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

Major General Antoine Windeck, Head of the Joint Centre for Concepts, Doctrines and Experimentation, 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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Major General Antoine Windeck

Head of the Joint Centre for Concepts, Doctrines and Experimentation
French Ministry of Defence

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM ESTABLISHING A COUNTER-UAS TRAINING DOCTRINE TO CONSOLIDATE AIR DEFENCE

Brigadier General Randall A. McIntire, Commandant of Army Air Defense Artillery School, US Fires Center of Excellence
· Adapting current programmes and formations to update doctrine and training
· Training soldiers to ‘look up’ and preparing troops for close contact engagement
· Participating in multinational training exercises to attain interoperable skills and gain an understanding of operation in congested and denied environments

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Brigadier General Randall A. McIntire

Commandant of Army Air Defense Artillery School
US Fires Center of Excellence

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

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM NETWORKING COMMAND AND CONTROL TO ACHIEVE TIMELY ENGAGEMENT

· 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

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM DEFEATING THE THREAT OF UAS IN THE EUROPEAN THEATRE OF OPERATION

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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David Shank

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

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM CASE STUDY: UKRAINIAN EXPERIENCE WITH DEFEATING ADVERSARIAL UAS

Colonel Petro Kulbida, Chief of EW Directorate,
· Examining adversarial use of UAS for surveillance and offensive purposes in eastern Ukraine
· Evaluating current capabilities and technological requirements to enhance troop protection and counter-insurgency
· Assessing non-kinetic methods of engagement and EW to disrupt operation of malicious drones

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Colonel Petro Kulbida

Chief of EW Directorate

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM EVALUATING KINETIC ENGAGEMENT AND ARTILLERY TACTICS AGAINST UAS

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
· 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

Chairman and Founder
Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM DEVELOPING COUNTERMEASURES AGAINST AUTONOMOUS TECHNOLOGIES

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

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Colonel Klaus

Officer
JIDO

4:40 PM - 5:20 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

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO