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Past event: Unmanned Aircraft Systems West Symposium

Emerging Opportunities, Needs and Challenges

DoD has reported Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) growth rate between 2015 and 2035. It is expected that federal agency UAS fleets will grow from a few hundred to approximately 10,000, with over 90 percent of these vehicles categorized as Nano, Micro, or Small UAS. Ultralight, Light Sport, and Medium sized UAS will find a role with a number of agencies, such as Bureau of Land Management or Coast Guard, who need to survey large tracts of land or water for a variety of missions. In all cases, the UAS is the transport for the payload, be it sensors or cargo. The number and type of UAS developed, acquired, and deployed will be driven by mission needs and costs. Analysts still predict growth in this industry, estimating a total increase to just over $89 billion in the next decade. Not only is the military expected to sustain its backing of UAS technology, but the civil and commercial markets are poised to open up to a host of opportunities for the industry.

"Unmanned Aircraft Systems West" is a very valuable investment in your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed. Key issues will include:
  • Emerging Defense and Government UAS Needs & Requirements
  • DoD UAS Joint Program Updates, Emerging Platform & Sensor Capabilities, Training & Testing
  • UAV Program Updates and Platforms
  • Developing Counter UAS & Detect & Avoid Technologies
  • sUAS Innovations, Growth, Capabilities and Opportunities
  • FAA NAS Regulatory Updates
"Unmanned Aircraft Systems West" is a must have see investment of your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed.

Some of the titles who have attended past UAS events

  • CEOs/COOs/CIOs
  • Presidents/Vice Presidents
  • Principles
  • General Managers
  • Commanding Officers
  • Directors
  • Deputy Directors
  • Branch Chiefs
  • Research Directors
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sr. Marketing Managers
  • Sr. Managers, Federal Accounts
  • Sr. Analysts
  • Sales Directors
  • Principal Scientists
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Program Analyst
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Flight Operations Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • Engineering Leads
  • Keynote: Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller, III, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, US Pacific Fleet
  • Matthew Bartow, Chief Technology Officer, Insitu
  • Heather Brendle, VP Endurance Systems, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Co.
  • Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Intelligence Systems, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • COL Thomas M. Nelson, Director, Robotics Requirements, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE)
  • Fabrice Kunzi, Detect & Avoid Lead, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • CAPT (USN-ret), George Galdorisi, Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Dr. Adam MacDonald, Director, Business Development, Tactical Missile Systems, AeroVironment Inc.
  • CAPTAIN (USN-ret) Ted Venable, CNT/UAS Program Manager at Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking PM (COMUSNAVSO/C4F), USN
  • Jason Maestri, Chief Engineer Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies
  • CDR (USN-ret) Chris "PYRO" Fitzgerald, Contract Support, Commander Naval Air Forces, Pacific (N809A), COMNAVAIRFOR CNAF), UAS Requirements
  • LTC David Benjamin, USA, Medium Altitude Endurance  Product Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office, U.S. Army Aviation, Redstone Arsenal
  • David Thirtyacre, Col (Ret), Chair, Department of Flight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus
  • Rob Winn, Aviation Safety Inspector - Airworthiness, UAS Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Lt Col Trevor "Phantom" Merrell, USAF, Commander, 9th Attack Squadron
  • Dr. & LTC (USA-ret) Chris Walach, Director, FAA Designated Nevada UAS Test Sites, NUANCE Center & Senior Dir., NV Institute for Autonomous Systems
  • Cathy Chieze, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Unmanned Systems IPT Deputy
  • Lt Col Christopher, USAF, 432nd Operations Group, Creech AFB, NV
  • LtCOL Noah "Spool" Spataro, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1)

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Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 232-3861 or 1-877-999-3223

Event details
Organizer : TTC
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19189