09 Sep 21. BATTLESPACE was given a pre-DSEI Brief By UK Defence and Security Exports UK Capability Showcase at DSEI. UK Defence and Security Exports wishes to see more SME products given wider exposure at DSEI a view reinforced by Mark Goldsack at the DSEI reception at the Cavalry and Guards Club on September 8th.
UK Defence and Security Exports in the Department for International Trade is working with Clarion to have a ‘Capability Showcase Area’ in Hall 2 manned by soldiers from the UKDSE Export Support Team. With the theme “Innovation and Integration”, this capability showcase will demonstrate a range of world leading innovative technologies covering some of the following capabilities:
- Future soldier, CBRN, clothing and personal protection;
- surveillance, and unmanned systems.
- Search and Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), counter improvised explosive device (C-IED).
- Resilience, infrastructure, renewable technologies and engineering.
- Space technologies.
- Vehicles and vehicle mounted systems, seaborne and air capabilities, weapons, and ordinance.
List of companies involved:
Supacat – The Eco Charger (Electric All Terrain Mobility Platform)
On August 20th 2018 NP Aerospace was awarded a £3m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to demonstrate hybrid electric-drive systems on Jackal and Foxhound vehicles, with the project being delivered in collaboration with Supacat, General Dynamics, and Magtec.
The contract award is part of the Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) programme which is being led by NP Aerospace as the Engineering Authority for the vehicle fleet. General Dynamics Land Systems–UK and Supacat are the partner vehicle OEMs, and Magtec is the electric drive and battery technology partner.
Developed by Magtec in the UK, the hybrid electric e-drive solution for Jackal and Foxhound is intended to deliver multiple technical and operational enhancements, including (but not limited to);
- Silent mobility;
- Enhanced Silent Watch capabilities;
- Off-board electrical power;
- Increased onboard power for the insertion of the latest technologies.
This is the first time that this type of technology system has been applied to vehicles covered under the PMETS programme. The production of demonstrator vehicles will enable the MoD to analyse the operational impact of new technical capabilities.
Alongside delivering multiple technical and operational enhancements, the introduction of hybrid technology will ultimately reduce the Army’s reliance on fossil fuels – a step towards the Government’s 2050 net zero goal.
Adopting greener technology into the MOD’s equipment fleet is part of the department’s strategy to reduce its contributions to carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. Measures like this will be reflected in the department’s ongoing Climate Change and Sustainability Review, led by Lt Gen Richard Nugee. The review will focus on a range of initiatives from the MOD’s NZ50 strategy to setting the right baseline for defence’s emissions and carbon footprint, with findings set to be published in December 2020.
eATMP Vehicle Specification
Weight (GVW) 3500 kg
Payload* 1600 kg
Kerb weight* 1900 kg
Maximum speed* 60 km/h
Maximum road range* 850 km
Fording 600 mm
Side slope 40°
Propulsion options* – Diesel 1.9l Turbo diesel engine – Hybrid diesel/electric 1.5l Turbo diesel engine and generator – Fully electric powering individually controlled axle mounted electric motors
Power 58 kW
Steering Power assisted front four wheel steering plus skid steer
Brakes Via axle mounted disc brakes (diesel powered variant) Via axle mounted electric motors plus disc brakes on front 2 axles (electric variant)
Tyres 31/15.5 R16
Electrical system 12/24V DC (all variants) 84 Volt for propulsion (Electric variant)**
Options (from new or upgrade)
Self recovery winch, RHD or LHD, optionally manned functionality including terrain detection and response, obstacle clearance/avoidance, path planning and motion behaviour control, ability to upgrade existing vehicles to electric or hybrid electric propulsion, integration of customer specific equipment
*Depending on variant
**Alternative voltages available
(See: Supacat Goes Electric By Julian Nettlefold BATTLESPACE Features)
Grian Solar – Grian Volta
Grian™ is a rapidly deployable solar energy solution aimed at supporting any organisation or agency with a remote energy generation requirement. Devised during travels and operations in remote areas where energy supply is always a logistical challenge, the product was designed to ensure it was Ideal for isolated areas away from main sources of electricity. Grian™ was developed to provide the energy solution for militaries, aid agencies, disaster relief, expeditions and remote populations.
