Senior experts to deliver the latest insight on Military UUVs at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020

SMi reports: Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) is a key topic of discussion at the 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Conference in London, this November

Unmanned underwater vehicles already play a significant role in naval warfare. In recent years, several developmental systems have reached levels of maturity at which they can be used in direct support of combat operations.

The underwater realm is the most difficult because of the limitations of underwater communications, which makes some form of artificial intelligence mandatory.*

For this reason, it is crucial for navies around the world to gather and discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and current developments on unmanned underwater vehicles at SMi Group's Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference, taking place on the 25th-26th November 2020 in London, UK.

For those interested in attending, there is a £100 early bird discount ending on 30th September 2020. Register at - Virtual Attendance Available.

The 2020 agenda features insightful presentations on the topic of UUVs, including briefings from:

• Commander Paul Dröge, Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
Presentation: RNLN Unmanned Capabilities in Underwater Warfare

• Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV
Presentation: AUVs for ASW Training - Current and Future Capabilities and Level of Autonomy

• Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater
Systems, FMV
Presentation: Enrolling Autonomy in Modern Underwater Warfare

• Dr Maarten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre
Presentation: Long Range Marine Autonomous System Operations for
Marine Science

• Join Presentation: Mr Egbert Ypma, Team Leader/Research Program Manager, Performance at Sea, MARIN & Mr Eelco Harmsen, Senior Project Manager Navy, MARIN
Presentation: A Modular AUV: Exploring New Mission Capabilities

The brochure including the full speaker line-up and programme details is available online at

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology
25th-26th November 2020
London, UK
Gold Sponsor: Leonardo, Sponsors: Elmo Motion Control UK Ltd, Intrepid Minds, Navantia and Ocean Infinity

SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. For details contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email

For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email


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