Inside Unmanned Systems

DEC 2017 - JAN 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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30 unmanned systems inside December 2017/January 2018 P retty much every industry, and even common everyday actions for most people, have changed dramatically for the better thanks to technology advancements in recent years. But while technology can be great, oftentimes it can also be used for detrimental actions by people with bad intentions. This is true when it comes to un- manned aircraft systems (UAS). This technology is being used for more and more innovative applications, saving time, money and lives on a regular basis for a variety of indus- tries and also first responders. That said, drones can and are also being used illegally and for dangerous and harmful tasks. That's why Counter UAS (CUAS) has become a critical necessity and why it's so important to be aware of the available detection— and in some cases mitigation—sys- tems available today. Inside Unmanned Systems, Inside GNSS and Rohde & Schwarz recently presented a webinar that outlined the benefits of CUAS and takes a close look at a variety of systems designed to detect commercial drones that may be up to no good. James Poss, Maj Gen (Ret), CEO of ISR Ideas, an intelligence, unmanned aerial systems and cyber warfare con- sulting firm, moderated the webinar, which featured expert panelists Goetz Mayser (Director C-UAV Detection and Counter Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz), Ross Lamm (Managing Partner, Black Sage Technologies), and David A. Romero (Managing Partner, Black Sage Technologies). One of Poss' first webinar slides was titled "When good drones go bad" and his presentation also in- cludes v ideo clips of dangerous drone incidents where a concert mu- sician unwisely touched a spinning drone, a drone was used to make deliveries to a prison in London, and where a drone got way too close to a world leader at a public event. Additionally, drones are commonly used by the military and Poss shared Photo courtesy of Rohde &Schwarz. » DETECTING AND MITIGATING TODAY'S SECURITY RISKS WITH COMMERCIAL DRONES Commercial drones represent a serious security risk to major public events, but also to sensitive infrastructures and facilities such as industrial testing grounds, large industrial plants, critical infrastructure, military and even correctional facilities. Of particular risk is the unauthorized use of micro unmanned air vehicles (MAVs) for espionage, provocation or even criminal and terrorist purposes. WEBINAR RECAP » MITIGATING SECURITY RISKS by Stan Goff sponsored by ROHDE & SCHWARZ

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