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UAV Technology Eastern Europe - 08/08/2016

Tactical UAS Solutions Developed in Eastern Europe

SMi is delighted to announce the confirmation of UAV Factory's presentation at the UAV Technology Eastern Europe conference, taking place on 21st - 22nd September 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic:

Tactical UAS Solutions Developed in Eastern Europe

  • Overview of UAV Factory's experience in developing and operating long endurance, long range UAVs
  • Penguin C UAS capability, operations and cost overview
  • Applications in Law Enforcement and Military Fields
  • Collaboration options with customers

Mr Rolands Ozolins, Business Development Director, UAV Factory

As the only meeting of its kind in the region, SMi's UAV Technology Eastern Europe conference 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.

Military Speakers include:

  • Colonel Adrian Fischer, Commander, 84th UAS Command, Swiss Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vlastimil Vasicek, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD 
  • Lieutenant Colonel Petr Stodola, Associated Professor, Department of Tactics, University of Defence, Czech Republic 
  • Chief Warrant Officer Two Michael Pierre, Geospatial Technician, Intergraded Geospatial Intelligence Division, Alpha Company, 24th Military Intelligence Battalion, United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Snajdarek, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Branch, Czech MoD
  • Colonel Ryszard Szczepanik, General Director, Polish Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roland Runge, Chief of the RPA/ISR Section, Flying Operations Directorate, German Air Force Command 
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Wester, Head of Research and Development Division, Research and Development Division, Danish Army Intelligence Centre 
  • Captain Nicklas Fredriksson, Squadron Commander, TUAS, Swedish Armed Forces 
  • Mr Allan Storm, International Staff Officer, Aerospace Capabilities Section, NATO Headquarters
  • Mr Antonio Russo, Section Chief, Air and Land Combat Systems Programme Office, UAS and Special Projects Support Section, NSPA

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

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