Unmanned Maritime Systems 2018 Conference

Documentation - May 16-17, 2018- London, United Kingdom

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We are pleased to announce the second annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 16th and 17th May 2018.

At this year's Unmanned Maritime Systems there will once again be a range of networking opportunites:
  • Meet and greet service providers and military end users that make up the attendees and exhibitors
  • Network over coffee and lunch with vendors, autonomous platform programme managers and senior naval officers to discuss key topics within the field of unmanned systems
  • Diseminate information over three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

As navies across the globe respond to ever more complex and contested operating environments the drive to develop and deliver unmanned and autonomous systems has become more critical than ever. Bringing together international operators and solution providers from a plethora of defence agencies, UMS 2018 promises to provide a valuable forum for anyone looking to enhance their unmanned capability. This will be achieved through panel discussion and briefings based around individual platform types as well as operational experiences and technological insights. We strive to provide effective learning experiences and knowledge by providing expertly chosen speakers recommended from in depth research and consultation.

Benefits of Attending

Reasons to attend include:
  • Hear from senior naval officials on the latest advancements in unmanned technology
  • Learn how UMS are changing the nature of warfare above and below the water
  • Gain access to key military stakeholders all seeking to develop their unmanned capabilities
  • Discuss topics focused around key platforms and capabilities from UUVs for Mine Counter Measures to USVs for Anti-Surface Warfare
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Unmanned Maritime System programmes today

Who should attend

  • Unmanned Maritime System Programme Managers
  • Maritime Capability Directors
  • Maritime Systems Trial and Evaluation Team Leaders
  • Platform Acquisition Managers
  • Underwater Warfare Commanders
  • Surface Warfare Commanders
  • Littoral Combat Experts
  • Unmanned System Engineers
  • UMS Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Autonomous System Designers


  • Captain (S) Erik Estenson, Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy
  • Commander Bernd Scheurich, Commandant Naval Mine Warfare Centre, German Navy
  • Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst, Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Commander Jamie Sayer, Type Airworthiness Authority for Small UAS, Defence Equipment and Support
  • Commander Jochen Beyer, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
  • Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander MCM and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned Communications Trials, Belgian Navy
  • Dr Alain Maguer, Programme Director Autonomous Unmanned systems, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
  • Dr Andrea Munafo, Senior Robotic Systems and Software Engineer, National Oceanography Centre
  • Dr Mirko Kovac, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College
  • Dr Phillip Smith, Platform Systems Division , Dstl
  • Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind, Project Manager New Lightweight Torpedo System (NLT/TS47) , FMV
  • Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
  • Mr Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd
  • Mr Anders Svensson, Product Manager Torpedo Systems, FMV
  • Mr Greg Menzies, President, Current Scientific Corporation
  • Mr Joao Alves, Senior Scientist / Project Leader, S&T Organization - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO
  • Mr Mike Clark, Maritime and Emergency Services Capability Development Manager, Leonardo
  • Mr Reid McAllister, Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy
  • Mrs Tilly Driesenaar, Senior Scientist Underwater Warfare Technology, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation
  • Professor Mikis Tsimplis, Professor of Maritime Law and Ocean Sciences, Southampton University
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares, Deputy Operation Commander , European Union Naval Force Somalia
  • Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Tim Lowe, National Hydrographer, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


Hilton London Olympia
380 Kensington High St, Kensington, W14 8NL
London, UK


Hilton London Olympia
80 Kensington High Street
London, United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18593