U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Intelligence continues its Mad Scientist speaker series with two online discussions on MegaCity Warfare and Future Tech and Land-Based Carrier Vehicle. Discussions will cover ideas relative to technologies in support U.S. Army operations in Mega City missions and the Land-Based Carrier Vehicle approach with supporting technologies and transformational leadership.
Frank Prautzsch, president at Velocity Technology Partners LLC, highlights his thoughts on Mega City Operations in 2040, highlighting some, but certainly not all, key issues and points that must always be considered across a continuum of missions. He also focuses on some example technologies that could or should support U.S. Army operations in Mega City missions, and/or recognize the likelihood that there are no limitations to a threat doing the same. Prautzsch, is recognized as a technology and business leader known for exposing or crafting innovative technology solutions for the Department of Defense, Special Operation Forces, Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence community.
Dan Newport and Dr. Robert Smith present ideas relative to a “Land-Based Carrier Vehicle” approach and supporting technologies in order to provide improved mobility, lethality, survivability and adaptability in Megacities and Dense Urban Areas. Daniel Newport has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College Of Engineering, is Level III Certified in Systems Engineering and has worked at U.S. Army TARDEC as an engineer for 23 years. Dr. Robert Smith is a Research Engineer in the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.