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UAV Technology - 27/07/2018

Interview with SRC, Gold Sponsor of UAV Technology conference, recently released

UAV Technology conference Gold Sponsor SRC recently caught up with SMi Group to discuss their perspectives on advancements in the field of UAVs and counter-UAS capabilities

SRC, Gold Sponsors of this year’s UAV Technology conference taking place on 26 – 27 September 2018 in Prague, were recently interviewed by SMi Group where they provided exclusive insights into the current advancements within the field, future challenges, and the latest technology updates.

With the recent news that the US will increase their unmanned systems budget by $2.1 billion in 2019 to a total of $9.6 billion, there is a crucial need for organisations like SRC to enhance and evolve their capabilities and technology to prepare for dynamic threats.

Interview snapshot of Mr. David Bessey, Assistant Vice President for Counter-UAS development at SRC:

What is SRC Inc doing to enhance counter UAS technology?
SRC continues to evolve its capabilities to stay ahead of the enemy. Our experience in counter-IED ( has helped us understand the need to quickly respond to ever-evolving threats. By looking at the entire threat structure, SRC can incorporate new technologies to detect, track, identify and defeat emerging threats.

What technology updates have really caught SRC’s eye in the past year?
The utilization of machine learning has the ability to provide substantial performance improvements across all parts of a C-UAS system. The development of sensors that can operate on-the-move will provide the true capability to counter near-peer threats.

What are the future challenges for UAV/Counter UAS technology in supporting military operations?
Full operation while on the move and while living within the size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints of a vehicle.
The full interview is available to download on the event website, along with the latest brochure and past attendee lists by organisation, job title, country and sponsors.

For more information and to register as a delegate, please visit

This year’s two-day conference has three brand new sponsors (PBS Velka Bites, Rhode & Schwarz and Simlat) that have signed up and joined the ever-expanding exhibition hall. Also new for this year are the conference exhibition zones dedicated to different regions: the US, Israel, Czech Republic and rest of the world. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Sadia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email

UAV Technology
26th -27th September 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Gold Sponsor: SRC
Sponsored by: AP-Flyer, Elbit Systems, PBS Velka Bites, Rohde & Schwarz, and Simlat

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