Royal Navy to Present Exclusive Updates on NavyX at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020

SMi Group reports: Senior representatives from the Royal Navy show their support and will be speaking at the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London, this May.

London, United Kingdom, January 27, 2020 --( Last year, it was announced that robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75million injection into pioneering new technology.

The increase in funding will be allocated to two new mine-hunter vessels with cutting-edge sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Gulf, as well as a new joint military and industry hi-tech accelerator, NavyX. *

With that in mind, SMi Group’s 4th annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference will be held in London on 13th – 14th May 2020. Delegates will be briefed on the latest updates on NavyX, the Royal Navy’s new venture designed to rapidly bring autonomous systems into naval service in order to give modern navies the advantage with the current warfighting edge as well as into the future.

For those interested in attending, the biggest early bird discount of £400 will expire on Friday 31st January. Register at

Key speaker for 2020:

On day-one of the event, Captain Chris Ling, Director NavyX, Royal Navy will be presenting exclusive updates on "Royal Navy Unmanned Systems: NavyX Update," covering:

• NavyX aim and objectives
• Current projects
• Future activities and aspirations to accelerate the introduction of autonomous systems into the RN

This year’s agenda features several high-level planners from international navies, including the US, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, NATO and the Netherlands, who are set to give comprehensive briefings on unmanned platform updates, anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, autonomy, technological innovation, and much more.

The event brochure with the two=day agenda and speaker line-up is available to download online at

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology
13th-14th May 2020
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK
Sponsored by Elmo Motion Control UK Ltd and Intrepid Minds

For delegate enquiries:

Please contact Jamie Wilkinson on +44(0)207 827 6112 or email [email protected]

For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries, please contact Luke Teachen on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email [email protected]


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