For the first time, the annual aviation missile summit hosted by the Army's Project Management Office for Aircraft Survivability Equipment will be open to the private sector.
The summit, which will be held June 27-29 in Atlanta, gives the Army, Navy and Air Force a chance to share information with each other about aircraft survivability, test event updates, intelligence community threat briefings and supporting lab updates, according to a notice posted last week.
The summit is meant to “align on efforts to improve overall systems effectiveness and gain resource efficiencies” across the three services, the notice states.
In past years, industry partners were not allowed to attend because the event was solely focused on discussing testing capabilities between the three services, according to Brandon Pollachek, a spokesman for the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors.
Industry will be present this year because the summit will cover more areas that may be of interest, Pollachek wrote in an email to Inside Defense last week.
“Industry is now being included in the summit to afford them an opportunity to understand the technical challenges within the ASE community,” he wrote.
Companies represented will be U.S. only, Pollachek added.
The government is asking companies interested in attending the summit to respond to the notice by April 28.