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Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA 2024
September 23 - September 25, 2024
Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA 2024

Secure your place at the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA Conference, taking place in Arlington, VA, from September 23 to 25, 2024.

As North America's leading conference for the unmanned maritime systems community, this is your opportunity to help lead the way on integrating unmanned assets into the US Navy.

Key topics to be discussed include:

•  Unmanned Surface Vessels
•  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
•  Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
•  AI & Autonomy
•  System Testing & Integration
•  Acquisition Timelines
•  Industry & Military Collaboration

Don't miss out – this is only your chance to attend an event with exclusive unmanned maritime focus. You’ll benefit from the representation you would expect at a trade show but with networking opportunities exclusive to an intimate gathering.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly

Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly

Director, Air Warfare Division, OPNAV N98
Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg

Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg

Reserve Deputy Commander, US Pacific Fleet
Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer

Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development, OPNAV N7
Vice Admiral James Pitts

Vice Admiral James Pitts

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, OPNAV N9

Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley

Former DASN UxS and Vice President, Defense Acquisition University
Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley

Captain Antonio Mourinha

Director of the Naval Operational and Experimentation Centre , Portuguese Navy
Captain Antonio Mourinha

Captain Cameron Chen

Branch Head, U.S. Navy
Captain Cameron Chen

Captain Kyrylo Sheyko

Deputy Commander, Ukrainian Navy
Captain Kyrylo Sheyko

Commander Dave Couchman

C-UAS Lead, OPNAV Disruptive Capabilities Office
Commander Dave Couchman

Commander David Edwards

N9 Technology and Innovation Director, US Fourth Fleet
Commander David Edwards

Commander John Walters

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division Chief, USCG
Commander John Walters

David Fulcher

Director Air and Marine Operations, National Air Security Operations Center-Grand Forks, CBP Air and Marine Operations, Department of Homeland Security
David Fulcher

Dorothy Engelhardt

Director, Unmanned Systems DASN Ships, US Navy
Dorothy Engelhardt

Dr Christopher Ekstrom

Deputy Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Technical Director OPNAV N2N6EB, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy
Dr Christopher Ekstrom

Dr Craig Sawyer

Chief of Staff, Office of Strategic Assessment, The Pentagon
Dr Craig Sawyer

Dr Greg Avicola

Program Manager, No Manning Required Ship NOMARS Program, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
Dr Greg Avicola

Dr Kenneth Plaks

Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
Dr Kenneth Plaks

Holli Foster

Chief Technology Officer, TF59
Holli Foster

Luis Velazquez

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Marine Corps Systems Command
Luis Velazquez

Marjan Ahmed

Director of Unmanned Technology Maturation, PMS 406
Marjan Ahmed

Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly

Director, Air Warfare Division, OPNAV N98
Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly

 Rear Adm. Michael “Buzz” Donnelly is a
native of Kent Island, Maryland. He is a
1989 graduate of Villanova University and
was commissioned via the Naval Reserve
Officer Training Corps. He is also a 2002
graduate of the Naval War College in
Newport, Rhode Island.
As a naval flight officer, Donnelly made
deployments flying the F-14A/B/D Tomcat
and F/A-18F Super Hornet. He served as
commanding officer for Strike Fighter
Squadron 154 (VFA-154); the last
commanding officer of USS DENVER
(LPD 9) forward deployed to Sasebo,
Japan; commanding officer of USS
RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) forward
deployed to Yokosuka, Japan and commander of Task Force SEVEN ZERO / Carrier Strike Group FIVE permanently embarked onboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76).
Ashore, Donnelly served on the International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and two tours with the Air Warfare Directorate (N88/N98), OPNAV Staff, Pentagon, as Naval Aviation’s F/A-18 Requirements officer and as Aircraft Carrier Requirements branch head. He also served as the 37th commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea and Commander, Navy Region Korea. Donnelly assumed the duties of Director, Air Warfare (N98), OPNAV Staff, Pentagon on 4 August 2023.

Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg

Reserve Deputy Commander, US Pacific Fleet
Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg

Rear Admiral Fred Pyle

Director, Surface Warfare Division, OPNAV N96
Rear Admiral Fred Pyle

Robert Iannuzzi

Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Robert Iannuzzi

Senior Representative

, Defense Innovation Unit
Senior  Representative

Senior Representative

, UK Royal Navy
Senior  Representative

Vice Admiral (Ret.) John "Fozzie" Miller

Former Commander, US Navy Central Command and President and CEO, The Fozzie Miller Group
Vice Admiral (Ret.) John "Fozzie" Miller

Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development, OPNAV N7
Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer

Vice Admiral James Pitts

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, OPNAV N9
Vice Admiral James Pitts

Exciting 2024 Update: Unmanned Surface Vessel Focus Day!

In response to unprecedented USV R&D, testing and acquisition activity, the brand new USV Focus Day offers an opportunity for exclusive discussions regarding the US Navy's strategy on unmanned surface vessels. Hear from and network those responsible for the hybrid surface fleet including the Surface Warfare Division, PEO USC, PMS 406 & NSWC.

Day 1 Main Conference:

Kicked off by Vice Admiral James Pitts’ keynote as the CNO’s supported commander for unmanned integration, discover a day filled with unparalleled strategic and operational insight from organizations including DARPA, the DCO, US Fourth Fleet, Task Force 59 and USMC to ensure you know exactly where the US Navy is heading and that your missions are aligned. 

Day 2 Main Conference:

An opening address from Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer precedes briefs from the Undersea Warfare Division, Expeditionary Combat Branch, Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security alongside international representation from the UK, Germany, Portugal and NATO HQ to guarantee all perspectives, and opportunities, are represented.
 

“From the check-in process and through the range of exceptional speakers and briefers, this was an amazing gathering of UAV/USV/UUV professionals from a wide spectrum of gov’t and industry.” - PEO IWS

sponsors

Build invaluable connections that may serve as the driving force behind your next significant breakthrough!

This three-day event is your gateway to interacting with key stakeholders spanning military, government, and industry, offering a comprehensive exploration of the future of naval warfare.

Enter the VIP lane for hybrid fleet integration, gaining significant alignment advantage and ensuring that your solutions and capabilities are front of mind for those in a position to acquire them.

“Great event and I appreciate being a part of the team for this event. Was beneficial to me (new contacts and conversations with those uneducated on Silvus capabilities).” - Silvus Technologies, Returning 2024 Sponsor

To discuss your involvement as a sponsor contact Nick Jordacijevic, Sponsorship Sales Manager on (+1) 646 829 0804 or nick.jordacijevic@saemediagroup.com.

Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration & Coffee

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8:50

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley

Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley, Former DASN UxS and Vice President, Defense Acquisition University

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9:00

Leveraging Unmanned Surface Vessels to Enhance the Capabilities of the US Navy’s Surface Fleet

Rear Admiral Fred Pyle

Rear Admiral Fred Pyle, Director, Surface Warfare Division, OPNAV N96

 • The future role of USVs in the US Naval Surface Fleet
• Launching the LUSV procurement program as part of N96’s
FYDP
• Enabling the rapid coding, testing and fielding of new surface
capabilities
• Providing industry with the “longest set of headlights possible”
on future acquisition priorities

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9:30

Session Reserved for Focus Day Strategic Partner

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10:00

The Role of DASN Ships in Enabling USV Integration

Dorothy Engelhardt

Dorothy Engelhardt, Director, Unmanned Systems DASN Ships, US Navy

 • Supporting the acquisition, research & development of USVs
• Assessing the underlying infrastructure requirements to ensure
industrial capacity can scale at pace
• Working alongside partners within DASN Ships & ASN(RD&A) to catalyze unmanned adoption

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10:30

Morning Coffee

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11:00

Leading Development of Goals, Objectives, and Strategic Plans for USV Autonomy across DoD

Erin Kampschroer

Erin Kampschroer, USV Autonomy Lead, PEO USC

 • Delivering Autonomy to OSD, PMS 406, and PMS 420
• Insights into the deliver of updated autonomy for Ranger and
Mariner at IBP 23.2
• Integrating multiple vendors and government autonomy and
transitioning ONR, SCO and DARPA technology into a platform
agnostic baseline
• Identifying DON and DoD needs and formulating the
technology-driven programs to assist fleet delivery

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11:30

Session Reserved for Sponsor - Sealartec

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12:00

Pioneering USV Integration at PMS 406

Marjan Ahmed

Marjan Ahmed, Director of Unmanned Technology Maturation, PMS 406

• Updates on the US Navy LUSV program
• Operational insights garnered from tests on Ghost Fleet Overlord
• Future plans for USV acquisition and integration
• Opportunities for industry solution demonstrations

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12:30

Networking Lunch

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13:30

Enabling New Concepts of Operations through DARPA’s No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) Initiative

Dr Greg Avicola

Dr Greg Avicola, Program Manager, No Manning Required Ship NOMARS Program, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

 • Designing an MUSV from the ground up to eliminate human
associated constraints and enable novel configurations and
capabilities
• Developing new approaches for power generation, propulsion,
machinery line-up and control schemes to ensure continuous
functionality
• Enabling the deployment and maintenance of large fleets of
USVs to complement larger crewed combatants
• The Tactical Technology Office’s future plans to support the
development of USVs

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14:00

Session Reserved for Sponsor

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14:30

NSWC Carderock: Advancing USV Development through R&D and T&E

Robert Iannuzzi

Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center

• Governance and regulatory challenges related to unmanned
systems and their deployment
• Leading R&D efforts into new unmanned capabilities
• Modelling & simulation, testing, and evaluation of new USV
systems

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15:00

Afternoon Tea

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15:30

The Ukrainian Navy’s Establishment of the World’s First Specialized Explosive Naval Drone Unit

  • Pioneering maritime drones as an offensive asset to achieve operational goals in the Black Sea
  • The role of USVs in countering the Russian Navy and repelling a larger surface force
  • Integrating USVs into broader naval strategies to support the war effort
  • Developing surface vessels at scale with finite resources
  • Captain Kyrylo Sheyko

    Captain Kyrylo Sheyko, Deputy Commander, Ukrainian Navy

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    16:00

    The DIU’s Prime sUSV Solicitation and Efforts to Leverage Early Stage and Emerging Technologies

    Senior  Representative

    Senior Representative, , Defense Innovation Unit

     • Explaining the operational need for small Unmanned Surface
    Vehicle (sUSV) interceptors
    • Autonomously transiting hundreds of miles of contested
    waterspace
    • Loitering in an assigned operating area while monitoring for
    maritime surface threats
    • Sprinting to intercept a noncooperative maneuvering vessel

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    16:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Focus Day

    Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley

    Brigadier General (Ret.) Frank Kelley, Former DASN UxS and Vice President, Defense Acquisition University

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    8:30

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) John

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) John "Fozzie" Miller, Former Commander, US Navy Central Command and President and CEO, The Fozzie Miller Group

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    9:00

    OPNAV N9’s Work to Accelerate UxS Innovation Efforts

    Vice Admiral James Pitts

    Vice Admiral James Pitts, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities, OPNAV N9

     • Aligning acquisition requirements, financial management and
    operational communities in support of unmanned adoption
    • Adopting enabling technologies capable of both providing
    near-term capability enhancements and supporting long term
    initiatives
    • Laying the foundations for the future hybrid fleet in response to
    shifting global threat dynamics

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    9:30

    Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

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    10:00

    Building the Air Wing of the Future through the Integration of Unmanned Assets

    Rear Admiral Buzz Donnelly, Director, Air Warfare Division, OPNAV N98

     • Developing new unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the
    Navy’s air wing of the future concept
    • Deploying systems to operate and perform mission tasks in high
    threat environments
    • Fielding attritable, low cost UAS assets as to build mass and
    assist the establishment of a distributed C2 network
    • Bringing in an unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft to operate
    further from carriers and extend the range of the existing air
    wing

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Achieving the US Navy’s Strategic Vision of Accelerating Autonomy

    Dr Craig Sawyer

    Dr Craig Sawyer, Chief of Staff, Office of Strategic Assessment, The Pentagon

    • Vision and mission following the establishment of the Disruptive
    Capabilities Office
    • Supporting asset prototyping, scaling, and testing of
    unmanned and autonomous systems in the US fleet
    • Overcoming the challenges faced in achieving the USN’s
    unmanned systems R&D initiatives

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    11:30

    Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

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    12:00

    Developing and Demonstrating Revolutionary Unmanned Maritime Systems at DAPA’s Tactical Technology Office

    Dr Kenneth Plaks

    Dr Kenneth Plaks, Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

     • Insights into UxS programs including Manta Ray, ANCILLARY &
    Sea Train
    • The TTO’s place at the cutting edge of unmanned
    development
    • Future priorities and opportunities for industry collaboration

