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UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe - 20/06/2017

Military UAV's market to grow at CAGR of 14.89%

Military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

A booming market - Driven by security threats and a need for greater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, the global military UAV market is rapidly growing. The Global Military UAV Market Expected To Grow At CAGR Of 14.89% Between Years 2016 - 2026*

Speaking at SMi’s UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe 2017, military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia who are actively procuring and developing UAV’s technology will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance.

Major General Scottie D Carpenter, Incoming Deputy Commanding General Operations, US Army Reserve will lead a presentation to explore how UAV is used to provide reconnaissance information to enhance border security as well as to support emergency services during disaster response.

Lieutenant Colonel Jan Drozd, Assistant Professor, University of Defence, Czech Republic will discuss UAV's role in optimising command and control for military units and provide insight about the technology behind the computer assigned Military Decision-Making Process (CAMDMP).

Lieutenant Colonel Hrvoje Tomsic, Military Security Intelligence Agency, Croatian Ministry of Defence deliberate the requirements and challenges of integrating UAV into the national defence force to collect and share aerial intelligence and explore different support systems such as micro UAV.

The 2-day conference will provide progress updates on procurement and development of UAV capability in Central and Eastern Europe as well as enable attendees to explore the current needs and challenges facing the region and gain an understanding of UAV’s role in optimising command and control. Meet senior representatives from leading CEE nations that are actively acquiring and upgrading their UAV capability and hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing operational deployment of UAV.

Other notable presenters include: Bundeswehr, Canadian Army, Croatian Ministry of Defence, Czech Armed Forces, Czech University of Defence, Estonian MoD, Formion SA, Hellenic Army General Staff, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Latvian MoD, Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems, Macedonian Army, Ministry of Transport Czech Republic, NSPA, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PA Consulting, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Defence University, US Army Europe and much more...

In addition, the conference also features an exclusive pre-conference workshop on “Proposal of UAS Training Programs for Territorial Defence Forces” hosted by Justyna Zdanowska, President, GEO-UAV taking place on the 26th September 2017.

The workshop provides an overview of activities concerning market development of emerging new types of trainings for UAS operators in Poland. It includes proposals, actions that have already been taken and tendencies related to both trainings and technology that might be possibly involved in the development of UAS trainings for units of Defence Forces.

For those who are looking to attend, there is a £200 early bird offer available online ending on the 30th June 2017.

Further information is available at online at:


UAV Technology Central and Eastern Europe
27th-28th September 2017
Hotel International, Prague, Czech Republic

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