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 347E - Navy-Industry International Dialogue 

347E - Navy-Industry International Dialogue 


Update on Unmanned Aerial Systems

Event Number

Event Date

 to 11/8/2012

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

Event Contact
Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


The Navy-Industry International Dialogue (NIID) provides a Navy-Industry-Attaché-Foreign Procurement Group forum to address issues involving security cooperation and sea service concepts and programs that help drive future capabilities for international maritime partnerships.

This NIID will give an update focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) management and capabilities. The USN is unique among the U.S. services in its acquisition of UAS; deploying systems ranging from small/tactical through high altitude/persistent aircraft, and everything in between - including shipboard systems designed for maritime use, and Vertical Take-off and landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAVs). Currently used in a number of military roles, including reconnaissance and attack, UAS are often preferred for missions that are too "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircraft.



Meeting - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Opening Remarks:
     NDIA Representative

Introductory Remarks:
     Rear Admiral Joseph W. Rixey, USN, Director, Navy International Programs Office,
     U.S. Navy

Keynote Speaker:
      Mr. Patrick Buckley,
Deputy Program Executive Officer, UAS Programs

Adrian "Ade" Orchard, Military Attache, Embassy of the UK in
     Washington, DC
Mr. Stephen C. Fairbairn, Director of Business Development, Rolls-Royce 
     North American Technologies, Inc.

Networking Reception - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Waterford Springfield
6715 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150
Tel: (703) 719-5700


  1. Online Registration is now CLOSED! 
  2. Register by Fax: Fax your completed registration form with payment to:
    (703) 522-1885
  3. Register by Mail: Mail your completed registration form with payment to:
    National Defense Industrial Association
    Event #347E
    2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
    Arlington, VA 22201

Registration Fees





(Now- 10/26/12)

(After 10/26/12)

U.S. Government/Academia






Foreign/Allied Government***



***Online registration is not available for Foreign/Allied Government personnel.  You must complete the registration form (available here) and email it to Rebecca Danay at or fax it to NDIA at 703-522-1885.

Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Rebecca Danahy, Cancellations received on or before October 26, 2012 will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 26, 2012. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.


Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Rebecca Danahy, or (703) 247-2561.


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