The SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the 2nd annual Counter UAS Technology Conference taking place at the in Arlington, VA on the 5th and 6th of December 2022.

Building off the back of a sell-out 2021 event Counter UAS Technology 2022 will return to Arlington, VA once again showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that DoD personnel, equipment and infrastructure are protected from the proliferation of drones

Furthermore, with the establishment of the US DoD Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, (JCO) there is now a drive across the US Armed Forces to have a comprehensive and centralised approach to tackling the ever evolving drone threat facing the nation. Speakers will feature from leading US DoD agencies, international defence organizations and leading industry providers to give the best insight into Counter UAS priorities, developments and solutions to protect from UAS proliferation.

  • Hear from US DoD Senior Leadership and Program Managers on how they are utilizing technology to combat UAS
  • Meet and Network with international speakers from NATO and aligned nations to discover how they are defending their defence networks from drone attacks
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks

11 SFS; Air & Space Warfare Centre; Air Force; Army/RCCTO DE; Atolla Tech; Aurora Flight Sciences; AvMC - Technology Development Directorate - Aviation; Axient; Axient Corp; Ball Aerospace; Belgian Armed Forces; Black River Systems; Breaking Defense; C Speed; CACI; CACI, Inc.; Carmenta Inc.; Convexum; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Defense Digital Service; Defense Technical Information Center; Department Of Homeland Security; Department of National Defence; DEU Defense Intelligence Liaison Staff; DEVCOM AvMC; D-Fend Solutions Ltd.; D-fendsolutions; DHS; DHS S&T; DOD; DroneShield; Echodyne Corp.; Edgesource; Elta IAI; ELTA Systems Ltd; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; Epirus; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH; EXEC MANAGER; Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany); Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany; Federal Police Germany; Federal Police of Germany; Fortem Technologies; GEN-AVIV; General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada; German Air Force Command, Luftwaffe HQ; HQ US Air Force / Defensive Base Operations Division; Imperative Systems LLC; JCom; JGW Group; Joint Counter-small UAS Office; Joint C-sUAS Office; Joint Staff / JIAMDO; Kirintec Ltd; Liteye Systems Inc; MAB7; MARSS; Marss Group; Military Aviation Authority; Ministry of Defense; MOD Hungary State Aviation Department; National Defense University; NATO HQ; Naval Weapons Station Yorktown; Navy; Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - PMA-266; NAWCAD ASI; NAWC-AD WOLF; Nigerian Army; Noology NA, Inc.; NSWC Crane Division; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E); Ousd R R&t; OWT Global LLC (Ninja Alliance); PEO USC PMS 408; Rafael; Rafael Systems Global Sustainment (RSGS); Raytheon; Raytheon Solipsys; Raytheon Technologies; Robin Radar Systems BV; SAE International; Sentry View Systems, Inc.; SMi Group Ltd; SpotterRF; SRC, Inc.; Survice Engineering Company; TCI International Inc.; Teledyne FLIR Defense Systems; TEST; Trident Defence LLC; Twist Bioscience; U.S. Army; U.S. Coast Guard; United States Air Force; United States Army; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate; US Army; US Army Futures Command; US Army, PEO IEW&S / PM PNT; US Dept of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories; US DOD Joint Counter small UAS Office (JCO); US Marine Corps; US Navy; US SOCOM; Usaf; USAFA ; USMC; USNORTHCOM JTF-NCR; USSOCOM JRU SOC-JC; USSOCOM Surgeon 9SOSG); Virginia State Police; Weibel Scientific A/S

Conference programme

7:00 Registration & Coffee

7:45 SAE Media Group Welcome Address

Mr Jack Overell

Mr Jack Overell, Production Manager - Defence, SAE Media Group

7:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dr Craig Robin

Dr Craig Robin, CEO, EO Solutions
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8:00 JCO Keynote Address: Providing the Framework to Address sUAS Across the Spectrum of Hazards and Threats

CW3 Judson Brant

CW3 Judson Brant, Electronic Warfare Officer with JCO Technology Planning, Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
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  • Developing a holistic C-UAS strategy across the DoD
  • Providing C-UAS strategies and solutions across all operating environments
  • Maximizing counter small-UAS capabilities domestically and overseas through collaboration
  • Working with industry to consider and evaluate the latest technology and systems
  • 8:30 MARSS NiDAR C2: BEST of BREED

