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Following last years’ successes, SMi’s third annual UAV Technology conference returns to Prague this September.

UAVs now more than ever play a pivotal role as a tactical and operational tool for the Armed Forces. SMi's UAV Technology conference will aim to examine and bring solutions to this specific piece of equipment and how to better utilise it during missions. Moreover, SMi will bring together a community of experts, friends and allies to share information and strengthen relationships. This reflects the growing need of nations, armed forces and industries to come together in order to achieve higher levels of capabilities.
 

Attend UAV Technology 2018 to gain insights into the rapid proliferation of technology and how national Armed Forces and Law Enforcement agencies are developing their unmanned airborne capabilities to meet a new array of requirements. This event will also include numerous briefings on the emerging necessity of countering UAVs and available technologies of doing so.
 

Attending this conference will mean to not only have a clear understanding of UAV and counter-UAV but to have a chance to be part of a community of leaders and experts that will impact the growth of these technological assets.
 

• Leading networking event focused on the development of UAV and counter-UAS capabilities
• Obtain insights from leading nations in the realm of automated and unmanned technologies such as the US, Israel, France, or Poland to name just a few
• This region represents a unique part of the world in this moment in time because of the focus on military investments and upgrades
• Become part of the community striving to maximise UAV capabilities while also accurately responding to the threats they pose on national and border security
• Gain a clear understanding of the market and meet key technology providers at the forefront of unmanned aerial capability development.
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

9:00 Adapting to UAV Proliferation and Implementing Responses and Regulations

Colonel Christophe Michel

Colonel Christophe Michel, Head of Cross Ministerial Aviation Security Mission,, State Protection and Security, France

 

  • Evolving doctrine surrounding UAV technologies and counter-UAV requirements
  • UAV legislation in France
  • Current and future requirements within the French Defence to adapt to proliferation and enhance protection against airborne intrusions
  •  Implementing counter-UAV legislation and protecting state security

     

  • 9:30 Shaping a Strong and Versatile Unmanned Airborne Vehicles Fleet and Adapting to the Evolving Shifting Environment

    Lieutenant Colonel Reut

    Lieutenant Colonel Reut , Commander UAV Unit, Israeli Defence Forces

    • Understanding the changing environment in Israel and abroad
    • Meeting Israeli Defence Forces UAV requirements
    • Dealing with enemy UAVs
    • Maintaining awareness of the evolving strategic environment and adapting capabilities

    10:00 Gold Sponsor Presentation Reserved for SRC, Inc.

    Mr. David Bessey

    Mr. David Bessey, AVP Counter UAS Business Development, SRC Inc

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Open Architecture in U.S. Army UAS Control Systems

    Ms. Maggie Patton

    Ms. Maggie Patton, Product Manager, Common Systems Integration, PEO AVIATION

  • Current Architecture Challenges
  • Planned Future Architecture
  • Method of Approach
  • 11:30 Research and Development: Countering UAV Intrusions and Controlling COTS UAV Proliferation

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer,, R&D Department, Finnish Army Academy

     

  • Current requirements for anti-drone systems in Finland and abroad
  • Responding to the increase in attacks carried out by terrorist organisations with commercially purchased drones
  • Human-portable and ground-based counter-UAV technology
  • Adapting to range, payload, accuracy, lethality, stealth, and mobility
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 The Drone Detection System

    Mr. Artur Przygoda

    Mr. Artur Przygoda, President and CEO, AP-FLYER Sp. z o.o.

    • AARTOS DDS – Advanced Automatic RF Tracking and Observation Solution Drone Detection System – introduction and highlights
    • Available system versions of DDS (hardware and software)
    • Presentation of possibilities and operation of the DDS
    • AARTOS CMS – Advanced Automatic RF Tracking and Observation Solution Counter-Measure Solutions – specification and highlights

     

    13:30 The C-UAS technologies for the present and foreseeable future

    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky, Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Defence Systems, Brno University of Defence, Czech Republic


    • Introduction & C-UAS technologies overview
    • SWOT of the current C-UAV technologies
    • Challenges for the foreseeable future
    • Present results and future tasks for scientists and researchers in the field of C-UAS
     

