SAE Media Group is proud to present the 8th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place on the 1st and 2nd of February 2023.

With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability.

As the only Maritime ISR event with a specific focus on Space-Based Domain Awareness, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2023 follows seven very successful predecessors. With the previous events taking place in Rome, the event has brought forward a discussion on the growing need for more comprehensive and sophisticated Joint Maritime ISR capabilities in the Mediterranean and beyond, particularly following the Migrant Crisis that still remains.

Platforms and topics discussed include: Maritime Patrol Aircraft Development, RPAS for Maritime Surveillance, Space-Based ISR, C4ISR, Search & Rescue, Autonomy, Coastal & Littoral Surveillance, Enhancing Overall Maritime Security and More...


  • Keynote briefings from senior officers and military leaders from around the globe
  • A unique focus on Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more
  • Maritime equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology
  • Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing maritime reconnaissance and surveillance systems today

Aerovironment; Armada International & Asian Military Review; Babcock International ; Belgian Navy ; Boeing; Canadian Armed Forces; CJOS COE; Commando Helicopter Force; C-SIGMA; e-BO Enterprises; Embassy of Brazil; European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA); General Atomics Aeronautical Systems UK; High Commission Of Malaysia; Hisdesat Strategic Services, Inc.; Honeywell; Horizon Technologies ; Italian Navy; Italian Navy General Staff; Joint Forces Command ; JTEPS (COM FOST); Kongsberg Satellite Services AS; Maxar; MDA; NATO; NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) ; NATO HQ MARCOM; Northrop Grumman; Office of Naval Research Global; Polish Navy; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Navy; Royal Navy Office of Chief Technology Officer; Royal Swedish Navy; Spanish Ministry of Defence - National Armament Directorate; Systems Engineering & Assessments Limited; Tekever Ltd; Teledyne Defence & Space; TNO; U.S. Navy; UKSC; Ultra Electronic; United Arab Emirates Embassy-The Military Attache’s Office; University of Edinburgh; US Navy; USMC; Vake As; Venlandon ltd; ViaSat Communications Inc; Viasat UK; Windward;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
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9:00 Developing New Maritime ISR and SAR Capabilities for the Royal Navy with Industry

Mr Andy Mitchell

Mr Andy Mitchell, Develop Deputy Director - Navy Capability Sponsor, Royal Navy
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• An outline of the key modernisation projects for Royal Navy maritime ISR assets
• Exploiting developing technologies to enhance intelligence collection and dissemination for the Royal Navy
• Working with the UK BattleLab and key industry partners to develop new platforms and capabilities
• Future Royal Navy development sponsorship opportunities for industry

9:30 Future Force Development for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations

Commodore Jason Armstrong

Commodore Jason Armstrong, Director General Naval Force Development, Canadian Armed Forces
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  • An overview of the maritime reconnaissance capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy
  • Modernisation of airborne ISR assets for Canadian maritime operations
  • Operation NANOOK and maintaining maritime domain defence in the Northern Regions
  • Multinational exercises in the High North and maintaining Artic maritime security
  • Planned capabilities – Including the introduction of uncrewed assets into the RCN fleet
  • 10:00 Readiness and Effects is Changing and How that is Likely to Change the Opportunities for Int and Surv in Multi-Domain/National Live Practices

    Captain Charles Guy

    Captain Charles Guy, Captain Joint Training and Exercise Planning Staff CJTEPS, Royal Navy
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  • Training methodologies to ensure effective use of ISR platforms
  • ISR platforms used for training personnel and their application within an operational context
  • Maritime reconnaissance training across both RN sea and air platforms
  • Trialling of new technologies and practices to improve national naval capabilities
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Effective Communication in Complex Maritime Scenarios

    Mr Nicola Toniazzi

    Mr Nicola Toniazzi, Head of Product Sales Support & Partnership – AIS LoB, Leonardo
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    • Effective communication as a key factor for success
    • Surveillance capabilities in the digital era
    • Interoperability
    • Business flexibility

    11:30 Developing New Capabilities for Surveillance of UK Waters and Enhancing Maritime Security

    Mr Ian Pears

    Mr Ian Pears, Chief Technology Officer, UK Joint Maritime Security Centre
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    • An overview of maritime security capabilities of the Joint Maritime Security Centre – Including satellites, aerial surveillance, drones, radar, surface assets & ship borne sensors
    • The UK maritime security community and furthering the Maritime Domain Awareness Programme
    • Working with UK and international partners to develop new maritime surveillance capabilities
    • Future projects and assets of the JMSC to further UK maritime security

    12:00 Autonomous Warfare and Its Use in Enhancing ISR Capabilities Within the Royal Australian Navy (Virtual Presentation)

    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Commander Paul Hornsby, Operational Requirements Sponsor, Autonomous Warfare, Royal Australian Navy
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  • A look at the future trends in Autonomous Warfare and AI
  • Considering the use of autonomy in ISR operations: future usecases and requirements for achieving operational capability
  • Deploying autonomous systems in Royal Australian Navy ISR missions to maximise capabilities and ensure mission success
  • 12:30 ESM as a Key Maritime Surveillance Sensor for Autonomous Platforms

    Mr Jon Roe BSc CEng CITP MBCS

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    ESM has long been a key surveillance sensor for larger military platforms in the maritime domain, whether they be warships, patrol aircraft, or submarines. This presentation looks at the benefits that accrue from the extension of ESM onto autonomous vehicles, and the design of the sensor required to achieve this capability, examining:

  • Range extension beyond what can be achieved from a warship, with the ability to place the ESM where it might not be possible/desirable to position a major surveillance asset.
  • How miniature ESM can be fitted alongside other sensors without stretching payload limits.
  • The cost effectiveness of MicroESM, enabling the use of ESM in primarily civilian maritime surveillance operations for the first time.
  • An example of MicroESM design which is suited to both military and civilian operations.
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Maritime Insights: Layered Surveillance for Actionable Intelligence

    Mr Robert Quinn

    Mr Robert Quinn, Director, Geointelligence, MDA
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    • Layering surveillance with multiple modalities combining space radar, optical, infrared, radio frequency with advanced analytics
    • Actionable intelligence for maritime missions providing operational support for defence & security, counter piracy, human trafficking, illegal fishing, counter terrorism and narcotics
    • Maritime Insights using layered surveillance to find, locate and track vessels of interest
    • Maritime security broadly connected asymmetrical operational support from defence to ocean conservation and human trafficking mission.

    14:30 Advancing Airpower in Support of UK Maritime Operations (Virtual Presentation)

    Commander Christopher Jones

    Commander Christopher Jones, Commanding Officer, 824 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, Royal Navy
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  •   Ensuring the continued security of British and allied interests in an era of increasing competition 
  • An overview of the fixed wing and rotary wing ISR assets being utilised by the Royal Navy
  •   The future of uncrewed air systems in the Royal Navy
  • 15:00 Advancing the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces Rotary Wing Maritime Patrol, S&R and ISR Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Dafna Dempsey

    Lieutenant Colonel Dafna Dempsey, Commandant Helicopter Warfare Centre, Defense Helicopter Command, Royal Netherlands Air Force
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    • An overview of the Helicopter Warfare Centre and developing new rotary wing capabilities and training for the Royal Netherlands Air Force
    • Rotary wing maritime patrol and search & rescue platforms for RNAF operations
    • Integrating uncrewed assets into the RNAF
    • Optimising ISR capabilities for future missions
    • Working with industry to meet requirements for new capabilities to achieve overmatch

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Current Trends and New Technologies in Airborne Maritime Surveillance

    Dr Nils Robbe

    Dr Nils Robbe, Director Marketing & Sales, Aerodata AG
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    • Spectrum of User Requirements
    • Trends
    • Mission Management as the integrating element
    • Public Procurement from an Industry Perspective

    16:30 Building an Ecosystem: Connecting AI and Autonomy to US & UK Naval Programs

    Mr Jeffrey Brewer

    Mr Jeffrey Brewer, US Co-Director, NavalX London Tech Bridge, US Navy
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  • The role and mission of NavalX London Tech Bridge
  • Building an ecosystem, making connections, and improving communications
  • Solving complex naval warfare challenges with innovative solutions
  • Connecting US and UK naval needs and challenges with expert solution providers across industry and academia. 
  • Sharing information, concepts and platforms between allies

    17:00 Optimising Maritime Surveillance Technology to Enhance US Maritime Border Security

    • Overview of S&T and S&T’s role in DHS.
    • Capability and Collaboration of experts to provide mission-based research & Development
    • S&T Mission organizational breakdown.
    • Maritime Safety and Security Program and Project Overviews
    • International partnerships – How to collaborate with S&T

    Mr Matt Barger

    Mr Matt Barger, Director, Mission & Capability Support Office, Maritime & Immigration Security Solutions Team Division, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
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    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
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    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
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    9:00 Interoperable Maritime Reconnaissance in Support of NATO and Allied Naval Operations

