This event happened on October 10, 2022

The Army identified its major modernization priorities — long range precision fires; next generation combat vehicles; future vertical lift; network, air and missile defense; and soldier lethality — in 2019. Three years into the long-term project, what is the state of these priorities? What challenges remain and what solutions have been identified to meeting the stated timeframes? In this panel event hosted by Defense News at AUSA, we heard from Army leaders about the state of the modernization priorities, upcoming milestones, and potential challenges as the Army modernizes while still maintaining readiness.


Guest Speakers:

  • Hon. Doug Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) and Army Acquisition Executive
  • LTG Ross Coffman, Deputy Commander, Army Futures Command, U.S. Army
  • LTG Robert A. Rasch, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition, U.S. Army
  • Stephen Hedger, Chief Executive Officer, American Rheinmetall Defense