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As eastern European nations seek to advance their intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, the UAV continues to offer a highly effective platform to achieve these objectives

The demands of the security situation in the region demonstrate the need for accurate and timely intelligence, to decisively influence commander’s decisions. Whether ensuring the security of national borders, or directly supporting operations and military exercises, the UAV and tactful strategies for its use offer a proven means of boosting mission effectiveness
 

As the only meeting of its kind in the region, UAV’s Eastern Europe aims to explore the tactics and technologies for advancing capability in this important area. Drawing on the experience and ongoing work of regional military experts and those from across NATO, the forum will deliberate operational lessons learnt, from challenging environments such as counter-insurgency operations in the Middle East to ongoing security efforts across Europe. In addition to strategy for UAV use, military programme managers from procurement shall discuss the requirements and updates for key programmes

Importantly, the conference will also benefit from the guidance of technical leaders from research and industry, whose insight into the latest UAV platforms, optronics, sensors, datalinks, ground control centres, airborne weapons and mission support systems will provide greater awareness of existing and future capability
 

• The only conference dedicated to UAV capability enhancement in the Central and Eastern European region
• Key focus on UAV emerging technology. Gain an insight into this and network with those developing cutting edge solutions
• Senior representation from those leading procurement in the region, notably Poland and the Czech Republic. Gain an update from key programmes and capability advisors
 

• Operational commanders in the fields of UAV and C4ISTAR
• Un-manned capability advisors and programme managers
• Technical leaders from industry developing UAV systems and subsystems
• Researchers whose focus is technical innovation to support UAV operations
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

9:10 Host Nation Introduction-The Reconaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD

9:50 The German Armed Forces Medium and Long Term Strategy for the Advancement of UAS Capability

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Chief of the RPA/ISR Section, Flying Operations Directorate, German Air Force Command

 

• An overview of existing capabilities and feedback from the use of Heron 1 during counter insurgency operations
• Medium term requirements to be met by Heron TP UAS, benefits and similarities between the platforms with regard to training and technical support
• How the Heron TP will act as a bridge for capability, leading to Germany’s long term development of the jointly developed European system
 

10:30 Morning Coffee In the Exhibition Area

11:00 The Danish Army’s use of Puma AE for ISR Operations both Domestically and Abroad

 

• Feedback since procurement in 2012, operational experience gained and the value demonstrated
• Platform Capabilities: Mechanically and digitally stabilised payloads used, the control and data processing system for intelligence analysis dissemination through the network
• Experiences operating the system in civilian airspace, results from the 2014 overland exercise
• Future plans to grow the Danish Armed forces UAV capacity

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester, Head of Research and Development Division, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre

Major Flemming Olstroem

Major Flemming Olstroem, Head of IMINT and UAS Branch, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre

11:40 Tactical UAS Solution Developed in Eastern Europe

Mr Rolands Ozolins

Mr Rolands Ozolins, Business Development Director, UAV Factory Ltd


• Overview of UAV factory experience in developing and operating long endurance, long range UAVs
• Penguin C UAS capability, operations and cost overview
• Applications in law Enforcement and military fields
• Collaboration options with customers
 

12:20 The Swiss Air Forces Hermes 900: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Improvements Delivered

Colonel Adrian Fischer

Colonel Adrian Fischer, Commander, 84th UAS Command, Swiss Air Force

 

• A progress report on the procurement of the Hermes 900
• Operational requirements for the Swiss Defence Forces
• Advantages delivered over the legacy Ruag Aerospace ADS-95 Ranger
• Plans leading up to full integration in 2020

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 The Orbiter Family from Mini to Small Tactical UAV Systems – Low Footprint- High Performance

Mr Adi Cohen

Mr Adi Cohen, Director of Marketing and Business Development , Aeronautics ltd

 

•         Launch, flight and endurance capability
•         Tri-sensor payloads for day, night and degraded visual environments
•         Unique SIGINT capabilities
•         Training and support for the platform

14:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: Eastern European Requirments for Un-Manned ISR Capability Development

 
• Deliberating intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance requirements for domestic security, considering applications such as border security
• Feedback and experience from UAV operations
• Potential for collaboration with Eastern-European industry and international UAV solution providers
• Considering human factors: Requirements for operator training

