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
Interesting times

NEWS
• Cameroonian UAVs combat Boko Haram
• USN Triton squadron stands up
• Chinese-American UAV helo weaponised
• Defence funding pledge for Mayflower 400
• UK nears end of Protector road

CUTTING THE CORD
An increasing number of underwater tasks currently handled by ROVs in the gas and oil industry could in future be handed over toautonomous or hybrid platforms.

SENSING OPPORTUNITY
Advanced sensor technology is opening new doors for UAVs in specific domains in the commercial and civil sectors.

SCHOOL RULES
From humble beginnings, small UAS training has improved dramatically thanks to operator-led courses. However, safety concerns over less than rigorous tests have recently emerged.

COMMERCIAL AWARENESS
Rapid expansion is predicted for UAS in the US, and companies there are keen to exploit opportunities for commercial gain, while working under legislation effective both state-wide and nationally. 

GOING MODULAR
Ground control stations have typically been tailor-made for specific missions, but manufacturers are now taking a modular approach, providing greater flexibility and more capabilities.

INTERVIEW
COMPOSITE CAPABILITIES
French unmanned systems manufacturer ECA Group is looking to build on a busy 2016 to increase platform efficiency and coordination next year, according to CEO Guénaël Guillerme, speaking exclusively to Richard Thomas.

Dec/Jan 2015/16

•    MCM
•    Sense and avoid technology
•    HALE UAVs
•    Advanced materials

Feb/Mar 2016
(Singapore Airshow, UMEX, DefExpo, DIMDEX, FIDAE, AUSA Global Force)

•    Latin American UAS
•    Rotary-wing UAS
•    UGV base security
•    Data storage

Apr/May 2016
(DSA, Quad A, AVUSI's Xponential, SOFEX, Sea-Air-Space, SOFIC)

•    UAS training
•    Launch and recovery
•    Small commercial UAS
•    UUV/USV hydrography

Jun/Jul 2016
(UDT Europe, ILA Berlin, Eurosatory, Farnborough Air Show)

•    Commercial UAS insurance
•    UGV bomb disposal
•    Composite materials
•    Powerpacks

Aug/Sep 2016
(MSPO, AAD, ADAS)

•    Maritime UAS
•    Navigation systems
•    Tactical UAS
•    Payloads

Oct/Nov 2016
(AUSA Annual, Commercial UAV Show, Euronaval, Indo Defence, Unmanned Vehicle & Systems)

•    Load carrying UGVs
•    USVs
•    Engine development
•    Communications

Dec/Jan 2016/17
(I/ITSEC, Aero India)

•    UAS training
•    Sensors
•    Control stations
•    UUVs

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.

Advertising in UV will ensure your message really is seen by the right people in the industry. Do not miss this unique opportunity. For more details, view our advertising and sponsorship page.

For advertising enquiries contact:

Commercial Manager – Unmanned Vehicles Portfolio
Christian Letessier
tel: +44 (0)20 3179 2577
email: christian.l@shephardmedia.com

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