Canada and UAVs: Future Prospects for Emerging Defence Technology

This panel discussion will inform participants on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for military purposes, with a special focus on the Canadian Government’s recent procurement of five RQ-21A “Blackjack” unmanned aerial systems. Panel speakers will include guests from academia, Boeing, and the Defence Research and Development sector. The panel will focus on an overview of how UAVs are being incorporated into Canadian defence initiatives, what the new procurement of UAVs will mean for information-gathering, intelligence and surveillance, and perhaps expose some of the ethical considerations and possible concerns that accompany autonomous systems. Join us for a well-rounded discussion between participants from diverse sectors who have a vested interest in this issue.

This event will be held in partnership with the International UAV Show, happening at the Enercare Centre December 6th-7th. Further information about the International UAV Show can be found at

Register for the International UAV Show here

Any attendees interested in booking one of the remaining 10’x10’ booths at the UAV Conference for a special rate of $500 can contact Mitchell Smith at or at 604-379-2740

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Who: The NATO Association of Canada, in partnership with OMX and the International UAV Show

When: December 6, at 6pm

Where: The Enercare Convention Center in Toronto. 100 Princes’ Blvd #1, near Exhibition Place

About NATO Association of Canada

The NATO Association of Canada strives to educate and engage Canadians about NATO and NATO’s goal of peace, prosperity, and security. The NATO Association of Canada ensures that we have an informed citizenry able to contribute to discussions about Canada’s role on the world stage.