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15 Sep 22. The SAE Media Group are proud to announce that the 24th annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will return on 8th – 10th November 2022 in London, UK, with a SATCOM On-the-Move Focus Day on 7th November. With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program, dedicated exhibition halls, and a whole day on SATCOM On-the-Move, Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.
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Sponsors and Exhibitors Include:
Lead Sponsor: Airbus
Silver Sponsor: Eutelsat
Sponsors: ALL.SPACE | Boeing |Exoanalytic Solutions| Gilat | GovSat | Hughes | Inmarsat | Kratos | L3Harris | Lockheed Martin| NIC4| Northrop Grumann | OneWeb | Ovzon | SES Government Solutions | ST Engineering iDirect | Telesat |Telespazio| Thales | Thuraya | Viasat | Virgin Orbit
Exhibitors: Avanti | AVL Technologies | BFBS | Comtech | GetSAT |Global Invacom Group | Honeywell | Integrasys | Kymeta | Marlink | MBS | Requtech | SES | Swissto12 SA| Teledyne Paradise Datacom | Telesoft Technologies
14 Sep 22. You can register for the NEDS – NIDV Exhibition Defence & Security which will be held on November 17th in Rotterdam Ahoy. This year’s theme is ‘Netherlands On The Radar’. We are expecting many visitors this year from the Netherlands and abroad, including VIP delegations with international representatives. Thanks to these guests, the character of the NEDS this year is more international than ever. Prominent speakers will also make their appearance.
You can access and explore the Defence and Security Market from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Up-to-date information can be found on our NEDS website.
Parallel to the Conference, a major all-day exhibition will be held where knowledge institutes and companies can present their ideas and the latest products and services. We will keep you updated on the program as it develops.
Visitor registration NEDS 2022
Registering is only possible with a business email address, private email addresses will not be accepted.
This is a personal invitation that is linked to your contact information. You can’t use your personal invitation to register other colleagues. Colleagues who didn’t receive an invitation can register via the NEDS website.
13 Sep 22. Partnerships and joint ventures to be highlighted at AAD 2022. The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 exhibition to be held in Pretoria next week represents a golden opportunity for foreign companies to partner with South African entities so that capital and market access can be provided to the local industry.
International partnerships, which can gain access to international markets and help local companies develop new products, have been critical to keeping the South African defence industry afloat and there are several examples of successful joint ventures that continue to operate today. Some of these partnerships, such as with Saab, were a result of the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPPs) of the 1990s and its offsets requirements (Saab supplied 26 Gripen fighters to the South African Air Force, with some local component production in South Africa).
Saab Grintek Defence employs hundreds of people and generates hundreds of ms of rands a year, with the majority from exports – it does particularly well supplying aircraft self-protection systems (its IDAS has generated bns of Rands in foreign earnings) and Saab Grintek Defence has won Exporter of the Year award in recognition of its achievements. Other successful SDPP partnerships saw Atlas Elektronik partnering with Cybicom in South Africa to establish Cybicom Atlas Defence (CAD) to support the South African Navy’s submarines and to undertake other naval work for export.
Denel has entered into several successful partnerships and joint ventures, including Al Tariq, Rheinmetall Denel Munition, Hensoldt and Pioneer Land Systems. Al Tariq started out in 2012 as Tawazun Dynamics, a joint venture 51% owned by Tawazun and 49% by Denel. It was established to provide precision-guided weapon manufacturing and integration services to the UAE defence force and international clients. Since establishment, it has resulted in several air-launched weapons being acquired by the United Arab Emirates, starting with the Umbani (Lightning) guided bomb, known as Al Tariq by Tawazun Dynamics. Over a thousand Al Tariqs were ordered by the UAE from 2011 under a R5 bn contract, with the weapons integrated onto the Air Force’s Mirage 2000-9 fighters and deployed operationally.
Tawazun Dynamics changed its name to Barij Dynamics in October 2018 after investment from the Emirates Defence Industry Company (EDIC), which was established in 2015 to produce air, land and sea weapons, training and maintenance services (Barij is now part of the Edge defence conglomerate and in 2019 changed its name to Al Tariq). The company also has the Sejeel (P3/Orca) guided bomb kit in its product portfolio. The Sejeel has been in production since 2017 for the UAE armed forces, but is being promoted for export as well. On the larger end of the scale, Al Tariq also offers a guidance kit for the Mk 84 series bomb (P4).
