LA International

International House
Festival Way

Contact: Ben Smith
Tel: 01782 203040
Fax: 01782 203050

Established in 1982, LA International is an HMG approved Defence Contrator operating within the Contract and Permanent Recruitment Industry.
Operating from our Headquarters in North Staffordshire, England, LA International has a significant presence and reputation within the ICT, Engineering and Defence markets within the UK and Europe.
In 2008, LA International was voted the UK’s Best Public Sector Supplier at the National Recruiter Awards for Excellence along with winning the coveted Gold Award for its outstanding contribution in supporting the UK Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces. In 2009, the award for Best UK IT & Project Management Supplier went to LA International for its work in providing recruitment services to organisations across multiple market sectors.
LA International is recognised as having the largest database of Security Check (SC) and Developed Vetting (DV) resources in the UK maintained by our DISA trained On-site Security Controllers.

Capital International

Maple House
192-198 London Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9RD

Contact: Liam McDowell
Tel: +44 (0)1444 235577
Fax: +44 (0) 1444 243574

International recruitment specialists in Aerospace, Defence & Space

Capital International offers you a rewarding recruitment partnership based on our specialist understanding of your field of expertise.

Aerospace, Defence & Space is one of only five industries in which Capital International has specialised since 1983. Our ability to select the most skilled candidates, complemented by our market-leading dedication to service excellence, means Capital has built lasting supplier relationships with clients including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Thales, Diehl, Aerosystems, Lockheed Martin, Qinetiq, Raytheon Systems, EADS and Eurocopter, and Ultra Electronics.

Above all, those years of experience have taught us the value of your time. Capital works to understand your culture and organisational structure as well as specific qualifications and technical skills required. Add to that the unrivalled strength of our candidate database, built up over more than 20 years, and you are connected only to those candidates who have the optimum technical, market and cultural fit for the role.

Our market knowledge, coupled with a clear grasp of your business priorities, providing you with the most talented individuals in UK and European Aerospace, Defence and Space.

MTL Group

Crucible Works,
Darnall Road,
S9 5AB
United Kingdom

Contact: Owen Hall
Tel: +44 (0) 1142 617979
Fax: +44 (0) 1142 425177

MTL Group Ltd
A Leading supplier of components manufactured from Armour Plate

ARMOUR PLATE COMPONENTS – MTL Group stocks and processes in excess of 10,000t of quenched and tempered steels per year, and is one of the largest stockists and suppliers of armour plate in the UK. We hold a wide range of armour steel stock and can supply kits of parts or stock sheets. We have pre-booked mill-rolling slots with the major European steel mills, which allow us to react quickly to our customer requirements.

BLAST ARMOUR – MTL Group specialises in the supply of components for blast applications, ranging from cut and formed parts up to fully-finished vehicle blast floors and wheel arches ready to fit.

BALLISTIC ARMOUR – MTL Group has vast experience in working with ballistic steel up to 700HB and can supply cut, formed, machined and fabricated components to customer requirements. Our waterjet facility allows us to process high, hard ballistic steel up to 200mm thick without affecting any of the material’s properties.

PERFORATED ARMOUR – MTL Group can offer a bespoke service for the supply of perforated armour cut to customer requirements using our 20m x 3.2m bevel head laser, cutting either vertical or angled holes.

ARMOURED ALUMINIUM – MTL Group has direct links with the major mills for armoured aluminium and can supply components ranging from a simple waterjet cut profile to a fully machined and painted fabrication in both blast and ballistic grades

LASER CUTTING ARMOUR – To compliment our seven existing laser cutting machines, MTL Group has invested in a 20m long x 3.2m wide Messer Bevel machine, capable of cutting materials up to 25mm thick and also chamfers and weld preps of up to +/-50°.

WATERJET CUTTING ARMOUR – Our four-head 12m x 3m Bystronic waterjet is one of the leading machines on the market, capable of cutting materials up to 200mm thick. It cuts the hardest material without any Heat Affected Zones (HAZ), thus eliminating any changes in material properties.

