November 1 - 2, 2017
Washington, DC

Mediacenter | 3rd Unmanned Maritime Systems

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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Past Presentations

US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities

Dr. Edward S. Ammeen, Director for Marine Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command US Navy, presents on preparing for naval expansion and the US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities. 

GE Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates

George Awiszus, Director of Military Marine Marketing, at General Electric presents on Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates. 

Impacts on the U.S. Navy’s Ship Capability Strategy

Gloria L. Valdez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, presents on the impacts of the U.S. Navy's ship capability strategy. 

DARPA’s Activities in Relation to UUV, USV and Mission Systems

Dr. Jim Galambos, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA, presents on activities relating to UUV, USV and Mission Systems. 

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Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for the 2018 Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities: Dr. Edward S. Ammeen, Ph.D Director for Marine Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command US NavyGE Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates:...

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...

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Unmanned Maritime Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2013-2038

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,...

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