Industrial Partners

AFCEA provides a neutral forum for military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve. Founded in 1946 as Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, AFCEA is a member-based, non-profit international organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities. The association has more than 31,000 individual members, 148 chapters and over 1,630 corporate members. The Bonn chapter was founded in 1983. Today, AFCEA Bonn e.V. is one of the most active chapters in Europe with more than 100 corporate and 900 individual members.
Members of AFCEA regularly interact with professionals who come from the military services, government agencies, academia and our corporate members, all serving the national and international defense, intelligence and security industry. The Bonn chapter is part of a broad-based and highly respected global organization that is unique in its reach and effectiveness with a powerful voice and the robust exchange of ideas.
Members will find gratifying ways to advance their professions, networks and careers through AFCEA. AFCEA Bonn e.V. offers about 20 events to educate and exchange, including their flagship exhibit and show called “AFCEA Fachausstellung”.The AFCEA Fachausstellung, an exhibition with more than 140 exhibitors in 2018, is one of the leading exhibitions for the communications and electronics community in the defense and security area.
Beside their neutral exchange platform, AFCEA Bonn e.V. offers scholarship programs for graduates, schools and young professionals and academics, including international awards and programs.



The waterproof and impact-resistant iPad cases from Andres Industries AG (Berlin) are the only Apple cases that allow charging without opening the case. The case is simply plugged into the car cradle together with the iPad and can be charged while driving. If necessary, it can be removed in a second. Further extensive accessories such as hand loops and shoulder straps make cost-effective office technology reliably suitable for use. We have already successfully equipped many fire brigades worldwide with our technology. Our customers are the German Capital Fire Brigade and one of the largest ambulance companies in the USA.
The TILO-3 is currently the smallest thermal imaging goggle in the world. It can be worn comfortably on the helmet and is therefore very well suited for the detection of flaming nests, but also for the search of missing persons.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/TranslatorAndres Industries AG
Wattstr. 11-13, 13355 Berlin
andres@andres-industries.de
http://www.andres-industries.de
Tel.: +49 30 45 80 39 00


Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) business is a global technology enablement company that brings innovative IT solutions to market to solve complex business challenges. Arrow delivers value-added distribution, business consulting and channel enablement services to the world’s leading technology manufacturers and their channel partners that serve commercial and government markets.
Learn more: http://www.arrowecs.de/.


Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting-edge technologies and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across all business sectors. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
For more information, visit: atos.net


The BDSV represents the interests of the German Security and Defence Industry nationally and internationally. Additionally, it aims at increasing the visibility of Germany’s highly competitive Security and Defence Industry.
The BDSV has established itself as the point of contact for questions regarding the defence industry, industrial cooperation and information on security and defence matters. The responsibilities of the BDSV are divided into, first, “Advocacy and Lobbying”, second, “Press and Communications”, and third, “International Cooperation”.

  • The BDSV is the point of contact for policy-makers, government departments and foreign governments. It fosters the information flow of national and European decision makers on industrial policy, R&D as well as other relevant issues.
  • As media coverage is increasing nationally and internationally, the BDSV exhibits an enhanced media presence of the German security and defence industries. The BDSV is the direct point of contact for representatives of the national and international media, actively contributes to Social Media debates, and regularly provides its member companies with information on current developments. Our association engages in civil society debates at universities and continuously updates journalists on challenges related to the defence and security industries.
  • The BDSV coordinates NIAG activities as the national point of contact for the German industry. It also organises the ASD’s activities in the Land, Naval, Air and IT domain. The BDSV fosters cooperation with foreign security and defence industries.

The member companies of the BDSV are highly qualified suppliers and partners of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) and of the ministries entrusted with responsibilities regarding national security. Our industry is an indispensable part of German security interests and contributes to the protection and security of Germany’s citizens.


