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MAY 2013

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get detection sonar and GPS underwater navigation aid. VideoRay LLC (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) will be featuring its ROVs, including its P4 MIL 300S Military ROV system, which has been confgured specifcally to enable military, government and force-protection personnel to perform a variety of underwater inspection tasks quickly and effectively in extreme environments. The P4 MIL 300S adds Teledyne BlueView Inc. (Seattle, Washington) P900-130 2D imaging sonar to the BASE Military system—an essential upgrade for low-visibility environments where the pilot is forced to navigate and locate targets through sonar alone. The included crawler attachment allows the VideoRay ROV to latch onto ship hulls in high-current conditions for stable video inspections. All Military ROV confgurations also include a manipulator arm attachment and an external camera. Sessions The UDT conference will again run alongside the exhibition. Under the overarching theme of "Consolidating Progress: Flexible Technologies and Innovative, Cost-Effective Solutions in the Underwater Environment," the conference will open with a plenary session in which senior fgures from the operational sphere will describe their needs and prevailing circumstances. Vice Adm. Axel Schimpf, chief of staff, German Navy; Vice Adm. Andreas Krause, deputy commander Allied Maritime Command Naples, NATO; and RAdm. Morten Jacobsen, chief of procurement staff, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation will take part in the opening plenary session. On the second day of the conference, June 19, the plenary session will look into what the future holds for the world's most inhospitable environment; addressing new technologies, contested areas, emerging challenges and opportunities, and the security implications for the underwater domain. The third-day plenary session of June 20 will open with a panel discussion looking at the hot topic of crossover technologies. Historically, the underwater arena has been dominated by anti-submarine and mine warfare, but more recently this sector has evolved to include new stakeholders, (Top and Bottom) Visitors and exhibitors on the exhibition foor at UDT 2012. 46 st / May 2013 www.sea-technology.com

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