Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government Symposium

DoD has reported Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) growth rate between 2015 and 2035. It is expected that federal agency UAS fleets will grow from a few hundred to approximately 10,000, with over 90 percent of these vehicles categorized as Nano, Micro, or Small UAS. Ultralight, Light Sport, and Medium sized UAS will find a role with a number of agencies, such as Bureau of Land Management or Coast Guard, who need to survey large tracts of land or water for a variety of missions. In all cases, the UAS is the transport for the payload, be it sensors or cargo. The number and type of UAS developed, acquired, and deployed will be driven by mission needs and costs. 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.

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''Unmanned Aircraft Systems West'' is a very valuable investment in your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed. Key issues will include:

  • Emerging Defense and Government UAS Needs & Requirements
  • DoD UAS Joint Program Updates, Emerging Platform & Sensor Capabilities, Training & Testing
  • UAV Program Updates and Platforms
  • Developing Counter UAS & Detect & Avoid Technologies
  • sUAS Innovations, Growth, Capabilities and Opportunities
  • FAA NAS Regulatory Updates

''Unmanned Aircraft Systems West'' is a must have see investment of your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed.
 

''Very well organized.''
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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Confirmed Speakers

  • Ms. Anh Duong, SES, Program Executive for Unmanned Aerial Systems Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
  • Captain Joe Kimball, USCG, Chief, Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711)
  • Mr.Todd Myers, Senior Architect, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Mr. Joseph Hosack, Science & Technology Branch Chief, USSOUTHCOM
  • Mr. Henry Cathey Jr, Deputy Director, Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University UAS Flight Test Site
  • Mr. James Meadows, Director, Air Operations, National Air Security Operations, HQ, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Mr. Charles Gassert, Assistant Program Manager, DCGS, Navy DI2E Knowledge Management IPT Chair, Office of Naval Intelligence Liaison for PMW-120
  • Col (USAF-ret) Stephen “Lux” Luxion, Deputy Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence, MSU
  • Col Christopher “Lack-O” McDonald, ANG, 163rd Attack Wing (ATKW), Air National Guard
  • Mr. Chris Pehrson, Vice President DoD Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Mr. Chris Walach, Director of all FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Sites, NUANCE Center & Senior Director of the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems
  • Mr. John Delay, Director of Strategy, Harris Corporation
  • Major Peter “Fizz” Ban, USMC, UAS Capabilities Integration Officer, HQMC Capabilities Development & Integration
  • Mr. Paul de Souza, CSFI-CWD (Cyber Warfare Division) Founder Director Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) Advisor Adjunct Faculty, George Washington University
  • Mr. David Hendrickson, Director, Business, Development, AeroVironment
  • Mr. Larry Friese, Founder, Aerial Information Systems Corporation (AISC)
  • Mr. Bob Dehnert, Director, UAS Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Mr. Matt England, Vice President, Government Systems, CyPhy Works
  • Mr. R. Chad Hawthorne, Ocean Systems and Engineering Group, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Dr. Robert Walters, U.S. Naval Research Lab, Head, Optoelectronics & Radiation Effects Branch
  • Col Paul Cravey, USA, Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence
  • Major Michael Osmon, USA, Program Manager, NextGen TUAS Tech Demo, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
  • Senior Representative Mr. Ron Stearns, 432d, Air Expeditionary Wing Group, Creech Air Force Base Business Development Mgr., Robotics and Unmanned Systems, Velocity Group

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Oct 10, 2017