Contact: +44 (0) 203 8134821
United Shield – Soldier System
United Shield International is one of the largest manufacturers of ballistic helmets in Europe. Its comprehensive range of Ballistic Helmets incorporates the latest high performance materials technology, combined with ergonomically designed internal harness designs, to give a range of military and law enforcement helmets that have a ballistic performance to NIJ Level IIIA, and very high fragmentation protection levels with a V50 figure of more than 650 m/sec (2,150 ft/sec). United Shield’s unique moulding technology enables it to manufacture ballistic helmets with a low blunt trauma, which is typically up to 50% less than alternative products. By using the latest para aramid materials United Shield is also able to manufacture helmets which weigh significantly less than competitors standard products. Shock absorption against low velocity impacts is certified to EN397. United Shield’s harnesses offer wearers of its range of ballistic helmets superior comfort thanks to the latest internal harness designs, and excellent head stability with a unique four point harness system that uses only four ballistic bolts.
SteelRock – NightFighter X or NightFighter S
SteelRock Technologies is exhibiting its man-portable NightFighter Counter-UAV effector systems at DSEI 10-13 September in London. The equipment is designed to mitigate all modes of intrusion by rotary and fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles. The latest models include modular customised configurations to suit military, civilian and commercial security applications. NightFighter L (high antenna gain) and NightFighter S (low gain) variants have been demonstrated to be effective against UAVs at ranges in excess of 5km and 2.5km respectively. NightFighter X is a portable all-in-one solution that can be body-worn for omni-directional personal protection against drone threats. It can also be attached to the NightFighter antenna array for directional deployment. The equipment has been tested for safe deployment in complex radio frequency (RF) environments and directional RF communications inhibition technology with proprietary software and hardware to bring drone threats to ground rapidly and safely.
SteelRock offers the same field-proven RF technology packaged in an OEM module for third party integration in static land-based, hand-carried, vehicle mounted and maritime C-UAV systems.
At DSEI SteelRock is also showing a pre-production demonstrator of its own SR-1 Dronos UAV platform with NightFighter X technology integrated to create a ‘drone versus drone’ aerial solution.
Ultimate Training Munitions – Demonstration Booth
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) was founded with a mission to produce the most technologically advanced, non-lethal training ammunition in existence. By safely converting service or duty firearms and using precision engineered training ammunition, UTM products allow military and law enforcement professionals to ‘train as they fight’ for the most realistic, force-on-force training possible.
Though the original zinc cased rounds were a success, UTM later pioneered a new and improved aluminum cased round. This innovative design completely revolutionized the industry with its unprecedented consistency and reliability. The breakthrough engineering and quality of UTM quickly gained recognition after it was tested by the United States Military and achieved a 99.8% reliability rating. The result of this accomplishment was UTM being awarded a major US Department of Defense contract for their Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK) program supplying 5.56mm loose and linked marking ammunition to the United States Army.
Since then, UTM has continued to set new quality and performance standards for non-lethal training ammunition (NLTA) and firearm conversions. UTM products, including?force-on-force personal protective equipment (PPE), have been utilized globally by militaries, law enforcement and professional training organizations. Additionally, UTM has begun offering its cutting edge products to responsibly armed citizens seeking a safe and realistic alternative to live fire training.
Ultimate Training Munitions manufactures an array of training ammunition and over 150 firearm conversions at one of two locations; Suffolk, United Kingdom or New Jersey, USA. With over a 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space and its fulfillment warehouse in Brownsville, Texas, UTM is poised for unlimited growth in production and technology.
Spartan Precision Equipment – Spartan ‘Sentinel’ Support System
Built using only the very best materials available, Spartan products represent a major leap forward for Rifle support systems. Using Rare Earth magnets, the systems are fitted to the rifle in seconds, which enables the shooter to follow live targets and stay level on uneven ground. This is a serious game changer for the hunters that value accuracy and success. Weighing less than traditional solutions, you have to ask yourself, why you would not have one.