Another UAE-based partnership is with Pioneer Land Systems (49% owned by Denel and 51% by the International Golden Group) which markets, sells and manufactures landward vehicles and weapon systems and supplies ancillary services in support of such products. Through the International Golden Group, Denel has supplied a large number of RG31 vehicles to the UAE.
One of the most successful Denel partnerships is with Germany’s Rheinmetall. Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) was established in September 2008 when the Denel entities comprising of Somchem, Swartklip, Boksburg and Naschem became part of the Rheinmetall Defence Group. The company became known as Rheinmetall Denel Munition with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition being the 51% majority shareholder, while Denel holds 49% of the shares. The company employs 2 500 people and has a turnover of more than R2bn a year. RDM manufactures a wide variety of medium and large calibre ammunition, such as 105 and 155mm artillery shells, 60, 81 and 120mm mortars, hand grenades, 40x51mm low and medium velocity grenades and 76-62mm naval shells as well as aircraft bombs, and the Plofadder mine-clearing system. RDM has supplied all rocket motor propellants for Denel Dynamics products such as the A-Darter and Ingwe. The company has also won contracts to establish new heavy munitions plants in other countries, most recently Indonesia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Hensoldt Optronics is another successful partnership with Denel, which has a 30% share in the company (in September 2019 Hensoldt Optronics and sister company GEW Technologies became Hensoldt South Africa although they remained as business divisions within the new company). GEW has for decades focussed on spectrum dominance and electronic warfare systems, whilst Optronics is one of the world’s leading optronics suppliers, covering airborne gimbals (such as the Goshawk and Argos), to submarine periscopes and laser rangefinders. Their products are in service with the South African National Defence Force and South African Police Service. Hensoldt Optronics and GEW have a combined staff of 600 and annual turnover of approximately R1.5bn. Hensoldt South Africa is expanding its offerings into the radar, data link, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF), customer services and business development fields, amongst others. Denel, however, is in the process of selling its stake in Hensoldt Optronics.
Partnering with international companies allows the parties to share risk and accountability, to leverage off international OEM marketing efforts, providing regional diversification and access to global business. It is often possible for South African companies to bid for large European Union or NATO contracts if they are a supplier to a major OEM, such as Saab, which was able to successfully bid for large helicopter self-protection system contracts in India. Once a company is a supplier to a manufacturer, that often means repeat business.
As South Africa is non-aligned and its products are free from United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) controls, it is very attractive to world markets and has assisted sales to countries in the Middle East. International companies have also used South Africa’s position to export to countries that they themselves cannot access.
These and other opportunities will come to the fore at the 2022 edition of AAD, which is attracting more than 200 foreign companies and thousands of delegates. Several national pavilions at AAD represent further opportunity for the South African defence industry to engage on partnerships and collaboration.
AAD 2022 runs from 21 to 25 September at Air Force Base Waterkloof outside Pretoria.
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12 Sep 22. Science & Technology Exhibition. Supported by UK Health Security Agency, Defence And Security Accelerator & Porton Biopharma.
Register your interest in exhibiting at this event via: https://www.technologyexhibitions.co.uk/registerinterest/
Porton Down in Wiltshire is home to two British Government facilities – the MOD’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) alongside Porton Biopharma Ltd which is co-located with the UKHSA.
It is also the location of the Porton Science Park which was established in 2018 to develop into a major centre of excellence in Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Defence Technologies. The Science Park is now also expanding to support and promote innovation and collaboration in science and technology.
In hosting the first event of its kind at this venue, event organisers Nu-Tech Exhibitions + Events are inviting ‘expressions of interest to exhibit’ from companies with supply chain products and areas of expertise that may be able to support these key organisations.
