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05/11/16 - Deep Vision At Unmanned Warrior

Committee member Deep Vision has been working closely with BAE Systems supporting the upcoming Royal Navy-led industry demonstration Unmanned Warrior 16. Taking place this October off the coasts of Scotland and West Wales, Unmanned Warrior will demonstrate how the systems being showcased deliver situational awareness to the Royal Navy. Participants from industry, academia and defence will operate over 50 vehicles, sensors, and systems during the exercise. BAE Systems plans to demonstrate Deep Vision’s next-generation target detection and tracking capability whilst showcasing the P950 unmanned and P24 optionally manned Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RIBs). More details can be found here at Deep Vision At UW16.

18/11/15 - Acadia University Hosting "Sky's the Limit" UAV Workshop

Acadia University is hosting a workshop on aerial drones and their applications on 26th November at the Clark Commons Building. The purpose of the workshop is to identify the value and importance of developing UAV technology in Atlantic Canada and to encourage interest in the application of this technology. The workshop will highlight the current status of UAVs, their application areas, future possibilities and open problems for researchers and practitioners.

The afternoon starts with lunch and a keynote speaker who will present an overview of UAVs - past, present, and future. This will be followed by a series of short talks from regional company owners and practitioners who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of developing and applying UAV technology in Canada and around the world. And all for just $20! Full details, including how to register, can be found on the Sky's The Limit website.

27/10/15 - Unmanned & Marine Systems Demonstration Day

The Atlantic Alliance of Aerospace & Defence Associations (AAADA), in partnership with Survival Systems Training Ltd. invite you to join us on 9.00 am - 2.00 pm Friday, November 6th following the Unmanned Systems Canada Conference for an Unmanned & Marine Systems Demonstration Day. The demonstration showcase will feature surface and sub-surface unmanned and marine systems technologies utilizing Survival Systems Training’s state of the art facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The event is free to all participants and attendees and includes demonstrations from Deep Vision, Ultra Electronic Maritime Systems, Ocean Tracking Network, Meopar, and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). Coffee and Sandwiches will be provided. Full details in the following document:

Unmanned & Marine Systems Demonstration Day - Event Brochure

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24/02/15 - Unmanned Systems Canada Invites Presentation Abstracts for Annual Conference

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) invites the unmanned systems community to submit abstracts, with a view to presentation, at their Annual Conference 3-5 November 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Interested parties should email their abstract (max. 250 words) with title and author biography (max. 200 words) to the USC Conference Committee prior to 25th May 2015.

Each presentation will be allotted a total of 25 minutes, including questions and discussion. Presented material will be compiled in proceedings and will be available on the USC website following the Conference. One speaker per presentation is entitled to the reduced speaker registration fee. Conference language for all abstracts and presentations is English. Authors are asked to identify an associated theme from the list below (as applicable) to help categorize their submission. Presenters will be notified of acceptance (or otherwise) of their submission by 15th June 2015. Presentations are sought from on all subject areas related to unmanned vehicle systems, research and development, case studies, operational experience and recent innovations, including but not limited to, the following themes:

  • R&D and Emerging Technologies
  • UVS Training and Simulation
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Civil and Commercial Application
  • Autonomous Underwater & Surface Vehicle (AUVs/ASVs) Technologies
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)Technologies
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Military Applications
  • UVS Sensors and Data Exploitation
  • Regulatory Advancements

18/02/15 - Deep Vision Exhibits at CDE Marketplace

UAS Committee member Deep Vision attended the Centre For Defence Enterprise (CDE) Markeplace Event on 5th February 2015 in London, England. Deep Vision exhibited previously unreleased demonstration videos and discussed their unique technology, the monitoring of small arms fire in the maritime environment, targeting and tracking in the midst of chaos, object based seeker systems, and the use of sensor exploitation for machine perception.

More information on the event can be found here on Deep Vision's CDE Event page.

11/02/15 - Unmanned Systems Canada Seeks Participants For Roundtable Discussion With Minister Of Transport

Update 24/03/15 - CANCELLED

Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) has received a request from the office of the Minister of Transport to identify 10 participants for a roundtable discussion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with the Minister, Lisa Raitt. This discussion will take place in Ottawa in the next month or two. Our objective in responding to this request is to present to the Minister a broad sampling of perspectives from those directly involved with commercial operations of UAVs in Canada, including manufacturing, logistics, maintenance, insurance, small operators, large operators, end-users etc.

Those interested in joining this roundtable are requested to advise Robert Kendall, Executive Director, USC via email no later than 20th February 2015 A paragraph describing what perspective you would bring to the round table would be appreciated. On the basis of these submissions, the USC Executive Committee will select 10 companies/individuals. Those selected will receive an invitation to the round table once the date and specific location has been determined. If you will be unable to participate in person, we would welcome any written submissions that we could represent at this event, so please do not hesitate to provide us your opinions.

Note: This request is to directed to members of USC only - members of AUVSI need not apply.

06/01/15 - DND Seeks Industry Input On Naval Remote Weapon Stations

On September 27, 2011, Canada released a Letter of Interest for the Naval Remote Weapon Station (NRWS) system requirement in conjunction with an invitation to a non-mandatory Industry Day. The objectives of that process was to advise industry of the anticipated forthcoming requirement, receive information regarding existing NRWS technology, provide industry with a preliminary set of draft high level specifications for review and comment, and to receive detailed, indicative, non-binding cost information for project planning purposes.

The project has evolved to a point where prior to releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) under a formal solicitation process, a draft RFP package is being presented to Industry. This Request for Information (RFI) process will allow suppliers to submit comments and feedback to help Canada formalize the NRWS specifications, Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) with Value Proposition approach, and the RFP Terms and Conditions and resulting contract clauses. The Draft RFP package will be released over several subsequent RFI amendments and suppliers are requested to review each release and submit their comments and feedback to Canada by the requested due dates. The ITB Value Proposition Guide can be downloaded from the Reference section of the Library.

Supplier To Retain Intellectual Property Rights (in the event any subsequent RFP): YES Closing Date: 29th May 2015 An official RFP is likely to follow at some later date. Interested parties are requested to respond via Buyandsell, the official broadcast mechanism.

DND RFI - Naval Remote Weapon Stations

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