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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 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 unmanned systems.
The speakers who will take the stage at the upcoming Unmanned Maritime Systems event boast a range of expertise. Find out who has key knowledge into: Requirements for increased autonomy; Unmanned systems for oceanographic applications; Autonomous systems and maritime law compliance challenges; and next generation unmanned maritime solutions, and more.
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, and more.
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.
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.
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.