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
Staff Reporter Beth Stevenson asks whether burgeoning Chinese UAS capabilities should be a major cause of concern for military planners in Washington.
4 Czech institute looks to civil UAS market
A review of some of the latest developments from around the unmanned systems industry.
8 The way forward
Despite looming budget cuts, unmanned platforms are an integral part of the US Army’s future path. Scott R Gourley speaks to those in charge of the service’s approach to UAS.
12 Ready for the coming swarm
USV targets have an increasingly important role to play in preparing navies to counter the asymmetric threat posed by swarms of small fast attack craft, finds Richard Scott.
18 The sincerest form of flattery?
As the number of (sometimes familiar-looking) indigenous programmes in countries not typically associated with UAV design increases, Beth Stevenson examines the possible economic and strategic implications.
23 Up and running
South American industry is beginning to make significant progress in establishing indigenous UAS programmes and expanding current military capabilities. Jean-Michel Guhl reports on the latest developments.
29 People skills
As UAVs tasked with hunting down al-Qaeda cadres illustrate on a near-daily basis, sensor payloads such as optronics and radars form a key part of the kill chain, notably finding and fixing the hideouts and vehicles of these individuals, Tom Withington discovers.
32 Doing the ground work
Counter-IED activities are continuing to drive UGV design, even at the smaller end of the spectrum, as operators take the opportunity to utilise lighter systems. Claire Apthorp surveys the market.
As the USN’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration enters its final testing stages, navy and industry programme representatives explain to Beth Stevenson the milestones that the system has achieved and its potential future within other naval requirements.
(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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