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Counter-Unmanned Aerial System Manufacturer Engagement Day

CPNI is the national technical authority for physical and personnel security. One of CPNI’s aims is to ensure that security products and systems continually evolve to meet the needs of the national infrastructure and crowded places, and that appropriate technology is able to be drawn upon to protect important sites. Developers and vendors of counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) technology have an important role to play through the provision of products and services that are effective, sustainable and lawful. 

To help ensure that the national infrastructure has proven and reliable technology to protect itself from a wide range of threats, CPNI uses technical standards to provide a common goal between vendors of equipment, Government and owner/operators of sites. Where possible, CPNI will seek to use British, European or International standards but this is not always possible.

Following extensive CPNI and HMG field trials/demonstrations of C-UAS equipment, CPNI has developed a new C-UAS standard and will evaluate commercial of the shelf (COTS) equipment against this standard. Equipment that pass the evaluation will then be included into the CPNI Catalogue of Security Equipment (CSE), which is accessible by national infrastructure and provides a listing of a range of CPNI tested equipment. CPNI recommends the use of equipment from the CSE.

Vendors may wish to note that there are two elements to the CPNI C-UAS standard:

  • Detect, Track and Identify (DTI)
  • Electronic Effectors

Forthcoming testing and evaluation to the new CPNI standard will focus on DTI technology. It is anticipated that products put forward for testing would have previously undergone extensive field tests/demonstrations by CPNI or other partner organisations.   

Industry Engagement Day - Wednesday 23 January 2019, Central London

CPNI is hosting an industry engagement day on Wednesday 23 January 2019 in Central London for the manufacturers of C-UAS detection technologies. CPNI will use this opportunity to:

  • inform the industry of the developments in their UAS detection technology programme;
  • explain the approach to testing and evaluating products; and
  • outline opportunities to engage with CPNI.

The event will comprise a mix of presentations with question and answer sessions, as well as opportunities for networking.

Who should attend?

This event is strictly for the manufacturers of C-UAS detection technologies, authorised resellers or C-UAS system integrators only.   

How to apply

To apply for a place at the industry engagement day, please email the following information to [email protected] by no later than Thursday 16 January:

  • Full name
  • Job Title
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Work email address for each individual applying (this will be used for the issuing of the tickets)
  • Name of your C-UAS company
  • C-UAS company registered address
  • Company website
  • Name of C-UAS system provided by your company.
  • A brief statement outlining your organisations C-UAS capabilities (100 words max).

We are anticipating a good response and would ask that registrations are limited to 2 people per C-UAS company. Once we have reviewed your application and upon successful completion of necessary checks, we will inform you no later than Monday 21 January 2019 if you have been allocated a place. If the event is oversubscribed, priority will be given to the applications received first. If you have not heard from us by this date then unfortuantely your application has been unsuccessful.

Those allocated a place will be issued with joining instructions which will include the details of the venue, an agenda for the day and will act as the ticket for entry. Only registered individuals will be allowed into the venue on the presentation of a valid ID and the joining instructions, which are non-transferrable.

If you are unable to attend this event, a further industry engagement day will be held in the autumn.

If you have any questions relating to the industry engagement day please contact: [email protected].