November 1 - 2, 2017
Washington, DC

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Unmanned Maritime Systems Agenda | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

IDGA is proud to announce the return of our 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems from October 31 - November 2, in Washington, D.C.  At this three-day event, we will identify requirements for unmanned applications for emerging ...

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2nd Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit - Sponsorship Prospectus | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

Please complete the form below to download the Sponsorhip Prospectus. Alternatively, feel free to send your request to Terence.Wu@iqpc.com

Convince Your Boss Letter | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

Need help convincing your supervisor for the time off?  Check out our Convince your Boss Letter and feel free to use it!

Registration Form - Unmanned Maritime Systems 2017

Want to attend the Unmanned Maritime Systems Event? It's easy, just fill out the registration form and email it back to idga@idga.org

Past Attendee Snapshot 2017

Interested in learning more about who attended last year? Check out our Past Attendee Snapshot.

Investments in Unmanned: The Navy’s FY18 Budget at a Glance

Take a glance at highlights from the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of The Navy’s Presidential Budget. And see where and why the Navy is investing over $151 million in six different unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) projects over the next year.

Unmanned Maritime Systems in the News

With all of the talk about UMS and underwater vehicles in the news lately, we at IDGA thought we'd sort through all of the noise and aggregate the best articles that have come out in the past few weeks. Gain access to a cultivated list of articles on the future of UMS in the Navy, recent investments ...

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Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Market Update 2015 | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

The following market update of the Unmanned Maritime Vehicles (UMV) industry is provided by UVS Consulting during the second quarter of 2015. Additional professional insight is provided by Antoine Martin, Principal Consultant of UVS Consulting.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2013-2038 | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

Unmanned systems continue to deliver new and enhanced battlefield capabilities to the warfighter. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, a number of factors will influence unmanned program development in the future. Three primary forces are driving the Department of Defense’s (DoD) approach in planning for and developing...

The Legal Status of Unmanned Maritime Systems – and why we (should) care

Andrew J. Norris, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Naval War College, discusses military use of unmanned maritime systems (PB13 and beyond), non-military use, the issues surrounding UMSs, immunities, important maritime functions, international maritime regimes. Also touching on no universally accepted definition of vessel or ship, means of propulsion, degree of autonomic,...

Naval Oceanography’s Unmanned Systems Strategy

Tim Gallaudet, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, speaks about optimizing employment of Navy platforms to fight and win at sea, the Naval oceanography’s experience, three goals for the unmanned systems strategy, and the future of Naval Meteorology and Oceanography.

Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Market Update 2015 - Q3 Report | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

A lot of activity is flurrying around the Unmanned Maritime Vehicle market. This report highlights key movements in the industry - from small, off-the-shelf USVs to Boeing's newest AUV. This round-up also features a handful of past expert speakers who took the stage at the last event. 

Charting Ways Forward in Maritime Security | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

David Burton, Commodore UKN (Rtd.) and Director of Strategy at NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, speaks about three themes; The Alliance Maritime Strategy, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, and Maritime Autonomy – Maturity.

UAS Applications for Hurricane Science | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

Take a moment to read what Scott Braun of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has to say about the future of unmanned systems in long-duration and inclement environments. 

Current And Future Program Priorities Of USW Weapons, Vehicles And Defensive Systems Department

Take advantage of the comprehensive overview of AUV program priorities and learn more about the Knifefish, Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (LDUUV), AFPUUV (Adaptive Force Package Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) - RAZOR, Lightweight (12.75”) UUV System & Payload Integration and more!

Interview: Rear Adm. John Fuller by Edward Lundquist

Interview with Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Commander, Navy Region Hawaii courtesy of Defense Media Network

2016 Presentations

The Art of Autonomy: An Autonomy Strategy and Roadmap

Find out What is Autonomy, Why do we need Autonomy, and Applications for Autonomy in this comprehensive presentation by Mr. . Stephen Olson, Unmanned Systems Autonomy Lead, U.S Navy. Great resource for anyone looking to learn more about Unmanned Maritime Systems, Reducing Cost via Manned and Unmanned System Teaming and...

Current And Future Program Priorities Of USW Weapons, Vehicles And Defensive Systems Department

Take advantage of the comprehensive overview of AUV program priorities and learn more about the Knifefish, Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (LDUUV), AFPUUV (Adaptive Force Package Unmanned Underwater Vehicle) - RAZOR, Lightweight (12.75”) UUV System & Payload Integration and more!

Cross Domain Autonomous ASW Detect to Engage

Demonstrating 3rd Offset Capabilities Presentation by Drew Sweetak, Program Manager, Advanced Concepts & Technologies Northrop Grumman

The Future of Unmanned Maritime Systems Across the Department of the Navy

Overview of Unmanned Maritime Systems for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Applications. Hilights include Priorities for Newly Establish DASn UxS Office, Future Role of UMS and Unmanned Systems Strategic Landscape. Presentation by Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems, US Navy

Unmanned Systems for Maritime Mapping Applications in NOAA

Presentaion by Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Director Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Offers a practical view of unmanned applications for NOAA with impacts on operations, logistics and risk.

NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation UMS Priorities

Learn how to identify the necessary challenges and potential inhibitors that could occur from UMS implementation, explore research and technology that will help again terrorism and secure networks and hear about the latest installments from the NATO Research Vessel Alliance and the Costal Research Vessel Leonardo. Presentation by Commodore David...

Unmanned Systems for Oceanographic Applications and Hydrographic Requirements

With current spending for underwater systems surpassing $300 million, the current requirements for production is a necessary discussion. Take a look to learn more about, Requirements for Increased Autonomy, Current Capability Gaps and Upgrading Existing Systems. Presentation created by Dr. William Burnett, Deputy Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command