Avascent on the Record: AUSA 2018 Recap
This year’s Association of the US Army conference highlighted an Army that is debating its role, priorities, and procurement strategy as it pivots from counterinsurgency operations toward conventional conflict.
It also featured the Army trying to reinvigorate its industrial base through a focus on its eight major priorities:
- Long Range Precision Fires,
- Next-Generation Combat Vehicle,
- Future Vertical Lift,
- Assured PNT,
- Air and Missile Defense,
- Soldier Lethality, and
- Synthetic Training.
Senior Market Analyst Hamilton Cook sat down with Senior Associate Kelleigh Bilms and Managing Directors Tim Stanos and Tim Wickham to discuss all the goings on at the conference, including the Army’s future procurement plans, what they saw from industry exhibitors, how the Army’s Cross-Functional Teams acquitted themselves, and what trends they expect to see emerging over the next years based on what they saw at AUSA 2018.