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Rescheduled / Postponed event: Counter UAS 2020 Conference

Defining solutions to the emergent UAS threat | Part of Air Defence Week

Zurich, Switzerland

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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.

In recent years, the use of drones for military purposes has grown exponentially. The readiness and availability of commercial UAS furnish even poorly funded state and non-state actors with the ability to employ enhanced surveillance, battlespace management, and aerial strike attacks, often to considerable effect. Evidently, drones are spreading rapidly and will be a prominent feature in every conflict in the future. As such, the development of systems to counter the threat posed by these tools has emerged as one of the most pressing - and challenging - priorities for countries around the world. Whether this is to protect bases, critical national infrastructure, and deployed troops on move, overseas or at home.

The fourth 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.

Air Defence Week will, for the first time, bring together three of our annual air defence events to run at the same time. That means that in 2020, Counter UAS will be co-located with Directed Energy Systems and the flagship Full Spectrum Air Defence event.

This provides unique opportunities for joint sessions, increased seniority and enhance networking opportunities whilst retaining the dynamic and subject-matter-expert forum for experts in each field which have evolved over the past 14 years.

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


  • Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay, Commanding General, Philippines Army
  • Major General US Yakubu, Commander, Corps of Artillery, Nigerian Army
  • Brigadier Hugo Roux, Commander Air Defence Regiment, Swiss Air Force
  • Brigadier General Enrique Silvela Diaz-Criado, Commander, Spanish Army Air Defence Command
  • Dr. Claudio Palestini, Officer, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD), NATO (Tentative)
  • Dr. Alexandre Papy, Defense Against Terrorism (DAT) Counter UAV Chairman, NATO
  • Colonel Jaroslav Daverny, Deputy Commander, 25th Air Missile Defence Regiment, Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel Tim Shaffer, Chief, Air and Missile Defence, US Army Europe
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff, Head of Counter UAS, Royal Netherlands Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arne Berg-Nilsen, Chief Advisor Ground Based Air Defence, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Peter Clarke, Head of C-sUAS Rapid Innovation Cell (RIC), Defence UAS Capability Development Centre, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Wing Commander Rob Wilson, Head of Counter UAS, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate, US Army Futures Command
  • Allen Winchester, C-UAS Lead, US Army Europe
  • Rob DuMont, C-UAS Operations Integrator, Integrated Fires-Rapid Capabilities Office, US Army

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21949