Counter UAS 2020 Conference

Defining solutions to the emergent UAS threat


Zurich, Switzerland

Counter UAS 2020 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 recent incident at London Gatwick Airport has also highlighted the role the military has to play in supporting civilian organisations during crises until more effective Counter-UAS capabilities are procured by civilian operators of Critical National Infrastructure. Dealing with threats at home or abroad, in the capacity of Military Assistance to a Civilian Authority (MACA) or purely military action require new approaches and solutions in order to meet the challenges facing C-UAS specialists.

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 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 requirements
  • Develop a clearer understanding of military adoption plans, 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

Who Should Attend The CUAS Conference?

Military and CUAS end-users from:
  • Ground Based Air Defence
  • Air and Missile Defence
  • Army Development
  • Force Transformation
  • Airborne Trafficking
  • Capabilities Developments
  • Capabilities Innovation
  • Concept Development and Experimentation
  • Research and Development
  • Force Protection
  • Electronic Warfare / Directed Energy
  • Land Requirements
  • Plans, Acquisitions and Procurement
  • Joint Fires
Solution and service providers offering:
  • Integrated CUAS detection and engagement solutions
  • Detection and identification systems
  • Kinetic and non-kinetic engagement solutions

2019 Speakers Included

  • 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
  • Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, Defence Attache, Ukrainian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Antonio Messenio Zanitti, Commander, Air Defence, Italian Army
  • Colonel Giles Malec, Colonel Giles Malec, Commander, Joint GBAD, British Army
  • Colonel Gary Beard, TRADOC Capability Manager, Short Range Air Defence Artillery, US Army
  • Colonel Claudio Icardi, Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation, Italian Armed Forces
  • 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
  • Wing Commander Julian Weekes, Officer Commanding, Force Protection Centre, Royal Air Force
  • Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner, C-UAS Team Chief, USCENTCOM
  • 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 Kyle Kirkpatrick, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence Officer, Joint Deployable Analysis Team, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mr Nico Busschaert, GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements, Belgian MoD General Staff
  • Dr Anna Jackman, Lecturer in Political Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Dr Clayton Stewart, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London
  • General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
  • Confirmed representative, from, Indian Air Force
  • Mr Tony Reeves, Director, Level 7 Expertise

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