Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA 2022 Conference

September 28-29, 2022- Arlington, VA, United States

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We are pleased to announce the first annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA conference, taking place in Arlington, VA on the 28th and 29th September 2022.

The development of unmanned systems in the land and air domains has grown rapidly over the last decade, and the importance of unmanned systems in the maritime domain has and will only continue to grow. In 2021 the US Navy revealed their Unmanned Campaign Framework, outlining the goal to innovate and adapt new technology to build a more lethal and distributed naval force for the future. The US is now committed to deliver a hybrid fleet will be necessary for the Navy to meet emerging security concerns and compete and win in an era of great power competition by expanding and developing a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations
  • updates on key uncrewed platform programmes (such as UUV and USVs)
  • preparing and supporting uncrewed systems for operations
  • Crewed/Uncrewed Teaming
  • UMS interoperability initiatives
  • uncrewed hydrography and oceanography
  • and many more.

Benefits of Attending

  • Listen to keynote briefings from leading US military leaders driving the development of unmanned maritime systems
  • Hear updates and guidance from allied UMS programme managers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of unmanned maritime systems and learn of how to integrate these new technologies into enhance your operational effectiveness
  • Discover cutting-edge technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability.
  • Benefit from the extensive networking opportunities at the conference and meet your fellow peers at dedicated networking lunches and drinks receptions.
  • Explore the Unmanned Maritime Systems equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology


  • Captain Ben Van Buskirk, Director, NavalX
  • Captain Michael Egan, Mine Warfare Branch OPNAV N952 Branch Head, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • Captain Thomas Remmers, Unmanned Systems Cross Functional Team Lead, Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7), US Coast Guard
  • Colonel Brad Green, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Branch Chief , U.S. Marine Corps
  • Colonel Tom Ryall, Head of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Royal Navy
  • Commander Brian Conlan, Commanding Officer, Unmanned Patrol and Reconnaissance Squadron 19 (VUP-19), US Navy
  • Commander Filip Clauwaert, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)
  • Commander Paul Hornsby, Operational Requirements Sponsor – Autonomous Warfare, Royal Australian Navy
  • Dr Ayodeji Coker, Autonomy Portfolio Manager, Office of Naval Research
  • Dr Jason D. Strickland, Maritime Staff Specialist, Platform & Weapons Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
  • Mr Michael Stewart, Unmanned Task Force Executive Director, US Navy
  • Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD), US Navy
  • Mr Samuel Bendett, Adviser, Russia Studies Program, CNA
  • Ms Dorothy Engelhardt, Director for Unmanned Systems DASN Ships, US Navy
  • Ms. Schuyler Moore, Chief Strategy Officer, Task Force 59, US Navy  
  • Rear Admiral Doug Perry, Director, Undersea Warfare (N97), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher, National Hydrographer and UKHO Deputy Chief Executive , UK Hydrographic Office

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Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-23694