  • MARSS seamlessly integrates sensors & effectors into NiDAR C2 for optimum & actionable SA for CUAS challenges
  • MARSS NiDAR Sensor Fusion incorporates 15+ years of AI / ML Research & practical Real-World operations into every system
  • MARSS has multiple Combat Proven CUAS & Surveillance systems in service now
  • Mr Jeff Tipton

    Mr Jeff Tipton, Defense Business Development Manager, Marss Group
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    9:00 US C/UAS Requirements and Capability Development: Coordinating a Strategic Response

    Colonel Tony Behrens

    Colonel Tony Behrens, Deputy Director, Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO), Joint Staff J8
    View Bio

  • The U.S. Joint Warfighting Concept is focusing on prioritizing required capabilities
  • The Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Capability Portfolio Management Review (CPMR) process established C/UAS as a mission focus area
  • The Joint IAMD Portfolio Priority List (JIPPL) will prioritize all IAMD requirements, including C/UAS in support of Combatant Commanders’ operational needs
  • Joint C/UAS development must synchronize with the Department’s vision; at the pace of operational relevancy
  • Combined and Inter-Agency coordination in developing concepts, requirements and capability must be informed by necessary policy (authorities)
  • 9:30 Mission Set Defined Radar

    Mr Leo McCloskey

    Mr Leo McCloskey, VP Marketing , Echodyne Corp.
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  • Rethinking the Field of Regard
  • Integrating environmental data to refine FoR
  • Tailored radar resources and intelligence in the loop
  • Outsized performance as the norm
  • 10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 Operational Experience with the Fielded Military GUARDION C-UAS Solution

    Ms Daniela Hildenbrand

    Ms Daniela Hildenbrand, Product Manager & Team Lead Counter-UAS Solutions, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
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  • ESG as hardware-agnostic system integrator provides mission-proven GUARDION C-UAS solutions (fielded with German Armed forces)
  • Importance of balancing customer expectations with technological limits of commercially available equipment (high degree of automation & reliability necessary)
  • Independent system integrators can intelligently combine complementary sub-systems in close cooperation with end users in order to maximize the operational benefits
  • 11:00 Update on UK MoD C-sUAS Capability Developments and Future Priorities

    Wing Commander Carl Hamilton-Reed

    Wing Commander Carl Hamilton-Reed, SO1 CUAS Programme & Requirements Manager, UK Joint CUAS Office – DE&S JSENS
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  • A Testing and Innovating UAS Technology– an overview of the current C-UAS projects of the UK MoD
  • The rise of drone swarming capabilities and the need for mobile and deployable technology to defeat the threat
  • Working with the UK Defence industry to test and trial solutions
  • Assessing civilian applications that could be repurposed for Defence requirements
  • 11:30 C-UAS Effectors and Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Systems

  • Kirintec (who we are)
  • What systems we offer as CUAS Effectors (portable and [semi]static)
  • What is CEMA
  • Kirintec’s K-CEMA system
  • Mr Lewis Poole

    Mr Lewis Poole, Head of Sales, Kirintec Ltd
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    Mr Dave Longmuir

    Mr Dave Longmuir, Sales Director, Kirintec Ltd
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    12:00 AFCENT cUAS Perspective

    Lieutenant Colonel Steven ‘Chuck’ Norris

    Lieutenant Colonel Steven ‘Chuck’ Norris, CUAS Cell Chief, 9th Air Force, US Air Forces Central
    View Bio

  • UAS are a 360 degree threat, and Group 3 are seam between Force Protection and traditional IAMD
  • This traditionally asymmetric threat challenges technology, training, and doctrine as it quickly evolves
  • Layered, Integrated Defensive systems will have to replace legacy and JUON-based hardware
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Safeguarding Your Decision-Making Process

    Mr Lars Krogh Vammen

    Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Director, Weibel Scientific A/S
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  • How to classify a micro drone at 8 kilometres
  • How to reduce the false alarm rate to the insignificant
  • How to uphold performance in a clutter rich environment
  • 14:00 Panel Debate: Protecting US Homeland Security and Borders from the Emerging Drone Threat

  • Overview: what is the UAS threat?
  • Preventing illegal smuggling and protecting US borders from drone attacks
  • Ensuring national security is not threatened by UAS
  • Mr Tom Adams

    Mr Tom Adams, Former FBI Counter-UAS Program Manager, FBI
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    Assistant Chief Clint McArdle

    Assistant Chief Clint McArdle, C-UAS Operations Director, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), US Border Patrol
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    Mr DJ Smith

    Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent/Unmanned Aerial and CUAS Systems Program Coordinator of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police
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    Mr Michael Torphy

    Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief / Supervisory Special Agent, Surveillance Emerging Technologies Unit, FBI
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    Mrs Mary Rupert

    Mrs Mary Rupert, Program Analyst, C-UAS Program Management Office PMO, Department of Homeland Security
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    Mr Kenneth Dunlap

    Mr Kenneth Dunlap, UAS Security Specialist, PM Section 383 Mitigation Program, UAS Security Division, Federal Aviation Administration
    View Bio

    14:45 The Threat of Rogue Drones On The Rise: Defending Fixed and Moving Critical Assets from Malicious UAVs

    Mr Bill Haraka

    Mr Bill Haraka, VP Defence & Security, Robin Radar Systems
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  • What makes a company with 33 years of experience in bird detection uniquely positioned to detect, track and classify drones for the Counter Drone (C-UAS) sector?
  • The exponential increase in drone usage and recent examples of malicious intent, a holistic C-UAS solution, RADAR On The Move (OTM) and baseline C-UAS requirements for the protection of critical infrastructure and fixed and moving Military assets from small rogue drones
  • What are the vital counter-UAS solutions and protective measures to the new drone threats facing our world?
  • 15:15 S&T of Critical Counter-small UAS Technologies to Support the US Warfighter

    Mr Richard Ast

    Mr Richard Ast, Director, Unmanned Systems Technology (UxST), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
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  • US DoD S&T Counter-small UAS major focus areas
  • OUSD(R&E) Counter-small sUAS technology priorities
  • Collaborating with the wider S&T community and defense industry to develop innovative C-UAS capabilities
  • 15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 Next-Generation Cyber-Centric Counter-UAS Technologies for Sensitive Environments: Maintaining Safety, Control, and Continuity

    Mr Zohar Halachmi

    Mr Zohar Halachmi, Chairman & CEO, D-Fend Solutions
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  • The Emerging Drone Threat in Sensitive Environments
  • Shortcomings of Traditional Legacy C-UAS Solutions
  • The Rogue Drone Incident Lifecycle
  • 16:45 C-UAS Capability Gaps and Solutions

    Mr Magnus Wallmark

    Mr Magnus Wallmark, EVP, Business Development and Sales, Fortem Technologies
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    17:15 Detect, Defeat: The Canadian Air Force’s C-UAS Efforts and Requirements (Virtual)

    Mr Philippe Hébert

    Mr Philippe Hébert, Director General R&D Innovation, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS), Defence Research and Development Canada

  • Integrating C-UAS solutions into the broader military command and control system
  • Ensuring C-UAS capabilities can operate Beyond Line of Sight for maximum effectiveness and protection
  • Kinetic vs. non-kinetic neutralization of drones
  • 17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Dr Craig Robin

    Dr Craig Robin, CEO, EO Solutions
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    18:00 Networking Drinks Reception – Hosted by Lead Sponsor MARSS

    7:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr Craig Robin

    Dr Craig Robin, CEO, EO Solutions
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    9:00 RCCTO Keynote Address: Aligning Existing and Future C-sUAS Technology Solutions to Support Operational Needs

    Lieutenant Colonel Adam M. Miller

    Lieutenant Colonel Adam M. Miller, PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS, US Army RCCTO
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  • The RCCTO’s role in the US DoD’s Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Strategy
  • Acquiring new and emerging High Energy Laser (HEL) C-sUAS technologies to support US DoD Counter UAS objectives
  • Applying existing resources more efficiently in the C-sUAS effort
  • Delivering Palletized-High Energy Laser (P-HEL) to detect, track, identify, and enable hard kill defeat UAS threats
  • 9:30 Expanding the US Army’s Air & Missile Defense Capabilities in the C-UAS Arena

    Ms. Sarah J. Parker

    Ms. Sarah J. Parker, Air and Missile Defense Capability Area Lead, US Army DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
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  • Augmenting US C-UAS and missile defense capabilities with M-SHORAD, DART and BLADE platforms
  • Collaborating with other service branches to maximise the US Military’s C-UAS program potential
  • The role of the Aviation & Missile Center in future C-UAS strategy development
  • 10:00 A User Perspective of C-sUAS: Lessons Learned and Thoughts of the Evolving Needs and Landscape

    Mr Bruce Preiss

    Mr Bruce Preiss, Director, Business Development, Black River Systems
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    Major Daniel Hannum

