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RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speakers – Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles – Canadian and US Programs

The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia extends an invitation to members of the Atlantic Canada Aerospace & Defence Association to presentations Wednesday, 14 September by Lieutenant-Colonel Julien Letarte, Royal Canadian Air Force, speaking about the RCAF’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, and Major Drew Larned, United States Air Force, speaking about US uncrewed aerial vehicle programs.

Uncrewed aerial vehicles, including remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), are rapidly being developed and employed for continental/homeland defence, security and safety missions by Canada, allies and adversaries. LCol Letarte will brief highlights of the RCAF’s RPAS project to provide a familiarization with this increasingly significant capability.  MAJ Larned will speak about US programs, reflective of his experience with the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

The event will start at 1 pm Atlantic time, Wednesday, 14 September, then be followed by Q&A and finish by 3 pm Atlantic time.

Registration is required.  There is no fee to attend this event.  To register, email by close-of-business Sunday, 11 September.  As the subject line for your registration email, put: RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speakers 14 September 2022 Registration.  In addition to your name, please provide your organization (association, company or unit).  Participation is limited and later registrants may have to be put on a waiting list.  If after registering your availability changes and you are no longer able to attend, please advise RUSI(NS) as soon as possible so your spot can be re-assigned.

The event will be done by Zoom.  Instructions will be emailed to registrants by end Monday, 12 September.  If you have not received them by end-of-day 12 September, please check your spam folder and, if necessary, email RUSI(NS).

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