Unmanned Vehicles - supported by its dedicated on-line intelligence service www.uvonline.com - is the world’s leading independent bi-monthly publication for the unmanned systems industry.

With a circulation of more than 6,000, and a senior-level readership of more than 25,000 in 120 countries, UV together with the annual Unmanned Vehicles Handbook deliver essential, in-depth and up-to-date coverage of technology developments, news, procurement data and civil/commercial market opportunities.

The aim of UV is to be the business to business source of information for both the industry professional and the user community.

Editorial Comment

European industry pushes for action on MALE UAS development
A review of the latest developments from around the unmanned systems industry.

Time shift
Despite a lack of major military programme updates, Andrew White and Joyce de Thouars found plenty of interesting developments at AUVSI’s 2014 exhibition and conference. 

Expanding horizons
With the current drawdown in Afghanistan, requirements and procurement activity for unmanned systems are changing. Joyce de Thouars provides a round-up of European developments, tied in to the global outlook. 

Hybrid theory
OPVs present a number of operational advantages over standard UAS, including a common parts supply chain and maintenance training as well as greater platform flexibility. Scott R Gourley examines efforts by the US manufacturers leading the way. 

Two’s company
Arguably the most critical element that will aid the widespread proliferation of UAS around the world is their integration into national and international airspaces, Andrew White reports.

Going global
A number of countries around the world are now providing UAS test facilities for civil customers. Unmanned Vehicles provides an overview. 

More power to you
Extending the range of unmanned platforms is a current focus point for system and subsystem developers. Peter Donaldson explores recent advances in the engine and energy storage sectors. 

Strategic assets
Infrastructure monitoring is one of the less glamorous applications for unmanned systems, but their use in this role is increasing as the benefits of the technology are realised and airspace restrictions relax, finds Beth Stevenson. 

Got your back
The integration of UGVs into military and civil environments is progressing, albeit at a slower rate than their airborne counterparts. Claire Apthorp looks at work to further develop platform autonomy. 

Larger than life
The concept of an autonomous cargo vessel conducting large-scale operations could be realised if recent industry announcements come to fruition. Angus Batey looks at the possible implications. 

Study groups
Gary Clayton, UK research and technology lead at Airbus Defence and Space, speaks to Beth Stevenson about how the company is looking to bolster future UAV operations through an array of complementary technology and research.

Dec/Jan 2013/14
(AUSA Aviation, Defexpo, Singapore Airshow 2014)

• Information exploration
• Aerostats
• Sensors
• Unmanned logistics

Feb/Mar 2014
(AUSA Winter, DIMDEX, FIDAE, Unmanned Aerial Systems)

• Asian UAV market
• Harbour protection
• UGV navigation
• Parapublic robots

Apr/May 2014
(Defence Services Asia, Quad A, AUVSI Unmanned Systems, SOFEX, UDT, ILA Berlin)

• Airspace integration technologies
• Small AUVs
• Load-carrying UGVs

Jun/Jul 2014
(Eurosatory, Farnborough Air Show)

• Optionally piloted vehicles
• Power systems
• Autonomous UGVs
• USVs

Aug/Sep 2014
(Africa Aerospace & Defence Exposition)

• VTOL platforms
• AUV subsystems
• Counter-piracy
• Landmine clearance

Oct/Nov 2014
(AUSA Annual, Euronaval, Airshow China, Indo Aerospace)

• Tactical UAVs
• Small UGVs
• Propulsion

Dec/Jan 2014/15
(Aero India)

• UAS training
• Data links
• Commercial UGVs
• Environmental monitoring

Unmanned Vehicles is part of the C4ISR division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio and gained its first BPA Audit in 2011.

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Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our new free digital editions service.

- Qualified Circulation: 80.3% print, 19.7% digital

- Geographic breakdown: USA 44.2%, Europe 35.7%, Rest of World 20.1%

- Military 27%

- Government/Procurement/CEOs/Directors/Senior Management - 41.59%

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