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13 Sep 23. Oxley Group has secured its position as leading the global market in vehicle lighting following the award of the contract for LED lighting for the British Army’s upgraded Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (MBT). The contract, awarded by Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), is worth £1.39M.
Oxley Group will be providing internal cabin lighting, breach lighting and task lighting for the programme, with manufacturing commencing in 2025. This contract follows Oxley’s recent success in securing the contract for the LED lighting on the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme, ensuring commonality for the internal lighting across both platforms.
Full design and manufacture of the lighting will be undertaken at the Oxley Ulverston site in Cumbria. The SME employs a skilled team of 150 engineers, production technicians and support staff at the site. Securing this contract will support further growth and protect key manufacturing skills in the UK, including the 14 apprentices currently receiving training within the organisation.
A total of 148 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks will be upgraded by RBSL. The programme will make significant enhancements to the vehicle and provide the British Army with a world-class capability, made in the UK.
The upgraded vehicle, to be called Challenger 3, will be a network-enabled, digital Main Battle Tank with state-of-the-art lethality, upgraded survivability, plus world-class surveillance and target acquisition capabilities.
Under this latest contract award, the tanks will be equipped with the ’best in class’ LED lighting. Oxley lighting solutions offer high-build quality and high performance, as well as meeting the most stringent EMC and power standards. Oxley has many decades’ experience in manufacturing LED lighting with excellent optical performance and advanced technical characteristics, specifically designed for military vehicle applications.
Darren Cavan, Oxley Group CEO said: “We’re delighted to be awarded this contract, this builds on the success we have achieved on the MIV Boxer vehicle and further cements our world leading position in the provision of high-performance lighting for military vehicles. This contract gives us long term stability, protecting jobs and enabling us to further invest in technology and process improvements. We look forward to working in partnership with the RSBL team as this programme develops.”
Colin McClean, Managing Director of RBSL added: “This contract is the latest in a series of UK supplier contracts awarded by RBSL for Challenger 3, ensuring the programme benefits from the best of British engineering and manufacturing whilst also sustaining valuable skills across the country.
“We are very pleased to welcome Oxley Group to the Challenger team and we look forward to working with them as the programme progresses.”
13 Sep 23. Hellios and BAE Systems Unveil JOSCAR Zero at DSEI 2023: Pioneering Decarbonisation Programme for Supply Chains. Hellios Information and BAE Systems have launched a collaborative decarbonisation programme to help aerospace and defence companies and their suppliers calculate and reduce their Scope 3 carbon emissions.
JOSCAR Zero collects, measures and identifies how carbon emissions can be reduced across supply chains. It builds on the existing JOSCAR system, a collaborative tool which helps connect suppliers of all sizes with buyers, who can then quickly determine if a supplier is ‘fit for business’.
BAE Systems supported the development of the tool and will be the first company to introduce it into their supplier management process.
JOSCAR Zero was developed by Hellios Information in response to the government’s pledge to a 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It marks a significant milestone in the defence, aerospace and security industry’s ongoing commitment to achieving net zero by 2050. The new programme is set to reshape how supply chain carbon emissions are assessed and managed.
This groundbreaking addition to Hellios’ existing system, empowers the JOSCAR community to quantitatively measure and reduce their carbon footprints in a clear and consistent way. By doing so, it enables companies to take proactive steps towards net zero while encouraging a culture of environmental consciousness.
By integrating JOSCAR Zero into its supplier risk management, BAE Systems is demonstrating its commitment to driving positive change on the path to net zero by mitigating environmental supply chain risks and actively championing a sustainable future for the industry. The JOSCAR Zero team will be supporting all suppliers and especially SMEs to help them reduce their emissions with practical guidance and support.
James Clare, Director of Levelling Up, the Union, Climate Change and Sustainability (LUCCS) UK Ministry of Defence said: “Responding to the challenge of climate change within Defence is a team effort between Government and industry. Collaboration will be integral to reducing carbon emissions, so I am encouraged to see new partnerships being created to find solutions, such as this between BAE, Hellios and their suppliers.”
Amanda Wood, Supply Chain Sustainability Director at BAE Systems, said: “We’re aiming to reach net zero across our value chain by 2050, something that will only be possible through close collaboration with our customers and suppliers.
“JOSCAR Zero will play a significant part as we work alongside our suppliers to reduce carbon emissions. It is an innovative solution that will set new standards within our industry and, as the inaugural adopter, we are proud to show that environmental responsibility and operational excellence can go hand in hand.”
Colin Maund, CEO of Hellios Information said: “JOSCAR Zero’s collaborative approach measures, manages, and cuts carbon emissions in the defence supply chain. Through community efforts and targeted advice, it builds on JOSCAR’s successful system, reducing redundancy and enhancing visibility. We’re especially mindful of supporting smaller suppliers throughout this process.
13 Sep 23. Adarga AI delivers decisive military advantage with launch of next-gen information intelligence software
Leading British AI firm Adarga has launched Vantage, a high-speed, high-precision information analysis tool to understand and act on huge volumes of data in the global race for Information Advantage.
Adarga, the British AI leader in information intelligence, today announced the launch of Adarga Vantage: its high-speed, high-precision information analysis tool. Underpinned by Adarga’s data science heritage in defence and national security, it’s built to supercharge the analysis of in-house and open-source information – delivering decision advantage in the face of growing geostrategic challenges.
Adarga Vantage is available to buy today and has already been rolled out to Adarga’s existing military, government and commercial customers. Powered by leading, proprietary and fine-tuned AI models designed for defence application, and built with transparency at its core, Vantage takes a sophisticated approach to human machine teaming.
Analysts and planners can now collect, assess and interpret the overwhelming volumes of information at their disposal over 20 x faster and deliver dynamic insight and improved foresight to decision-makers at all levels. This is a vital capability if organisations are to mitigate risk and remain competitive in an environment that is more complex, more volatile and more unpredictable than ever before.
Vantage enables users to interact with and interrogate information in powerful new ways, using a single search to explore summarised, interlinked and contrasting themes in minutes. Themes that have been identified across ms of organisational and open-source articles in 75+ languages. Analysts can compare different narratives and instantaneously discover key actors, organisations, places, events and the complex relationships between them that have been identified and evidenced by Vantage.
