SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the inaugural Counter UAS Homeland Security Conference taking place on February 8-9, 2023, in Arlington, VA, USA.

With the growing proliferation and use of small drones and UAS technology in daily life, and the safety and privacy concerns resulting from this, the Biden Administration announced the first Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan in April 2022. This Government approach aims to expand the protections currently in place against the criminal use of drones, to ensure consistent safeguarding of the airspace, communications spectrums, individual privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights.

Counter UAS Homeland Security 2023 will showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that civilians, domestic infrastructure, borders and all aspects of homeland security are protected from the criminal use of drones.

  • Learn about the Biden Administration's Domestic Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Action Plan and the priorities and objectives it seeks to achieve.
  • Hear from leading US DoD and Homeland Security experts on how they are combatting the criminal use of drones and UAS
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks
  • Meet industry solution providers to discover how to leverage their C-UAS platforms

Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tom Adams

Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance
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8:30 Maintaining Domestic C-UAS Protection and Prosecuting Criminal UAS Operators

Mr Michael Torphy

Mr Michael Torphy, Unit Chief, Surveillance and Emerging Technology Unit, FBI
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- Risk posed to the American people by careless and criminal usage of UAS
- Providing protection at mass gatherings and National Special Security Events (NSSEs)
- Developing consistency in training and standards across the public safety C-UAS community

9:00 Addressing threats and synchronising C-UAS activities

Mr Blake Stone

Mr Blake Stone, C-sUAS Policy Analyst and Integrator, Strategy and Policy Division, Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
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- Role of the Joint Counter-small Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) in creating a framework for addressing threats to the homeland
- Overview of the current requirements and testing of domestic C-UAS
- Establishment of the counter UAS academy at Fort Still

9:30 Security, Privacy, and Darn Drones!

Mr Leo McCloskey

Mr Leo McCloskey, VP Marketing, Echodyne Corp.
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• Understanding the threat posed by drones to government and critical infrastructure and operations
• Developing advanced technologies for detecting, tracking and identifying drone intruders
• Practical and legal obstacles for securing communities and countries

10:00 Morning Coffee

10:30 Ensuring Continuous Advancement of C-UAS Technology and Innovation in the Department of Defense

Mr William Beasley

Mr William Beasley, Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
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- Advisory function of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
- Necessity of technological advancement to maintain operational superiority
- Current critical technologies in development to counter emerging uncrewed arial threats

11:00 Detection and Classification of UAS in Complex Environments

Mr Lars Krogh Vammen

Mr Lars Krogh Vammen, Business Development Director, Weibel Scientific A/S
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• Characteristics of the UAS threat
• How to uphold performance in clutter rich environments
• How to get inside your opponents’ OODA loop
• There is no “one ring to rule them all” - It’s a system thing


11:30 Prosecuting the C-sUAS Mission: More than Just the Material Solution

Mr Shaan Shaikh

Mr Shaan Shaikh, Associate Director & Associate Fellow, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
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• Understanding why C-sUAS has become an essential part of air defense
• The small UAS challenge: high threat capacity, extreme time compression, and various C2 issues
• Outlining solutions and how the fundamentals of air defense can guide us forward
• Highlighting critical, unresolved questions about the C-sUAS mission: operations, acquisition policies and culture, and integration with current air defense platforms

12:00 Commercial Drones In War: A C-UAS Perspective

Mrs. Danielle McCormick

Mrs. Danielle McCormick, Director of Strategy & Head of C-sUAS Portfolio, Edgesource Corporation
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• A review of commercial drone activity within Ukraine
• Commercial drone TTPs from the battlefield
• The increasing importance and impact of spoofing
• Why field forensics and rapid aircraft analysis matter
• Connecting battlefield observations and lessons to the homeland

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Creating Multidomain CUAS by Integration of Land-Based and Airborne RF Capabilities

Mr Dan Hermansen

Mr Dan Hermansen, CEO, MyDefence LLC and MyDefence A/S
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• The UAS/CUAS value chain
• Integrated sensor networks
• Combining land-based and airborne RF capabilities
• Infrastructure based situational awareness

14:00 Theory and Marketing are not Enough in Times of Real Threat: SKYctrl as a Battlefield-Proven C-UAS

Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek

Captain (Ret.) Dariusz Wichniarek, Business Development Director, Advanced Protection Systems SA
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• Ultra-precise 3D MIMO FIELDctrl radar as a heart of APS SKYctrl CUAS
• Composition and performance of APS SKYctrl CUAS
• Application of APS SKYctrl CUAS in homeland security

14:30 Future of Counter UAS protection: US Army development and implementation of Directed Energy weapon systems

Mr William (Cody) Swinford

Mr William (Cody) Swinford, Assistant Product Manager, Directed Energy Program Office (DEPO) C-sUAS, Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
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- Transformation to a Multi-Domain capable force through C-sUAS stakeholder coordination
- C-sUAS Modernization strategy to develop laser and high-power microwave technology
- Overview of Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) and Army Future Command (AFC) Directed Energy prototype fielding efforts