    Major Daniel Hannum, EW/C-UAS Officer, 10th SFG(A) GTEC

    Senior Master Sergeant Rachael E. Plumley

    Senior Master Sergeant Rachael E. Plumley, Superintendent, C-sUAS Training, Defensive Base Operations Division, US Air Force Directorate of Security Forces

    Squadron Leader James Hodgson

    Squadron Leader James Hodgson, Air Capability C-UAS Delivery Team, Royal Air Force
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    Master Sergeant Derek Arsenault

    Master Sergeant Derek Arsenault, C-sUAS Program Manager, Air National Guard

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Protecting USMC Assets and Troops from UAS Threats

    Mr Don A. Kelley

    Mr Don A. Kelley, Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defence, PEO Land Systems, US Marine Corps
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  • USMC C-UAS current and future requirements
  • Procuring new C-UAS technology to counter the growing threat of enemy UAS
  • Integrating new solutions into the Marine Air Defense Integrated System
  • Mounting C-UAS capabilities onto tactical vehicles to protect dismounted troops
  • 11:30 Advanced Protection Systems: SKYctrl Military-Grade Anti-Drone Systems and FIELDctrl 3D MIMO Radars

  • Company overview
  • Technological milestones
  • FIELDctrl 3D MIMO radars
  •  Implementations
  • Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek

    Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek, Business Development Director, Advanced Protection Systems
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    12:00 USCG C-UAS Briefing

    Lieutenant Kristopher Wrieden

    Lieutenant Kristopher Wrieden, Policy Analyst and CUAS SME, Office of Maritime Security Response Policy, US Coast Guard
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  • USCG C-UAS history and implementation
  • Authorities and assistance to US DoD
  • Capabilities Overview
  • UAS Threats in the Maritime Domain
  • Interagency relationships and preparedness to support UAS threat response
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Who's in Charge Here?: Adapting National Airspace to CUAS Challenges

    Mr Brad Pasho

    Mr Brad Pasho, Senior Business Development Manager, Axient
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  • Laydown of statutory landscape
  • Challenges to implementation of coherent whole of Government CUAS strategy
  • Recommendation for a path forward
  • 14:00 European C-UAS Panel Debate: Collaborating and Cooperating to Ensure European C-UAS Protection

  • Overview of national CUAS capabilities
  • Working together to create holistic C-UAS capabilities
  • Adopting integrated and interdepartmental approaches to ensure nationwide CUAS protection
  • Future C-UAS challenges and priorities in the European theatre
  • Dr Claudio Palestini

    Dr Claudio Palestini, Project Project Manager, NATO Counter UAS Working Group, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions, NATO
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    Lieutenant Colonel Rüdiger Rauch

    Lieutenant Colonel Rüdiger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Directorate I 6, C-sUAS, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
    View Bio

    Major Dennis Vermeulen

    Major Dennis Vermeulen, Staff Officer Force Protection, Royal Netherlands Air Force
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    Captain Rens Govaers

    Captain Rens Govaers, Delegate of Bureau Rockets & Missiles - C-UAS Project Team, General Directorate Material Resources, Belgian Armed Forces
    View Bio

    Squadron Leader James Hodgson

    Squadron Leader James Hodgson, Air Capability C-UAS Delivery Team, Royal Air Force
    View Bio

    14:45 Session Reserved for Sponsor - University of North Dakota

    Dr Mark Askelson

    Dr Mark Askelson, Associate Vice President for Research - National Security Initiative, Unviversity of North Dakota
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    Mr Chris J. Theisen

    Mr Chris J. Theisen, Director of Research and Development, Northern Plains UAS Test Site

    Mr Jared Oren

    Mr Jared Oren, Director, T&E Division, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security
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    Mr Paul Snyder

    Mr Paul Snyder, Assistant Chair, Director of UAS Program, University of North Dakota
    View Bio

    15:15 Conducting Cutting-Edge Research and Development to Expand the US Air Force’s C-UAS Methods

  • Overview of the C-UAS initiatives and opportunities at the US Air Force Academy
  • Developing innovative and low-cost C-UAS solutions
  • Update on the USAFA’s Swarm, Offensive and Defensive Applications (SODA) Effort
  • ‘Defense in Depth’: detecting and sensing to defeat the UAS threat
  • Colonel Brian Neff

    Colonel Brian Neff, Permanent Professor and Head for Electrical and Computer Engineering, US Air Force Academy
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    Colonel Josh Egan

