Doors open to Global MilSatCom, Europe’s leading military satellite communications event next week

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SMi will proudly host Europe’s leading military communications event for satellite professionals next week on the 8-10 November 2016. The 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition takes places at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK.

With over 450 confirmed attendees from all over the globe, 3 industry-leading keynote speakers, over 35 high-level industry presentations, 3 panel discussions and 2 interactive workshops, Global MilSatCom presents itself as an unmissable event of the year. Global MilSatCom 2016 also offers attendees’ access to the exhibition hall showcasing the latest technologies within the arena which will provide further networking opportunities for delegates with the leading operator and SatCom solution providers.

For further information please go to www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Nations confirmed to attend include: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.

Key presentations that will feature at the conference will discuss the latest topics on SatCom which include: SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

The best-to-date speaker line up includes leading satcom experts from UK MoD, U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, New Zealand Defence Force, U.S. Air Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa plus many more.

For full details on all speakers, presentations and workshops please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Latest confirmed organisations include: UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of Defence, UK Space Agency, NATO HQ, Italian Defence General Staff, Finnish Defence Forces, Danish Defence Aquisition and Logistics Organisation, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Army of the Czech Republic, DSTL, MilSatCom Systems Directorate U.S. Air Force, Italian Ministry of Defence, Royal Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office (U.S. Air Force), US NATO, Evertz, Honeywell, Inmarsat Govenment Services, L3 Communications, ViaSat, Dassault-Aviation, Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd, Euroconsult, Raytheon, Pegasus Global, Surrey Satellite Technology, Globecomm, Tesat Spacecom, Gom Space, INDRA SISTEMAS, ORBIT Communications Systems Ltd, Soditech, Renaissance Strategic Advisors, Intellian Technologies and many more.

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Global MilSatCom 2016 is sponsored by: SES (Lead Sponsor),   Airbus Defence and Space (Gold Sponsor). Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, GovSat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales, ViaSat. Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Unique Broadband Systems, XTAR.

18th annual Global MilSatCom

8th-10th November 2016

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews
Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 207 827 6168, amalick@smi-online.co.uk
Delegates/Groups: Contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054, jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk
Media: Contact Julia Rotar on jrotar@smi-online.co.uk

AFL launches Micro-Tactical Fiber Optic Cable

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AFLa global manufacturer of fiber optic cable and accessories, is adding to its tactical fiber optic cable line by introducing micro-tactical cable. Designed for rapid deployment in networks that require high mechanical performance specifications, AFL’s micro-tactical cable combines ruggedness with ultra-high fiber density. The military-grade cable withstands high tensile loads, severe crushing forces, repeated impacts and extreme temperatures.

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“Innovation in tactical fiber optic cables has been largely stagnant for the last several years,” explained Craig Stratton, market and development manager for AFL. “AFL recognized a need to offer a high fiber count solution to meet the increasing demand for reliable signal transmission in harsh environments.”

With fiber counts up to 96, the micro-tactical cable is the highest fiber count military grade tactical cable available on the market today. The higher fiber density allows for longer deployment lengths without sacrificing bandwidth. And with longer assembly lengths, optical connections are reduced thereby enhancing network performance.

AFL offers a variety of tactical cable jacket materials enabling the cable to be used in areas where it may be exposed to high temperatures, wet locations, industrial chemicals and severe mechanical stresses. The micro-tactical cable is ideal for the broadcast industry, as well as military, mining, rail and petrochemical applications.

For more information about AFL, its products and services, visit www.AFLglobal.com.

 

Unique Group appoints Felix Peña as Business Development Manager for Subsea Rentals and Sales

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Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, has appointed Felix Peña as the new Business Development Manager for Subsea Rentals and Sales. He will be based within the Operations Team at Unique Group’s Houston office.Felix has nineteen years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within sales and operational management. In his most recent position, he managed, planned, and coordinated multiple large rental projects for Forum Subsea Rentals at a global capacity. His career started with Kongsberg Maritime, which then moved on to BMT Scientific Marine and he has spent the last 12 years growing Forum Subsea Rentals.

Andy Doggett, Director for Unique Group’s Survey Equipment Division commented, “I am delighted to have Felix join our US business to focus on North and South America. He brings with him deep understanding of the market and excellent customer relationships in the sector. Adding Felix to the US team is part of the business development strategy for the Survey Equipment Division, as we continue to grow our US operation with key appointments.”

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For more information, please contact:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.comAndy Doggett, Director – Survey Equipment Division: andy.doggett@uniquegroup.com

Lessons from Facebook: how to hit your target audience whenever, wherever

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Facebook will be speaking at the 6th Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector in London.

Social media giant Facebook has joined the lineup of expert speakers for SMi’s 6th Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on the 14th & 15th of November in London.

Sean Evins, Government and Politics Outreach Manager of the world’s leading social networking service provider will be speaking on Day One of the event. Presenting on Social Engagement in the Government and Military Sector, Sean will highlight case studies and explore examples of recent Facebook use from various government officials. He will also show demonstrations on how marketers can use the Facebook platform to hit their target audience instantaneously.

Before joining Facebook, Sean was Partner Manager for Government & Politics at microblogging site, Twitter. Prior to this, he also held various positions under the US House of Representatives and the FBI.

Sean joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including Saab, Thales, UK MoD, US Army, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, NATO, United Nations and more. A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN.

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016 will feature case studies on successful use of social media in military exercises and key presentations on operational training, incorporating social media within information warfare systems, maximising media support and community engagement, social media strategy, future trends within the digital media landscape, and miltary recruitment.

A detailed programme, as well as registration details, can be viewed on the event website. For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at hdegracia@smi-online.co.uk. For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN

Unique Group will exhibit across two stands at OSEA 2016 29 Nov to 2nd Dec 2016

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We’d love for you to join us for discussions and a range of refreshments. We will be joined by the team from our latest acquisition, Oceanvision, in addition to our engineering and industry experts from across our global operation.

Where to find us

Stand 1J4-10 will be located at EIC’s UK Pavilion. Our staff will be present to discuss how Unique Group and its six multi-site divisions can deliver bespoke, off-the-shelf engineering solutions and cost-efficiencies for your business.

We’ll have several models and pieces of kit on display from our Specialised Boats, Survey Equipment, and Buoyancy & Ballast divisions.

Stand BQ6-01 will be found close to the Subsea Pavilion, located on the lower level of the venue. Our On-Site Engineering team will be available to demonstrate our Wellube brand’s hot tapping demo unit and discuss any requirements your business has for on-site engineering products and services. Our Diving & Life Support and Oceanvision teams will also be displaying a SAT system model and an ROV unit respectively.

For more information please visit: www.uniquegroup.com

Canada, Italy, UK and NATO to discuss networked warfare collaborations in Rome

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Canadian Army joins the speaker panel for Network Enabled Capability Technology 2017 in Rome

As North America continues to hold a dominant market share of the netcentric warfare market, SMi Group has confirmed that that Colonel Sean Sullivan, Director Land Command Information / G6 of the Canadian Army, has joined the speaker line-up for its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Colonel Sullivan will be presenting a keynote address which focusses on collaborations Entitled “Networked Warfare – Enabling Adaptive Dispersed Operations”, his presentation will address:

  • connecting decision makers across the battlespace;
  • increasing speed of mission execution through collaboration and shared situational awareness; and
  • modernizing the Canadian Army’s Land Command Support System

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme as its “Concept Developing & Experimentation” phase nears completion in 2020. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives from the Italian Armed Forces.

Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, technical program directors from the UK Ministry of Defence, and key industry players including Radionor. The panel will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £400 Early Registration Discount for bookings made by 31st October 2016. Visit http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN

Safety and quality effortlessly combined

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Incorrect measurements and tool inaccuracies in all industrial sectors can lead to hazardous consequences not least of all risk to personnel safety. So ensure operator safety and minimise downtime with HTL Worldwide’s range of Torque Calibration rigs.

A common misunderstanding is that only used tooling must be calibrated, when in actual fact calibration should also be carried out on new tooling to ensure accuracy is maintained from the beginning of use.

HTL, a Global OEM of controlled bolting equipment, recognises the critical importance of tool calibration, and have therefore designed highly safe, premium quality torque calibration rigs to allow clients to entirely control their own in-house calibration.

Mike Johnson, Group Director of Engineering, HTL Group comments:

The reality of accurate calibration is that it’s a necessity for industry but it mustn’t come at the expense of project downtime. The new range of torque calibration rigs bring to market a fully integrated piece of equipment incorporating unique safety features. The ability to calibrate tools to a planned schedule effectively contributes to reducing downtime, allowing client projects to run as planned.”

Technically suited to any industry or business who frequently calibrate torque tools, the HTL range of torque calibration rigs enhance the existing market offering by introducing a standardised range of quality torque calibration rigs, with the ability to customise to meet every individual requirement.

