• 2019 February 14 17:44

    Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019

    SMi presents the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST) conference taking place in London on the 8th and 9th May 2019.

    As the Royal Navy took ownership of their first unmanned minesweeping system last year, the 2018 Unmanned Maritime Systems conference hosted the Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy, who discussed naval warfare in the age of autonomy.

    At this year's UMST conference, Commodore Mike Knott, Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy will continue this important dialogue and discuss "Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and the Future of Royal Navy Capabilities and Power Projection".

    Commodore Knott’s presentation will be covering the following key topics: Evolving with the changing nature of naval warfare; addressing complex new threats and developing effective technology and strategies to counter these threats; autonomy as a force multiplier; extending the Royal Navy’s global reach and operational capacity; integrating unmanned systems into the surface fleet; increasing the use of unmanned systems in traditional naval operations; the role of autonomous systems in the carrier strike group; the potential for UAVs to revolutionise carrier operations; maintaining Royal Navy thought leadership in an increasingly information and technology driven world.

    Other senior experts from the Royal Navy will present at the conference including:

    Captain Gary Hesling, Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy who will present: "Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems for More Effective Hydrography in Support of Royal Navy Activities"

    Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy who will present: "Delivering the Next Generation of Royal Navy Assets to Enable Effective Operational Capability into the 21st Century"

    For full presentation details, download the event brochure at http://www.umsconference.com/portnewspr

    Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 will bring together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world providing a discussion on current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for modern Navies.

    The two-day conference is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments.

    For those interested in attending, there is a £200 Early Bird which will expire at midnight on Thursday 28th February 2019. Places can be reserved at http://www.umsconference.com/portnewspr


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2019 August 19

18:41 Andrey Zubarev takes the helm at Sea Port St. Petersburg
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2019 August 18

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2019 August 17

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2019 August 16

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