29 APRIL - 01 MAY 2019, ABU DHABI, UAE

DAY TWO: Drones, Counter Drones & UAS Middle East

Start of the Day



8:30 am - 9:20 am Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Trailblazer Presentation: The effect of drones on Civil Aviation and what the state should do to organize the drones operation:

Ahmad Al-Maytah - Aviation Security Advisor, Riyadh Airports, Saudi Arabia

• The drone regulation simple & detailed.
• Key requirements and report dangerous activities
• Why it is important to follow aviation rules
• Aviation Security and Drones
• How to minimize drones threat
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Ahmad Al-Maytah

Aviation Security Advisor
Riyadh Airports, Saudi Arabia

Integrating UAVs into 5G and beyond:
Two new paradigms to increase communication within military and police
How UAVs are integrated into cellular networks (LTE, 5G, B5G…)

10:00 am - 10:00 am GIS & remote sensing using drones Traditionally geospatial tools have been developed based on satellite imagery. A satellite can cost millions of dollars to organisations and space regulations may also create an obstacle for a GIS application. With drones now empowered with GIS and remote sensing capabilities, its evident that this is a cost effective measure that can be used across key government departments, municipalities, construction sites etc which can help save costs as well as drive efficient operations


10:00 am - 10:30 am Innovative oil and gas visionary: Using drones for inspection and integrity of assets and prevent budget overruns of up to 40%

Mahmoud Selim - Integrity Technical Authority, PDO, Oman

• Inspecting live flares and crude oil tank storage
systems using drones
• Reduce inspection budgets by using less scaffolding
and speeding up inspections
• How to ensure operational integrity by the use of drones
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Mahmoud Selim

Integrity Technical Authority
PDO, Oman

10:30 am - 11:00 am Deploying static and mobile counter drones to detect unwarranted infiltration

Captain Edward H. Lundquist - U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair, Surface Navy Association, United States
Key question: Are you aware that a minor security lapse in detecting a drone can create safety issues and crisis situations across critical infrastructure?
• Using detect-track-identify-defeat counter-drone
systems at key installations
• Can counter-drone devices be installed across law
enforcement and border agency patrol vehicles?
• Creating a mobile force protection team that keeps
safety of the citizens in mind
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

11:00 am - 11:40 am Networking Coffee break

11:40 am - 12:10 pm Ministerial case study: Prevent spreading of mesquite trees using drones empowered by GIS mapping capabilities

Eng. Saud Al Farsi - Head of Soil Research Department, Director, Integrated Management Project of Mesquite, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman
Key question: How did the usage of drones eliminate the spread of mesquite trees in Oman?
• Geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) and mesquite trees in Oman
• Detection of bug in date palm in Oman using GIS and RS
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Eng. Saud Al Farsi

Head of Soil Research Department, Director, Integrated Management Project of Mesquite
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Oman

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Insights from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs: Using drones for wildlife survey:

Eng. Amran Mohammed Al Kamzari - Senior Nature Reserve Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Oman

• Using drone for monitoring oil spill.
• The importance of drone for biologist in the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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Eng. Amran Mohammed Al Kamzari

Senior Nature Reserve Specialist
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Oman

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm Open Discussion: How does the future of drones look like across the different sectors? This is an interactive session where the audience will also be able to participate and discuss how drones will shape the future across the sectors. The following points will be discussed:

Captain Edward H. Lundquist - U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair, Surface Navy Association, United States
- Drones for emergency medical response: How can drones be used for effective medical response -
- Counter Drones: Swatting UAVs and small UAS by using drone catching systems -
- Drones for delivery: Transporting packages and letters within the civil aviation regulatory standards -
- Infrared search and tracking systems for UAV detection
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

End of the conference
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Captain Edward H. Lundquist

U.S. Navy (Ret.) Communications Chair
Surface Navy Association, United States

1:20 pm - 1:20 pm Networking Lunch Break