As part of the Premier range, the enclosure incorporates Norbar torque measurement equipment, an interlocked safety canopy, a heavy duty and robust modular frame, lockable pump cupboard and safety interlocks to ensure operator well-being during use. The Premier Rig also includes an integrated control panel, electric pump, a precision gauge and an emergency stop mechanism to further promote safe operation.

For further information please visit htl-worldwide.com call + 44 (0) 1670 700 018 or email sales@htl-worldwide.com.

 

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UK MoD to present updates on its MORPHEUS Programme in Rome

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Technical Director of the UK MoD’s MORPHEUS project joins speaker lineup for Network Enabled Capability next February in Rome.

 As the UK Ministry of Defence continues to invest in developing technical and business options to deliver the next generation battlefield command and control systems, SMi Group has confirmed that that Tony Reeves, Technical Director of the MORPHEUS Programme, has joined the speaker line-up for its launch conference on Network Enabled Capability Technology.

The event will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome, with aims to enable participants to help shape, develop and deliver digitization of information, equipment and maximize operational and common logistics platforms throughout the land domain.

Against this backdrop, Mr Reeves will be presenting a keynote address which focuses on adopting non-traditional solutions for tactical information systems. Entitled “Marrying Technology with User Demand for Tactical CIS”, the presentation will address

  • how traditional ways of delivering tactical capabilities will not meet future user expectations;
  • how the industry can contribute to new ways of delivery; and
  • the challenges in how defence meets user demand flexibly and rapidly

The conference will also explore updates of the Italian Army’s Forza NEC programme. Participants can expect presentations from esteemed Commander of the Italian Army Training and Doctrine Command, Lieutenant General Giorgio Battisti, as well as high-level senior representatives including

  • General (Ret’d) Vincenzo Camporini, Vice President, Former Italian Chief of Defence General Staff, Istituto Affari Internazionali
  • Lieutenant General Paolo Ruggiero, Deputy Commander of the NATO Land Command, Italian Army
  • Major General Antonio Bettelli, Commander Italian Army Aviation, Italian Army
  • Dr Alessandro Ungaro, Research Fellow, Istituto Affari Internationali

Featured speakers also include high-level military officers from NATO, SHAPE, US EUCOM, Greece, Netherlands and Norway, will deliberate how various network enabled capability programmes can impact operational effectiveness and help optimise the future of tactical warfare. In addition, programme managers will also discuss requirements and updates for key programmes.

A detailed agenda including a full list of speakers and their respective topics can be viewed on the event website.

There is currently a £400 Early Registration Discount for bookings made by 31st October 2016. Visit http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN for more details.

Network Enabled Capability Technology
1st – 2nd February 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome – St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy
http://www.networkenabledcapability.com/YDN

SSM Naval programmes, the most prestigious project of the Turkish Navy discussed at Naval Mission Systems Technology 2016

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Naval Mission Systems will take place next month in Rome, Italy on the 14th-15th November 2016.

“The signing of an agreement between Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defense Industry (SSM) with Turkish Sedef and Spanish Navantia for construction of a $1.2 billion landing platform dock (LPD) has emerged as the prestige project of the Turkish navy.” *(Source)

With just four weeks to go until the event, there is a new addition to the expert speaker line-up. Mr. Ayhan Cakici the Technical Leader (Patrol Vessel Program) from Turkish MoD SSM Naval Platforms will provide delegates with an Insight to SSM (Undersecretariat for Defence Industries) Naval Programmes.

During his session Mr. Ayhan Cakici will explore the sectoral strategy of SSM’s Naval Platforms, recent achievements in the export market as well as development and cooperation of naval projects. His presentation will provide attendees with updates and information into the Turkish Navy’s most prestigious project.

Other topics which will feature during the two day conference include combat management systems, unmanned and autonomous vehicles platforms, integrating key naval assets, F-110 Frigate Programme, HMS Queen Elizabeth programme and so much more. These will be addressed by senior military personnel and leading industry experts.

Benefits of attending:

• Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in Naval Mission Systems Technology

• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry experts, who are enhancing the effectiveness of Naval Mission Systems Technology

• Explore ways in which interoperability between nations and technological systems can be developed to maximise the proficiency of naval mission systems strategies and technology.

• Gain an accurate update on the Mission Systems being developed within programmes across Europe

For further information on the conference, visit the event website on www.navalmissionsystems.com/ydn

Naval Mission Systems Technology 2016 issponsored by SiRTEL SRL and UMS Skeldar AG.

