Group Captain Gary Darby Announced as Keynote Speaker at Counter UAS Technology Europe 2024

Group Captain Gary Darby, Head of the UK MOD's Joint C-UAS Office, has been unveiled as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Counter UAS Technology Europe Conference set to take place on 16-17 April 2024 in London.

London, United Kingdom, March 23, 2024 --( The Counter UAS Technology Europe Conference is the premier event dedicated to exploring the latest advancements in C-UAS programmes and solutions across the UK and allied nations.

Group Captain Gary Darby’s keynote address is anticipated to provide valuable insights into the UK Ministry of Defence's preparations for the ever-evolving UAS threat landscape – emphasising their commitment, leadership, and transformative influence on the industry.

During an interview with SAE Media Group, Group Captain Gary Darby expressed, “I’ve been to several SAE Media Group's C-UAS Conferences over the past 2 years and developed a brilliant network of industry, academic and military colleagues, most of whom I now consider friends. It is these relationships on the personal level that will be key moving forward as we fight the C-UAS battle. Quite honestly, I couldn’t have done that, established my network, without this conference.”

The UK MoD signed a £56 million contract to enhance Ukraine's air defence capabilities through counter-UAS measures last year.

This highlighted these solutions as a top priority for leading militaries to ensure the safety and security of personnel and equipment in modern conflicts.

Attendees will also receive exclusive insights from Nataliia Kushnerska, Chief Operating Officer of Ukraine's Brave1, on how they are leveraging tech clusters to rapidly establish a C-UAS advantage at a time of conflict.

Designed to safeguard critical national infrastructure domestically and protect deployed personnel overseas, this event serves as a catalyst for progress in the C-UAS sector.

Limited tickets remain, register now at

Counter UAS Technology Europe 2024 is proudly sponsored by…

Lead Sponsor: Aaronia

Gold Sponsors: Advanced Protections Systems, BlueHalo, Echodyne, Northrop Grumman, Roke, Sentrycs, and Weibel Scientific

Sponsors and Exhibitors: Anduril, D-Fend Solutions, DRS RADA, Edgesource Corporation, Hensoldt, L3Harris Technologies, Leonardo, MSI Defence Systems Ltd, OSL Technology, QinetiQ, Robin Radar Systems, and TUALCOM

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