Agenda

I: Emerging Service and Government Needs, Initiatives & Opportunities

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Special Government Keynote Addresses:

“Commander Naval Air Forces UAS Needs, Capabilities and Future Requirements”
VICE ADMIRAL TROY M. SHOEMAKER
US NAVY Commander, Naval Air Forces & Commander, Naval Air  Force US Pacific Fleet

“An Armed Services Committee Perspective:
UAS Needs & Challenges for National Airspace”

THE HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN DUNCAN HUNTER
R-50th District, California

“UAS: Protecting our Nation & Borders”
THE HONORABLE CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN A. DAVIS
D-53th District, California

“The Need for Unmanned Aircraft for Homeland & Border Security”
THE HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PETERS
D-52nd Congressional District

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“Army UAS Interoperability and Manned/Unmanned Teaming – Capabilities and Way Ahead”
■ COLONEL PATRICK MASON, USA 
Commander, U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (RTC), U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)

“Army UAS Needs & Capabilities”
■ COLONEL COURTNEY COTE, USA
Project Manager, USA UAS Systems

“UAS Support to NORTHCOM and NORAD Operations”
MR. THOMAS BAKER
Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Integration (UAS-AI) Joint Test (JT), North American Aerospace
Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

“Joint Counter-UAS TTP Development”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL PAUL WILKERSON, USAF
Deputy Director, Analysis and Reports, Joint Counter Low, Slow, Small UAS (JCLU) Joint Test (JT)

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

 “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

 “Cutting-edge UAS Technologies for Military Applications”
■ COLONEL THOMAS von ESCHENBACH, USA
Director, TRADOC Capability Manager forUnmanned Systems

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

 “MQ-1C Gray Eagle: Creating a New Army Paradigm”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL PARKER FRAWLEY, USA
Commander, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, “Gun Fighters,” First Infantry
Division

 “Yuma Proving Ground UAS Testing & Capabilities”
■ MR. GRANT WARE
Director, Air Combat Systems, US Army Yuma Proving Ground (tentative)

 “ACC 9th Attack Squadron Future RPA Needs & Capabilities”
■ LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN TORRES, USAF
Commander, 9th Attack Squadron

 

II: Commercial UAS Programs Integration and Testing Capabilities

“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)

• Exemption, Experimentals, Certificates and Comments
• UAS Integration into the National Airspace with the Newly Proposed Rule Making

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

“UAS Commercial Integration Needs & Challenges”
MR. ALI BAHRAMI
Vice President, Civil Aviation, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

 “CRUSER and JIFX Programs”
■ COMMANDER (RET) DAVID PLACE, USN
Naval Postgraduate School Research Associate

• The CRUSER Community of Interest (CoI) is Open to Anyone With an Interest in Unmanned Systems
• The Goal of Building a Collaborative Environment and Community of Interest for the Advancement of UAS
• CRUSER Members are Located all Over the World and Come From the DoD, Fed/State/Local Gov Agencies,
Academia, Industry, and International Partners
• JIFX is a Program Sponsored by OSD and the Program Offers a Venue for Experimentation in a
Collaborative Environment

“Small UAS for Civil Aviation: Needs & Operations”
■ MR DAVID HENDRICKSON
Director, Business Development, AeroVironment

 

III: Emerging UAS Payloads Emerging Technologies for Homeland Protection & Maritime Security

“Custom and Border Patrol UAS Program: The Way Forward for Homeland Protection”
■ MR. JOHN PRIDDY
Director, National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations, U.S. Customs And Border Protection, Office of Air  and Marine (CBP/OAM)

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

• Digital CAS (DCAS) Defined
• Digital CAS in Practice
• The Employment of Unmanned Systems in Digital CAS

“PUMA UAS for Maritime Security”
■ MR. JIM NELSON
Coastal Riverine Group ONE (CRG-1), N6 Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) Security Manager, USN and 

■ LT JOSHUA VAZQUEZ, USN
PUMA Expeditionary Subject Matter Expert, Coastal Riverine Group ONE

Special Joint Presentation from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Innovating to Realize the Potential of Unmanned Systems

■ CAPTAIN KURT ROTHENHAUS
Commanding Officer, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

■ MR. BRYAN TOLLEFSON 
Battlespace Awareness, Business Portfolio Manager

■ DR. VLADIMIR DJAPIC
Chief Scientist Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) Lab

■ MR. DARREN POWELL
Engineer, Unmanned Systems Branch

 

“Apache Fire Control Unmanned UAS Capabilities”
■ MR. GREGORY WALKER
Senior Business Development Manager, Apache Fire Control Systems, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

• As Manned Unmanned Doctrine Evolves, New TTPs Will Be Discovered
• Long Range Datalink Capability
• Maximizes Economy of Force
• Increases Reaction Time and Maneuver Space
• Improves Reconnaissance Capability

“Tactical DEWs for UAS Future Needs & Capabilities”
■ MR. J. DOUGLAS BEASON
Former Chief Scientist, Air Force Space Command & Former Associate Laboratory Director, Los Alamos National
Laboratory

“UAS Payloads a Future Forecast”
■ MR. MICHAEL BLADES
Senior Industry Analyst, Aerospace & Defense, Frost & Sullivan

“Re-purposing IRR Platforms for Non-traditional Military Applications Applying Civil/Commercial Applications
to DoD Missions”

■ CW2 (USA RET) CHRISTINA ENGH
Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder UASolutions Group, Inc., formerly ISR UAS Brigade Advisor