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    U.S. Fourth Fleet: Theater of Unmanned Systems Innovation

    Commander David Edwards

    Commander David Edwards, N9 Technology and Innovation Director, US Fourth Fleet

     • US Southern Command AOR- the perfect environment to
    operationalize unmanned maritime systems
    • Leading the Navy’s Hybrid Fleet Concept development as the
    CNO’s supported command
    • Leveraging industry innovation to advance multi-domain
    integration for the Navy’s Hybrid Fleet
    • Working with partner navies to mature integration of
    unmanned systems in the maritime environment

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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Elbit Systems of America

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    14:30

    Attacking Urgent C-UAS Challenges with Urgency Disruptive Capabilities Office

    Commander Dave Couchman

    Commander Dave Couchman, C-UAS Lead, OPNAV Disruptive Capabilities Office

     • Eliminating bureaucratic and process hurdles across the Navy to ensure targeted and relevant development and deployment of unmanned systems
    • Rapidly delivering warfighter capability through the innovative
    application of existing unmanned systems
    • Working collaboratively to deliver solutions at pace and scale
    through rapid experimentation and prototyping
    • Closing the fleet’s most critical capability gaps and identifying areas for future innovation

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    15:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Maritime Robotics

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    16:00

    Task Force 59 and Task Group 59.1: Pioneering Operationally Deployed AI Enabled Autonomous Systems

    Holli Foster

    Holli Foster, Chief Technology Officer, TF59

    • Testing, upgrading, evolving and operating dozens of unmanned systems resulting in over 55,000 hours of operational experience
    • Establishing 59.1 to provide a connective tissue between industry partners and end user operators to further disrupt legacy acquisition models
    • Chartering new ground with manned and unmanned teaming concepts to pioneer developments in the Navy hybrid fleet
    ecosystem
    • TF59’s role in providing stability within a volatile operating environment

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    16:30

    Integrating Autonomous Systems into the United States Marine Corps

    Luis Velazquez

    Luis Velazquez, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Marine Corps Systems Command

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    17:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) John

    Vice Admiral (Ret.) John "Fozzie" Miller, Former Commander, US Navy Central Command and President and CEO, The Fozzie Miller Group

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    8:10

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:50

    Chair's Opening Remarks

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    9:00

    Integrating, Prioritizing, and Aligning the US Navy’s Strategic Efforts at OPNAV N7

    Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer

    Vice Admiral Daniel Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development, OPNAV N7

     • Leveraging multiple lines of effort to solve key operational
    challenges in the deployment of UxS
    • Facilitating feedback between strategic analytics and
    educational efforts to streamline disparate processes
    • Developing US Naval strategy to effectively combat
    adversaries
    • Assisting the training of the next generation of warfighters to
    prepare them for future operational environments

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    9:30

    Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

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    10:00

    Enhancing Unmanned Maritime Capabilities in the Pacific Fleet

    Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg

    Rear Admiral Eric Ruttenberg, Reserve Deputy Commander, US Pacific Fleet

    • Establishing a second operational USV squadron to complement USVRON
    • Fully integrating and deploying capabilities within specific operational environments
    • Conducting Integrated Battle Problem 24.1 to generate further insight into UxS operational capacity
    • Expanding unmanned capacity in support of the establishment of a true hybrid fleet

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Deploying and Leveraging Unmanned Systems for Expeditionary Combat Operations

    Captain Cameron Chen

    Captain Cameron Chen, Branch Head, U.S. Navy

     • Current capabilities and success with of Mk-18 family of systems
    • Expeditionary UAS family of system for EOD and NCF rapid area
    reconnaissance
    • Next Generation UUVs – Lionfish and Viperfish to be employed
    by ExMCM Companies
    • Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR) EOD ROV

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    11:30

    Session Reserved for Current Scientific Corporation

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    12:00

    Naval Oceanography: At the Leading Edge of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

    Dr Christopher Ekstrom

    Dr Christopher Ekstrom, Deputy Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Technical Director OPNAV N2N6EB, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy

    • METOC’s role and experience in operating long endurance UUVs
    • Insights garnered from the operation of over 200 unmanned systems for over 20 years
    • Current and future METOC priorities with UUVs
    • Importance of a data strategy in UUV operations and future acquisitions

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    Reshaping the UK Royal Navy for the Threats and Opportunities Ahead