    Commodore Phil Nash

    Commodore Phil Nash, Deputy Director of Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO CJOS COE
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  •  Conducting combined and joint ISR operations in the maritime domain
  • Enhancing interoperability for the employment of maritime ISR and C2 capabilities 
  • Implications for maritime ISR with the employment of AI
  • Challenges and competitors in the maritime domain – China & Russia
  • Future requirements for the development of innovative maritime reconnaissance capabilities and multi-domain integration  
  • 9:30 Procuring, Integrating and Sustaining Enhanced Maritime Patrol and ISR Assets for Danish Naval Operations

    Commodore Claus L. Andersen

    Commodore Claus L. Andersen, Deputy National Armaments Director, Planning and Coordination Division, Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO)
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    • An overview of the maritime patrol, PNT, SAR and space based ISR assets of the Royal Danish Navy
    • The Danish perspective into High North/Artic maritime security operations from a logistics perspective
    • Procuring and integrating uncrewed systems into the Royal Danish Navy to enhance maritime situational awareness
    • Future requirements for Danish maritime ISR capabilities

    10:00 Future Exploitation of digital ISR data for Operational Advantage

    Commander David Berry

    Commander David Berry, SO1 IW & C5ISR, Develop Directorate, Royal Navy

  • An outline of the key challenges facing the RN and he proliferation of data around the battlespace.
  • Enhancing C4; CEMA and ISR capabilities for maritime operations.
  • Future priorities for the RN IW development Team.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Supporting US and Allied Naval Operations Through Effective Airborne Reconnaissance Capabilities

    Captain Bryan Hager

    Captain Bryan Hager, Commander, Task Force SIX SEVEN & Air Force Sigonella, US Navy
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    • The role of Task Force 67 and its land-based Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) duties
    • ISR and MPRA priorities for the 6th Fleet’s when operating in the European and African theatres
    • Overview of CTF-67’s ISR platforms, the P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton
    • A look at the path ahead for CTF-67 and the 6th Fleet

    11:30 PATSIMAR: 2023

    Capitaine de Frégate Johan Eidesheim

    Capitaine de Frégate Johan Eidesheim, Commandant, Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Patrol Center of Expertise (CENTEX PATSIMAR), French Navy
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  •  An overview of French maritime ISR platforms
  • Capability upgrades with the planned delivery of the Falcon 50M and Falcon 2000 Albatros aircraft
  •  Enhancing high-altitude observation capabilities, at-sea SAR and zone surveillance missions with optronic acquirements
  •  Multinational operations with NATO and international allies
  • 12:00 Supporting Maritime Operations with Advanced Airborne ISR Platforms (Virtual Presentation)

    Lieutenant Colonel Keith Fugger

    Lieutenant Colonel Keith Fugger, Commanding Officer 415 Long Range Patrol Force Development Squadron, 14 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force
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  •  Supporting maritime operations with airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface (ASUW) capabilities
  • Conducting through-life test and evaluation (T&E) to optimise RCAF Long Range Patrol C2ISR capabilities
  • Upgrading the CP-140 Aurora Legacy Platform and plans to procure new ISR platforms to support current and future maritime patrol missions
  • 12:30 Enhancing NATO Maritime Security Through Developing MPA & ISR Assets for Global Operations

    Commander Marty Van Duin

    Commander Marty Van Duin, Section Head Future Operations, Maritime Air, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
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    • Working with international partners to enhance multi-domain support to maritime operations
    • NATO Maritime Air’s maritime patrol, SAR and space based ISR capabilities
    • Developing new capabilities and technologies for maritime reconnaissance assets
    • Future requirements for NATO Maritime Air operational platforms

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Work of the Office of Naval Research in Developing Sensor and ISR Capabilities for the US Navy and its Allies

    Captain Andy Berner

    Captain Andy Berner, XO, Office of Naval Research Global, US Navy
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  •  An overview of the priorities of the ONR – Including the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE)
  • Multinational collaborative projects between ONR Global and allies to develop maritime ISR capabilities 
  • Dominance in the Cognitive Domain and enhancing decision superiority – Utilising analytics and AI to distil information and data into actionable decisions faster 
  • Future Naval Capabilities (FNC) and developing sensor, seeker and targeting capabilities for US naval assets

    14:30 Leveraging Uncrewed Maritime Technologies for Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness

  • Adapting platforms to enhance new capabilities
  • Updates on testing and demonstrating of new platforms
  • Examining innovation efforts
  • Capt (Ret.) Edward Lundquist

    Capt (Ret.) Edward Lundquist, Chair, Surface Navy Association
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    15:00 Utillising Enhanced Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology to Safeguard Mariners in UK Waters and Assist Search and Rescue (SAR) (Virtual Presentation)

    Ms Jennifer Cooke

    Ms Jennifer Cooke, Aviation Innovation and Future Technology Lead, UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency
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  • The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s future aviation strategy and priorities for supporting Search and Rescue
  • Modernisation of the UKSAR fleet
  • The development and integration of uncrewed assets for the MCA
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 NATO AGS Force

  • NATO AGS Force overview and structure;
  • RQ-4 sensor capabilities
  • NAGSF support to Ukraine Crises
  • NAGSF Support to MARCOM (sea Guardian Op)
  • Milestones and Timeline
  • Challenge
  • Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Pruitt

    Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Pruitt, Flying Squadron Commander, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
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    Captain Andrius Mika

    Captain Andrius Mika, ISR Squadron Surveillance Branch Surveillance Controller/Mission Director, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force

    16:30 700X Naval Air Squadron (Virtual Presentation)

    Lieutenant Commander Martin Howard

    Lieutenant Commander Martin Howard, Commanding Officer 700X NAS, Royal Navy
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  • The Maritime Uncrewed Air System (UAS) centre of expertise.
  • Developing, generating and operating Maritime UAS Operational Capability
  • Maritime UAS Operational Capabilities that are in-service or entering service soon: Maritime ISR capabilities, Maritime Intra Theatre Lift Capabilities
  • 17:00 A Growing Tidal Wave in Space

    Mr Guy Thomas

    Mr Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA
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  •  The explosive growth in the numbers and capabilities of Space Systems have changed the Maritime World at its core.
  • Impact of the launch of the first S-AIS constellation by ORBCOMM
  • Pairing Imaging systems, both SAR and Optical, with S-AIS and the more recent additions of ELINT and visible light detecting satellites 
  • Channel Logistics’ combination of system outputs via an AI-based maritime all-source analytical tool 
  • Similar tools moving forward
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
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    Commandant, Maritime Surveillance and Intervention Patrol Center of Expertise (CENTEX PATSIMAR)
    French Navy
    Surface Navy Association
    ISR Squadron Surveillance Branch Surveillance Controller/Mission Director
    NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
    XO, Office of Naval Research Global
    US Navy
    Commander, Task Force SIX SEVEN & Air Force Sigonella
    US Navy
    Captain Joint Training and Exercise Planning Staff CJTEPS
    Royal Navy
    Commanding Officer, 824 Naval Air Squadron, RNAS Culdrose
    Royal Navy
    SO1 IW & C5ISR, Develop Directorate
    Royal Navy
    Section Head Future Operations, Maritime Air
    NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
    Operational Requirements Sponsor, Autonomous Warfare
    Royal Australian Navy
    Deputy National Armaments Director, Planning and Coordination Division
    Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO)
    Director General Naval Force Development
    Canadian Armed Forces
    Deputy Director of Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Director Marketing & Sales
    Aerodata AG
    Commandant Helicopter Warfare Centre, Defense Helicopter Command
    Royal Netherlands Air Force
    Flying Squadron Commander
    NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Force
    Commanding Officer 415 Long Range Patrol Force Development Squadron, 14 Wing
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    Commanding Officer 700X NAS
    Royal Navy
    Develop Deputy Director - Navy Capability Sponsor
    Royal Navy
    Chief Technology Officer
    UK Joint Maritime Security Centre
    US Co-Director, NavalX London Tech Bridge
    US Navy
    Director, Mission & Capability Support Office, Maritime & Immigration Security Solutions Team Division
    Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
    Head of Product Sales Support & Partnership – AIS LoB
    Director, Geointelligence
    Aviation Innovation and Future Technology Lead
    UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency
    Former UK National Hydrographer
    Royal Navy

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Past Attendees List 2022


    Past Speaker Presentation - Mitchell Free - Maxar


    Past Speaker Presentation - Commander Hans-Jorg Detlefsen - NATO


    Past Speaker Presentation - John Beckner


    Past Speaker Presentation - Commander Mike Adamson - Royal Canadian Air Force


    Past Speaker Presentation - Commander Colin McGannity


    Past Speaker Presentation - Commodore Andrew Stacey


    Past Speaker Presentation - Commander Chris Jones


    Past Speaker Presentation - Alfonso Perez


    Past Speaker Presentation - Hisdesat


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Aerodata AG is a German company that has been operating in global special mission aviation for more than three decades. The company's main business areas are airborne surveillance and flight inspection. Aerodata has extensive approvals for aircraft modification and is able to carry out complex special mission conversions based on its own mission system technology and sensors. In addition, the portfolio of the complete solution provider is rounded off with professional maintenance, servicing and repair of aircraft.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    A spin out from the UK’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, ESROE’s deep domain knowledge in Electronic Support Measures is transforming the access and use of this key capability in the land, sea and air battle spaces, as well as in coastal maritime surveillance and other civilian applications. ESROE’s breakthroughs in the development of Micro ESM are now enabling the automatic identification and tracking of radar with low cost, easy to deploy miniature sensors, which can be integrated in scalable arrays to provide geolocation and other EWOS benefits.

    Low SWAP, passive receiving systems and tablet compatibility mean ESROE’s fully functional Micro ESM systems can be handheld, worn, or mounted on unmanned vehicles. The solutions’ modular design, automated library creation, and low integration costs ensure complete flexibility in deployment method to suit the operational requirement.

    ESROE also offers standalone software applications that use an Open Systems Architecture approach so they can be embedded in the Electronic Surveillance suites used in a range of military platforms, from armoured vehicles and UAVs, to large multi-role warships and surveillance aircraft.

    As ESROE’s sophisticated radar classification algorithms are the most accurate available on the market today and are uniquely able to interpret even very uncertain information, its solutions offer valuable complementary benefits to traditional ESM technology.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Organised into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries that include Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Founded in 1969, MDA is one of Canada’s most successful technology companies and an internationally recognized leader in space robotics and sensors, radar satellites and ground systems, communication satellite payloads, antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defence and maritime systems and geospatial imagery products and analytics. With a deep and diverse technology base, MDA’s global reach and heritage serving government and commercial space and defence markets with innovative and iconic solutions is unparalleled. MDA operates from locations in Richmond, BC; Brampton and Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Halifax, NS; Houston, TX; and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.mdacorporation.com.

    Pole Star

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    At Pole Star, we develop and implement pioneering maritime intelligence technologies to protect our customers’ vessels, people, maritime domain, and reputation. Our customisable, secure, and scalable solutions are designed specifically to enable time-critical decisions and mitigate risk across all facets of maritime activity - from the monitoring of territorial waters and LRIT, to in-depth vessel investigations, and everything in-between. Our unique end-to-end Pole Star Maritime Intelligence Suite integrates vessel tracking and surveillance, safety of life at sea protocol, and sanctions and sustainability screening. Utilising secure LRIT, VMS, and SSAS data, alongside satellite and terrestrial-based AIS and Spire data, our patented tracking technology creates a hybrid track of vessel movement for reliable and dynamic data to enable your time critical decisions.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    SynMax is a satellite data analytics company which specializes in the use of commercial satellite images to find and monitor oil and gas assets and provide maritime intelligence data. SynMax – Hyperion is the world’s only near real-time frac crew monitor which makes daily observations of frac activity in every major oil and gas play in the US. Hyperion has used this proprietary satellite data to build a first of its kind short term oil and gas production model which can predict near-term changes in oil and gas production. Synmax – Theia is a comprehensive maritime domain awareness solution providing daily global monitoring of all vessels 30m and above across millions of km2 of ocean. Our proprietary AI enables maritime event detection at strategic and tactical levels and detection of true dark ships

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    Defence Online

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    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.

    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.

    Defence Global

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    Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.

    World Maritime News

    Supporting Media Partners

    World Maritime News delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets. From breaking news, technological advances to shipping activities, World Maritime News experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are a project employee, manager, captain, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the maritime industry is on www.worldmaritimenews.com.


    Supporting Media Partners

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77

    Armada International

    Supporting Media Partners

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

    Naval Technology

    Supporting Media Partners

    Naval-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on technology in the defence industry, covering projects, trends, products, services and more in the naval sector. With a team of journalists situated around the world, naval-technology.com, along with sister sites www.army-technology.com and www.airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important space. This is combined with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of naval equipment suppliers and their products, free white paper downloads and company press releases, making naval-technology.com the key point of reference for the naval sector.


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    Professionals in the Aerospace & Defence market use the ASD Media internet platforms to:
    • Be informed on the latest market developments; www.asd-network.com
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    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    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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