15:00 Stone Soup: The Benefits of Cooperation

Mr Brad Pasho

Mr Brad Pasho, Foreign Military Sales Analyst, Axient
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15:30 Panel Discussion: Securing the Airspace

- Using drones safely
- Ensuring security of drones from cyber threats
- Unmanned traffic management priorities with UAS

Mr Darshan Divakaran

Mr Darshan Divakaran, Head of Airspace Innovation & Prime Partnerships, AFWERX
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Mr Grant Farnsworth

Mr Grant Farnsworth, Air Force Strategic Policy Fellow, The White House, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science
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Mr Steven Willoughby

Mr Steven Willoughby, Director for Aviation and Surface Transportation Security, National Security Council, Executive Office of The President, The White House
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16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 Countering the Evolving Challenges and Threats of UAS Activity at the SLTT Level

Mr DJ Smith

Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent, Unmanned Aerial & CUAS Program Coordinator, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police
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- Challenges of nefarious UAS activity to state law enforcement
- Current C-UAS technology used by Virginia State Police
- Impact of the Peters-Johnson Bill on providing local law enforcement with the framework to counter threats

17:00 C-UAS & the Future of the Drone Economy

Mr Yoav Zaltzman

Mr Yoav Zaltzman, CEO, Convexum
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• Why it is urgent to define and adopt a Homeland CUAS strategy
• What it takes to protect the sky without disrupting other operations
• What are the technological characteristics of an ideal C-UAS solution

17:30 The Growing Capabilities of Hobby/DIY UAS

Mr Paul Nurkkala

Mr Paul Nurkkala, DRL Allianz World Drone Racing Champion, Drone Racing League
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• Outlining the surprising potential of DIY drones: key considerations
• Learning from the Hobby Industry to test UAS and C-UAS systems
• Showcasing the capabilities of hobby drones

18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Mr Tom Adams

Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance
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18:10 Drinks Reception Hosted by SAE Media Group

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tom Adams

Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance
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9:00 Mitigating threats from UAS whilst protecting the rights of lawful owners

Mr Brent Cotton

Mr Brent Cotton, Director, C-UAS Program Management Office, Department of Homeland Security
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- Impact of the Preventing Emerging Threats Act on C-UAS policy
- Assessing and defining a credible threat to homeland security
- Looking to the future: staying ahead of UAS developments

9:30 Border Security: Mitigating UAS Threats on the US-Mexico Border

Mr Glenn McArthur

Mr Glenn McArthur, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent - Intelligence Liaison, U.S. Border Patrol
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- Current situation regarding the use of UAS platforms to transport narcotics
- Impact of illegal UAS activity on the American public and law enforcement officers
- Future capabilities

10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor - SAIC

Mr Jeremy Davidson

Mr Jeremy Davidson, Sys Eng Sr Mgr - CUAS Lead, SAIC
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10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Department of Justice (DOJ): Counter UAS legislation to put protection in the hands of those who need it.

Mr Colin Ross

Mr Colin Ross, Attorney Advisor, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice
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- The increasing and evolving criminal use of UAS platforms
- The implications of the National Action Plan and related Congressional efforts for the public safety and national security communities’ ability to Counter UAS threats
- Department initiatives to prosecute most serious and malicious use of UAS

11:30 Social impacts of C-UAS in metropolitan areas: insights from the EU

Dr Bruno Oliveira Martins

Dr Bruno Oliveira Martins, Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
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- C-UAS are surveillance systems that impact on different dimensions of urban life
- Increasing societal resilience in metropolitan areas require increasing civil-military collaboration
- The presentation provides empirical analysis focusing on how different EU countries have addressed this issue

12:00 Base protection: Development of the ASUL system for German Air Defense

Mr Dennis Wilhelm

Mr Dennis Wilhelm, Civil Servant, Bundeswehr
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- Previous limitations of Bundeswehr Counter-UAS technology
- Capability of the containerised ASUL system in detecting, classifying, identifying, and combating UAS
- Successful deployment of the ASUL system at the 2022 G7 Summit in Elmau (Bavarian Alps)

12:30 C-UAS; A Unit Commander’s Perspective

Wing Commander Sam Wiseman

Wing Commander Sam Wiseman, Officer Commanding No 2 Force Protection C-UAS Wing, Royal Air Force
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- Journey from concept to operational delivery.
- Current and future direction of travel.
- Key lessons.

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Protecting critical infrastructure and national assets across the US

Mr Brandon Wales

Mr Brandon Wales, Executive Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
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- Role of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency (CISA)
- Outline of the potential risks posed by these systems to critical infrastructure
- New age of theft: threats posed to intellectual property within secure locations
- Examples of offensive and non-kinetic mitigation techniques

14:30 Ensuring the security and protection of the UK’s civil nuclear infrastructure

Superintendent Anthony Cole

Superintendent Anthony Cole, Operational Unit Commander - Sellafield, Civil Nuclear Constabulary
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- Future threat: Uncrewed Arial Systems and their implication on critical infrastructure security
- Overview of the Civil Nuclear Police Authorities Counter-UAS Strategic Plan
- Creation of a framework to assess, develop and operate tactical capabilities

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Defining industrial aviation standards for Counter-UAS implementation

Ms Karan Hofmann

Ms Karan Hofmann, Program Director, RTCA
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- Necessity of a homogenised and safe introduction of C-UAS technology at airports
- EUROCAE working group: developing capabilities with C-UAS stakeholders
- Standardising interoperability through defined requirement and characteristic guidelines

16:00 Ensuring the safe and secure operation of UAS

Mr Ryan Berry

Mr Ryan Berry, Manager, UAS Security Division, Federal Aviation Administration
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- Potential impact of non-compliant UAS activity on the American public and critical infrastructure
- Coordinating with authorized federal partners on C-UAS actions under The Preventing Emerging Threats
Act to ensure safety of the NAS
- Looking to the future: understanding the safety impacts of the use of UAS detection and mitigation systems

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Mr Tom Adams

Mr Tom Adams, Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance
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Business Development Director
Advanced Protection Systems SA
Senior Researcher
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
C-sUAS Policy Analyst and Integrator, Strategy and Policy Division
Joint Counter-sUAS Office (JCO)
Foreign Military Sales Analyst
Executive Director
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Director, C-UAS Program Management Office
Department of Homeland Security
Attorney Advisor, Office of Law & Policy, National Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
MyDefence LLC and MyDefence A/S
Head of Airspace Innovation & Prime Partnerships
Civil Servant
Technical Surveillance Agent, Unmanned Aerial & CUAS Program Coordinator, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Virginia State Police
Assistant Chief Patrol Agent - Intelligence Liaison
U.S. Border Patrol
Air Force Strategic Policy Fellow
The White House, Executive Office of the President, Office of Science
Sys Eng Sr Mgr - CUAS Lead
Business Development Director
Weibel Scientific A/S
VP Marketing
Echodyne Corp.
Unit Chief, Surveillance and Emerging Technology Unit
DRL Allianz World Drone Racing Champion
Drone Racing League
Manager, UAS Security Division
Federal Aviation Administration
Associate Director & Associate Fellow, Missile Defense Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Director for Aviation and Surface Transportation Security, National Security Council
Executive Office of The President, The White House
Co-Founder and CEO
Assistant Product Manager, Directed Energy Program Office (DEPO) C-sUAS
Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO)
Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
Director of Strategy & Head of C-sUAS Portfolio
Edgesource Corporation
Program Director
Operational Unit Commander - Sellafield
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Officer Commanding No 2 Force Protection C-UAS Wing
Royal Air Force

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Preliminary Attendee List (as of February 1, 2023)


Full Conference Agenda


Short Conference Agenda


Interview with Conference Chair - Mr Tom Adams Co-Founder and CEO, AeroVigilance


Sponsors and Exhibitors


Gold Sponsor

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

Edgesource Corporation

Gold Sponsor

Edgesource provides a complete package of advanced sUAS/CsUAS technical development to include rapid prototyping, technical exploitation, digital forensics, systems & software engineering, integration, and post-deployment systems and software support services. The team provides complex systems analysis, design and development, and rapid prototyping for C5ISR systems, sensors, sUAS and C-sUAS technologies for battlefield advantage.


Gold Sponsor

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s technology transformation. Our secure high-end solutions across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets include engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 26,000 employees and annual revenues of about $7.4 billion.

Weibel Scientific A/S

Gold Sponsor

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.


Advanced Protection Systems


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.



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.



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.

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.

MyDefence A/S


MyDefence is an OEM technology company specializing in C-UAS RF products and emerging technology integration.

MyDefence leverages a deep understanding of military, governmental and corporate operational needs to protect against malicious use of drones.

MyDefence offers a layered modular solution for drone detection and defeat.

We design, develop, produce, and deliver versatile solutions - static, man-portable, and mobile systems.

We offer our customers modular, scalable, flexible, solutions that can operate independently, or integrate into other existing network architectures.

Our products are reduced in Size, Weight, Power and Cost, and those advantages combined with our operationally tested and proven form factor - offer unrivalled configuration options and abilities for the end user.

MyDefence integrated number of 3rd party sensors and effectors to provide the best C-UAS system, based on our own sensors and C2 system with full Sensor Fusion capability.

Our commitment to provide the best solutions involves constant development and research.

We are here to protect our customers from malicious use of drones.

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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.

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.

Defence Global


Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.



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Robotics Tomorrow


RoboticsTomorrow.com is an Online Trade Magazine featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Industrial Automation, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicle industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.

UAS Weekly


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.

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