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

Conference Day Two

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: CREATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE C-UAS CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

Lieutenant General Thomas Sharpy - Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation, NATO
·          Establishing C-UAS priorities that can direct a versatile and effective approach to a rapidly changing industry
·          Coordinating different approaches to C-UAS in order to establish effective multi-layered defence capabilities
·          Setting requirements to meet future UAS threats which have to the potential to exert much more influence on operations
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Lieutenant General Thomas Sharpy

Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation
NATO

9:50 am - 10:30 am VALIDATION AND EVALUATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE C-UAS SYSTEMS

Commander Ashley Pankop - Operations Chief, Joint Deployable Analysis Team, US Navy
·          Testing and evaluation for hard-kill Counter-UAS capabilities
·          Data analysis and exploitation to validate the most effective solutions
·          Importance of versatility in establishing long-term C-UAS plans that can adapt in line with technological developments
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Commander Ashley Pankop

Operations Chief, Joint Deployable Analysis Team
US Navy

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am CASE STUDY: ADAPTABLE, IMPROVISED AND LETHAL DRONES EMPLOYED BY ISIS

General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati - Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor, Iraq
·          The ISIS four-page checklist: Mission type (spy, bombing, training). Location (city, province). Drone components (motor, bomb, ignition). Operation (successful or not)
·          How were drones countered when recovering the city of Mosul?
·          Countering the construction of drones by ISIS / ISIL
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General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati

Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor
Iraq

The development of UAS capabilities and the growth of its potential in terms of size, utility and ability to be dealt with poses a plethora of challenges and demands an approach which can be comprehensive and able to adapt to the threats it faces. It demands an approach which is flexible to the changing nature of UAS but structured enough for long term goals to be realised and effective Counter UAS to be nurtured.
 
·          What exactly should we be preparing for?
·          What is our concept of the future threat and how will it challenge us?
·          Up to what level should this be a priority and how will it change the way our forces operate as a whole?
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Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff

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

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Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Parrott

GBAD Plans & Transformation, Capability Ground Manoeuvre
British Army Headquarters

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Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·          Validating the success of current C-UAS capabilities for future improvements and adaptations
·          Examining trends in UAS development in order to prioritise the development of more effective means of identifying and engaging hostile UAS
·          Setting coherent frameworks to set up for long term C-UAS success
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Colonel Claudio Icardi

Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation
Italian Armed Forces

·          Procuring weapons systems that can be used in synergy with other units and functions
·          Identifying the correct solutions for specific operational requirements and ensuring that equipment exceeds them
·          Future development of C-UAS capabilities that can be technologically advanced and robust enough for long term success
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Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Warner

R&T Officer, C-UAS Branch, The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
Bundeswehr

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm ESTABLISHING THE STRUCTURE FOR LONG TERM C-UAS SUCCESS

Mr Nico Busschaert - GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements, Belgian MoD General Staff
·          Generating C-UAS requirements that can be adapted and developed in line with advances in UAS capabilities
·          Overcoming the challenges of the rapidly changing UAS industry by formulating effective doctrine
·          Priorities for C-UAS capability development in preparation for future threats
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Mr Nico Busschaert

GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements
Belgian MoD General Staff

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm DEVELOPING COUNTER-UAS DOCTRINE THAT CAN BE LEGALLY SOUND AND OPERATIONALLY EFFECTIVE

Colonel Christophe Michel - Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security, French Government
·          Strategies for the short and long-term to counter the threat of hostile drones
·          Risk-based analysis of drones in the French national airspace
·          Balancing regulations with counter-drone capability and trying to establish a clear Counter UAS doctrine
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Colonel Christophe Michel

Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security
French Government