Disruptive Technology

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Breaking the boundaries of Grey Zone operations

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

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

Topic areas covered include:

  • Connectivity underwater 

  • Infrastructure defence  

  • Military divers 

  • Rapid prototypes 

  • Anomaly detection  

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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 advantages 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 in a grey zone that are of increasing importance to navies worldwide. 

Previous participants include...

Previous DisTec programmes included...

  • 4GD
  • DASA
  • Hadean
  • HaptX
  • IFtech
  • Improbable
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Epic Games
  • MAK Technologies 
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Innovation & Technology Ltd 
  • NATO
  • RiVR
  • Teslasuit
  • AVRT
  • US Marine Corps
  • Varjo
  • Vertex


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