SAE Media Group is delighted to announce the inaugural Counter UAS Homeland Security Europe Conference taking place on 25-26 September 2023, in London, UK.

With the prevalent threat of UAS activity over critical infrastructure (CI) and locations, their use in urban warfare scenarios and the need for adaption of C-UAS technology to remain relevant over time, it is important to bring together the C-UAS and Homeland Security communities to discuss how best to adapt to protect the European homeland from UAS threats and threat actors.

Drawing on knowledge gained from leading Homeland Security experts from key UK, European and International security organisations, governments, military, police and industry, this conference will showcase the very latest technology in the market to ensure that civilians, domestic infrastructure, borders and all aspects of homeland security are protected from the criminal use of drones.

Counter UAS Homeland Security Europe 2023 will facilitate fruitful discussions on C-UAS priorities, challenges and solutions in its entirety, offering a truly holistic agenda with presentations seeking to assist in countering the UAS threat to strengthen national security. This conference will be a catalyst to furthering these internationally important topics, promoting dedicated discussions, networking and passing knowledge to enhance the approach, analysis, and solutions to address nefarious UAS activity in the European Homeland.

  • Hear the latest C-UAS updates from UK, European and International Senior Leadership and Programme Managers
  • Engage and network with senior programme leaders and solution providers developing and integrating cutting-edge C-UAS technologies 
  • A varied and specific range of topics including a unique emphasis on C-UAS strategies to protect critical infrastructure and strengthen national security
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings delivered by UK and International speakers, including the UK Home Office, the NPCC, the UK Royal Air Force, INTERPOL, EUROPOL, NATO, EUROCONTROL, EUROCAE, the UK CAA, and a range of frontline law enforcement and government organisations
  • Meet industry solution providers to discover how to leverage their C-UAS platforms

Air & Space Warfare Centre; Air Force; Army Futures Command; Army/RCCTO DE; Atolla Tech; Aurora Flight Sciences; AvMC - Technology Development Directorate - Aviation; Axient; Ball Aerospace; Belgian Armed Forces; Black River Systems; Breaking Defense; C Speed; CACI; CACI International Inc; Carmenta Inc.; Convexum; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Defense Digital Service; Defense Technical Information Center; Department Of Homeland Security; Department of National Defence; DEU Defense Intelligence Liaison Staff; DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center; D-Fend Solutions Inc.; D-Fend Solutions Ltd.; DHS; DHS S&T; DOD; DroneShield; Echodyne Corp.; Edgesource; Elta IAI; ELTA Systems Ltd; Enterprise Control Systems Ltd; Epirus; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH; EXEC MANAGER; Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany); Federal Ministry of Defense, Germany; Federal Police Germany; Federal Police of Germany; Fortem Technologies; GEN-AVIV; General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada; German Air Force Command, Luftwaffe HQ; HAF/A5; HQ US Air Force / Defensive Base Operations Division; Imperative Systems LLC; JCom; JGW Group; Joint Counter-small UAS Office; Joint C-sUAS Office; Joint Staff / JIAMDO; Kirintec Ltd; Liteye Systems Inc; MAB7; MARSS; Marss Group; Military Aviation Authority; Ministry of Defense; MOD Hungary State Aviation Department; National Defense University; NATO HQ; Naval Weapons Station Yorktown; Navy; Navy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - PMA-266; NAWCAD ASI; NAWC-AD WOLF; Nigerian Army; Noology NA, Inc.; NSWC Crane Division; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E); Ousd R R&t; OWT Global LLC (Ninja Alliance); PEO USC PMS 408; Rafael; Rafael Systems Global Sustainment (RSGS); Raytheon; Raytheon Solipsys; Raytheon Technologies; Robin Radar Systems BV; SAE International; Sentry View Systems, Inc.; SMi Group Ltd; SpotterRF; SRC, Inc.; Survice Engineering Company; TCI International Inc.; Teledyne FLIR Defense Systems; TEST; Trident Defence LLC; Twist Bioscience; U.S. Army; U.S. Coast Guard; United States Air Force; United States Army; US Air Force; US Air Force Academy; US Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate; US Army ; US Army, PEO IEW&S / PM PNT; US Dept of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories; US DOD Joint Counter small UAS Office (JCO); US Marine Corps; US Navy; US SOCOM; USAFA ; USMC; USNORTHCOM JTF-NCR; USSOCOM JRU SOC-JC; USSOCOM Surgeon 9SOSG); Virginia State Police; Weibel Scientific A/S;

Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chair's Opening Remarks

Ms Brooke Tapsall

Ms Brooke Tapsall, CEO, DroneAlert
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8:30 UK Home Office Keynote Address: Developing a Joined-Up Approach to Counter-Drone Strategy

Mr Shaun Hipgrave

Mr Shaun Hipgrave, Director, Prepare and Protect, CBRNE & Science Directorate, Home Office
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• Latest C-UAS updates from the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC)
• Deploying mobile counter-drone units to protect UK infrastructure from malicious and illicit UAS
• Lessons learned and future priorities

9:00 Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor - Weibel Scientific A/S

9:30 NPCC Keynote Address: Developing and Delivering the Policing Strategy to Counter Drones Nationally

Mr Andy Harding

Mr Andy Harding, Strategic Manager for Less Lethal Weapons and Counter Drones, NPCC
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• Coordinating C-UAS policing capability to deliver against the UK Counter Unmanned Aircraft Strategy 2019
• Operational focus on intelligence, analysis, equipment, guidance, training and communication
• Legislation: understanding police powers surrounding countering illegal UAS activity

10:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor - Echodyne

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor - Advanced Protection Systems

11:30 MACA: Delivering Military Assistance to Civil Authorities to Strengthen the UK’s Counter UAS Efforts

Squadron Leader Dan Quayle

Squadron Leader Dan Quayle, OC C-UAS Operational Evaluation Unit OEU, 2 C-UAS Wg, RAF Leeming
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• Processes and practices: demonstrating the ways in which the UK enacts MACA
• Case study: reviewing the RAF’s resilience operations to counter UAS
• Identifying lessons learnt, what worked and what didn’t, and suggestions for future operations

12:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor - Edgesource

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Advancing Counter UAS Systems to Enhance National Security for Member Nations: Latest Updates from NATO

Mr Mario Behn

Mr Mario Behn, DEU VNC/Principal Scientist, NCI, NATO
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• Developing integrated systems to improve C-UAS responses across NATO nations
• Improving efficiency through standardisation: key insights into zero-second integration
• Adopting effective C-UAS technologies to establish a common for interfacing sensing, effector, and fusion
• The NATO Counter UAS Technical Interoperability Exercise (TAI) 2023: updates, lessons learned and future priorities

14:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor - Robin Radar Systems

14:30 UAS and c-UAS in Counter-Terrorism Contexts: Updates from the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism

Mr Khalil Otmane

Mr Khalil Otmane, Programme Manager, United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism
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• An overview of the joint UNOCT-Conflict Armament Research global report on the acquisition, weaponization and deployment of UAS for terrorism-related purposes
• Capacity-building approaches
• Lessons learned thus far and future priorities

15:00 Interagency Collaboration at Port Level: Protecting Seaports and Airports from the Threat of Malicious and Illicit Drones

Mr Chris Trelawny

Mr Chris Trelawny, Deputy Secretary General, INTERPORTPOLICE
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• Working closely with the police and security safety authority to better identify C-UAS risks and reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructures
• Protecting ports, crowded places and critical infrastructures through “target hardening” measures
• Integrating collaborative communication processes to strengthen C-UAS capabilities

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

16:30 Intercepting and Disrupting Non-Cooperative Drones to Secure German Infrastructure: The Perspective of the German Federal Police

Senior Chief Superintendent Dirk-Heinrich Bothe

Senior Chief Superintendent Dirk-Heinrich Bothe, Deputy Head of Division Section 21, Command and Operation, German Federal Police
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• Strengthening the defence against illegally operating drones: developing and demonstrating standardised solutions
• Using modern detection technologies to create an innovative airborne defence system
• Using AI to ensure an immediate reaction and support law enforcement officers in securing evidence

