Counter UAS Technology USA Conference

December 5-6, 2022- Arlington, VA, United States

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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 Rens Govaers, Delegate of Bureau Rockets & Missiles - C-UAS Project Team, General Directorate Material Resources, Belgian Armed Forces
  • Colonel (Ret.) Dawn Zoldi, CEO, P3 Tech Consulting
  • 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 Loyd Beal, Project Manager, Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S, US Army
  • Colonel Nathan P. Diller, Director, AFWERX
  • Colonel Tony Behrens, Deputy Director, Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO), Joint Staff J8
  • 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
  • Group Captain Gary Darby, Head UK Joint C-UAS Office, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Adam M. Miller, PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS, US Army RCCTO
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rüdiger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Directorate I 6, C-sUAS, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
  • 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 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 Jeffrey Starr, Chief Marketing Officer, D-Fend Solutions
  • Mr Leland Browning, Deputy Director, Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
  • Mr Lewis Poole, Head of Sales, Kirintec Ltd
  • Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief / Supervisory Special Agent, Surveillance Emerging Technologies Unit, FBI
  • 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 Richard Poppelvig Engleholm, Business Development Manager, Weibel Scientific
  • Mr Scott Straka, Director of Product Management, Echodyne Corp.
  • Mr Si Timewell, Technical Support and Delivery Director, Kirintec Ltd
  • Mr Steven Willoughby, Deputy Director, C-UAS Program Management Office, Department Of Homeland Security
  • Mr Tom Adams, Former FBI Counter-UAS Program Manager, FBI
  • 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

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

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