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Hydromea Success with Wireless ROV in North Sea

edited by Curtis Hand, photos from Hydromea Hydromea successfully trials its wireless ROV system at TotalEnergies offshore site in the North Sea Hydromea successfully trialed EXRAY, its wireless underwater ROV system, within a full ballast water tank on one of TotalEnergies’ North Sea floating production, storage and offloading vessels in November 2021. The company deployed […]

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DOES YOUR COMPANY OR ORGANISATION HAVE A MAJOR ANNIVERSARY /MILESTONE IN 2022? Let Mittler Report Publishing / TammMedia Group Know ASAP! There is more at stake than a perfect cake… CONGRATULATIONS! Because of your business’ innovation, output, quality, diligence, team and leadership, it is successful and will reach an important milestone next year. This means more […]

NAVAL EDITION: Heard and Seen at DSEI 2021

by Curtis Hand; images from various companies Dear Faithful Readers, As many of you did not make it to DSEI – noticeable by a lack of offers to buy your old friend here a pint for all his hard labours this past half year writing about your company – this little round-up of naval news […]

Coffee Klatch: Training to Inflict Pain, Not Receive It

by Curtis Hand, images from Chiron Global Tech   While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview another innovator unknown to us previously, Justin Forsell (right), Co-Founder, Chiron Global Tech. He gave us some of […]

Coffee Klatch: Cardo Crew Improves Personnel Mesh Communications

While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Shachar Harari, (below right) Chief Business Officer & Head of Cardo Crew at Cardo Systems Ltd. We wanted to have benefit of Mr Harari’s unique experience […]

Getting It Right: Logistics in Modernisation Projects

by Curtis Hand, images from ALMACO Group This is the first instalment of what we hope will become a series of concise best practise advice from navies and their supplier in the perennial quest of “Getting It Right” – or, to be trendy, “GiR”. If your company or ship’s crew has a best practise to […]

SafeScan: Addressing the Urban Battlefield for Marine Expeditionary Forces

by Curtis Hand – photos from US Army-USMC and Iceni Labs When the US Army updated its Urban Operations Doctrine in December 2017, it began with defining the basic characteristics of urban operations as “those operations across the range of military operations planned and conducted on, or against objectives on a topographical complex and its […]

Allsalt Maritime introduces new shock monitoring systems for safer operations at sea.

Allsalt Maritime announced the launch of four new Kinetix models, each designed to provide easily assimilated guidance for maritime professionals to operate safely within designated shock and vibration exposure limits, reducing the risk of damage to vessels or injury to occupants. This is of critical importance for High-Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) for special operations and […]

Coffee Klatsch: Aeronautics Brings Clarity to UAVs, AI, DRI, the Modern MDBS

by Curtis Hand, images from Aeronautics Group unless otherwise noted While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Matan Perry, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development at Aeronautics Group. We wanted to have benefit […]

BIRD Aerosystems Signs to Deliver SPREOS DIRCM and STC Airworthiness Certification for the AeroShield POD on AIRBUS 

by Curtis Hand from release BIRD Aerosystems‘ advanced SPREOS DIRCM Solution will enhance aircraft protection by providing unique threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of all advanced IR-guided missiles. Using a semi-active interrogation radar, SPREOS confirms the validity of the incoming threat hence eliminating all false alarms, while precisely tracking and analysing the threat’s unique information […]

MKS’ Ophir Optics European Site Receives AS9100D Certification for Aviation, Space, and Defense Industry

from Release MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, is pleased to announce that the Ophir Optics Group facility in Europe (Bucharest, Romania – pictured above) is now AS9100D certified. The certification recognizes MKS’ ongoing commitment to providing innovative, high quality thermal imaging solutions for […]

Coffee Klatch: Rohde & Schwarz’ NAVICS – Connecting Anytime, Anywhere

Interview by Curtis Hand, images from Rohde & Schwarz While the coffee is brewing in a machine for someone’s cup somewhere, Maritime Security & Defence (MSD) magazine had a rare opportunity to catch up with and interview Mr Andrey Obolensky (photo below, right), Director of Sales and Product Management Navy, Rohde & Schwarz, explains what […]

tkMS Hands Over New Ships to Israel’s Navy

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) delivered the last two of four SA`AR 6-class corvettes to Israel’s Navy. During the small hand over ceremony, Managing Director Dr Alexander Orellano emphasised in his  speech to the guests and new ships’ crews the good professional and personal relationship tkMS cultivated with Israel’s Navy. Dr. Alexander Orellano: “In the six […]

CONTROP Taps Zalts for Top International BD Role

by Curtis Hand – images from Controp As a company specialising in the field of electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR) defence and homeland security solutions, CONTROP Precision Technologies announced the appointment of Mr Doron Zalts as its Vice President for International Marketing & Business Development.     According to Mr Hagay Azani, CONTROP’s CEO, Zalts has […]

DSEI Strategies: Influencing Decision-Makers, No Matter if You Can be There

by Stephen Elliott As publisher of Maritime Security & Defence (“MSD”) magazine, I usually do not make many public statements; often leaving this activity to our learned, seasoned and rather stoic colleague, Curtis Hand. As perhaps the largest exposition of odd-numbered years is planned for September, I call your attention to these two strategic opportunities […]

TECHNOLOGY PROFILE: Quality Switches Mean Quality Aerospace Performance

Source: Variohm EuroSensor Variohm EuroSensor is part of the USA-based World Magnetics family of products (e.g. the trusted Dietz and Design Flex brands) and represent the company  exclusively in the UK and Europe. Offering quality aerospace pressure switches,  Variohm EuroSensor Value Engineered Products (VEP) designs and manufactures aerospace-class pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switches. These […]

Naval Group Belgium Chosen to Perform “MIRICLE”

edited by Curtis Hand from release The European Commission selected a Naval Group Belgium-led consortium for the Mine Risk Clearance for Europe (MIRICLE) project. Within the  European Defence Industrial Development Programme framework and in line with PESCO’s project Maritime (semi-)Autonomous Mine Counter Measures (MAS MCM). Naval Group Belgium is a 100% subsidiary of Naval Group, […]

Naval Group Named Technical Coordinator for ETME-Led USSPS Project

edited by Curtis Hand At the end of a highly-contested competition, the European Commission selected a European consortium led by ETME (Greece) with two of the largest EU defence maritime manufacturers Naval Group (France) and Navantia (Spain) to fulfil the USSPS Project. Through the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) the highest level of naval […]

tkMS Receives Largest Order in Its History

edited by Curtis Hand from release thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) has officially been commissioned to build six identical Type 212CD submarines. The procurement organizations of Norway and Germany signed the corresponding contracts today. Due to the pandemic situation, the ceremony took place on a small scale and virtually; the customers were connected via video conference […]

CONTROP Buys ESC BAZ to Multiply DHLS Forces Efficacy

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specialising in the field of electro-optics and IR defence and homeland security solutions – announces the acquisition of Israeli company, ESC BAZ, which specialises in smart video and observation technology. The acquisition of the company will expand CONTROP’s portfolio, enabling it to provide end-to-end solutions for the HLS […]

The (Naval) Show Must Go On

Report and Photos by Yuri Laskin, Russia Country Manager and Correspondant The 10th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) was held in St.-Petersburg from 23 to 27 June this year as scheduled. Despite COVID-19, IMDS was run in a live format but the anti-COVID measures had strongly modified its profile. The show premises shifted this year […]

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