    Colonel Josh Egan, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head, Us Air Force Academy
    View Bio

    15:45 Afternoon Tea

    16:15 C-UAS for Dismounted, Decentralized Units

    Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael K. Nagata

    Lieutenant General (Ret.) Michael K. Nagata, Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor, CACI International
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  • Current relevance: Ukraine operating in decentralized unit need to maintain mobility while still maintaining capability
  • Importance in system providing identification and location to determine threat
  • Importance of system to network to other like systems, enhancing situational awareness amongst adjacent units
  • Importance of being able to relay information of threats to higher HQ, to increase commander’s awareness of operational picture

    16:45 Researching and Developing Next-Generation Kinetic C-UAS Capabilities to Support US Army Futures Command’s Modernization Efforts

    Mr David Goldstein

    Mr David Goldstein, C-UAS Lead, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
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  • Developing and testing weapon systems for the ballistic defeat of UAS
  • Completing the killchain with detection, tracking, and targeting capabilities
  • Expanding C-UAS defense capabilities for a maneuverable and multimission future force
  • 17:15 Testing, Evaluating and Integrating the US Army’s Future C-UAS Platforms

    Mr Brett Wade

    Mr Brett Wade, ATEC System (AST) Chair, Aviation and Fires Evaluation Directorate, US Army Test & Evaluation Command – Army Evaluation Center

  • ATEC’s T&E efforts in the past for various costumers.
  • Update on what T&E ATEC are doing now for various customers.
  • What we are posturing oneself to support near to out-year efforts associated with JCO led CDD-Inc1 and ACDD efforts
  • 17:45 Rapid Development and Evaluation of C-UAS Threats at the Counter-UAS Center of Excellence (COE)

    Dr Jamey Jacob

    Dr Jamey Jacob, Director, Counter-UAS Center of Excellence
    View Bio

  • Counter-UAS Center of Excellence Mission
  • Emerging Threat Assessment
  • Current Efforts and Path Forward
  • Government Agency and Corporate Involvement
  • 18:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Dr Craig Robin

    Dr Craig Robin, CEO, EO Solutions
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    C-UAS Operations Director, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    US Border Patrol
    Business Development Director
    Advanced Protection Systems
    Delegate of Bureau Rockets & Missiles - C-UAS Project Team, General Directorate Material Resources
    Belgian Armed Forces
    Permanent Professor and Head for Electrical and Computer Engineering
    US Air Force Academy
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head
    Us Air Force Academy
    Deputy Director
    Joint Integrated Air & Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO), Joint Staff J8
    Electronic Warfare Officer with JCO Technology Planning
    Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
    Project Project Manager, NATO Counter UAS Working Group, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions
    EO Solutions
    Counter-UAS Center of Excellence
    Associate Vice President for Research - National Security Initiative
    Unviversity of North Dakota
    PM for Directed Energy, C-sUAS
    US Army RCCTO
    Assistant Branch Chief, Strategy and Operations Directorate I 6, C-sUAS
    Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
    CUAS Cell Chief, 9th Air Force
    US Air Forces Central
    Senior Vice President and Strategic Advisor
    CACI International
    Policy Analyst and CUAS SME, Office of Maritime Security Response Policy
    US Coast Guard
    EW/C-UAS Officer
    10th SFG(A) GTEC
    Staff Officer Force Protection
    Royal Netherlands Air Force
    C-sUAS Program Manager
    Air National Guard
    VP Defence & Security
    Robin Radar Systems
    Senior Business Development Manager
    ATEC System (AST) Chair, Aviation and Fires Evaluation Directorate
    US Army Test & Evaluation Command – Army Evaluation Center
    Director, Business Development
    Black River Systems
    Director of Research and Development
    Northern Plains UAS Test Site
    Sales Director
    Kirintec Ltd
    C-UAS Lead
    US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
    Technical Surveillance Agent/Unmanned Aerial and CUAS Systems Program Coordinator of Criminal Investigations
    Virginia State Police
    Program Manager, Ground Based Air Defence, PEO Land Systems
    US Marine Corps
    Production Manager - Defence
    SAE Media Group
    Director, T&E Division, National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
    Department of Homeland Security
    Defense Business Development Manager
    Marss Group
    UAS Security Specialist, PM Section 383 Mitigation Program, UAS Security Division
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Business Development Director
    Weibel Scientific A/S
    VP Marketing
    Echodyne Corp.
    Head of Sales
    Kirintec Ltd
    EVP, Business Development and Sales
    Fortem Technologies
    Unit Chief / Supervisory Special Agent, Surveillance Emerging Technologies Unit
    Assistant Chair, Director of UAS Program
    University of North Dakota
    Director General R&D Innovation, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
    Defence Research and Development Canada
    Director, Unmanned Systems Technology (UxST)
    Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
    Former FBI Counter-UAS Program Manager
    Chairman & CEO
    D-Fend Solutions
    Program Analyst, C-UAS Program Management Office PMO
    Department of Homeland Security
    Product Manager & Team Lead Counter-UAS Solutions
    ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
    Air and Missile Defense Capability Area Lead
    US Army DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center
    Superintendent, C-sUAS Training, Defensive Base Operations Division
    US Air Force Directorate of Security Forces
    Air Capability C-UAS Delivery Team
    Royal Air Force
    SO1 CUAS Programme & Requirements Manager
    UK Joint CUAS Office – DE&S JSENS

