Counter UAS Technology USA 2024 Conference

December 2-4, 2024 - Arlington, VA, United States

We are delighted to announce the 4th annual Counter UAS Technology USA Conference, taking place in Arlington, VA, on December 2-4, 2024.

Building from the sell-out 2023 edition, Counter UAS Technology USA 2024 will return in a bigger platform than ever before, to bring together key military and government C-UAS program managers, policy makers, research and development experts, along with industry partners, to forge valuable discussions on how to strengthen US protection against the threat of UAS.

With the recent release of the new Counter UAS legislation - ‘Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of 2023’- it is evident that advancing robust C-sUAS capabilities is critical to enable the DoD and Military to protect personnel, assets and locations from the proliferation of illegal and hostile drones.

Counter UAS Technology USA 2024 is the perfect forum for this important topic, as it will facilitate discussions surrounding C-sUAS priorities, challenges and solutions, promoting dedicated discussion and networking to enhance the approach, analysis, and solutions to address one of the most prevalent pressures facing the US military, government, and allies: the sUAS threat.

This year's Counter UAS Technology USA will feature a brand-new Focus Day on December 2, dedicated to Mobile Deployable Counter UAS. This will provide a unique opportunity for the community to discuss the integration of mounted, dismounted, and on-the-move capabilities to provide the US war fighter with operational advantage against rogue drones.

The Main Conference, taking place on December 3-4, will continue to forge insightful discussions around the development and integration of effective countermeasures to identify, target, intercept and ultimately defeat illicit UAS activity.

Benefits of attending

  • Access exclusive C-UAS updates from a range of key US Military and DoD Senior Leaders, representing leading organizations including RCCTO, PEO Missiles and Space, ACM-IBCT, US Marine Corps, DEVCOM Armaments Center, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center, US Air Force Research Laboratory, ODNI, CISA, FBI, among many others
  • A brand-new Focus Day, providing dedicated discussions around Mobile Deployable Counter UAS Systems
  • Engage and network with influential decision-makers and solution providers driving advancements in the C-UAS sector
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings covering a variety of topics including kinetic and non-kinetic systems; detection, identification and mitigation capabilities; policy and regulation updates; multi-layered defense; maritime C-UAS efforts; among many others
  • Meet and listen to key international speakers from across NATO and allied nations, to find out more about their latest developments and efforts to combat illicit and hostile drones

Featured Speakers

  • Brian Fishpaugh, Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Aviation, National Intelligence Manager-Aviation (NIM-A), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Brigadier General Kazimierz Dynski, Air and Missile Defence Department Chief, Polish Armed Forces
  • Colonel (Ret.) Garry P. Bishop, Deputy Director, Land and Expeditionary Warfare, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Colonel Adam M. Miller, Deputy Director for Directed Energy C-sUAS, RCCTO, US Army
  • Colonel Andrew Konicki, Program Manager, Ground Based, Air Defense, PEO Land Systems, US Marine Corps
  • Colonel Guy Yelverton, Deputy for Acquisition Systems Management DASM and Program Manager, Integrated Fires and Rapid Capability Office IFRCO, PEO Missiles and Space
  • Colonel Shaun S. Conlin, Director, ACM-IBCT
  • Colonel Tony Behrens, Senior IAMD Advisor, Joint Program Office - Guam Defense System, Headquarters, JPEO, Department of the Army
  • Colonel Yuka Nakazato, Air and Space Attache, Embassy of Japan in the US, Japan Air Self-Defense Force
  • David Goldstein, C-UAS Lead, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent Unmanned Aerial & CUAS Program Coordinator, Virginia State Police
  • Dr Craig Robin, Chief Executive Officer, EO Solutions
  • Dr Cristian Coman, Principal Scientist, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NCI, NATO
  • Dr Daniel Guillette, Program Manager, HPEM Weapon System Transition, High Power Electromagnetics Division, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dr Donald Shiffler, Chief Scientist for Directed Energy, US Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Group Captain Gary Darby, Head UK Joint C-UAS Office, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Gus Anderson, CUAS Security Specialist, Transport Security Administration (TSA)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chris Labbé, Head of the Canadian Joint C-UAS Office, Chief of Combat Systems Integration, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rudiger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
  • Lieutenant Commander Charles S. Johnson III, Test & Evaluation IPT Lead, C-UAS Team, NAWC Webster Outlying Field (WOLF), US Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Phillip Durand, Project Director – Electromagnetic Systems and C-UxS, Director of Naval Requirements, Royal Canadian Navy
  • Major Andrew Durfee, Assistant Product Manager, PdM Medium Caliber, PM MAS, JPEO Armaments and Ammunition
  • Major Jason Dempsey, Counter UAS and GBAD Capabilities Integration Officer, Capabilities Development Directorate, Combat Development & Integration, US Marine Corps
  • Major Michel K.C. Koopman, C-UAS Program Manager, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Mario Behn, DEU VNC/Principal Scientist, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NCI, NATO
  • Michael Torphy, Unit Chief / Supervisory Special Agent, UAS and Counter UAS, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Mike Muccio, Director, Unmanned Systems Technology UxST, ASD(S&T)/Futures/Emerging Technologies/Unmanned Systems Technologies (UxST), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
  • Rob Helweg, Senior C-UAS Manager, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Ryan Berry, Senior Advisor for Aviation Security, UAS Security Branch, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • Sarah J. Parker, Air and Missile Defense Capability Area Lead, DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
  • Second Lieutenant Ruben Hasselman, C-UAS Program Officer, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Squadron Leader Hugo Morris, SO2 Counter-small Uncrewed Air Systems, Project 6 Lead, British Army HQ

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1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, 22202
Arlington, VA, USA