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9:00 AM Chairperson's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mike Blades , Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan

Mike Blades
Senior Industry Analyst
Frost & Sullivan

Efforts to establish the Navy’s first Unmanned Helicopter Unit
9:15 AM Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWINGPAC), US Navy

CAPT Shoshana Chatfield , Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, US Pacific Fleet, US Navy

• Understanding the unique missions for Navy UAS platforms and
implications on command, control, operations, and maintenance
• HUQ-1: how the Navy plans to leverage the capabilities of UAS with its first operational UAS unit
• How do the MQ-8 variants fit into the Navy’s mission and what
areas will the training unit focused on for air vehicle operators and
mission payload operators?
CAPT Shoshana Chatfield
Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, US Pacific Fleet
US Navy

10:30 AM Networking Break

UAS in US Law Enforcement
11:15 AM UAS Program Office, Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department

Al Frazier , Deputy Sheriff, UAS Program Office, Grand Forks County Sheriffs Department

• Understanding benefits and privacy issues surrounding local law
enforcement use of UAS
• Exploring the unique UAS applications in law enforcement missions
• Discussing the future of domestic UAS usage after full national
airspace integration
Al Frazier
Deputy Sheriff, UAS Program Office
Grand Forks County Sheriffs Department

12:30 PM Lunch

Standing up the Army's first organic UAS Battalion
1:30 PM 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, US Army

LTC Edward Vedder , Commander, 1-1 ARB, 1CAB, 1ID, U.S. Army

  • Understand the Army’s UAS needs and the subsequent unique employment of UAS platforms
  • Straight from the Warfighter: praises and complaints of UAS platforms, capabilities, employment operations, and supporting systems
  • Where is the 1-1 ARB headed developmentally with UAS and what cascading effects does this have on the rest of the Army?
LTC Edward Vedder
Commander, 1-1 ARB, 1CAB, 1ID
U.S. Army

The 9th Attack Squadron's outlook on UAS employment
3:30 PM 9th Attack Squadron, 49th Fighter Wing, US Air Force

LtCol Jeffery Patton , Commander, 9th Attack Squadron, 49th Fighter Wing, US Air Force

  • How the tactics, techniques, and procedures of USAF UAS operations have changed through the years
  • USAF UAS missions and how the 9th Attack Squadron has optimized to deliver superb results in terms of training, operations, and platforms
  • Anticipating the needs and obstacles on the path forward: what will the future adversarial landscape look like and how will the 9th Attack Squadron meet those challenges?
LtCol Jeffery Patton
Commander, 9th Attack Squadron, 49th Fighter Wing
US Air Force

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