UAV Technology USA 2023 Conference

The leading conference in exploring the evolution of U.S. and international UAV programs and capabilities

February 6-7, 2023- Arlington, VA, United States

We are delighted to announce the second annual UAV Technology USA conference, taking place in Arlington, VA on February 6-7, 2023.

UAV Technology USA will return as the leading conference in the US dedicated to unmanned aerial systems and their evolving role in modern warfare. Attracting leading speakers and experts from all branches of the US military, as well as from international allies, this conference will be the place to meet, exchange information and gain access to the latest UAV technological solutions.

UAV Technology USA will strive to enhance the learning and development of UAV Program managers and experts through a series of briefings and panel discussions. We endeavour to deliver genuine insight and learning through the expertly selected participants who deliver briefings, ensuring the latest developments from all parts of the community (industry and military) are covered in great detail.

Whether you want to hear from leading UAV programme managers, technical engineers, chief scientists, system integrator, electronic warfare specialists, or commanders leading UAV operations, this conference is the only place you will return to your offices with a set of strategies and solutions to advance your future unmanned aerial capabilities.

Benefits of Attending

  • UAV Technology USA is a leading event in exploring the evolution of U.S. and international UAV programs and capabilities
  • Listen to keynote briefings from leading U.S. military UAV programmes leaders
  • Hear from key allied military leaders working in their national UAV field
  • Discover the latest topics for the advancement of UAVs, including UAV procurement and modernization projects, UAV policy development, UAV operator training, safety and certification regulation, and ISR capabilities
  • Meet and network with the key decision-makers from both military and industry and learn how to adapt your UAV platforms through innovation and experimentation


  • Colonel Paul Calhoun, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Colonel Tyler Harris, Chief, ISR Sensors and FMS Systems, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Colonel William T. Collins Jr., Senior Materiel Leader, High Altitude ISR Division, ISR & SOF Directorate, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Commander John Walters, Medium Medium and Long Range UAS Platform Manager (Groups 3-5), Office of Aviation Forces, US Coast Guard
  • Dr Parimal Kopardekar, Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute, NASA
  • Dr Robert J. Kraus, Dean, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • Lieutenant Colonel Dustin Barbour, Director of Operations,16th Training Squadron, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Julien Letarte, RPAS Project Director, DAR 8, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Chmielewski, Commander, 556th Test & Evaluation Squadron, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst, Program Director HERON, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment,Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hetherington, Director of Staff, 25th Attack Group, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Slaughter, Chief of Autonomous Platforms, Air Force Futures, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tom Meagher, Chief, Prime Division, AFWERX
  • Major General Walter Rugen, Director , US Army Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team
  • Major Joseph Ritter, MQ-9 Command Evaluator / RPA Branch Chief, US Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)
  • Major Keenan Chirhart, Senior UAS Capabilities Integration Officer, Combat Development and Integration, Capabilities Development Directorate, Aviation Combat Element, Air Vehicle Integration Branch, US Marine Corps
  • Mr Bradford J Drake, AAM Project Manager Government / Industry Partnerships, AUS-440, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mr Darshan Divakaran, Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships, AFWERX
  • Mr David Fulcher, Director, Air and Marine Operations, National Air Security Operations Center - Grand Forks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mr Dennis A. Teefy, Project Director, Sensors-Aerial Intelligence, Program Executive Office, Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors
  • Mr Patrick C. OBrien, Deputy Director/Engineer, Aviation Platforms Requirements Determination Directorate, US Army Aviation Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate
  • Wing Commander Alex Lloyd, SO1 Protector - Pg Mgr Protector, Royal Air Force

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Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23955