Past event: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA 2023 Conference

Exploiting Uncrewed Systems to Transform the Maritime Battlespace

We are pleased to announce the second annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA conference, taking place in Arlington, VA on September 27-28, 2023.

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 unmanned platform programmes (such as UUV and USVs)
  • preparing and supporting unmanned systems for operations
  • Manned/Unmanned Teaming
  • UMS interoperability initiatives, unmanned 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

Featured Speakers

  • Captain Colin Corridan, Commander,Task Force 59, Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral James Parkin, Director Develop, Royal Navy
  • Captain Cameron Chen, Branch Head, Navy Expeditionary Combat Branch (N957), Expeditionary Warfare Division (N95), US Navy
  • Captain Chad F. Hennings, Commanding Officer, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport, US Navy
  • Captain Erik Thomas, MQ-4C Triton Deputy Program Manager, Program Management Office PMA-262, US Navy
  • Captain Thomas Remmers, Unmanned Systems Cross-Functional Work Group Lead, Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS), US Coast Guard
  • Captain Ryan Ventresca, Commodore, Mine Countermeasures Group Three, U.S. Navy
  • Captain Jason Weed, Commanding Officer, Unmanned Undersea Vehicles Squadron ONE UUVRON-1, US Navy
  • Dr Craig Sawyer, Doctor of Engineering, DoN Unmanned Task Force Chief Strategy & Analysis Officer, OPNAV N9I S&T Advisor, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative Steering Board Chairman, US Navy
  • Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Mr Richard Ast, Director, Unmanned Systems Technology UxST, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E)
  • Mr Mike Tall, Senior Scientific Technical Manager, Integrated Autonomous C4ISR, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific
  • Commodore Darron Kavanagh, Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy, Royal Australian Navy
  • Commander Marty Van Duin, Section Head Future Operations, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
  • Commander Pieter Blank, Innovator Program Manager, Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Mr Ferdinand Peters, Naval Systems Architect, Ministry of Defence the Netherlands
  • Dr Christopher Ekstrom, Deputy Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Technical Director OPNAV N2N6EB, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy
  • Mr Philip L. Hoffman, Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Mr Samuel Bendett, Analyst, Russia Studies Program, Center for Naval Analysis
  • Mr Kevin Pollpeter, Senior Research Scientist, China and Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Division, Center for Naval Analysis
  • Mr Rome Ruiz, Senior Director, Business Development, SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS)

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

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24310