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    Advanced Protection Systems

    Gold Sponsor

    Advanced Protection Systems from Gdynia creates pioneering FIELDctrl 3D MIMO radars and SKYctrl anti-drone systems that detect and neutralise unmanned aerial vehicles.

    The company independently develops, manufactures and implements every component of the technology in-house: from integrated circuits, electronics, mechatronics to software and final implementation.

    Advanced Protection Systems radar technologies protect key locations around the world. The company cooperates, among others, with telecommunication corporations from the Gulf region, the airport network in Norway, the Azoty Group and the Port of Gdynia.

    The SKYctrl system has been part of the equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces since the end of September and is already being used in the war zone.

    "So far, this is the best system that I and the other units have seen and experienced," shared one of the Ukrainian commanders.


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    Echodyne, the radar platform company, designs and delivers innovative, high performance, compact, solid-state radars built on proprietary Metamaterials ESA (MESA®) technology. Ideally suited for advanced 4D situational awareness, Echodyne’s commercially priced electronically scanned array radars are used by defense and government agencies, defense contractors, and security integrators for counter-UAS, portable ISR, border security, and critical infrastructure protection applications and autonomous machine developers for unmanned aerial and ground vehicle applications. Privately held, the company is based in Kirkland, Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Vanedge Capital, and Lux Capital among others. For more information, please visit: Echodyne.com

    ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

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    ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has been one of the leading German providers of design, integration, in-service support and operation of complex, security-related electronic and IT systems for five decades. ESG provides products and services for German and international customers from government authorities, the fields of defence and public security and industry. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the Bundeswehr (German Federal Armed Forces) and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Parts 21J/G and EASA Part 145. As a special systems company for mission avionics, simulation and training, as well as special deployment systems, ESG offers customized solutions. In the field of C-UAS, ESG is the lead system integrator for the GUARDION consortium and provider of the state-of-the-art C3I software ELYSION. In this role, ESG is currently supplying the German Armed Forces with C-UAS systems for field camp protection


    Gold Sponsor

    Kirintec has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of counter terrorism and has become a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist security equipment to customers throughout the world.

    Its range of life saving products include cutting edge Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) systems, highly capable Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (CUAS), Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) and a comprehensive range of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) products. As a company Kirintec designs and manufactures a complete range of cutting-edge technology products, putting substantial resources into the development of new products every year.

    K-CEMA and Sky Net solutions are our patented product to defeat UAS threats irrespective if it is one or a swarm of drones. Kirintec collaborate with best of breed C-UAS detection to identify and deliver the whole requirement and solution.

    The Ninja Counter-UAS system

    Gold Sponsor

    The Ninja Counter-UAS system was developed under contract from AFRL to Black River Systems Company, Inc. (Black River), as prime contractor. Black River along with its team comprising Trust Automation, (Trust) PAR Government (PAR) and OWT Global worked closely in partnership with government stakeholders to develop this capability of a protocol-based Radio Frequency C-UAS system with advanced signal processing, including sophisticated mitigation options. All four small businesses invested in intellectual property, independent research and development, and private equity toward this end. The Windtalker Counter-UAS sensor and Dowding common operating picture were created by Edgesource Corporation (Edgesource) and joined the Ninja system to create an elite precision takeover system with long range detection and unmatched analytics tools for premier airspace awareness. Because of the unique independent nature of the Ninja-Windtalker business, the Ninja Joint Business Alliance companies cooperate as a team to service the U.S. government’s needs for research, development, testing and evaluation, as well as procurement, and operations and maintenance of the Ninja-Windtalker suite of solutions. We ensure that we collectively provide the best value and capability with the primary focus to keep warfighters and resources safe. Currently deployed with all major branches of the United States Military, both Ninja & Windtalker are poised to transition into a program of record.

