Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 17, 2011
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SMi proudly presents its 11th annual conference on...
Unmanned Aircraft Systems
16th & 17th November, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

In Association with: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association
Sponsored by: Astrium & Microflown Technologies

Overview:
SMi’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the leading UK and UAV based conference.
Now entering its 11th year, Unmanned Aircraft Systems provides the ultimate forum for global thought leadership and knowledge sharing and concisely meets the challenges presented by the year-on-year growth that occurs in what is the most dynamic community within the aviation sector.

UAS 2011 will once again remain astride of the latest developments by focusing on the key issues within the unmanned aerial domain.

In order to achieve this, the conference will be divided into targeted sessions that will address the following areas:
• SESSION 1: TRAINING & SIMULATION
• SESSION 2: PROGRAMS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
• SESSION 3: FUTURE PLATFORM ACQUISITION
• SESSION 4: OPERATIONAL FEEDBACK
• SESSION 5: FUTURE UAS SOLUTIONS
• SESSION 6: CIVILIAN AIRSPACE INTEGRATION

At UAS 2011, you can:
• Hear future UAS plans in the UK straight from SO1 ISTAR
• Recieve exclusive feedback from Operation Unified Protector in Libya
• Listen to how the experts consider the risks and benefits of greater platform autonomy
• Hear how the development of NATO AGS system is progressing directly from the NAGSMA agency
• Learn about the current training programme for the RAVEN (SPERWER) and the future programme for the ScanEagle and how this translates into your own procurement decisions
• Discover how the implementation of the UAS aviation requirements affects you and your fleet
• Hear how to transfer Synthetic Environment Training for Military UAV Pilots to Civil UAV Pilot Training
• Get briefed on how NASA are using UAVs for research purposes
• Receive frontline feedback from Afghan Predator Ops
• Address the Increasing Civil Market and the Desire by Civilian Operators to fly UASs
• Learn how industry and military are using innovative solutions through partnerships with academia and R&D organizations

Hear from our key industry leading speakers:
• Major General Stephen D. Schmidt, Commander, Airborne Early and Control Force Command, NATO
• Colonel David Evans, ISTAR Capability Branch, British Army
• Operational Commander, SO1 ISTAR, British Army
• Bogdan Horvat, Executive Officer, NAGSMA NATO
• Lieutenant Commander Gerry Corbett, Directorate of Airspace Policy, Civil Aviation Authority UK
• Captain Tom Kalkhoven, Integration Division/Flight Safety, Royal Netherlands Army
• Major General Kenneth Israel (Rtd), Former Director of the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) & Vice President Of Business Development, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions
• Chris Naftel, Global Hawk Project Manager, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
• John Moreland, Secretary General, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association
• Colin Burbidge, Head of Information Services, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association

>> For our full speaker line-up, please visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/uas-conference1.asp

Don’t miss the Pre-Conference Workshops, exclusive to UAS 2011!
Workshop A: Acoustics And Optical Sense And Avoid Workshop
09.30-12.00, Tuesday 15th November 2011
Hosted by: Microflown Technologies

Workshop B: The Latest Simulation Solutions and Hands-On Training Exercises
09.30-12.00, Tuesday 15th November 2011
Hosted by: Simlat

Workshop C: Rotary Wing Applications: Command and Control Cockpit Systems, Sensors and Test & Evaluation
15.30-18.00, Tuesday 15th November 2011
Hosted by: A2Tech

Sponsorships & Exhibition Opportunities
Contact Alia Malick on Tel +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or Email: amalick@smi-online.co.uk

Booking Information
Register at http://www.smi-online.co.uk/uas-conference1.asp
Alternatively, contact James Hitchen at Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or Email: jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk, or contact Andrew Gibbons at Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6156 or Email: agibbons@smi-online.co.uk.

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