Past event: UAS West Virtual Symposium

Air - Underwater - Surface - Land

Unmanned Air Craft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV’s), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV’s) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV’s), has created a plethora of Multiple-Mission Application and Incredible and fast growing Opportunities for Industry

Military spending for UAS is expected to grow as an overall percentage of large military budgets such as the United States, offering specialized drone manufacturers and software developers a tremendous opportunity. While drones will never completely replace soldiers, this debate is becoming less important in the current strategic climate. The Global Military UAV industry, is valued at US $30 Billion in 2019 and is projected grow at a CAGR of 12.6% by 2027.

Military UAVs are taking over the skies. They are primarily being used by armed forces globally for Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and for carrying out strike missions. Popularly known as a "drone", numerous platforms with endless capabilities are increasing in all sectors - especially in the defense sector. At this military UAS industry advances at a rapid pace, the creation and development of these platforms has provided an opportunity for worldwide military entities to extend their operational capability while performing a number of different tasks and missions.

The Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) market worldwide is projected to grow by $5.3 Billion within the next 7 years as the advancement of technology weapon systems have become more sophisticated and capable for multi role missions, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. (UUV's) will play an ever increasing crucial role within military communities. Military personnel controlling these autonomous vehicles will significantly reduce casualty numbers and will allow UUV's to be submerged for longer periods of time and with versatility for multi-mission opportunities and military personnel. The versatility of these vehicles allows them to perform many missions, while also being more cost effective and preserving military personnel.

The Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) market is in a huge growth opportunities to Industry that decide to enter now and stay ahead of the competition.  The USV market at its infancy, thereby offering outstanding opportunities with a global military market projected to grow to USD 8.7 billion by 2025. Since the end of World War II, USVs were used in minesweeping applications and more recent advances in USV control systems and navigation technologies has resulted in USV platforms that can be operated remotely (by an operator on land or on a nearby vessel). Opportunities for Industry and modern defense applications include commercial shipping,  environmental and climate monitoring, seafloor mapping, passenger ferries, robotic research, surveillance, inspection of bridges and other infrastructure, and numerous military Maritime operations.

The Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) global military market is expected to reach $2.6 Billion by 2026. UGVs  that operate while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence can be used for numerous defense applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present.  Vehicle sensors can observe the environment and  autonomously decide about behavior or pass the information to a human operator will control the vehicle through teleoperation.  UGV is the land-based counterpart to unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned underwater vehicles. Unmanned robotics are being actively developed for both civilian and military use to perform a variety of dull, dirty, and dangerous activities.

Why Register for "UAS WEST?"

"UAS WEST" is a valuable investment in your time. You will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine Autonomous Air - Sea - Underwater and Land platforms from first hand experiences and address the DoD & Government Needs, Requirements and Opportunities available in these rapidly growing industries.

  • Emerging DoD & Government UAS Opportunities for Industry: Needs, New Initiatives, Requirements and Capabilities Counter UAS Technologies
  • Emerging DoD & Government UAS Opportunities for Industry: Needs, New Initiatives, Requirements and Capabilities
  • Counter UAS Technologies
  • UUV - USV - UGV Opportunities for Industry: Needs, New Initiatives, Requirements and Capabilities
  • Emerging Sensor Capabilities & Testing
  • Latest Advancements in AI & Autonomy R&D
  • Emerging Major Autonomous Systems Program Weaponization Updates and Platforms
  • Autonomous Cutting-edge Capabilities in Mine Counter Measures and Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations
  • Energy Management
  • Navigation
  • Payloads
  • Acquisition and New Technology Adoption Programs….and much more!

Who Will You Meet

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


  • Dr. Richard J. Joseph, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate, (CDID) US Army Futures Command
  • Navy Aviator, Senior Representative, Naval Air Force, US Pacific Fleet, Department of the Navy
  • Dr. Hans Mumm, Author & Entrepreneur, Victory Systems, LLC
  • Capt (USN-ret) George Galdorisi, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC)
  • Jenny Roberts, Director, Undersea Strategic Growth, Northrop Grumman Corporation Undersea Systems
  • Chris Bonzagni, Project Manager, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Josh Wells, CEO & Co-Founder, Planck Aerosystems
  • Michael Blades, Vice President, Aerospace, Defense & Security
  • Simon Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Affiliate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
  • John Phillips, Science Advisor, Office of Naval Research (ONR), S&T Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)
  • John Vona, SES, Deputy Director, Plans, Program & Requirements Directorate (ACC/A5/8/9) HQ Air Combat Command
  • Major Gregory "RAFA" Edmonds, Staff Director, 432 Wing Group, Creech Air Force Base
  • Lou Bernstein, Director, Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
  • Dr. David LtCol (USAF-ret) Jacques, Professor of Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  • LTJG Melissa Barrett, USCG, US Coast Guard, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Chris Zito, ONR-Global Science Advisor, Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center
  • Dr. Jaret Riddick, Director, Vehicle Technology Directorate, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA Centre, Creator, Satellite AIS (S-AIS) & C-SIGMA, C-SIGMA Centre
  • GySgt Jacob Bucinski, USMC, C3 Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD), Enhanced Training Instructor (LETI), Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1)
  • Michael O'Shea, Program Manager FAA Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration
  • Jeff Lessner, Senior Director in the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD), Hughes Network Systems, Hughes Network Systems
  • Craig Cates, Manager of Maritime Systems’ Special Operations Team, Teledyne Brown Engineering
  • Ron Stearns (Program Moderator), Business Development, Aerospace & Defense, Robotics and Unmanned Systems
  • Bill Bonwit, SES, Executive Director, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, (NIWC Pacific)
  • Matthew Rabinovitch (Exhibitor), Founder, Teleidoscope

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Event details
Organizer : TTC
Event type : Webinar
Reference : ASDE-22219