CNC PRESS BRAKING ARMOUR – MTL Group has invested in a new Ursviken 640t robotic CNC press brake, the largest installation of its kind in the world, to compliment our existing capacity of three press brake machines. This new press brake has a 600kg capacity robotic handling system and is capable of pressing components up to 7.2m wide.

ARMOUR FABRICATION FACILITY – MTL Group has more than 30 coded welders with experience of working with a range of materials up to 600HB. Our facilities enable us to handle fabrications up to 10t in weight and 8m in length by 4m wide, and we also have a range of robotic welding cells for high-volume components.

CNC MACHINING ARMOUR – MTL Group has an impressive range of CNC machining centres, and has both the ability and experience to machine armour plate up to 600HB

Hobson Industries Ltd

Hobson Industries Ltd.
Station Road
Donington on Bain
Lincolnshire LN11 9TR

Contact: Barbara Hobson
Tel: +44 (0) 1507 342021
Fax: +44 (0) 1507 343900

Hobson Industries Ltd, established in 1987, provide Vehicle Through Life Support solutions with Logistic, Armouring, Engineering, Asset Management, Vehicle build and Homologation workshops. Employing 48 people the company is located at Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire, UK.

The company has developed complete Through Life support solutions that use its comprehensive facilities, technical and logistic expertise to Asset Manage the through life parts package, including major and minor units to complete vehicle build, based on Original Equipment Standards

The company has a complete range of engineering and workshop facilities to undertake all aspects of vehicle and parts build including reconditioning and homologation, including armouring solutions and in-house ballistic testing. The company also provides full technical support and a comprehensive in-house CAD/CAM design function.

SECURON (Amersham) Ltd

Winchmore Hill

Contact: Victor Adams
Tel: 01494 434455 ext 220
Fax: 01494 726499

Manufacture Seat Belts, Harnesses and Restraints for use in vehicles.
ISO 9001:2000 Qulity Management System


25 Michlin Street Moorooka QLD 4105 Australia

Contact: David Brim
Tel: 0061400850344
Fax: 0061738481999

Developed in conjunction with the Israeli Defence Force. The Tomcar is a new breed of high performance off-road utility vehicle.


PO Box 2440
SN10 2WF

Contact: James Purves
Tel: 44 1380 730077
Fax: 44 1380 730099

Protection Systems for all applications from Body Armour, 4×4’s and Tracked Vehicles

Aurora Integrated Systems

IIT Kanpur

Contact: Nimish Sharma
Tel: +91-512-2596631
Fax: +91-512 – 2597057

UAV Development and Services
Embedded Systems, Computer Vision and Networking solutions related to avionics

Force Protection Inc (TSG)

9801 Highway 78
South Carolina
SC 29456

Contact: Murray Hammick
Tel: 1 843 740 7015
Fax: 1 843 266 0850

Force Protection, TSG, is a leader in the design and manufacture of armoured and mine-protected vehicles for use by the military, police and humanitarian relief agencies.

Its principle products include Buffalo, a 22t, 6×6 heavy wheeled vehicle which is in service with the US DoD in Iraq and elsewhere; and the Cougar, a lighter vehicle already in service with the US DoD and the British Army. Its roles include EOD, recce, troop carrying and other similar duties in mine-infested environments. It has recently been purchased by the USMC.

TSG has a research program looking at a number of different technologies to enhance mine-protection in vehicles.

Alvis Vickers Limited

Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 1BX

Contact: Kate Roberts
Tel: +44 (0)191 273 8888
Fax: +44 (0)191 273 2324

Products include Challenger, Warrior, Piranha, Scorpion, Stormer, Tactica, Supacat and Scarab. The new company’s facilities include a centre for Vehicle Technology in Telford, a centre for Electronic & Systems Technology in Leeds as well as the main manufacturing site and headquarters in Newcastle. Alvis Vickers’ subsidiary company Alvis Bridging Limited, based in Wolverhampton, designs and builds military bridging systems.

