The SAE Media Group is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 8th and 9th May 2019.

As technology and innovation continue to push the boundaries of operational capabilities in Naval warfare, Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for modern Navies.

Bringing together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world, this is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments.

Key topics will include:

  • Anti-submarine warfare
  • Aerial unmanned maritime systems
  • Autonomy in mine countermeasure operations
  • Developing joint interoperability across unmanned systems
  • Updates on key unmanned platform programmes
  • The future of unmanned capabilities



  • Hear the very latest from senior naval officers on the latest advancements in unmanned and autonomous technology
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings on anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, fixed wing and rotary aerial unmanned systems, unmanned platform updates, and technological innovation in the Naval sphere
  • Learn about the latest developments within unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs)
  • Explore the ways in which interoperability between nations and departments will maximise asset development within maritime forces going forward
  • Meet and network with military and industry  decision makers in unmanned systems

International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA); Atlas Elektronik Gmbh; Atlas Elektronik UK; ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd; Canadian High Commission; Current Scientific Corporation; Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence; Defence Equipment and Support; Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft Und Raumfahrt E V; Dstl ; Elbit Systems; Elbit Systems UK; European Union Operation HQ; Finnish Defence Research Agency; FMV; Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG; German Navy; Imperial College Of Science And Medicine; Inmarsat; Intrepid Minds Ltd; Leonardo; National Oceanography Centre; NATO MARCOM; NATO MCM Centre of Excellence; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Northrop Grumman; Ocean Matrix Ltd; ONR Global; Optics11; OSI Maritime Systems; RADLEY CONSULTING; RNLN; Rolls Royce Naval; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Navy; SEA Ltd; Seastema; SeeByte Ltd; Shephard Media; Sirehna; Southampton University; Spanish Navy; STX France; Teledyne Gavia; Thales UK; The Boeing Company; The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office; UAE GHQ; Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems; Ultra Electronics Ltd T/A CIS; United Kingdom Hydrographic Office; United States Embassy; University of Sheffield; US Navy;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

9:00 Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and the Future of Royal Navy Capabilities and Power Projection

Mike Knott

Mike Knott, Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK

9:40 Delivering the Next Generation of Royal Navy Assets to Enable Effective Operational Capability into the 21st Century

Commander Sean Trevethan

Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy

  • Future plans for robotic and autonomous development after the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercises
  • Identifying operational shortfalls in order to plan effectively for future unmanned capabilities
  • Key trends in unmanned technology – considering the design, functions and capabilities of autonomous systems to ensure they meet the mission demands of the future
  • Maximising operational effectiveness by integrating unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and UAV’s into one network
  • 10:20 Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUMT)

    Mr Mike Clark

    Mr Mike Clark, Marketing Manager, Leonardo Helicopters, Leonardo

  • Platform selection to meet requirements
  • Integration and management of the unmanned vehicles
  • Operational considerations within the Force construct
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 An Update on the Transformation of German Naval ISR Capabilities Through Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Maritime Sphere

    Commander Andreas Muller

    Commander Andreas Muller, Chief Planning Officer, Naval Air Arm, German Navy

  • Meeting future requirements for the German Navy by embracing unmanned systems
  • Establishing greater maritime domain awareness through autonomous rotary wing ISR platforms
  • Acquiring effective modular rotary wing platforms, for multi-mission purposes
  • Embedding electronic and infrared sensors into unmanned systems, and benefitting from increased sensory fusion
  • Challenges in delivering unmanned capabilities, including payload size challenges
  • 12:10 UMIS – Unmanned Maritime Integrated System for MCM

    Mr Antony Penn

    Mr Antony Penn, Sales Director, ECA Group

  • A complete stand-off solution for MCM missions
  • Fully integrated collaborative system
  • Comprehensive software suite for mission optimisation
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Advancing Maritime Security and Navy Capabilities via Integrating Unmanned Systems

    Mr Alper Erdener

    Mr Alper Erdener, Program Director - Unmanned Systems, ASELSAN A.S.

  • How utilisation of unmanned systems transforms Navy exercises
  • UAV-USV teaming and multi-domain control
  • 14:30 Evolving Approaches to Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Operations in the Age of Autonomy

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy

  • How unmanned maritime systems are changing the traditional conduct of MCM operations
  • Pairing autonomous and human operated systems for a hybrid approach to MCM operations
  • Reducing threat to sailors and operators, enhancing safety whilst increasing efficiency in mine hunting, sweeping and clearing
  • Cooperating with the Netherlands Navy to enhance current MCM capacities
  • Belgian initiatives for Maritime Autonomous Systems for MCM under the PESCO project
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Case Study: Unmanned Systems and the Search for ARA San Juan

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Director, OceanInfinity

  • The search for the ARA San Juan in the South Atlantic
  • Insights into the important role of unmanned systems within the search operation
  • The contribution of unmanned systems to success in a high profile underwater search operation


  • 16:20 Closing Panel Discussion: Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems into Traditional Naval Operations

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter, Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy

    Commander Andreas Muller

    Commander Andreas Muller, Chief Planning Officer, Naval Air Arm, German Navy

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    9:00 Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems for More Effective Hydrography and Oceanography in Support of Royal Navy Activities

    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain Gary Hesling, Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy

  • The growing role of unmanned systems in hydrographic missions, contributing geospatial data in support of RN operations
  • Leveraging unmanned surface vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles transform mapping, surveying, and other hydrographic activities
  • Harnessing data and sensor fusion to aid ship navigation and increasing RN operational effectiveness
  • 9:40 S&T Challenges and Opportunities in Transitioning Unmanned Maritime Systems to Naval Operations

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter, Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE

    • Next-wave developments in unmanned and autonomous
    systems for use in naval operations
    • Reinventing the testing, evaluation and procurement cycle to enable agile design and testing by navies, researchers, and industry to exploit unmanned systems' potential
    • Emerging AI and other technologies that support next-generation, truly autonomous systems

    10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Developments in Autonomous Navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Nabil Aouf

    Nabil Aouf, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, City, University of London

    11:30 Applications of a Long-endurance Unmanned Surface Vessel

    Mr Phil Johnston

    Mr Phil Johnston, Head of Business Development, AutoNaut

  • Environmental Assessment –providing live information on environmental conditions such as MetOcean
  • Surveillance – discrete monitoring by range of sensors such as ASW passive acoustics, visual imaging (eg infra-red) and communications intercept technology.
  • Communications Gateway – acting as a surface hub for interaction with sub-sea assets via satellite link
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Innovation and Creativity - Lessons Learned from AMN and its Exploitation for Information Advantage

    Commander (Ret'd) Howard Tweedie

    Commander (Ret'd) Howard Tweedie , Programme Director - Special Projects and Former Commander, Royal Navy

  • AMN and how we can learn from the Long War and implement a success campaign for Information Advantage
  • AMN and the implications for the MoD particularly with respect to enabling current ICS programmes
  • 13:50 Launch and Recovery Method enabling MALE UAVs on any ship for naval duties

    Mr Meir Yoffe

    Mr Meir Yoffe, Inventor Manager, UAV Point Recovery Solutions For Ships and Land

  • Comparing Fixed wing UAVs with Multi-rotors
  • Requirements from a launch and recovery solution
  • Solution examples MALE UAV operation on Frigates, Medium UAV on patrol boats
  • Current opportunities and solutions
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 A Training and Simulation Perspective on Unmanned and Autonomous Systems in the Maritime Domain

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Developing new training methods to ensure effective use of unmanned systems in the maritime environment
  • Preparing sailors to work with advanced autonomous systems in traditional naval operations
  • Leveraging unmanned systems to also enhance training methods
  • 15:40 Science and Technology Panel: Developing New Possibilities for Unmanned and Autonomous Maritime Systems

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter, Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

    16:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy


    Thinke Company Ltd
    Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy
    Royal Navy
    Programme Director - Special Projects and Former Commander
    Royal Navy
    Chief Planning Officer, Naval Air Arm
    German Navy
    Fleet Robotics Officer
    Royal Navy
    Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017
    Belgian Navy
    Former Principal Strategic Development Officer
    Former Royal Navy Commander
    Royal Navy
    Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability
    Royal Navy UK
    Program Director - Unmanned Systems
    Sales Director
    ECA Group
    Inventor Manager
    UAV Point Recovery Solutions For Ships and Land
    Marketing Manager, Leonardo Helicopters
    Head of Business Development
    Thinke Company Ltd
    Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    City, University of London
    Former Flag Officer Sea Training
    Royal Navy

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    Leonardo is a world player in Helicopters, Aeronautics, Electronics, Defence & Security Systems. From advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms, Leonardo masters the full cycle of development of rotary and fixed wing platforms and of sensors and effectors to deliver a full range of proprietary solutions and managed services. With field-proven tactical fixed wing and rotary wing UAS, optionally piloted helicopters, a complete range of sensors, Leonardo is at the forefront of autonomous flight.

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    ASELSAN is a global defense and advanced electronics technology company that designs, develops, manufactures, integrates and supports state-of-the-art products, systems and services for governmental and commercial customers. Headquartered in Ankara, Turkey, ASELSAN is composed of five major business sectors:

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    Intrepid Minds Ltd are a UK based SME with offices in South Africa and New Zealand. Since its inception in 2010 Intrepid Minds have been developing autonomous technologies, infrastructure and supportive tools for multiple industries with a focus on defence, renewable energy, transport and agriculture. Intrepid Minds are keen innovators ourselves and have completed numerous Innovate UK, KTN, FP7 and H2020 projects Over the last 8 years Intrepid Minds have developed numerous drone technologies and supportive systems that have been used by various companies and government organisations in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data, development of new waterborne technologies, components and controls. Working with these organisations has allowed Intrepid Minds to have unique access to a wide range of specialist components that allow development of our own technologies to support the future of maritime systems. In 2018 Intrepid Minds took the decision to operate more commercially and the Maritime Systems show is the first of these engagements. For more information visit: www.intrepidminds.co.uk

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

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


    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.

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    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.


    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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