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UAS/C-UAS Working Group/TIM Day

March 21 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

uas industry day
UAS + Counter UAS Working Group/Technical Interchange Meeting on March 21st in Crystal City.

On this single-day table-top UAS & C-UAS Working group, ADS will be leveraging our strategic partner supplier relationships to provide an educational forum surrounding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This unique event will also allow attendees to view the counter UAS technology firsthand. Attendees can expect to walk away with a rich understanding of the current UAS and counter UAS landscape and the projected path for future innovation and technology.

  • 0900 – 0920: UAS & C-UAS Technology and Procurement Keynote with Creighton Holt, ADS Inc.’s UAS Strategic Business Development Manager
  • 0920 – 1000: Vendor Kick-Off – Brief Presentation
  • 1000 – 1200: 1-on-1 Breakaways with ADS Representatives, Vendor Table-Top Display Forum
  • 1200: Lunch provided by ADS, Inc.
  • 1300 – 1320: UAS & C-UAS Technology and Procurement Keynote with Creighton Holt, ADS Inc.’s UAS Strategic Business Development Manager
  • 1320 – 1400: Vendor Kick-Off – Brief Presentation
  • 1400 – 1700: 1-on-1 Breakaways with ADS Representatives, Vendor Table-Top Display Forum

Creighton Holt | ADS, Inc. | UAS Strategic Business Development Manager

Creighton Holt serves as the ADS UAS Strategic Business Development Manager, assisting Naval Air Systems Command, United States Special Operations Command, industry-leading UAS and CUAS manufacturers, and ADS teammates in the requirements, procurement, and sustainment of UAS and CUAS.  Creighton began his employment at ADS in 2011 after retirement as a Commander in the United States Navy.  During a 20-year career, Creighton flew H-3 helicopters, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornets- including flying the first combat missions of the war on terrorism into Afghanistan in 2001 from the deck of the USS CARL VINSON.  He also served as a squadron Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer and a flight instructor.  Creighton selected as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer while serving as the Chief of Air Requirements at United States Special Operations Command- working airborne ISR and tactical lift requirements and acquisitions for national and theater special operations forces.  He also served as the USN’s Joint Strike Fighter Sustainment and Logistics Requirements Officer.  Creighton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, the USAF’s Air Command and Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.

Training Sessions
Live Demonstrations
Networking Opportunities

FLIR Unmanned Aerial Systems is the world's largest commercial company specializing in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. FLIR will be demonstrating their PD-100 Black Hornet PRS which is the first airborne and commercially available Personal Reconnaissance System. It provides end users with a highly mobile sensor system providing an immediate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability.


Dedrone is the market and technology leader in airspace security. The Dedrone platform combines hardware sensors and machine-learning software, providing early warning, classification of, and mitigation against drone threats. Dedrone customers include the US Department of Defense, state correctional facilities, stadiums, utilities, critical infrastructure, and private-sector companies. Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco.


Radio Hill has been the leading provider of handheld counter UAS (CUAS) equipment, delivering hundreds of systems to end-users around the world since 2016.  Over 90% of the handheld counter UAS equipment deployed around the world were built by Radio Hill Technologies.  Over the last eight years, Flex Force has become the leading provider of stabilized crew served weapon mounts, the ASP.


Liteye Systems, Inc. is a world leader in rugged, high-resolution, Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD), micro imaging viewfinders, thermal and radar surveillance systems. All of our cutting edge solutions feature revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications.


Insitu’s family of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operate successfully in some of the most extreme environments in the world, on land or at sea, while delivering the highest quality information possible, enabling our customers to make the right decisions, right now, and ensure success. From the tropics to the desert, from the ocean to the mountains, Insitu UAS are in place and customizable to meet your needs, no matter the location or conditions.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is a leader in developing and producing world-class avionics and payload technologies used in numerous sUAS. Products include advanced Kestral Autopilot flight systems, OnPoint Vision Systems for target tracking, stabilization, geo-location and terminal guidance applications, Preceptor Imaging systems, Indago VTOL Quad Rotor and other avionics for small UAS.


DroneShield provides a complete system of products and services to aid your security team in the defense of threats made possible by drone technology. Droneshield offers an enterprise-grade sensor network with proprietary multi-sensor detection technology. They utilize a multi-sensor approach to analyze and identify incoming drone threats and provide instant alerts delivered independently through a variety of methods, including SMS, email or existing video or incident established security system. Droneshield also offers safe and highly effective countermeasures once a drone thread has been identified.

Whitefox Defense

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc. develops and provides drone threat mitigation device the DroneFox. The company offers two systems DroneFox Tactical, a portal mobile device which responds to drone threats based on operator feedback or automatically based on preset conditions; DroneFox Fortify, a fixed device which integrates and provides continues automatic protection of vulnerable facilities and critical infrastructure. The device detects small and modified drones in airspace, analyses target drones based on variables including its model, location, and flight pattern, and reroutes. Additionally, the company’s clientele includes critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, public safety, and defense.

Shield AI

Shield AI is the home of Hivemind, an artificial intelligence which enables robots to see, reason about, and search the world. Hivemind allows robots to learn from their experiences. Shield AI’s first product, Nova, is a Hivemind-powered robot that autonomously searches buildings while simultaneously streaming video and generating maps. Shield AI today is building upon Nova’s real-world deployment to bring artificial intelligence to an array of mission sets — from dense cities to remote tunnels to crowded skies — where AI makes a critical difference.

My Defence

MyDefence Counter UAS products are state-of-the-art, rapid deployment solutions made to secure and enhance the capabilities of the warfighter. They offer both wearable products with handheld detection as well as mobile and stationary scalable systems with fast deployment.

Drone Aviation

DRONE Aviation Corp (DRNE) was formed in April 2014 to penetrate the rapidly growing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business in U.S. and abroad for government and commercial customers. DRNE’s mission is to aggressively penetrate the expanding Drone market with their unique Tethered Drones, which are currently being fielded to the U.S. Department of Defense and State and Local municipalities.


AeroVironment's family of integrated and interoperable UAS gives law enforcement personnel and first responders the ability to see and assess the situation ahead. During a one-hour training session, the focus will be on the Puma sUAS—designed for both land and maritime operations, and the new I45 payload—a robust payload for group 1 aircraft. The I45 has 50x loftless zoom, dual EO imagers, IR, and low light level cameras. It has about 7x the standoff capabilities of the previous PUMA payload and is a drop-in system—meaning no software updates required. During the live demonstration, AeroVironment will be flying the Puma from their battle-proven ground control station (GCS).



March 21
8:45 am - 4:00 pm


Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202 United States
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