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Counter UAS Summer 2019 Event Guide

Counter UAS Summer 2019 Event Guide

The World’s leading Counter UAS Summit is back for it’s third information packed iteration!  Just one year ago, we were just starting to explore what Counter UAS really involved by focusing on CUAS challenges & solutions for both military and domestic agencies. One year later we have become the global go to summit that tackles a wide variety of CUAS topics ranging from protecting airports, drone swarms, directed energy weapons, EW systems, S&T challenges and counter terrorism.

This August 20-22 in Washington, D.C we will take an even closer view on how to integrate the latest technology designed to combat emerging drone threats, while working towards improving the regulatory issues facing all sectors.

Topics Covered Include:


* Military’s Counter-UAS acquisition goals
* Countering drone swarms
* Defending against autonomous UAS
* C-UAS requirements
* Protecting critical infrastructure
* Using APS to fight UAS
* Soft kill and hard kill technologies
* Use of UAS by terrorist groups
* Military’s Counter-UAS requirements
* Mounted C-UAS weapon systems



Top 15 Global Drone Incidents 2018-19

Top 15 Global Drone Incidents 2018-19

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.

COUNTERING THE DRONE THREAT: An Overview of the DoD's FY19 C-UAS Budget

COUNTERING THE DRONE THREAT: An Overview of the DoD's FY19 C-UAS Budget

The increased affordability and availability of recreational drone aircraft has introduced a whole host of new, unprecedented security concerns for the DoD. Criminal and terrorist organizations have already started using drones for a wide variety of illegal activity such as spying on law enforcement, intimidating witnesses, smuggling contraband and dropping explosives.

As a result, the DoD plans to invest an additional $1.5 billion over the course of 2019 into the development, testing and application of cutting-edge counter- UAS systems ranging from handheld weapons, designed to disable small, explosive-laden unmanned aerial systems, to larger, more sophisticated weapons, capable of defending bases from large-scale attack. In this infographic, we outline the DoD’s

  • Key strategic priorities for combating malicious commercial drones in 2019
  • Counter drone procurement priorities for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and DARPA
  • Recent C-UAS acquisitions 

To receive a copy of this infographic via email, please contact us at idga@idga.org with " Content Request - COUNTERING THE DRONE THREAT Infographic" in the subject line.

SPEAKER Q&A: Are We Prepared to Protect America’s Skies From Domestic Drone Threats?

SPEAKER Q&A: Are We Prepared to Protect America’s Skies From Domestic Drone Threats?

Over the past few years, it’s become clear that recreational drones pose a significant risk to national security and public safety. In this Q&A, we asked C-UAS speaker, Rob Thompson, Co-Founder of the CUAS Coalition, "Are law enforcement and national security agencies currently equipped to confront malicious and/or reckless drone use?". Download the article to learn more about the current state of domestic C-UAS efforts, the legal barriers to counter drone activities, emerging C-UAS tech and more!

Counter UAS Post Show Report

Counter UAS Post Show Report

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 idga@idga.org with the subject line CUAS_PSR Request

Counter UAS Global Outlook Report

Counter UAS Global Outlook Report

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
Taking Action Against Malicious Drones: Highlights from The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018

Taking Action Against Malicious Drones: Highlights from The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018

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.

Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Anticipated Attendee Snapshot

Find out who you will meet and learn from this August 22 - 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.