October 24 - 26, 2018
Norfolk, VA

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4th Unmanned Maritime Systems Event Guide

IDGA is delighted to announce the return of our 4th Unmanned Maritime Systems from October 24 - 26, at the Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center, VA. Make sure you take a look at the full event outline to see what we have in store for you this year ...

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Current Attendee List

Check out our current attendee list to find out who has already signed up to attend this year's summit.

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Registration Form

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Past Attendee Snapshot

Interested in finding out who attended last year? Check out our Past Attendee Snapshot.

Exclusive Content

The Future of Unmanned Maritime Systems: Achieving Full Autonomy

In this exclusive interview, Guy Thomas goes in depth to discuss the current level of autonomy and design in existing unmanned maritime systems, the new opportunities and capabilities that come from operating in deeper sea levels, the future of unmanned maritime systems and an outlook on the challenges that will...

How will the Navy's FY19 Budget Impact Unmanned Maritime Initiatives?

We took a look how the Navy's FY19 Budget Request is going to impact current maritime initiatives. As program officials face pressure to speed up the acquisition of new capabilities, the Navy is moving forward with a number of unmanned undersea vehicles and unmanned service vehicle projects. Relative to domain...

Past Presentation Packet

In preparation for the 2018 Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit, we wanted to exclusively share these past presentations with you. Below you will find expert content on: US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities: Dr. Edward S. Ammeen, Ph.D Director for Marine Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command US NavyGE Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates:...

The CMRE’s Role in Increasing Skills & Investment in Ocean Science to Protect NATO’s Strategic Maritime Priorities

Navy's across the world are shifting their strategic thinking into oceanographic and hydrographic vessels, ocean systems, submarines and maritime unmanned vehicles to enable maritime dominance over adversaries. NATO's Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CRME) is leading the research and experimentation of new technologies in ocean science to address security...

Multi-role Naval Vessels & Submarines: A Security Necessity?

Defence IQ recently surveyed 300 of its readers involved in the maritime community to get a perspective on the trends and investment priorities of unmanned maritime systems.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Market Report

This report addresses the increasing investment into oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessels, autonomous systems and ocean intelligence assets, providing greater context to the discussions to take place at the Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit.

Investments in Unmanned: The Navy’s FY18 Budget at a Glance

Take a glance at highlights from the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of The Navy’s Presidential Budget. And see where and why the Navy is investing over $151 million in six different unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) projects over the next year.

Unmanned Maritime Systems in the News

With all of the talk about UMS and underwater vehicles in the news lately, we at IDGA thought we'd sort through all of the noise and aggregate the best articles that have come out in the past few weeks. Gain access to a cultivated list of articles on the future...

Past Presentations

US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities

Dr. Edward S. Ammeen, Director for Marine Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command US Navy, presents on preparing for naval expansion and the US Naval Warship Engineering Priorities. 

GE Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates

George Awiszus, Director of Military Marine Marketing, at General Electric presents on Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion for Frigates. 

Impacts on the U.S. Navy’s Ship Capability Strategy

Gloria L. Valdez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Ships), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, presents on the impacts of the U.S. Navy's ship capability strategy. 

DARPA’s Activities in Relation to UUV, USV and Mission Systems

Dr. Jim Galambos, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA, presents on activities relating to UUV, USV and Mission Systems. 

Additional Content

Unmanned Maritime Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2013-2038

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...

Interview: Rear Adm. John Fuller by Edward Lundquist

Interview with Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Commander, Navy Region Hawaii courtesy of Defense Media Network

Raven Aerostar Technical Solutions

For over 30 years, Raven Aerostar Technical Solutions has led the market in advanced signal processing and intelligent radar systems. From our Vista F10 Radar, which is tactical in both size and weight, to our Vista F50ER1 Radar, which offers exceptional extended range performance, we deliver a variety of capable...

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Unmanned Maritime Systems - Sponsorship Prospectus

Click download to see the Unmanned Maritime Systems Sponsorship Prospectus!