16 - 18 April, 2019 | UK

Agenda Day 2

8:00 am - 8:55 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:55 am - 9:00 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:40 am PROTECTING CRITICAL ASSETS BY INVESTING INTO STRATEGIC COUNTER-UAS TECHNOLOGY

Major General Glenn A Bramhall - Special Assistant to the Director Army National Guard, US National Guard
·          Evaluating mission-deployment of counter-UAS defence systems
·          Employing lightweight laser designator radars and networking sensors to identify origin of the UAS
·          Coupling non-kinetic and kinetic methods of engagement: utilizing electronic tools and miniature aerial munition to defeat adversarial unmanned platforms
·          Mitigating capability gaps and determining procurement priorities for the future decade
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Major General Glenn A Bramhall

Special Assistant to the Director Army National Guard
US National Guard

9:40 am - 10:20 am INTEGRATING ALL TIERS OF GBAD TO COUNTER DRONES: RHEINMETALL’S PATRIOT AND BELOW CONCEPT

Colonel Fabian Ochsner - Head of Business Development and Marketing, Rheinmetall Air Defence
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Colonel Fabian Ochsner

Head of Business Development and Marketing
Rheinmetall Air Defence

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am INCORPORATING A MODULAR COUNTER-UAS APPROACH FOR THE GERMANY ARMY

Colonel Klaus-Peter Kiser - Chief of Branch, Intelligence, Surveillance &Reconnaissance (ISR) Branch, ACCDC III, German Army
·          Assessing methods to enhance close air defence against small UAS and swarms of mini UASs
·          Upgrading mobile defence systems and incorporating Counter-UAS technology on mounted platforms
·          Evaluating future kinetic capabilities, including directed energy, high power microwave weapons, and high fire rate munitions
·          Examining current technical studies and the potential of air-to-air (drone on drone) defeat of adversarial UAS
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Colonel Klaus-Peter Kiser

Chief of Branch, Intelligence, Surveillance &Reconnaissance (ISR) Branch, ACCDC III
German Army

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Prof Garik Markarian

CEO Rinicom Ltd
Lancaster University & Rinicom Ltd

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Dr Sean Sonander

Managing Director
RNC Avionics Ltd

Steven Kwan Wai Wing

Division Manager Defence
ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems) Pte Ltd

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm COUNTER-UAS, A UK GBAD PERSPECTIVE

Colonel Giles H Malec - Commander Joint-GBAD, Briti
·          Preparing troops for the future threat environment: outlining emerging requirements and capability gaps
·          Assessing current capabilities and ways to enhance short-range air defence
·          Identifying procurement priorities and development plans
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Colonel Giles H Malec

Commander Joint-GBAD
Briti

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm PERSPECTIVE FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON WAYS TO DEFEAT THE GROWING THREAT OF UAVs

Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts - Head of the NLD Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre, Royal Netherlands Army
·          Exploiting and redefining existing equipment to rapidly respond to the UAS threat
·          Advancing ISR capabilities to achieve intelligence dominance and predict UAS flight patterns
·          Integrating cutting-edge optical systems to advance detection and identification of Group 1 drones
·          Examining the use of eagles to take down hostile UASs
·          Identifying long-term procurement plans and objectives 
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Lieutenant Colonel Frank Zwarts

Head of the NLD Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre
Royal Netherlands Army

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm UPGRADING STATIC FORCE PROTECTION BY DETECTING UAS AT GREATER DISTANCES

Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Eng. Guillermo Jenaro de Mencos - Head of Engineering, Aerial Platforms at Logistic Command,
 
·          Establishing characteristics and performance patterns of hostile UAS
·          Determining methods to detect and destroy small, diverse UAS with different trajectories using active and passive sensors
·          Analysing feedback from operational units on recently procured CUAS system for static force protection
·          Assessing deployability of existing systems and evaluating emerging requirement for mobile force protection
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Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Eng. Guillermo Jenaro de Mencos

Head of Engineering, Aerial Platforms at Logistic Command

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: KEEPING PACE WITH UAS DEVELOPMENT

·          Improving quality and quantity of warning to increase effectiveness of Counter-UAS measures
·          Utilizing joint data networks to promulgate data to lowest possible echelon
·          Achieving a Common Operating Picture (COP) to advance Soldiers’ understanding of the battlespace 

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE