Articles, Interviews & Whitepapers
Governments around the world are scrambling to secure the skies against the threat from unmanned aerial vehicles. This list of notable drone incidents shows why it won't be easy.
First-hand account from Colonel Amine Elkai on how the growing use of commercial and military spec drones by non-state actors on the Middle East’s battlefield is changing the nature of warfare.
Check out the most unforgettable moments from our inagural Counter UAS Summit in the Post Show Report. Included in the report is a list of our top speakers, attending companies, top benefits of attending, sights of CUAS18 and what our attendees had to say!
Check out the Counter UAS Post Show Report, then join us again in August! If you would like to get a copy of this report sent to you, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CUAS_PSR Request
In advance of our Counter UAS Summer Summit, we’ve made it our mission to keep you informed on the latest innovations in Counter UAS technologies, budgets, procurement policies and more to help you keep your eye on the big picture view of the current state of Counter UAS systems. Take a look at our Global Counter UAS Outlook 2019 Report which covers some of the most important updates in Counter UAS over the past 12 months including:
- Breakdown of the $1.5 Billion DoD CUAS Budget
- Current Legislation and Guidance on Civilian Air Space
- Counter UAS Solutions on the Market
- Recent Acquisitions in C-UAS Technology
- Highlights from the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018
- Global Drone Incidents 2018-2019
- and more
This document reflects an estimate of drone-related procurement, research and development (RDT&E), and military construction in the FY 2019 budget request. Learn more about the:
- $1.05 billion funding for counter-drone systems and why it continues to rise
- $9.39 billion to be invested in drone-related procurement, research and development, and construction funding
- New research programs that address autonomy and artificial intelligence such as Project Maven, an artificial intelligence program that has grown by 81 percent to over $100 million.
On October 5, 2018 President Trump signed the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act into legislation. This act funds the FAA through 2023 and includes the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 authorizes the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to ‘take actions” to “mitigate a credible threat that an unmanned aircraft poses to the security of a covered facility or asset” for the first time ever. Though it is still illegal to shoot down an aircraft in national airspace, the government can now begin testing, evaluating and purchasing counter UAS technologies.
For this article, we sat down with Certified International Privacy Professional Scott Mathews to discuss the opportunities, challenges and new developments associated with this act.