Unmanned Maritime Systems Conference


We are pleased to announce the second annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 16th and 17th May 2018.

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At this year's Unmanned Maritime Systems there will once again be a range of networking opportunites:
  • Meet and greet service providers and military end users that make up the attendees and exhibitors
  • Network over coffee and lunch with vendors, autonomous platform programme managers and senior naval officers to discuss key topics within the field of unmanned systems
  • Diseminate information over three and a half hours of networking during the conference days
As navies across the globe respond to ever more complex and contested operating environments the drive to develop and deliver unmanned and autonomous systems has become more critical than ever. Bringing together international operators and solution providers from a plethora of defence agencies, UMS 2018 promises to provide a valuable forum for anyone looking to enhance their unmanned capability. This will be achieved through panel discussion and briefings based around individual platform types as well as operational experiences and technological insights. We strive to provide effective learning experiences and knowledge by providing expertly chosen speakers recommended from in depth research and consultation.
Benefits of Attending
Reasons to attend include:
  • Hear from senior naval officials on the latest advancements in unmanned technology
  • Learn how UMS are changing the nature of warfare above and below the water
  • Gain access to key military stakeholders all seeking to develop their unmanned capabilities
  • Discuss topics focused around key platforms and capabilities from UUVs for Mine Counter Measures to USVs for Anti-Surface Warfare
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Unmanned Maritime System programmes today


  • Captain (S) Erik Estenson, Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy
  • Commander Bernd Scheurich, Commandant Naval Mine Warfare Centre, German Navy
  • Commander Jamie Sayer, Type Airworthiness Authority for Small UAS, Defence Equipment and Support
  • Commander Jochen Beyer, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
  • Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander MCM and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned Communications Trials, Belgian Navy
  • Dr Andrea Munafo, Senior Robotic Systems and Software Engineer, National Oceanography Centre
  • Dr Mirko Kovac, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College
  • Dr Phillip Smith, Platform Systems Division , Dstl
  • Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind, Project Manager New Lightweight Torpedo System (NLT/TS47) , FMV
  • Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
  • Mr Anders Svensson, Product Manager Torpedo Systems, FMV
  • Mr Joao Alves, Senior Scientist / Project Leader, S&T Organization - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO
  • Mr Reid McAllister, Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy
  • Professor Mikis Tsimplis, Professor of Maritime Law and Ocean Sciences, Southampton University
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares, Deputy Operation Commander , European Union Naval Force Somalia
  • Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Tim Lowe, National Hydrographer, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy
Source: ASDEvents
Date: Mar 19, 2018