Counter UAS Winter Summit

March 31 - April 02, 2020 | Washington D.C.


8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration & Coffee

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


9:00 am - 9:45 am Military innovation with Counter UAS in the Dismounted Environment

Colonel Joe Bookard - Director, Rapid Equipping Force, US Army
• Minimum Capabilities
• Current CUAS Solutions
• Future Technology Investments

Colonel Joe Bookard

Rapid Equipping Force, US Army

• AF DE efforts regarding precision engagement and aircraft self protect
• Utilizing defensive DE capabilities in support of counter UAS operations
• Current experimentation lines of effort to support US Air Force light plan

Dr. Michael Jirjis

Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Foce Research Laboratory (AFRL)

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Terrorists and sUAS: Theory and Threat

Zachary Kallenborn - Unmanned Systems (Swarms), CBRN Warfare and Terrorism Analyst
-sUAS allows terrorists to avoid ground-based defenses and reduce operational risk
-Attacks on certain sites (e.g. chemical facilities and airports) could cause significant harm
-However, low payloads limit the harm caused in general


Zachary Kallenborn

Unmanned Systems (Swarms)
CBRN Warfare and Terrorism Analyst

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Addressing the Threats Posed by Terrorist Groups’ use of sUAS

• Charting emerging threats of uses of sUAS
• Use of sUAS for disruption, surveillance and propaganda
• Challenges and opportunities in countering the use of sUAS by terrorist groups

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Future of Directed Energy Systems: Medium and Long Term CUAS Capability Developments

• Present-day capabilities of DE systems
• Barriers to technology maturation
• Timeline for fielding CUAS directed energy systems

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Protecting Soft Targets from Weaponized sUAS Threats

• Concerts, sports venues, marathons, outdoor events are specially vunerable
• Integrating CUAS strategies in safety action plans
• Training and investing in CUAS solutions to improve safety

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 - 2:00 pm Protecting the Southern Border from sUAS Posing National Security Threats

• Detecting and deterring cartels from using sUAS for transporting contraband
• Preventing human traffickers’ use of sUAS to undermine border security
• Improving the effectiveness of CBP operations and increasing the safety of agents

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Integrating CUAS Techniques & Procedures into Air Defence Training Doctrine

• Improving battlefield awareness training of ground forces to increase threat detection ability
• Conducting multi domain exercises to develop improved shared understanding and cooperation
• Updating CUAS training in real time to keep up with technical developments in industry

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Assessing the Threat: A Review of sUAS Threats and Capabilities of Traditional Adversaries

• Revewing drone and sUAS capabilities of China, Russia and Iran
• Threats posed to US military instalaions and warfighters
• Acquisition and research priorities to counter foreign sUAS threats

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm National Security Threats: Emering CUAS Policies and Legislation for Protecting the Nation

• Obstacles for local law enforcement’s use of CUAS solutions
• Deploying CUAS solutions for civil defense against rogue sUAS operators
• Educating citizens and local law enforcement on new sUAS policies and restrictions

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks