AUVSI conference targets unmanned defense market

November 7, 2017  - By

A conference aimed at military and government agency decision-makers is scheduled for Feb. 6–8.

AUVSI Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security. (USDPS) will highlight what’s next for the defense, protection and security industries. The conference has been reimagined to include more opportunities to learn from industry and government thought-leaders and shop for the latest technology, said AUVSI.

Expanded focus beyond the military includes government agencies such as Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, Energy, the FBI and  NOAA, as well as other public safety agencies.

Thought leaders and subject matter experts from the military, government agencies and public safety outlets will provide details and insight on investments, innovation and sustainment, including what’s next with artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

More than 50 companies will be on site to provide military and government agencies with an inside view of new technologies and trends.

In addition, a public safety educational lineup defines how to best use unmanned systems for explosive ordinance disposal and HAZMAT applications, addresses the counter-UAS threat at home and abroad, and provides insight on how disaster and emergency responders are using unmanned systems.

The conference will take place at the  Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Those registering before Nov. 19 can take advantage of advanced rates.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.