DoD has reported Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) growth rate between 2015 and 2035. It is expected that federal agency UAS fleets will grow from a few hundred to approximately 10,000, with over 90 percent of these vehicles categorized as Nano, Micro, or Small UAS. Ultralight, Light Sport, and Medium sized UAS will find a role with a number of agencies, such as Bureau of Land Management or Coast Guard, who need to survey large tracts of land or water for a variety of missions. In all cases, the UAS is the transport for the payload, be it sensors or cargo. The number and type of UAS developed, acquired, and deployed will be driven by mission needs and costs. Analysts still predict growth in this industry, estimating a total increase to just over $89 billion in the next decade. Not only is the military expected to sustain its backing of UAS technology, but the civil and commercial markets are poised to open up to a host of opportunities for the industry.
''Unmanned Aircraft Systems East'' is a very valuable investment in your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed.
sUAS Innovations, Growth, Capabilities and Opportunities
FAA NAS Regulatory Updates
''Unmanned Aircraft Systems East'' is a must have see investment of your time. Attendees will obtain invaluable information on the emerging opportunities in the Military, Government, Commercial and Civil Markets found nowhere else. Key program offices will examine UAS from first hand experiences and address the Needs, Requirements and Opportunities needed.
DR. THOMAS RUSSELL, SES Army Chief Scientist, Deputy Assistant and Secretary of the Army, (Research and Technology)
Dr. Robert W. Sadowski, SES, Robotics Senior Research Scientist, Research, Technology and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Tank Automotive R&D and Engineering Center (TARDEC) (Keynote)
Colonel James Frey, USMC, APX, HQMC AVN
Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Center for Emerging Threats & Opportunities Futures Assessment Division, Futures Directorate Deputy Commandant, Combat Development & Integration, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab/Futures Directorate
Mr. Kevin Cogley, Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Detection Branch
Dr. Mitchell M. Rohde, Ph.D. Co-Founder & CEO, Quantum Signal LLC
Dr. Yi Chao, Founder, SEATREC
Dr. Hans C. Mumm, Autonomous Systems Expert/AI/Change Agent/Innovator/Futurist