Black Space Technology – Rapid Mobile Warrior
The Rapid Telemed System is a portable wireless vital sign monitor, clinical record and high definition video conferencing solution to allow delivery of first-class health care into remote environments on land, sea and air. The core ‘Raptor’ Android mobile digital platform is easily configurable to the military/civil contingency medical needs including language localisation. The platform allows incremental data capture from 3rd party devices throughout the Operational Care Pathway facilitating data transfer between devices and integrated data flow into 3rd party platforms. The configurable platform has a low SWaP (1.8Kg) delivering first class healthcare into combat environments for use in tactical field care and prolonged field care scenarios. The ‘One Device – Multiple Scenarios’ concept allows the core solution to be configured for the particular mission using a range of wireless and USB connected point of care monitoring devices. The platform has the option to include USB ultrasound, videolaryngoscopy and defibrillator. Recent domestic and international terrorist attacks have resulted in casualties being spread over a large geographical area hindering requiring fast assessment, deployment of the most appropriate medical support, safe evacuation to the Casualty Clearing Station and onward transfer to appropriate medical facilities. Given the increasing threat of such attacks, there is a requirement for a rapidly deployable Major Incident Management Solution (MIMS) capable of supporting the fast triage and treatment of casualties and providing real time situational awareness of the incident to enable coordination of multi-agency response including deployment of multiple assets in line with JESIP recommendations following a multiple synchronous terrorist attack. The solution needs to support a robust electronic means of swiftly managing the first stage triage of casualties during a major incident and transmitting that information to control centres to aid better decision making including allocation of casualties to available resources and surge planning in line with the CSCATTT model: Command, Safety, Communication, Assessment, Triage, Treatment and Transport.
Biometric monitoring and battlefield threat assessment platform using wearable devices including CBRNE and environmental sensors. It is a military version of our established NHS telehealth solution Safe Mobile Care and is compliant with the dismounted soldier programme being delivered on an android platform. The wearable sensors mitigate against training and combat risks and include vital sign monitoring in the event of injury. The system is now being further developed as part of the DSTL Programme – ‘Wearable technology for injury prevention’ for the military during training and operational deployment to mitigate against environmental and musculo-skeletal injury. The system has been selected for Army Warfighting Experiment 2020 as the system of choice to ‘monitor the health of soldiers in order to maximise combat efficiency’.
BLOC Systems Ltd was established in 1988 with the creation of BLOC eyewear, the first brand in the portfolio. This fuelled a revolution in sports and fashion eyewear across the world and over the forthcoming years. We blew apart the notion that perfection can only be achieved with excessive price. With nearly 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing, the creative team at BLOC generate new product ideas and designs in-house. We find that the ability to work closely with factories is key to sustaining successful product development and nurturing new ideas. Our ability to both forecast and react quickly to changes in sport and street fashion alike play a crucial part in our growth and development as a company. Unlike other global companies, we are determined to never become complacent with our success and to always focus on new inspiration. We have carefully selected partners to represent the product range worldwide, thus protecting the integrity and future of the brand, offering the very best support and back-up service to every customer. Our desire for perfection is limitless, as we continue to explore the boundaries of new production materials and eye protection. In an increasingly competitive world, the dream of offering the very best is now a reality.
L3Harris – Corvus
Based upon an open standards approach, CORVUS provides scalable, versatile and agile multi-platform solutions to meet the rapidly evolving threats of today’s congested and contested battlespace – delivering information advantage to the Commander. Greater knowledge and information are key to providing the Commander with the ability to control and exploit the modern battlespace, as threats grow at a greater pace than ever before. Advances in technology mean that sophisticated communications and sensor capabilities previously only available to government agencies can now be acquired by smaller and unregulated hostile groups. This is a scenario which enables them to co-ordinate attacks with new found freedom of movement and communication and increases the threat they present. As the capabilities of our enemies and adversaries grow – fuelled by porous borders, terrorism, hostile foreign powers, transnational organised crime or attacks on infrastructure and assets, the need to protect, detect and counter threats intensifies. CORVUS is an open standards approach to cyber- electromagnetic activities (CEMA) solutions that can be scaled across a family of static, mounted or dismounted systems. Built around a highly agile architectural core, capable of hosting user defined, mission specific CEMA applications, CORVUS enables rapid end user configuration in the field to stay one step ahead of the adversary.
Rezizt Ltd – RC-Z blast container & blanket
Our goal is to protect and prevent attacks to your business or person
Whether it’s fire, flood or fire arms, Rezizt works hard to protect people, possessions and property. We work with a wide range of European and World standards and strive to ensure that our solutions meet such standards. We understand that your budgets may be limited and we pride ourselves in providing a cost effective solution.
