July 17, 2013
The Royal Navy just spent
, which is part of a market set to be worth
by 2018, according to a recent market intelligence report. One thing is clear: the role of UAVs in maritime reconnaissance and surveillance is becoming a key area for development and investment right now.
Ian Annett, RN
, confirmed that
ScanEagle represents an important addition to the Royal Navy
s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.
, UK Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, also backed the development, saying that
continued investment in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems is essential to keeping our Armed Forces up-to-date with the latest capabilities and this will be a central part of MOD
s investment in new equipment over the next 10 years.
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Demand for Maritime UAV's to remain sky high into 2018
, to find out more about worldwide investments into maritime UAVs.
11th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance conference
coincides with these emerging market opportunities - it will be the only place you can hear from and talk to the key decision makers in this growing market.
The event will hear from key industry experts including:
- Rear Admiral Giorgio Gomma, Director of Naval Aviation and Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Italian Navy
- Rear Admiral Matthew J. Carter, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, US Navy
- Rear Admiral Georg Kristinn Làrusson, Director General, Icelandic Coast Guard
- Rear Admiral Jesus C Millan, Chief of Staff, Philippines Navy
Speakers will discuss the challenges they face and future requirements as they seek to improve their maritime domain awareness and maritime security capabilities.