Vantage’s market-leading question and answer (Q&A) tool deploys Adarga’s proprietary generative AI model built for the high-stakes information environments in which its customers operate. Whether to unravel deep themes or quickly understand a situation, Q&A gives any user the power to answer complex queries in seconds and be presented with credible, evidenced responses in natural language. Trained on defence, national security and geopolitical risk data, Vantage is built to answer questions using only the open-source and organisational information that’s been curated by the customer.
While Adarga’s software has been designed initially for defence, the need to understand and interpret the increasingly complex global situation is applicable to a broad range of users. This is why Adarga Vantage is already deployed to several multi-national corporate organisations, supporting their understanding of rapidly evolving situations and helping safeguard against significant financial and non-financial risks.
CEO of Adarga, Rob Bassett Cross said: “Geostrategic pressures across the world have never been greater than in the past half century. Understanding the causes and effects to global security and geopolitics is complex, and understanding where this will lead is uppermost on all organisations’ agendas. As the speed, scale and complexity of the threats we face increase, so must the capabilities of the technologies we employ to analyse, interpret and combat them. At Adarga we are committed to supporting the UK and our Allies in the constant race for information advantage, and as such, will continue to develop our technology to not just match, but exceed, the pace of our adversaries.”
Adarga is a UK-based artificial intelligence (AI) leader specialising in information intelligence. Its market-defining Vantage software enables public and private sector companies to unlock valuable and often mission-critical insight from the huge volumes of in-house and open-source information at their disposal – extracting and connecting ms of data points in context and presenting them in comprehensible formats.
Its sophisticated and expansive interrogation tools help analysts, researchers and planners to supercharge research and analysis, supporting their end-to-end workflow. The software is designed to create more time for specialist human analysis and to increase the speed and quality of outputs. This enables organisations to more rapidly identify threats and opportunities, mitigate risk and gain a competitive edge. The product is underpinned by a unique combination of natural language processing, machine learning and network science. Adarga is committed to the transparent, responsible and trustworthy development of AI.
Adarga has a new, dedicated Labs team which is supporting the strategic AI-readiness of defence so organisations can more readily adopt software-driven capabilities for decisive military advantage.
12 Sep 23. pureLiFi Brings Game-Changing LiFi Solutions to International Defence Leaders at DSEI
- pureLiFi ready to revolutionise communications in defence at DSEI
- LiFi the technology saving missions and lives is demonstrated at DSEI
pureLiFi, the global leaders in LiFi technology, is showcasing its world-leading LiFi solutions at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) conference. The conference, which is the defence industry’s most anticipated event, brings together international leaders to source the best technology for defence.
LiFi technology represents a ground-breaking leap in wireless communications, utilising light waves to enable wireless communications. With near-zero electromagnetic (EM) signature, LiFi ensures inherently secure data transmission, nearly eliminating the risk of detection and interception. LiFi offers fast, reliable, and undetectable wireless communications in both tactical and office environments and for use cases across applications on sea, land, air and space.
“LiFi technology, is a leap in innovation, that unleashes a new age of secure wireless communications for defence. With light as our medium, we go beyond the boundaries of traditional wireless, providing fast, reliable, and undetectable solutions for the defence industry. At pureLiFi, we have been striving to transform communications for defence since launching the Kitefin System in 2021, and today, we’re excited to bring this game-changing technology to organisations worldwide.” – Alistair Banham, CEO of pureLiFi
The Kitefin LiFi System, pureLiFi’s flagship product, is the first LiFi system designed for defence and has been deployed at scale with a range of defence and government organisations including the US Army. The Kitefin system comes in both tactical and office variants. The Kitefin system is not vulnerable to eavesdropping through walls or tent canvas and is highly resistant to close range jamming attempts. Designed to counter insider threats, data transmitted is only available to the right people in the right place.
“Known as the global leaders in LiFi technology, we spearhead the innovation and development of wireless communication using light instead of radio frequencies,” said Banham. “We deliver unprecedented capabilities for mission-critical wireless communications, saving missions and lives.”
Visit pureLiFi pureLiFi at DSEI Stand SP6 from the 12th of September to experience the next generation in defence communications.
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pureLiFi is the global leader in LiFi technology. We are bringing to market the world’s first commercial light antennas—the optoelectronic components which make LiFi possible—for all kinds of devices, from industrial to consumer, and from smart cars to smartphones.
pureLiFi also offers LiFi systems for customers who need to augment, enhance, or transform their wireless networks with the latest in wireless communications technology.
pureLiFi was founded by the “Father of LiFi” Prof Harald Haas and Dr Mostafa Afgani in 2012. Based in Edinburgh, we have customers and partners worldwide. www.pureLiFi.com
11 Sep 23. Defence Engage hits major Member milestone. Defence Engage, the member-only platform, launched by Clarion Defence, for the Defence industry earlier this year has hit a major milestone with over 750 members collaborating across the platform. Danielle Redwood, Director and Founder of Defence Engage, commented: “Defence Engage has gone from strength to strength this year and I am excited that we have reached this important milestone. Our members are using Defence Engage as it was set up to do, meeting potential suppliers and buyers, with SMEs benefiting from the engagement with Primes. We’re looking forward to continuing our success to the next milestone”.
Developed in consultation with top Defence Prime Contractors, including BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Thales and Babcock, the networking site match-makes and connects buyers and suppliers. Small, specialist and often non-traditional defence companies are able to connect with the larger manufacturers, based on their requirements and SME capabilities.
Defence Engage has hundreds of members connecting, showcasing their solutions and finding new ways to enter the Defence, Aerospace, Security and Space sectors. Providing networking opportunities, through webinars and events, members can meet and learn about companies with which they may wish to work.
OTM Servo Mechanism Limited, the designer and developer of Intelligent Actuator Solutions for the Defence, Aerospace and Oil sectors, has recently joined Defence Engage and has already benefited from its membership. Dil Dhaliwal, Technical Sales Manager, said:
“As an SME it can be a challenge to find an ‘in’ with industry contacts which is why, as a member of Defence Engage, we are delighted to see real tangible value already. Already we have been nominated by Defence Engage and then selected by the MOD to take part in a speed dating event at DSEI.”
As well as connecting members, Defence Engage provides analysis and thought leadership on key trends in the Defence industry. This well-respected knowledge bank allows members to find all the information they need in one place. It is supported by regular updates from Defence Engage members on new products, technologies and contract wins.