Bechtle AG has about 70 IT system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With its e-commerce companies in 14 countries, Bechtle is one of Europe’s leading IT enterprises. Founded in 1983, the group is headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany, and currently has more than 9,600 employees. Bechtle offers its more than 70,000 customers from the fields of industry and trade, the public sector and the financial market a comprehensive, cross-vendor portfolio of IT infrastructure and IT operation solutions. Bechtle is listed in the MDAX and TecDAX indexes. In 2017, the company’s revenue amounted to approximately €3.6 billion. For more information, see bechtle.com.


BEITEN BURKHARDT is a commercial law practice with more than 290 lawyers, founded in Germany and active worldwide. Our wide range of expertise covers all areas of commercial law relevant to our clients, whether listed companies, large medium-sized companies, multinational corporations, the public sector or foundations.

In our Government & Public Sector team 34 highly qualified and specialized lawyers advise, support, and represent public entities at federal, state and regional level in all legal matters regarding public contracts, procurement procedures or concessions.

For many years, BEITEN BURKHARDT has focused on the defence and security sector. Our longstanding expertise enables us to provide optimal legal support to our clients in the national and international procurement markets, giving them the tools to respond to the changing legal framework.



Orbis has information on around 300 million companies, 175 million people in 315 million roles, and 43 million beneficial owners. It’s the ideal tool for intelligence services to identify, verify and link individuals and companies globally.
We capture data from a wide range of sources then treat, append and standardize it to make it richer, more powerful and easier for you to interrogate. One of the main benefits of Orbis is how easy we make it to compare companies across the globe.
Orbis has an extensive people database with individuals linked to current and previous positions, and other individuals and companies, nationally and globally:

  • directors, managers and other contacts at companies
  • advisors
  • auditors
  • board and committee members
  • beneficial owners and global and domestic ultimate owners

Die Cyber Akademie GmbH ist ein unabhängiges Aus- und Fortbildungszentrum zum Thema sichere Digitalisierung in Staat, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, IT-Sicherheit und Datenschutz. Die Cyber Akademie versteht sich als Kompetenzzentrum, welches Experten und Verantwortliche aus Wirtschaft, Verwaltung, Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben und Wissenschaft zusammenbringt, um Trends und Entwicklungen zu erörtern sowie an der Entwicklung von IT-Sicherheitsstrategien und praxisnahen Lösungsansätzen mitzuwirken. Neben der Durchführung von entsprechenden Veranstaltungen (Konferenzen, Themenworkshops, Gesprächskreisen) gehören etwa 50 Aus-und Fortbildungsseminare aus den Bereichen IT-Sicherheit und Datenschutz, die sich in die Bereiche Recht, Organisation, Technik und Personenzertifizierung unterteilen, zum Portfolio der Cyber Akademie. Des Weiteren bietet die Cyber Akademie spezielle Trainings u.a. in den Bereichen Notfall- und Krisenmanagement, der Netzwerkverteidigung oder im Bereich Cyber Defence Simulation an.


A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

Visit us at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.


Digital intelligence for a safer world
Digital data plays an increasingly important role in investigations and operations of all kinds. Making data accessible, collaborative and actionable is what Cellebrite does best. As the global leader in digital intelligence with more than 60,000 licenses deployed in 150 countries, we provide law enforcement, military, intelligence, and enterprise customers with the most complete, industry-proven range of solutions for digital forensics, triage and analytics.
By enabling access, sharing and analysis of digital data from mobile devices, social media, cloud, computer, cellular operators and other sources, Cellebrite products, solutions, services and training help customers build the strongest cases quickly, even in the most complex situations. As a result, Cellebrite is the preferred one-stop shop for digital intelligence solutions that make a safer world more possible every day.


Der Cyber- und Informationsraum der Bundeswehr (CIR)
Um die Chancen der Digitalisierung zu nutzen und sich gegen Gefahren aus dem Cyberraum zu schützen, hat die Bundeswehr ihre entsprechende Expertise im neuen Organisationsbereich Cyber- und Informationsraum (CIR) gebündelt. Das Aufgabenportfolio ist sehr vielfältig. Von zentraler Bedeutung ist der Schutz und Betrieb eigener IT-Systeme. Darüber hinaus leistet das Militärische Nachrichtenwesen einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Schutz deutscher und verbündeter Soldaten. Dabei steht das Erkennen und Abwehren von Anomalien und Angriffen im eigenen digitalen Territorium der Bundeswehr im Mittelpunkt. Der Geoinformationsdienst der Bundeswehr bringt zudem sämtliche Geo-Faktoren und deren Auswirkungen lagebezogen in die Planungs- und Entscheidungsprozesse der Streitkräfte und des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung ein. Außerdem tragen die Angehörigen des Organisationsbereichs CIR durch eine enge Zusammenarbeit mit nationalen und internationalen Institutionen zu einer gesamtstaatlichen Sicherheitsvorsorge bei und stärken so die Cybersicherheitsarchitektur Deutschlands.


Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco delivers intelligent cybersecurity for the real world, providing one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio of solutions across the broadest set of attack vectors. Cisco’s threat–centric and operationalized approach to security reduces complexity while providing unmatched visibility, consistent control, and advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack. For more information visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/security


Computacenter as an IT Service Provider advises organizations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology and manage our customers’ infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in the public sector and defense maximise productivity and the business value of IT.
With the portfolio elements Digital Me, Digital Trust and Digital Power Computacenter advises its customers from the user, the network and IT security up to data centers in all topics around IT. Private and public clouds are a large part of our expertise, as well as the handling of innovative technologies and ways of thinking such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain Technologies and Big Data/Analytics scenarios and DevOps strategies.
Computacenter operates Infrastructure Operations Centers and Group Service Desks across Europe, North and Middle America, in South Africa and Asia from which our employees provide user support in 18 languages. Customers with global requirements are served through an extensive international partner network, which mirrors the requirements of our European-headquartered client base.


Damen Shipyards Group’s defence and security portfolio is perfectly suited to today’s maritime security challenges. From fast interceptors and modular auxiliary vessels to the most sophisticated combatants and from highly efficient coast guard boats to state-of-the-art air defence frigates and strategic joint support ships – it includes virtually every type of vessel that a modern navy demands. From 7 metres long and all the way up to 200+ metres.
Experience
We have the experience – just look back at our 140-year history. Constantly striving to deliver the best, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has designed, built and developed vessels for naval clients all over the world. Damen Shipyards Group’s defence and security portfolio is perfectly suited to today’s maritime security challenges.


Operationally Ready Systems
We solve challenges completely
The development, integration and in-service support of operationally ready systems brings with it many complex challenges of a technical and logistical nature. Components from differing manufacturers must be able to work together effectively. Complex functionality must remain intuitive to use, the user must be involved with realistic concepts from an early development phase, and, of course, the systems must remain combat ready throughout an often extremely long lifecycle.
ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY has always been passionate about meeting the demanding technical and operational requirements of our German government customers: Vendor neutrality and customer loyalty are extremely important criteria for us in providing the right solution. Proactive, forward-looking, we create operational innovation to focus on meeting the future challenges in internal and external security. Our vision, action and the variety of solutions we create result from our deep knowledge of the defence domain and from our connection and solidarity with our long-standing customers.
ESG was founded over 50 years ago, to reduce the conflict potential in embedded systems and to ensure that the inherent complexity remains manageable. As a manufacturer-neutral prime contractor, in all questions of system development, ESG DEFENCE + PUBLIC SECURITY takes its responsibilities very seriously and has, for over a half century, delivered a highly valued contribution to the preservation of internal and external security.


Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced new generation multi-/swing-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market. As Europe’s largest military collaborative programme, it delivers both air dominance and effective air to ground capability through leading-edge technologies and unrivalled performance. It has been ordered by nine nations (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Qatar).
Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of its Eurofighter Partner Companies (EPCs) Airbus Defence and Space, BAE Systems and Leonardo. The twin-engine aircraft is the effective, proven and trusted backbone of European air power and sustains approx. 100,000 highly-skilled jobs and a network of about 400 suppliers.
Since Eurofighter Typhoon entered into service in 2003, over 600 orders have been accumulated, more than 500 aircraft delivered and more than 500,000 flying hours achieved with unparalleled levels of reliability. Final assembly facilities are based in Warton, UK; Manching, Germany; Getafe, Spain and Turin, Italy.
The customer nations, working with industry support, ensure Typhoon is available for full operational duty, protecting and defending national air space 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to these Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) missions, roles of the aircraft also include, for instance, air dominance, close air support, deep strike, etc.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is playing a key role in a number of operational deployments such as NATO’s Baltic Air Policing in the Baltic States as well as engagements in Syria and Iraq.


General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS)
GDELS is a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation. As the Transatlantic Partner for Land Defense in Europe GDELS conducts its business and services through operating sites in Austria (GDELS-Steyr), Germany (GDELS-Deutschland), Spain (GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas), Switzerland (GDELS-Mowag) as well as presences in Czech Republic, Denmark and Romania. With around 2.200 highly skilled technical employees, GDELS is one of the leading suppliers for wheeled and tracked armored vehicles and amphibious bridge and ferry systems in Europe. Today, more than 19 NATO and EU partner states rely on GDELS vehicles and bridge systems. The M3 and IRB amphibious bridge and ferry systems are one of the key assets for NATO to secure military mobility. For more information, please visit www.gdels.com


HENSOLDT – Innovations for a safer world

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company headquartered in Munich/Germany is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.
HENSOLDT’s portfolio includes various sensor technologies, which, when combined, allow detection capabilities to be improved substantially. The company’s main areas of activity are Radar/IFF, Optronics, Electronic Warfare and Avionics. As a technology leader, HENSOLDT also follows an innovative approach to cyber security. The company develops security-hardened basic IT systems for this rapidly growing area, which are impervious to hacker attacks and inherent hardware weaknesses.


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is Israel’s largest Defense Company and a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced systems for air, space, marine, ground, and cyber applications, for the military-defense as well as for the civilian markets. Positioned in the forefront of technology, IAI has developed throughout the decades of its existence a broad range of breakthrough products and systems that help advance Israel’s national security as well as industrial, technological and economic standing.
IAI was founded in 1953 as an aircraft maintenance company. From an early stage, it worked closely with Israel’s Air Force, fulfilling its evolving needs, thus contributing to the defense of the young state besieged by its neighboring countries. Since the 1950’s, IAI has been expanding in multiple directions, becoming a national know-how center and authority on aerial defense, missilery, radar, satellites, unmanned vehicles, civil aviation, intelligence systems and cyber. IAI’s profound involvement in the design and manufacturing of advanced defense system for Israel’s national security has won it dozens of Israel Defense Prizes.


From digital business to cognitive business – to assist companies of all sizes with the digital transformation of their business models and to harness the opportunities that digitalization offers them, IBM is focused on the growth initiatives Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Enterprise, Social Business and Security. These strategic areas are for IBM the basis of both its constantly expanding solution portfolio and its progressive transformation into a cognitive solutions and cloud platform provider. Innovation is the core of the IBM strategy. With the IBM Watson Group, newly launched in January 2014, IBM underscores the importance of cognitive computing for the company in a new era of IT systems that can learn, argue and interact with humans in natural language. The cognitive system IBM Watson was designed to handle the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of enormous amounts of unstructured data in fractions of a second on the basis of natural language. It is able to collect information from data independently and to draw conclusions from it.


Hexagon Geospatial helps you make sense of the dynamically changing world. Known globally as a maker of leading-edge technology, we enable our customers to easily transform their data into actionable information, shortening the lifecycle from the moment of change to action.
Now part of Hexagon Geospatial, Luciad delivers geospatial software solutions that power the world’s mission critical operations. Our applications simplify the lives of developers and end users with advanced visual analytics that allow them to unlock the potential of real time location intelligence and create the foundations for next generation geospatial systems.


