23 - 25 May, 2017 | London, UK

Main Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

Colonel (Retd) Bob Seddon

Former Principal Ammunition Technical Officer
British Army

9:05 am - 12:00 am Black Dart & The Future Of C-UAS Trialling

•    Briefing on the Black Dart Exercise – lessons learnt and future plans for C-UAS exercises
•    JIAMDO perspective on C-UAS and current technologies equipped to deal with countering UAS
•    Requirements, priorities for the future and message to industry
Richard Glitz, Technical Director at Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

Richard Glitz

Technical Director
Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

•    The employment of kinetic and non-kinetic C-UAS solutions, their pros and cons, and the reality of their use in different battlespace environments
•    The cost benefit conundrum – how to ensure that the cost of engagement doesn’t outweigh the cost of a UAS
•    Industry’s role in shaping a C-UAS enterprise – translating requirements into reality
•    Preferences of attribution over engagement?

Colonel Colonel Nick Sawyer

Commander, JT GBAD

Colonel Colonel Douglas White

TRADOC Capabilities Manager ADA Brigade and Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Fires Center of Excellence, US Army

Richard Glitz, Technical Director at Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

Richard Glitz

Technical Director
Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

10:25 am - 10:55 am Morning Coffee & Networking

10:55 am - 11:25 am 360 Degree Protection: Merging C-UAV And Air Defence To Prepare For Future Threats

•    Global strategic trends in air defence acquisition and modernisation – what significance does the UAS threat play?
•    Successes and failures of current systems in use by global militaries to detect and engage with UAS
•    The need for C-UAS training

Riki Ellison

Chairman and Founder
Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance

11:25 am - 11:55 am Protecting Manoeuvre Forces From UAS Threat And The Global Lessons From Recent Conflicts

•    UK’s approach to countering the UAS threat in the manoeuvre battlespace
•    Understanding the global use of UAS in recent conflicts and the lessons from a Land perspective
•    Update on Jt GBAD C-UAS developments

Colonel Colonel Nick Sawyer

Commander, JT GBAD

11:55 am - 12:25 pm Adapting Conventional Air Defence Thinking To The UAS Threat In Europe

•    How is US Army Europe approaching the growing threat of UAS in Europe?
•    Air defence filter adaptations to ensure that small UAS aren’t missed in the battlespace
•    Resurrecting the vitality of air defence since the end of the permissive operating era
•    Current systems under consideration by US Army Europe to defend against enemy drones

Colonel Colonel Brian Adams

Deputy Chief of Plans, Chief, Air and Missile Defense
US Army Europe

12:25 pm - 1:25 pm Lunch & Networking

1:25 pm - 12:00 am The Italian Army’s Development Of C-UAS TTPs

•    Briefing on the Italian Army’s work on C-UAS
•    Conceptualising the threat of drones in the battlespace
•    Perspectives on countermeasures: what does the Italian Army view as an optimum response?

Colonel Colonel Gioacchino Violante

Armament Branch Chief
Italian Army General Staff

4:30 pm - 12:00 am Improving Detection And Identification To Prevent Insidious UAS Attacks And Surveillance Activities

•    Feedback from the Turkish Air Force’s implementation of different C-UAS systems
•    Dealing with emerging air defence threats and impact on current counter-Daesh operations
•    TTPs around C-UAS

Captain Captain Mehmet Oncu

UAS Project Management Officer, Plans & Principles Division
Turkish Air Force

3:00 pm - 12:00 am Afternoon Tea & Networking

3:30 pm - 12:00 am Nato’s Perspective On The Small UAS Threat And Its Role In Developing Countermeasures

•    Defining the challenge: What are the most critical challenges facing NATO nations; How is COTS UAS technology changing and what impact will this have on future operations
•    Defining the NATO approach and response to the emerging UAS threat
•    Establishing a framework for multinational cooperation in this domain

Osman Tasman

Secretary, Joint Capability Group GBAD

4:00 pm - 12:00 am Working Towards A Counter-ISR Programme For UAS

•    NCIA’s work on enemy UAS in the ISR domain
•    When not to engage: knowing what information a UAS is trying to gather, and what can be done to minimize the exposure of that information
•    Developing a programme to investigate counter-ISR methods against enemy drones
•    Looking to Ukraine and Syria as starting points for developing requirements

Dr Dr Cristian Coman

Joint ISR

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chairman's Closing Remrks & Close of Conference