Since its establishment in 2018, the Counter-UAS Summit by IDGA has consistently earned a prominent status in the United States. Year after year, it serves as a premier gathering, bringing together top practitioners and industry providers from various branches of the military services and the homeland security ecosystem. This conference attracts up to 200 senior leaders dedicated to tirelessly developing and acquiring solutions to address the evolving UAS threat effectively.

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Serving as a crucial platform for learning, sharing, and networking, the Counter-UAS Summit provides valuable insights into how the United States, its allies, and partners collectively address the ever-evolving and complex threat posed by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). In the upcoming 2023 edition, new topics will be explored that are relevant in this dynamic landscape. These include:

  • How UAS are redefining the modern battlefield and the critical lessons learned from the Russia-Ukraine war and other warfighting theaters
  • Organic Counter-UAS Capability across the ground maneuver forces
  • How UAS are being weaponized in the Middle East by non-state actors
  • National Action Plan updates, one year on
  • Projected UAS trends in 2023 and beyond, including counter-countermeasures

This year’s conference will be held August 15-16, 2023, at the Westin Alexandria Downtown, in Alexandria, Virginia. The conference will feature a variety of experienced professionals from numerous agencies in the Counter-UAS or airspace awareness and protection sector.

Confirmed speakers include:

Brent Cotton- Director, DHS C-UAS Policy

Colonel William Parker- Deputy Director, U.S. Army Joing Counter-small UAS Office (JCO)

Mike Torphy- Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Surveillance and Emerging Technologies Unit

Darshan “Dash” Divakaran- Head of Aispace Innovation, AFWERX

Stanley Darbro- Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office

This year’s conference is sponsored by Anduril, Echodyne, Elbit Systems of America, Kinard, SkySafe, Sentrycs, D-Fend Solutions, and Maris.

For more information, please see the agenda attached below.