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British Army and Royal Air Force announced to present at SMi’s UAV Technology conference in London

05-14-2019 01:44 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

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British Army and Royal Air Force announced to present at SMi’s UAV Technology conference in London

SMi reports: SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army & Remotely Piloted Air Systems: Programme Manager (Reaper & Protector), Royal Air Force to present at UAV Technology 2019

SMi’s UAV Technology conference 2019, will take place on the 30th September – 1st October 2019 in London. For those who are interested in attending there is a £300 early bird discount, if registering before 31st May 2019. Register at

With the UK MoD's Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) awarded £2.5m to develop drone swarm technology, as well as another £2m competition unveiled to develop counter-UAS technology, and £31m allocated to develop new mini-drones, now has never been a better time to attend SMi's 4th annual UAV Technology conference 2019.

Money from the £160m Transformation Fund will provide troops with an eye-in-the-sky to give them greater awareness to outmanoeuvre enemies on the battlefield. The fund will also develop swarm squadrons of network enabled drones capable of confusing and overwhelming enemy air defences. UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced, “As the security threats from hostile drones are evolving at pace, it’s critical that our armed forces benefit from the very latest technology to stay ahead".

Find out more about how the UK MoD plan to stay ahead of near peer adversaries through unmanned technology and capabilities including UAS, Counter-UAS, tactical drones, swarm technology & more at the conference taking place on 30th September -1st October 2019.

Key figures from the Royal Air Force and British Army will be presenting exclusively at the upcoming event:

Wing Commander Judith Graham, PM Reaper & Protector, Royal Air Force will present: Delivering Next Generation Unmanned Aerial Capabilities to the RAF for 21st Century Air Operations
• Outlining the RAF's vision for future unmanned aerial capabilities
• Protector - the next generation of unmanned asset for RAF ISR
• Assessing lethality options for Protector for CAS and tactical strike capabilities
• Future requirements for RAF RPAS

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army will present: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems: Delivering a Tactical Edge to the Warfighter

• British Army approaches to small and tactical UAS in support of ground operations
• Supporting wide area surveillance and targeting & application of precision effects
• The role of small tactical UAS and manned/unmanned teaming within the Army Warfighting Experiment
• Future unmanned capabilities for the British dismounted soldier

To find out who else will be presenting at the conference, download the conference brochure at

Those who register by the 31st May at can secure a £300 discount.

UAV Technology Conference
30th September and 1st October 2019
Copthorne Tara Hotel
London, United Kingdom

The conference is proudly sponsored by Black Diamond Advanced Technology, Leonardo and Mynaric AG.
For sponsorship and exhibition queries, please contact Justin Predescu on
For delegate queries, please contact Damien Howard on
For media queries, please contact Natasha Boumediene at

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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