Past event: UAS WEST Virtual Symposium

DoD, Government, Industry - Opportunities, Needs, Requirements, Capabilities

Military UAV's Create Multiple-Mission Opportunities for Industry

Military spending for this technology is expected to grow as an overall percentage of large military budgets such as the United States' and Chinese defense budget, 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. 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.

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, the use of this type of aircraft is increasing in all sectors, especially in the defense sector. Consequently, the military UAV-industry is advancing at a rapid pace. The creation and development of military UAVs has provided an opportunity for worldwide military entities to extend their operational capability while performing a number of different tasks and missions. This opportunity has motivated the creation of projects, worldwide, that studied the potential of military UAVs, resulting in the creation of more such UAVs and on the identification of requirements to implement, according to the task at hand.

The creation and development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has provided a valuable opportunity to develop tasks such as search and rescue (SAR), surveillance, reconnaissance, inspection, patrolling, hazardous materials detection, among many other tasks. Particularly in military scenarios, the danger is more significant, which motivates the use of UAVs to perform certain missions, since its use promotes the safeguard of human lives. This is one of the main motives that has promoted innovation regarding unmanned systems (UxS), and the development of applications for UAVs. Although the deployment of an UAV grants an edge in the performance of a mission, the deployment of several different unmanned systems working together would result in an improvement of the operational capability. The successful achievement of a feat of such dimension can be made possible through the integration of interoperable systems that work together to achieve common objectives.

"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 Conference Themes will include:

  • DoD UAS Joint Program Updates, Emerging Sensor Capabilities & Testing
  • Hands-on User Perspectives on UAS Training
  • AI & Autonomy R&D
  • Emerging Major UAV Program Weaponization Updates and Platforms
  • Counter UAS Emerging Technologies & Policies
  • sUAS & Nano System Innovations and Payloads
  • Civil and Commercial Drone Platforms, Payloads Imaging Opportunities
  • Latest FAA Air Traffic Integration Programs Status Updates
  • UAS Swarming MUM-T Capabilities
  • GOGO vs. COCO Decision Making Capabilities
UAS WEST 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, Capabilities and Opportunities for Industry.

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  • 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
Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Please contact us for more information.

Special Keynote Presentation By:

  • Colonel Nathan Diller, USAF, Director, AFWERX
  • Colonel Joseph S. Anderson, USA, Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office, Aviation
  • Colonel Marc Pelini, US Army Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) Chief
  • Jay Merkle, Executive Director, UAS Integration Officer, FAA

Speakers Include:

  • Colonel Bradley Boyd, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Joint Warfighting Mission Initiative
  • Sam Deneke, Land Warfare & Air Defense, Vice President, Business Execution, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
  • Brian Keith, Protective Security Advisor, Los Angeles, District, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), U.S. DHS
  • CDR Chad Thompson, United States Coast Guard UAS Division Chief, USCG Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711)
  • Capt (USN-ret) Ted Venable, CSL Program Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking (COMUSNAVSO/C4F)
  • Dr. Parimal “PK” Kopardekar Acting Dir., NASA Aeronautics Research Institute, NASA Senior Technologist, Air Transportation Systems, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Megan Farris, Vice President, C-UAS Mission Technology Group, CACI International, Inc.
  • Major Douglas Kottraba, USAF, 432D Wing, Creech AFB
  • Leslie Smith, Vice President, Global Hawk, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Colonel Clark Bramante, CA ANG, 163d Operations Group Commander, March AFB
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lippert, USMC, VMX-1 Chief Operational Test Director (COTD) (tentative)
  • Kevin Williams, Director, Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Colin Carrol, DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
  • Major William Paffett, USMC, Joint Theater Air Missile Defense (TAMD) Chief, CCJ3-C TAMD Branch, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM)
  • Steve Gizinski, President, Inmarsat Government
  • Matthew Borowski, Defense Engagement Lead, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
  • Layne Merritt, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Elbit Systems of America
  • Dr. Paul Fleitz, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)
  • M. Shane Canfield, CEO WAEPA
  • Dr. Robert Diltz, Airfield Damage Program Manager, USAF Civil Engineering Center

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Event details
Organizer : TTC
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22624