Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Conference 2006
Written by Ricardo Sanz   
Thursday, 21 December 2006

ASLab will be represented in the 2006 SMi conference entitled the Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This conference will be held on the 27th and 28th of November 2006, at The Hatton and other venues in London. It is supported by ASD-Network.com, Army-Technology.com, AirInternational.com and Uavworld.com.

The programme will address operations and concepts of UAVs with a view to the future battlefield, looking at the key areas that are influencing their use. The conference will investigate the relationship between UAV development and network centric and network-enabled visions, looking at ISTAR capabilities within military operations, autonomy levels in UAVs and the rules and regulations of flying in military and civil airspace.

The two-day Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles conference will examine the military needs of UAV's looking at modern military operations. The conference offers case studies from international programmes and allows attendees to address their key concerns by drawing on the experience of our expert panel.

There is also a half-day post-conference interactive workshop, entitled UAV Positioning, Orientation and Collaborative Behaviour, which will be held at the The Hatton, Central London, on the 29th November 2006, in association with The University of Nottingham and The Defence Academy.

The list of speakers includes:

  • Air Brigadier General Roberto Corsini, Deputy Chief 3rd Department, Plans and Policy, Defence General Staff, Italy
  • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel P Lewandowski, Chief Space Systems, Combat Air Branch, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, NATO
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Mullin, UAV Capabilities Officer, Material Capabilities Division, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, US Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Nick Fitzgerald, Commanding Officer 32nd Regiment Royal Artillery, British Army
  • Major General USAF (Ret) Michael Kostelnik, Assistant Commissioner, Office of CBP Air and Marine, DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Russ Adamchak, Director, Special Programms, Mercury
  • Wing Commander Andrew Jeffrey, DAS-UAV, Directorate of Air Staff, Ministry of Defence, UK
  • Wing Commander Mike Strong, UK Staff Officer, Civil-Military Co-ordination Plan Dept, Eurocontrol
  • Major AAHE Goossens MSc, Technical Project Officer, MALE UAV Project Team, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Major Radek Stastny, Senior Officer, Reconnaissance and EW Department, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Professor Ricardo Sanz, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Universidad Politecnica De Madrid
  • Dr Dirk-Roger Schmitt, Business Manager ATM, Institut fuer Flugfuehrung, DLR, Germany Republic
  • Mr Matt Roper, Principal Scientist, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Resource Centre, NATO C3 Agency
  • Mr Sean Midwood, Principal Scientist, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Resource Centre, NATO C3 Agency
The event will be chaired by Ian Poll OBE, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University and Business Development and Technical Director for Cranfield Aerospace.
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