Counter UAS Conference

London, United Kingdom

Defining solutions to the emergent UAS threat

Counter UAS 2019 addresses the key questions being asked by joint forces about the nature of the growing UAS threat and the appropriate tactics, techniques, technologies and procedures to counter it.

The UAS industry has grown considerably in recent years and our ability to counter these new threats is becoming more strained. These rapidly developing systems are becoming harder to identify and track, as well as being capable of carrying larger payloads. Their potential is devastating and the consequences of inaction are growing larger.

The third annual C-UAS Conference provides a platform for military and industry to discuss the current developments in C-UAS capabilities, emerging technologies and the latest case studies to give real-world context to the conceptual and theoretical discussions. The proliferation of inexpensive commercial UAS democratises capabilities previously held by militaries, and enhances asymmetric threats.

Benefits for the Military and Intelligence Community

  • Gain understanding of what the future C-UAS operating environment will look like and how to prepare your forces for it
  • Align your current plans for C-UAS capabilities with the latest solutions and recommendations from leading experts
  • Make the correct decisions in this rapidly changing space in order to equip your force by examining new concepts and approaches to emerging technologies
  • Acquire the knowledge of how to better protect your forces be they static, on the move, at home or abroad
  • Implement cost effective solutions to defend against the increasing number of UAS threats by learning how to use the latest C-UAS technologies effectively

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


  • Lieutenant General Thomas Sharpy, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation, NATO
  • Dr Juanita Christensen, Director, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Centre, US Army
  • Colonel Cornelius Kiesling, Head of Capability, Situation, Analysis & Development Branch, Army HQ, Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Claudio Icardi, Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation, Italian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Brian Gibson, Commandant, Air Defence Artillery School, US Army
  • Colonel David Shank, Commander, 10th AAMDC, US Army
  • Colonel Christophe Michel, Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security, French Government
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Parrott, GBAD Plans & Transformation, Capability Ground Manoeuvre, British Army Headquarters
  • Commander Ashley Pankop, Operations Chief, Joint Deployable Analysis Team, US Navy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Warner, R&T Officer, C-UAS Branch, The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, Bundeswehr
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff, Incoming Head, Netherlands Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara, Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery, Spanish Army
  • Major Alexander Bayliss, Force Design, Directorate of Capability, British Army Headquarters
  • Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner, C-UAS Team Chief, USCENTCOM
  • General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
  • Mr Nico Busschaert, GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements, Belgian MoD General Staff
  • Dr Clayton Stewart, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London
  • Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise
  • Confirmed representative from Ukraine, Ukrainian Armed Forces
Focus Day - Tuesday, 16th April 2019

Conference Day One - Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Conference Day Two - Thursday, 18th April 2019


Hilton London Olympia
380 Kensington High Street
London W14 8NL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-207-603-3333

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. However we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near the Counter UAS 2019 Conference venue. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

Important notice: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided. HotelMap shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area, and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice.
Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Venue : Hilton London Olympia, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19206