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Announcement: We have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk

The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 5th annual UAV Technology conference (VIRTUAL/ONLINE ACCESS ONLY), taking place on the 28th and 29th September 2020.

Unmanned aerial systems are increasingly taking their place as indispensable assets to the modern military: whether as long range ISR assets, remote combat drones, soldier-launched tactical systems, or “wingmen” for manned aircraft, UAVs are now a reality of warfare and investment in them is growing rapidly to reflect this.

To enable NATO-allied nations to exchange expertise and align their visions for the future, UAV Technology 2020 returns as the leading international forum dedicated solely to unmanned aerial systems. Covering world-leading international programmes, regulation, counter-UAS technology, cutting-edge R&D and overall future force design, it is the only event with a holistic coverage of this crucial topic. In sum, it is the global meeting point for the military UAV community.
 

UAV Technology 2020 is an unparalleled opportunity to hear from the world’s leading operators and experts in unmanned aerial systems. Join the two-day virtual conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, operators and senior military figures from the entire NATO community.

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Armada; AYR Aviation Ltd; Black Diamond Advanced Technology; British Army; Collins Aerospace; Combat Capabilities Development Command – Atlantic (CCDC-ATL)/Army Futures Command (AFC); Cranfield University; Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization; Defence Equipment and Support; Defense Post; EDF; Embassy of France ; Embassy of Ukraine; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support; Fizoptika; FN Herstal; French MoD; Frontex Unit; General Atomics; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc; High Commission of India; IHS Markit; Infantry Trials and Development Unit; Leite Innovative Solutions, Lda; Leonardo; MAB2 MoD; Marshall Aerospace Defence Group; Mynaric AG; NAGSF; NATO AGSMA; NATO AIRCOM; Naval Postgraduate School; Netherlands MoD; Polish Armed Forces; Portuguese Army; Portuguese Navy; Radionor Communications; RAF Air Command, ISTAR Cap Del; RAF Waddington; Robin Radar Systems BV; Royal Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Canadian Air Force; Safran; Schiebel Technology, Inc.; SENER AEROESPACIAL; Teleplan Globe AS; Transport Canada; U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; US Air Force Office of Scientific Research ; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command; USAF;

Conference programme

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Christophe Fontaine

Mr Christophe Fontaine, Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

10:15 Transforming the Royal Air Force’s RPAS Capabilities

Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson

Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson, Assistant Programme Manager Reaper and Protector, Royal Air Force

  • Progress in delivering the Protector Remotely Piloted Air System to the Royal Air Force and testing the limits of the platform
  • Advancing towards Airspace Integration and Certification.
  • Operational advantage of the Protector and how this will be leveraged in future operational planning, including Brimstone missiles and upgraded sensor packages
  • Looking further ahead: what part will the Protector play in future conflict both against near-peer and irregular adversaries
     
  • 10:45 Session Reserved for General Atomics

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

    11:15 Former PEGASUS (HALE) Airworthiness Qualification Plan - Blue Print for Foreign UAS Systems For Europe

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst, Programme Director, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Certification Strategy
  • Data and Artifacts
     
  • 11:45 Morning Break

    12:15 The Protector MALE Route to Certification – A Global First

    Colonel Paul Hughes

    Colonel Paul Hughes, Chief Engineer and Type Airworthiness Authority for UK Strategic RPAS, Defence Equipment and Support

  • Explanation of the UK Military Aircraft Certification Process (MACP)
  • The current status of the Protector Cert Programme (First flight planned Sep 20)
  • The Protector International by Design concept – the offer for other nations.
     
  • 12:45 DAAA AW Activities (Initial and Continued) for the NATO AGS Program

    Lieutenant Colonel Vincenzo Acampora

    Lieutenant Colonel Vincenzo Acampora, Section Leader for UAV Airworthiness, Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAA), Italian Ministry of Defence

  • Developing effective safety standards for UAS in the age of increased autonomy
  • Building effective frameworks for the regulation of air worthiness and safety for unmanned systems
  • Assessing safety procedures for multinational unmanned assets operating within Italy
     
  • 13:15 Lunch Break

    14:00 Hellenic Air Force RPAS: Supporting Ground and Maritime Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Contract - Programme Manager, General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence

  • Current Air Force RPAS programmes
  • Lessons learned from programme management
  • Future of Hellenic Air Force RPAS
     
  • 14:30 Continuing Development of VTOL UAS Capabilities at Leonardo

    Mr Tony Duthie

    Mr Tony Duthie, Head of Land and Maritime Marketing Department, Leonardo Helicopters, Leonardo

  • Tactical Rotary UAS - AWHERO
  • Advanced Teaming
  • Sensors and Payloads
  • VTOL-UAS Capability Development
     
  • 15:00 RAF XIII Squadron: Operational RPAS Perspective

    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris

    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris, Officer Commanding XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force

  • Overview of XIII Squadron mission capability and MQ-9 Reaper infrastructure
  • Training, retention and recruitment into the RPAS world: how XIII ensures it maintains a critical mass of trained personnel
  • Preparing for future RPAS acquisition
  • Safe operating from UK airspace: best practice and working with the CAA and MAA to ensure safe conduct within civilian airspace
  • 15:30 Afternoon Break

    16:00 USAF Operational ISR Remotely Piloted Air Systems

  • RQ-4 Operations in the USAF
  • How the 319th Reconnaissance Wing Trains and Stays Ready to Fly, Fight, and Win
  • Building the Global Hawk Community of the Future
     