For sponsorship packages, contact Drew Miller on +44 (0) 207 827 6128 or dmiller@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate registrations, contact Kevin Ayoko on: +44 (0) 207 827 6744 or e-mail kayoko@smi-online.co.uk.

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Naval Mission Systems Technology
14th – 15th November 2016
Rome, Italy
www.navalmissionsystems.com/ydn
Sponsored by: SiRTEL SRL and UMS Skeldar AG
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6128

Impact Subsea and Unique Group launch new generation of flooded member detection system

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A ground breaking underwater Flooded Member Detection (FMD) system has been launched today by Impact Subsea in collaboration with Unique Group.

The ISFMD offers a significant advancement in flooded member detection, providing a new level of clarity in non-destructive testing for the presence of water in underwater structures.

For use by divers or ROVs, water level, depth of reading, position of the sensor probe and temperature of water are all monitored and recorded. With 1mm accuracy and a range in excess of 100m, the ISFMD system provides an exceptionally high accuracy reading.

An advanced software suite provides a visual indication of all sample points along the underwater member or structure being surveyed. Upon completion of the survey, the software automatically generates a survey report with all recorded readings.

Following collaboration in the development of the system, Unique Group has been appointed as exclusive rental partner for the ISFMD system.

Commenting on the launch of the new system, Andy Doggett, Survey Equipment Divisional Director, Unique Group, stated, “We are delighted to collaborate with Impact Subsea on this exciting new FMD system. Following significant investment in Impact Subsea Altimeters, Depth Sensors and FMD systems we are able to meet customer demand for the latest underwater technology”.

For more information, please contact:

Unique Group Marketing Department: marketing@uniquegroup.com
Andy Doggett, Director – Survey Equipment Division: andy.doggett@uniquegroup.com
Ben Grant, Managing Director, Impact Subsea: ben.grant@impactsubsea.co.uk

Click here to visit Unique Group’s Industry Profile

Thales: Social Media is the military’s new battle front

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Thales to explore the human-centric perspective impacts of social media on the warfighter at SMi Group’s 6th annual Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector next month.

Thales, a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Space and Defence & Security markets, have recently launched a new Cyber and Consulting organisation which provides customers with consulting services in digital transformation and cybersecurity.

Against this backdrop, Alex Tartar, Head of Cyber at Thales UK has joined the expert speaker lineup for SMi Group’s 6th annual conference on Social Media Within the Defence & Military Sector which takes place on 14 & 15 November 2016 in Central London.

Speaking on Day One of the conference, Alex will present “Social Media: The Military’s New Battle Front”. This presentation will explore the human-centric perspective on the impacts of social media on deployed personnel in the information age. He will also discuss how the new digital environment may be influencing the war-fighter, presenting a new axis on the information battlefront.

Thales joins a global line-up of expert speakers shaping up the military social media landscape including Saab, Facebook, UK MoD, US Army, Bundeswehr, Irish Defence Forces, NATO, United Nations and more. A detailed list of speakers and their topics can be viewed on www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN.

Social Media within the Defence & Military Sector 2016 will feature case studies on successful use of social media in military exercises and key presentations on operational training, incorporating social media within information warfare systems, maximising media support and community engagement, social media strategy, future trends within the digital media landscape, and miltary recruitment.

A detailed programme, as well as registration details, can be viewed on the event website. For more updates on the conference, follow SMi Group on @smigroupdefence and join the conversation using #milsocialmedia on Twitter.

For media queries please contact Honey de Gracia at hdegracia@smi-online.co.uk. For delegate queries please contact James Hitchen at jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk.

Social Media within the Defence and Military Sector 2016
14 & 15 November 2016
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London UK

http://www.military-socialmedia.com/YDN

Preventative maintenance made simple

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Controlled bolting equipment manufacturer HTL Worldwide Ltd have released a specialist coating to extend the life of any structure or assembly; HTL Pro-Tect.

Offering complete joint preservation and corrosion prevention, HTL Pro-Tect is suitable for any mechanical and electrical application which is subject to climatic corrosion in any industry sector. With easy application and a life span of up to 25 years, the product will protect all mechanically exposed assemblies in the harshest environmental conditions including subsea.

The high strength nature of the product comes from its silicone base which forms a strong, resilient, and rubberised coating; averting moisture, debris, and water or oxygen ingress, therefore resulting in the workpiece being kept in its “as installed” condition. Non-marine pollutant, or toxic to the environment, HTL Pro-Tect is 100% recyclable.