L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space.

L3 is composed of three business segments:

ISR Systems
ISR Systems offers a diverse portfolio of integrated solutions for the global ISR market across the sea, land, airborne, space and cyber domains.

Communications & Networked Systems
Communications & Networked Systems delivers products and services for the global communications market, specializing in strategic and tactical airborne, space, ground and sea-based communication systems.

Electronic Systems
Electronic Systems provides a broad range of components, products, subsystems, systems and related services for military and commercial customers.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees. The Company has a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.

Leonardo’s structure is organised into seven Divisions. The Company also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures. Main subsidiaries and joint ventures are:

Leonardo DRS (which is based in the U.S. and focuses on the supply of products, services and integrated support to the Armed Forces as well as to intelligence agencies and defence companies).
Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space (joint ventures established with Thales respectively for satellite services and for the manufacture of satellites and orbiting infrastructure).
ATR – Regional twin-engine turboprop aircraft.
MBDA (joint venture established with BAE Systems and Airbus for missile systems).
Avio Space launchers and spacecraft propulsion.
Elettronica Electronic defense systems and equipment.


Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We also provide a broad range of management, engineering, technical, scientific, logistics, system integration and cybersecurity services. Lockheed Martin serves both U.S. and international customers with products and services that have defense, civil and commercial applications and our main areas of focus are in defense, space, intelligence, homeland security and information technology, including cybersecurity.

The company operates in four business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Space, previously known as Space Systems. We organize our business segments based on the nature of the products and services offered.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is home to the F-35 Lightning II — with stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35 is the most survivable and connected fighter aircraft ever built.


With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2017 MBDA achieved revenue of 3.1 billion euros with an order book of 16.8 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems. MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development.
MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).


Mobile technology changes the world. There are billions of mobile devices such as phones, tablets, GPS units and watches. Even where there are no computers, people use mobiles. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we bring our mobile devices.

This is also true for people who break the rules of society. They use mobile devices and that can be a good thing. Mobile technology leaves traces, like digital footprints. These can reveal a hidden world – a fragmented world at times, but a world that points to the truth. It is our task to help our customers search for that truth, in order to make the world a safer place.

MSAB takes responsibility for delivering the best possible solutions for mobile forensics. This means that we also stay ahead of the game; with our products and services, with our vision and energy, with our people and how we do things. We are the pioneers of our industry. Our promise is simple: MSAB – When you want to stay ahead


Nammo is an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in Norway. With 2 400 employees in over 30 sites and offices in 13 countries, the company is one of the world’s leading providers of ammunition and rocket motors for both military and civilian customers.

The company was founded in 1998, merging three major Nordic defense companies: Celsius AB, Patria Oyj, and Raufoss ASA. Today, the Nammo Group’s shareholders are the Norwegian Government (50 percent) and the Finnish defense and aerospace group, Patria Oyj (50 percent).

The Nammo Group operates through five business units: Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Ammunition, Shoulder Fired Systems, and Aerospace Propulsion.

Eighty percent of Nammo’s business comes from national armed forces and defense industries in the countries of operation. The remaining portion comprises commercial sales of services and sports and security products. Nearly 90 percent of 2017’s revenue (NOK 4.45 billion/EUR 467 million) came from sales in Europe and North America.


Ortech specializes in research, development, manufacturing and integration of defense technologies for buildings, sites and strategic facilities shielding against blast, ballistics and forced entry risks according to Various threat levels and industrial safety risks. We use composite materials technologies for protection and improvement of defense of sites and structures. The company offers comprehensive protection capability according to customer needs, induding reference doorways, windows and doors, public areas and special needs. Ortech is supplier of Israel defense ministry and hold also ISO 9001 :2008 standards.


