UAS Conference 2015 - Welcome to UAS 2015

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Welcome to UAS 2015

Welcome to UAS 2015

Earlier in 2015 the Government announced its commitment to hit the 2% NATO spending target for the next 10 years, and included increased funding for special forces and RPAS to meet the evolving security challenges faced by the UK.

On the 3rd October Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the 10 Reaper UAVs currently fielded by the Royal Air Force (RAF) will be replaced by double the number of a previously unknown ‘Protector UAVs’ "to keep us safe and to give us the intelligence and information and potentially give us the capacity to hit people who are potentially planning to hit us"

UAS 2015 is uniquely positioned to address the challenges in delivering capability for these current requirements, helping to shape the future trajectory of unmanned innovation and capability.

Now in its fourth edition the program will explore unmanned systems across the full spectrum of the defence and security domain embracing land and maritime systems, as well as air. The conference will discuss key areas such as technological advances and R&D, counter UAV, current requirements, managing security risks, and manned-unmanned teaming.



Cobham to Launch ‘Universal’ Spring Mount Antenna Range at UAS 2015

CobhamNewmarket, Suffolk, UK: Cobham Antenna Systems, a market-leading antenna solutions provider, is proud to announce the launch of a ‘Universal’ range of spring-mount omni-directional antennas.

This range of antennas is designed for applications where lives can depend on secure communications or where a loss of signal can result in severe financial implications.

The spring mount antenna range will be launched at UAS 2015 on the 1-2 December at Twickenham Stadium, UK. Until 2015 UAS has traditionally had an Air only focus, however this year the conference includes Land and Maritime making it the perfect venue to launch this range.

For more information, datasheets, or variants please contact Cobham Antenna Systems

Keynote Address

John KingwellUAS 2015 is delighted to confirm this year's keynote address will be delivered by Rear Admiral John Kingwell, Director, Defence Concepts and Doctrine Centre. 

Rear Admiral John Kingwell joined the Royal Navy in 1984.  He has had 4 commands, including as Commander United Kingdom Task Group, the Task Group deployed off Libya in 2011.  Other appointments have included being the adviser to the newly appointed Head of the Iraqi Navy (2005) and a range of policy appointments in the Ministry of Defence.  As Director Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, he is responsible for the production of horizon-scanning strategic trends, concepts and doctrine – underpinned by thorough research and experimentation – to help inform decisions in Defence strategy, capability development and operations, and to provide the foundation for joint education, both now and into the future.




Leading speakers and confirmed sessions

ISTAR - Developing Unmanned Capability
Major Tom Luker RA –2IC, 47 Regiment Royal Artillery

Capability Development Options in the Maritime Environment
Commander Bow Wheaton, Maritime Capability – Aviation, Royal Navy

Novel Navigation Technique for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS Denial Situation
Dr Yahya Zweiri, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University

Lessons Learned from MOD Unmanned Systems -What is Safe Enough?
Joe Garton, UAS Operations Manager, RPS Risk Management UAS
John Rickard, Safety and Airworthiness Head, Defence Equipment and Support
Martyn Clarke, Principal Consultant, RPS Risk Management UAS

Managing the Security Risks in Unmanned Systems
Peter Goodliff, Security Engineer Manager, Thales

Countering Present and Future Non-Traditional Aviation Technologies
Jonas Nygårds, Senior Scientist,  Department for Sensor and EW, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Counter UAV Operations
Paul Taylor, Business Development Director, Enterprise Control Systems Ltd

Antivenin Delivery System Employing a Low Cost Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Dr Rashid Ali, Senior Lecturer in Aeronautics, Sheffield Hallam University

MIMO Systems for UAV Communications
Martin Shelley, Engineering Operations Manager, Cobham Antenna Systems
Dr Ben Derrick, Engineering Project Manager, Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance

UAS Operations: Past, Present & the Potential Future
David Jones, Chief Executive, Rescue Global