17:30 Defining Effective Solutions to Enable Police Action in Neutralising C-UAS: A Spanish Perspective

Inspector Angel Manuel Siles Garcia

Inspector Angel Manuel Siles Garcia , Head of Airspace Security and Protection, Spanish National Police

• Integrating C-UAS systems in the National Police’s operational services to enhance airspace protection
• Procuring robust technologies to prevent drone interference and other threats that endanger national infrastructure
• Lessons learned and priorities for future C-UAS operations

17:30 The Safe and Secure Integration of Drones into UK Airspace

Dr Anna Jackman

Dr Anna Jackman, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Reading

• An introduction to key safety and security issues in the context of drone integration into UK airspace
• An overview of involved and impacted stakeholders and a discussion of their different goals and challenges
• An outline of priority areas for further examination to ensure safe and secure UK airspace

18:00 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Ms Brooke Tapsall

Ms Brooke Tapsall, CEO, DroneAlert
View Bio

18:15 Networking Reception Hosted by Weibel Scientific A/S

8:20 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chair's Opening Remarks

Ms Brooke Tapsall

Ms Brooke Tapsall, CEO, DroneAlert
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9:00 Interpol’s Project Courageous: Creating an International Framework for C-UAS Testing and Operation

Mr Christopher Church

Mr Christopher Church, Senior Forensics Specialist, IGCI Singapore, Interpol
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• Developing a standardised testing methodology for detecting, tracking and identifying illicit drones
• Publishing a C-UAS framework for law enforcement available to INTERPOL member countries
• Lessons learned: outlining future priorities

9:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

10:00 Law Enforcement Support and Cooperation in Addressing Hostile UAS Activity: An Update from EUROPOL

Mr Sergio Bermejo

Mr Sergio Bermejo, Technical Project Officer, Europol
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• Addressing challenges facing C-UAS incident response across Europe
• Developing a civil regulatory framework to prevent and counter the illegal and malicious use of drones
• Adopting a holistic and cooperative approach to limit risk and vulnerability

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Mitigating the Risk Posed to the Public through the Unintentional Misuse of UAS

Mr Callum Holland

Mr Callum Holland, Transformation Lead for RPAS and AAM Transformation Lead for RPAS and AAM, UK Civil Aviation Authority
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• An overview of CAA’s current efforts to safely integrate all types of aviation in the airspace
• Remote ID integration: developing a strategy for remote ID requirements for UK drone and remotely piloted services
• Developing a strategy to prevent the inadvertent misuse of UAS through technical assurance
• Supporting education of UAS regulations to prevent inadvertent misuse

11:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

12:00 Defining Industrial Aviation Standards for Counter-UAS Implementation

Mr Alex Milns

Mr Alex Milns, Technical Programme Manager, EUROCAE
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• EUROCAE and its Working Group: developing capabilities with C-UAS stakeholders
• Necessity of a homogenised and safe introduction of C-UAS technology at airports
• Standardising interoperability through defined requirement and characteristic guidelines

12:30 Developing European Standards to Support C-UAS Integration

Ms Julia Sanchez

Ms Julia Sanchez, UAS & C-UAS Specialist, EUROCONTROL

• Coordinating with security and defence stakeholders to facilitate C-UAS integration
• Providing technical and operational support to U-space and C-UAS regulatory and standards guidance.
• Developing standards and requirements for C-UAS interoperability

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Managing and Securing our Airspace for Future of Air Mobility and Autonomy

Mr Darshan Divakaran

Mr Darshan Divakaran, Head of Airspace Innovation & Prime Partnerships, AFWERX
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• Agility Prime and Autonomy Prime efforts fielding the future of air mobility for United States Air Force
• Airspace Integration efforts
• Uncrewed Traffic Management efforts at Eglin AFB

14:30 Protecting Canadian Infrastructure from the Misuse of UAS

• Canadian CUAS & Law Enforcement Context
• Intelligence as a tactical asset
• Shaping our approach to drone threats
• Operational Response Model