    Senior  Representative

    Senior Representative, , UK Royal Navy

    • Building an intelligent, blended & hybrid fleet utilizing uncrewed and autonomous assets
    • Projecting force to secure global trade and security across multiple theatres
    • Leveraging the UK’s talent base to develop and field world first capabilities
    • Strengthening vital alliances to help deter adversaries and combat emerging threats

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    14:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    14:30

    Live Updates from REPMUS 24

    Captain Antonio Mourinha

    Captain Antonio Mourinha, Director of the Naval Operational and Experimentation Centre , Portuguese Navy

     • Latest updates from operational testing at REPMUS 24
    • Insight into Portuguese Navy and NATO stakeholder priorities
    • Future plans for testing exercises and industry collaboration

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    15:30

    Afternoon Tea

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    16:00

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Border Protection

    David Fulcher

    David Fulcher, Director Air and Marine Operations, National Air Security Operations Center-Grand Forks, CBP Air and Marine Operations, Department of Homeland Security

    • Maritime Security Applications
    • Border Security Applications
    • Integration into the US National Airspace

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    Leveraging UAS to Assist US Coast Guard Missions

    Commander John Walters

    Commander John Walters, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division Chief, USCG

    • Adopting UAS Technologies to assist operations and enhance Coast Guard capabilities
    • Assessing the impact of AI and achieving a balance between remotely piloted and fully autonomous solutions
    • Future plans for new system integration and opportunities for industry engagement

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    Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Three


    Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Development
    OPNAV N7
    Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities
    OPNAV N9
    Director, Air Warfare Division
    OPNAV N98
    Former DASN UxS and Vice President
    Defense Acquisition University
    Director of the Naval Operational and Experimentation Centre
    Portuguese Navy
    Branch Head
    U.S. Navy
    Deputy Commander
    Ukrainian Navy
    C-UAS Lead
    OPNAV Disruptive Capabilities Office
    N9 Technology and Innovation Director
    US Fourth Fleet
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division Chief
    USCG
    Director Air and Marine Operations, National Air Security Operations Center-Grand Forks, CBP Air and Marine Operations
    Department of Homeland Security
    Director, Unmanned Systems DASN Ships
    US Navy
    Deputy Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, Technical Director OPNAV N2N6EB, Chief of Naval Operations
    US Navy
    Chief of Staff, Office of Strategic Assessment
    The Pentagon
    Program Manager, No Manning Required Ship NOMARS Program
    DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
    Director, Tactical Technology Office
    DARPA
    Chief Technology Officer
    TF59
    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    Marine Corps Systems Command
    Director of Unmanned Technology Maturation
    PMS 406
    Reserve Deputy Commander
    US Pacific Fleet
    Director, Surface Warfare Division
    OPNAV N96
    Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration
    Naval Surface Warfare Center
    Defense Innovation Unit
    UK Royal Navy
    Former Commander, US Navy Central Command and President and CEO
    The Fozzie Miller Group

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    Sponsors


    Current Scientific Corporation

    Sponsors
    http://www.currentcorp.com

    CURRENT is a Canadian innovative leader of cutting-edge electro-optical infrared technology. Our systems integrate with either HD or SD cooled and uncooled sensor, and a HD day camera. They offer flexibility for the integration of additional sensors such as laser dazzlers, laser range finders, and short-wave infrared capabilities. Our flagship product, the Panoramic HD IR system not only redefines surveillance with its unparalleled 360° capabilities, but also adds a touch of innovation to the world of entertainment. It ensures optimal performance and security in diverse environments. We ensure our clients stay at the forefront of technological advancement in an ever-evolving landscape.



    Elbit Systems of America

    Sponsors
    https://www.elbitamerica.com/

    Elbit Systems of America, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the U.S., Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. We are a market leader for medium and small UAS, as well as loitering munitions, capable of providing the warfighter with advanced, cost-effective surveillance and precision strike capabilities in a single platform and is intended to overcome the challenge of multi-domain operations. The platform has the capability to detect, track and strike moving or static targets in varied weather conditions and across complex terrain. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.ElbitAmerica.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram



    MARITIME ROBOTICS

    Sponsors
    https://www.maritimerobotics.com/

    MARITIME ROBOTICS WAS FOUNDED with an initial aim to develop autonomous control systems for uncrewed aerial and surface vehicles. This remains the core-technology of our uncrewed vessels and product portfolio today.

