UASUV 2017 Med, 17 May, Athens, Greece – Opening ceremony


Inaugural address by Mr Dimitrios VITSAS Alternate Minister of National Defence

Welcoming addresses by Mr Tassos Rozolis, President, Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Material Association - (SEKPY) VA (HN) ret. Vasilios MARTZOUKOS, President, Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies - (HEL.I.S.S.) VA (HN) ret. Panagiotis RADITSAS, President, Hellenic Submariners Association

Keynote Speech Mrs Sylvia KAINZ-HUBER, Deputy Head of Unit for Defence, Aeronautic and Maritime industries, DG Growth for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, European Commission


UASUV 2017 Med – Press Release

UASUV 2017 Med, Unmanned Aerial-Surface-Underwater Vehicles Technology, 1st Int'l Conference & Exhibition was held from 17-19 May in Athens at the Hellenic Armed Forces Officers’ Club –(LAED), with great success.

UASUV 2017 Med aimed to highlight the unmanned vehicles technology in all aspects and the major role that it will play in the full transformation of working methods in almost all areas of human activity, military and nonmilitary, creating a meeting place for professionals, experts and other stakeholders to exchange ideas on current as well as future requirements and solutions, particularly in the sensitive region of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Conference was held under the Auspices of the Helllenic Ministry of National Defence, General Directorate for Defense Investments and Armaments –(GDDIA) and supported by the European Commission, Directorate General Growth for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, Unit for Defence, Aeronautics and Maritime Industries, the European Defence Agency –(EDA), the European Border & Coast Guard Agency –(FRONTEX), the European Maritime Safety Agency –(EMSA), the Hellenic Manufacturers of Defense Material Association –(SEKPY), the Hellenic Aerospace Security and Defense Industries Group –(HASDIG), the Hellenic Institute for Strategic Studies –(HELISS), the Hellenic Submariner's Association and the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center –(JRCC of Larnaca).

The Inaugural address was made by the Alternate Minister of National Defence, Mr Dimitrios Vitsas and the welcoming adresses by Mr Tassos Rozolis, President of SEKPY, VAdm (HN) ret. Vasilios Martzoukos, President of HELISS, VAdm (HN) ret. Panagiotis Raditsas, President of the Hellenic Submariner's Association. A Keynote address was made by Mrs Sylvia Kainz-Huber, Deputy Head of Unit for Defence, Aeronautic and Maritime industries, EU DGG.


Conference distinguished speakers were:

Dr. Nikitas Nikitakos, Lt General (HAF) ret Georgios Geroulis, Dr. Vassilios Moussas, Colonel (ret) Dimitrios Stergiou – HELISS,

Commander (HN) Panagiotis Tripontikas – Hellenic Submariners Assocciation,

Dr. Ioannis Koukos – Hellenic Naval Academy,

Dr. Olaf Trieschmann - EMSA,

Mr Gregorio Ameyugo Catalan – FRONTEX,

Mr Pantelis Stoubis – ISI Hellas,

Mrs Orna Shemesh – Israel Aerospace industries,

Mr Fabio Ruta, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe –(ASD),

Dr Κonstantinos Topouzelis – University of the Aegean,

Mr Spyridon Anthis – Patriot Drones Academy,

Mr Charalampos Giannakopoulos – EU DGG,

Dr. Vaios Lappas – University of Patras,

Mr Nickolas Bossinas – INTRACOM Defense Electronics,

Mr Petros Theodorakis – Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator –(DESFA),

Mrs Elly van den Heuvel – Netherlands Cyber Security Council,

Mr Hannes Alparslan – EDA,

Mr Epaminondas Amoratis – Hellenic Aviation Authority –(HCAA),

Dr. Panagiotis Partsinevelos – Technical University of Crete,

Mr Κonstantinos Dalakas – Mechanical Engineer NTUA.

The Conference attended several state officials from the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Digital Policy, Media & Telecommunications, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the Hellenic Army, the Hellenic Air Force, the Hellenic Navy, the Hellenic Police, the Hellenic Coast Guard, the Hellenic Fire Service and executive officers from the Embassies of USA, Russian Federation & Islamic Republic of Iran.

Furthermore, were present executives from the Cyprus Ministry of Defence, Hellenic Defence Systems, Spanish Army, EFA Group, TEXTRON Unmanned Systems, AURORA Flight Sciences Corp., AIRBUS Airborne Solutions, Hydroid Inc., THALES Systemes Aeroportes, LEONARDO, ROSTEC, SPACE Hellas, SIMLAT, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology, Korea Institute of Robot & Convergence, SWISS Drones Operating, ELMON, ESMA, MISTRAS Group Hellas, UCANDRONE, EPOPSIS, ZTE, CLARION Events, EPICOS etc.


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