Responding to an evolving and growing security threat across the Middle East

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Countering Drones Middle East is a cross military and civilian conference which looks to provide solutions to one of the region's fasting growing threats. Taking place in Amman, during the SOFEX exhibition week, this conference provides the region's only platform for military personnel, governments, CAAs, law enforcement agencies and industry to interact to deliver actionable strategies to counter enemy and criminal drone usage.

Malicious drone usage is rapidly changing the security environment across the Middle East- threatening the safety of armed forces personnel and citizens alike. The increasing frequency of these attacks and the technological advancement of the vehicles being used is truly a cause for concern. Whilst developing and implementing counter drone systems is an immediate requirement, it is imperative that strategies are adopted to stem the flow of shop bought and military specification drones to malicious parities.

In the civilian context, the uptake in drone usage by hobbyist, and in some places the continued hostilities of civil war has dramatically changed the security environment for civil aviation, policing and facility protection. Government agencies have plenty of work to do with regulators and industry experts to develop an effective counter drone framework and, as the drone threat continues to evolve and multiply, discussions must continue in an effort to stay ahead of malicious pilots.

It is in this context that Defence IQ will host the Countering Drones Middle East conference in May. We look forward to seeing you in Amman as we seek to develop complete solutions to this emerging threat.

Join the Countering Drones conference to:


Safeguard the public against malicious use of drones by terrorist and rebel groups


Close the capability gap to counter the new threat on the battlefield


Explore opportunities to procure purpose made counter drone solutions andavoid an expensive reliance on missile defence systems


Adopt the detection, electronic and physical countermeasure systems needed to assure critical national infrastructure protection


Maximise the effectiveness of your new counter drone systems by participating in operational and training scenarios


Protect the perimeter of your stadium or venue against drone incursion and attack


Develop practical approaches to preventing drone-incursions at your airport facility

Who Should Attend Countering Drones Middle East

Military & Government Security Agencies

Airports, sea ports, borders and railways

Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Traffic Managements

Counter-terror agencies, law enforcement and emergency services

Government buildings, military bases and sensitive installations

Major broadcasters, film and television studios

National space agencies and major industrial complexes

Critical infrastructure including nuclear power stations, grids and utilities

Public buildings, embassies and consulates

International organisations including the UN, NATO and WTO

Sporting arenas and major venues event venues

Prisons & Correctional Facilities

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