At DSEI, Defence Engage has completed some bespoke matchmaking to create a series of SME speed networking in-person events for the Future Capability Group (FCG), DE&S, UK MOD. James Gavin, Head of FCG, DE&S commented: “modern innovation is about networking”. More MOD and Defence Engage hosted events are planned for the autumn.
General (Ret.) Sir Chris Deverell, KCB, MBE, Founder of Deverell Innovation Ventures and former founder of jHub, commented: “Defence Engage is a really good idea. I often felt blind in terms of how to find an SME capable of meeting the requirement or opportunity that I could see. And I also felt that at times the Primes were no better than I was. So, I do believe that platforms that would allow you to share information about your capability or information about finding opportunities are really important and need to be encouraged”.
Defence Engage will be attending DSEI 2023, which takes place at Excel in London from 12-15 September 2023, stand no. H4 166. It is also sponsoring the DisTec trails at DSEI, more information can be found here: DisTec Trails – DSEI 2023
12 Sep 23. AERALIS announce new revolutionary aircraft design. Today at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI), AERALIS unveiled the designs for the first variants of their revolutionary modular light jet aircraft including its Advanced Jet Trainer which will be the first design to go into production. This next-generation design of the Common Core Fuselage (CCF) will be the backbone of the company’s future aircraft fleet.
From the start, AERALIS’s modular principles have been central to the design of the aircraft. This guiding principle has resulted in a revolutionary design, made to operate across a number of different markets. Following AERALIS’s recent design review, chaired by Sir Julian Young, the new light jet aircraft will have a first-of-its-kind wing architecture consisting of an inner wing and an outer wing to ensure manoeuvrability at both low and high speeds – giving the aircraft transonic capability.
Flexibility is also at the core of the new aircraft design allowing for multiple configurations including Advanced Jet Trainer, Aggressor, Companion, ISTAR, and Tanking options. Each of these aircrafts will be based on the CCF, to allow customers to acquire additional modules to change the use of the platform.
This new aircraft will feature a sleeker design, providing room for additional fuel supply alongside electronic capabilities to increase the aircraft’s resilience and maintainability whilst providing overall performance gains. Changes to the aircraft fuselage design and new wings will remove the need for bespoke landing gear seen in the previous iteration. This development means the aircraft will use commercial off-the-shelf landing gear which increases maintainability, further reducing the aircrafts’ maintenance costs.
AERALIS’s modular cockpit also provides a wide range of functions. The single-seat configuration will offer additional room to fit Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) capabilities or additional fuel payload, whilst the dual seat adds an additional pilot. Alongside this, the implementation of a full combat radar in the nose cone of the aircraft offers both combat effectiveness for ISTAR and EW configurations, as well as real-world preparation when used during training.
The launch of the design for the AERALIS jet marks a major milestone towards the market availability of this aircraft later in the decade.
AERALIS’s founder & CEO Tristan Crawford commented:
“I am incredibly proud of the work the AERALIS team has done to develop this cutting-edge design which represents a significant offering in the military light jet market. The modular design provides the AERALIS jet with maximum flexibility whilst including a first-of-a-kind design to enhance aircraft performance. I look forward to quickly progressing the aircraft to its next stage.”
12 Sep 23. Latest Deployable Processing, Communications, Video Management and Armored Vehicle Technologies will be Showcased at DSEI 2023.
Curtiss-Wright will display and demonstrate interoperable Modular Open Systems Approach solutions for cybersecurity, edge computing, and armored vehicle capabilities. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions Division announced that it will present a wide range of processing, communication, video management and armored vehicle technology demonstrations at DSEI 2023, September 12-15, 2023, ExCel, London, UK. In Hall 2, at Booth #552 Curtiss-Wright will showcase the latest advancements in mission-critical defense products, from high-speed, high-precision motion control solutions and secure tactical communication systems to solutions for land, air and naval deployment. Engineered to maximize the benefits of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), these open architecture solutions are aligned to the latest industry standards. Curtiss-Wright’s rugged, deployable systems deliver advanced technologies that are defining the future of today’s armed forces.
Live demonstrations of leading-edge solutions that highlight how MOSA-based interoperability is driving transformational change across military platforms will include:
Hardware Accelerated Post-Quantum Cryptography
In collaboration with Xiphera, Curtiss-Wright will provide a live demonstration of hardware accelerated Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) on deployable embedded hardware. The demonstration will feature Xiphera’s xQlave PQCproducts, with hardware accelerated ML-KEM (CRYSTALS-Kyber) key exchange algorithm for protection of critical data.
Ground Vehicle Modernization with Rugged GVA-ready Displays
Combined with Curtiss-Wright’s rugged small form factor mission computers, GVDU rugged touch screen displays offer best-in-class network-centric ground vehicle mission management. This demonstration will showcase Curtiss-Wright’s range of GVA-ready mission displays. Featuring DEF-STAN 00-250 compliant bezel buttons, GVDU displays deliver an optimal tactile response in high vibration environments. The demo will include a GVDU3000 display, driven by a Parvus® DuraCOR® 8043 small form factor mission computer and a PacStar® 451 server module serving as a high-performance computing and virtualization platform. The GVDU3000 will be shown running RTI Connext®, a leading solution for developing systems based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS™) standard. Connext delivers military-grade connectivity for open GVA, NGVA, and other software-defined vehicle designs.
Airborne Data Analysis/Visualization on SFF Modular Mission Computer
Curtiss-Wright’s IADS-RT Station is the market leading software solution for real-time and post-test data visualization for flight test programs. IADS-RT Station will be shown running on the small form factor (SFF) Parvus DuraCOR 313 rugged mission computer, powered by an Intel® Atom™ x6400E processor. IADS-RT Station translates industry standard formats into an array of information-rich, complex 2D/3D visuals. Its client-server architecture enables scalable, remote capture of telemetry data, un-tethered from the flight test range.
Tactical Data Link Solutions for Link 16, Link 22, and CESMO
The TCG BOSS (Battlefield Operations Support System) TDL testing, simulation, and terminal emulation solution will be shown emulating a MIDS-JTRS terminal, a Link 22 SNC, a VMF IDM, and a simulated TDL battlefield environment. Additionally, the TCG HUNTR™ TDL Gateway, which supports translation and forwarding of multiple tactical data links (TDL) – including Link 16, Link 22, JREAP, VMF, CESMO, and Cursor-on-Target – will be demonstrated with the TCG BOSS driving the simulation.
