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The SMi Group are delighted to announce the Counter UAS Technology 2021 Conference taking place at the Hilton Arlington on the 6th and 7th of December 2021.

With the establishment of the US DoD Joint Counter-Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office, (JCO) there is now a drive across the US Armed Forces to have a comprehensive and centralised approach to tackling the ever evolving drone threat facing the nation.

Counter UAS Technology 2021 will showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that DoD personnel, equipment and infrastructure are protected from the proliferation of drones.

speakers will feature from leading US DoD agencies, international defence organizations and leading industry providers.

  • Hear from US DoD Senior Leadership and Program Managers on how they are utilizing technology to combat UAS 
  • Meet and Network with international speakers from NATO and aligned nations to discover how they are defending their defence networks from drone attacks
  • Listen to how innovative technology is driving advancement and enabling defence to counter drone swarms and attacks

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

9:00 JCO Keynote Welcoming Address: Developing and Implementing a Force-Wide Framework for Counter-Small UAS Technology

• Making sure that all the US DoD stakeholders are part of developing the C-UAS strategy
• Delivering C-UAS Strategies and solutions across all operating environments
• Maximizing counter small-UAS capabilities domestically and overseas
• Working with industry to ensure the latest technology and systems are being considered
 

Ms. Nicole Thomas

Ms. Nicole Thomas, Division Chief For Strategy And Policy, Joint C-sUAS Office, US DoD

9:30 Expanding the Air & Missile Defense Capabilities of the US Army Against Unmanned Threats

Mr Jeffrey Langhout

Mr Jeffrey Langhout, Director, Aviation & Missile Center, US Army Futures Command

• Developing the US Army’s Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS) – Opportunities and Challenges
• An outline of the CCDC’s C-UAS portfolio and key efforts to support the Army’s Air and Missile Defense Modernisation
• Working with the JCO and other service branches to maximise the potential for the US Military’s C-UAS program
• A word on the new C-UAS Strategy and the Aviation & Missile Center’s role in future development

10:00 Defeating Enemy UAS Systems Through Enhanced Sensors

Colonel Loyd Beal

Colonel Loyd Beal, Project Manager, Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S, United States Army

• How PEO IEW&S are focusing on C-UAS
• Delivering sensors to the US Army: detecting air threats through advanced technology
• Engaging and defeating UAS: PM TS updates and new initiatives
• Working with industry to ensure success
 

10:30 Gold Sponsor Presentation-Robin Radar

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Developing and Rotary Counter UAS Systems Across the PEO Aviation Portfolio

Colonel Scott Anderson

Colonel Scott Anderson, Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PEO Aviation, US Army

• Evaluating the current UAS threat level posed to the US Army Aviation Fleet
• Helicopter protection systems needed to combat UAVS
• Integrating new counter UAS technologies into existing system architectures
 

12:00 Developing Innovative Non-Kinetic C-UAS Capabilities for the US Air Force - The Ninja System

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like, Branch Chief, Cyber Integration & Transition Branch, Information Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory

• The Ninja System – Operational capabilities
• Advantages to ‘Soft Kill’, communication disruptive technology over ‘Hard Kill’ options
• Ensuring there is little to no collateral damage to surrounding communications
• Designing and testing an original C-UAS system for targeting multiple hostile systems
• Challenges for C-UAS systems and how the Ninja system overcomes them

12:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 NAWCAD Briefing: The US Navy’s C-UAS Strategy and Roadmap

• Evaluating Current UAS Threats to US Navy Assets and People
• Current C-UAS projects at NAWCAD
• Working with industry to find the best operational solution
• Training requirements to ensure C-UAS systems are effectively rolled out across the Navy
 

Mr Jonathan Wilt

Mr Jonathan Wilt, Director, Combat Integration and Identification Systems Division, NAWCAD WOLF, US Navy

Mr Dave Hager

Mr Dave Hager, Principal Engineer for NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field WOLF, US Navy

