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UAV Technology Eastern Europe - 15/06/2016

Receive an array of Regional Military Briefings

As the only meeting of its kind in the region, SMi's UAV Technology Eastern Europe conference, taking place on 21-22 September 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, will explore the tactics and technologies for advancing capability in this important area.

Drawing on the experience and ongoing work of regional military experts and those from across NATO, the forum will deliberate operational lessons learnt, from challenging environments such as counter-insurgency operations in the Middle East to ongoing security efforts across Europe. In addition to strategy for UAV use, military programme managers from procurement shall discuss the requirements and updates for key programmes.

Regional Military Briefings include:

  • IMINT Capability Development Programme - The ISR Build Up in the Polish Armed Forces - Colonel Mariusz Jachol, Chief of the IMINT Development Branch, J2 General Staff, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • The Swiss Air Forces Hermes 900: Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Improvements Delivered - Colonel Adrian Fischer, Commander, 84th UAV Command, Swiss Air Force
  • Host Nation Introduction - The Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch - Lieutenant Colonel Vlastimil Vasicek, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD
  • Ongoing Work within the Czech Republic to Advance Unmanned Technology for Airborne Systems - Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associated Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Slovenia’s Planned Development of Un-Manned Aerial Vehicle Capability - Mr Marko Gruden, Secretary, Directorate of Logistics, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia
  • The Role of UAV’s within Estonia’s Border Security System: Enabling Early Detection and Rapid Reaction to Illegal Border Crossings - Mr Janek Mägi, Head of Department, Border Policy Department, Estonian Ministry of the Interior
  • The Czech Civil Aviation Department: Regulation of Unmanned-Aerial Vehicles in Czech Airspace - Mr Tomas Pustina, Senior Legal Officer, Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

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