19 -20 September, 2017| Geneva, Switzerland

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Submit your registration to attend the Countering Drones Live Demo event today!  Simply download the form, fill it in and then email it to... Read More

Infographic: Identifying the threat and countering it: Europe's drone conundrum - based on worldwide survey results

What is Europe’s view on the use of commercial drones in the civilian airspace? Other than the military applications such as surveillance and potential  threat detection (chemical for instance), drones are increasingly being used in a broad range of activities including: imagery, environmental  monitoring, agriculture, mapping,... Read More

How is Europe preparing for the drone revolution?

The increasing use of drones in the civil airspace poses not only a threat, but also creates new challenges for regulatory bodies across all member nations. How are they preparing to a market that is set to increase exponentially in the upcoming years? What measures are currently in place to accomodate drones in a sky full of manned aviation... Read More

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Explaining the alternatives for UAV navigation

ArticlesUAVs use a number of navigation systems to fly a path to an assigned area. The generated coordinates are also used to geo-locate the UAV position and its imagery, making it a very important part of the Unmanned Aircraft System... Read More

Are Unmanned Aircraft Systems needed for logistics operations?

Would the military really benefit from the procurement of an unmanned aircraft system specifically designed for delivering supplies to troops in remote and dangerous locations? More than a decade of continuous combat on noncontiguous battlefields has revealed shortcomings and inefficiencies in the U.S. military’s set of vehicles, organizations,... Read More

Will UAVs be game changers in future peacekeeping?

With the conflict in The Democratic Republic of the Congo nearing 10 years of almost non-stop fighting, and with political relations between the government and rebel groups - and more recently Rwanda - at a stalemate, focus has shifted to the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in a search for solutions to the ever-worsening humanitarian... Read More

UAVs: The future of irregular warfare

What role is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) currently playing in providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to ground troops in irregular warfare environments? How will this function evolve over time? That was the central theme I posed to Dr. Earl William Powers, a Research Fellow at the United States Marine Corps Warfighting... Read More

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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) hurdles higher than they appear

The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme remains of critical importance to the alliance and to the future shape of unmanned aviation in Europe. But the problems facing both the platform and the general sector aren’t quite as close to being solved as appearance suggests judging by reports from the rollout event for the first AGS... Read More

Drone Regulations Worldwide: Map

The civilian use of drones presents homeland security, critical national infrastructure and commercial industries with a myriad of safety and privacy challenges. However, while 2016 represents a landmark year for the introduction of many new regulatory frameworks across many countries, a huge number remain unclear or untested. View this... Read More

Convince the boss letter - Countering Drones 2016

If you need a little help convincing your boss or management team why you and your company would benefit from your attendance to the Countering Drones Summit why not send this letter to your boss with a copy of the... Read More

[INFOGRAPHIC] Are we prepared for the threat of drones?

"Of those industries that are seen as particularly at-risk of unlawful drone use, 83% claim they require counter-drone solutions and are yet to fulfill this requirement..." Estimated at around $127 billion, the 'drone revolution' is booming. But amongst the optimism is a creeping concern about the security and safety threat that this technology... Read More

Sandia Report on the Counter UAV Market

The purpose of this document is to briefly frame the challenges of detecting low, slow, and small (LSS) unmanned aerial systems... Read More

US grappling with counter-UAS technology challenges

As Defence IQ has recently reported, the rising number of criminal and negligent incidents involving civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is pushing harder on the need for a greater awareness of the potential dangers to the public. However, in many cases, awareness is just not enough. The progress of UAS technology requires a tandem attention... Read More

No Drone Zone: When ignorance becomes a threat to security

While this year’s Countering Drones forum will be providing a dedicated focus on the technologies and legal implications surrounding drone countermeasures for at-risk sites, it will also be offering scope on the efforts to raise public awareness on drone regulations so as to lessen the risk of negligent incidents. After all, massive financial... Read More


RAND Report on Drones

Drones—or as they are also known, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—are in the headlines and provoking debates, especially for their use in U.S. targeted killings. They are spreading across the globe and others are beginning to use them. How dangerous is the proliferation of armed UAVs and what effect will they have on U.S.... Read More