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Counter-UAS Conference

17 April, 2018 - 19 April, 2018, London, United Kingdom

Shaping the Vision for a Military Counter-UAS Strategy

Small UAS has emerged as a new type of guerrilla airpower that modern militaries are not equipped to defeat. Incidents involving the use of commercial and man-made small drones by ISIS and by conventional forces in eastern Ukraine suggest that they are becoming an asset for both low-tech and near-peer adversaries. Industry is beginning to respond to this capability gap. Yet before acquiring C-UAS systems, a common understanding of the UAS threat and a clarification of the rules of engagement is urgently required.

Closing this gap and mapping future drone technology developments is the core objective of the upcoming C-UAS symposium. From 17-19 April 2018, the international military and intelligence community will convene for a unique exchange of ideas on how to counter the threat of small UAS. Building on the challenges and ideas raised at the 2017 Counter-UAS conference, and through the insight gained through engagement with end users and industry, attendees will have a unique opportunity to truly shape the future C-UAS doctrine and safeguard their war-fighters and freedom of movement for future operations.

Benefits for the Military and Intelligence Community

  • Make an informed assessment of the different types of military C-UAS technologies to help you identify which system best suits your soldiers, mission sets and operating environments
  • Develop a clearer understanding of the rules of engagement with enemy UAS to ensure that threats are neutralised quickly while reducing the risk of fratricide
  • Formulate your acquisition approach and translate your counter-UAS requirements into reality by working with industry to understand what technologies will be fielded in the short to mid-term and what's on the horizon in the commercial and defence domains
  • Understand how drone technology and UAS capabilities are going to evolve over the next decade to better support your R&D and acquisition decision-making

Benefits for Industry and R&D

  • Learn about the end users' concerns, budget restraints and evolving ConOps to help align your products with their C-UAS strategy and save your time and resources in R&D
  • Present your product to a diverse international audience of military and intelligence officials and understand where your solution could fit into their C-UAS doctrine
  • Develop a clearer understanding of the rules of engagement that the military will adopt and find out what their desired effects would be in different environments
  • Support the military's need to communicate a more specific, realistic and viable C-UAS solution - provide insight into the technologies you have and how they can integrate those systems into existing platforms and C2 architectures


Venue to be confirmed
London, UK

More information to follow...

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Conference Day One - 18 April 2018

Conference Day Two - 19 April 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Meet the Speakers

  • Major General Reinhard Wolski, Chief of Army Development, German Army
  • Major General Glenn A Bramhall, Special Assistant to the Director Army National Guard, US National Guard
  • Major General Antoine Windeck, Head of the Joint Centre for Concepts, Doctrines and Experimentation, French Ministry of Defence
  • Brigadier General David P. Komar, Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC, US Army
  • Brigadier General Randall A. McIntire, Commandant of Army Air Defense Artillery School, US Fires Center of Excellence
  • Colonel Jan Blom, Chief of Ground Based Air Defence, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Colonel Carl L. Bergmann, Director of TCM-Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
  • Colonel Christophe Michel, Secretary General, French SGDSR
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Nikolas Scholtka, Commander of Airborne Trafficking Group 61, German Air Force
  • Miguel Ramos, Air and Land Combat Systems Program, NSPA
  • Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara, Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery, Spanish Army
  • Dr. Darren Ansell, Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kratky, Department of Air Defence Systems, University of Defence in Brno
  • Nic Jenzen Jones, Director, Armament Research Services ARES
  • Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis, Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Steve Sin, Senior Researcher, University of Maryland
  • Colonel David Shank, Commander, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Eng. Guillermo Jenaro de Mencos, Head of Engineering, Aerial Platforms at Logistic Command
  • Dr. Christian Coman, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NCIA
  • Brigadier General Henrik Sommer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Engineering and Innovation, NATO HQ SACT
  • Commander Joe Strassberger, Staff Officer Concept Development Branch, NATO SACT
  • Colonel Petro Kulbida, Chief of EW Directorate
  • Colonel Giles H Malec, Commander Joint-GBAD, Briti
  • Colonel Klaus, Officer, JIDO
  • Dr. Peter Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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17 April, 2018
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United Kingdom

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