14:30 Protecting Key USAF Base Operations from Drone Disruption and Threats

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick, Deputy Director, Defensive Base Operations Division, United States Air Force

• Evaluating the growing risk commercial and enemy UAVS pose to USAF Base Operational Efficiency
• Building in C-UAS systems and technology into base defense
• Working with cooperating agencies to share threat information
 

15:00 Shaping the Investment to Enable Critical C-UAS Technologies to Defend the US Warfighter – The Platforms and Weapons Technology Office

Mr Richard Ast

Mr Richard Ast, Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology, Platforms and Weapons Technology Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)

• The current and planned C-UAS projects of the Platforms and Weapons Technology Office of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
• Kinetic versus Directed Energy methods of disabling UAS threats
• Tracking and disabling methods for UAS swarming capabilities
• Collaborating with the wider science and technology community and the US defence industry to assist with developing innovative C-UAS platforms

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Overcoming Short Range Air Defence Threats With C-UAS Systems and Technology

Lieutenant Colonel Rudiger Rauch

Lieutenant Colonel Rudiger Rauch, Assistant Branch Chief, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany

• How the German Ministry of Defense are prioritizing C-UAS technology to increase national Air Defense
• Evaluating the current threat level that UAVS pose to national security and defense systems and platforms
• Working with industry to define the art of the possible
• Next steps in setting requirements and procurement roadmaps
 

16:30 UK C-UAS Capability Development

  • A review of the generic factors that are driving UK C-UAS Capability development
  • An outline of the UK MOD C-UAS Capability management structure
  • A short brief on some of the more important aspects of the UK MOD/Dstl R&D, demonstration and testing programme
     
  • Wing Commander Robert J Wilson

    Wing Commander Robert J Wilson , MA RAF, SO1 FD FP, Air Capability, HQ Air Command, Air & Space Warfare Centre

    Roy Bookham

    Roy Bookham, Senior Principal Consultant, Counter-UAS, Dstl

    David Lugton

    David Lugton, Principal Engineer, Dstl

    17:00 NATO Counter UAS Updates And Strategies For Cohesive Standardization

    Dr. Claudio Palestini

    Dr. Claudio Palestini, Project Manager, NATO Counter UAS Working Group, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions, NATO HQ

    • How NATO ds supporting member state C-UAS experimentation and standards
    • Feedback from live experimentation and industry testing
    • Planning for future threats
     

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

    9:00 Optimising a Single Mobile Platform for Missile, Drone and Aircraft Defence – The GBAD

    Mr Don Kelley

    Mr Don Kelley, Project Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), PEO Land Systems, USMC

    • C-UAS capabilities of the USMC’s Ground Based Air Defence System
    • Mobility as a priority – Ensuring the GBAD system can conduct the required tracking and identifying whilst being maneuverable
    • Modularity to ensure cost effectiveness – Combining air defence systems into one platform
    • Challenges to the future development of the GBAD system
     

    9:30 Protecting Mobile Forces Against UAS: Future Ground Based Air Defence

    Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Stangl

    Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Stangl, Desk Officer Ground Based Air Defence And All Arms Air Defence, German Air Force Command, Luftwaffe HQ

    • Developing a new SHORAD C-UAS solution for the German Armed Forces
    • Embedding mobile sensors into the GBAD network to detect and defeat UAS threats
    • Protecting field sites with C-UAS systems
    • Battlefield solutions for drone attacks
     

    10:00 Monitoring the US Airspace and Securing Borders Against the Illicit use of UAS

    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Mr Timothy Bennett, Director, Air Domain Awareness, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

    • How US Federal partners are cooperating to combat the threat from UAS
    • The rising challenge to deter illegal uses of UAS – From the movement of narcotics to defense against potential terrorists
    • Protecting Critical National Infrastructure and transportation hubs against hostile UAS
    • Working with US DoD to protect the US skies and develop new C-UAS solutions