Reliable and secure IT Solutions for critical missions
With over 30 years’ experience in mobile computing our leading mobile technology has been optimizing our customers’ operations, delivering robust reliability, extended battery life and sunlight-readable displays the world over.
The fully rugged devices are certified in accordance with IP65 (IP68 in certain cases) plus MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461E. Outstanding robustness in conjunction with long-lasting batteries as well as concealed mode (for some models) always ensures unlimited data access and communication capabilities – even in adverse conditions such as rain, snow, cold or heat, blinding sunlight, after impacts or vibrations in work vehicles.
Since many years Panasonic CPS is market leader having a 67 percent share of the European market for rugged and durable notebooks/2-in-1 devices as well as a 56 percent share of the market for robust tablets (VDC Research, March 2017).
For further information please visit toughbook.eu.


Since its foundation in Bilbao in 1990 Panda Security has been fighting against any kind of threat to IT infrastructures of companies up to home users. As a pioneer in the IT security industry the development team has repeatedly succeeded in substantially increasing the security level of their customers because of major technological milestones. Panda Security has its headquarters in Spain, is currently present in 56 countries, protects over 30 million users worldwide and provides its solutions in 23 languages. Panda Security is committed to the cloud security model, eliminating the need for extensive investment and simplifying all management and maintenance processes. This model gives our customers the most effective protection with a minimal impact on the performance of their systems, freeing up resources thanks to a cloud-based scanning and classification process that deals with the thousands of new malware samples received every day.


Photonis is the world leader in the development & production of innovative Image Intensification Technologies for Defence & Security, Aerospace and Science. Working with European Technical & Science institutes as well as end-users, we create the highest performance sensors, whilst minimalizing weight and size. Our factories in France & The Netherlands produce unrivalled sensors for Night Vision that assist EU (& NATO) Military & Security Forces in exceeding their operational requirements for deployment worldwide and at home.
Photonis’ 4G Night Vision Technologies excel in the best Detection, Recognition and Identification ranges in all types of terrain from arctic, mountains, forests to the deserts due to its extended bandwidth. It also offers the clearest image in dynamic urban lighting conditions (ultra-fast auto-gating & smallest halo) thus providing the best Situational Awareness and Identification potential regardless of the mission.
As an European non-ITAR products supplier, Photonis enables procurement of the highest performing (FoM) Night Vision sensors available in the market, simplified logistical handling and fast delivery & maintenance.


We are a company of over 6,000 dedicated people providing technological and scientific expertise that helps our customers protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

QinetiQ in Germany operates a fleet of aircraft used to provide operational readiness training for the German Forces, US Air Force in Europe and NATO countries. By providing Close Air Support, Air-to-Air, Maritime Air Operations and Intercept Controller trainings to Army, Navy and Air Force we delivery mission critical training to a fraction of the cost of combat jets. Through special sensors, we provide ISR training and campaign support all over Europe.

In our Special Mission Aircraft conversion centre, we modify aircraft and integrate mission equipment and sensors, tailored to customer requirements. We provide test and evaluation in the air, on ground or at sea for a wide range of systems .

QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers’ needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience and our unique science and engineering expertise to equip them with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.
Visit us at www.QinetiQ.com


For more than 100 years, Raytheon has proven its commitment to partnering with allies in Europe to advance new technologies, drive innovation, foster local industry and increase protection across the full spectrum of threats. In a world of uncertainty, Raytheon is defending our transatlantic partners against constantly evolving risks including: ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, drones and cyber threats. More than 2,500 Raytheon employees call Europe home, and the continent accounts for two-thirds of our international partners. We have a long history of collaboration with European industries, working with large and small organizations alike to grow local capacity and transfer knowledge.
Here in Germany 1,000 Raytheon employees, in three companies, provide a wide range of German products and advanced solutions, together with many trusted partners. Raytheon Anschütz GmbH, in Kiel, is a leading integrator of maritime systems globally as well as center for air & missile defense in Germany. Raytheon Professional Services GmbH, in Rüsselsheim, provides advanced training solutions for large organizations across Europe. And Raytheon Deutschland GmbH, in Freising, provides airborne sensors and electronic warfare systems to the German Armed Forces and NATO allies. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass, USA. Follow us on Twitter.”


