August 22 - 24, 2018
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

Main Day 1

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

While registering for the Main Summit Day 1, enjoy your morning cup of coffee, light
snacks and lively peer-to-peer conversation.

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:45 am STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST UAS THREATS IN A COST EFFECTIVE WAYS

Dr. Juanita Harris - Executive Director at U.S. Army Aviation and Missile ARDEC, US Army
• Identifying key capabilities gaps
• Investing in cost effective C-UAS technologies
• Modernizing current weapons platforms
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Dr. Juanita Harris

Executive Director at U.S. Army Aviation and Missile
ARDEC, US Army

9:45 am - 10:30 am STRATEGIES FOR MEETING EMERGING AND ACTIVE COUNTER-UAS NEEDS OF THE WARFIGHTER

• Fielding the latest C-UAS solutions
• Accelerating acquisition of proven solutions
• Training the warfighters against UAS threats

10:30 am - 11:15 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK

 

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Title: Mobility Enabled Network Infrastructures for UAVs and UGVs

Robert Schena - CEO Rajant Corporation
  • Overcoming Communications Challenges with High Bandwidth, High Capability Networks
  • Drone to Drone Communications
  • Data Security is Paramount
  • Kinetic Mesh Networks – Field Success Stories
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Robert Schena

CEO
Rajant Corporation

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm FILLING THE AIR DEFENSE GAP IN EUROPE

Rikki Ellison - Founder & Chairman Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance
·Examining the cost of interception and solution selection for missions in different operating environments
·De-complexifying airspace and using non-kinetic methods of engagement to neutralise the UAS threat in a cost-effective manner
·Speeding up the kill chain and determining ways to upgrade counter-UAS training
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Rikki Ellison

Founder & Chairman
Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a much needed lunch break! Join us for lunch and make new
friends at your table

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm SHORT AND MIDTERM STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING GROUND COMBAT VEHICLES AGAINST UAS

• Upgrading GCVs with UAS sensing sensors and technologies
• Installing mounted counter drone systems
• Using mounted directed energy weapons systems to counter UAVs

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm A REVIEW OF THE NAVY’S COUNTER-UAS STRATEGY AND ACQUISITION GOALS

• Investing in Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare project
• Developing small UAS precision strike capabilities
• Software improvements to the optics and fire control capabilities of the MK 38 Machine Gun System

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm NETWORKING BREAK

Take a moment to recharge form the afternoon sessions!

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR FEDERAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO COUNTER THE THREAT OF UAS

• Changing laws and regulations to deal with C-UAS threats in the homeland
• Training and educating local law enforcement in counter-UAS techniques
• Reviewing pilot programs that mandate UAS identification standards

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING REMARKS

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm End of Main Conference Day One