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The NORDEFCO Counter UAS Capability Project and Denmark’s GBAD Program

    Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

    Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl, Branch Chief UAS / C-UAS, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization

    • The objectives of the NORDEFCO Capabilities Cooperation
    • An assessment of the C-UAS project with current findings
    • Integrating C-UAS into the Danish Brigade GBAD System
    • Opportunities and challenges for future Danish C-UAS integration

    11:30 Countering Future Unmanned Aerial Systems within Canada’s S&T Program

    • Status of the C-UAS research at DRDC
    • Opportunities and challenges with Sandbox innovative collaboration experimentation for C-UAS with IDEaS
    • The road ahead for C-UAS research and development at the Department of National Defence (DND)

    Mr Eric Fournier

    Mr Eric Fournier, Director General Innovation, DRDC - Defence Research and Development, Department of National Defence

    Mr David Hazen

    Mr David Hazen, Director S&T Combat in Virtual and Physical Environment (DSTCVPE), Department of National Defence

    12:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Adapting Belgian Air Defence Capabilities to Fend Off Hostile UAS

    Major Frederic Vanfraechem

    Major Frederic Vanfraechem, Head of Bureau Rockets and Missiles, General Direction Material Resources, Belgian Armed Forces

    • An overview of the Belgian Defence Counter UAS Program
    • Working with defense industry and research to find appropriate technologies and solutions
    • Challenges to future Belgian C-UAS adaptation and integration
    • Future RFI and capability requirements and timelines
     

    14:00 Virginia State Police C-UAS Update: Identifying and Engaging with UAS Threats Across the State

    Mr DJ Smith

    Mr DJ Smith, Technical Surveillance Agent, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau Of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police

    • How the Virginia State Police are managing the rise of UAV activity
    • Defending key state assets and infrastructure
    • Current technologies deployed to identify UAVS being used for disruptive and criminal activity
     

    14:30 C-UAS: Then Versus Now and the Way Ahead with the Evolution of Technology

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

    • Transformation efforts-leveraging all domains
    • How artificial intelligence, machine learning, and machine to machine technology benefits or hinders operations
    • Leveraging technology to meet mission requirements
    • C2 network and integration of legacy and future capabilities
     

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Panel Discussion - Understanding the Future of US C-UAS – Requirements and Outcomes

    • Determining the key technological drivers which are spurring future US C-UAS Programs
    • Future collaboration efforts between US Military and Federal partners to develop and integrate novel C-UAS projects
    • Working with the US Industrial Base to establish C-UAS requirements for the end-user.

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

    Mr Don Kelley

    Mr Don Kelley, Project Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), PEO Land Systems, USMC

    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Mr Timothy Bennett, Director, Air Domain Awareness, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like, Branch Chief, Cyber Integration & Transition Branch, Information Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory

    16:00 Gray Zone Drone in the Roaring Twenties

    Mr Larry Friese Jr

    Mr Larry Friese Jr, Counter-UAS Red Team Specialist, AISC and Former US DoD Engineer, United States Army

    • An exploration of small UAS use in between war and peace in the 2020s
    • Gray zone characteristics and the role of sUAS in the gray actor’s toolbox
    • Extrapolation of today’s gray zone tactics, sUAS tactics and technology into future scenarios covering several shades of the gray zone
     

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank, Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army

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    Colonel Loyd Beal

    Colonel Loyd Beal

    Project Manager, Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S, United States Army
    Colonel Scott Anderson

    Colonel Scott Anderson

    Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PEO Aviation, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick

    Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick

    Deputy Director, Defensive Base Operations Division, United States Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

    Branch Chief, Cyber Integration & Transition Branch, Information Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory
    Mr Don Kelley

    Mr Don Kelley

    Project Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), PEO Land Systems, USMC
    Mr Jeffrey Langhout

    Mr Jeffrey Langhout

    Director, Aviation & Missile Center, US Army Futures Command
    Mr Jonathan Wilt

