7–9 May 2019
Kossiakoff Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland



The AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE Forum), AIAA’s only classified event, is focused on strategic, programmatic, technical topics and policy issues pertaining to aerospace, defense, and weapons systems.

The objective of the AIAA DEFENSE Forum is to create a secure forum for leaders from U.S. government, military, industry, and academia to explore complex defense challenges and to discuss solutions to these challenges and other national defense issues. The intersection between defense policy and technical advancements will be examined during interactive and lively programmatic and technical discussions. Experts will present the technological breakthroughs and innovations that are likely to affect the approach to and the designs of next-generation defense systems.

This forum brings together on the same stage the best of long-standing AIAA technical conferences as well as discipline subject-matter experts and an insightful high-level plenary program where matters of strategy and policy are discussed. In addition to technical and plenary sessions, there are numerous networking opportunities for attendees throughout the forum.

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