The Rheinmetall Group is a powerful, internationally successful corporation. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The Defence sector of the Rheinmetall Group is among the defence and security industry’s leading providers of innovative products for armed and security forces. Rheinmetall provides system and partial system solutions as well as a broad portfolio of services for capability in the areas of mobility, reconnaissance, effectiveness, protection, training and simulation solutions.


RSA® Business-Driven Security™ solutions uniquely link business context with security incidents to help organizations manage risk and protect what matters most. RSA solutions are designed to effectively detect and respond to advanced attacks; manage user identities and access; and reduce business risk, fraud and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users worldwide and works with more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500.
Learn more: http://www.rsa.com/.


RUAG entwickelt richtungsweisende Innovationen und international gefragte Hochtechnologie in den Bereichen Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie Sicherheits- und Wehrtechnik. Mit insgesamt fünf Divisionen verfügt RUAG über eine starke internationale Marktpräsenz. An der Berliner Sicherheitskonferenz wird der Konzern durch RUAG Defence und RUAG Ammotec vertreten sein.

RUAG Defence ist ein führender, unabhängiger Integrator, Upgrader und Instandhalter für landbasierte Defence- und Sicherheitssysteme. Zum Kerngeschäft gehören Produkte und Dienstleistungen für Ketten- und Radfahrzeuge, die realistische Soldatenausbildung sowie zuverlässige Informations- und Kommunikationsinfrastrukturen. Hinzu kommen ballistische und elektromagnetische Schutzlösungen. Zum Portfolio gehören zudem die Wartung und der Betrieb sowie die Integration und innovative Upgrades relevanter Systeme.

RUAG Ammotec ist mit den Geschäftsbereichen Jagd&Sport sowie Armee&Behörden europäischer Marktführer für Kleinkalibermunition, pyrotechnische Elemente und Komponenten. Die Präzisionsmunition für Spezialeinheiten wird weltweit nachgefragt. Auch zum Angebot gehören Grosskaliber-Trainingssysteme, Handgranaten und die umweltgerechte Entsorgung von pyrotechnischen Produkten.


Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a German riflescope and opto-electronic system manufacturer. The family-run company was founded in 1957 by Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Bender. With more than 100 employees Schmidt & Bender develops and produces products of the highest quality and reliability with an optimum benefit for the costumer in all fields of application Hunting, Sport, Police and Military.
Therefore Schmidt & Bender is one of the world‘s leading riflescope manufacturers which are particularly appreciated by Special Forces. In constant dialogue with our customers new products were developed and optimized like the Ultra Short line for a better usage with in front mounted night vision devices. Another successful product of this process is the 1-8×24 PMII ShortDot Dual CC which won directly the Bundeswehr tender “patrol configuration G28, part optics”


secunet Security Networks AG is an IT security partner of the Federal Republic of Germany and one of the leading providers of sophisticated IT security solutions in Europe. The armed forces, military authorities and organizations have a particularly strong need to protect the confidentiality of their (classified) data. Intelligent IT security architectures are crucial for efficient, needs-based provision and processing of this data. Based on many years of experience the Defense Division of secunet supports military customers – focusing on encryption and cyber security – conceptual and with system integration. SINA, the cryptographic architecture enables the secure processing, storage, transmission and verification of classified information up to and including German national SECRET, NATO SECRET and EU SECRET. The product spectrum ranges from different cryptographic clients to IPsec gateways and Ethernet encoders. More than 100,000 SINA systems installed worldwide document a high level of acceptance in the national and international market.


Secusmart GmbH
Since being founded in 2007, Secusmart GmbH has developed into the global expert in secure communications it is today. Secusmart, a BlackBerry® subsidiary since the end of 2014, has been providing German government agencies, ministries and other official bodies with anti-eavesdropping solutions for mobile devices for more than eight years.

