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.

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Aerial evolution

Poland, Norway advance unmanned MCM
Denied airspace presents UAV challenges
Copycats, profits cause industry concern
•China promotes armed UAV
USMC spotlights small UAS growth
•Liquid Robotics pursues non-AIS avoidance capability


From oil rigs to airliners to accident scenes, inspection and monitoring work by UAVs is gradually gaining in popularity in Europe.

Armed reconnaissance is a common mission set for military UAVs, and a new wave of specially developed weapons is being offered to compete with existing munitions adapted from manned aircraft use.

The meteoric rise in commercial UAS users means that managing air traffic is now a top priority – both in terms of safety and maximising market potential.
Despite the concept having existed for decades, armed UGVs have never found a place in the arsenals of the world’s armies. However, the age of the combatant robot may finally be approaching.

Restrictions on Western OEM sales of unmanned technology to the Middle East are paving the way for competitors from elsewhere looking to make headway in the sector. 


Small UAS present specific design considerations for gimbal manufacturers, who are now developing products with both the platform type and intended mission envelope in mind. 

Alex Caccia, co-founder and CEO of Animal Dynamics, speaks to Richard Thomas about his company’s involvement in creating a dragonfly-styled drone for the UK government.

Feb/Mar 2017
Combat UAVs
Commercial UAS delivery
Battery technology
Swarming systems

Event distribution
Oceanology (San Diego, CA, USA)
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Avalon (Geelong, Australia)
Chatham House Security & Defence (London, UK)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LIMA (Langkawi, Malaysia)
Sea-Air-Space (National Harbor, MD, USA)
Aero India (Bengaluru, India)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Ocean Business (London, UK)

Apr/May 2017
C2 and GCS
UGV autonomy
Commercial AUV
US programme update

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Security & Counter Terror Expo (London, UK)
AUVSI's Xponential (Dallas, TX, USA)
SOFIC (Tampa, FL, USA)
UV 2017 Med (Marathon Bay, Greece)
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CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)

Jun/Jul 2017
Small UAS gimbals
Combat UGVs
European commercial usage

Event distribution
Paris Air Show (Paris, France)

Aug/Sep 2017
UAS in business
Combat USVs

Event distribution
MAKS (Moscow, Russia)
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)
DSEI (London, UK)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)
Pacific (Sydney, Australia)

Oct/Nov 2017
UAS mapping
Tactical UAS
Commercial UAV X

Event distribution
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Commercial UAV Show (London, UK)
Commercial UAV Expo (Las Vegas, NV, USA)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)
Dubai Airshow (Dubai, UAE)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, USA)
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)

Dec 2017/Jan 2018
Parapublic unmanned systems
Battlefield systems
VTOL developments

Event distribution
DefExpo 2018 (India)

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