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MDC is the latest initiative by UDT to welcome military professionals, government influencers and industry & academic researchers – on a global scale – to provide their insight, experiences and solutions to the wider diving community.

With the support of Royal Navy personnel from across the Fleet Diving Squadron, the conference will delve into some of the most pertinent and community defining content





Dennis Gallagher, Project Manager

Underwater Systems Development Branch

Highly innovative and game-changing projects currently underway at NSWC PCD including the DAVD project  (Diver Augmented Vision Display) and CDNM (Combat Diver Navigation Module).

Commander Derrick Knight, 

Commanding Officer

Fleet Diving Squadron

Activities and capabilities of the FDS and the elite Fleet Diving Units, the Royal Navy’s  counter terror and maritime security specialists.

Surgeon Lieutenant Adam Griffiths

 Diving Medical Officer


The physiological challenges of military diving, and the solutions as well as preventative measures.

Rear Admiral Paolo Pezzutti

Commander COM.SUB.IN, Italian Navy


COM.SUB.IN: Military Diving experiences and challenges

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JFD UDT 2018

Official Online Media Partner

  • Shephard Media

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Supporting Media Partners

  • UT2
  • Source Security


  • Armscom
  • Mittler Report
Global Defence Technology
  • ROV Planet