With the highly anticipated UAV Technology conference taking place next month, on the 27th and 28th September 2021 in London, UK, SMi Group caught up with keynote speaker, Colonel Timothy Monroe, Commander, 25th Attack Group, U.S. Air Force to discuss current developments, priorities, and his involvement as a speaker at the conference.

For those interested in attending the conference, there is an early bird discount of £100 when you register by 30th June 2021. Register at http://www.uav-technology.org/pr5.

A snapshot of Colonel Timothy Monroe’s speaker interview:

Question: What are the key areas for the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

“We have made considerable strides in how we integrate unmanned systems across the spectrum of warfighting capabilities, but this integration remains a matter of forced compliance rather than intentional development. Follow-on generations of unmanned technologies stand to vastly increase in performance when they are considered from the outset of purpose, design, and manufacturing. The key to this is a close partnership with industry, focusing on building capability rather than specific platforms. We primarily use unmanned platforms for strike and ISR, but we are seeing other uses for unmanned systems in the civilian sector. By working with our industry partners, we can increase our unmanned capabilities through multi-function platforms and looking at manned and unmanned teaming.”

Question: What excites you most about this year’s programme and what tangible lessons will it offer attendees?

“As always, the opportunity to see what advancements have been made in unmanned systems across the globe is my personal draw to the UAV Technology Conference. I am intrigued to hear from field experts and dialogue with peers about the technology that I am passionate about. These types of conferences, drawing from different backgrounds and experiences, and sharing knowledge is what makes us better and stronger.”

Delegates will hear from Colonel Timothy Monroe’s who is set to present on “Guard With Power – The MQ-9 Capabilities of the USAF’s 25th Attack Group,” covering:

– The 25th Attack Group’s mission and structure

– Operational UAV capabilities of the 25th Attack Group

– Training and simulation to develop effective UAV operators

– Future operational requirements for USAF UAV missions

The full interview as well as the brochure, agenda and speaker line-up are available at http://www.uav-technology.org/pr5.

UAV Technology

27th – 28th September 2021

London, UK

Gold Sponsor: Leonardo | Sponsors: AeroVironment, Mynaric, PBS Velka

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk.

For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

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