The external part of any mechanical joint is highly vulnerable to the ingress of debris and moisture which can result in the degradation of bolted joints as well as corrosion damage. Excessive corrosion is hazardous and repair could mean unscheduled downtime for machining, failure and potentially replacement of damaged flanges, gaskets and fasteners.

Supplied as a complete kit with everything needed for application, this product promotes best practice engineering and is a major contribution towards maintaining critical joint integrity.

Easily removed by cutting and peeling back, HTL Pro-Tect is applied and removed as desired. Complete or partial reinstation is a simple secondary application.

Paul Storey, HTL Group Managing Director Comments:

An increasing demand from our client base to protect mechanical joints introduced us to the development and addition of HTL Pro-Tect to our complete portfolio of joint integrity solutions. With an unlimited amount of uses, the product is an essential inclusion for any joint preservation programme to maximise efficiency and cost savings. Additionally what has become clear is the unlimited potential for effective use of this product in any application subject to climatic corrosion.”

Contact HTL Worldwide today to find out more.

Visit htl-worldwide.com, call +44 (0) 1670 700 018 or email sales@htl-worldwide.com.

 

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RUD ICE Chain Pink Powder Coating acts as overheating indicator

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Ideal for Offshore Polar & Arctic Projects:

RUD ICE chain offers extreme resistance to temperatures from -60°c to +300°c which makes it the perfect choice for my offshore polar and arctic projects.

The ICE chain is coated with RUD’s innovative pink powder coating which acts as an overheating indicator. It shows the temperatures in which the chain can be safely used.

The chain cannot be used in temperatures above 300°c. If the chain reaches temperatures of 300°c or above it will turn from a pink colour to brown, then black which indicates that the chain is unsafe to use and must be taken out of service. The pink powder coating therefore offers a unique safety factor highlighting when the chain is no longer safe for use.

The advantages of RUD ICE chain are abundant. It offers a considerable 30% reduction in weight than Grade 80 chain, using less material and energy used due to its light construction & easier handling. It possesses a 60% higher breaking force than grade 80 chains, is extremely robust, tough and resilient to sharp and rough edges due to the chains increased strength.

Operating in hot or cold environments from -60°c to +300°c ICE Chain offers the solution to your lifting requirements. From offshore, arctic projects to extreme materials handling at ports or construction sites where sharp and rough edges are present, RUD’s ICE Chain offers ultimate strength and resilience to varied environments.
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For more information call 01227 276 611, Email: Katie.crane@rud.co.uk or visit us at www.rud.co.uk

 

Three new Waterbag sales, rental & service centres for Seaflex’s European network

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  • Seaflex waterbags now are stocked in France, Germany and Greece to service local demand for the testing of cranes, lifeboats, gangways and other load-bearing structures.

  • The number of Seaflex rental locations within Europe now increases to eight, stretching across the continent from Stavanger to Athens.

  • The sale of waterbags and convenient local through-life servicing support is also available from all these bases, to customers who prefer to purchase rather than hire such equipment.

Three New Waterbag Sales, Rental & Service Centres for Seaflex's European Network

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  • Seaflex have been helping contractors worldwide work more safely, efficiently and profitably since 1987.

As of early October 2016, the Seaflex brand of Unique Groups Buoyancy & Ballast division is delighted to welcome three new waterbag partners to their European network.

Seaflex WaterLoad™ bags and Seaflex-trained service technicians are now deployed at Acebi SAS of Saint Herblon, Nantes (France), Woell Marine Safety of Ahrensburg, Hamburg (Germany) and Navaltech of Piraeus, Athens (Greece).

The equipment servicing standard in each of these locations is exactly the same as in all other bases in the Seaflex network. Each and every bag will be thoroughly inspected and tested by a trained technician between rentals, so users can be assured that the bags they receive will do the job required of them straight out of the crate, first time, every time.

Alongside offering rental of this equipment within their domestic markets, these new partners are also able to offer the sale and subsequent local support of Seaflex waterbags up to the new and market-leading 100t WaterLoad™.

Chris Sparrow, Unique Group’s Buoyancy & Ballast Global Sales Manager commented, “We are extremely happy to have Allan, Sascha, Iraklis and their teams onboard as part of our ever-expanding Seaflex network. Their companies are well-known and well-respected within their markets, the Seaflex business model is a very neat fit with their current range of activities, and we are sure that the presence of Seaflex equipment combined with first-rate back-up will be of great interest to those involved in the testing of cranes, lifeboats and other load-bearing structures within the French, German and Greek markets.”

