Issue 41 Unmanned Systems Technology December/January 2022 PteroDynamics X-P4 l Sense & avoid l 4Front Robotics Cricket l Autonomous transport l NWFC-1500 fuel cell l DroneX report l OceanScout I Composites I DSEI 2021 report

92 A s we have seen over the past 18 months, many seminal technology shows and trade exhibitions were forced to delay or cancel outright owing to the dangers posed to attendees and sponsors by the coronavirus pandemic. The Defence and Security Exhibition International, however, being a biennial technology showcase, was held without fail in both 2019 and 2021, with many of the latest vehicles and systems for military and emergency services having been displayed and demonstrated at the ExCeL centre in London this autumn. More than 1000 companies were hosted through the live show and its complementary online platform DSEI Connect, with more than 100 first-time exhibitors joining those showcasing their latest products and services. With more and more organisations seeking autonomous solutions to handle critical lifesaving and self- defence missions, at reduced cost and with improved speed and flexibility for operators, the expo halls contained many fascinating new vehicles and parts of great interest to the unmanned world. We caught up with Vitec’s Richard Bernard (who we previously spoke with in UST 38, June/July 2021) to learn about the latest news from this Paris-based streaming technology developer. “DSEI is the European debut of our MGW Pico+ Tough IP video encoder, which is the latest iteration of our HEVC [high efficiency video coding] single-channel encoder, enabling us to have even lower latency, enhanced compression rate and the best SWaP in the market for anything of its performance,” he said. “Our video codec algorithm team has Rory Jackson reports on the latest military-grade developments presented at this recent exhibition in London Military service December/January 2022 | Unmanned Systems Technology A multitude of autonomous and uncrewed platforms for defence, security and the emergency services were shown at DSEI 2021