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Axis Communications | assessing the response to Government’s Protect Duty consultation findings

Following the publication on 10 January 2022 of the Government’s response to the Protect Duty public consultation[1], which ran from 26 February to 2 July 2021, Axis Communications’ Steven Kenny, Industry Liaison, Architecture and Engineering, examines the assessment: “Axis welcomes the response from Government and, indeed, from the majority of respondents to the consultation who …

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Michelle Russell named SIA Chief Executive

Michelle Russell has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom. Russell has been serving as Acting Chief Executive of SIA since October 2020.  The regulator’s new Chief Executive has over 25 years’ experience of working in regulation and regulatory environments …

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Plexal and UK DCMS launch Cyber Runway

UK government aims to support cyber start-ups

The UK government has launched a new scheme to help cyber start-ups, small businesses and scaleups launch and grow their businesses. Cyber Runway will see entrepreneurs and businesses get access to business masterclasses, mentoring, product development support, networking events and backing to trade internationally and secure investment so they can turn their ideas into commercial …

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Citadel Defense has won a sole source contract for $6M from the US DoD

Citadel wins US DoD counter drone contract

Citadel Defense has won a sole source contract for $6M from a Classified US Department of Defense customer to build and deploy an AI-powered counter drone solution. The system will be deployed at sensitive government locations and operated by non-specialist military personnel and first responders. The solution has been designed to autonomously detect, classify, track …

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InCadence wins 10-year biometric contract with US Department of State

InCadence wins 10-year contract for Ares mobile biometric system

InCadence Strategic Solutions has been awarded a 10-year, $46.8 million contract to provide technical advice, application development, installation, modernisation and operational support for the implementation of the Diplomatic Security Identity Assurance System (DSIAS) and the Ares mobile biometric system. “We are proud to have the opportunity to provide an award-winning technical solution that supports Department …

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AeroVironment has introduced its standardised modular payload interface kits for RQ-20B Puma tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

AeroVironment offers standardised modular payload interface kits for RQ-20B Puma

AeroVironment has introduced its standardised modular payload interface kits for RQ-20B Puma tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Modular Payload Standard was established by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in order to create a modular architectural standard for a wide variety of payloads on Groups 1 through 3 UAS. The kits enable third-party payload manufacturers, …

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Everbridge Announces Successful Deployment of National Public Warning System for The United Kingdom

UK national public warning system relies on Everbridge

Everbridge has successfully deployed its Public Warning Cell Broadcast technology within three of the largest Mobile Network Operators in the UK. This forms a key technology component of the UK Government’s first-ever nationwide emergency alerting system, planned for rollout later in 2021. The system allows the government to reach people quickly during national emergencies such …

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A contract worth over £230 million for the RAF’s Poseidon Maritime Aircraft fleet has been signed with Boeing Defence UK

UK RAF submarine-hunter fleet gets £230m boost

The UK government has signed a contract worth over £230 million for the RAF’s Poseidon Maritime Aircraft fleet with Boeing Defence UK (BDUK). Specialising in anti-submarine warfare, the Poseidon (P-8A) is the RAF’s multi-role maritime patrol aircraft. Working alongside the Royal Navy and close maritime allies such as the United States and Norway, Poseidon locates, …

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The Competition and Markets Authority

CMA consults on UK emergency services’ mobile radio network

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on whether to launch a market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network – the mobile radio network used by all emergency services in Great Britain. The move follows concerns expressed about the impact of the dual role of Motorola as the owner of the company providing the …

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