Ms Johanne Trepanier

Ms Johanne Trepanier, Director, Protective Technical Services Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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Mr Justin Jedlinski

Mr Justin Jedlinski, Manager, RPAS Security, Transport Canada

15:00 Ensuring a Zero-Drone Incident Rate at Large Scale Events: Red Teaming the FIFA World Cup 2022

Ms Brooke Tapsall

Ms Brooke Tapsall, CEO, DroneAlert
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• Working with Interpol to test the readiness of CUAS equipment and operational procedures
• Overcoming challenges of CAA legislation, collateral intrusion of privacy, an already cluttered airspace, the use of RF effectors in a live environment, and public concerns
• An overview of operation Defending Doha: processes, challenges and lessons learned

15:30 Panel Discussion: Protecting Critical Infrastructures: Assets and Locations

• Ensuring the safe use of drones to protect critical infrastructure
• Understanding the needs of different assets and locations
• Current challenges and future priorities

Ms Brooke Tapsall

Ms Brooke Tapsall, CEO, DroneAlert
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Mr Andy Harding

Mr Andy Harding, Strategic Manager for Less Lethal Weapons and Counter Drones, NPCC
View Bio

Senior Chief Superintendent Dirk-Heinrich Bothe

Senior Chief Superintendent Dirk-Heinrich Bothe, Deputy Head of Division Section 21, Command and Operation, German Federal Police
View Bio

Mr Jose Antonio Cebrian de Barrio

Mr Jose Antonio Cebrian de Barrio, Head of Critical communications SIRDEE, R&D Department and CUAs Department, Spanish Ministry of Interior
View Bio

16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 Intercepting Illegal Drone Activity to Protect National Infrastructure: an Update from Norway

Mr Jan Otto Johansen

Mr Jan Otto Johansen, Police Superintendent, Norwegian National Police
View Bio

• Working with INTERPOL and industry experts to test and in tegrate drone countermeasures
• Strengthening airport security through effective detection, tracking and identification processes: lessons learned from Oslo Airport
• Delivering workshops and presentations to address drone incursions with a view to evidence retention

17:00 Working in Partnership with Industry to Strengthen National Security: Latvia’s Risk-Based Approach to Countering Drones

Major Maris Vitkovski

Major Maris Vitkovski, Lead for Uncrewed Aerial Systems UAS and air navigation, State Police of Latvia

• Collaborating with industry stakeholders to enhance Latvia’s ability to detect, track and identify UAS
• Establishing a mobile drone detection system in Riga to protect large-scale events from nefarious UAS activity
• Providing training resources to enable officers to efficiently employ C-UAS technologies

17:30 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


Lecturer in Human Geography
University of Reading
Head of Airspace Security and Protection
Spanish National Police
Lead for Uncrewed Aerial Systems UAS and air navigation
State Police of Latvia
Technical Programme Manager
Strategic Manager for Less Lethal Weapons and Counter Drones
Transformation Lead for RPAS and AAM Transformation Lead for RPAS and AAM
UK Civil Aviation Authority
Deputy Secretary General
Senior Forensics Specialist, IGCI Singapore
Head of Airspace Innovation & Prime Partnerships
Police Superintendent
Norwegian National Police
Head of Critical communications SIRDEE, R&D Department and CUAs Department
Spanish Ministry of Interior
Manager, RPAS Security
Transport Canada
Programme Manager
United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism
DEU VNC/Principal Scientist, NCI
Technical Project Officer
Director, Prepare and Protect, CBRNE & Science Directorate
Home Office
Director, Protective Technical Services Branch
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
UAS & C-UAS Specialist
Deputy Head of Division Section 21, Command and Operation
German Federal Police
OC C-UAS Operational Evaluation Unit OEU, 2 C-UAS Wg
RAF Leeming

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Edgesource provides a complete package of advanced sUAS/CsUAS technical development to include rapid prototyping, technical exploitation, digital forensics, systems & software engineering, integration, and post-deployment systems and software support services. The team provides complex systems analysis, design and development, and rapid prototyping for C5ISR systems, sensors, sUAS and C-sUAS technologies for battlefield advantage.

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