UAS West Symposium

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) have seen a golden age in the last decade growing to an annual budget of $7 billion. Most of this growth has been through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but with the drawing down of troops, what’s next? Analysts still predict growth in this industry, estimating a total increase to just over $89 billion in the next decade. Not only is the military expected to sustain its backing of UAS technology, but the civil and commercial markets are poised to open up to a host of opportunities for the industry.

  • Future UAS Development Opportunities and Trends – DoD, International, and More
  • Emerging UAS Service Needs and Initiatives from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, & USCG
  • UAS for Maritime Surveillance & Customs & Border Patrol Needs & Opportunities
  • Key COCOM UAS Needs, Challenges, and Requirements
  • UAS Weapon Technologies, Initiatives and Tactics
  • UAS Autonomy and Manned/Unmanned Teaming (MUM) Break-Throughs & Capabilities

This outstanding symposium offer the attendees invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the military, commercial and civil markets as well as closely examine current programs and first hand experiences with UAS.


Related Research on

Global Military UAV Market Forecast to 2022

Symposium Themes:

  • Emerging UAS DoD Needs & Requirements
  • Emerging New Roles and Missions in: Homeland Security
  • Major UAS Program Updates and Emerging Platforms Needs & Opportunities


“Very well organized. Great speakers and networking”
UAS/RPA Subject Matter Expert, 705th Combat Training Squadron

“A very good lineup of relevant experts”
Deputy Director, Air Force Joint Test Office (AFJO)

“Speakers are good, location good, contacts very good”
Director, New Business Development, HITCO

“Great span of the field, real authorities”
Vice President, Business Development, Space Data Corp

“Broad based perspectives were excellent”
Defense Fellow, U.S. Congress and U.S. Air Force

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  • Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces & Commander, Naval Air Force US Pacific Fleet
  • Mr. John Murphy, Deputy Executive Director, National Air Security Operations Center, (NASO) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Dept of Homeland Security
  • Colonel Paul Cravey, USA, Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager for UAS US Army Center of Excellence
  • Colonel Keith “LJB” Ward, Vice Commander, 163d Attack Wing, Air National Guard
  • Mr. Thomas Baker, Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region
  • Dr. Vladimir Djapic, Co-PI (Project Investigators), HAMMER Project, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Dr. Anthony Jones, Co-PI (Project Investigators), HAMMER Project, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacificc
  • LT Colonel Kain “Chewie” Anderson, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine UAV Squadron 1 Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
  • Lt Col Michael Beavin, USAF, SOUTHCOM Collection Management Division
  • Mr. Marty Rogers, Director, Alaska Center for UAS Integration
  • Mr. Michael Wilson, Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager, Southern Region, NextGen Branch, Federal Aviation Administration
  • LtCOL Cory “Lite” Naddy, USAF, Director, Global Vigilance Combined Test Force, 418 Flight Test Squadron
  • Mr. Howard Pace, Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, ViaSat
  • Dr. David A. Whelan, Chief Scientist, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Vice President – Strategic Innovation Phantom Works Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Mr. Mike Lyons, Global Hawk Business Development Lead, Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems
  • Mr. Chad Amonn, CEO, Inovadrone
  • Mr. Michael Blades, Senior Industry Analyst Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan
  • CDR Brant Brockett, USN, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Mr. Dennis “Zak” Zaklan, Deputy Director, New Mexico State University UAS Flight Test Center
  • Dr. Al Palmer, Director, University of North Dakota UAS Center of Excellence
  • Dr. Kristine Holzworth, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Senior Representative, PEO IEW&S PM Sensors-Aerial Intelligence, Aberdeen Proving Ground MD
  • Commander (ret) Chris “Pyro” Fitzgerald, USN, Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific, UAS Requirements
  • Commander Travis Habhab USA, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, “GUNFIGHTERS”
  • Mr. Ted Venable, CIT, PM/Unmanned Aircraft Systems, COMUSNAVSO/COMFOURTH Fleet
  • Mr. Bob Poor, USN, Principal Engineer Air & Sea Integration, PMW 750

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 20, 2016