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Conference Documentation: UAS

Conference Documentation: UAS

In recent years we have observed a rapid growth in the employment of Unmanned Aerial Systems and Vehicles in both the commercial and military sector. With new sophisticated technological developments allowing for greater precision, autonomy and application, the need to meet operational demand has resulted in a slew of questions concerning the military’s capability to support these systems. In particular; how does the military go about narrowing the skills gap in UAV usage, how do we increase access to national and international air space to train and use these UAV’s and do we have the structures in place to sustain them?

When will a manned-centric military force be ready to embrace the change that comes with fewer cockpits?

This year, SMi’s 15th annual UAS Conference shall aim to explore the most highly relevant and niche developments within the field of UAS’s and UAV’s in relation to the Military. The conference shall provide a platform for the industry to discuss the legislative, physical and technological challenges in implementing UAV’s and will assess the advancements in the commercial sector and how they can be applied to optimize Military operations.

Testimonials from 2014:

Delegate 2014 -- “very interesting and timely, topic event organised perfectly”
Delegate 2014 -- “excellent range of topical subjects from well-placed, knowledgeable speakers”


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Squadron Leader (ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts
9:10
2025 Horizon of the Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Spanish AF
Colonel Enrique Martinez, Chief of the Acquisition Programs Section, Spanish Air Force
9:50
Danish Small Unmanned Aircraft System in Operations
Colonel Birger Mejlholm, Commander, Danish Army Intelligence Centre, Danish Army
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
UAV Integration within the Swedish Army
Captain Nicklas Fredriksson, Squadron Commander 2iC, TUAV, Swedish Armed Forces
11:40
The Use of UAV in Police Work - The Portuguese
Intendant Carlos Henrique Madureira Ribeiro, Head of Operations, Police Special Unit , Portugese Police Force
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
NATO’s RPAS Activities and Goals
Tom Buckner, RPAS & Airworthiness Staff Officer, NATO HQ
14:00
AETHER – Persistent Aerial Surveillance Using a Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Dr Stephen Prior, Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University Of Southampton
14:40
Afternoon Tea
15:10
Panel Discussion: Autonomous Weaponised Drones– Future Warfare & Ethics
Intendant Carlos Henrique Madureira Ribeiro, Head of Operations, Police Special Unit , Portugese Police Force
15:10
Panel Discussion: Autonomous Weaponised Drones– Future Warfare & Ethics
Dr Stephen Prior, Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University Of Southampton
15:10
Panel Discussion: Autonomous Weaponised Drones– Future Warfare & Ethics
Dr Donough Wilson, Innovation Lead, Aviation, Defence and Homeland Security Innovation, VIVID/futureVision
16:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Squadron Leader (ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Squadron Leader (ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts
9:10
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Session Reserved for HQ TRADOC (tentative)
George Gonsalves, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Aviation Analyst, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
9:10
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Session Reserved for HQ TRADOC (tentative)
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, Chief Unmanned Ground Systems/Lethality Branch, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
9:50
Preparing the Future for European RPAS
Jean-Youri Marty, Deputy Director, Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
The European RPAS Roadmap - RPAS Activities in SESAR 2020
Denis Koehl, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
11:40
Current and Future Use of UAV’s by the British
Louisa Brooke-Holland, Defence Analyst, House of Commons
12:20
Networking Lunch
13:20
Co-ordination, Harmonisation and Standards in Support of Low Level RPAS (UAV) Operations
Andre Clot, Centre Director, Eurousc
14:00
Civilian UAS Under a Transportation Policy Lens
Alain Lumbroso, Economist, International Transport Forum , OECD
14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Air Space Integration, Innovation & Legislation Synergy
Alain Lumbroso, Economist, International Transport Forum , OECD
14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Air Space Integration, Innovation & Legislation Synergy
Denis Koehl, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Air Space Integration, Innovation & Legislation Synergy
Andre Clot, Centre Director, Eurousc
14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Air Space Integration, Innovation & Legislation Synergy
Jean-Youri Marty, Deputy Director, Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency
14:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Air Space Integration, Innovation & Legislation Synergy
Captain Flemming Olstroem, Branch Chief IMINT&UAS, Danish Army Intelligence Centre
15:20
Afternoon Tea
15:50
Use of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles Against Air Threats; Necessity and Feasibility
Dr Hans Heerkans, Assistant Professor, Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences, University Of Twente
16:30
New roles. New rules. New tools. New Thinking in Next Generation Unmanned Air Systems
Dr Donough Wilson, Innovation Lead, Aviation, Defence and Homeland Security Innovation, VIVID/futureVision
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Squadron Leader (ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts

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