-day, classified symposium is to foster technical dialogue and exchange of information on aircraft survivability topics such as design, operational experience, threats current and future, reliability, maintenance, and testing of aircraft survivability technologies.

Using the Naval Postgraduate School as our venue and co-sponsor provides attendees a unique symposium experience that offers a forum for learning through its presentation of relevant tutorials on the first day and then presentations by senior keynotes from government and industry, the armed services, industry, and academia on survivability-related subjects on the following days.

These presenters will discuss survivability technologies, survivability sustainment and operations, threats, and countermeasures. This symposium will also include warfighter information on survivability effectiveness in today’s fight, which will inform solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

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



*Numbers are based on in-person attendance at the 2019 Aircraft Survivability Symposium.

At this time, this event is scheduled to be conducted in person at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

The health and safety of our members, registrants, exhibitors, and staff constitute our highest priority. We will continually monitor reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to adjust plans as needed.

NDIA is implementing all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by WHO, CDC, DoD, and OPM as well as state and local health authorities. We will work with all symposium partners to ensure the safety of all meeting and symposium participants.

All participants can expect to see heightened levels of onsite cleanliness and accommodations. We encourage all event participants to take CDC-recommended common-sense health and safety precautions.

As symposium details are finalized, NDIA will provide full updates for the overall event, including what in-person attendees can expect. As these decisions are made, NDIA will be fully transparent and communicate with event participants.

Click here for NDIA information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578

Kimberly Williams
(703) 247-2578