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Unmanned Surface Vehicles, Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mine Countermeasures to be Discussed at Unmanned Maritime Systems 2018

SMi reports: Europe's leading conference on maritime robotic systems will discuss Unmanned Surface Vehicles, Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mine Countermeasures

London, United Kingdom, March 04, 2018 --( Europe's leading conference on maritime robotic systems will take place on 16th and 17th May in London. Unmanned Maritime Systems 2018 promises to provide a valuable forum for anyone looking to enhance their unmanned capability.

"During the fiscal 2019 budget release, the U.S. Navy will unveil changes to the number of 'mission modules' it will procure for Freedom - and Independence-class littoral combat ships, a program official said Thursday...The three LCS mission modules contain a number of weapons, sensors and unmanned systems used for missions related to surface warfare, mine countermeasures and anti-submarine warfare. Any changes to the existing programs of record could spell out millions of dollars for the companies manufacturing those products." [defensenews].

The US Navy’s LCS program office's integration of new unmanned assets in surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare and mine countermeasure modules demonstrates the increasing need for this technology, globally.

The two-day event in May will enable delegates to learn what academia, defence research and procurement agencies have to say on these very topics. Key organisations and topics are provided below:

Unmanned Surface Vehicles & Anti-Submarine Warfare
DSTL | FMV - Swedish Defence Materiel Administration | Leonardo

Mine Countermeasures
German Navy | Belgian Navy | NATO MCM Centre of Excellence

Other key topics at the conference include:

Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles
Royal Navy | US Navy

Research and Development Updates on Unmanned and Autonomous Systems
National Oceanography Centre | NATO | Imperial College of Science and Medicine | Southampton University

There will also be two opening key note addresses on both days of the conference from Royal Navy, Spanish Navy, Hydrographic Office and the US Navy.

There is currently a £100 early bird registration discount for bookings made by 29th March 2018, visit for more details.

The conference is sponsored by Leonardo, ECA Group and STX France.

Unmanned Maritime Systems
16th-17th May 2018
London, UK

For sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact Justin Predescu on For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen on For media queries please contact Natasha Boumediene at

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