Drone Wars: Protecting Our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI)

Drones in the wrong hands can be adapted to carry a range of payloads; from cameras to explosive devices. 

Metis Aerospace specialise in multi-sensor counter-drone solutions, their technology provides timely, accurate and actionable understanding of UAV activity in a given area.  

The range of sensors and their advanced detection techniques ensure a high probability of interception and a low false-alarm rate across a variety of applications.  

Their SKYPERION solution works to target suspicious UAV activity but its capability to provide an understanding across the whole Radio Frequency Spectrum enables the system to also counter other forms of threatening aerial devices.

Tony Burnell, CEO at METIS Aerospace Ltd.

Metis Aerospace was initially set up in 2011 and began trading in 2013. With his niche experience and expertise acquired whilst serving in the RAF, He initially provided technical support to military organisations.  

In 2014, he formed a company to embark on a research and development programme, which led to the creation and development of HYPERION signals intelligence system.  

SKYPERION, their most in-demand capability, has become a vital solution to counter dangerous UAV activity for a range of applications. It is now possible to determine and manage the presence, whereabouts and threat of a UAV within a given perimeter.

  • Security
  • Transport
  • Electronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Design and Manufacturing

Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


28 Oct 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/28/2022 14:00 10/28/2022 15:30 Drone Wars: Protecting Our Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Due to the ready availability of UAVs, or drones, protecting our airports is becoming increasingly problematic.  A rise in the misuse of drones may not only lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour and disruptive behaviour, but an increase in personal injury, breaches of national security and the potential for loss of life. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


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Registration Information

Registration will be available soon.

These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.  

If you wish to attend this lecture please book a place on the IET website.

During the booking process you will have the opportunity to pre-book a lunch at Savoy Place. 

The cost for a two course meal with wine is £21.47 (inc VAT)

It is ESSENTIAL to pre-book lunch and pay for it on this website.  

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability).  

Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability).  

No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.  


  1. You don’t need to be a member to log into the system.
  2. You can book for more than one person; you just need to add the other guest(s) name(s).
  3. You can add any special dietary requirements during the booking process.
  4. The website price quoted is exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added when you pay.

Terms and Conditions

5+ days before event date - Full refund.

4 days before event date - No refund.  

Name substitutions are accepted at any time by fax or email, the IET reserves the right to charge a transfer fee.


Tony Burnell, MSc AFRIN

Tony Burnell, MSc AFRIN

CEO - Metis Aerospace Ltd

Reasons to attend

If you have a professional or natural curiosity and interest in Aviation, Engineering, Technology, Design and Production, Physics, Chemistry, Environment, Transportation, Industry, Material Engineering and Government & Politics.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

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11:30/11:40 Arrival for optional lunch

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre.

12:00 to 13:45 – Optional lunch.

13:45 - Arrival for lecture

It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture.  (Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing in procedure).

14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – the lecture starts promptly at 14:00

14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion

15:30 Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre.  Free for members.  Non-members can purchase tea/coffee at the Faraday counter.  (Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk.)

Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre




Free of charge (charge for optional meal)

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