  • Colonel Cameron Pringle

    Colonel Cameron Pringle, Commander 319th Reconnaissance Wing, USAF

    16:30 US Air Force MQ-9: Operational Attack Perspective

    Colonel Timothy Monroe

    Colonel Timothy Monroe, Commander 25 Attack Group, USAF

  • Overview of 25th Attack Group mission and operational capability
  • MQ-9 support infrastructure and mission planning
  • Training and retention to maintain an effective mission capability
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

    10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

    10:15 Royal Australian Air Force Armed RPAS Procurement

    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce

    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce , Deputy Director RPAS, Royal Australian Air Force

  • Shift towards armed RPAS: why the RAAF is acquiring the MQ-9B SkyGuardian and how this fits into wider defence modernisation – “Jericho Edge”
  • Acquisition programme progress and lessons learned from working with industry
  • How the RAAF is preparing its manpower and infrastructure to support the MQ-9B and further opportunities for industry to engage
  • Where the RAAF is going: future force development with UAVs, both UCAV and ISR
  • 10:45 British Army Watchkeeper Force – ISTAR for Increased Operational Effectiveness

    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    Colonel Gavin Rundle, CO Watchkeeper Force, British Army

  • Overall progress of Watchkeeper force acquisition and integration of the full fleet
  • Lessons from overcoming testing problems and rectifying errors to reach Full Operating Capability milestones
  • Radio relay: tradeoffs of a tandem relay system v integrated wideband communications systems, and considerations for maintaining interoperability with network-enabled technology
  • Benefits of modular design for multi-role missions
  • Plans for further British Army UAS modernisation
     
  • 11:15 NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force (NAGSF)

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose, Deputy Operations Wing Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

  • Program History
  • Current Challenges
  • Way Forward
     
  • 11:45 Morning Break

    12:15 British Army Nano-UAS: ISR for the Dismounted Soldier

    Flight Lieutenant Matt Wood

    Flight Lieutenant Matt Wood, SO3 Surveillance and Target Acquisition, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army

  • Dismounted Close Combat use of nUAS
  • Rapid Procurement and Spiral Acquisition
  • Where does Defence go next
     
  • 12:45 NATO Allied Ground Surveillance Contract Execution

    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Mr Bogdan Horvat, Executive Officer, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency

  • History of radio controlled devices/AGS long road
  • AGS core contract execution
  • Contract execution status
  • 13:15 Lunch Break

    14:00 Counter-Mini UAS Perspective: Safeguarding Troops and Installations

    Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino

    Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino, Director, Italian Joint C-M/M UAS Center of Excellence

  • M/M UAS Threat
  • C-M/M UAS CoE Overview
  • C-M/M UAS CoE Activities
  • C-M/M UAS CoE Operations
  • Way Head
  • 14:30 Royal Canadian Air Force: Expanding the UAS Fleet

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong, Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Projected RCAF RPAS fleet and operational capabilities
  • The Remotely Piloted Air System Project: preparing for acquisition of a large-scale ISR and strike-ops capability
  • Canada-unique Challenges to bringing RPAS into Service
     
  • 15:00 Afternoon Break

    15:30 PNT for UAS: Trends and Innovations

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Dr Ivan Petrunin, Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University

  • Role of robust PNT in unmanned aerial systems
  • Alternative PNT trends and developments
  • Resilient PNT: role of complementary systems in provision of assured solutions
     
  • 16:00 Training and Simulation for UAS Operations

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Why UAS requires efficient and effective M&S
  • Modeling and simulation for UAS
  • Ensuring effective training for UAS operators
  • Modeling and preparing for operations with manned/unmanned teams
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    CO Watchkeeper Force, British Army
    Colonel Paul Hughes

    Colonel Paul Hughes

    Chief Engineer and Type Airworthiness Authority for UK Strategic RPAS, Defence Equipment and Support
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong

    Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce

    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce

    Deputy Director RPAS, Royal Australian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Contract - Programme Manager, General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Programme Director, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
    Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson

    Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson

    Assistant Programme Manager Reaper and Protector, Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris

    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris

    Officer Commanding XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force

    Colonel Cameron Pringle

    Commander 319th Reconnaissance Wing, USAF
    Colonel Cameron Pringle

    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    CO Watchkeeper Force, British Army
    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino

    Director, Italian Joint C-M/M UAS Center of Excellence
    Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino

    Colonel Paul Hughes

    Chief Engineer and Type Airworthiness Authority for UK Strategic RPAS, Defence Equipment and Support
    Colonel Paul Hughes

    Colonel Timothy Monroe

    Commander 25 Attack Group, USAF
    Colonel Timothy Monroe

    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University
    Dr Ivan Petrunin

    Flight Lieutenant Matt Wood

    SO3 Surveillance and Target Acquisition, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army
    Flight Lieutenant Matt Wood

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong

    Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose

    Deputy Operations Wing Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose

    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose

    Deputy Operations Wing Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose

    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce

    Deputy Director RPAS, Royal Australian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Contract - Programme Manager, General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Programme Director, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Lieutenant Colonel Vincenzo Acampora

    Section Leader for UAV Airworthiness, Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAA), Italian Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant Colonel Vincenzo Acampora

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Executive Officer, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency
    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Director of Strategic Development Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Tony Duthie

    Head of Land and Maritime Marketing Department, Leonardo Helicopters, Leonardo
    Mr Tony Duthie

    Senior Representative

    Mynaric Germany, Mynaric AG
    Senior Representative

    Speaker To Be Confirmed

    , Leonardo
    Speaker To Be Confirmed

    Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson

    Assistant Programme Manager Reaper and Protector, Royal Air Force
    Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson

    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris

    Officer Commanding XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘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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