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Werkbezoek: Robotics and Autonomous Systems eenheid

January 27th 2020 - 15:30

HCSS was op maandag 27 januari 2020 aanwezig bij het werkbezoek van de Vaste Commissie voor Defensie van de Tweede Kamer, die een bezoek bracht aan de Robotics and Autonomous Systems eenheid van de 13e Brigade in Oirschot.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies begeleidt het Commando Landstrijdkrachten gedurende twee jaar in de kennisopbouw en het adresseren van diverse kwesties die samenhangen met de materie van onbemande militaire systemen. Naast praktijkdemonstraties op het oefenterrein werd in interactieve workshops de 'state of play' van de invoering en gebruik van onbemande (en op termijn van meer autonomie voorziene) systemen gegeven. Deze informatieve dag liet onder meer zien dat er nog een lange weg te gaan is en dat de invoering zorgvuldig en met samenwerking met vele partijen gebeurt.

RAS eenheid Oirschot 1

RAS eenheid Oirschot 2

Michel Rademaker is the deputy Director of HCSS. He has fifteen years of hands-on experience as an officer in The Royal Netherlands Army, where he held various military operational and staff posts and also served a term in former Yugoslavia. He has a masters degree obtained at the University of Tilburg. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Rademaker went on to work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) as a project and program manager and senior policy advisor on security topics for ten years. Eg. as NATO RTO project leader, he and his team developed serious gaming assessment methods and conducted several assessments of security technologies, and worked on numerous strategic security topics.
Patrick Bolder is an officer in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Since January 2019 he is seconded to The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. His expertise lies in all Defence matters, with a focus on Military Space, Unmanned systems, European Defence issues and Nuclear Policy.
Frank Bekkers is Director of the Security Program. He studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam and spent most of his career at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), specializing in the area of Defence, Safety & Security. At TNO, he held a range of positions, including program manager, senior research scientist, group manager and account director. From 1996-1997, he worked as program manager for Call Media and Intelligent Networks for the telecom company KPN. His current position at HCSS combines shaping HCSS’s portfolio concerning defense and security-related projects with hands-on participation in a number of key projects.