With two successful days of our 18th annual (and first virtual) conference, #UC20Remote, under our belts, we kicked things off Day 3 with a continued focus on Markets and Applications.
This morning also saw one of our much anticipated keynotes on “The Future of Unmanned in Canada” from Kevin Hagan, Account Executive at Peraton Canada – who is also our #UC20Remote Platinum Sponsor. Kevin gave an overview of Unmanned Systems and his background in the Navy as an ordinance officer, and noted his fondness for Moose milk. He gave attendees a perspective on the past and future of Unmanned Systems. Hagan noted in his presentation that we are “operators, maintainers and transformers; not just thinking about keeping current systems we’re focused on making systems better”.
Next, we saw a defence panel which included distinguished speakers from Peraton and updates on key Canadian RPAS programs, covering the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
At the morning break, The Honourable Minister Garneau, Minister of Transport, delivered a short address to conference attendees with a personalized video message.
Minister Garneau welcomed everyone and discussed the opportunities that Canada’s geography offered drone innovators and noted that Transport Canada is working with industry on new and novel solutions in a variety of industries, such as Health Care. He encrounged government, communities and industry to work together to continue to advance the capabilities of this exciting field.
Post break, we had a great session moderated by Trevor Bergmann on Jammers & Jail – Closing the Gap Between Hype, Policy and the Law; covering the state of the art on Counter UAS measures currently available to protect against rogue drones.
The Afternoon sessions featured an Australiian Austrade panel exploring the RPAS industry in Australia as well as the synergies possible between Canada and Australian industries to explore and collaborate in the RPAS space. The last part of the session featured an in-depth discussion with CASA, Australia’s Drone Regulator.
Other afternoon sessions had a heavy emphasis on BVLOS and included:
- Current State of the UAS Industry & Vision, DAA and BVLOS Review withfrom our #UC20Remote sponsor Iris Automation
- International Test Pilot School: A System for Testing UAVs in National Airspace, BVLOS; an innovative approach to building RPAS testbeds.
- BVLOS Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Made in Canada
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