Drones in Civil Security Conference


AAUS is proud to be presenting the "Drones in Civil Security" conference at CIVSEC 2018.  The conference will address the utility of Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and other unmanned and autonomous systems in the security domain, including regulatory and communications/cyber issues for operators.

Free of charge to attend, the Drones in Civil Security Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018


The conference will be held on May 3, 2018 during CIVSEC 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More information on CIVSEC 2018


  • Use of Drones for Border Protection, Policing, Emergency Response and Fire Fighting
  • Regulatory Considerations for Drone Operations used in National Interest
  • Security Threats and Use of Counter Drone Technology
  • Industry perspective and challenges
  • Emerging Technologies


Thursday May 3, 2018

 0900 - 0910
 Opening Remarks 

 Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton
 Victoria Police

 0910 - 0940 Law Enforcement Use of RPAS

 Julian Webber
 Australian Federal Police

 0940 - 1010 Where have all the Drones gone? .. Challenges for RPA in Fire and Emergency Management

 Richard Alder
 National Aerial Firefighting Centre
 1010 - 1040 Civil Security Applications for MALE UAS

 Warren Ludwig
 General Atomics
 1040 - 1100  Morning Tea
 1100 - 1130
 Future challenges for Army UAS – responding to humanitarian aid and civil security requirements

 MAJ Raymond Brin
 Australian Army
1130 - 1200 Simplifying the Sky: Transforming Disaster Recover and Insurance with UAVs

 Dr Bernard Leong
 Airbus Aerial Asia
1200 - 1230 Enhanced Surveillance by UAVs

 Phil Lyons
 Textron Systems Australia
1230 - 1300  Lunch Break
1300 - 1330 Life Saving RPAS

 Eddie Bennet
 Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver
1330 - 1400 Drones - Friend or Foe?

 John Morrison
 Morrison Aerial Robotics
1400 - 1430 Regulatory Considerations for RPAS used in Emergency Services 

 Luke Gumley
1430 - 1500  Afternoon Tea Break
1500 - 1530 DroneALERT - Using crowd sourcing to combat illegal drone operations at airports and other open-air locations

 Brooke Tapsall
 Atlas GICs
1530 - 1600 Countering the Threat of Drones in Urban Environments

 Keith Mollison
1600 - 1630 The Invisible License Plate: A Remote ID Solution for RPAS

 Adam Welsh


Please visit AAUS at stand 1A14 at CIVSEC 2018.


Greg Tyrrell - AAUS Executive Director

Telephone 0458 850 202


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