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SMi are proud to present the 13th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference. This information led event  will continue to explore the growth and development of the international Unmanned Aerial Systems market via case studies from leading experts and military officials. This year the conference will feature brand new presentations, speakers and sessions, providing delegates with a unique insight into the UAS domain forecasting the developments from 2013 onwards.
 

This years conference seeks to further build on the success of  the 2012 event with even more sessions from key Miliary and public services speakers.  Informative presentation and SME led panel discussions will identify and establish the transition of UAS from Military to Commercial and Civilian markets. In addition to this, the conference will look at the procurement of various UAS platforms by Global militaries whilst also analyzing emerging markets worldwide.  This Conference will go above and beyond in reviewing the developments of Unmanned Aerial Systems by assessing tactical UAS feedback and evaluating the benefits of Dual Aviation authority.

Conference brings to you a brand new speaker line up assessing brand new developments within the Unmanned Aerial Systems Market and a strong follow up on the discussions from the 2012 conference.

  • GAIN insight into the future requirements for the US Marine Corps Family of Systems
  • LEARN about new developments in the transitional use of UAS from military to civilian applications
  • EXPLORE the emergence of Dual Aviation Authorities and participate in reviewing their effectiveness
  • HEAR from leading academics presenting up-to-date research and developments on technological advancements of UAVs and UAS
  • DISCOVER the critical evaluations presented in relation to failed UAS operations and examine how much of this failure can be attributed to human factors

 

Military and civilian personnel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers working in:
ISR
ISTAR
NATO
Command, Control Communications and Computers
Airborne Network
Global Information Grid
Combat Air Patrol
LEMV
NAVAIR
Operation Systems Developments
Defence Common Ground System
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
Alliance Ground Surveillance

 

AGI; Algerian Embassy; Avanti Communications Group ; BAE Systems; Brunel University; Canadian Forces; Cardiff University; Colombian Embassy Military and Air Attache; Com Dev Ltd; Cuerden Consulting; Defence Science And Technology Agency; DISE Cranfield University; Dstl; EADS France; Embassy of Mexico; Embassy of Ukraine; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; European Air Group; Eutelsat S A; French Navy; Halldale Media Group; High Commission of India; Ilto B.V.; Ing Engineering; Inzpire Ltd; JAPCC; Jordan Embassy; Loughborough University; MDA Satellite; Middlesex University; MOD Cap C4ISR; National Transport Authority; National University Of Singapore; NATO; Resource Group Ltd; Romania Defence Attache; Royal Artillery, UK; Royal Netherland Army Command; Saab AB; SELEX Galileo; Selex Sensors and Airbourne Systems; SELEX Systems Intergration; Sussex Police; Taylor Vinters; TBIJ; The University of Manchester; UK Border Agency Home Office; University of Leicester; University of Southampton; Unmanned experts; US Marine Corps; Warfighting Laboatory;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel, Defense Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense , Israel Associates
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9:10 Key Note Address: Military UAS in UK Defence

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, Deputy Head Collect, Cap ISTAR, ISTAR Capability Branch Ministry of Defence, UK

  • In-Service UAS
  • Future UAS
  • UAS’ Place in Air ISTAR force structure
  • Key issues
  • 9:50 The Future of UAS in the U.S. Marine Corps

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corp

  • A new vision for UAS
  • New missions for UAS
  • New concepts of employment for UAS
  • Changing the nature of marine aviation
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Towards higher levels of autonomous UAS control

    Dr. Darren  Ansell

    Dr. Darren Ansell , Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead , University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

  • Lessons from robotic system research and development
  • Practical civilian use UAS research examples
  • A routemap towards more capable systems
  • Key challenges for future development
  • 11:40 Dutch UAS: Experiences in maritime operations

    Captain H.L.  Stomp

    Captain H.L. Stomp, OPS UAS, Ministry of Defence, Defense Materirl Organisation

  • Overview of gathered Scan Eagle experiences during maritime anti-piracy missions in the Indian Ocean
  • Civil and military cooperation and the use of MUAS Raven

     

  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Dutch UAS: Homeland Security

    Albert Horlings

    Albert Horlings, Commander, 107 Aerial Systems Battery, Ministry of Defence, Defense Materirl Organisation

    13:50 French Naval experimentation of a tactic naval UAS at sea

    Commander Frederic Glorieux

    Commander Frederic Glorieux, UAS, French Navy

  • Schiebel S100 on the OPV L'Adroit
  • Automatic take off and landing system evaluation (D2AD) at sea on Frigate Guepratte
  • Future testing of mini drone (fix wing)  by sea landing or by net
  • 14:30 The Ethics of UAS operations: challenges, opportunities and the political cost of public disengagement'

    Dr. Peter Lee

    Dr. Peter Lee, Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics & Assistant Director , Portsmouth University

  • Generating a new paradigm in aircrew ethos
  • The ethical calculus of proportionality,discrimination and utility
  • The politics of transparency versus secrecy
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 From Angry Birds to economic growth: creating jobs in the UAS mission management supply chain

    Dr. Bill Crowther

    Dr. Bill Crowther, Reader in Engineering , University Of Manchester Institute Of Science And Technology

  • Introduction to  the GAMMA programme
  • Scenarios for growth
  • Engaging SMEs in and outside the traditional aerospace industry
  • Successful case studies
  • 16:20 Paving the way towards RPAS integration

    Mike Lissone

    Mike Lissone, UAS ATM Integration Manger, EUROCONTROL

  • Overview if of the types of RPAS operations
  • Overview of present regulatory status in Europe regarding RPAS
  • Overview of the regulation road map
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corp

    9:10 Key Note Address: Global Unmanned Aerial System Game Changers - Evolving and Enduring Trends

    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel, Defense Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense , Israel Associates
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  • Innovative Tactics, Techniques and Procedures:  UAVs are the most in demand ISR asset in the world
  • Unmanned System Challenges:  Interoperability, Autonomy, Airspace Integration, Communications, Training, Propulsion & Power, Manned/Unmanned Teaming
  • Battle Space Networking:  Affordable, high bandwidth air, space, surface dissemination
  • Integration across Missions and Domains:  shared understanding of the battlespace enabling anticipatory situational awareness. UAVs are a major capability that enables and optimizes the effects of every other mission
  • Technology Leap Opportunities; Swarm Conops, new weapons integration, cognitive analytics, new sensors,
  • Metrics:  affordability, endurance, orbits, mission relevance 
  • Budgets:  Art of Possible determined by Art of the Fundable - UAVs are an affordable offset strategy for all ISR missions

     

  • 9:50 ISR/RPA/UAS operator training

    Major General (Ret) George Harrison

    Major General (Ret) George Harrison, Director, GA Technical Research Institute

  • Brief outline of US RPA training
  • FAA issues with US RPA pilots
  • RPAs in the national airspace
  • FAA mandates
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Two to Tango: controlling UCAV's from manned fighters

    Debajit Sarkar

    Debajit Sarkar, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Smart Weapons, Independent Consultant

  • Why the days of manned fighter aircrafts are numbered
  • Controlling UCAV squad flight in automatic mode from an advanced fighters
  • UCAVs as air superiority platforms
  • Replacing “Man-in-the-Loop” with “Man-on-the-Loop”
  • 11:40 Current training of joint forces for UAS

    Mick Davidson

    Mick Davidson, Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts

  • The training gap
  • Proportionality
  • A solution to suit existing regulations
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:40 UAS: Planning for future success

    Dr. Darren  Ansell

    Dr. Darren Ansell , Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead , University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

  • What's the future of UAS in combat theatres
  • What are the main challenges with current systems that need to be addressed
  • Wht drives the current wave of innovation with UAS
  • 14:20 Interactive Focus Session: UAS In Transition: From War to Peace, From Military to Commercial

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corp

     

  • transitioning from the needs of a wartime military to peacetime
  • UAS use by civil authorities
  • insight into where UAS focus will be for the next few years
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    15:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Bogdan Horvat

    Bogdan Horvat

    Executive Officer, NATO Headquarters
    Dr. Bill Crowther

    Dr. Bill Crowther

    Reader in Engineering , University Of Manchester Institute Of Science And Technology
    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corp
    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

    Defense Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense , Israel Associates
    Major Lorenzo Rispoli

    Major Lorenzo Rispoli

    MQ1 - MQ9 Program Office Deputy Lead, Italian Air Force Staff

    Albert Horlings

    Commander, 107 Aerial Systems Battery, Ministry of Defence, Defense Materirl Organisation
    Albert Horlings

    Andrea Esposito

    Staff Officer UAV Operations, NATO
    Andrea Esposito

    Bogdan Horvat

    Executive Officer, NATO Headquarters
    Bogdan Horvat

    Captain H.L. Stomp

    OPS UAS, Ministry of Defence, Defense Materirl Organisation
    Captain H.L.  Stomp

    Commander Frederic Glorieux

    UAS, French Navy
    Commander Frederic Glorieux

    Debajit Sarkar

    Unmanned Aerial Systems and Smart Weapons, Independent Consultant
    Debajit Sarkar

    Dr. Bill Crowther

    Reader in Engineering , University Of Manchester Institute Of Science And Technology
    Dr. Bill Crowther

    Dr. Bill Powers

    Research Fellow, Warfighting Laboratory, United States Marine Corp
    Dr. Bill Powers

    Dr. Darren Ansell

    Space and Aerospace Engineering Lead , University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
    Dr. Darren  Ansell

    Dr. Peter Lee

    Principal Lecturer in Military and Leadership Ethics & Assistant Director , Portsmouth University
    Dr. Peter Lee

    Major General (Ret) George Harrison

    Director, GA Technical Research Institute
    Major General (Ret) George Harrison

    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

    Defense Science Board Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense , Israel Associates
    Major General (ret'd), Ken Israel

    Ken Israel retired from Lockheed Martin as the Vice President of the Situational Awareness Office within the Corporate Engineering and Technology Organization. In this role Ken was responsible for developing operational architectures and technical solutions to maximize the mission effectiveness of various Global Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) enterprise systems.

    Ken served in the United States Air Force for 32 years, retiring from active duty in August 1998 as a Major General. He finished his career as the Director of the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Following his retirement from the Air Force, Ken served over three years as an Associate and Corporate Officer at Burdeshaw Associates Limited. Ken is a Senior Navigator, Space Executive and a Level III Acquisition Professional. Ken was the first Air Force Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Command, Control, Computer & Communications Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Programs (C4ISR). He was also responsible for establishing the Intelligence & Communications (IC) and the Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (TENCAP) Offices at Electronic System Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. General Israel has commanded maintenance, operations and acquisition units at squadron, wing and DOD levels. He was awarded the Theodore Von Karman Award for Science & Engineering, the DIA’s Director Award and the National Reconnaissance Office Director’s Award. Ken is also the 2011 Recipient of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) Gold Medal Award. Ken was recently elected to the AOC Board of Directors.

    Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Baylor University and a Masters Degree in Systems Management from the University of Arkansas. Ken currently supports the Defense Science Board Task Force and is an active member of the Association of Old Crows Board of Directors. He is married to Annetta Aldrich of Pampa, Texas. They have a son, Kenneth Jr. who is attending George Mason University for his Advanced Degree in Journalism.

    Ken retired from Lockheed Martin in April 2012 after serving with distinction as a Corporate Vice President. Ken was primarily responsible for leading the Department of Defense's Joint and Defense Wide Reconnaissance efforts between 1993-1998. Ken & Annetta now reside at 4887 Hampton Oak Court, Clemmons, North Carolina, 27012.

     

    Major Lorenzo Rispoli

    MQ1 - MQ9 Program Office Deputy Lead, Italian Air Force Staff
    Major Lorenzo Rispoli

    Mick Davidson

    Tactical UAS SME, Unmanned experts
    Mick Davidson

    Mike Lissone

    UAS ATM Integration Manger, EUROCONTROL
    Mike Lissone

    Senior Representative

    Deputy Head Collect, Cap ISTAR, ISTAR Capability Branch Ministry of Defence, UK
    Senior Representative

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