Tactical Communications Solutions for ROIP/VOIP at the Edge
In the ZeroAlpha Solutions booth (Hall 1 – Booth #410), Curtiss-Wright will be demonstrating PacStar Communications Solutions to include the PacStar Modular Data Center (MDC) for tactical edge compute along with the PacStar Modular Radio Center (MRC) running both ROIP/VOIP. IQ-Core® Software will also be featured showing single-pane-of-glass network management software.
Curtiss-Wright products featured at DSEI 2023 will include:
Next-Generation High Voltage Turret Drive Stabilization System
Curtiss-Wright’s new High Voltage Turret Drive Stabilization System (HV TDDS) converts 28V battery power up to 750V peak power for precision maneuvering of high-inertia loads on such platforms large caliber turrets and main battle tank turret drive and stabilization systems. The innovative system provides short-burst high power without adding SWaP-C or the risk of damage to sensitive electronics. It’s ideal for applications such as high-speed motion control systems, mobile air defense, high-speed launchers for active protection systems (APS), and mobile radar stations, cranes, trucks, and excavators. The HV TDDS is also well suited for use in naval weapon system applications on a wide variety of platforms, including warships.
- Networking and field-proven communication solutions for secure mobile networks onboard land, sea, and airborne platforms.
- Highly reliable, rugged network-attached storage and recorders with large storage capacity and cutting-edge encryption.
- Modular, small and ultra-small form factor mission computers designed to maximize performance and flexibility while minimizing SWaP-C.
- SWaP-optimized 3U OpenVPX rugged mission computer systems.
- High-speed, high-precision motion control solutions engineered to bring new levels of stability and control to almost any military application.
- Field-proven mission displays, video distribution and management systems, and video recorders that enable enhanced situational awareness and streamline image and data capture, management, display, recording, and playback.
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12 Sep 23. DoD Enters Agreement to Expand Domestic Lithium Mining for U.S. Battery Supply Chains.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Industrial Base Policy, through its Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) office, entered an agreement with Albemarle Corporation to support the expansion of domestic mining and production of lithium.
The $90 m agreement, entered into under Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III authorities and utilizing funds appropriated by the Inflation Reduction Act, will help support Albemarle’s planned re-opening of their Kings Mountain, N.C. lithium mine to increase domestic production of lithium for the nation’s battery supply chain. Albemarle estimates that Kings Mountain will be operational between 2025 and 2030.
“The agreement with Albemarle demonstrates the DoD’s ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our warfighter, today and in the future,” said Mr. Anthony Di Stasio, MCEIP Director. “This investment directly supports President Biden’s April 2022 Presidential Determination for Critical Materials in Large-Capacity Batteries.”
This agreement represents the continuation of the MCEIP five-year investment plan to secure supply chains for minerals and materials critical to the DoD and the commercial sector. The DoD is committed to continuing to work with industry to ensure the continued availability of these essential resources.
About the Department of Defense’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) for developing Department of Defense policies for the maintenance of the United States defense industrial base (DIB), executing small business programs and policy, and conduction geo-economic analysis and assessments. The office also provides the USD(A&S) with recommendations on budget matters related to the DIB, anticipates and closes gaps in manufacturing capabilities for defense systems, and assesses impacts related to mergers, acquisition, and divestitures. IBP monitors and assesses the impact of foreign investments in the United States and executes authorities under sections 2501 and 2505 U.S.C. Title 10. (Source: US DoD)
11 Sep 23. Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a technology company that delivers processing power for the most demanding aerospace and defense missions, today announced the availability of its JDAR Type-1 encryptor module, which protects U.S. government classified and sensitive data in use on military platforms operating in tactical environments.
Mercury’s JDAR data-at-rest encryptor received NSA Type-1 encryption certification in 2022, and it has since been integrated into several of the company’s data storage and transfer solutions that have been deployed across multiple U.S. airborne platforms. Now, JDAR will be made available for standalone purchase to the U.S. military organizations and contractors as well as the Five Eyes Alliance.
Why It Matters
Operating in tactical environments increases the vulnerability of sensitive data, and adversaries can potentially gain access to data that is lost or compromised. JDAR’s NSA type-1 encryption prevents unauthorized personnel from gaining access to inactive classified mission data. Suitable for many types of manned and unmanned airborne platforms and ground vehicles, the module protects classified information ranging from confidential to secret, making it easier for operators to physically move mission data during operations without risk of compromise.
“Mercury’s JDAR Type-1 encryptor module introduces a new solution to the Department of Defense that is smaller, lighter, easier to integrate, and capable of operating in more extreme environments,” said Roya Montakhab, Mercury’s Senior Vice President for Mission Systems. “The protection of critical data is of the utmost importance to organizations that support U.S. and allied national security, and our encryption module is the most secure, capable solution for armed forces operating in tactical environments.”
Purpose-Built to Protect Data-at-Rest
- NSA Certified Type-1 encryptor
- Small form-factor for easy integration: 5.04 x 3.94 x 0.63 inches, weight less than 1 pound
- Lower power consumption: less than 7-watt power consumption
- Operating temperature at -40°C to +85°C
- Cold start <12 seconds for faster boot up
- Four lanes to connect SATA hard drives
- Common open standard interfaces and VNX/3U VPX connectors that allow system integrators to integrate encryption capabilities into existing rackmount or embedded systems.
JDAR is now available for purchase. For more information, visit mrcy.com.
Mercury Systems – Innovation that matters® by and for people who matter
Mercury Systems is a technology company that pushes processing power to the tactical edge, making the latest commercial technologies profoundly more accessible for today’s most challenging aerospace and defense missions. From silicon to system scale, Mercury enables customers to accelerate innovation and turn data into decision superiority. Mercury is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, and has 24 locations worldwide. To learn more, visit mrcy.com. (Nasdaq: MRCY)
11 Sep 23. Fischer Panda UK Showcases Parker’s Cutting Edge Water Purification Systems at DSEI Show.
Fischer Panda UK, a leading distributor of military products will be introducing Parker Portable Military Products for the first time at the DSEI 2023 exhibition as exclusive distributor of the product range across the EMEA region. At the event, Fischer Panda UK will proudly display Parker’s innovative range of Military products, including the WJC-30 Freshwater Filtration System, H2O PRO Reverse Osmosis System, and FJC Diesel Fuel Filtration System.
