2024 Featured Speakers

Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr
Chairman Emeritus, Stimson Center
Fmr Asst. SecState
Political Mil. Affairs
Dep Asst. to the VP, Natl. SEC Affairs, Prin. Dep Asst. SecDef
Intl. SEC Affairs, US Special Envoy

Lieutenant General (USMC-ret) Steven R. Rudder
Former Deputy Commandant for Aviation, USMC, Former Commanding General
United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

David Breede
PEO, C4, Center for Special Operations
Forces, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (SOF AT&L)


Colonel Clark Bramante
Commander, 163rd Attack Wing, CA ANG March ABF

Colonel John Whelahan
Executive Director of Transformation Combined Joint All Domain Command and Control Partner Nations (CJADC2-P)
XVIIIth Airborne Corps 3rd Infantry Div/10th Mountain Div/ 82d Airborne Div/101st Airborne Division

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Luger, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1)

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About the Conference

Attendees of our 2024 event gained critical insights into both tactical and technical Unmanned aerial priorities and developing research to support Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operations across the Services.

Be a part of ACI’s 2025 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Summit Systems – A premiere UAS event, created to focus on cutting-edge advancements, strategic insights, and collaborative discussions shaping the future of military Unmanned technology!

The Conference runs under Chatham House rule with no media or press in attendance. Participants are strictly vetted; certain citizens are not admitted to the conference.

Enhance your understanding of the key DoD & Government latest needs, requirements, capabilities and industry opportunities

Meet key policymakers, leading subject matter experts, UAS thought leadership and innovators

Learn about the key solutions and technologies to enhance stealth, lethality, agility, and situational awareness

Improve your understanding of unmanned technologies to transform force structure for the future fight in contested operating environments

Top Organizations that Attended our 2024 Event

  • 1A Drone
  • AeroSpace & Defense Industry Partners
  • AeroVironment Inc
  • Aevex Aerospace
  • Anduril
  • Collins Aerospace
  • DTC
  • DZYNE Technologies, LLC
  • Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company
  • Epirus
  • EpiSci
  • Everfox
  • Frontier Precision
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
  • General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • HevenDrones
  • Kratos Defense
  • L3Harris TDL
  • Mach Industries
  • Owl Cyber Defense
  • Persistent Systems
  • Platform Aerospace
  • Precision Integrated Programs
  • Resolute ISR
  • RTI
  • SAIC
  • ScioTeq
  • Scurry Associates
  • Sentient Vision Systems
  • Shield AI
  • Signalink, Inc.
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp
  • Silvus Technologies
  • Surface Development Squadron ONE (CSDS 1)
  • Teledyne FLIR Defense
  • Thales Avionics Limited
  • The Cunningham Group
  • ThermoAnalytics Incorporation
  • Thiel Capital LLC
  • Transportation Security Administration TSA
  • Trillium Engineering
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Special Operations Command
  • UAS San Diego
  • Unmanned Systems Department – Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • USNFSC US Fourth Fleet
  • XVIII Airborne Corps
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