The cutting-edge capabilities and wide scope of UAS continue to spark lighting fast innovation and a multitude of fixed wing and VTOL platforms, capabilities, and limitless opportunities for Industry innovation.

As DoD budget reports $842 Billion figures for fiscal 2024, increased investment in UAS as a key strategy has been called the “pacing challenge” of China, and other threats Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has stated. As DoD and our international allies continue to rely on rapid Industry innovation, specialized UAS manufacturers of platforms, remote operations and C2 links, are pushing ahead with a tremendous and diverse opportunity that continues to grow. Advancements in sensor technologies for a next-gen ISR, eVTOL and payload delivery technologies, operating at BLOS, and with Mum-T are all at forefront of innovation for the Class l (Micro/Mini Platforms) Class II (Medium Tactical) and Class III, (Medium Altitude Long Endurance & High-Altitude Long Endurance).

Attend and gain invaluable knowledge about the complexities where UAS play pivotal roles, along with obtaining the latest and critically important rules and regulations for operating legally within the NAS. Our agenda and topics will offer an unprecedented blend of DoD/Gov & Industry keynotes and panelists discussing all class of UAS both Military applications and emerging Civil & Commercial growth opportunities running the gamut of high value applications and global markets.

Topics the Summit will Cover Include:

  • Large & Small UAS DoD & Government needs, requirements and opportunities for Industry
  • Civil & Commercial growth opportunities domestically and internationally
  • Advancements in Payloads and Tactical UAS for the multi-domain battlefield
  • Urban Air Mobility policy, framework, and future way ahead

About the Defense & National Security Summits Portfolio

ACI’s Series of Defense Events provides a unique opportunity for professionals to learn from experienced military and defense leaders, strategists, and experts, to gain insight into the latest advancements and challenges currently facing the military. Our summits are curated with an aim to provide a platform for experts to engage in meaningful discussions and share their valuable insights and experiences. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, our events will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the strategic thinking required to navigate today’s complex global security environments. Whether you are military personnel, technology company, government agency, and academic institution, attending an ACI event is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insights, build professional relationships, and shape the future of defense and military capabilities.

About ACI

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For over 40 years in the conference industry, ACI has established itself as a leading conference organizer delivering over 100 events annually. Our conferences are designed to bring together military and defense professionals from around the world to share insights, strategies, and best practices for enhancing national security and defense capabilities. We pride ourselves on providing a highly interactive and collaborative environment that fosters innovation, knowledge-sharing, capability advancement, and the establishment of longstanding partnerships between military personnel, government agencies, and industry.

Our Mission

At ACI, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the ever-evolving world of defense and military. Our conferences are curated with an aim to provide a unique platform for experts to engage in meaningful discussions, advance their modernization efforts, share valuable insights, and establish partnerships to achieve strategic and operational requirements.