Past event: Counter UAS Technology USA Conference

We are delighted to announce the 2nd annual Counter UAS Technology Conference taking place at the in Arlington, VA on the 5th and 6th of December 2022.

Building off the back of a sell-out 2021 event Counter UAS Technology 2022 will return to Arlington, VA once again showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that DoD personnel, equipment and infrastructure are protected from the proliferation of drones

Furthermore, with the establishment of the US DoD Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, (JCO) there is now a drive across the US Armed Forces to have a comprehensive and centralised approach to tackling the ever evolving drone threat facing the nation. Speakers will feature from leading US DoD agencies, international defence organizations and leading industry providers to give the best insight into Counter UAS priorities, developments and solutions to protect from UAS proliferation.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from US DoD Senior Leadership and Program Managers on how they are utilizing technology to combat UAS
  • Meet and Network with international speakers from NATO and aligned nations to discover how they are defending their defence networks from drone attacks
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks


  • Assistant Chief Clint McArdle, C-UAS Operations Director, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), US Border Patrol
  • Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek, Business Development Director, Advanced Protection Systems
  • Captain Rens Govaers, Delegate of Bureau Rockets & Missiles - C-UAS Project Team, General Directorate Material Resources, Belgian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Brian Neff, Permanent Professor and Head for Electrical and Computer Engineering, US Air Force Academy
  • Colonel Josh Egan, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head, Us Air Force Academy
  • Colonel Tony Behrens, Deputy Director, Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO), Joint Staff J8
  • CW3 Judson Brant, Electronic Warfare Officer with JCO Technology Planning, Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
  • Dr Claudio Palestini, Project Project Manager, NATO Counter UAS Working Group, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions, NATO
  • Dr Craig Robin, CEO, EO Solutions
  • Dr Jamey Jacob, Director, Counter-UAS Center of Excellence, Oklahoma State University
  • Dr Mark Askelson, Associate Vice President for Research - National Security Initiative, Unviversity of North Dakota
  • Lieutenant Colonel Adam M. Miller, PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS, US Army RCCTO
  • Lieutenant Colonel Derrick Burks, Chief, Integrated Defense, National Guard Bureau
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rüdiger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Directorate I 6, C-sUAS, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
  • Lieutenant Colonel Steven ‘Chuck’ Norris, cUAS Cell Chief, 9th Air Force, US Air Forces Central
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tom Meagher, Chief, Prime Division, AFWERX
  • Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael K. Nagata, Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor, CACI International
  • Lieutenant Kristopher Wrieden, Policy Analyst and CUAS SME, Office of Maritime Security Response Policy, US Coast Guard
  • Major Dennis Vermeulen, Staff Officer Force Protection, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Mr Bill Haraka, VP Defence & Security, Robin Radar Systems
  • Mr Brad Pasho, Security Cooperation Analyst, Axient
  • Mr Brett Wade, ATEC System (AST) Chair, Aviation and Fires Evaluation Directorate, US Army Test & Evaluation Command – Army Evaluation Center
  • Mr Chris J. Theisen, Director of Research and Development, Northern Plains UAS Test Site
  • Mr Dave Longmuir, Sales Director, Kirintec Ltd 
  • Mr David Goldstein, C-UAS Lead, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent/Unmanned Aerial and CUAS Systems Program Coordinator of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police
  • Mr Don A. Kelley, Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defence, PEO Land Systems, US Marine Corps
  • Mr Jack Overell, Production Manager - Defence, SAE Media Group
  • Mr Jared Oren, Director, T&E Division, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr Jeff Tipton, Defense Business Development Manager, Marss Group
  • Mr Kenneth Dunlap, UAS Security Specialist, PM Section 383 Mitigation Program, UAS Security Division, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Director, Weibel Scientific A/S
  • Mr Leo McCloskey, VP Marketing , Echodyne Corp.
  • Mr Lewis Poole, Head of Sales, Kirintec Ltd
  • Mr Magnus Wallmark, EVP, Business Development and Sales, Fortem Technologies
  • Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief / Supervisory Special Agent, Surveillance Emerging Technologies Unit, FBI
  • Mr Paul Snyder, Assistant Chair, Director of UAS Program, University of North Dakota
  • Mr Philippe Hébert, Director General R&D Innovation, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS), Defence Research and Development Canada
  • Mr Richard Ast, Director, Unmanned Systems Technology (UxST), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
  • Mr Tom Adams, Former FBI Counter-UAS Program Manager, FBI
  • Mr Zohar Halachmi, Chairman & CEO, D-Fend Solutions
  • Mrs Mary Rupert, Program Analyst, C-UAS Program Management Office PMO, Department of Homeland Security
  • Ms Daniela Hildenbrand, Product Manager & Team Lead Counter-UAS Solutions, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
  • Ms. Sarah J Parker, Air and Missile Defense Capability Area Lead, US Army DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
  • Squadron Leader James Hodgson, Air Capability C-UAS Delivery Team, Royal Air Force
  • Wing Commander Carl Hamilton-Reed, SO1 CUAS Programme & Requirements Manager, UK Joint CUAS Office – DE&S JSENS

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Marriott Crystal City - Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, 22202
Arlington, VA, USA

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23858