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Countering ISIS' Drones

Countering ISIS' Drones

This exclusive speaker preview from General (Rtd) Mahmoud Al-Bayati, Director General, Counter-Terrorism and National Security Senior Consultant, Iraq delves into the challenges of countering drones used by ISIS in the country. From surveillance to dropping IEDs, the commercially-available aircraft changed warfare from 2014 onwards. 

Registration Form 2017

Registration Form 2017

Book your place at the Countering Drones conference today simply fill out this form and email a scanned / photocopied version to enquire@defenceiq.com

Drones and airports: Global threat map

Drones and airports: Global threat map

The threat posed by drones to airports is real. Even though regulations have been recently updated in some countries and countermeasures currently trialled, the safety risk they pose along with the potential financial loss they could cause is still present.

Ahead of Countering Drones 2018, we compiled information from a variety of sources to provide a comprehensive overview of the drone problem on a global scale. You will learn more about:
  • Dubai's airport financial cost of having to stop traffic for a couple of hours because of drones spotted flying in the area
  • London's airports many near-misses and the current countermeasure in place at Southend airport
  • The massive disruption of flight operations at Chengdu Shuangliu International airport
Drones regulations and incidents worldwide: 2017 update

Drones regulations and incidents worldwide: 2017 update

While regulations emerge in more countries, the number of incidents that could potentially create serious damage keeps increasing at a rate too fast to keep up. More civilian drones than ever are being used illegally or above sensitive areas and could threaten national security. In this updated map, discover which new countries have implemented regulations and what incidents have happened in the past year.

[Disclaimer: This information is provided for guidance and comparison only. Information is subject to change. Defence IQ accepts no responsibility for the use of this information.]

 

Drones & Airports: Risks on the Rise

Drones & Airports: Risks on the Rise

Ahead of Countering Drones Global Conference, we wanted to share a presentation from 2017; Nathan Wall, Safety Lead, Cork Airport discussed the risks on the rise associated with drones and airports and how they are shaping future regulation. 
Are we prepared for the threat of drones? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

"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 presents to critical national infrastructure, homeland security and a range of commercial sectors.

Defence IQ surveyed over 430 people with an interest in unmanned aerial vehicle/counter-drone technology developments. We asked them whether they believed the threat is really as serious as many suspect and if the commercial sector is ready for major security incidents resulting from drone-use. Download the infographic for the full results...

Developing of countering drones systems on the Estonian border with Russia

Developing of countering drones systems on the Estonian border with Russia

Ahead of Countering Drones Global Conference, we wanted to share a presentation from 2017; Col.Tarmo Kohv, Estonian Police and Border Guard Board discussed the development of counter drone systems on the Estonian border.

Global Countering Drones Market Report

Global Countering Drones Market Report

In this exclusive infographic, discover what has changed in the drones industry. What stage are they now at regarding the engagement and counter-drone technology currently available on the market? What is their opinion on their country's legislation's response to the threat? Has the communication between the government and the public improved since last year?

Sandia Report on the Counter UAV Market

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 (UAS).

US grappling with counter-UAS technology challenges

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 to the progress of counter-technology – effective and safe methods of neutralising these vehicles when they become a threat, particularly to vulnerable civil sites.

Much of this process is being made in the United States, where the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has, as of August 29, released a rule to allow for the use of small UAS within national airspace. To get a better perspective on how this technology is moving forward, we caught up with Andrew Lacher, UAS Integration Lead and Research Strategist at technology R&D centre the MITRE Corporation, ahead of his brief at the Countering Drones conference...

No Drone Zone: When ignorance becomes a threat to security

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 and physical disruption can occur even when an operator is not actively trying to cause chaos, as some of these latest cases can attest.

In this exclusive article, Nathan Wall, Airside Safety Lead at Cork Airport and one of this year's speakers, explains how the NO DRONE ZONE campaign has launched and why it is so vital in preventing incidents around our airdromes...

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

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 airframe.

Stopping drones from entering a country: The Estonia - Russia border conundrum

Stopping drones from entering a country: The Estonia - Russia border conundrum

Drones can be damaging for borders, whether they smuggle illicit or counterfeit products, provide intelligence to an adversary or pose a physical threat through bombs or chemical warfare. How are border forces dealing with this increasing problem? in this exclusive interview with Colonel Tarmo Kohv, Border Delegate and Liaison Officer to Poland, Lithuania and Latvia of the Estonian Border Force, discover how Estonia is getting ready to counter the drone threat on its doorstep.