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 INCORPORATING A MODULAR COUNTER-UAS APPROACH FOR THE GERMANY ARMY

Major General Reinhard Wolski, Chief of Army Development, 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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Major General Reinhard Wolski

Chief of Army Development
German Army

9:40 AM - 10:20 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

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

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM PERSPECTIVE FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON WAYS TO DEFEAT THE GROWING THREAT OF UAVs

Colonel Jan Blom, Chief of Ground Based Air Defence, 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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Colonel Jan Blom

Chief of Ground Based Air Defence
Royal Netherlands Army

11:40 AM - 12:20 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

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM JISR’S ROLE IN ENHANCING COUNTER-UAS

Dr. Christian Coman, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, NCIA
· Establishing clear operational requirements in terms of detection of hostile systems
· Meeting urgent requirements and short-term demand through acquisition of existing CUAS technology
· Assessing innovative capabilities at the doctrinal, operational, and training levels

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Dr. Christian Coman

Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
NCIA

12:20 PM - 1:20 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM UPGRADING MOBILE FORCE PROTECTION TO MAXIMISE EFFECTIVENESS OF EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS

Colonel Carl L. Bergmann, Director of TCM-Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Maneuver Center of Excellence
· Enhancing battlespace de-confliction on the move
· Improving communication with fires support elements of airspace clearance to avoid unnecessary kinetic action
· Disseminating position of friendly UAS and establishing an immediate Counter-UAS engagement area
· Analysing methods to enhance the command and control system and speed up the kill chain

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Colonel Carl L. Bergmann

Director of TCM-Stryker Brigade Combat Team
US Maneuver Center of Excellence

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM MATERIAL SOLUTIONS AND MOUNTED COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES

Miguel Ramos, Air and Land Combat Systems Program, NSPA
· Outlining material solutions to deter the escalating threat posed by weaponised UASs
· Equipping armoured vehicles with modular, counter-UAS technology
· Maintenance, support, and further development of land systems to enable counter-UAS capability

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Miguel Ramos

Air and Land Combat Systems Program
NSPA

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 PM - 4:40 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

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM ENHANCING BATTLESPACE AWARENESS AND AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT FOR EARLY WARNING PURPOSES

Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis, Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force
· 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

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Major Hendrikus Bouwhuis

Staff Officer for Countering Drones at Air Innovation Centre
Royal Netherlands Air Force

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE