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Barrett Communications

Caribbean nations adopt Australian emergency response tech, systems

In the Caribbean, Australian-made goods are often synonymous with quality. For emergency management teams tasked with saving lives and property, quality is key and that’s why they’re choosing Barrett Communications. Across the Caribbean – much of which lies in the heart of the hurricane belt – one Australian firm is behind much of the region’s disaster response and emergency communications…

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Avon Protection

Avon Protection launches new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit

Launching the new EXOSKIN-S1 protective suit is a significant milestone in Avon Protection’s mission to provide a full-body protective ensemble for those operating in CBRN threat environments. Avon Protection, a leader in innovative CBRN personal protective equipment, proudly introduces its new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit, a pivotal addition to its range of CBRN protective wear. This launch…

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Avon Protection

Swedish Police Authority selects Avon Protection

Deliveries under the new seven-year framework contract will begin this year.

Avon Protection is pleased to announce that its strategic partner, Promoteq, has received a seven-year contract from the Swedish Police Authority for its C50 protective mask and MP-PAPR Multi-Position Powered Air Purifying Respirator. The agreement includes a two-year initial contract plus five one-year options. Deliveries against the contract will begin this year with orders over the life of…

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HMG Paints Ltd

To mark the 17th annual National Apprenticeship Week, HMG Paints is celebrating the variety of apprenticeship journeys currently taking place within the business.

The Manchester based paint manufacturer currently employ a number of apprentices who compose of a range of ages, sectors, backgrounds, and engage in various roles across the business.

The diversity of opportunities within the apprenticeships provides employees a route into successful and fulfilling careers whilst also providing HMG with the skills needed across the business. Apprenticeships, and Youth Training Schemes have long been a key part in the HMG business and proved a great starting block for many HMG careers, after all 4 of the current Directors started as trainees.…

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JFD

Andrew Bowie MP visits JFD Westhill to see a global success story in the underwater industry

JFD showcased its local community impact highlighting JFD’s contributions over the past 40 years for local employment, economic growth, industry technology, safety and community engagement  JFD demonstrated its world-leading life support system, COBRA, which plays a pioneering role improving safety for those who work subsea  Andrew met the next generation of JFD’s team, including…

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Kromek

North East firm showcases lead in preventing nuclear and biological disaster

Kromek, the designer and manufacturer of biological and radiological detectors, based in Sedgefield Co. Durham, held its third annual industry day, “Kromek Futures” at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on 25th January, showcasing its range of products designed to reduce the fallout from emerging biological and nuclear threats. Kromek Futures brought together industry experts, end users…

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Kromek

Identifying radiological sources in one wag of a tail

Early warning capabilities are essential for supplying rapid, reliable data to inform preventative action. Such innovations in radiation detection are necessary to avoid repeats of Chernobyl 1986 and Fukushima 2011.

Risks to nuclear security are of ever-present concern globally, but are especially significant with the ongoing geopolitical unrest in Ukraine. With Ukraine’s prolific nuclear industry and fighting in such close proximity to reactors, such an early warning capability is imperative to safeguard its people and infrastructure; avoiding a repeat of catastrophic events and its severe short and long-…

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Avon Protection

Avon Protection Awarded German Navy Underwater Rebreather Contract

The chosen Avon rebreather will provide the German Navy with enhanced, safety, training and operational performance.

Avon Protection, the leading global provider of mission-critical underwater protection and CBRN systems, has been selected by the German Navy to supply its Multi-Role Rebreather for military diving operations. The contract includes the supply of Avon’s market-leading rebreather and ongoing technical support to ensure complete, sustained operation of the system’s advanced safety features and…

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JFD

JFD Australia Demonstrates Its World Leading Submarine Rescue System

JFD Australia, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, the proven, trusted and reliable provider of Australia’s submarine rescue capability for the past 15 years, has successfully demonstrated its world-class rescue system during annual ocean exercises, White Carillon, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. Over a two-week period, the system completed a range of simulated rescues using underwater…

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Will-Burt Germany

The Will-Burt Company acquires Clark Masts Systems Limited

The Will-Burt Company, a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of mobile telescoping mast, tower, and integrated trailer systems, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Clark Masts Systems, LTD. Clark is known globally for their fast-erecting, high-quality, and innovative field and vehicle deployed telescopic pneumatic mast systems. “We are pleased to add the high-performance Clark…

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4GD Ltd

4GD to utilise ChatGPT in its robotic targetry to train soldiers

Close combat training technology specialists, 4GD, have been awarded a contract by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to integrate the ChatGPT language model into its robotic targets (SimStriker). This will allow soldiers to have dynamic conversations with the target. 4GD will work with its partners NIAXO, a software solutions company, to create varied and realistic military training…

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HMG Paints Ltd

Double Delight for HMG Paints at Industry Awards

Manchester based HMG Paints, had two reasons to celebrate at the recent British Coatings Federation (BCF) Awards. The family business took home two of the top awards on the night; Marketing Campaign of the Year and the Excellence in Training Award. "As a family-owned business, we take immense pride in receiving these awards, particularly when considering the formidable competition among the…

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PPM Systems

SDSC-UK to Feature PPM Systems’ Optical Distribution

At the 2023 edition of the UK’s most diverse and forward thinking expo, SDSC-UK, PPM Systems will be displaying the proven and mature RF over fibre solutions enabling the next step in capability performance across the land ECM (Electronic Counter Measures), ESM (Electronic Support Measures) and EW (Electronic Warfare) domains. The event, formerly known as 3CDSE (Three Counties Defence and…

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Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS On Board Vehicle Power System Shines in Major U.S. Army Evaluation

ARLINGTON, Va.–Oct. 9, 2023– Leonardo DRS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRS) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its On Board Vehicle Power (OBVP) technology to provide vehicle-based electrical power in support of vehicle-based weapon systems. The OBVP demonstration was part of a recent U.S. Army Operational User Assessment focused on vehicle to vehicle, and vehicle to grid power generation…

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Oxley Developments Company Limited

Oxley Wins Contract on the British Army’s Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank

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,…

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AdaCore

Digital Security by Design driving investment in the automotive sector and embedded systems

The Digital Security by Design (DSbD) programme from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is transforming digital technology and creating a more resilient, and secure foundation for a safer future. DSbD announces £1.2m funding for a Thales UK led consortium demonstrator project called RESAuto which is investigating the potential impacts of new technology on safety and privacy. A further £993k…

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NP Aerospace

NP Aerospace Receives Volvo Defense Contract for Vehicle Armour Development

First International Volvo Armoured Truck Cab Showcase at DSEI London \12-15 September Booth H7-110. Global armour manufacturer, NP Aerospace, has been awarded a new development contract by Volvo Defense for the design, manufacture, and supply of composite armoured cabs for militarised versions of their Volvo FMX Series trucks. As part of the contract which was won via competitive bid in…

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Avon Protection

Avon Protection and OPEC CBRNe announce partnership

The agreement will see the companies partner on the development of CBRN protective suit technologies   Avon Protection, a renowned leader in innovative personal protective equipment, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with OPEC CBRNe, a designer and manufacturer of chemical, biological and antiviral suit systems. This collaboration aims to revolutionise CBRN protective suit…

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Kromek

Kromek returns to DSEI, London ExCel Centre, 12-15 September 2023

Kromek, the radiation and biological detection specialists headquartered in Sedgefield, County Durham, are returning to DSEI, Europe’s largest security and defence exhibition with over 2800 exhibitors, at London’s ExCel Centre from 12-15 September 2023. Government, military, and civilian personnel from the UK and more than 150 countries are expected to attend. The company will be part of the…

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Peli BioThermal

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…

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