The WJC-30 Freshwater Filtration System is a portable system, weighing only 11.3 kg, is capable of producing 114 litres per hour of pure drinking water from virtually any freshwater source. Its standard Jerry Can size allows easy integration with military vehicles, making it a game-changer for mobile military units. The WJC-30 is also a valuable asset in disaster relief scenarios with its ability to deliver high flow rates whilst using low power.
Designed for forward operating groups and scenarios where fuel quality is uncertain, the FJC Diesel Fuel Filtration System can quickly clean diesel fuel at a rate of 9 gallons per minute. Its efficiency and reliability make it an indispensable tool for military units operating in challenging environments.
The H2O PRO Reverse Osmosis System is a fully approved water purification solution, already in service with the US Marine Corps. It can transform various water sources, including saltwater, into pure drinking water. With a production rate of 94 litres (25 US gallons) per hour, the system operates on minimal power, utilising either 12v or 24v systems and is suitable for both military platoons and disaster relief efforts.
The H2O PRO system’s excellence has been validated through several years of rigorous testing by US forces before its acceptance into the US Marine Corps. The system is now fully approved and has a National Stock Number (NSN). While the NSN certification for the WJC-30 and FJC systems is pending, the UK Ministry of Defence has already acquired one each of the H2O PRO and WJC-30 for testing and assessment.
Barry Fower, Managing Director of Fischer Panda UK, expressed the company’s pride in being entrusted as exclusive EMEA distributor for Parker’s innovative products, he stated; “Fischer Panda UK’s long-standing partnership with Parker as a marine water maker distributor for over 20 years has solidified our technical expertise and reputation.
Currently, we are the only distributor to handle all Parker’s water maker brands in both the leisure and commercial markets and being already well established in the military market, it was a natural move to extend this to Portable Military Products. It’s testament to the high regard Fischer Panda UK holds among our suppliers and speaks volumes about the quality of our team.”
Fischer Panda will have an expert team on hand at the show, visit Stand H5 – 340 for more information about Fischer Panda UK’s range of products, or go to www.fischerpanda.co.uk.
12 Sep 23. Peli BioThermal Exhibit Life-Saving Range at DSEI. Company’s industry leading Golden Hour™ products showcased at leading defence and security exhibition. Peli BioThermal, the life science industry’s partner from discovery to distribution, will be exhibiting its award-winning products at DSEI 2023. The company’s team of experts will be sharing knowledge and showcasing its life-saving products at the world’s largest gathering of the defence and security community, taking place at ExCeL London Docklands, 12th – 15th September.
Peli BioThermal will be exhibiting examples of its Golden Hour™ range, Credo™ Duracube and specialist Credo Cube™ shippers at the bi-annual event. All products are reusable, durable and built to withstand the rigours of the battlefield and beyond.
Kevin Church, Business Development Manager for Peli BioThermal, said: “We are delighted to be attending DSEI 2023. The company’s history is embedded in the Golden Hour™ range, which won the US Army’s Greatest Invention Award in 2003.”Peli BioThermal’s patented, award-winning Golden Hour technology provides military personnel access to the whole blood or platelets needed to save lives on the battlefield during the critical first hour after injury.
At DSEI Peli BioThermal will be located at stand H1-370 where they will display the company’s life-saving Golden Hour applications including:
- Golden Hour™ One – The latest generation of Golden Hour products both versions (F & V) of this ultra-light package solution protect a single unit of whole blood, maintaining temperature for 18 hours under extreme conditions and perform for 36+ hours under optimal conditions. Ideal for easy, fast assembly and simple pack-out for all seasons.
- Golden Hour™ Mobile – Winner of US Army’s Greatest Invention Award which transports up to four units of whole blood and maintains temperature control for 72 hours or more.
- Golden Hour™ Medic – Combat-portable medic pack, this nimble option stores two units of whole blood, keeping blood cool for 24 hours under extreme conditions and up to three days under optimal conditions. Reusable carrier mounts on medic’s kit.
To learn more about Peli BioThermal and the company’s wide range of products and offerings, visit www.pelibiothermal.com.
12 Sep 23. Marlow Ropes Launch New Developments at DSEI 2023. Fast Rope Insertion & Extraction System (FRIES) re-designed loop & lanyards. Innovators in the field of rope technology, Marlow Ropes Ltd were pioneers of the original Fast Rope in conjunction with the British Special Forces. Over the last 50 years, these ropes have been used worldwide by traditional Special Forces and SWAT teams and Marlow’s Fast Rope range now includes various developments and innovations to meet the needs of military professionals using Marlow’s fast rope products. The Fast Rope Insertion and Extraction System (FRIES) has been once such variant of the original Fast Rope product, and revolutionised the method of inserting and extracting personnel during land, sea and air military operations and rescues around the world. For 2023, Marlow has re-designed the FRIES loop and lanyard system which is sewn in place using Marlow’s hardwearing black static lsk offering a reliable, hard-wearing attachment to ensure the system can safely transport up to six individuals.
Protec 250 Enforcer
Tried and tested by working at height professionals around the world, Marlow Ropes are now launching a new solid black Tactical version of this hard-wearing UKCA, CE and NFPA certified semi-static rope.
Constructed with multiple-twisted Nylon (polyamide) cores and a rugged 32 plait polyester cover. The Protec 250 Enforcer abseil/climbing line rivals Marlow’s popular ‘Black Marlow’, as a tough and durable work-positioning rope. DSEI on Stand H2-573, UK ADS Pavilion.
12 Sep 23. Elbit Systems UK announces new ‘Centres of Excellence.’ Elbit Systems UK is announcing further investment to expand its UK ‘Centres of Excellence’ initiative. This builds on the success of Elbit Systems UK’s first Centre of Excellence for electro-optics in Kent. Investment in an additional two hubs will build increased UK based capabilities and innovation to provide for both the home and export markets.
The first Centre of Excellence in Kent was able to act as a pathfinder for the wider programme, bringing high end engineering jobs to this area of the country, and has been operating as a Centre of Excellence for Elbit Systems’ global night vision goggle capabilities and sales since early 2023. In that time, they have continued to deliver for the UK Armed Forces, as well as developing and supporting wider night vision goggle capabilities to be exported to UK Allies.
