Senior Experts to Discuss Naval Mine Countermeasures at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020

SMi reports: Mine countermeasures (MCM) is a key topic of discussion at the 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Conference in London, this November.

London, United Kingdom, July 19, 2020 --( The challenge posed by potential adversary mining capabilities is real and growing. For all navies, there is only one way to completely “Take the sailor out of the minefield,” and that is to leverage unmanned technologies to hunt and destroy mines from a distance.* By embracing technological advancements in unmanned systems, such as UUVs and USVs, they could sweep large portions of the sea while minimizing the risk to sailors.

For this reason, unmanned maritime systems for mine countermeasures (MCM) is a key topic of discussion at this year’s Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London on the 25th-26th November 2020.

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

The 2020 agenda features insightful presentations covering MCM, including presentations from:

- Commander Andreas Johansen, Subject Matter Expert NMW, Maritime Capabilty and Development Branch, Denmark Defence Command
Presentation: Denmark Mine Warfare: Tactical Experience and Operational Lessons Identified
- Commander Herman Lammers, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW COE)
Presentation: Interoperability; Essential for an Effective MCM Capability byAutonomous Systems
- Dr Samantha Dugelay, Program Manager Autonomous Mine Countermeasures, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
Presentation: Leading-Edge S&T As An Enabler For Future Autonomous Mine Countermeasures

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

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