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
Risk assessment 

NEWS
• Legacy Black Hawks go unmanned
• Robotic option for future US Army kit
• Irish navy OPVs poised for MCM AUV capability
• ACTUV becomes Sea Hunter
• More laser designators for Shadow
• UMS Skeldar gets flight approval across Norway
• India needs more MALEs

ASSET PROTECTION
Insuring a UAS can be very similar to getting cover for any other aviation platform, depending on what the operator intends to do and the type of policy they require. However, there are some key areas of difference, not least regarding the perceived growth potential of this burgeoning sector.

WATCHERS IN THE WATER
Searching for the Holy Grail of complete security for port operations, authorities are turning their gaze to what the unmanned industry can contribute in a layered, system-of-systems approach that complements existing capabilities.

SAFER STREETS
Use of IEDs in recent terrorist attacks in Europe illustrates the importance of teams and technology deployed to neutralise this threat. Top of the list of critical equipment for such missions is the UGV, which can be deployed to find, fix and neutralise suspect devices while operators remain at a safe tactical distance. 

COMBINED FORCE 
Maritime exploration has long depended on vessels of impeccable structure and material selection to keep sailors alive. While some onboard personnel have become redundant with the advent of remotely operated and autonomous systems, UMVs are still constrained by the properties of the substances used in their construction. 

AS-PAC PLAYBACK
Fresh from attendance at defence shows in India, Malaysia and Singapore, UV examines some new regional designs.

INTERVIEW: HIGH-FLYING FUNDS
UAVs have become a major media focus over the last decade, whether through their military use in Afghanistan or the work being carried out by Silicon Valley giants. Now, the sector is increasingly attracting the attention of investors. Gerrard Cowan talks to Andrew Chanin, CEO of industry specialist PureFunds.

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.

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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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