Alvis Hägglunds AB

SE-89182 Örnsköldsvik

Contact: Nils Hörnström
Tel: +46 660 800 00
Fax: +46 660 809 95

Founded in Sweden over 100 years ago and now part of the Alvis Group, Alvis Hägglunds manufacturers the famous Bv family of all-terrain, load-carrying vehicles. Over 11,000 Bv206 vehicles have been sold in over 40 countries. The armoured Bv206S provides additional protection, whilst the new armoured BvS10 has improved load capacity and performance.

Another successful Alvis Hägglunds product is the CV90 range of modern armoured fighting vehicles, available in many variants, including the CV90120-T tank.

With joint venture Finnish partner, Patria Hägglunds, the new AMOS turreted twin barrel smoothbore 120mm mortar system has been developed a wide range of light armoured vehicles

Alvis Moelv AS

P O Box 244
N-2391 Moelv

Contact: Kjetil Wigdel
Tel: +47 62 35 46 00
Fax: +47 62 35 46 01

Based in a modern facility in Norway, Alvis Moelv is part of the Alvis Group and specialises in the design, development, manufacturing and integration of various equipment solutions on wheeled and tracked chassis. Alvis Moelv capabilities include prototypes and cost-effective, short series manufacturing.

Products include Armoured Engineer Vehicle (proven by the Nowegian Army in the Balkans) and Armoured Mine Clearing Vehicle, both based on main battle tank chassis. Viking mine clearing vehicle is a dozer-based alternative. Also the innovative Beach Recovery Vehicle, built for the British Royal Marines. Additionally, the RV70 heavy recovery vehicle and trailers, based on Alvis Moelv’s unique all-terrain bogie system.

Alvis OMC

Alvis South Africa (Pty) Limited
12 Barnsley Road
Benoni 1500
South Africa

Contact: Tony Savides
Tel: +27 (11) 747 3300
Fax: +27 (11) 845 1379

Alvis OMC is South Africa’s primary military vehicles facility, based in Benoni, near Johannesburg. Alvis OMC covers all disciplines of the military vehicle spectrum from conceptualisation, through design and development, manufacture and production and in-service support. Specialising in mine protection, Alvis OMC produces heavy and light armoured vehicles, in tracked and wheeled configurations with an international customer base covering over 20 countries. Alvis OMC products include the RG range, Rooikat, Kobra, G6, Casspir and Wasp.

Part of the Alvis Group, Alvis OMC was formed in 2002 and is one of the trading divisions of Alvis South Africa (Pty) Limited.

Alvis plc

34 Grosvenor Gardens

Contact: Mary Ann Griffiths
Tel: +44 (0)20 7808 8888
Fax: +44 (0)20 7808 8889

Alvis plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and the Alvis Group turnover in 2002 was £225 million. The Alvis Group is a world-leading manufacturer of armoured fighting vehicles and other specialist military vehicles in the 3 to 70 tonnes weight range. The Group comprises parent company Alvis plc (based in London, UK) Alvis Vickers Limited and subsidiary Alvis Bridging Limited (in 4 locations across the UK), Alvis Hägglunds AB (Sweden), Alvis Moelv AS (Norway) and Alvis South Africa (Pty) Limited, which operates through its two trading divisions: Alvis OMC and Alvis Gear Ratio. Alvis products are in service internationally, extensively engaged in peace-support and defence operations.

Hawtal Whiting Ltd

Phoenix House
Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3EZ

Contact: Tony Gerreli
Tel: 01268 295924
Fax: 01268 295987

part of the Wagon group. Concept to Production

Repaircraft PLC

The Common,

Contact: Mr Adrian Stainton
Tel: +44 (0)1483 273536
Fax: +44 (0)1483 278078

Supacat Ltd

The Airfield
Devon EX14 0RA

Contact: Nick Jones
Tel: +44(0) 1404 891777
Fax: +44(0) 1404 891776