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31 Mar 11. UDT Europe 2011 – undersea technologies brought to the shores of London. UDT Europe is widely recognised as the leading global exhibition and conference for the undersea defence world. Even in these austere times, research and development is still being carried out and militaries are still looking for ways to become more technologically advanced than their potential adversaries, facts that will be clearly evident at ExCeL London, from 7 – 9 June. The exhibition will house many of the key industry players of the undersea defence and security world. These include Babcock, who will once again showcase its key activities within the marine environment, and Atlas Elektronik, who will demonstrate a number of its products and solutions for an array of marine applications including those developed for survey and research vessels. SeeByte will feature its advanced smart software for the latest generation of AUVs & ROVs. These systems are equipped with exceptional operating capabilities in a variety of roles, from identifying manmade underwater objects in frontline war zones to carrying out inspection and maintenance duties for the offshore oil and gas industry. The company’s solutions help users transform their raw data into actionable information for asset management and vehicle operation, often in real time. Paulstra-Vibrachoc has developed noise, vibration and shock protection systems for the most severe environmental conditions for the marine and navy industries, as well as other demanding markets, such as offshore and aerospace. EdgeTech will exhibit a selection of its underwater sonar systems, which include side scan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, bathymetric, combined and integrated systems for towed and hosted platforms as well as custom installations. First time exhibitor RUCO will have on display an array of underwater equipment for divers including video equipment, digital video recorders and its new DiveTracker product. The DiveTracker works by using magnetic sensors, embedded in a tether, to measure the earth’s magnetic field and thus position the diver with reference to the vessel. Raymond Ruth, CEO of RUCO said, “We are a relative newcomer to the undersea defence world, but we have decided to exhibit at UDT for the first time this year because we see this as an excellent opportunity to promote our specialist undersea diver equipment to the key players in the underwater defence and security community.”
Array Systems Computing will have personnel on hand to demonstrate its Acoustic Signature Classification Software (ASCS). ASCS is designed to aid sonar operators to quickly classify unknown targets being tracked. The operator can search the database using any available information from the target in order to compare the received signals with the signatures in the database. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will highlight Torbuster – a fourth generation torpedo decoy for submarines that provides effective defence against all types of acoustic homing torpedoes by means of combined soft and hard kill. It will also showcase its Sea Spotter Naval IR Staring and Tracking System on the exhibition floor. Sea Spotter is an infrared staring system that will enable a naval vessel to automatically locate and pinpoint threats and targets located around it without being exposed to enemy systems. UDT will for the first time feature a waterborne demonstration programme with the 800m of dockside adjacent to the exhibition hall providing the perfect platform. Ultra Electronics have confirmed that it will undertake a series of demonstrations that will cover topics such as Harbour Surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare. There will also be a 7.5m diameter demonstration tank that will be situated on the exhibition floor and will be used as a platform for smaller waterborne demonstrations.

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