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The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) market is developing rapidly and presents a growing number of opportunities. For the military, UAV’s continue to make a significant contribution in terms of innovation. On the civil side, the potential scope for the future use of UAV’s is continually evolving. The Future of UAV’s will provide you with the most up-to-date review of developments.

Do you wish to learn about the latest strategies, programmes and technologies? Do you want to gain clarification on the latest regulatory developments and barriers? Do you want to identify future opportunities, issues and challenges? If so, The Future of UAV's will provide you with the necessary tools to best approach the increasingly important and developing field of unmanned aviation.

Key Topics Include:

  • The present UAV environment - how are individual nations and institutions approaching UAV’s? What are their current capabilities and future plans?
  • Current programmes and operations - what are the key developments? What are the challenges and lessons learned?
  • The current regulatory situation - what is the present situation and how do we integrate UAV’s into civil airspace?
  • Future requirements for UAV operator training and selection?
  • The role of UAV’s in the future
  • How is industry addressing UAV technology and the key challenges?

ATTEND THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON 'AUTONOMOUS GUIDANCE, CONTROL AND NAVIGATION OF UAV's' TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH ACADEMIC LEADERS IN THE FIELD

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Colonel Gregory Lamb, Chief, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and U-2 Division, Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, US Air Force
  • Colonel John B Wissler, Materiel Group Director, Air Vehicles & Wright Research Site Commander, Air Force Research Lab, US Air Force
  • Colonel Kirk M Kloeppel, Director, Munitions' Directorate, Air Force Research Lab, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas McRobb, Commanding Officer, 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller, Chief, Flight Safety, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
  • Liutenant Colonel Luca Comini, Section Chief, Surveillance Reconnaissance EW, Plans and Policy Division, C4 ISTAR Planning Branch, Italian Air Staff
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mihaj Stir, C4ISTAR Branch, NATO Joint Airpower Competence Centre
  • Wing Commander Richard McMahon, Directorate of Air Staff, OPS UAV, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Squadron Leader Richard Sanderson, HQ 2 Gp, S02 RPA, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Dave Seagle, Program Lead, Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Program, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), USA
  • Dr Brian Sanders, Air Combat Command Assistant Chief Scientist, Air Force Research Lab, US Air Force
  • Demir Cigdemoglu, UAV Program Manager, Aviation Programs, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, Turkey
  • Dr Cagatay Soyer, Principle Scientist, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Resource Center, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A)
  • Colonel Rainer Cramer, Capability Manager Knowledge, Capability Directorate, European Defence Agency
  • Lieutenant Commander Doug Robertson, DAP Off Route Airspace 4, Directorate of Airspace Policy, Civil Aviation Authority, UK
  • Anders Jonson, Project Manager UAV, Vidsel Test Range, Swedish Defence Material Administration
  • Isil Kolagasioglu, Systems Engineer / Project Manager, STM A.S, Turkey

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Ian  Poll

Ian Poll, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Technical Director, Cranfield Aerospace Limited

9:10 UAV Research and Technology Development - A USAF Perspective

  • Current developments
  • Technology transition in the field of UAV's
  • UAV developments
  • Future technologies and potential capabilities
  • Colonel John B Wissler

    Colonel John B Wissler, Materiel Group Director, Air Vehicles, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

    Colonel Kirk M Kloeppel

    Colonel Kirk M Kloeppel, Director, Munitions' Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

    9:50 The UK Ministry of Defence Roadmap on UAV's

    Wing Commander Richard McMahon

    Wing Commander Richard McMahon, Directorate of Air Staff, OPS UAV , Ministry of Defence, UK

  • The UK strategy for UAV's
  • 2007 and the UK vision
  • Expansion of military UAV's and how this is being integrated within the overall operational theatre
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 UAV Capabilities and Programmes in Turkey

    Demir Cigdemoglu

    Demir Cigdemoglu, UAV Program Manager, Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, Turkey

  • Turkey's UAV background
  • Turkey's UAV programmes
  • Turkish industry capabilities
  • 11:40 NATO UAS Capabilities and Developments

  • Flight plan for UAS completed - update, developments and implications
  • Future NATO UAS capabilities
  • Issues and challenges
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mihai Stir

    Lieutenant Colonel Mihai Stir, Future Capabilities Branch Officer, NATO

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Air Combat Command's (ACC) UAS Program Perspective

  • Status of the current  UAS programs in ACC's portfolio:
  • Predator - MQ-1
  • Reaper - MQ-9
  • Global Hawk - RQ-4S
  • Current and future UAS CONOPS
  • Plans for follow - on UAS development / fielding
  • Colonel Gregory Lamb

    Colonel Gregory Lamb, Chief, Unmanned Aerial Systems and U-2 Division, Directorate of Requirements, Headquarters Air Combat Command, USA

    Dr Brian Sanders

    Dr Brian Sanders, Assistant Chief Scientist, Headquarters Air Combat Command, USA

    14:00 Future UVS Technologies and NATO Requirements

    Dr Cagatay Soyer

    Dr Cagatay Soyer, Principle Scientist, NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A)

  • The work of NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) in the UAV field
  • Current UAV issues and priorities in NATO
  • Future UVS technologies and their implications
  • 14:40 The Israeli UAV Environment

    Shmuel Falik

    Shmuel Falik, Director, Regional Marketing and Business Development, Israel Aircraft Industries

  • Spectrum of operational requirements
  • Micro Mini Systems
  • Tactical, short range and MALE Systems
  • Future developments for UAV's in Israel
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Predator - The UK's Experience

    Squadron Leader Richard Sanderson

    Squadron Leader Richard Sanderson, HQ 2 Gp, SO2 RPA, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Update of activities
  • Future direction
  • Recent successes
  • 16:30 Mission Planning and Tracking Systems for UAV's

    Isil Kolagasioglu

    Isil Kolagasioglu, Systems Engineer / Project Manager, STM A.S, Turkey

  • UAV planning and pre-mission analysis
  • UAV tracking and control
  • UAV post-mission analysis
  • 17:10 The FLAVIIR Integrated Research Programme for UAV's

    Professor Philip John

    Professor Philip John, FLAVIIR Technical Director, Cranfield University

  • FLAVIIR research programme for UAV and UCAV technology
  • BAE SYSTEMS' 'grand plan' for UAV technology
  • An update on developments and achievements to date
  • The impact of FLAVIIR technologies
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    18:00 Post Conference Drinks Reception

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Ian  Poll

    Ian Poll, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Technical Director, Cranfield Aerospace Limited

    9:10 The Use of Mini UAV's for Support of NATO Troops in Afghanistan

  • The use of mini UAV's for urban and open area surveillance
  • Data dissemination - getting information into the right places and intelligently reducing sensor data
  • Sperwer UAV System - deployment in Afghanistan
  • Aladin mini UAV System
  • Skylark UAV
  • Successes, challenges and future insights
  • Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller

    Lieutenant Colonel Frits Muller, Chief, Flight Safety Management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

    Captain Rob Keur

    Captain Rob Keur, Deputy Chief, Flight Safety Management, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

    9:50 UK Land Component UAV's - Support to Tactical Level Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas McRobb

    Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas McRobb, Commanding Officer, 32nd Regiment, Royal Artillery, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • What can UAV's offer the military commander?
  • UAV missions and tasks on operations
  • Challenges of integrating UAV's into air and battlespace
  • Lessons from operations
  • What next?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 UAV Flight Campaigns - Experiences and Lessons Learned

  • Experiences from flight campaigns
  • Lessons learned
  • Operations within the forces
  • Trials and T&E flights
  • Preparation for Neuron 2010
  • Anders Jonson

    Anders Jonson, Project Manager, UAV's, Vidsel Test Range, Swedish Defence Material Administration

    Sten Hedlin

    Sten Hedlin, Marketing Director, Swedish Defence Material Administration

    11:40 Italian UAV Operational Employment and Perspective for the Future

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Comini

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Comini, Section Chief, Surveillance Reconnaissance EW, Plans and Policy Division, C4 ISTAR Planning Branch, Italian Air Staff

  • Italian Predator system configuration
  • ITAF UAV Iraq deployment
  • Perspectives on UAV operations
  • 12:20 A Case Study from the BWB - Micro UAV's

    Volker Schulze

    Volker Schulze, Product Manager, Autoflug, Germany

  • Fibre optic data link development
  • Micro UAV system integration
  • Flight test results
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Integration of UAV's into Non-Segregated Civil Airspace - The UK Regulatory Future

    Lieutenant Commander Doug Robertson

    Lieutenant Commander Doug Robertson, DAP Off Route Airspace 4, Directorate of Airspace Policy, Civil Aviation Authority, UK

  • CAP 722, 'Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operations in UK Airspace - Guidance'
  • Regulatory and airspace issues
  • Challenges and issues
  • UAV sense and avoid system for integration into airspace - have we moved forward?
  • 14:40 UAV Spectrum: The Last Chance Saloon

    John Mettrop

    John Mettrop, Technical Manager, Directorate of Airspace Policy, Civil Aviation Authority, UK

  • Previous efforts
  • ITU process for gaining access to spectrum
  • Current position with respect to UAV spectrum
  • Actions to be taken by industry and support the CAA can provide
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Future Requirements for UAV Operator Training and Selection

    Andre Clot

    Andre Clot, Centre Director, European Unmanned Systems Centre, UK

  • European UAV System Centre - an update on activities and developments
  • Requirements and licensing for UAV operators
  • What sort of people are we going to select?
  • What do they need to be?
  • How should we best train them?
  • 16:30 The Future European UAV Agenda

    Colonel Rainer Cramer

    Colonel Rainer Cramer, Capability Manager, Knowlegde, Capability Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • Establishing a joint and complementary agenda
  • Enabling UAV's to co-operate alongside conventional air traffic
  • Creating a scale of interest around UAV's which European industry can unite
  • The EDA roadmap
  • 17:10 The Commercial Exploitation of Unmanned Air Systems

    Andrew Chadwick

    Andrew Chadwick, Business Development Manager UAV Services, System Evaluation Services, QinetiQ, UK

  • UAV integration issues
  • Future scope for use of civil UAV's
  • Recent uses
  • Challenges facing civil UAV's
  • Industry / regulatory initiatives - the ASTRAEA Programme
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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