Mr Marko Gruden

Mr Marko Gruden, Secretary, Directorate of Logistics, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia

Mr Janek  Mägi

Mr Janek Mägi, Head of Department, Border Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of the Interior

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

Colonel Jozsef Miskolczi

Colonel Jozsef Miskolczi, Chief of the Electronic Warfare Department, Hungarian National Military Security Service

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Ongoing Work within the Czech Republic to Advance Un-Manned Technology for Airborne Systems

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

 

• Key research and development areas that the Czech Republic University of Defence and their research partners are seeking to prioritise
• Working toward creating high levels of autonomy for airborne UAV systems: Harnessing effective artificial intelligence
• An overview of sensor and control architectures, systems and subsystems under consideration
• The advantages of high levels of autonomy and the potential for multi-objective route planning to balance mission effectiveness and risk exposure

16:30 The Role of UAV’s within Estonia’s Border Security System: Enabling Early Detection and Rapid Reaction to Illegal Border Crossings

Mr Janek  Mägi

Mr Janek Mägi, Head of Department, Border Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of the Interior


• An overview of the current border policing challenges Estonia faces
• How can UAV’s increase situational awareness within this challenging environment?
• Key requirements for the new systems
• Integrating unmanned systems alongside ground based sensors, camera systems and foot patrols

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

9:10 GEOINT Support to Theatre Operations: Concepts of Operation for Aerial Intelligence Analysis and Dissemination: Experience of the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre, Geospatial Technician. Intergraded Geospatial Intelligence Division, Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, United States Army


• Experience gained from operations conducted in Bosnia and Iraq
• Practices and technology for the collection, processing and sharing of IMINT
• The potential for collaboration with partners in the region in the areas of intelligence sharing and training
 

9:50 Feedback from the Swedish Army’s use of UAVs at the Tactical Level: Experiences Gained from the Mali Campaign


• An overview of UAV force structure and assets deployed in support of operations
• Strategies used for the effective gathering, processing and distribution of intelligence
• Operational challenges such as the need for increased range and endurance to cover large areas
• Future requirements and plans for the enhancement of UAV capability, deliberating options such as MALE UAV

Lieutenant Colonel Ola Hoglund

Lieutenant Colonel Ola Hoglund, , Swedish Armed Forces

10:30 Morning Coffee In The Exhibition Area

11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Requirments for IMINT Capability Development


• Successfully integrating UAV’s into IMINT collection capability
• Requirements for effectively processing and analysing IMINT gathered from the air
• Ensuring information is quickly analysed and shared to key decision makers
• Approaches to fusing IMINT with multiple intelligence sources
 

Major Flemming Olstroem

Major Flemming Olstroem, Head of IMINT and UAS Branch, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre, Geospatial Technician. Intergraded Geospatial Intelligence Division, Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, United States Army

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Chief of the RPA/ISR Section, Flying Operations Directorate, German Air Force Command

11:40 Slovenia’s Planned Development of Un-Manned Aerial Vehicle Capability

Mr Marko Gruden

Mr Marko Gruden, Secretary, Directorate of Logistics, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia

 

• An overview of existing air surveillance capabilities within the armed forces
• The potential that UAV’s offer to fill existing capability gaps
• Slovenian requirements for UAV procurement and on-going work in this area
• Plans to co-operate with Slovenian industry, considering systems such as the Bramor

12:20 Concepts of Operation for the Effective Integration and Deployment of RPAS: Findings of NATO

Mr Allan Storm

Mr Allan Storm, International Staff Officer, Aerospace Capabilities Section , NATO Headquarters


• Operational Experiences
• Standardisation Activities
• NATO AGS

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Feedback from Research and Development of UAS Technology within WB Group


• Motivation for UAS technology in WB Group
• Customer-driven and technology-driven approaches for UAS in WB Group
• Experiences gathered through the UAS deployment
 

Mr Mateusz  Pawlucki

Mr Mateusz Pawlucki, Deputy Director, Departmet of Research and Development, Flytronic, WB Group

14:40 Developing Future UAV Capability for Eastern European Nations: NSPA Procurement Strategy and In-Service Support

Mr Antonio Russo

Mr Antonio Russo, Section Chief, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, UAS and Special Projects Support Section, NSPA

 

• NSPA structure and role in equipment support
• Developing UAV requirements
• Converting these into procurement strategy
• In service support for the UAV
• Findings and lessons learnt from recent UAV programme support, such as Heron

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 The Czech Civil Aviation Department: Regulation of Unmanned-Aerial Vehicles in Czech Airspace

Mr Tomas Pustina

Mr Tomas Pustina, Senior Legal Officer, Department of Civil Aviation , Ministry of Transport


• An overview of the legal regulations governing UAV flight in Czech Airspace:
o safety, liability, insurance, privacy
• The safety and legal challenges of operating UAV platforms in separated and/or shared airspace
• Potential solutions such as detect and avoid technology
• Boundaries between state/civil aircraft and civil/military rules
• Existing and future co-operation between the Czech Civil Aviation Department and the Czech Armed Forces/Ministry of Transport

16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: How Industry is Responding to Today’s Complex Operational Environment

 

• Assessing the requirements of 21st century ISR
• The latest R&D trends and where industry are investing their future spend
• Maximising range and endurance of the UAV
• Practices for better co-operation between defence industry and defence procurement
• Question and answer session from the audience

Mr Konstantins Popiks

Mr Konstantins Popiks, Founder and CEO, UAV Factory Ltd

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

Mr Antonio Russo

Mr Antonio Russo, Section Chief, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, UAS and Special Projects Support Section, NSPA

Mr Mateusz  Pawlucki

Mr Mateusz Pawlucki, Deputy Director, Departmet of Research and Development, Flytronic, WB Group

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Geospatial Technician. Intergraded Geospatial Intelligence Division, Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, United States Army
Colonel Adrian Fischer

Colonel Adrian Fischer

Commander, 84th UAS Command, Swiss Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester

Head of Research and Development Division, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre
Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Chief of the RPA/ISR Section, Flying Operations Directorate, German Air Force Command

Alan Storm

International Staff Officer, Aerospace Capabilities Section, NATO
Alan Storm

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Geospatial Technician. Intergraded Geospatial Intelligence Division, Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, United States Army
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Pierre

Colonel (ret) Ryszard Szczepanik

General Director, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology
Colonel (ret) Ryszard Szczepanik

Colonel Adrian Fischer

Commander, 84th UAS Command, Swiss Air Force
Colonel Adrian Fischer

Colonel Jozsef Miskolczi

Chief of the Electronic Warfare Department, Hungarian National Military Security Service
Colonel Jozsef Miskolczi

Lieutenant Colonel Ola Hoglund

, Swedish Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Ola Hoglund

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester

Head of Research and Development Division, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre
Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek

Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Petr Snajdarek

Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Associate Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic
Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Chief of the RPA/ISR Section, Flying Operations Directorate, German Air Force Command
Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

Major Flemming Olstroem

Head of IMINT and UAS Branch, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre
Major Flemming Olstroem

Mr Adi Cohen

Director of Marketing and Business Development , Aeronautics ltd
Mr Adi Cohen

Mr Allan Storm

International Staff Officer, Aerospace Capabilities Section , NATO Headquarters
Mr Allan Storm

Mr Antonio Russo

Section Chief, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, UAS and Special Projects Support Section, NSPA
Mr Antonio Russo

Mr Janek Mägi

Head of Department, Border Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of the Interior
Mr Janek  Mägi

Mr Konstantins Popiks

Founder and CEO, UAV Factory Ltd
Mr Konstantins Popiks

Mr Marko Gruden

Secretary, Directorate of Logistics, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia
Mr Marko Gruden

Mr Mateusz Pawlucki

Deputy Director, Departmet of Research and Development, Flytronic, WB Group
Mr Mateusz  Pawlucki

Mr Rolands Ozolins

Business Development Director, UAV Factory Ltd
Mr Rolands Ozolins

Mr Tomas Pustina

Senior Legal Officer, Department of Civil Aviation , Ministry of Transport
Mr Tomas Pustina

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UAV Factory Ltd. is one of the world’s leading developers of Long Endurance Long Range fixed wing small UAS, composite airframes, subsystems and accesories for small fixed wing unmanned aircraft. Aircrafts based on its airframes and subsystems are delivered to over 43 countries.

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‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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