Agenda

I.  Emerging Service and Government Requirements, Needs & Opportunities

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

“Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet UAS Plans & Programs for Maritime Security”
VICE ADMIRAL MIKE SHOEMAKER, USN
Commander, Naval Air Forces & Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

“Counter UAS Plans, Programs and Requirements”
MR. THOMAS BAKER
Director, UAS and Counter UAS Initiatives, First Air Force/NORAD Continental Region

“Perspective on Roles for RPA in the SOUTHCOM ISR Mission”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL MICHAEL “SNIPER” BEAVIN, USAF
Chief, J2 Collection Management Division, ISR Directorate, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM/J2)

“PEO C4I Integration Initiatives to Improve System-of-Systems (SoS) Operability”
■ MR. BOB POOR, USN
Principal Engineer, Air & Sea Integration, Carrier and Air Integration Program Office (PMW 750)

“Marine Aircraft Group 14 Perspective: UAS Needs & Challenges”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL KAIN “CHEWIE” ANDERSON, USMC
Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1), Marine Aircraft, Group 13, (MAG-13), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

“432 UAS Needs, Capabilities and Requirements”
SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE
432d, Air Force Wing, Creech Air Force Base

“UAS Update & Overview from the Navy’s TYCOM”
COMMANDER (ret) CHRIS “PYRO” FITZGERALD, USN
Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific (N809A), (COMNAVAIRFOR, CNAF), UAS Requirements

“163d Reconnaissance Wing, UAS Needs & Requirements”
■ COL KEITH “LJB” WARD, USAF
163d Attack Wing, Vice Commander,163d Recon Wing, ANG

“FAA Update on Unmanned Aircraft Commercial Integration” 
■ MR. MICHAEL WILSON
Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager, Southern Region, NextGen Branch, Federal Aviation Administration

“RPA Test & Acquisition Capabilities, Challenges & Future”
■ LtCOL Cory “LITE” NADDY, USAF
Director, Global Vigilance Combined  Test Force, 418 Flight Test Squadron

“MQ-1C Gray Eagle: Creating a New Army Paradigm”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL TRAVIS HABHAB, USA
Commander, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, “GUNFIGHTERS”

“Army TRADOC – UAS Mission Needs, Challenges & Requirements”
■ COLONEL PAUL CRAVEY
Director, TRADOC Capabilities Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence

 

II. Major UAS Programs and sUAS Integration in the NAS Testing and Capabilities

“UND UAS Training & Emerging Plans & Programs”
■ BRIGADIER GENERAL (USAF ret), AL PALMER
Director, University of North Dakota Aerospace, UAS Center of Excellence

“Army UAS Training Plans, Programs, and Requirements”
■ MR. MARK FARRAR
Director of Training, USA UAS Training Center,2-13 Aviation Regiment

“Alaska Center for UAS Integration Program Update”
■ MR. MARTY ROGERS
Business Dir., Alaska Center for UAS Integration; Deputy Dir., ASSURE FAA UAS COE

“Federal Aviation Administration Update on UAS Commercial Integration”
■ MR. MICHAEL WILSON
Aviation Safety Inspector, Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager, Southern Region, NextGen Branch, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (ASO-220) (Tentative)

“New Mexico State University UAS Flight Center Plans & Programs”
■ MR.DENNIS “ZAK” ZAKLAN
Deputy Director, New Mexico State University UAS Flight Test Center

“UAS Commercial Integration Needs & Challenges”
■ MR. CORTNEY ROBINSON
Director, UAS and Air Transportation Infrastructure Civil Aviation, Aerospace Industries Association (Tentative)

“RPAS Airspace Integration Challenges for Air Navigation Service Providers” 
MR. LANCE “SKY” KING
Senior Policy Advisor, Airworthiness & Airspace Integration, Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman

“Global Hawk Plans and Programs”
■ MR. MIKE LYONS
Global Hawk Business Development Lead, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

 

III. Emerging UAS ISR, Payload & Platform Technologies for Homeland Protection & Maritime Security

“UxV Testing”
COMMANDER BRANT BROCKETT
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command System Center Pacific (SPAWAR/SSC Pacific)

“Custom and Border Patrol UAS Program: The Way Forward for Homeland Protection”
MR. JOHN MURPHY
Deputy Executive Director, National Air Security Operations Center (NASO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, Department of Homeland Security

“Additive Manufacturing in the Context of UxV Design and Prototyping”
DR. KRISTIN HOLZWORTH
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command System Center Pacific (SPAWAR/SSC Pacific)

“U.S. Fourth Fleet Update – Theater of Innovation and UAS in the Maritime Environment””
CAPTAIN TED J. VENABLE, USN (ret)
CNT/UAS Program Manager at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces South and Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking Program Manager (COMUSNAVSO/C4F), U.S. Navy

“Cooperative Tethered UAS – USV Operations for MCM Data Exfiltration”
DR. VLADIMIR DJAPIC and DR. ANTHONY JONES
CO-Project Investigators, HAMMER Project, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command System Center Pacific (SPAWAR/SSC Pacific)

“Next Gen Armaments and Payloads”
MR. MICHAEL BLADES
Senior Industry Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

“sUAS Capabilities, Plans and Programs”
MR. CHAD AMONN
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, INOVA DRONE

“UAS Advanced Satellite Communications”
MR. HOWARD PACE
Vice President, Space Systems, ViaSat