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List / Directory of selected firms offering military and security hardware: advanced radio systems, armoring and armor products, communications technologies, military and security vehicles, sensing technologies, shelters, small aircrafts, specialized materials, and much more.


AeroVironment. AV has targeted two of these pioneering products - a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) named "Pointer," and a high-current electric vehicle charger called "PosiCharge". Small teams of soldiers use AV's small UAS to provide themselves with real-time situational awareness, which enhances their mission effectiveness.  Large corporations use PosiCharge to increase their productivity and improve safety for rapid cost reduction. [Information retrieved from About on 2 March 2008]:

> Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Antenna Systems & Solutions. We are an international distribution firm specializing in HF, VHF, UHF, WiFi and Microwave systems. We have assisted numerous organizations over the years realize their data and communications potential through precision planning and product integration. We are a member of Afcea.

> RF Jamming & Detection > High Quality Antennas > Installation & Engineering Services

Bristow Group. Based in Houston, Texas, we are the leading provider of helicopter services to the global offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated. The Company is one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. [Information updated from Who We Are on March 25, 2013]:

> Helicopter Sales

Chemring Group. Chemring is a specialist manufacturer of decoy countermeasures and energetic materials for the global defence, security and safety markets. The Group is built on a hundred-year history of innovation and development. We sell to over 80 countries, and our end-users include the military services, security forces, commercial marine operators and leisure sailors. [Information retrieved from Corporate Overview on 20 January 2007]:

> Pyrotechnics > Explosives ordnance disposal > Munitions > Countermeasures > Energetics

Daminex. We are a global distributor of communication equipment for more than two decades to humanitarian organizations, NGO’s, defence, security and government organizations as well as modern industry. [Information retrieved from home on 10 September 2009]:

Force Protection. We are the world's leading manufacturer of ballistic- and blast-protected vehicles, which have been used to support armed forces and security personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and other hot spots around the globe. [Information retrieved from Homepage on 10 August 2006]:

> Buffalo: the most advanced mine resistant vehicle in the world. It can be configured for multiple missions and is specifically designed to be repaired in the field.
> Cheetah: designedto achieve high protection levels in a small vehicle - size and agility make it ideal for reconnaissance, command and control, forward observation, urban operations, and homeland security missions.
> Cougar Series. The Cougar is a family of medium mine-protected vehicles which can be supplied in 4X4 or 6X6 layout.
> Joint All-Terrain Modular Mobility Asset (JAMMA): built as a first response vehicle to better equip and protect those who put their lives at risk in crisis situations.
> Ocelot: based on the success of our lineage of battle-proven vehicles and incorporates V-shaped hull blast-protection with modular flexibility (demountable and protected pods allow for multiple configurations - troop transport, fire support and materials transport - that are easily interchangeable in the field).
> Tactical Support Vehicle System (TSV): provides survivable logistics support capability essential for mobile operations.

ITL Defence & Security. Founded in 1973, ITL is a globally-recognized multi-disciplinary Defense Systems Group specializing in advanced solutions for land-based military and civilian defense and security integrating day/night target observation and acquisition capabilities alongside centralized, networked command and control. [Information retrieved from About ITL on 3 March 2008]:

Land Systems OMC. We are South Africa's primary military vehicle facility, covering all disciplines of the military vehicle spectrum from conceptualisation through design and development, manufacture and production and in-service support. [Information retrieved from Home on 1 October 2006]:

- Land Systems Gear Ratio. We develop and manufacture mechanical transmission products for special vehicles, mining and earthmoving equipment, industrial machinery and traction locomotives.

ManTech International Corporation. ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the United States government. Today, we are a $3 billion public company that provides the innovation, adaptability, and critical thinking our government needs for success in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, science, administration, and other fields. [Information retrieved from About Us on June 16, 2012]:

> Intelligence/Counter-Intelligence > Cyber Security > Systems Engineering > C4ISR Lifecycle > Mission Assurance

MEHLER Vario System. For more than 30 years Mehler (MVS) has been making protective vests for the police, military and special forces. Over 2,000 different models and more than 500 certified ballistic structures have been developed in close collaboration with the users and more than 500,000 protective vests delivered to customers all over the world. [Information retrieved from Company Profile on 12 May 2012]: [English website]

- Mehler Law Enforcement. MLE was created on 1st October 2005 by reforming MB Security GmbH. In addition to the armour products of MVS and our own European production facility for anti-riot equipment, we also work with many prestigious, internationally renowned manufacturers and partners serving the police and security market: [Information retrieved from The Company on 12 may 2012]: [English website:]

- Visit the MLE Online Shop at the GI Gear page: GO>>

OTT Technologies. While OTT is currently is ISO 9001 certification with acknowledged engineering excellence, it has been in operation since 1980 and has gained its expertise in the refurbishing of military vehicles as well as the design, development and manufacturing of armoured and mine protected vehicles. [Information updated from the OTT's website in November 2014]:

> Armoured Vehicles > Tactical Vehicles > Re-manufactured vehicles

Project Support Vehicles GmbH & Co KG. PSV is a German manufacturer of armored vehicles specialized in the supply of security vehicles for high-risk areas (e.g. the Middle East). We have designed an armor package that has been fully certified by an independend German shooting laboratory including separate blast tests. This offers our clients the maximum safety even when explosions by Improvised Explosion Devices (IEDs) and hardcore ammunition can be expected. [Information last updated on 28 February 2008]:

- Watch a movie about the certification process: click here

Radius Engineering International. We are a 30 year old company based out of Texas that provides underground shelters made out of fiberglass. [Information last updated 30 March 2008]

> Products

Ricardo. Ricardo is a leading provider of technology, product innovation, engineering solutions and strategic consulting to the world's automotive, transport and energy industries. [Information retrieved from About Ricardo on 22 September 2010]:

> Defence Systems and Technologies: a leading technology consultancy with heritage in both the automotive and land based defence sector: click here

Williams Aerospace. We are manufacturers of unmanned systems and an integrator of remote sensing technologies. We provide turn key solutions for government or corporate security needs. Our technologies are leading the way in unmanned systems technologies such as hybrid propulsion, artificial intelligence and user interfaces. [Information last updated 20 April 2008]:

> Products > Services > Research



This is a sample list. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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