Undersea Defence Technology Capabilities to be Displayed at UDT

The latest undersea defence technology capabilities are set to be displayed at UDT 2024, 9th - 11th April at London ExCeL featuring Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) and advanced sensing and computing to protect against underwater threats By Sarah Simpson / 08 Apr 2024
Undersea Defence Technology Capabilities to be Displayed at UDT
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Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) is a multi-faceted exhibition and conference that addresses the growing requirement to advance knowledge, policy and development on emerging undersea defence technologies.

The three-day event is designed to equip nations with the knowledge and tools to address the increasing diversity of threats and challenges that take place undersea.

The overarching theme of this year’s event acknowledges the inherent difficulty in navigating the underwater landscape. Undersea resources are significant economic and strategic assets, and as a result, it is vital that nations are able to successfully deter and defend against attempts to damage critical undersea infrastructures.

UDT stands as the primary global platform where representatives from nation’s navies and governments worldwide, alongside industry experts, will delve into how technological advances including Artificial Intelligence, contribute to reinforcing undersea defences to ensure nations maintain the strategic edge at sea.

UDT will delve into six focus areas including:

  • Platform design
  • Sensors and processing
  • Weapons and countermeasures
  • Uncrewed, remotely piloted and autonomous systems
  • Operational drivers and AI
  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics

Experts from around the globe are set to drive discussion on a vast array of topics on undersea capabilities

Spanning three days, UDT gathers senior military personnel and the defence industry’s brightest minds from across the world to discuss the rapid advances in digital and autonomous technology.

Keynote speakers are poised to drive discussions on the impact of the development of technological advances, in particular, the development of Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) along with advanced sensing and computing to drive the protection against underwater threats.

Speakers are also expected to comment on how recent geopolitical events compound the need for rapid innovation within this sector. Drawing from how activities of non-state actors illuminate vulnerabilities within the maritime arena, and how this generates space for innovative thought and technological development to address these threats directly.

The theme and content of the event is shaped by the UDT committee which represents the users, industry and academia of the undersea defence community.

UDT’s technical planning committee provides unique advice to organisers regarding the needs of their audience and the upcoming trends being explored across the research base.

Who attends?
Military, defence media, defence academics and defence representatives will be in attendance, as well as defence companies from across the supply chain. Prime manufacturers such as Babcock, Lockheed Martin and Saab will exhibit alongside a variety of smaller specialist companies. There will be a large UK and US presence at the show in addition to companies from France, Italy, Turkey, Sweden and many more.

Visit the event website to secure your registration pass.

Posted by Sarah Simpson Specialising in digital copy Sarah is an experienced copywriter and researcher. Working with Unmanned Systems Technology Sarah has developed a passion for sourcing unique digital content and a talent for writing about the latest technical innovations in the unmanned sector. Connect & Contact