Registration is closing soon for Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2021 Virtual Conference

SMi Group reports: The 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference will commence as a fully interactive virtual event next month.

We are delighted that Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2021, which will be taking place online in less than three weeks' time, will be sponsored by industry leaders ECA Group, Leonardo, Navantia and Ocean Infinity.

All sponsors will be presenting briefings at the conference to provide crucial industry perspectives on unmanned and autonomous technology, alongside briefings from flag officers, naval engineers, and technical researchers.

It is £499 for government, public sector, and military personnel to attend and just £999 for commercial companies. Register at

Those who attend this highly anticipated event will have the opportunity to virtually network over 5+ hours with 7+ different nations, including Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA, and more.

Top nations and featured expert speakers this year include:

• Australia:
Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy - "Future Trends in Autonomous Warfare and AI"

• Denmark:
Commander Andreas Johansen, Subject Matter Expert NMW, Maritime Capability and Development Branch, Denmark Defence Command - "Denmark Mine Warfare: Tactical Experience and Operational Lessons Identified"

• Spain:
Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy - "Technological Challenges of Unmanned Maritime Systems in a Fully Digitalized World"

• Sweden:
Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV - "Enrolling Autonomy in Modern Underwater Warfare"
Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - "AUVs for ASW Training — Current and Future Capabilities and Level of Autonomy"

• UK:
Dr Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre - "Long Range Marine Autonomous System Operations for Marine Science"
Dr Sanjay Sharma, Head of Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and Associate (Reader) Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems, University of Plymouth - "Marine Autonomous Systems: Research and Applications"
Mr Andy Fawkes, Consultant, Thinke Company Ltd - "Digital Sailor"

• USA:
Mr Reid McAllister, Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy - "Preparing for Unmanned Systems in the US Navy"

In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to hear exclusive updates from NATO, NATO MARCOM, NMW COE, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation and key commercial partners on their latest products and technology.

The complimentary brochure is available at

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology
12th - 13th May 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
Gold Sponsor: ECA Group
Sponsors & Exhibitors: Leonardo, Navantia and Ocean Infinity

To sponsor and/or exhibit at this event, contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email

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

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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