Responding to an evolving and growing security threat

across the Middle East

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.

Although some, more improvised, solutions are already being employed on the battlefield, there needs to be a movement towards a reliable and economical approach to neutralising this threat. In Yemen, the Saudi led coalition is successfully nullifying shop bought quadcopters and Houthi built Qasef-1 drones through the use of multimillion dollar Patriot missiles. However, this success belies a considerable disparity in the exchange cost, a fact which further reinforces the requirement for a purpose built, cost effective solution.

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 February. 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

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Key questions to be addressed include:

 

How is drone and counter-drone technology developing and how might this impact the security of key industries?

 

How vulnerable is critical national infrastructure, in particular, to civilian drones? What are the current safeguards to protect against this and how can we measure this risk?

 

What kind of counter-drone solutions should commercial organisations employ, if any, and what might be the legal implications of their use?

 

Hear from industry experts on the latest counter-drone technological developments and how they plan to solve enduring challenges for government and commercial industry – from detection to disruption

 

What are the regulatory obstacles that stand in the way of the development and employment of different types of counter drone solutions? What measures are appropriate and in what contexts?

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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