UAV Technology USA 2024 Conference

The Leading Conference in Exploring the Evolution of U.S. and International UAV Programs and Capabilities

February 5-6, 2024- Arlington, VA, United States

We are delighted to announce the third annual UAV Technology USA conference, taking place in Arlington, VA on February 5-6, 2024.

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, and key industry partners 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 at SAE Media Group 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

Who should attend

National Militaries & Government:
  • UAV operations leaders
  • Equipment procurement officers
  • Technical experts
  • Government officials
  • Businesses looking to break into the market
  • Established players looking to expand their contacts and knowledge
  • Innovators in UAV technology
Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic Organisations:
  • Organisations who wish to balance allied defence capability
  • Organisations looking to establish and build on partnerships

Featured Speakers

  • Air Commodore Simon Strasdin, ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force
  • Brigadier (Ret.) Andrew Armacost, President, University Of North Dakota
  • Colonel Danielle Medaglia, Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PEO Aviation
  • Colonel John Casey, Program Manager, DARPA
  • Colonel Joshua P. Higgins, Director, Aviation Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, Army Futures Command, US Army
  • Colonel Ryan Slaughter, Combat Air Force Capability Development Team Division Chief, HQ USAF A57, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, US Air Force
  • Colonel Tom Meagher, AFWERX Prime Division Chief, AFWERX
  • Darshan Divakaran, Head of Airspace Innovation & Prime Partnerships, AFWERX
  • Dr Mike Kweon, VICTOR ERP Program Manager, Army Research Directorate, US Army DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Ralston, AFWERX Integration Lead, AFWERX
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Hill, Deputy Commander, 25th Attack Group
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Bushnell, Director of Operations, 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron
  • Major Chirhart Keenan, Senior UAS Capabilities Integration Officer, Aviation Combat Element Division, Capabilities Development Directorate, US Marine Corps
  • Major Jeff Roulston, Deputy Project Director, RCAF RPAS Project, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Major Marcus Anthony, Chief, MQ-9 Operations Branch, ACC MQ-9 Functional Area Manager, USAF
  • Master Sergeant Donald Gansberger, Software Director, AFWERX Autonomy Prime, USAF
  • Mr Benjamin Tran, Chief, ISR-SOF Capabilities Development Office (CDO), US Air Force
  • Mr David Fulcher, Director, Air and Marine Operations, National Air Security Operations Center - Grand Forks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mr Dennis Teefy, Project Director, Sensors-Aerial Intelligence, PEO IEW&S
  • Mr Eric Follstad, Requirements and Technology Division Chief, CCJ8 Resources and Analysis Directorate, USCENTCOM

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

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Group dates: February 4 - 8, 2024
Group code: SAE2
Reservations must be made by January 4, 2024