Sion Roberts presenting at 3CDSE 2018

Sion Roberts Managing Director of RUSTA will be presenting at the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (#3CDSE) is the three counties’ (Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire) leading expo for the defence and security industry. 3CDSE will provide a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions and opportunities.

After 22 years as aircrew in the RAF, initially on Nimrod MR2 aircraft then 6 years of service operating and instructing on the MQ9 Reaper in the United States. Although Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) platforms, like the MQ9, are very different from SUAS that are operating commercially today, Sion was able to take many valuable skill sets from his time in the USA and apply them into an instructional SUAS role.
This professional instructional capability has proved to be of great value to commercial operators across the UK.

​In addition to commercial entities the RUSTA team has trained many Police and security forces across the UK and they have even gone further afield and trained elements of the Hong Kong government. Sion has written several courses for RUSTA and manages a world-class team of ex service aircrew and support staff who are now leading the field in SUAS instruction.

3CDSE’s focus is Innovation, with a focus on cyber security, hardware and vehicles, UAV and counter-UAV technology, communications and military procurement. The event is unique amongst defence and security expos, in that it offers business to business networking with key decision-makers. It includes a day-long programme of expert speakers and workshops and a major exhibition.

Our followers of RUSTA can benefit from an early bird discount on delegate passes which will only cost £36 +VAT if purchased by the end of February. Delegate passes can be purchased by visiting: