- Apr. 3, 2014 - PHOENIX --
Dr (Col Ret) Jerry LeMieux, President and Founder of Unmanned Vehicle University will be speaking at the Naval War College in Newport RI on April 24, 2014. The topic is UAV Developments in the Asia Pacific Region. The invitation-only event will take place at the Newport Officers Club from 1800-2100. Dr LeMieux will be the keynote speaker for an annual dinner sponsored by the van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Naval War College. CAPT John Jackson, USN (ret) offers an elective course entitled “Unmanned Systems and Conflict in the 21st
Century” twice per year in support of the Naval War College’s resident academic program. The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the scientific, ethical and operational issues inherent in the employment of unmanned/robotic systems in the national security context. Many observers believe that the combination of super-computing technology and robotics engineering will drive changes within the military environment equal to the impact that the wide-spread use of gunpowder had in the 16th
centuries and steam propulsion for ships had in the 19th
and 20th centuries. These changes relate not only to the development and manufacture of highly-capable future systems, but also to issues regarding the ethics of their use, and the manner in which command and control will be exercised. Dr. LeMieux’s presentation will expand the student’s understanding of global developments in unmanned vehicle technology.