The Navy League of the United States has kicked off the largest maritime expo, Sea Air Space 2021, this week at the National Gaylord Conference Center. Bringing together the U.S. defense industry with military decision-makers, in-person, to discuss the latest in emerging technologies, CJADC2, warfighter operations, performance, and so much more.
While The Modern Battlespace team is covering the event, for those who are unable to attend, here is the latest that is happening on the show floor.
Sea Air Space 2021 Starts Now
After a year unlike any other, 15,000 registered attendees are expected to walk through the 109,000 square feet of exhibit space, listening to speakers such as Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, Gen. David Berger, Commandant of U.S. Marine Corps, Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and many more.
— Navy League (@NavyLeagueUS) August 2, 2021
Ensuring Operational Readiness
Sea Air Space attendees will be able to walk the exhibition hall floor and see the industry’s latest technologies and innovations to enable operational readiness in today’s multi-domain battlespace. Here are just a few of the announcements that have been made so far:
Collins Aerospace demonstrates the most advanced military aircraft technology for operational readiness and multi-domain readiness with its ACES 5 ejection seat, which is qualified to MIL-HDBK-516C compliant safety standards; TCTS II for an open architecture system that enables highly secure air combat training between the US and international aircraft; Airborne ISR for better image resolution over a longer range and coverage area per hour than any other ISR sensor in the U.S. military inventory; and ARC-210 and Tactical Data Links to ensure communications between domains.
CACI International Inc. is showcasing technology to advance speed to fleet capability for the U.S. Navy’s multi-domain battlefield. CACI’s technology advances capability to collect and process advanced signals and to meet a wider array of tactical and strategic autonomous capabilities. The company will have on display its newly launched CM62 Micro Gimbal, a multi-sensor imaging system for high-performance intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Inmarsat has unveiled plans for the ORCHESTRA satellite management system, which will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. According to the company, this will open up opportunities for close-shore navigation for autonomous vessels, next-generation emergency safety services for maritime crews, secure and tactical private networks for governments, and direct-to-cloud connections for airlines.
Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Leaders
The future of the battlespace requires that today’s leaders inspire young students to continue to explore science, technology, engineering, and math so that they can innovate in the future. The Navy League hosted its 5th annual STEM Expo to do just that. The event was open to 5th – 12th grade students to explore interactive workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
HII is proud to be the Champion Sponsor for the 5th annual Navy League STEM Expo. Geared toward 5th through 12th grade students, this free event inspires and empowers students interested in science, technology, engineering and math careers. #SAS2021 #HIIatSAS #FullSTEMahead pic.twitter.com/Fx9CmxT278
— Huntington Ingalls Industries (@HIIndustries) August 2, 2021
We enjoyed listening in on the panel sessions throughout the show and will continue to share insights from the show floor here and on our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for regular updates.