Thursday, August 11, 2011

Defence Business Magazine Issue 3 2011

From 13-16 September, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi 2011) takes place at ExCeL in London's Docklands. The exhibition is well-known as a leading event for land, sea and air applications for the defence sector, but will this year include a much greater focus on security. The borders between defence and security have become more and more blurred over the last five years and the show has seen an increasing participation from companies specialising in areas such as border security and national security; this has resulted in DSEi focusing more on these issues and nations' responses to them. Plans include a Security Showcase and Demonstration area hosting live scenario and product based demonstrations. This platform allows exhibitors to promote their technology and services to a highly targeted audience including security and military delegations. From the security sector, leading specialist companies exhibiting at DSEi include G4S, Explora Security, Smiths Detection, Cristanini and Avon Protection. The latter specialises in the supply of advanced CBRN, hazmat and riot control respiratory solutions to the world's military and security services. Silver Sponsor Chemring EOD will be running a thought leadership session at the event and leading security prime contractors including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Finmeccanica and Raytheon will also be exhibiting. The US Department of Homeland Security is lending its weight to DSEi 2011 and will be giving a briefing on its latest national security requirements and technologies.