The next two Centres of Excellence will focus on Training and Simulation, and Electromagnetic Warfare. Elbit Systems UK already has extensive work ongoing with the UK Ministry of Defence across both of these domains. These include the Royal Navy’s training transformation programme, Project Selborne, alongside the Interim Combined Arms Virtual Trainer (Deployable) (ICAVS(D)), the Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer and the Ground Manoeuvre Synthetic Trainer under Project Vulcan for the British Army. Elbit Systems UK also provides the Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Project Increment 1, providing faster operational decision-making, enhanced situational awareness and anti-ship missile defence capability to ensure operational advantage on Type 45, 26 and 31 frigates, as well as the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
The new Centres of Excellence will support Elbit Systems UK’s commitment to spiral development for new and existing programmes, while investing in UK jobs and training to maintain a growing and highly skilled workforce for the future. The new Centres are in addition to Elbit Systems UK’s extensive recent investment across the UK including the opening of the new site in Kent, and a new manufacturing facility in Bristol, with investment in staff and sites in the last five years totalling over £30m.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said: “Globally Elbit Systems spends 9% of total turnover on research and development, supporting the cutting-edge capabilities that are brought to market. The establishment of the Centres of Excellence in the UK will mean that the best technology and ideas are not just brought to the UK, but developed here from the outset, continuing to provide best in class capabilities with local supply chains and freedom of action for the UK Armed Forces and its allies.”
13 Sep 23. Milrem Robotics’ New Combat UGV with Loitering Munitions allows engagement farther behind enemy lines.
The European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics unveils a new THeMIS Combat Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) equipped with loitering munitions that allow engaging targets farther behind enemy lines.
The new system is equipped with Hunter 2-S tactical swarming drones by Halcon and features artificial intelligence that offers frontline forces the ability to locate, track and accurately eliminate soft targets, light vehicles and armoured vehicles from safe distances in challenging battlefield conditions.
“Units can manoeuvre the THeMIS Combat with Hunter 2-S drones closer to the enemy line. This allows them to engage closer targets faster or venture farther behind the lines to find suitable targets,” explained CPT (res) Jüri Pajuste, Defence R&D Director at Milrem Robotics.
The Hunter 2-S is able to autonomously follow a flight plan to an intended target area, coordinate with other drones in the swarm and loiter while seeking and classifying targets until engagement by a man-in-the-loop.
“Deploying robotic systems across enemy lines is considerably faster and more efficient than using manned units for the same task,” Pajuste said and added that using loitering munitions also enhances a unit’s situational awareness and ISR capabilities.
Hunter 2-S drones carry a payload of 2 kg each, can reach a cruising altitude of 500 m and cruise at an indicated airspeed of 25 m/s with a total available flight time of 45 minutes.
The mission-proven THeMIS UGV, which is part of robotics programs in 16 countries, is intended to support dismounted infantry units. It comes equipped with MIFIK – Milrem’s Intelligent Functions Kit that allows for independent mobility of the system, including point-to-point navigation, follow me, obstacle detection and avoidance.
The THeMIS Combat and other Milrem Robotics’ solutions are presented at DSEI 2023 in London and can be found in stand no H4-122.
Milrem Robotics is the leading European robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator, with offices in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US. The company is known for their THeMIS and Multiscope UGVs, the Type-X Robotic Combat Vehicle and the MIFIK autonomy kit.
12 Sep 23. Babcock International Group (Babcock) is strengthening its digital defence capabilities through an Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Palantir Technologies UK announced at DSEI today. The partnership will provide Babcock with a data platform aimed at transforming, capturing, integrating, modelling and building data-driven solutions. Unlocking the power of data in this way will enable us to make better informed data-driven decisions, maximise platform availability on our customer assets, and understand where we can drive even more value through data. The partnership will support all areas of Babcock’s defence business across submarines, warships, army equipment and training right through to supply chains. Welcoming the announcement at DSEI, Babcock CEO for Land, Tom Newman, said: “As the defence landscape becomes increasingly digital in nature, our data challenges are also growing in complexity and volume. “Given the complex defence supply chains we operate in, having a true data picture of that ecosystem is vital in allowing us to make better strategic decisions and aligns us to our customer’s digital defence backbone.” Guy Williams, Head of UK Defence & National Security from Palantir Technologies UK Ltd., said: “We’re excited to partner with Babcock as they realise their digital defence ambitions. Together, we are driving toward a new era for the UK’s Defence enterprise – one that is pioneering, modern and AI-enabled. “Our partnership with Babcock will help ensure the MOD maximise operational output at pace, whilst empowering Babcock’s talented workforce to become truly digitally enabled.“ The agreement with Palantir will consolidate data streams into one place, whether that’s on supply chains or asset management, with toolsets and analytics. Unlocking the real value of that data will build on our data intelligence and engineering expertise to deliver better datadriven solutions, faster and more cost-effectively – anywhere in the world. This new platform approach will also allow us to co-ordinate more closely with the customer and improve how we better understand and utilise data, enabling us to be a key part of our customers’ critical defence missions. Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 2 For example in DSG, we’re combining this smart data approach with our deep engineering expertise to improve fleet availability and real time identification of any issues throughout the asset lifecycle. Using the right technology and harnessing it for greatest impact means we can provide optimal performance, mitigate risks for the British Army realising value for defence across Equipment Support. Areas the partnership will focus on include: • Equipment support and Maintenance: Data insights on how to increase platform availability and readiness, as well as spares provision and requisition. • Training contracts: Insights into training performance, training needs to support strategic decisions and customer requirements. • Shipbuilding: Cost-savings and efficiencies by bringing together disparate data streams that teams are working on at any point in an asset lifecycle.
12 Sep 23. ST Engineering at booth (H4-520) at DSEI 2023.
Come and discover our innovative showcase of solutions.
Here are some of the notable exhibits.
Arm yourself for the Digital Battlefield
- GVA Compliant Vehicular Integrated Communications Systems
- Defence Platform Electronics – advanced C4ISR to enable fighting units to operate as a single collaborative networked force
- Satcom A1000 and Flat Panel Manpack
- Veloce 15 Fixed Wing Vertical Take-Off Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Transform yourself into a Future-ready Force
- Hybrid Electric Drive Kit – Cost-effective scalable kit for 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 vehicles
- Small Arms, Range of 40mm/Large Calibre Ammunition and Less-Than-Lethal Products
- AUTONOMAST™ – All-in-one modular system to convert manned vessels into unmanned surface vessels for autonomous missions
About ST Engineering
ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group with a diverse portfolio of businesses across the aerospace, smart city, defence and public security segments. The Group harnesses technology and innovation to solve real-world problems, enabling a more secure and sustainable world. Headquartered in Singapore, it has operations spanning Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S., serving customers in more than 100 countries.
