Ted Maciuba speaks at International Armoured Vehicles February 2011: Balancing Ambition With Realism: The US Ground Combat Vehicle Programme And The Development Of Cutting Edge Systems

Ted Maciuba: Balancing Ambition With Realism: The US Ground Combat Vehicle Programme And The Development Of Cutting Edge Systems

Ted Maciuba, P.E., the Director of Mounted Requirements for the Maneuver Center of Excellence in the US. With his experience in the Mounted Requirements industry, which is responsible for materiel requirements for Combat Vehicles within the Heavy, Stryker, and Infantry Combat Teams; the Battlefield Surveillance Brigade; and the Armored Cavalry Regiment.

Ted will provide an interesting insight into the issues surrounding the Ground Combat Vehicle Programme And The Development Of Cutting Edge Systems. He will cover in-depth areas of discussion, such as:

  • Understanding political level issues that drive procurement speed and the implications for programme development when moving beyond the limits of readily available technology.
  • To what extent is an 80% “good enough” solution appropriate to field on a long term programme or should the emphasis be on a “100% perfection” end goal
  • Managing industry’s ambition and interests to produce realistic targets and schedules
  • Incorporating excess capacity for future upgrades to what you can’t provide today

Ted Maciuba’s portfolio includes Abrams, Bradley, Stryker, Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (M113 replacement), the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, as well as the new Ground Combat Vehicle.  He is also responsible for materiel integrated into Combat Vehicles including medium and large caliber cannons and ammunition; remote weapons stations; sensors; and the Mounted Soldier System.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he earned a Master of Science in Engineering degree, with a major in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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