    14:00 Afternoon Tea

    14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION - Adapting to Emerging Threats and Developing Counter-UAV Technologies and Systems

     

  •  Emerging threats requiring developments in Counter-UAV capabilities
  • Feedback on current systems and capabilities at use
  • Challenges of utilising AI and EW
  • Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer,, R&D Department, Finnish Army Academy

    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Christophe Michel

    Colonel Christophe Michel, Head of Cross Ministerial Aviation Security Mission,, State Protection and Security, France

    15:15 Update on the Estonian National Defence Development Plan 2013-2022

    Mr. Markko Lepikult

    Mr. Markko Lepikult, Chief Procurement Officer, National Investments Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence

     

  • Current level of utilisation and development of UAV capabilities within the Estonian Defence Forces
  • Maximising border and state security with enhanced airborne ISR and data gathering
  • Modernising the UAV fleet: acquisition and development programmes
  • Current and future challenges: a focus on counter-UAV technologies
  • 15:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

    9:00 An Update on the Swiss UAV Fleet and the Requirements for Modernisation

    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Colonel Adrian Fischer, Officer Commanding, 84th UAV Command, Swiss Air Force

  • Main UAV technologies at use in Switzerland

        o The Elbit Hermes 900 platform
        o The RUAG Ranger

  • Phasing out the RUAG Ranger while introducing the ELBIT's Hermes
  • Developing the MALE UAV fleet
  • Airspace Integration
  • 9:30 Modernizing the French Naval UAV fleet and Achieving Strategic Superiority

    Captain Jean-Michel Aumeunier

    Captain Jean-Michel Aumeunier, Drones, Environment, Navigation and intelligence,, French Navy (SFC)

  •  The requirements for modernized unmanned aerial capabilities and ensuring tactical support in land, air, and maritime environments 

        o Integrating tactical drone-system capacity within heavily armed maritime vessels: requirements and challenges
        o The Future Mines Actions Systems (“SLAMF”) by 2020
        o Enhancing MDA and achieving information superiority 

  •  Achieving the best possible combination of multi-role performance, reliability, and operating costs in small and medium UAV systems 
  •  A procurement perspective on the importance of counter-UAV technology: current requirements within the French strategic landscape

     

  • 10:00 Modernising the German Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft Fleet: Enhancing Existing Capabilities

    - Update on recent experiences in operational deployments in Afghanistan and Mali
    - Update on the training of German RPA crews
    - Outlook on future plans to enhance and expand the capabilities of the RPA used by the German Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser

    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser, Division 2 II a C2 Operations , German Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Head ISR & UAS Division, Bundeswehr

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Synergetic Use of Tactical UAS in Different Layers

    Mr. Ziv Avni

    Mr. Ziv Avni, US,EU & Australia UAS Business Unit Manager , Elbit Systems Ltd.

    • How to operate different layers of tactical UAS
    • How the different abilities of each are complementing each other.

    11:30 Developing Unmanned Airborne Technology and Pushing Innovation in the NATO Area

    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer

    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer, Former Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Engineering & Innovation CEI , NATO ACT

  • Current technical requirements for enhanced UAV research and Alliance-wide interoperability
  • Anticipating interoperability challenges and overcoming communication and network challenges
  • Current counter-UAS doctrines and foreseeable enhancement programmes in NATO operations
  • Requirements for counter-UAV research and innovation 
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Development of UAV “capability” in Hungary for ISR Purposes

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako, Section Chief, IMINT, EW Branch, Hungarian National Military Security Service

  • The need and the evolution of UAV “capability”
  • Concepts for Operation and Technology development for ISR purposes
  • Current and Future requirements
  • Current and future challenges

         o expansion of categories: how to determine the minimum and the maximum
         o the role of VTOL assets

  • Current and future challenges

         o the matrix of capability development
     

  • 13:30 UAV as a Strategic Tool - AFIT's Experiences

  • Update and experiences with the Zephyr and Gryf platforms - AFIT perspective
  • Current strategic developments and acquisitions of new platforms
  • The Technical Modernisation Plan: long term (2013-2022) evolution and upgrade of Imagery and satellite reconnaissance capabilities
  • Foreseeable procurements and fulfilling emerging requirements 
  • Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik

    Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik, General Director, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology

    Lieutenant Colonel Ph.D., Eng., Dariusz Rykaczewski

    Lieutenant Colonel Ph.D., Eng., Dariusz Rykaczewski , Chief of UAV Laboratory, Aircraft Division, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology

    14:00 Afternoon Tea

    14:30 PANEL DISCUSSION - Developing UAV and Counter-UAV Technologies in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Factors driving procurement in Central and Eastern Europe4
  • Meeting army and law enforcement requirements
  • What acquiring cutting-edge technology means for legacy equipment and interoperability
  • Foreseeable regional challenges to stability and remedying them
  • Mr. Markko Lepikult

    Mr. Markko Lepikult, Chief Procurement Officer, National Investments Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence

    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky, Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Defence Systems, Brno University of Defence, Czech Republic

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako, Section Chief, IMINT, EW Branch, Hungarian National Military Security Service

    Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik

    Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik, General Director, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Prof. Dipl. Eng. Phd Associate Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic

    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

    15:15 Current requirements in UAV Technology Research

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Prof. Dipl. Eng. Phd Associate Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic

  • Small-, medium-, and large-size drones and their respective utilities
  • An update on the aerial Tactical Decision Support System (TDSS) 

          o Maximising Command and Control (C2) 

  •  Results from the Prague Castle exercise and new law enforcement and military requirements in UAV research

     

  • 15:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer

    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer

    Former Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Engineering & Innovation CEI , NATO ACT
    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Officer Commanding, 84th UAV Command, Swiss Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser

    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser

    Division 2 II a C2 Operations , German Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Head ISR & UAS Division, Bundeswehr
    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Section Chief, IMINT, EW Branch, Hungarian National Military Security Service
    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak

    Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer,, R&D Department, Finnish Army Academy
    Ms. Maggie Patton

    Ms. Maggie Patton

    Product Manager, Common Systems Integration, PEO AVIATION

    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer

    Former Assistant Chief of Staff, Capability Engineering & Innovation CEI , NATO ACT
    Brigadier General (retd) Henrik Sommer

    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Air Defence Systems, Brno University of Defence, Czech Republic
    Colonel (retd) Assoc. Prof., Ph.D., Miroslav Kratky

    Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik

    General Director, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology
    Colonel (retd) Ryszard Szczepanik

    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Officer Commanding, 84th UAV Command, Swiss Air Force
    Colonel Adrian Fischer

    Colonel Christophe Michel

    Head of Cross Ministerial Aviation Security Mission,, State Protection and Security, France
    Colonel Christophe Michel

    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser

    Division 2 II a C2 Operations , German Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Klaus Peter Bernewasser

    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

    Prof. Dipl. Eng. Phd Associate Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic
    Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola

    Lieutenant Colonel Ph.D., Eng., Dariusz Rykaczewski

    Chief of UAV Laboratory, Aircraft Division, Polish Air Force Institute Of Technology
    Lieutenant Colonel Ph.D., Eng., Dariusz Rykaczewski

    Lieutenant Colonel Reut

    Commander UAV Unit, Israeli Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel Reut

    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Head ISR & UAS Division, Bundeswehr
    Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge

    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Section Chief, IMINT, EW Branch, Hungarian National Military Security Service
    Lieutenant Colonel Zoltan Lako

    Major General (retd) Josef Sedlak

    Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General (retd) Josef  Sedlak

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer,, R&D Department, Finnish Army Academy
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Mr. Artur Przygoda

    President and CEO, AP-FLYER Sp. z o.o.
    Mr. Artur Przygoda

    Mr. David Bessey

    AVP Counter UAS Business Development, SRC Inc
    Mr. David Bessey

    Mr. Fernando Yela

    Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, NATO NSPA
    Mr. Fernando Yela

    Mr. Markko Lepikult

    Chief Procurement Officer, National Investments Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence
    Mr. Markko Lepikult

    Mr. Ziv Avni

    US,EU & Australia UAS Business Unit Manager , Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Mr. Ziv Avni

    Ms. Maggie Patton

    Product Manager, Common Systems Integration, PEO AVIATION
    Ms. Maggie Patton

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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