Cost to Exhibit
This is a pay-to-exhibit event, hosted inside our purpose-built exhibition marquee, and will be based on £220 per sqm (plus VAT) inclusive of space, table, chairs, access to power, refreshments, with two delegates to staff your stand, lunch, unlimited refreshments, a PDF date card with exhibitor company hyperlinks for you to invite your own contacts at the venue (if you have them) and your company listing in the event post-exhibition electronic reference catalogue.
This will be an exciting opportunity for suppliers to demonstrate their capabilities to a highly receptive audience through displays, demonstrations and networking opportunities.
Whether you are an existing supplier hoping to highlight the scale of your portfolio or are a potentially new provider looking to showcase your innovative ideas or transferable technologies – this event will be the perfect opportunity to meet with ‘end-users’ and those seeking solutions to their ongoing requirements.
Defence Science & Technology Opportunities
Within the UK Defence Science and Technology Portfolio, the Government has recently announced 25 programmes and 4 new projects that have significant funding and collaborative opportunities for industry and academia.
Over the next 4 years, the MOD will invest at least £6.6 bn in research and development (R&D) and this Science and Technology Portfolio will ensure defence sustains operational advantage, can make the right decisions, and generate prosperity for the UK.
Many of the programmes and projects will be delivered by DSTL, but partners in industry and academia will be crucial to delivery with significant funding available and opportunities to collaborate.
Further information about the MOD’s research and development programmes and projects can be found in the following link: Ministry of Defence’s Science and Technology portfolio.
The MOD’s current areas of focus are:
- Advanced Materials
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Air Systems
- Chemical Biological and Radiological (CBR) Defence
- Communications and Networks
- Crime and Policing
- Cyber Security
- Defence Science and Technology Futures
- Deterrent and Submarine Systems
- Electromagnetic (EM) Activities
- Future Kinetic Effects and Weapons (FKEW)
- Future Sensing
- Future Workforce and Training
- High Level Decision Support
- Human Performance and Protection
- Influence and Future Command and Control (C2)
- Land Systems
- Maritime Systems
- Missile Defence
- Security Systems
- Space Systems
- Specialist Systems
- Support and Sustainability
The four project areas are:
- Engineering Biology
- Human Augmentation
- Support to Operations and Crises
If you would like to showcase your products and services to a science & technology audience based around the Porton Science Park, please let us know by registering your interest as soon as possible using the following link: https://www.technologyexhibitions.co.uk/registerinterest/
Nu-Tech Exhibitions + Events
Tel: +44 (0)1946 695554 / (0)1900 821508
www.exhibitions4industry.com / www.events4industry.com
13 Sep 22. International Security Expo 2022: Latest security innovations demonstrated LIVE. A carefully curated schedule will offer first-hand insights into the workings of newly launched products. With boundless opportunities to source and try the latest innovative security products and solutions, International Security Expo is expected to draw in the crowds when it returns to London Olympia from 27-28 September.
While the show floor will welcome 300 international companies to spotlight their latest innovative products and solutions, a carefully curated schedule of live demonstrations will offer first-hand insights into the workings of newly launched products. Among the companies confirmed to appear at this year’s Product Innovation Theatre, Abloy UK, Everbridge, QinetiQ, MoonHub, Marshalls, DASA, BlackBerry and Metrasens will take attendees through a detailed product introduction, with information and examples of real-life applications.
Offering attendees insights into Inorganic Explosive Detection, James Bryant, Commercial Development Director, EMEA, Greyscan will explore the development of trace detection and the requirements for new technologies to detect inorganic-based explosives and IEDs. Meanwhile, Simon Randall, CEO, Pimloc, will document the escalating use of CCTV and how to best manage privacy compliance at scale.
Gareth Balance, Product Manager, T3K Forensics, which demonstrates unique AI solutions for automated mass data analysis, will take a deep dive into the company’s innovative AI tools for data screening. It will explore automated data screening and using AI to detect illicit media content in files, documents, images, and videos. While Timothy Coley, Security Exploitation Manager, Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) will introduce the suppliers funded under the Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection, including Iconal Technology, Fraunhofer UK & IRSweep and Metrasens.