Contact:

For more information, please call Seaflex on +44 (0)1983 290525 or email seaflex@uniquegroup.com

C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools supplied to PTTEP Australasia

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C-Kore Systems successfully completed another campaign with PTTEP Australasia by supplying them with their C-Kore Subsea Testing Tools.

The C-Kore tools speed up and simplify subsea testing. They were used to fault-find electrical cables subsea where traditional measurement methods would have taken much more time to deploy and given less accurate results. The C-Kore units saved the customer a substantial amount of time with their repeatable results and streamlined reporting.

C-Kore is a subsea measurement tool used to test insulation resistance (IR) and confirm the integrity of subsea cables. It can be deployed remotely by ROV or diver.

Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore Systems commented, “It is satisfying to see our C-Kore units proving their worth to our customers. We are able to save them time and money on both fault finding and commissioning campaigns. In an environment where cost savings are so crucial, it just makes sense to use C-Kore.”

C-Kore Systems is sponsoring and exhibiting at SUT’s Subsea Controls Down Under Conference: Enhancing Value Through Technology on 19-20 October in Perth. Come and visit us!

For more information, please visit: www.c-kore.com

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Europe’s Leading Military Satellite Communications Event, Global MilSatCom returns to London this November

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SMi Reports (2016.10.12, London, UK): SMi have just announced, places are filling up fast for what is expected to be the biggest Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition to date.

 

Global MilSatCom 2016, taking place in London on the 8th-10th of November 2016 will bring together over 450 of the industry’s key senior military representatives alongside the world’s leading SatCom solution providers and operators. There will be over 120 military and government attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.

Global MilSatCom 2016 official website is www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Due to the growing threats to national space assets and exploitation of space as a part of political and military warfare, Global MilSatCom 2016 will provide the ideal platform for senior international military and government representatives to convene and discuss current challenges and threats facing the satcom community and get an exclusive outlook of the latest technology, equipment and services the industry has to offer.

 

Harriett Baldwin, Minister of State for Defence Procurement, UK MoD will provide the opening ministerial address. Air Commodore Nick Hay, Head Capability C4ISR, Joint Forces Command, UK MoD has now confirmed his attendance and will be providing a host nation address with an update on UK MoD Strategic SatCom.

“Global MilSatCom has built a fantastic following over its 18 year history and is now recognised as the leading event in Europe for satellite professionals. We are very proud to have this level of support from the UK Ministry of Defence. This level of involvement will attract even more interest and further establish Global MilSatCom as the industry’s leading event. Once again we thank the UK MoD for their continued support”. Dale Butler, Managing Director, SMi Group.

The three-day event agenda also includes unique presentations from U.S. Department of Defence, Brazilian Air Force, NATO NCIA, Department of National Defence Canada, Italian MoD, Danish Defence Command, Joint Staff, UAE Space Agency, Hungarian Defence Forces, European Space Agency, Belgian Defense, Australian Department of Defence, New Zealand Defence Force, DISA, DGA France, Norwegian Defence Logistics Association, U.S Marine Corps Forces for Europe and Africa, SES, Airbus Defence and Space, Eutelsat, Intelsat General, Viasat, Boeing, Thales, Newtec, OneWeb, Lockheed Martin, Northern Sky Research, O3b Networks, Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, GovSat and many more.

To view the complete 3-day schedule including all speakers and their topics please go to www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

Some of the important topics that will be covered by these speakers include; SatCom for governmental use, the SatCom AoA in the U.S, the renewal of European programmes and how emerging markets are satisfying their MilSatCom requirements, transforming MilSatCom with commercial technologies, evolution of protected resilient SatCom, TNS and HTS, Wideband Global SatCom, allied partnerships and interoperability and so much more.

For a full list of speakers and agenda please visit www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

SMi have also introduced two new pre-conference workshops taking place on the 7th November at this year’s event:

  • Workshop A: Architecting Space Systems, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation
  • Workshop B: The Low Earth Orbit Small Satellite Constellation Revolution, hosted by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Latest registered attendees include top decision makers from Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA, Singapore), U.S. Air Force (National Reconnaissance Office), Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation, I3TO Ministry of Defence Poland, Ministry of Defence Poland, Ministry of Defence Latvia, Ministry of Defence Singapore, Luxembourg Directorate of Defence, Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation, Turkish Navy, Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces, New Zealand Defence Force, NATO SatCom, Army of the Czech Republic, Italian Ministry of Defence, L-3 Communications, Indra, Hughes, GovSat S.A, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins Aviation, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, LinQuest Corp, Integrasys S A, Socitech, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and many more.

