16 - 18 April, 2019 | Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF UAS AND THE NEED FOR IMPROVED AIR DEFENCE

Dr Juanita Christensen - Director, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Centre, US Army
·          Developing improved air defences to meet the threat of rapidly developing UAS
·          Prioritising technological superiority in order to deliver effective C-UAS to the hands of warfighters
·          Research into current trends that will effect the future C-UAS capabilities
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Dr Juanita Christensen

Director, Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Centre
US Army

9:50 am - 10:30 am INTERNATIONAL C-UAS COOPERATION THROUGH EXERCISE AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

Major Alexander Bayliss - Force Design, Directorate of Capability, British Army Headquarters
·          Exercise Autonomous Warrior and its findings, lessons and areas for further discussion
·          Technological developments in UAS and the extend to which this will drive C-UAS capability gaps
·          Effective C-UAS force design beyond 2025 and adapting to new threats
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Major Alexander Bayliss

Force Design, Directorate of Capability
British Army Headquarters

10:30 am - 11:10 am DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN READINESS AND MAXIMISE EFFECT

Colonel Cornelius Kliesing - Head of Capability, Situation, Analysis & Development Branch, German Army HQ
·          Assessing capability gaps in order to identify where priorities should be
·          Focusing on interoperability in order to better share information, overcome challenges and validate the development of your own C-UAS capabilities
·          Integrating surveillance and engagement capabilities to deliver maximum effect in identifying and engaging hostile UAS
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Colonel Cornelius Kliesing

Head of Capability, Situation, Analysis & Development Branch
German Army HQ

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CONSOLIDATING AIR DEFENCE THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CLEARER C-UAS TRAINING DOCTRINE

Brigadier General Brian Gibson - Commandant, Air Defence Artillery School, US Army
·          Keeping C-UAS training capabilities up to date and in line with technological developments in industry
·          Integrating a greater appreciation of height and reach into ground forces training for better battlefield awareness
·          More attention to interoperability through multi-national training exercises in order to develop shared understanding and mutual cooperation
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Brigadier General Brian Gibson

Commandant, Air Defence Artillery School
US Army

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm C-UAS, NOT ONLY TECHNICALLY, BUT ALSO TACTICALLY SPEAKING

Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara - Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery, Spanish Army
·          Conceptualizing future threat and how it will affect the development of training and tactics
·          Evaluating past methods against the context of UAS development
·          Establishing a clear framework for effective tactics against hostile UAS
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Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara

Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery
Spanish Army

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm CASE STUDY: UKRAINIAN EXPERIENCE WITH DEFEATING ADVERSARIAL UAS

Confirmed representative from - Ukraine, Ukrainian Armed Forces
·          Examining adversarial use of UAS for surveillance and offensive purposes in eastern Ukraine
·          Evaluating current capabilities and technological requirements to enhance troop protection and counter insurgency
·          Assessing engagement methods to disrupt operation of malicious drones
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Confirmed representative from

Ukraine
Ukrainian Armed Forces

·          Adapting and repurposing existing C-UAS capabilities to improve rapid response to threats
·          The importance of improving ISR to predict UAS flight patterns and demonstrate superior awareness
·          Integrating sophisticated sensor systems to increase the effectiveness of detecting and classifying small UAS
·          Update on current approaches in the Netherlands and plans to develop capabilities to meet future threats
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Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff

Incoming Head, Netherlands Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre
Royal Netherlands Army

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm AGILITY IN C-UAS APPROACH TO PREPARE FOR UNIQUE THREATS

Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner - C-UAS Team Chief, USCENTCOM
·          Unique nature of Middle-Eastern environment and the need to develop effective C-UAS capabilities and strategy to operate there
·          Training forces to be capable of neutralising small UAS threats and reacting to their manoeuvre
·          The evolving nature of small UAS tactics and frameworks to implement that can aid in the delivery of future success
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Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner

C-UAS Team Chief
USCENTCOM

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm EXPLOITING RADAR MICRO-DOPPLER FOR SMALL UAS CLASSIFICATION

Dr Clayton Stewart - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London
·          Discussion on detecting and tracking small drones using Multistatic Doppler radar
·          Micro-Doppler phenomenology and it’s use in target classification
·          Discussion of UCL field experiments classifying small UAS and various large birds
·          Estimating payload weight from Micro-Doppler signatures
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Dr Clayton Stewart

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University College London

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE

Mr Tony Reeves - Director, Level 7 Expertise
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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise