29 - 30 April, 2020 | London, UK

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Mr Tony Reeves, Director at Level 7 Expertise

Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

9:10 am - 9:50 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CREATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE C-UAS CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

·          Establishing C-UAS priorities that can direct a versatile and effective approach to a rapidly changing industry
·          Coordinating different approaches to C-UAS in order to establish effective multi-layered defence capabilities
·          Setting requirements to meet future UAS threats which have to the potential to exert much more influence on operations
Lieutenant General Thomas Sharpy, Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation at NATO

Lieutenant General Thomas Sharpy

Deputy Chief of Staff Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation
NATO

9:50 am - 10:30 am MODERNISING FORCE PROTECTION AGAINST UNMANNED SYSTEMS

·          New challenges associated with Force Protection against rapidly developing unmanned threats
·          Static and mobile Force Protection: Identifying successful solutions
·          Projected developments and imminent new threats for Force Protection specialists
Wing Commander Julian Weekes, Officer Commanding, Force Protection Centre at Royal Air Force

Wing Commander Julian Weekes

Officer Commanding, Force Protection Centre
Royal Air Force

10:30 am - 11:10 am AGILITY IN C-UAS APPROACH TO PREPARE FOR UNIQUE THREATS

·          Unique nature of Middle-Eastern environment and the need to develop effective C-UAS capabilities and strategy to operate there
·          Training forces to be capable of neutralising small UAS threats and reacting to their manoeuvre
·          The evolving nature of small UAS tactics and frameworks to implement that can aid in the delivery of future success
Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner, C-UAS Team Chief at USCENTCOM

Lieutenant Commander Tristan Wagner

C-UAS Team Chief
USCENTCOM

11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: ADAPTABLE, IMPROVISED AND LETHAL DRONES EMPLOYED BY ISIS

·          The ISIS four-page checklist: Mission type (spy, bombing, training). Location (city, province). Drone components (motor, bomb, ignition). Operation (successful or not)
·          How were drones countered when recovering the city of Mosul?
·          Countering the construction of drones by ISIS / ISIL
General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor at Iraq

General (retired) Mahmood Al-Bayati

Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Advisor
Iraq

The development of UAS capabilities and the growth of its potential in terms of size, utility and ability to be dealt with poses a plethora of challenges and demands an approach which can be comprehensive and able to adapt to the threats it faces. It demands an approach which is flexible to the changing nature of UAS but structured enough for long term goals to be realised and effective Counter UAS to be nurtured.
 
·          What exactly should we be preparing for?
·          What is our concept of the future threat and how will it challenge us?
·          Up to what level should this be a priority and how will it change the way our forces operate as a whole?
Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff, Incoming Head, Netherlands Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre at Royal Netherlands Army

Lieutenant Colonel Rob Olthoff

Incoming Head, Netherlands Ground Based Air and Missile Defence Knowledge Centre
Royal Netherlands Army

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Parrott, GBAD Plans & Transformation, Capability Ground Manoeuvre at British Army Headquarters

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Parrott

GBAD Plans & Transformation, Capability Ground Manoeuvre
British Army Headquarters

Mr Tony Reeves, Director at Level 7 Expertise

Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm EFFECTIVE C-UAS THROUGH DEFENCE INNOVATION

·          Validating the success of current C-UAS capabilities for future improvements and adaptations
·          Examining trends in UAS development in order to prioritise the development of more effective means of identifying and engaging hostile UAS
·          Setting coherent frameworks to set up for long term C-UAS success
Colonel Claudio Icardi, Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation at Italian Armed Forces

Colonel Claudio Icardi

Chief of Concept Development, Centre for Defence Innovation
Italian Armed Forces

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm ESTABLISHING THE STRUCTURE FOR LONG TERM C-UAS SUCCESS

·          Generating C-UAS requirements that can be adapted and developed in line with advances in UAS capabilities
·          Overcoming the challenges of the rapidly changing UAS industry by formulating effective doctrine
·          Priorities for C-UAS capability development in preparation for future threats
Mr Nico Busschaert, GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements at Belgian MoD General Staff

Mr Nico Busschaert

GBAD expert, Doctrine & Requirements
Belgian MoD General Staff

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm VALIDATION AND EVALUATION FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE C-UAS SYSTEMS

·          Testing and evaluation for hard-kill Counter-UAS capabilities
·          Data analysis and exploitation to validate the most effective solutions
·          Importance of versatility in establishing long-term C-UAS plans that can adapt in line with technological developments
Major Kyle Kirkpatrick, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence Officer, Joint Deployable Analysis Team at Joint Chiefs of Staff

Major Kyle Kirkpatrick

Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence Officer, Joint Deployable Analysis Team
Joint Chiefs of Staff

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm IDENTIFYING TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN C-UAS AND ACQUIRING COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS

·          Procuring weapons systems that can be used in synergy with other units and functions
·          Identifying the correct solutions for specific operational requirements and ensuring that equipment exceeds them
·          Future development of C-UAS capabilities that can be technologically advanced and robust enough for long term success
Confirmed representative, from at Indian Air Force

Confirmed representative

from
Indian Air Force

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

Mr Tony Reeves, Director at Level 7 Expertise

Mr Tony Reeves

Director
Level 7 Expertise