Gerard Donelan, Vice-President Defence and Security, SES: “Dear Industry Colleagues, On behalf of SES, I would like to welcome you all to SMi Group’s 18th annual Global MilSatCom conference & exhibition. As a long standing member and lead sponsor, SES is happy to be part of this prominent military satellite conference and exhibition in London. This is an exciting time for our industry with new technologies and technical innovations becoming more available, from planar antennas to software defined modems and  High Throughput Satellites just to name a few. These technologies are a result of our industry responding to the ever changing requirements of our defence and governmental customers. With many governments reducing spending budgets whilst increasing their requirements for information superiority, a challenging environment has been created for us all. Our aim as an industry is to respond to these challenges to ensure flexibility for the missions of the defence and governmental customers, whilst remaining within these budget constraints. New technologies and new ways of doing business are paving the way for exciting opportunities within the industry. This conference is an ideal platform to hear about these ideas in a knowledge sharing environment, involving decision makers, government representatives, military and other leading international industry professionals.”

Global MilSatCom 2016 is proudly sponsored by: Lead Sponsor: SES | Gold Sponsor: Airbus Defence & Space  |  Sponsors: Advantech Wireless, Avanti Communications, Boeing, Eutelsat, Hughes, Intelsat General, Lockheed Martin, GovSat, Newtec, O3b Networks, Raytheon, Thales and ViaSat Exhibitors: COMSAT, Comtech Telecommunications, Datapath, GATR Technologies, iDirect, Iridium Communications Inc, Satcube, SCISYS, Spacepath Communications, Spectra Group UK, The Aerospace Corporation, Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation Unique Broadband Systems and XTAR.

Delegate places now over 98% sold out for Global MilSatCom 2016! Those who are interested in attending are advised to contact SMi, the organisers, today to secure participation. Online registrations can be made at www.globalmilsatcom.com/yourdefencenews

German Navy provide the latest updates on F125 Frigates at the 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

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SMi Group’s 2nd annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will return to Rome, Italy on the 30-31 January 2017.

 

Monitoring maritime traffic whilst protecting maritime assets is an extremely difficult task. One of the ways this can be achieved is through the use of radars. This is just one topic that will be discussed at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017.

 

“The F125 frigate class is a completely new type of ship. With numerous innovations and a multiple-crew strategy it is a further showcase for the leading engineering expertise of German naval shipbuilding.” *(Source)

 

“Guidance and surveillance will involve EADS Cassidian’s TRS-4D active array radar, which will mount 4 fixed ‘faces’ divided between the 2 deckhouses. In addition to offering dual-island resiliency, an active array system offers all of its corollary improvements in reliability, sensitivity, and multi-targeting capabilities over passive phased array radars. Various electro-optical systems will be used to perform passive short-range surveillance that cannot be picked up by enemy sensors.” ** (Source2)

 

Hear from Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Command Support/C4I Missions & Operations, from the German Navy as he provides the latest updates on the F125 Frigate class with a presentation on ‘Advances in German Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Equipment and Technologies from 2016 Onwards’. He will speak on: Optimising surface warship maritime surveillance radar technology on the new F125 Frigates; enabling effective national maritime protection through multinational integrated networks; upgrades in the German MPA Fleet and exploring the future of German Naval C4ISR requirements.

 

With technology advancing in the field of maritime security, it is crucial to discuss the latest updates and advancements which can enhance the safety of the world’s oceans. Further technologies that will be discussed at next year’s conference include:  platform sensors, unmanned systems and space-based assets.

 

The 2017 line up will include senior representatives from : Royal Navy, Italian Navy, US Naval Forces Europe, EU Naval Force, PAE, Italian Air Force, Italian Coast Guard, French Navy, Israeli Navy, German Navy, C-SIGMA, NATO MARCOM, Belgian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, Portuguese Navy, European Maritime Safety Agency and more…

 

PLUS A POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

 

Running alongside the conference will be a post-conference workshop entitled ‘C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness.’ Which will be led by Guy Thomas the President of C-SIGMA.

