This course will give delegates an introductory-level appreciation into disruptive drone activities, elements of system design, insights into potential vulnerabilities and methods for defeating the devices. Whilst land and water-based drones (surface and sub-surface) are included, the course primarily considers airborne systems, and the challenges in defeating them. Latest industry-based technology and solutions are included, where commercial restrictions allow.
A basic understanding of drones would be beneficial but not essential. Attendance with a clear understanding of the business problem the delegate wishes to address would be helpful.
This course is aimed at non-specialists in the drone or counter-drone fields, programme / project managers and those who have responsibilities for detection and defeating drones, or organisations seeking to understand current capabilities as part of a procurement activity.
The course aims to give delegates a solid grasp of how drone systems are designed, recent technological advances, and where the next capability enhancements are likely to be. We examine the effects of disruptive drone operations throughout the programme, counter-drone capabilities and an understanding of the vulnerabilities that may exist in a typical drone operation. Delegates will gain an understanding of what makes a drone a difficult target, and what is needed to close the current gap in capability between the drone and the systems seeking to detect and defeat.
Delegates will appreciate the imbalance between drone availability and counter-drone systems. They will understand the growing relationship between cyber and drones and consider where the next advances are likely to come from.
We aim for our delegates to leave the course better equipped to make informed decisions, and ask hard capability questions of systems vendors. Our delegates will understand operational and technical planning considerations, and ultimately deliver better capability to their users.
Delegates will leave the course with the following outcomes:
Module 1 - Drone Technology.
This module helps delegates understand how drones work, and covers the following subjects:
Module 2 –The Good Operators and the Nefarious.
This module describes a range of drone operators that may be disruptive, hazardous or nefarious in nature. This module covers the following subjects:
Module 3 - Where Drones Can Be Vulnerable.
This module describes key areas of drone and operator vulnerabilities, and covers the following subjects:
Module 4 - Countering Drones – Industry Solutions.
This module details a number of currently-available industry solutions from an independent perspective, seeking ground truth on capabilities that can purchased today