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Undersea Defence Technology Asia Overview

Developing Undersea Operational Capabilities

Drawing inspiration from the 2018-2022 ASEAN-EU Plan of Action, UDT Asia 2020 will focus on the key areas of UUV capabilities, waterway management, and trans-border cooperation. Using an interactive and engaging format, the conference offers senior regional officials the opportunity to discuss capabilities, common concerns and multilateral solutions in a relaxed and constructive setting.

In a revised format for 2020, several key themes from the Maritime Patrol Asia forum have been merged into the UDT Asia agenda, delivering a more comprehensive programme and attracting a wider pool of attendees. This is designed to yield larger session audiences and more fruitful, challenging debates. 

Furthermore, the UDT and MilSim conference streams will unite for plenary presentations before breaking into separate interactive sessions including discussion groups, roundtables and case studies. We are confident these changes will provide greater value for all event participants.

Previous agenda

Previous agenda

The most recent edition of UDT Asia took place on 30-31 January 2019 in Singapore. 

Chaired by Captain Simon Chelton, Royal Navy (Retd), the event's keynote speaker was Commodore Paul Hornsby, Autonomous Systems Lead at the Royal Australian Navy. In a highlight of the 2019 programme, Chelton and Hornsby were joined by representatives from the Indian Ministry of Defence and Australian Defence Science and Technology Group to discuss the impact of new, disruptive technologies on the future underwater battle space.

Other conference themes included "Platform Engineering and Capability Development", "Submarine Operations" and "Autonomous Underwater Vehicles". Browse the full 2019 agenda via the button below. 

UDT Asia 2019 Agenda

Participate in 2020

Our content team are currently shaping the conference agenda for UDT Asia 2020. If you are an academic researcher, subject-matter expert or military leader with operational experience in the Asia Pacific region, we would love to hear from you.

The call for papers is open between June and September 2019. To find out more, or submit a conference paper for consideration, please click here.

What they say...

What they say...

  • EW Asia enabled me to have a good overview of the trends and technological advances in Electronic Warfare. The conference also addressed the impact of Cyber Operations on EW. Most of I valued the networking with a group of people who are really involved with the world of EW.
    Air Commodore Jayasiri Amarasena
    SLAF (Retd)
  • ADECS provided an excellent opportunity to be informed by, and inform some key regional stakeholders on serious maritime security challenges.
    Military Attendee
    UDT Asia 2019
  • The event conducted in Singapore on Maritime Patrol by ADECS is an outstanding success on all counts. The choice of topics, resource persons and exhibitors brought out the current day challenges in a happening area. The arrangements and execution were par excellence and highly professional . I have no doubts that future events will continue to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
    Conference delegate
    ADECS 2019

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