ST Engineering reported revenue of S$9bn in FY2022 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of MSCI Singapore, FTSE Straits Times Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.
Collaboration partnership between ST Engineering and Ultra Precision Control Systems (PCS). ST Engineering and Ultra PCS is in a partnership to developing a digital backbone solution for armoured vehicles, combining the strengths of ST Engineering’s Vehicular Integrated Communication System (VICS), a digital intercom system, and Ultra’s Platform Gateway Interface (PGI). Compliant with both the Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) and the NATO-Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA), the solution, named Electronic Architecture Kit (or EAK), will address the challenges faced by fleets in the UK and other countries that are currently not GVA and NGVA compliant. The integration of ST Engineering’s VICS and Ultra’s PGI will effectively digitise armoured vehicle fleets, enhancing communication, interoperability, and overall mission readiness. The EAK system will empower defence forces with advanced connectivity, situational awareness, and real-time data exchange capabilities, significantly improving operational effectiveness.
Collaboration partnership between ST Engineering and NP Aerospace
ST Engineering will work with NP Aerospace to modernise existing armoured vehicles and enhance the vehicles’ operational effectiveness under the UK MoD’s Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support (PMETS) framework.
ST Engineering and EDGE Group collaborate on defence solutions for the Southeast Asian and Gulf defence industries ST Engineering and EDGE Group will be partnering to share solutions, services, and capabilities in the areas of small calibre ammunition, unmanned technologies, future soldier systems and training and simulation.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – ST Engineering and Saab
ST Engineering and Saab will be signing an MoU to strengthen their relationship and collaboration with each other to explore opportunities in areas of radar integration and support, air defence system integration, unmanned systems, training and simulation and autonomy.
07 Sep 23. Quaze Technologies introduce autonomous wireless power transfer technology to the defence sector at DSEI 23. Quaze Technologies, a Canada-based innovative technology company and the creator of wide-surface wireless power transfer, is introducing their revolutionary autonomous wireless power transfer capabilities to the defence sector at DSEi 23. Quaze have partnered with Rheinmetall to bring this innovative technology to life via an agnostic unmanned wireless charging solution for autonomous robotics.
The Quaze concept demonstrator remote charging solution, named Drone Swarm Tactical OverWatch (DSTOW™), will be featured as part of Rheinmentall’s innovation portfolio at DSEi on Stand H5-110 where they are showcasing the Quaze DSTOW on the Mission Master SP autonomous unmanned ground vehicle. It will be active and will wirelessly recharge 3 Parrot ANAFI USA drones. Within this collaboration, Quaze is responsible for the recharging plus the automated drone relays and, Rheinmetall, the software that controls the drone missions.
The DSTOW addresses a critical need in the world of drone operations, enabling the continuous aerial support of tethered drones with the flexibility and freedom of untethered flights. With just one Quaze DSTOW, up to three drones of any make or model can charge wirelessly and simultaneously, ensuring reliable charging even in the most hostile environments. This reduces the constraints associated with battery levels, connecting charging cables, or swapping batteries. It’s seamless, efficient, and paves the way for autonomous and uninterrupted drone missions. The DSTOW’s versatility extends across platforms and applications. Whether mounted on various vehicles or employed in static operations, such as mobile command centers, the DSTOW remains a dynamic solution. Its adaptable form factor accommodates UAVs of all sizes and seamlessly integrates onto diverse platforms, ensuring the readiness of drones for extended missions or remote swarm operations.
Quaze’s Surface Power Technology revolutionises the way devices are powered, enabling easy and reliable wireless charging for remote or autonomous devices on land, sea or air. Powered by magnetic resonance this technology offers a safe, secure and seamless solution to efficiently charge multiple devices with variable power demands across a wide platform surface area.
Quaze remote charging surfaces are scalable (large surface size, high power delivery, multiple number of devices) to suit various demands and the potential applications in defence are vast, by freeing technology from the constraints of cables and redefining how electronic systems access power. Specific to Defence, Quaze have designed and developed their solid state volumetric technology to be compliant with relevant Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards.
Alain Tremblay, vice president of business development and innovation at Rheinmetall Canada said: “Ensuring continuous operations and maintaining a permanent ‘eye in the sky’ requires a solution for recharging autonomous drones in the harshest conditions and remote environments. This is imperative for the success of autonomous drone operations and we’re pleased to be showcasing the Quaze technology here at DSEi.”
07 Sep 23. GTR celebrates 8 years of defence sector composite component supply to Martin Baker. GTR Composites, a division of the UK-based technology group Global Technologies Racing Ltd, is celebrating over 8 years of support to Martin Baker with their global range of ejection seating products. An integral member of Martin Baker’s global supply chain, GTR Composites have been assisting in modifying their legacy composites component portfolio. This has been achieved through a substantial amount of research, design, development and manufacturing including utilisation of the modern suite of materials provided by SHD Composites Materials. This announcement coincides with the DSEi exhibition taking place 12-15 September in London, where GTR will have a team available for meetings. Over the period, Martin Baker has placed a significant number of high value orders with GTR Composites that have seen the delivery of over 6000 individual composite parts for close to 20 different ejection seating design variants for their customers all over the world.
With a long history and rich pedigree embedded in the top echelons of motorsport, GTR are well- established in the defence sector. To date, GTR has earned a successful track record in designing, manufacturing and delivering critically precise composite components for specialist use. As well as the Martin Baker business, of particular note in the defence sector are: composite aircraft components for AW101 Merlin helicopter; composite housings for flotation and life raft systems on the Sikorsky S92 helicopter; and the manufacture of a majority of the composite protected crew pods for fitment to the UK MoD’s Foxhound protected vehicle. This latter project saw GTR manufacture over 250 units eventually becoming the sole supplier of this specialist composite component to the General Dynamics Foxhound vehicle programme. At the time, this programme was an Urgent Operational Requirement, so an incredibly rapid response was required whilst maintaining the very best quality, in order to save lives in Afghanistan.
