Reliability, Economy, Endurance:
Requirements for Next-Generation Unmanned Surface and Undersea Systems
Today’s geopolitical environment poses a number of unique security challenges in the maritime domain. A strategic shift in U.S.national security priorities to the Asia-Pacific presents new operational considerations: potential adversary capabilities may require additional unmanned maritime systems to assure access to areas where freedom to operate is contested.
Additionally,advances in power, robotics, computing, sensors, and navigation technologies drives increased DoD demand for unmanned systems that can provide increased autonomy, persistent resilience, and functionality with decreased risk and expense, showing their inherent value across multiple applications, including otherwise dull, dirty, or dangerous missions.
Deputy Director, Advanced Technology Programs
The Boeing Company
Unmanned Systems Autonomy Lead
Assistant Chief of Naval Research
Director of Strategy
Director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey
Assistant Commandant for Capability
U.S. Coast Guard
Deputy Director, Undersea Warfare
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy
What are the Benefits of Attending?
Hear from key thought leaders in Unmanned Maritime Systems, including the latest requirements for Surface and Undersea systems.
Gain invaluable access to military stakeholders as they develop and refine requirements surrounding unmanned maritime vehicle programs including updates and shortfalls in existing systems
Receive a holistic perspective on next-generation technology by attending workshop day.
Identify the requirements surrounding the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) and Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV)
Understand UMS technology gaps, training challenges, lessons learned, and future needs.
The scope of unmanned maritime technologies across multiple naval applications has grown in the last several. The systems currently fielded to fulfill today’s operational demands need increased integration with existing systems toachieve greater efficiency and affordability. Additionally, while downward economic forces continue to constrain DOD budgets, achieving affordable and cost-effective technical solutions is moreimportant than ever. Building open-architecture while leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology allows for increased economy, interoperability and adaptability can improve existing systems by bringing:
Greater automation Improved performance (SWaP) Interoperability and modularity Survivability in contested environments (resilient communications) Integration with manned systems (Manned-Unmanned System Teaming) Reduced manpower requirements to operate and support unmanned systems
Investments in Unmanned: The FY17 Budget at a Glance
Take a glance at the spending in the fiscal year 2017 Defense Budget. And see why the Navy is allocating a total of $70 million for four different unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and unmanned surface vehicle (USV)procurement programs.