Final week until UAV Technology 2020

There is now only 1 week until the highly anticipated UAV Technology interactive virtual conference takes place on the 28th – 29th September. Registrations will cut off on midnight Thursday 24th September for only £499 on delegate bookings. Military and Government personnel are free of charge

UAV Technology 2020 will have 5+ hours networking time, 20+ Military and Government Speakers and 86+ Senior Military and Industry figures in attendance. Delegates some in-depth insights on UAS technology, ISR capabilities and more.

The two-day conference will welcome an exceptional gathering of international senior military officers to discuss cutting-edge UAS programmes and initiatives. Key topics covered include:


Final 2020 Speakers

Host Nation Speakers

• Squadron Leader Stu Watkinson, Assistant Programme Manager Reaper and Protector, Royal Air Force
• Colonel Paul Hughes, Chief Engineer and Type Airworthiness Authority for UK Strategic RPAS, Defence Equipment and Support
• Wing Commander Kathryn Ferris, Officer Commanding XIII Squadron, Royal Air Force
• Colonel Gavin Rundle, CO Watchkeeper Force, British Army
• Flight Lieutenant Matt Wood, SO3 Surveillance and Target Acquisition, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army
• Dr Ivan Petrunin, Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing for Autonomous Systems, Cranfield University
• Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

International Speakers

• Lieutenant Colonel Ralf Kleindienst, Programme Director, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support
• Lieutenant Colonel Vincenzo Acampora, Section Leader for UAV Airworthiness, Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAA), Italian Ministry of Defence
• Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Contract – Programme Manager, General Directorate for Defence Investments & Armaments, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence
• Colonel Cameron Pringle, Commander 319th Reconnaissance Wing, USAF
• Colonel Timothy Monroe, Commander 25 Attack Group, USAF
• Lieutenant Colonel Keirin Joyce, Deputy Director RPAS, Royal Australian Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Jason Rose, Deputy Operations Wing Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
• Mr Bogdan Horvat, Executive Officer, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency
• Colonel Giorgio Cozzolino, Director, Italian Joint C-M/M UAS Center of Excellence
• Lieutenant Colonel Jason Furlong, Directorate of Air Requirements 8, Royal Canadian Air Force

The full agenda are available to download at:

UAV Technology
28th – 29th September 2020
Remote Access only
Sponsored by: AeroVironment, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and Leonardo

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