GTR’s high precision composite manufacturing capability is second to none. Selected to manufacture critical components by companies ranging from the world’s most high technology race car teams to critical medical equipment manufacturers, the skills, quality and attention to detail embedded into GTR’s processes are more than a match for precision aerospace and military applications. With over 250 highly skilled staff on-site, GTR’s production facilities include x10 in-house autoclaves ranging in sizes up to 3m in diameter and 5.5m in length. This allows GTR to handle both micro components and larger vehicle sized assemblies.
Simon Kingdon-Butcher, Co-founder, Owner and Director at GTR said: “we’re delighted to celebrate this milestone with our valued defence sector client, Martin Baker. For many years we’ve been successfully proving ourselves in our core sector of high-performance motorsport and automotive whilst at the same time, delivering some programmes to other sectors such as defence and our work with Martin Baker is a prime example of that. I thank them for their continued business and their trust in us to deliver”. He added: “We’re not exhibiting at DSEi this time, but we will have a team on the ground available to attend meetings, should anyone wish to know more about what we can do to help. Given the trends being set in current global conflicts, we’re particularly interested in the area of drones and other unmanned systems so if that’s you, please do let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment. Weight saving through high technology component design and manufacture is absolutely in our lane and we think the unmanned defence capability area, in particular, is in need of our services right now”.
07 Sep 23. ST Engineering and Ultra develop new vehicle architecture. ST Engineering and Ultra Precision Control Systems (PCS) have formed a partnership to market a new commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic vehicle architecture, which will be launched at the DSEI 2023 exhibition in London. Chua Jin Kiat, head of international defence business for ST Engineering, told Janes that the partnership had developed as part of ST Engineering’s plans to grow its global presence and expand its share of the international market. He observed that the UK defence market was more open to international involvement compared with some others.
Chua said ST Engineering’s aim was to grow partnerships that combine ST Engineering and UK technology with UK manufacturing capability. He added that a presence in the UK, as a “strong NATO member”, could also offer a bridge to other NATO countries’ defence markets. (Source: Janes)
13 Sep 23. Cervus, ST Engineering Antycip and Hadean awarded 4-year contract to transform decision support for the British Field Army. A consortium of UK SMEs has received a 4-year contract to develop a Field Army specific version of their decision support tool, Forge. The group consists of Defence software enablers, Hadean, Simulation specialists, ST Engineering Antycip and Data analytics experts, Cervus.
Leveraging their understanding of Army Experimentation and their natural synergies as disruptive and innovative SMEs, the companies will combine their expertise to offer a simulation toolbox that harnesses the transformative power of adaptive simulation, analytics and cloud native technologies.
This builds on an initiative which was kickstarted by Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) funding in 2021 to develop a ground-breaking digital decision support tool, called “Forge”, for the British Army. Empowering Front-Line Commands to make decisions at the speed-of-relevance, Forge integrates Hadean’s metaverse platform, MAK’s VR Forces constructive simulation with the data analytics platform of Cervus, Hive, accelerating the exploitation of data sets. Forge rapidly simulating the outcomes of over 42 courses of action, at the same time, with an actual run-time period 1512 hours of Schemes of Manoeuvre simulated in 15 hours, an efficiency gain of over 100%.
Forge was identified by Field Army’s Operational Research Branch (OR Branch) in the Land Warfare Centre in Warminster, early on in the DASA process, validating it as an effective exploitation path for the initial MoD investment of £300K. Over 4-years, through Dstl’s enabling framework, ASTRID, the OR Branch and the consortium will continue to focus Forge as a ‘best-in-class’ Field Army-focused decision support tool to support experimentation and transformation.
“The development of Forge for the Army will place OR Branch at the forefront of the Field Army’s transformation effort, through; standardised experimentation at scale, that is future proofed for Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP) and Defence Digital change and demonstrates the importance of securing data as a strategic asset.”
Principal Analyst- OR Branch, Land Warfare Centre
Cervus Managing Director, Alan Roan, spoke on half of the consortium and said: “This next step for Forge will unlock the potential of next-generation decision support for British Army customers with a simulation tool kit which allows users to look at a wider breadth of factors, as opposed to one or two instances at a time, improving decisions taken in wargaming scenarios or concept prototyping and evaluation, at a lower workforce and financial cost. It will help accelerate the Field Army’s ability to adapt in both the near term and future. It will also help sustain local jobs in the rural Wiltshire area and develop careers for Army Veterans.
It is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with a forward-thinking customer combined in collaboration with a frontline focused SME consortium.”
About ST Engineering Antycip
Since 1996, ST Engineering Antycip supported customers across the globe, in defence, academia, commerce and industry, to become better at what they do. As an expert provider of simulation, analysis, modelling, display and virtual reality solutions, ST Engineering Antycip combines its in-house technical expertise with an unrivalled range of products from software and hardware providers. ST Engineering Antycip is a subsidiary of ST Engineering. For more information, visit: www.steantycip.com.
Hadean is a UK-based scale-up that’s modernising the military training and simulation ecosystem. Our technology provides the spatial compute infrastructure that enables allies, domains, systems and technologies to deliver next generation multi-domain training, decision support, test and evaluation, and wargaming. Our customers and partners include BAE Systems, CAE, UK Ministry of Defence, British Army, Microsoft, Cervus. For more visit: https://defence.hadean.com/
Founded in 2013 by three Army veterans, Cervus has been at the forefront of analytics in defence training and experimentation. Today, Cervus provides licensable AaaS to the International Defence Market and has a customer base that spans NATO, the UK, the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. For more, visit: www.Cervus.ai
Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley offer a range of Military Marine NVG friendly LED lighting that includes navigation lights and controls, flight deck landing lights and interior compartment lighting. Our lighting products are used by Navies around the world including our own Royal Navy on UK Aircraft Carriers, Canadian Frigates, Swedish Submarines, Australian Surface vessels and Submarines, on board French Naval Carriers and in Naval Gun Turrets.
The technology is extremely energy efficient and built robustly, with proven long life. The lighting is NVG friendly, dimmable and programmable to allow for operations with aircraft pilots using military night vision goggles. They offer superior design giving high reliability for the most demanding environments with high sealing and the ability to meet the most stringent EMC standards.
Oxley are proud to say that we are working in partnership with SeaKing to enable a control panel to be offered with our LED Navigation Lighting. All of Oxley navigation lights have been specifically developed for vessels over 50 metres.
Contact Marcus Goad here or on 07850 917 263 for more information or to arrange samples.
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.