Focus Day

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Welcome Coffee & Registration

9:45 AM - 9:55 AM Chairman's Welcome Remarks

Sqaudron Leader (Retd) Tony Reeves, Former Air C2ISR OEU, RAF

Sqaudron Leader (Retd) Tony Reeves

Former Air C2ISR OEU
RAF

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM Emerging Unmanned Threats: The Use Of COTS UAS By Non-State Actors

N.R. Jenzen-Jones, Director, Armament Research Services (ARES)
• Understanding the proliferation and development trends of COTS UAS to better define counter-measures
• Mapping out the employment of UAS by non-state actors – acquisition and modification trends
• Over the horizon – how will sUAS capabilities change in the coming decade and how can we adapt counter-systems to ensure we are prepared for the threat at home and during operations abroad?

N.R. Jenzen-Jones

Director
Armament Research Services (ARES)

10:55 AM - 11:25 AM Extended Area Protection And Survivability In The Context Of C-UAS R&D

Hannibal People, Project Officer, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC
• Briefing on RDECOM’s R&D into C-UAS systems – the EAPS Gun System
• Engagement with industry and opportunities for cooperation in the C-UAS space
• Future of gun-based air defence and next steps for EAPS C-UAS programme

Hannibal People

Project Officer
US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM Coffee And Networking

11:55 AM - NaN:NaN AM Future Drone Threats: Visual Control Of Small Quadrotors In GPS-Denied Environments

Dr Chang Liu, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Group, Engineering Centre of Excellence, University of Southampton
• Why operations in GPS-denied environments are important
• General methods of GPS denied operation and comparison between them
• Current level of automated operation
• Future developments and possibilities

Dr Chang Liu

Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Group, Engineering Centre of Excellence
University of Southampton
• R&D and S&T requirements and gaps
• How successful have government-led competitions been in developing viable countermeasures for further trialling?
• Low-cost-per-kill challenges and the need for a multi-role, multi environment capability
• What are the panellists’ organisations focusing on currently? What has worked so far and what hasn’t?
• What are the panellists’ views on the optimal C-UAS solution(s) for near-peer adversaries and non-state actors?

Robert Lukawski PhD

Deputy Commanding Officer, Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defense Technologies
Polish Ministry of Defence

Hannibal People

Project Officer
US Army RDECOM-ARDEC

Manfredi Luciano

Project Officer, Enhanced Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) Army Technology Objective
US Army

Ian Mowat

Former Head of Force Protection
DE&S

Sqaudron Leader (Retd) Tony Reeves

Former Air C2ISR OEU
RAF

1:15 PM - NaN:NaN AM Chairman's Closing Remarks & End of Focus Day