UAS Training and Simulation Conference

Introducing the only conference in the world dedicated to advancing the training of UAS operators

The majority of the debate surrounding the use of drones is platform-centric, often comparing the operational performances of the latest UAVs or surveillance UAS. However, given that 60% of the average UAS project budget is spent on training and simulation for service personnel, this is an area which needs greater attention – this conference will fill that void.

Therefore, due to overwhelming demand, we are proud to announce the return of the UAS Training and Simulation Conference, in order to support the pioneers using ground-breaking RPA training platforms and simulators for the training of service personnel.

Unlike in previous years, we are not limiting this event to the military. Indeed, we recognise the fact that UAS technology has spread to the civilian sector for law enforcement and public safety purposes.

We therefore decided to hold this unique conference, which will bring together both civilian and military operators of this technology to share best practice in how to effectively integrate service personnel with the latest platforms and auxiliary UAS technology to ensure that they are trained to carry out a given mission to the highest possible standard.


The only conference dedicated to training and simulation for UAS operators offers two influential days of case studies and interactive discussions, including:

  • The challenges of delivering cost-effective training solutions for new UAS operations from Brigadier General Enrique Jesús Biosca Vázquez, Chief Planning Division EMA, Spanish Air Force
  • The development of a new air corridor in Polish airspace from Colonel Jaroslaw Kozuba, Director Polish Air Force Academy, Polish Air Force
  • How the German Air Force plans to reduce costs by finding the fight balance between live and virtual training from Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Chief RPA&ISR Section, German Air Force Forces Command
  • Bulgarian Air Force plans for standing up the new UAV fleet and how training for operations will be managed from Colonel Hristo Ganetsovski, CCSB DComm, Bulgarian Air Force
  • Are the "Universal Simulator" concept and further outsourcing strategies viable approaches for cost reduction? from Lieutenant Colonel Leland K. Cowie, Commander 11th Reconnaissance Squadron, USAF

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2015 Speakers

  • Brigadier General Enrique Jesús Biosca Vázquez, Chief Commanding Officer Division Plan EMA, Spanish Air Force
  • Colonel Hristo Ganetsovski, CCSB DComm, Bulgarian Air Force,
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Chief RPA & ISR Section, German Air Force Forces Command
  • Maj. Mustafa Illeez, Director of UAS Training, Turkish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Leland K. Cowie II, Commander 11th Reconnaissance Squadron, United State Air Force
  • Colonel (R) Jaroslaw Kozuba, Asociated Professor PAFA, Polish Air Force Academy
  • Major Jean-Marc Ruaux, UAV Mission Commander, Belgian Air Component
  • Lieutenant Colonel Pier Luigi Verdecchia, Chief of Education and Basic Training III DIVISION, Italian Army (Subject to final confirmation)
  • Admiral Roberto Sáchica, IMO Permanent Respresentative, Colombian Navy (Subject to final confirmation)
  • Colonel Vincenzo Sicuso, Commander Officer Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italian Air Force (Subject to final confirmation)
  • Representative To be confimed, UAS Commander, Israeli Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dillon, Commander 7th Reconnaissance Squadron, USAF
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Andrews, Chief AGS Operations Branch, SHAPE J3 AGS-SEIO, NATO

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Nov 18, 2015