Secusmart is managed by its founder Dr Christoph Erdmann and Daniel Fuhrmann, who has been working for the company from the outset. Under their leadership, Secusmart has steadily grown and now supplies its trusted solutions to more than 20 governments worldwide. Today the German Federal administration alone has more than 12.000 devices in use.

Thanks to its spirit of innovation and development skills, Secusmart will continue to enjoy success by further transforming the provision of secure mobile communications for many years to come.



The SOLDIERS AND VETERANS FOUNDATION has come into existence in November 2013. Right from the start, our slogan has been: “TRUST CREATES BONDS”. These are not empty words for us.
Trust for us means being able to rely on one another in a community. Knowing, that you will receive help when you need it. Knowing, that in the worst of all cases someone looks after those who are close to your heart. Among soldiers this bond is called “camaraderie“. It unites us.
Not only the individuals. Not only those who help with those who need help. The strong with the weak. This, and more. We are all united in trust, the Bundeswehr with its civilian environment, – trust as we understand it is the glue that binds our society together.
WHO WE ARE?
The non-profit foundation Soldaten und Veteranen Stiftung is the fourth and youngest member of the family of foundations of the German Bundeswehr Association.
WHAT DO WE WANT?
In society in general and in the Bundeswehr in particular, there is an increasing need for assistance, care, remembrance and recognition. This is the field where we take action and are able to help!
HOW DO WE HELP?
We offer an extended range of services in the field of family and welfare support of veterans as well as the preservation of the memory of our fallen comrades. We advance vocational training and devote ourselves to the enhancement of the social recognition of the service in the German Armed Forces.


At Tesat-Spacecom in Backnang, around 1,100 employees develop, manufacture and distribute systems and equipment for telecommunications via satellite. The product range spans from smallest space-specific components to modules, entire assemblies or payloads. As world’s only provider and technology leader in optical terminals for data transmission via laser (LCTs), Tesat has a focus on commercial and institutional space programs and more than 700 space projects have been carried out.
The product range includes highly reliable devices such as travelling wave tube amplifiers, multiplexers, switches, modulators, as well as entire systems, payloads, and optical terminals for data transmission via laser. For the latter Tesat-Spacecom is world leading in technology, feasibility and heritage with more than 12 GEO data relay laser terminals actually in orbit or currently in production. The laser portfolio further includes smaller terminals for LEO, direct-to-earth or Cube Satellite applications and we are ready for new applications like Quantum Key Distribution and so on.


The people we rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today…

From the bottom of the oceans to the depths of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way.

In 2017, the company generated revenues of €15.8 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries.


thyssenkrupp Marine Systems is one of the globally leading naval system houses.
We are world market leader in the development and construction of non-nuclear submarines. One of their most prominent features is an AIP system based on fuel cells which enables HDW Class submarines to operate submerged for extended time periods.
Another core competence is the development and design of ultra-modern frigates, corvettes and naval support vessels. Our renowned MEKO® technology stands for modular ship construction, reduced signatures, extreme staying power and survivability.
In the sector of maritime security technology, we occupy a leading position whenever it comes to command and control systems including radio and communications equipment for submarines and surface vessels to mine-hunting systems, heavyweight torpedoes, coastal protection installations and the provision of services. Beyond that, we offer comprehensive knowhow and reliable services during the procurement and operation of naval units as well as unique expertise in infrastructure-related services.


The Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Germany (YATA) is a gathering of junior members of the German Atlantic Association. YATA Germany offers young people an opportunity to exchange ideas on issues of foreign and security policy. It is the aim of our organization to develop an understanding of the foreign and security policy challenges within the generation of future decision-makers. YATA is active not only in Germany, but also in 36 other NATO and Partnership in Peace countries. Like YATA Germany, the other national chapters are closely linked to the national member organizations of the Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA).