17 - 19 April, 2018 | London, UK

Agenda Day 3

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

8:55 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:40 am INVESTIGATING LAYERED COUNTER-UAS SYSTEMS AND NETWORKED AIR DEFENCE CAPABILITIES

Brigadier General David P. Komar - Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC US Army
 
·          Outlining current experimentation to upgrade EW capability
·          Enhancing tethered intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
·          Incorporating a system of systems approach to interconnect the tri-services and achieve network-centricity
·          Procuring vehicle-mounted technology to augment mobile force protection for foreign deployment
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Brigadier General David P. Komar

Director of Capabilities Developments Directorate ARCIC
US Army

9:40 am - 10:20 am DEVELOPING A C-UAS CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND SETTING THE TRAJECTORY FOR DEVELOPMENT

Lieutenant Colonel Grégoire Bondet de la Bernardie - , Head of Studies and Prospective Artillery School French Ministry of Defence
·          Designing joint forces concepts and developing a Counter-UAS doctrine
·          Determining future requirements to innovate defence and modernise force protection against unmanned and autonomous systems
·          Examining recent developments and results of current experimentation 
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Lieutenant Colonel Grégoire Bondet de la Bernardie

, Head of Studies and Prospective Artillery School
French Ministry of Defence

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

11:00 am - 11:40 am DEFEATING THE THREAT OF UAS IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATION

Colonel David Shank - Commander, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, US Army
·          Assessing methods to close the SHORAD capability gap in the European context
·          Integrating CMIC and Stryker vehicles to advance force protection, enhance force projection, and deter adversaries
·          Evaluating short-term and long-term requirements to detect and intercept hostile UAS in Europe
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Colonel David Shank

Commander, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command,
US Army

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: UKRAINIAN EXPERIENCE WITH DEFEATING ADVERSARIAL UAS

Major General Borys Kremenetskyi - Defence Attache
·          Identifying operational requirements and acquisition priorities
·          Evaluating methods to network C2 to accelerate rapidity of response to hostile UAS
·          Assessing operational requirements to finalise imminent procurement priorities
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Major General Borys Kremenetskyi

Defence Attache

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm C-UAS, NOT ONLY TECHNICALLY, BUT ALSO TACTICALLY SPEAKING

Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara - Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery Spanish Army
·          Examining the UAS threat
·          Decomplexifying  the battlespace
·          Outlining GBAD systems: old and new ones
·          Evaluating the solutions: GBAD doctrine, cluster concept
·          Tactices against UAS: method of Operation and weapon engagement zone
·          Identification criteria: rules of engagement and air space management
·          Overview of examples and lessons learned
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Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara

Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery
Spanish Army

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (ROE) AND RISK MANAGEMENT

·          Stipulating a proactive, threat-defeat approach
·          Assessing countermeasures against IED-equipped UAS
·          Outlining R&D, experimentation, and the 'Hard Kill Challenge'

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

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm FILLING THE AIR DEFENSE GAP IN EUROPE

Riki Ellison - Chairman and Founder Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance
 
·          Examining the cost of interception and solution selection for missions in different operating environments
·          De-complexifying airspace and using non-kinetic methods of engagement to neutralise the UAS threat in a cost-effective manner
·          Speeding up the kill chain and determining ways to upgrade counter-UAS training 

Riki Ellison

Chairman and Founder
Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm DETERMINING RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTING COUNTER-UAS LEGISLATION

Colonel Christophe Michel - Secretary General , French SGDSR
·          Evaluating legislative challenges associated with establishing a UAS doctrine
·          Examining French law enforcement and regulations for private UAVs operating in national territory
·          Implementing counter-UAS legislation and monitoring civilian use of Group 1 drones
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Colonel Christophe Michel

Secretary General
, French SGDSR

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