UAS West Symposium

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft 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.

This exclusive symposium will be an invaluable opportunity that will enable attendees to obtain the latest information on the emerging UAS technical capabilities, needs, and challenges from key DoD, Government, and Industry UAS subject matter experts.

  • Emerging UAS and DoD Needs & Requirements
  • DoD UAS Joint Program Updates, Emerging Platform & Sensor Capabilities & Testing
  • Next Generation UAS Payloads
  • Major UAV Program Updates and Platforms
  • Developing Counter UAS Sense & Avoid Technologies
  • SUAS & Nano System Innovations, Growth, & Maintenance Opportunitiess
  • FAA Plans and Programs Status

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.

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Global Military UAV Market Forecast to 2022

Symposium Themes:

  • Emerging UAS and DoD Needs & Requirements
  • DoD UAS Joint Program Updates, Emerging Platform & Sensor Capabilities & Testing
  • Next Generation UAS Payloads

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  • Major General Thomas Deale, USAF, Director of Operations, HQ, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis
  • Brigadier General John Rauch, USAF, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities
  • Mr. John Beck, Deputy Project Manager, UAS, PEO, Aviation, Redstone Arsenal
  • Mr. Erik Soykan, Deputy Director for UAS Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS
  • CDR (ret) Chris ''Pyro'' Fitzgerald, USN, Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (N809A), (COMNAVAIRFOR, CNAF), UAS Requirements
  • Mr. Ralph Wade, Vice President, Digital Solutions/C4ISR, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Mr. Thomas Baker, Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region
  • Mr. Ron Arsenault, Manager, Ground Based Sense and Avoid Project Manager, USAF Materiel Command
  • Chief Master Sgt Matthew Caruso, USAF, Senior Enlisted Leader, US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
  • Mr. Mark Farrar, Director of Training, USA, UAS Training Center, 2-13th Aviation Regiment
  • Mr Adam Greco, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Domain Director
  • Capt (ret) George Galdorisi, USN, Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Mr. Tony Albanese, President, Gryphon Sensors
  • CAPT (USN ret) Ted Venable CNT, UAS Program Manager at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces South and Commander,(COMUSNAVSO/C4F), USN
  • Mr. Rick Lober, Vice President & General Manager, Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems Division
  • Mr. John Fanelle, Director, Radar Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • LtCol Todd ''Dutch'' Holland, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
  • CW3 Adam Rickert, USA, 3rd Flight Platoon Leader, Senior Warrant Officer, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion
  • Mr. Jeremy Hyland, Innovation and Experimentation Division, (J81), USPACOM
  • Colonel Keith “LJB” Ward, ANG, 163d Attack Wing, Vice Commander, Air National Guard
  • Colonel Ryan “Skindog” Sherwood, USAF, Commander, 49TH Operations Group, Holloman AFB
  • Ms. Suzanne McNamara, Vice President, Business Development, Insitu
  • Mr. David Phillips, Vice President, Small and Medium Endurance UAS, Textron Systems
  • Dr. Javid Bayandor, Director, Crashworthiness, Aerospace Structures and Hybrids Lab, VA Tech
  • Mr. Earl Cox, Program Manager and Systems Engineer, AeroVironment
  • Mr. Doug Davis, Director, Office of Independent Airworthiness, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Mr. Ron Stearns, Business Development Director, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, The Velocity Group
  • Mr. Arne Skjaerpe, General Manager, Prox Dynamics USA
  • Dr. Greg Power, Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping (EC&P), Joint Capabilities Technologies Demonstrations (JCTD), USPACOM
  • Senior Representative, 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jul 1, 2016