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SMi Group are pleased to announce the 5th annual UAV Technology conference, taking place in London, 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 forum in Europe 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 meet the world’s leading operators and experts in unmanned aerial systems. Attend the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, operators and senior military figures from the entire NATO community.

  • Meet and network with leaders in UAV technology from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking lunches and drinks reception
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading UAV programme managers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of unmanned aerial systems
  • Discover cutting-edge UAV technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability
     

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Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Transforming the Royal Air Force’s RPAS Capabilities

Wing Commander Judith Graham

Wing Commander Judith Graham, Remotely Piloted Air Systems Programme Manager, 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
     
  • 9:50 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
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 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.
     
  • 11:40 Maintaining Safe and Efficient UAV Operations for the Italian Air Force

    Colonel Filippo Trigilio

    Colonel Filippo Trigilio, 1st Office Chief, Airworthiness, Technical Vice Directorate, Safety, 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
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 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
     
  • 14:00 Continuing Development of VTOL UAS Capabilities at Leonardo

    Speaker To Be Confirmed

    Speaker To Be Confirmed, , Leonardo

  • Tactical Rotary UAS - AWHERO
  • Advanced Teaming
  • Sensors and Payloads
  • VTOL-UAS Capability Development
     
  • 14:40 RAF XIII Squadron: Operational RPAS Perspective

    Officer Commanding

    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
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Session Reserved for Mynaric

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Mynaric Germany, Mynaric AG

    16:30 “Skyborg” Combat Aircraft Fleet: Completely Transforming Aerial Warfare with Unmanned Wingmen

    Mr Matt

    Mr Matt "Rico" Niemiec, Skyborg Experimentation Lead, US Air Force Research Laboratory

  • Overview of the Skyborg concept for unmanned combat aerial vehicles as loyal wingmen
  • Project progress: current and expected challenges, and technological v conceptual challenges
  • Manned/unmanned teaming considerations
  • Balancing replaceability and cost with operational effectiveness, and what technological innovations can offset this further?
     
  • 17:10 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
     
  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 Remote Presentation: 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
  • 9:50 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
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Royal Canadian Air Force: Expanding the UAS Fleet

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Current RCAF RPAS fleet and operational capabilities
  • The Remotely Piloted Air System Project: preparing for acquisition of a large-scale ISR and strike-ops capability
  • Pilot training: how the RCAF trains and selects its pilots through screening programmes
  • 11:40 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
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Swiss Air Force: Maintaining and Operating an Interoperable UAV Capability in Small Areas of Operations

    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Colonel Adrian Fischer, Commandant 84th RPAS Command, Swiss Air Force (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • Overview of Swiss Air Force UAS capabilities and operational role
  • Interoperable systems: why the Swiss Air Force shares its assets with other government formations and how this can be copied by other nations
  • Challenges and opportunities of flying RPAS within a small area of operations and what this means for training
  • Future of the force: integrating the Hermes 900
  • 14:00 Danish Armed Forces Operational UAS: Providing Persistent Overwatch Capabilities for Ground Forces

    Captain Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl

    Captain Morten Hvalsøe-Dybdahl, Chief UAS Branch, Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • How Danish Defense is using existing capabilities
  • Main focus of Danish Armed Forces UAS procurements
  • What detailed technological solutions Danish Defense wishes to see on the market
     
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 NATO Allied Ground Surveillance Force: Operating NATO’s Sovereign ISR Capability

    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Mr Bogdan Horvat, Executive Officer, NATO Allied Ground Surveillance Force Management Agency

  • Progress towards creating an initial operating capability through the NAGSF contract
  • Benefits of the NAT-variant Global Hawk and how this will augment operational capability
  • Infrastructure considerations: how NAGSF is optimising its physical infrastructure to accommodate operational requirements, including Command centre setup
  • Future of sovereign NATO UAV capabilities and future of the NAGSF contract
  • 15:50 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

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst

    Programme Director, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
    Officer Commanding

    Officer Commanding

    XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Judith Graham

    Wing Commander Judith Graham

    Remotely Piloted Air Systems Programme Manager, Royal Air Force

    Colonel Filippo Trigilio

    1st Office Chief, Airworthiness, Technical Vice Directorate, Safety, Italian Ministry of Defence
    Colonel Filippo Trigilio

    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    CO Watchkeeper Force, British Army
    Colonel Gavin Rundle

    Colonel Paul Hughes

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

    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 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

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Executive Officer, NATO Allied Ground Surveillance Force Management Agency
    Mr Bogdan Horvat

    Officer Commanding

    XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Officer Commanding

    Senior Representative

    Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative

    Mynaric Germany, Mynaric AG
    Senior Representative

    Speaker To Be Confirmed

    , Leonardo
    Speaker To Be Confirmed

    Wing Commander Judith Graham

    Remotely Piloted Air Systems Programme Manager, Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Judith Graham

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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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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