Rigorous live product testing
For attendees looking specifically for demonstrations of the latest perimeter protection products and solutions, the returning Perimeter Protection Zone, in association with LPCB, supported by PSSA and sponsored by Barkers Fencing, will play host to the LPCB Live Testing Lab. Here, a team of professional forced entry specialists will be pitted against a wide range of physical security products including security fencing, windows and doorsets. Among the products being put under the hammer, will be Eagle Automation’s bi-folder gate; Selectaglaze’s secondary glazing systems; Barkers Fencing’s Palisade fencing with PIDS; Jacksons Fencing’s timber and weldmesh fencing; and Frontier Pitts Cantilever gate. The full testing timetable can be found on the website here.
Furthermore, the Drone & Counter Drone UAV Zone will offer a dedicated area for world-leading suppliers to showcase their drone and counter-drone capabilities, while Counter-EO UK & CBRN UK Pavilion will conduct a series of scenario-based demonstrations to showcase its member’s products and capabilities in the Counter Threat Pavilion.
A packed show floor of live innovations
Away from the show’s product demonstration zones, attendees can see and try thousands of products spanning a wide array of product categories, including Screening and Scanning; CCTV and Surveillance; Perimeter Protection; Hostile Vehicle Mitigation; Intruder Detection and Monitoring; and Access Control and Biometrics.
This includes demonstrations from Astrophysics Inc, a leader in x-ray research and development. The company will display its VI3D™ x-ray scanner, a new class of system that features 3D MotionView™ software that combines three angled views into a ‘rocking’ image that reduces blind spots and enhances threat detection. To demonstrate its capabilities, Astrophysics will scan a test kit of inert weapons, sharps, stimulants, and explosives to demonstrate its detective features.
Another live demonstration available to attendees will be delivered on the NavTech stand. The award-winning designer and manufacturer of commercially deployed radar solutions will connect live to its demo site in the UK at 13:00 BST each day to display the capabilities of its radar and software, including wide-area surveillance, both inside and outside of the perimeter. It will help attendees understand the importance of knowing what’s happening on a site – and where.
Drone Defence will offer live touchscreen demonstrations of its AeroTracker platform, a cloud-based integrated airspace monitoring solution, providing real-time flight viewing of both manned aircraft and UAVs. The solution also provides historic flight reports, which can be used in prosecutions, in line with CPR35 regulations. While SeeQuestor will demonstrate how its award-winning video analysis platform significantly enhances the speed and accuracy at which users locate people, objects, vehicles, or events of interest in live and recorded CCTV footage.
Demonstrating another first at the show, Apex Vanguard, the UK manufacturer of specialist surveillance and operational security camera systems, will be displaying its brand-new camera: The HECATE K9. It is designed as the first camera to offer daylight, infrared and thermal live video/audio that can be transmitted back to the dog handler at up to 300 metres. While a talkback feature enables the dog handler to relay commands in addition to listening via a front-facing loudspeaker and microphone.
3D printing and the future of firearms
In addition to a series of free-to-attend, public demonstrations, International Security Expo will play host to the National Crime Agency (NCA) closed-door event: Project INTERKNOW – 3D Printed Firearms. Project Interknow is the UK National Response to the emerging threat of privately manufactured and 3D printed firearms. A joint enterprise between Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), the Home Office and the NCA, which leads the national response to the threat from the criminal use of firearms.
The event will involve guest speakers from EUROPOL, ATF, Dutch Police, Kings College London and Armament Research Services (ARES), covering the history of 3D printed firearms from the Liberator to current models. CTP and the NCA will also outline the threat, detailing case studies, investigative opportunities, and intelligence requirements to enhance Law Enforcement and Private Industry’s collective response.
Rachael Shattock, Event Director, International Security Expo, added: “With less than three weeks until we return to London Olympia, we’re delighted to offer a sneak peek into some of the exciting live demonstrations that will be taking place on the show floor at this year’s International Security Expo. The opportunity to see all the latest innovations live in person is an unmissable chance to see the breadth and quality of technology on display. We’re proud of the opportunities the event offers to suppliers and buyers in the security sector to come together and drive forward innovation in safety and security.”
For more information and to register for this year’s International Security Expo visit: https://ise-2022.reg.buzz/press-release
DSEI 2023 – POWERING PROGRESS, DEFINING YOUR FUTURE
DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.