Chelton – Vehicle Intercom System
Chelton – VR1 Wirehound & VMR3 Minehound
Vehicle Intercom systems (VIS) – tough and tested with over 150,000 systems in service around the world. The no.1 choice of in military vehicle intercom systems. We have developed a modular approach to Vehicle Intercom Systems that provides customers with a complete capability across a wide spectrum of platform types and functions, ranging from light vehicles to heavy armour and command centres, enabling safe, secure, fast and reliable voice and data communications.
IrvineGQ – LLP/LLRP
IrvinGQ offer a range of low level steerable and non-steerable static line troop main and reserve parachutes that meet most customer’s needs. All our parachutes are fully certified and proven, boasting outstanding safety records and consistence performance.
Phoenix4i.com – DarkSky EW Reflector
The DarkSky EW Reflector is a retrofit item that when applied to in-service omni-directional antenna will provide both range extension into the Tactical Network and EW protection towards an adversary. Simple to fit, lightweight and robust, the solution can be fitted to both vehicle and mast mounted antenna. PhoenixC4i Ltd will design, test and trial the DarkSky EW Reflector to all Tactical, Operational and Man-worn systems against customer requirements.
Callen Lenz – KOIOS 55
Callen-Lenz Group provides innovative technology solutions and complementary technical consultancy across all aspects of manned and unmanned aviation development. Future efficiencies and evolving technologies mean the rate of change in robotics, automation, and autonomy is considerable, and showing no signs of slowing down, placing our groundbreaking technological solutions at the forefront of automation – pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Leonardo – Halo
HALO has been in-service with UK forces since 1994 and the US Marine Corps since 2005 and has seen service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The HALO system in service with UK Forces today is also significantly different to the version originally procured, as Selex ES has successfully delivered a number of upgrades to the product in response to user feedback. New systems being purchased by current customers take advantage of upgrades and enhancements resulting from almost 20 years of continuous operational service. Having proven successful on combat operations, the system has since been sold to a number of Far Eastern and other export customers.
OpenWorks Engineering is a hi-tech product company developing world-leading security and counter terrorism products. OpenWorks has developed an award winning and innovative drone capture and autonomous optical detection and tracking technology. The systems offer law enforcement and security forces the capability to protect the people, VIPs, secure facilities and critical national infrastructure from the threats posed by commercially available drones. We are very proud to have supported a large number of high-profile security missions with our SkyWall products, working to mitigate the threats posed by drones at large public events on the national stage.
Avon Protection – Military Ensemble
Avon Protection is recognized as a world leader in respiratory and ballistic protection, delivering life critical solutions for Militaries and First Responders worldwide. As an innovative capability provider, we understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. This depth of specialization and understanding has ensured products are designed to protect our users in the most extreme of environments. We have been supplying protection solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and other allies since the 1920’s and are a primary supplier of integrated protective equipment to NATO and the United States Department of Defense Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces. Our solutions are at the frontline of numerous national defense and tactical deployment strategies. Leveraging our Military pedigree, we have brought the First Responder market field proven protection solutions that meet the complex needs of the tactical operator. Evolving protection capability to meet the operational needs of the tactical operator has meant Avon Protection are the market leader among Law Enforcement and SWAT users around the world.
Reaction Engines – SABRE/HTX
Reaction Engines has successfully tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions representing Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, marking a significant milestone in the development of its SABRE™ engine and paving the way for a revolution in hypersonic flight and space access. The precooler heat exchanger is a vital component of Reaction Engines’ revolutionary SABRE air-breathing rocket engine and is an enabling technology for other precooled propulsion systems and a range of commercial applications. This ground-based test achieved the highest temperature objective of the Company’s HTX testing programme and took place at its specially constructed unique facility at the Colorado Air and Space Port, United States. During the latest series of tests, Reaction Engines’ unique precooler successfully quenched airflow temperatures in excess of 1,000°C (~1,800°F) in less than 1/20th of a second. The tests demonstrated the precooler’s ability to successfully cool airflow at speeds significantly in excess of the operational limit of any jet-engine powered aircraft in history. Mach 5 is more than twice as fast as the cruising speed of Concorde and over 50% faster than the SR-71 Blackbird aircraft – the world’s fastest jet-engine powered aircraft. This most recent test builds upon the success of previous HTX hot tests undertaken in April which saw the precooler successfully operate at temperatures of 420?C (~788?F) – matching the thermal conditions corresponding to Mach 3.3 flight.