This half-day London event, commences with a buffet lunch and will examine perspectives from a selection of the numerous areas in which SUAS implementation is expanding, including - civilian, law enforcement and military, plus applications such as surveying buildings, collecting video for media use, supporting law enforcement activities and providing situational awareness to dismounted soldiers.
While the design of some SUAS are led by the security or defence market, it can be considered to be closely rivalled by the technology available at the high end of the hobby market. Including autonomous, GPS-based guidance systems, real-time video streaming and significant payload capability, such devices may enable those with hostile intent to engage in a number of activities, ranging from unwarranted snooping to delivering threatening effects (which even if not genuine could still cause significant disruption).
This Security and Defence SIG event will analyse both sides of this issue, discussing what action could be taken to maximise the potential benefits that SUAS can add to society – while retaining the support of society – and at the same time limiting the threat of their misuse.
Perspectives shared will be:
1. User #1: ‘UAS as surveillance tool’ perspective
2. User #2: counter-terrorist, ‘UAS as threat’ perspective
3. Technical #1:
4. Technical #2:
5. Legal perspective