17 - 19 April, 2018 | London, UK

Concept Development and Experimentation Day

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Registration and Coffee

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm NATO SACT THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Brigadier General Henrik Sommer - Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Engineering and Innovation NATO HQ SACT
·          Assessing threats posed by LSS UAS to critical assets and deployed troops
·          Establishing a Counter-UAS conceptual framework to advance development of technical requirements
·          Examining current experimentation, research initiatives and results of the Autonomy Programme
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Brigadier General Henrik Sommer

Assistant Chief of Staff for Capability Engineering and Innovation
NATO HQ SACT

 
·          Overview of fundamental vulnerabilities of systems for UAS
·          Vulnerabilities introduced at the design stage
·          Weaknesses introduced through software and hardware
·          Examples of prototype C-UAS systems for commercial drones
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Dr. Darren Ansell

Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead
University of Central Lancashire

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm OPERATIONAL AND TACTICAL ASPECTS OF THE C-UAV TECHNOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kratky - Department of Air Defence Systems University of Defence in Brno
·          Overview of the challenges of defending against small UAVs
·          Analysing general principles, concepts, and doctrine
·          Enhancing detection by incorporating, radars, infrared, optical, and acoustic sensors
·          Assessing optimal elimination : lethal and non-lethal
·          Examining experimentation conducted by the University of Defence in Brno
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Dr. Ing. Miroslav Kratky

Department of Air Defence Systems
University of Defence in Brno

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm COFFEE AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING UAS CAPABILITES AND DEFINING FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE DEFENCE SYSTEMS


·          Defining UAS doctrine, concepts, and rules of engagement
·          Understanding the trajectory of development of unmanned aircraft systems
·          Accumulating resources to adapt to the changing nature of the threat