UVID 2013–Unmanned Vehicles Israel Defense | About the Conference
UVID 2012 was extremely successful and attracted more than 1,000 participants from 19 countries and 40 exhibitors. We believe that the conference inaugurated a tradition of an annual conference, for the entire Unmanned Systems community.
The theme for UVID 2013 is
"Unmanned Systems in a Complex Environment"
In the past year, we have witnessed a substantial change in the operational environment of unmanned systems, which is growing in complexity. The challenges of the modern battlefield influence the demand for advanced capabilities in the air, on land and at sea.
The characteristics of the unmanned systems have made them a basic operational perception component around the world, including in the hands of radical regimes and terrorist organizations leading to a global arms race. New countries have entered the development-sales-use circles of unmanned systems, and have thus changed the economical environment of this growth engine.
Dr. Gabi Siboni, director of the Military and Strategic Affairs Program at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) will lead the Strategic Opening Session. Dr. Tal Inbar, head of the Space & UAV Research Center at Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, will lead the Arms Race Session. The Israeli Chapter of Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and The Israeli Robotics Association will also participate and contribute to the professional sessions. The Technion Autonomous Systems Program (TASP) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology will lead the Academic contribution of the conference accompanied by Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
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