Altair Engineering and TARDEC to Host AIM FIRE Military Day May 14 to showcase how simulation will be a key driver in vehicle development – Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
May 7, 2009

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Event Advisory: Altair Engineering and TARDEC to Host AIM FIRE Military Day May 14

Interview opportunities with engineering executives and military officials and photo opportunities of Golden Humvee and MRAP vehicles

WHAT: Altair Engineering, Inc. (, in conjunction with The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), is hosting AIM FIRE Military Day: Advanced Innovative Methods for Improved Reliability & Efficiency. The event will bring together military engineering professionals to discuss trends and advancements in simulation methods crucial to the development of military ground-wheeled vehicles. These developments focus on such issues as survivability, weight reduction and robotics.

Industry presentations by Altair Engineering, TARDEC, General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, Force Protection Inc., and Realtime Technology Inc. will cover advanced simulation methods to improve the reliability and efficiency of military ground-wheeled vehicles while boosting power and mobility.

WHO: Dr. David Gorsich, chief scientist of TARDEC’s Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), will deliver the keynote, “Reliability and efficient military ground systems,” and will discuss how simulations are being used to drive the development of vehicle systems.

Nearly 150 attendees are expected, including military personnel, military engineer professionals, prime/sub contractors and congressional representatives

WHERE: Altair Engineering
1820 E. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48083

WHEN: May 14, 2009, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

PHOTOS: Military vehicles on display will include a Golden Humvee from TARDEC and a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle.

INTERVIEWS: Executives will be available for interviews, including:

  • Dr. David Gorsich, chief scientist, RDECOM TARDEC
  • Jason Napolitano, managing director, Altair Engineering Anthony J. Norton, practice leader, Land Vehicle Development, Altair ProductDesign Inc.
  • Brett Chouinard, executive vice president of Americas, Altair Engineering Inc.
  • Mike Heskitt, vice president of Global Engineering, Altair ProductDesign Inc.


CONTACT: To schedule interviews, contact Jennifer Ristic, Airfoil Public Relations, at 248-304-1421,; or Jenn Korail, Airfoil Public Relations at 248-304-1429,

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