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Defending troops against the swarm threat

Autonomous weapons systems are able to provide enormous destructive power to militaries who operate them, and advancements in this field by a few nations are making them a reality on the battlefield. Defence IQ have compiled an article on the breakthroughs in swarm technologies, which will be one of the core focuses of the pre-conference day of this year’s Counter UAS.

Preparing for future UAS threats

In this exclusive interview with Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara, Chief of the Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery at the Artillery School of the Spanish Army and speaker at this year's Counter UAS conference, learn more on how the future operating environment impacts C-UAS capability developments. Download this interview to gain his exclusive insight on:

  • The characteristics of the future operating environment
  • The challenges in finding the right solutions to detect, classify and determine the origin of small UAS on the battlefield
  • The future UAS threats allied forces should prioritise their C-UAS capability development for
  • If military organisations such as NATO can help push individual nations to establish long-term CUAS development plans through group procurement

The Donbass drones war: How indigenous UAS programmes enabled Ukraine to keep up in the drone race

The demonstration of drone capabilities in the Donbass war has shown the crucial need for Ukrainian and allied troops to adapt to an agile adversary force projected and multiplied by UAS fleets. Download this report by Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, Ukraine Defence and Air Attaché in the UK to learn more about the threats adversary drones posed in the Donbass War and what the Ukrainian response was. The elements presented here will be a core focus of this year’s Counter-UAS conference.

Countering UAS: Focus on procurement

UAS have become in the past decade lower, smaller and slower, and overall harder to detect. This is posing an increasing threat to the military, as adversaries have begun to employ them for intelligeance gathering and offensive tactics.

Ahead of the annual Counter-UAS conference, we surveyed a wide range of experts to identify their procurement priorities, investment timelines and opinion on the current solutions available on the market. Discover the results in this exclusive complimentary infographic.

UK Joint-GBAD perspective on counter-UAS: Exclusive insight from Colonel Giles Malec

The development of unmanned technologies is advancing at a increasingly rapid pace, encompassing simplified operation, increased UAS payload, enhanced navigation capabilities, and reduced manufacturing costs. The potential for non-state actors to employ UAS against friendly troops is growing and militaries are exploring ways to enhance SHORAD against low, small and slow UAS.

Ahead of the second annual Counter-UAS conference, Defence IQ had the opportunity to get first-hand insight on the UK Joint-GBAD from Colonel Giles Malec, its Commander and speaker at the event. In this exclusive interview, he explores the current capabilities and emerging requirements, the main challenges associated with the rules of engagement and ways UAS are changing ConOps and strategic thinking.

Countering UAS: Why techniques and tactics matter as much as the solutions

The threat of UAS requires the militaries to adapt their strategy and think of new ways to mitigate the risk they pose on the battlefield. There is not only a need to procure the right solutions, but also to integrate them fully into the existing troops to maximise their counter-uas potential.

Ahead of the second annual Counter-UAS conference, Defence IQ had the opportunity to discuss with Lieutenant Colonel Luis Algara, Chief of Department of Tactics, Techniques and Gunnery at the Artillery School of the Spanish Army and speaker at the event, on why tactics, techniques and the full integration of those in the counter-uas strategy matter as much as the technical solution itself.