    Since Maritime Robotics was established in 2005, we have been at the forefront of developing innovative Autonomous Navigation Systems and Uncrewed Vessels for marine data acquisition. Our focus on Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) integrated with various maritime sensors and systems has led us to create a versatile range of vessels, designed for a variety of environments from calm to sheltered waters, to the challenging conditions of the open sea.



    Sealartec

    Sponsors
    http://www.sealartec.com

    Sealartec stands at the forefront of marine innovation, offering a suite of fully Autonomous Launch & Recovery Systems (ALRS) tailored for the uncrewed (and crewed) marine vessel market. From early stage, our singular focus has been to address and master the complexities of autonomous recovery – a critical bottleneck for the advancement of marine autonomy. Our dedication to research and development has created proven systems capable of executing autonomous recoveries in challenging sea conditions, allowing a wide operational envelope for the users to actually use their autonomous systems. Our technology transcends traditional launch and recovery solutions; we answer the basic recovery needs of surface vehicles including autonomous stern ramp and side recovery, and UUV recovery robots. Beyond the essential, our systems are designed for autonomous refueling, charging, data transfer, and more, making Sealartec not just a supplier but a holistic partner for those navigating the autonomous marine vehicle domain. Whether serving the defense sector, oil and gas industries, or marine research, our experience and agile approach to innovation ensures we deliver unparalleled value and performance.


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    Forum Energy Technologies

    Exhibitors
    https://f-e-t.com/

    Forum Energy Technologies (FET) Subsea is a leading provider of subsea related products and services. FET’s extensive product line focuses on remote intervention technology with the capability to provide everything from a world class subsea trencher to tooling and individual components such as thrusters. The Perry® and Sub-Atlantic® range of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), tether management systems, tooling and components is one of most comprehensive and highly rated in the industry. Other subsea technology products include Dynacon winches, launch and recovery systems (LARS); Moffat engineering and subsea connectors; VMAX™ simulation software; and VisualSoft data acquisition software.


    IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.)

    Exhibitors
    http://iainorthamerica.com/

    IAI – Where Courage Meets Technology. A leader in defense, aerospace, and commercial markets, IAI leverages state-of-the-art technology and decades of combat-proven experience delivering solutions to your national defense and security challenges. Delivering large turnkey projects, IAI acts as a prime contractor, subcontractor, and team members in dozens of large programs for the aerospace, land, sea, and cyber domains and multi-domain applications. We offer a vast portfolio producing air and missile defense, unmanned aerial systems (UAS), ground robotics, precision-guided weapons, and loitering munitions. We deliver special-mission aircraft, modernize military aircraft and helicopters, and convert passenger jets into cargo aircraft through modification, conversion, and system integration. Our technology expertise features systems and solutions from reconnaissance satellites and radars to all aspects of command, control, and communications, computing and cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems (C5ISR).



    Silvus Technologies

    Exhibitors
    http://silvustechnologies.com

    Silvus Technologies develops advanced MIMO technologies that are reshaping broadband wireless connectivity for mission critical applications. Backed by an unmatched team of PhD scientists and design engineers, its technologies provide enhanced wireless data throughput, interference mitigation, improved range, mobility, and robustness to address the growing needs of its government and commercial customers. Silvus has demonstrated an aggressive product development cycle, with a focus on continually improving the size, weight, power, and cost–while simultaneously introducing next-generation features and capabilities. Silvus’ StreamCaster family of MIMO enabled mesh radio products are designed to address the growing demand for distributing video, voice and high-speed data in harsh tactical environments. StreamCaster radios, featuring MN-MIMO, join together to form a robust, self-healing, self-forming fluid mesh network to provide high-speed, reliable wireless video and data connectivity. Today, Silvus continues to innovate, with an ever-growing line up of R&D contracts, COTS products, and happy customers. The experience gained through our early research efforts made possible the StreamCaster radios, and new concepts currently incubating in our R&D labs will pave the way for tomorrow’s product breakthroughs



    Vatn Systems

    Exhibitors
    https://www.vatnsystems.com/

    Vatn Systems builds affordable autonomous underwater vehicles that act in cooperative swarms, enabling a multitude of new use cases. At the core of Vatn's R&D efforts is advanced navigation software that is effective in GPS, vision, and comms compromised environments while reducing hardware costs.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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