Reliability, Economy, Endurance:

Requirements for Next-Generation Unmanned Surface and Undersea Systems

Today’s geopolitical environment poses a number of unique security challenges in the maritime domain. A strategic shift in U.S.national security priorities to the Asia-Pacific presents new operational considerations: potential adversary capabilities may require additional unmanned maritime systems to assure access to areas where freedom to operate is contested.

Additionally,advances in power, robotics, computing, sensors, and navigation technologies drives increased DoD demand for unmanned systems that can provide increased autonomy, persistent resilience, and functionality with decreased risk and expense, showing their inherent value across multiple applications, including otherwise dull, dirty, or dangerous missions.

What are the Benefits of Attending?


Hear from key thought leaders in Unmanned Maritime Systems, including the latest requirements for Surface and Undersea systems.


Gain invaluable access to military stakeholders as they develop and refine requirements surrounding unmanned maritime vehicle programs including updates and shortfalls in existing systems


Receive a holistic perspective on next-generation technology by attending workshop day.


Identify the requirements surrounding the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV) and Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MDUSV)


Understand UMS technology gaps, training challenges, lessons learned, and future needs.

Who Will You Meet?

This event will bring together top military leaders with both industry and academic experts to discuss requirements, critical issues, and concerns within the field. The conference aims to deliver an innovative and creative environment, leading to the free exchange of ideas and requirements, putting industry leaders and academia in the best position to better support the unmanned maritime community of tomorrow.

What Will Be Covered?

We’ll kick off the event with in-depth focus daytaking a deep dive into future UMS requirements:


Requirements for Modularity and Interoperability in UMS


Challengesin Communication Systems, Spectrum, and Resilience


Improving Persistent Resilience to Improve On-Station Time


Requirements for Increased Autonomy in Data Collection, Analysis, and Planning

Topics we’ll cover in the main conference include:


Protecting Critical Technology and Program Information


Forming Consolidated Plug-and-Play Standard Performance and Applications Architecture


Increasing System, Sensor, and Analytical Autonomy to Reduce Supporting Manpower


Advantages to Augmenting Manned Systems with Unmanned Systems in the Maritime Domain (MUM-T)

Now Factor:

The scope of unmanned maritime technologies across multiple naval applications has grown in the last several. The systems currently fielded to fulfill today’s operational demands need increased integration with existing systems toachieve greater efficiency and affordability. Additionally, while downward economic forces continue to constrain DOD budgets, achieving affordable and cost-effective technical solutions is moreimportant than ever. Building open-architecture while leveraging commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology allows for increased economy, interoperability and adaptability can improve existing systems by bringing:

Greater automation Improved performance (SWaP) Interoperability and modularity Survivability in contested environments (resilient communications) Integration with manned systems (Manned-Unmanned System Teaming) Reduced manpower requirements to operate and support unmanned systems

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