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Mar 08. This year’s Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) UK will take place between 2 and 20 June, in the Applied Research Technology Demonstrator Laboratory at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Portsdown West, Fareham. It will be the 14th consecutive year of participation for the UK in CWID, and the seventh year that it has been hosted by Dstl.
CWID is a partnership between industry and the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Run as part of a wider US-led coalition, CWID allows new technology solutions to be trialled in a realistic, real-time environment with existing systems, giving MOD a unique opportunity to work closely with representatives from industry.
For military command and control, access to the right information at the right time is vital for operational success. This year’s event aims to build on the success of previous years in meeting a strategic requirement for Network Enabled Capability (NEC). The NEC vision requires timely and relevant information to be available across the spectrum of command and operations. CWID aims to achieve this by identifying technological solutions to support current operational requirements.
The organisers have selected 35 trials for demonstration at the 2008 event. The range of demonstrations is focused on Command and Control, Situational Awareness, ISTAR, Resilient Information Infrastructure and Information Assurance.
CWID is a programme that impacts directly on MOD equipment programme and works in support of current and future operations. Information is vital to operational success and CWID aims to deliver this through coherent and resilient network based solutions.
Mar 08. Announcing iRobot’s Payload Developers Conference

Mar 08. iRobot Corporation’s Government and Industrial Robots Division will hold its 3rd iRobot Payload Developers Conference May 13-14, 2008. The event will begin with a technical workshop on iRobot’s advanced software architecture Aware, led by iRobot’s chief software architect. The following day will include technical discussions and presentations focused on delivering technology to the warfighter given by developers, end-users and government representatives. This event is intended to bring together third party developers, iRobot engineers and government representatives to explore the development of potential capabilities in an informal, collaborative environment. iRobot will host a networking reception on the evening of May 13.

Mar 08. The Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition
11th – 13th November 2008
Adelaide Convention Centre – South Australia

The Asia Pacific Defence and Security Exhibition launches this November in Adelaide, South Australia. Exhibitors will benefit from a unique environment where defence and security companies aimed at all the military services as well as Homeland Security will be under one roof. APDS will work with you to understand your business needs – companies benefit from an exhibition in many ways and we will ensure the exhibition more than fulfils your business objectives. We will work with you before the exhibition to organise key beneficial meetings for you at the event by communicating with you on the following:
Business Development
– Defence Capability Plans and projects of interest to you
– Who you need/want to see
– Which countries you would like to access
– Senior Delegations that you would like to see at APDS
– Supply Chain Managers
– Companies that you would like to access
– Bringing suppliers and buyers together
– Supply chain gaps that need to be filled
– HR and Recruitment
– Skills shortages
– Problems arising from overseas candidates
– Target countries for skilled professionals

The Conference
To compliment the exhibition we will be hosting topical symposiums.
We are currently calling for papers on the following topics:
– Technical Readiness Levels
– Defence and Security – the

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