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



The AIAA DEFENSE Forum is focused on aerospace technologies and their applications in national security. The 2019 forum will use the 2018 National Defense Strategy as a framework to discuss the strategic, programmatic, and technical topics and policy issues pertaining to the aerospace and defense community. This Secret/NoForn event provides a venue for leaders from government, military, industry and academia to explore aerospace technologies and their application to complex national security challenges. 

The forum’s program consists of two main parts; the technical program offers a deep analysis on research and technologies geared to solve specific problems, and the Plenary sessions tackle the most pressing issues impacting the future of national defense on a high level. 

Highlights from previous AIAA DEFENSE Forums can be found in the Archives.

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