Upcoming WebinarsUnmanned Systems

Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Technology


Unmanned aircraft – aka “drones” – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, whether we’re talking about the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by the military, to the sophisticated remotely piloted vehicles used for civil and agricultural applications, to the systems being proposed for future commercial applications such as parcel delivery. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology explores some of the cutting-edge technologies being designed into state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.


Fatema Hamdani, Co-Founder and CEO, Kraus Hamdani Aerospace

Fatema Hamdani is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace Inc. and has more than 18 years of experience building global business across various verticals, including telecommunication, financial services, defense, and enterprise SaaS. At Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, Fatema focuses on creating connectivity and data/intelligence solutions across sea, land, air, and space using persistent non-stop aerial and high-altitude unmanned platforms. Fatema is also an Executive Board Member and Chairperson for the Telecommunication Working Group with the High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) Alliance. She has graduated from Columbia University Emerging Leadership Program and holds an MBA in marketing and information services from the Institute of Management Studies.

David Jedynak, Business Unit Director & CTO, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

Technical Fellow David Jedynak is the Business Unit Director for Curtiss-Wright's Salt Lake City facility, home of the Parvus small form factor network and computing products. He served as Chief Technology Officer for many years and continues to provide technology leadership for the group. Previously, David worked in product management and systems engineering, designing open standard electronic systems for multiple defense platforms. Prior to joining Curtiss-Wright in 2008, he worked in automotive electronics and film during major transitions and open standard modernization efforts. David has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, as well as certificates in astronautical engineering and project management, from UCLA.

Greg Tiedemann, Director, PLM, Mission Systems Group, Mercury Systems

Greg Tiedemann is the Mission Product Manager at Mercury Systems, leading the open mission computing product development strategy in the U.S. He has worked for Mercury Systems for more than 18 years in product management and business development. Greg holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Trine University.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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