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Lieutenant Colonel Esa Lappi

Senior Technical Officer
Defence Command Finland


Day 2

11:40 AM HOW DIRECTED ENERGY SYSTEMS WILL FORM A VITAL PART OF FINLAND’S COUNTER UAS ARSENAL

  • The effectiveness of DES in a combat environment and the lessons that Finland has learned from the Eastern Ukraine conflict
  • What is the difference in capability required to counter UAS’ that are used only in a target acquisition role (identifying targets which are then destroyed by rockets/artillery) and UCAVs with a ground strike capability
  • What are the limits to the role that DES can have in engaging the UAS and the rockets/projectiles subsequently launched by the adversary?