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LIVE Web Forum: Characterizing the Threat of Small Unmanned Aircrafts (Drones)

Photo of Andy Lacher: courtesy of Aeronautics and Astronautics    (     AIAA     )

Photo of Andy Lacher: courtesy of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Join us on Wednesday, March 27th, at 11:00 AM Eastern for a live web forum to discuss the threat of small unmanned aircrafts, aka drones. Andrew Lacher, Autonomy Integration and Adoption Lead at MITRE Corporation, will provide an overview and respond to participant questions.

Presentation abstract: “For several years, The MITRE Corporation has been exploring issues associated with the potential security threats that small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) also known as drones present. In 2016, MITRE sponsored a competition during which eight commercial companies demonstrated in a real-world setting the effectiveness of their detect and defeat capabilities against commonly available sUAS operating in an unauthorized fashion.  As part of that effort, MITRE began to describe the potential threat posed by sUAS using a variety of characteristics. MITRE experts have continued to evolve this threat spectrum as we work on counter-UAS-related tasks for our sponsors and as we research the ever-evolving technology and operational capabilities of sUAS. MITRE used our data-driven observations to characterize the sUAS threat. MITRE is sharing its sUAS threat characterization to help the community understand the nature of potential sUAS threats and to provide a common vernacular for discussing the technical challenges associated with detecting and defeating the threat.”

Register for the March 27th 11:00 AM web forum here.