Issue 1 Winter 2011/12 4
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Centre stage at DSEI
General Dynamics UK took centre stage at the recent Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) show – the world’s largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition.
Held at ExCel London, the
event saw General Dynamics UK more than double the number of delegations visiting its stand, compared with 2009, with 75 official delegations briefed. Overall, the event attracted 25,000 visitors from 100 countries.
The General Dynamics UK stand
included the first representative prototype of Scout SV – just 13 months into the demonstration phase of the SV contract – which was unveiled on the first day of the show. The Company also took the opportunity to show off its armoured vehicle solutions with its patented Electronic Architecture (EA) system, the Core Infrastructure Distribution System (CIDS), fully integrated within a Jackal vehicle.
The stand also featured a C4I
area, showcasing BCIP 5.4 and the Modular Deployed Operations Room (M-DOR), which was delivered to British forces this year.
Single source for imaging solutions
A new partnership between General Dynamics’ businesses Kylmar and Axsys Technologies means that global imaging-solution customers are now able to access the most comprehensive line of imaging offerings from a single source.
Launched at the DSEi show, the partnership means General Dynamics is able to meet a broad range of customer requirements through a full suite of high- performance camera systems. These systems leverage Kylmar’s and Axsys Technologies’ complementary expertise in precision optical and motion control subsystems.
Kylmar has been supplying electro-optic equipment
and systems to the UK and international markets for 20 years. From its inception, the Company has designed and manufactured highly capable electro-optical systems capable of being deployed for long periods of time, often in harsh operating environments, where high reliability is essential to a successful outcome.
“As recognised leaders in our field, this partnership will further strengthen the capabilities we are able to
Trusted to deliver
bring to the military, homeland security, aerospace and commercial markets,” said Peter Kyle-Henney, managing director of Kylmar.
Technologies is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, electro-optical infrared systems, multi-axis stabilised HD cameras, infrared lenses, optical systems and components and motion control products.
“Working in partnership, Kylmar and Axsys
Technologies will together be able to offer customers around the world proven imaging solutions on a wider variety of systems and platforms to identify unseen targets at short, medium and long ranges,” said Bob McGill, vice president and general manager of Axsys Technologies. “With service and support centres in Europe, the Far East and the United States, we’ll be close enough to our customers to ensure their equipment remains ready for every mission.”
The show saw the launch
of GeoSuite – a web-based multimedia common operating system that enables users at all levels of operations to collect, report and share information. It is deployable from the soldier level, operating at the front line, through to commanders orientating and deciding actions at command level, and brings a highly effective capability to any Battlefield Management System.
The Company also demonstrated
its leading surveillance and force protection capabilities with a selection of camera equipment from Kylmar and General Dynamics UK Force Protection solutions.
And other capabilities on display
included General Dynamics UK’s work in security and resilience, showcasing numerous programmes such as Shell’s Pearl gas-to-liquid field in Qatar and the Khalifa Port Industrial Zone port security programme in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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