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
Editor Andrew White highlights some of the main threads currently running through the unmanned community.

News
Singapore calls for upsurge in unmanned technology
A review of the latest developments from around the unmanned systems industry.

Major league
In the run-up to the 2014 AUVSI event, Beth Stevenson and Joyce de Thouars assess the progress and prospects of the US UAV industry, and examine how it measures up against new competitors from China and elsewhere.

Striking a balance
2013 was an eventful year in the unmanned combat air vehicles sector, with Taranis making its debut flight, the X-47B completing carrier tests and the emergence of the RQ-180. Claire Apthorp puts these milestones in context.

The select few
Following a ten-month process, the FAA has finally selected six UAS test sites across the US. Unmanned Vehicles provides an overview.

Breaking the deadlock
Industry developers and national regulatory bodies appear to be in a state of mutually induced paralysis as far as the certification of larger civil UAS is concerned, with neither side prepared to make the initial move. Angus Batey wonders who will blink first. 

Fathomable depths
Despite an absence of published policy guidance, a number of US agencies and developers are busily working on unmanned underwater platforms in the ASW and MCM arenas. Peter Donaldson analyses this activity.

Supporting role
As NATO refocuses from the campaign warfare experienced in Afghanistan, greater emphasis is expected to be placed on SOF missions. Andrew White asks what role unmanned technology will play. 

Fully loaded
UGVs are progressively being used in the load-carrying role as their off-road mobility and payload capabilities increase. Scott R Gourley considers their potential future utility. 

Seeing the sites
Thomas A Wilczek, aerospace and defence industry representative in the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, talks to Scott R Gourley about the state’s recent selection as one of the FAA’s civil UAS test sites.

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)

• UCAVs
• 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)

• MCM
• 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.

UV has circulation of over 6,400 and each printed copy has a 4 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

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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