Disruptive Technology

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About DisTec

The ‘grey zone’ has received much publicity over the past decade as certain nation-states have employed indirect methods to gain advantage over their opponents without resorting to open kinetic warfare. 

Due to the complexity of the issue, there are several ways of supporting the technological advancements, from accelerating the adoption and prototyping of disruptive technologies to driving strong, collaborative and commercially innovative partnerships.

The DisTec programme offers an opportunity to explore non-traditional solutions and innovations for various aspects of underwater defence and security that are of increasing importance to navies worldwide. 

Participants in 2022 included...

Previous DisTec programmes included...

  • The Decision Hall Company & Climate Action Center
  • Poseidon
  • Nauticus Robotics
  • Forcys
  • Hydromea
  • W SENSE
  • UrsaNav
  • Autodesk
  • The Defence Diving Group
  • Ocean Submarine

Breaking the boundaries of Grey Zone operations

New for 2022, Disruptive Technology (DisTec) provided an innovative forum at UDT to explore disruptive technology solutions that are re-shaping the future of undersea operations in the Grey Zone.

At this new show-floor theatre, thought-leaders were invited to share their insights, while pioneering exhibitors presented their newest research and technological advancements.

Our hosts in 2022...

Nick Swift the Marine Technologist, Forum Technologies, joined us at the DisTec conference. Our experts discussed cutting-edge technology and it's pioneers from the industry sector who have worked together with defence, to fight the challenges of grey zone operations. 

James White, the Managing Director of The Decision Hall Company & Climate Action Center, chaired the Next Generation Day at the DisTec Theatre. It provided the opportunity for the current military and industry to engage with future talent.