    Weibel Scientific A/S

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    Weibel Scientific is a high-tech company that since the 1970s has been dedicated to provide precision data for user all over the world. The modern day company develops and produces a wide range of tactical and instrumental X-band Doppler-based radars, utilizing CW, MFCW and FMCW waveforms for small object detection and tracking with high resolution in both the velocity and range domain. Weibel Scientific’s portfolio ranges from small muzzle velocity and fire director radars for anti-air artillery to radars for the full IAMD spectrum. The technology covers applications from counter drone operations around high value targets through SHORAD/LLAD to air surveillance radars for GBAD and upper tier air defence applications and BMD capable radars. Throughout the last 40 years, Weibel has provided more than 5000 radars to more than 50 countries.

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    Axient is an aerospace and defense company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama that has provided premier services and solutions to the Federal Government for more than three decades. Customers choose Axient because they know they can trust our people and count on our performance. With over 2200 employees and locations in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and the National Capital Region, Axient advances defense and civilian missions from aerospace to cyberspace with multidomain test and analysis, mission engineering and operations, and advanced technologies. We partner with our customers to identify and analyze their most important challenges and design solutions that turn challenges into breakthroughs to accelerate assured performance. With extensive domain expertise in defense and aerospace, we rapidly develop mission-enabling technologies that allow customers to move at mission speed. With an unwavering commitment to mission success, we make customers more capable, decisions more informed, systems more efficient, and outcomes more certain.



    CACI has supported national security for decades by providing expertise and technology that address our customers’ greatest enterprise and mission challenges. We provide counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) technologies designed to protect against evolving UAS threats with fixed-site, mobile, and on-the-move form factors that meet the UAS/drone defense needs of any environment. To learn how CACI is countering UAS and sUAS threats, visit caci.com.



    Convexum was founded in 2017 by young entrepreneurs from an IDF elite intelligence unit, with the mission of building an end-to-end counter-drone solution designed for dense urban areas, with no interference and no collateral damage.

    Led by top C-UAS experts and powered by the world’s elite counter-drone research team, Convexum developed a field-proven, technology-leading counter-drone solution that can effectively defend airports, prisons, oil & gas facilities, critical infrastructure, government facilities, mass events, and more. Convexum C-UAS solution automatically detects, tracks, takes over, and safely lands unauthorized commercial drones in a designated zone, without interfering with other communications nor creating any risks of collateral damage. The system covers a wide range of commercial drones that represent most commercial drones flown today around the world.

    It can be deployed in fixed, portable, and car-mounted modes to answer a wide range of use cases and requirements.

    D-Fend Solutions Ltd.


    D-Fend Solutions is the leading counter-drone takeover technology provider, enabling full control, safety and continuity during rogue drone incidents across complex and sensitive environments, to overcome both current and emerging drone threats. With hundreds of deployments worldwide, EnforceAir, the company’s flagship offering, focuses on the most dangerous drone threats in military, public safety, airport, prison, major event and critical infrastructure environments. D-Fend Solutions’ technology has been chosen as best-in-class and is in deployment at top-tier U.S. government agencies – including with U.S. military, federal law enforcement and homeland security – as well as major international airports globally. EnforceAir autonomously executes RF, cyber-takeovers of rogue drones for a safe landing and outcome, ensuring the smooth flow of communications, commerce, transportation and everyday life.

    Fortem Technologies


    Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, security, and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones. Through an advanced, end to end system of distributed radar, AI at the Edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors and defends the world’s venues, infrastructures, cities, and regions. The same system is accelerating the safety of the world’s airspace for urban air mobility.