 

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of October to save £200 off the conference price. Register at www.maritime-recon.com/ydn

For sponsorship packages and delegate enquiries, contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or
e-mail jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or zgale@smi-online.co.uk

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30 – 31 January 2017
Rome, Italy
www.maritime-recon.com/ydn
Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130
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Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth, Horizon Technologies, Pole Star Global, Sentient Vision Systems and Kongsberg Satellite Services
*(Source) http://bit.ly/2cQ8aG1
**(Source2) http://bit.ly/2cMNYbk

Unique Group’s Nigeria-based JV training centre secures pivotal accreditation

Unique Group's Nigeria-based JV training centre secures pivotal accreditation
Unique Group has recently announced that its training centre for Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems has obtained an accreditation from Nautical Institute. The training centre is located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and is a joint venture between Unique Group and Nigeria based Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety Centre.


Charkin Maritime & Offshore Safety Centre is a local and privately-held maritime training institution focused on providing the best-in-class safety and maritime training, anywhere in the world. It is a part of Charkin Group headquartered in Nigeria.

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The training centre will offer the DP Basic Operator and DP Simulator Courses which are now certified by the Nautical Institute. The DP Basic Operator course will mainly focus on defining the principles of DP and the components of a DP system. It will also impart knowledge about the relationship between vessel movement, position reference systems, sensors, computers, propulsion units and feedback. The DP Simulator course will help trainees to further enhance their DP knowledge and skills through hands on experience of simulation tasks. The other courses offered are the DP Introduction and DP Technical Courses.

Sharad Kumar, Group BDM at Unique Group commented, “We’re delighted to obtain an accreditation from the Nautical Institute and the accreditation comes at a time when Unique Group is significantly investing in its training division to impart world-class training standards by providing industry-specific individuals with top-class facilities and experienced trainers. The location of Port Harcourt is also of strategic importance to the Group and this is in line with empowering the local youth to enhance their maritime skills, thereby opening the path to improved maritime job prospects in Africa.”

Sir Charles K. Wami, CEO/MD at Charkin Group further asserted, “We’re happy to be partnering with Unique Group to offer trainings related to dynamic positioning. The initiative has been introduced due to the demand from the growing Sub-Saharan Africa maritime and offshore industry and will include a string of DP trainings so as to diversify our own portfolio of safety and maritime courses, all accredited to the best of quality and safety standards. Unique Group has vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the maritime industry and we’re eager to begin our training partnership.”

The accredited courses are scheduled to run on a monthly basis. The details will be divulged soon on uniques group’s training website:

https://www.uniquegroup.com/important-links/training

To view Unique Group’s Industry Profile, please click here

C-Tecnics welcomes new business developer and looks at expansion through innovation

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Scott Jamieson has been employed in Business Development for subsea camera and lighting company C-Tecnics. Scott has more than 30 years in the subsea industry as a senior manager in key equipment manufacturers around the world.

In spite of the offshore industry downturn, C-Tecnics are looking to the future and investing in personnel and new products. Director Mark Marie confirmed:

“We are planning for growth and expansion and believe that investment in excellent, capable personnel, along with releasing new products, is key to our future success.”

Scott continued,

 “I am looking forward to further establish the C-Tecnics brand  in International Diving, ROV and scientific markets. With the innovative catalogue of products that C-Tecnics currently has and are expanding upon, my main role is to raise global market awareness of the capabilities and products of the C-Tecnics brand.”

For more information about C-tecnics and its new products please contact: 

E- sales@c-tecnics.com
T: 01224 608 000

Click here to visit C-Tecnic’s Industry Profile

Trelleborg partners with Unique Group to extend presence in India

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Unique Group’s India office has been selected by Trelleborg’s offshore operation as one of its agents in India. As a part of the agreement, Unique Group’s base in India will offer the full range of solutions from Trelleborg’s offshore operation to customers within the region.

The decision was based on Unique Group’s successful track record and their dedicated, proactive team in the region.

Andy Hey, Key Account Manager at Trelleborg’s offshore operation, commented, “We are glad to partner with Unique Group’s India office as they have been our value added partner for the Middle East region for several years now. As they are renowned for their global presence, seamless sales and support structure along with a broad client reach, we are confident that Trelleborg’s offshore operations will have an even greater presence in the Indian market over the years to come.”

 

Sharad Kumar, Managing Director at Unique Group’s India office further added, “Our team in India is continually growing its presence in the region. India is a strategic market for the offshore industry and our partnership with Trelleborg will help us strengthen our global reach and help expand our innovative portfolio of services in the Indian subcontinent.”

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. Using advanced polymer material technology, Trelleborg’s offshore operation provides high integrity solutions for the harshest offshore environments and specialises in the development and production of polymers and syntactic foam, for all levels of the offshore industry.

This new partnership supports Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.

For more information please visit: www.uniquegroup.com/

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