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.
Its portfolio of market-leading events in Asia, Europe and the US complement this dedicated information service with cutting-edge programmes and top-level speakers.
3 Editorial Comment
Darren Lake reflects on European industry progress (or the lack thereof) and the perennial problem of public perception of unmanned systems.
4 Turkey launches armed UAV project
A review of some of the latest developments from around the unmanned systems industry.
8 Catching up
European operators of UAS are still largely reliant on imported aircraft. Beth Stevenson and Joyce de Thouars look at the continent’s development and procurement programmes, and examine whether the region can compete with Israel and the US.
17 Visible improvement
The Australian Defence Force is introducing software add-ons to enhance the ISR coverage provided by its frontline UAS fleet, reports Nigel Pittaway.
20 Halcyon days
Thales and ASV have come together to design, build and demonstrate a new multirole mine countermeasures USV. Richard Scott examines the origins of their concept, and assesses progress to date.
23 Show business
AUVSI will hold its annual event in Washington, DC, on 12-15 August. James Masey considers the trend towards civil/commercial UAS utilisation in the US, as well as what this year’s exhibition will offer attendees.
27 Shifting power
As UAS become more widely utilised, the engines powering them must not only evolve to meet emerging requirements, but be designed cost-effectively, both in terms of initial price and maintenance levels. Jonathan Tringham speaks to industry about these implications, as well as how the UAS powerplant landscape is changing.
32 Knowing where it’s at
Driverless car technology is on the cusp of becoming a reality. Scott R Gourley traces the history – and likely future – of the navigation techniques that are making it possible.
35 Broad spectrum
UAVs are carrying more sophisticated payloads than ever before, with EO/IR systems as the market mainstay, providing operators with high-definition imagery and the highest possible targeting accuracy, reports Claire Apthorp.
Roger II Grande, director of airborne systems programmes at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, speaks to Darren Lake about recent and future developments of the VTOL K-Max UAV.
(AUSA Aviation, AHS Unmanned Rotorcraft)
• Hyperspectral Sensors
• Tactical UAS
• Advanced Materials
• Power Supply
(Aero India, GDC 2013, IDEX, AUSA Winter, Avalon, LIMA)
• Asian Overview
• Maritime UAVs
• Long Endurance
(LAAD, Quad A, IDEF, IMDEX)
• US Army Update
• Latin America Market
• Small UGVs
(Paris Air Show, UDT)
• European Market Watch
• Power and Propulsion
(AUVSI, DSEi, Modern Day Marine)
• Data Links
• Civil UUV Applications
• Take-off and Recovery
• Ground Robotics
(AUSA Annual, Seoul Air Show, Defence & Security Asia, Dubai Airshow)
• Middle East Market
• VTOL UAS
• Entry-level Unmanned Systems
• Data Storage
(AUSA Aviation, DefExpo, Singapore Airshow)
• Information Exploitation
• Unmanned Logistics
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%
Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.
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