Counter UAS 2017 Conference

Recent incidents involving the use of small, hostile UAS by terrorist organisations in Syria and Iraq and regular armies in eastern Ukraine, coupled with rapidly expanding drone industries outside of NATO, have raised serious questions about whether the armed forces are adequately trained, organised and equipped to successfully defend against enemy UAS, at home and abroad.The threat of small UAS has thus emerged as a critical tactical and operational vulnerability for the military, and industry is now beginning to respond to this capability gap. Yet before acquiring C-UAS systems, a common understanding of the UAS threat and a clarification of the rules of engagement is urgently required.

Closing this gap and mapping future drone technology developments is the core objective of the upcoming C-UAS symposium, the first event of its kind designed exclusively for a military audience. From 23-25 May 2017, the international military and intelligence community will convene for a unique exchange of ideas on how to counter the threat of small UAS. Building on the challenges and ideas raised at the 2016 Countering Drones conference, and through the insight gained through engagement with end users and industry, attendees will have a unique opportunity to truly shape the future C-UAS doctrine and safeguard their war-fighters and freedom of movement for future operations.

Benefits for the Military and Intelligence Community

  • Make an informed assessment of the different types of military C-UAS technologies to help you identify which system best suits your soldiers, mission sets and operating environments
  • Develop a clearer understanding of the rules of engagement with enemy UAS to ensure that threats are neutralised quickly while reducing the risk of fratricide
  • Formulate your acquisition approach and translate your counter-UAS requirements into reality by working with industry to understand what technologies will be fielded in the short to mid-term and what's on the horizon in the commercial and defence domains
  • Understand how drone technology and UAS capabilities are going to evolve over the next decade to better support your R&D and acquisition decision-making


Benefits for Industry and R&D

  • Learn about the end users' concerns, budget restraints and evolving ConOps to help align your products with their C-UAS strategy and save your time and resources in R&D
  • Present your product to a diverse international audience of military and intelligence officials and understand where your solution could fit into their C-UAS doctrine
  • Develop a clearer understanding of the rules of engagement that the military will adopt and find out what their desired effects would be in different environments
  • Support the military's need to communicate a more specific, realistic and viable C-UAS solution - provide insight into the technologies you have and how they can integrate those systems into existing platforms and C2 architectures

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Industry Speakers

  • Colonel Fabian Ochsner, Vice President, Rheinmetall Air Defence

Conference Chairs

  • Colonel (Retd) Bob Seddon, Former Principal Ammunition Technical Officer, British Army
  • Sqaudron Leader (Retd) Tony Reeves, Former Air C2ISR OEU, RAF


  • Air Vice Marshal Air Vice Marshal Simon Rochelle, Chief of Staff Capability, Headquarters Air Command
  • Major General Major General Robert Dyess, Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army
  • Colonel Colonel Nick Sawyer, Commander, JT GBAD, RAF
  • Colonel Colonel Gioacchino Violante, Armament Branch Chief, Italian Army General Staff
  • Colonel Colonel William Nuckols, Director, Mounted Requirements, US Army
  • Colonel Colonel Armands Saltups, Commander, Latvian Air Force
  • Colonel Colonel Douglas White, TRADOC Capabilities Manager ADA Brigade and Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Fires Center of Excellence, US Army
  • Colonel Colonel Robert Lukawski PhD, Deputy Commanding Officer, Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defense Technologies, Polish Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Colonel Brian Adams, Deputy Chief of Plans, Chief, Air and Missile Defense, US Army Europe
  • Dr Cristian Coman, Joint ISR, NCIA
  • Commander Commander Wiggo Korsvik, SO EOD-IEDD, J3-5 Security and Protection, Norwegian Joint Headquarters
  • Lieutenant Colonel Grégoire de La Bernardie, Chief Of Capability Development Branch, French Artillery School
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre Vautravers, President, Geneva Military Society, OG Panzer
  • Squadron Leader Barbé Matthieu, C3D Program Officer - Air Defense, French Army Technical Section
  • Major Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis, Head of Bureau of Force Protection, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Captain Captain Matthew Sladek, CIO, C-UAS, US Marine Corps
  • Captain Captain Mehmet Oncu, UAS Project Management Officer, Plans & Principles Division, Turkish Air Force
  • Marko Gruden, Secretary, Logistics Directorate, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
  • Richard Glitz, Technical Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)
  • Dr Dr Cristian Coman, Joint ISR, NCIA
  • Osman Tasman, Secretary, Joint Capability Group GBAD, NATO
  • Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder, Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
  • Marko Gruden, Secretary, Logistics Directorate, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
  • N.R. Jenzen-Jones, Director, Armament Research Services (ARES)
  • Bhavanjot Singh, Chief, Battlespace Applications Branch, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Dr Dr Chang Liu, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Group, Engineering Centre of Excellence, University of Southampton
  • Brigadier General (Retd) Ian Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, DE&S

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Apr 5, 2017