    Mr Jonathan Wilt

    Director, Combat Integration and Identification Systems Division, NAWCAD WOLF, US Navy
    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Director, Air Domain Awareness, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    Ms. Nicole Thomas

    Ms. Nicole Thomas

    Division Chief For Strategy And Policy, Joint C-sUAS Office, US DoD
    Wing Commander Robert J Wilson

    Wing Commander Robert J Wilson

    MA RAF, SO1 FD FP, Air Capability, HQ Air Command, Air & Space Warfare Centre

    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Former Commandant, Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Sill, United States Army
    Colonel (Retd) Dave Shank

    Colonel Loyd Beal

    Project Manager, Terrestrial Sensors, PEO IEW&S, United States Army
    Colonel Loyd Beal

    Colonel Scott Anderson

    Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PEO Aviation, US Army
    Colonel Scott Anderson

    David Lugton

    Principal Engineer, Dstl
    David Lugton

    Dr. Claudio Palestini

    Project Manager, NATO Counter UAS Working Group, Counter Terrorism Section, Emerging Security Divisions, NATO HQ
    Dr. Claudio Palestini

    Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick

    Deputy Director, Defensive Base Operations Division, United States Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Piernick

    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

    Branch Chief, Cyber Integration & Transition Branch, Information Directorate, US Air Force Research Laboratory
    Lieutenant Colonel Eric Like

    Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Stangl

    Desk Officer Ground Based Air Defence And All Arms Air Defence, German Air Force Command, Luftwaffe HQ
    Lieutenant Colonel Manfred Stangl

    Lieutenant Colonel Rudiger Rauch

    Assistant Branch Chief, Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany
    Lieutenant Colonel Rudiger Rauch

    Major Frederic Vanfraechem

    Head of Bureau Rockets and Missiles, General Direction Material Resources, Belgian Armed Forces
    Major Frederic Vanfraechem

    Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

    Branch Chief UAS / C-UAS, Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization
    Major Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

    Mr Dave Hager

    Principal Engineer for NAWCAD Webster Outlying Field WOLF, US Navy
    Mr Dave Hager

    Mr David Hazen

    Director S&T Combat in Virtual and Physical Environment (DSTCVPE), Department of National Defence
    Mr David Hazen

    Mr DJ Smith

    Technical Surveillance Agent, High Tech Crimes Division/Bureau Of Criminal Investigations, Virginia State Police
    Mr DJ Smith

    Mr Don Kelley

    Project Manager, Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD), PEO Land Systems, USMC
    Mr Don Kelley

    Mr Eric Fournier

    Director General Innovation, DRDC - Defence Research and Development, Department of National Defence
    Mr Eric Fournier

    Mr Jeffrey Langhout

    Director, Aviation & Missile Center, US Army Futures Command
    Mr Jeffrey Langhout

    Mr Jonathan Wilt

    Director, Combat Integration and Identification Systems Division, NAWCAD WOLF, US Navy
    Mr Jonathan Wilt

    Mr Larry Friese Jr

    Counter-UAS Red Team Specialist, AISC and Former US DoD Engineer, United States Army
    Mr Larry Friese Jr

    Mr Richard Ast

    Deputy Director, Unmanned Systems Technology, Platforms and Weapons Technology Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
    Mr Richard Ast

    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Director, Air Domain Awareness, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    Mr Timothy Bennett

    Ms. Nicole Thomas

    Division Chief For Strategy And Policy, Joint C-sUAS Office, US DoD
    Ms. Nicole Thomas

    Roy Bookham

    Senior Principal Consultant, Counter-UAS, Dstl
    Roy Bookham

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    PEO Land Systems , United States Marine Corps
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    Wing Commander Robert J Wilson

    MA RAF, SO1 FD FP, Air Capability, HQ Air Command, Air & Space Warfare Centre
    Wing Commander Robert J Wilson

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