    Robin Radar Systems


    Robin Radar Systems is a Netherlands-based technology leader in radar systems for tracking and classification of small targets. Combining affordable sensors with smart software, Robin provides actionable information to increase safety and security with its specialised bird and drone radars. Robin’s advanced drone detection radars are used at airports, and for protecting critical infrastructure, military installations, and security events the world over. Our flagship counter-drone radar, IRIS®, has the capacity to detect and track rogue drones, automatically distinguishing them from birds with full 360° coverage; providing essential support for military operations and VIP events. Robin’s installed base of radars is over 140 and counting. For more info visit www.robinradar.com

    TCI International, Inc,


    TCI International, Inc. is a global supplier of turnkey solutions for ITU-Compliant Spectrum Monitoring & Management, Communications Intelligence, direction finding and TDoA geolocation, and drone detection. TCI's diverse hardware and software engineering capabilities provide field-proven solutions to ITU regulatory agencies, the military, intelligence, and law enforcement for spectrum monitoring, intercept, collection, and geolocation. For more than 50 years, TCI has applied innovation to development of new capabilities and solutions enabling our partners to address emerging threats in the electronic warfare domain, with systems currently operating in more than 100 countries. TCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of SPX Corporation. SPX Corporation is a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, holding leadership positions in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation has approximately 4,000 employees in about 17 countries. SPX Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under "SPXC.".

    University of North Dakota


    The University of North Dakota is the state's oldest and largest university. Our mission is to provide transformative learning, discovery and community engagement opportunities for developing tomorrow's leaders. With 250+ highly accredited on-campus and online degrees, UND is educating leaders in engineering, medicine, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems.




    Amentum is a premier global leader in designing, engineering, managing and modernizing critical systems and programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. Driven to create a safer, smarter, cleaner world, we innovate as a team of inventive doers passionate about making a difference.

    Underpinned by a strong culture of ethics, safety and inclusivity, Amentum is fiercely committed to operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution.

    We have more than 36,000 employees in 72 countries in all seven continents.

    Media Partners

    UAS Weekly

    Official Media Partner

    UASweekly.com is an independent and authoritative source for Unmanned Aerial Systems and Drone industry news and information. Our industry-focused approach provides you with the latest news, product reviews, videos, and unbiased perspective on the UAS and commercial drone market.

    Media Partners


    Key Media Partners

    To connect people and companies who are passionate about advanced tech platforms with the plans, policies, programs, and information they need to succeed.

    Media Partners

    21st Century Asian Arms Race


    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.



    GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Subscribe to GeoConnexion magazines and sign up for free GeoConnexion Newsletters: visit GeoConnexion.com Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email: info@geoconnexion.com

    Uncrewed Systems Technology Magazine


    Uncrewed Systems Technology magazine focuses entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, at sea, in flight and even through the universe. The magazine is unique - the first ever publication to focus entirely on providing independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of uncrewed vehicles. It applies the same rigorous scientific approach to this brave new world as critically acclaimed Race Engine Technology has brought to the subject of racing powertrain technology. Published 6-times a year, we probe today's cutting-edge projects to provide in-depth research insights - rigorous investigation is backed by professional peer review and critical analysis.

    Defense Advancement


    DefenseAdvancement.com (DA) is a defense marketing and supplier sourcing platform, showcasing supplier capabilities across aerospace, land, naval and security domains. Operated by the team behind UnmannedSystemsTechnology.com, DA connects governments, armed forces and the entire defense and security supply chain, giving suppliers an online platform to showcase their technologies and capabilities.



    GovEvents is simply the fastest & easiest way to find Government & Military events happening all over the world. Find events by date, location, keyword, focus and more! You’ll find government & military-related conferences, tradeshows, expos, training sessions, and webcasts—all in one place!



    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
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    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

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    Unmanned Systems Technology


    Unmanned Systems Technology.com (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned systems. Our website and weekly e-newsletter provide up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in this sector – both military and commercial – to a global audience, with over 80,000 visitors from over 200 countries every month. Our comprehensive supplier profiles showcase products, services and capabilities in the unmanned land, sea and air vehicle industry.

    Microwave Journal


    Microwave Journal provides leading-edge technical content for RF, microwave and wireless engineers worldwide. MWJ the magazine reaches 50,000 qualified subscribers with practical design application articles for working engineers. MWJournal.com delivers the latest news, events, webinars, whitepapers, videos and newsletters to RF/microwave professionals. EDI CON China and USA events bring industry and engineers together for information exchange and education. For over 60 years, Microwave Journal has been THE resource for engineers who are developing infrastructure for the next-generation of wireless and defense technologies. www.mwjournal.com

    Homeland Security


    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

    Asian Military Review


    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

    My Dear Drone


    Are you a UAV Fan? MyDearDrone is perfect for you because it's a free, original and best community to learn everything from news, reviews, guides and much more about drone and it's technology. So come and experience the Quadcopter (UAV) world with us.

    Armada International


    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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