Rising Thread of UAVs in the European Airspace

Top Quote SMi Group reports: Join leading UAS experts from OECD, SESAR Joint Undertaking, Eurousc, European Defence Agency and Danish Army Intelligence Centre at the Unmanned Aerial Systems conference taking place 19th - 20th November in London, UK. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 13, 2015 - With the increasing use of UAVs, experts see a growing thread in the safety of the European airspace. Two aircraft proximity events in July highlight the growing problem, with incidents involving UAVs reported by commercial airline pilots on approach to both Warsaw International and London Heathrow airports. SMi's 15th Annual conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems will provide you a platform to discuss solutions for a safe air traffic integration and review the current state of it from the national and international perspective. In addition, it will highlight the challenges in civilian versus military UAV airspace management and evaluate the procedural standards on construction, reliability and safety of unmanned aerial vehicles. For more information on the conference programme, please visit www.uasconference.com/1888

    Benefits of Attending:
    Discuss the influence of commercial tech developments and give a critical analysis of the ramifications of these on the military
    Evaluate the importance of scale and the impact of small and nano-sized UAVs on training and operations
    Debate the use of autonomous UAVs in ISR, combat support and law enforcement
    Explore the measures being taken to counter UAS strikes

    Expert Speaker Line-Up Includes:
    Squadron Leader (ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts
    Alain Lumbroso, Economist, International Transport Forum, OECD
    Andre Clot, Centre Director, Eurousc
    Captain Flemming Olstroem, Branch Chief IMINT&UAS, Danish Army Intelligence Centre
    Captain Nicklas Fredriksson, Squadron Commander 2iC, TUAV, Swedish Armed Forces
    Colonel Birger Mejlholm, Commander, Danish Army Intelligence Centre, Danish Army
    Colonel Enrique Martinez, Chief of the Acquisition Programs Section, Spanish Air Force
    Colonel Robert Kiebler, Commander, 49th Wing, Holloman AFB, United States Air Force
    Denis Koehl, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking
    Dr Donough Wilson, Innovation Lead, Aviation, Defence and Homeland Security Innovation, VIVID/futureVision
    Dr Hans Heerkans, Assistant Professor, Behavioural, Management & Social Sciences, University Of Twente
    Dr Stephen Prior, Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics & Computational Engineering, University Of Southampton
    George Gonsalves, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Aviation Analyst, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
    Intendant Carlos Henrique Madureira Ribeiro, Head of Operations, Portuguese Police Force
    Jean-Youri Marty, Deputy Director, Capability, Armament & Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, Chief Unmanned Ground Systems/Lethality Branch, HQ TRADOC, United States Army
    Louisa Brooke-Holland, Defence Analyst, House of Commons
    Tom Buckner, RPAS & Airworthiness Staff Officer, NATO HQ

    This conference is kindly sponsored by Strat Aero International.

    Attendees of the 15th annual Unmanned Aerial Systems conference includes, but are not limited to Military and civilian personnel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers working in the following roles: ISR, ISTAR, NATO, Command, Control Communications and Computers, Airborne Network, Global Information Grid, Combat Air Patrol, LEMV, NAVAIR, Operation Systems Developments, Defence Common Ground System, Remotely Piloted Air Systems and Alliance Ground Surveillance.

    OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE: 2-day Conference + half-day pre-conference Workshop ("Counter-UAS: The Next Arms Race?" led by Squadron Leader (Ret'd) Keven Gambold, CEO, Unmanned Experts). For more information on the interactive workshop, please visit www.uasconference.com/1888

    For bespoke sponsorship enquiries please contact Sadia Malick on +44 020 7827 1748 or email smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Early bird places are strictly limited! To take advantage of this, please register today.

    For more information on the event, please visit www.uasconference.com/1888 or contact Frederick Agboletey on +44 020 7827 1070 or email fagboletey ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    About SMi Group:
    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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