AFCEA Bonn e.V. provides a non-profit oriented user and provider forum for collaboration of Armed Forces, governmental security organizations and IT industry.
The AFCEA Chapter Bonn is part of a member-based, non-profit international organization, the AFCEA International, which is supporting their member chapters to promulgate and advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities since 1946. This association has 31,953 individual members, 151 chapters and 1,577 corporate members.
AFCEA Bonn e.V. was founded in 1983. In Germany, the organization stands for a neutral forum of users and demanders in the Computer, Signal Technology, Electronics and Automation environment. Beside the provision of a forum for information exchange, we are supporting IT-related professional education and scientific developments.
Today, the Chapter consists of approximately 1000 individual and around 120 corporate members. It is open for all interested parties. The corporate members are belonging to major stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector and a growing number of smaller and medium-sized companies based in overall Germany.
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019, it generated revenues of € 70 billion and employed a workforce of around 135,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 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. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.
At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries.
From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.
The BDSV represents the interests of the German Security and Defence Industry nationally and internationally. The German Security and Defence Industry (SDI) consists of major globally operating companies as well as highly innovative SMEs. All member companies are privately held and profit-oriented. The BDSV itself is member of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG). 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. The member companies of the BDSV are committed to intensify international and European security and defence cooperation.
Since 2014, CHIFFRY GmbH has been developing the communication platform CHIFFRY with the trust mark „IT security made in Germany“. With Chiffry, users can make tap-proof phone calls and send their pictures, videos, contacts and voice and text messages confidentially. All data is transmitted securely using modern encryption methods and digital signatures. The basic version of the CHIFFRY communication app includes all the above functions and is available to all users free of charge. The premium version offers additional security features and convenience functions.
The business version is especially adapted to the needs of authorities and organisations with security tasks (BOS) and includes the installation of the server in the IT infrastructure of the client. In addition, there is the option of integration into hardened operating systems, container solutions and VPN infrastructures. The Chiffry e-mail gateway enables conventional e-mail communication to be combined with modern communication via smartphone messenger.
CHIFFRY GmbH from Teutschenthal is a member of the Federal Association for IT Security (Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. TeleTrusT) as well as in the German Association for Defence Technology e.V. (DWT).
Cisco makes the internet possible. We securely connect people, data, processes and things – driving innovation that benefits business and society.
Cisco helps businesses, government agencies and other organizations seize the opportunities of digitization – the secure, intelligent networking of everything with everything else. To this end, Cisco develops and sells products and solutions around the network, i.e. network infrastructures, cyber security, data centre equipment, video communication and collaboration solutions, cloud/software and services. Cisco concentrates on the market segments for large enterprises, medium-sized and small companies, the public sector and service providers. In Germany, Cisco relies on indirect sales via around 1,800 certified partners. In order to support Germany in advancing digitization, Deutschland Digital was launched, a program to accelerate digitization worth 500 million dollars.
Since its foundation in 1983, CO medizell GmbH, based in Berlin, has been operating as a medical manufacturing company.
Our portfolio includes, among others, a complete line of disaster management kits, decontamination kits, bleeding control kits, emergency dressings as well as tactical medical products of the highest quality.
The supply of emergency services and relief organisations in Germany and Europe is another focus. Custom-made products according to individual customer requirements are possible.
Above all, however, long-term relationships and honesty are our most important business principles. Direct customers in Germany include selected hospitals, fire brigades, SAR teams, industry and the military.
Centred around our customers
Computacenter is a leading independent technology partner, trusted by large corporate and public sector organisations.
We help our customers to Source, Transform and Manage their technology infrastructure, to deliver digital transformation, enabling people and their business.
Computacenter is a public company quoted on the London FTSE 250 (CCC.L) and employs over 18,000 people worldwide.
Our ambitions are: to be strongly recommended by customers; the preferred route to market for our Technology Partners; an organisation that people want to join and stay with, proud of our reputation and trusted as an agile and innovative provider of digital technology around the world.
Damen Naval is the naval shipbuilding division of Damen Shipyards Group. With roots stretching back over 140 years Damen Naval has a rich tradition in naval shipbuilding and has delivered over 400 vessels since 1875. Today, Damen Naval operates yards and specialist engineering companies in both the Netherlands and other European countries and additionally constructs vessels at non-Damen locations of clients’ choosing.
Damen Naval is proud of its long tradition of serving the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), the launching customer of eight successive generations of Damen Combatants. This relationship continues today; Damen Naval has recently secured the contract to build the RNLN’s new Combat Support Ship.
Damen Naval is a trusted partner in the international marketplace, designing, building and integrating naval vessels for customers all around the world. Most recent example is the MKS 180 programme for the German Navy. On June 19th Damen Shipyards Group and the German Bundesamt fur Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr signed the contract for the design and construction of four MKS-180 frigates.
Diehl Defence combines the Diehl Group’s activities in defence and security. For decades, Diehl companies have established themselves as important partners of the German and international armed forces. Diehl Defence is among the global technology leaders regarding the development and production of advanced guided missiles and ammunition for armies, air forces and navies as well as system solutions for ground-based air defence. Its product range includes innovative solutions for reconnaissance, surveillance, training and protection. The participation in the development and production of high-performance infrared modules, fuzes and fuzing systems as well as special batteries guarantees the necessary independence in the field of key components. Long-term strategic cooperations with multinational partners strengthen our system and equipment expertise and provide access to global markets.
DIGITTRADE GmbH has been developing and producing external encrypted hard drives and USB sticks for the secure protection of confidential and personal data since 2005. Banks, companies and public authorities use these highly secure data storage devices both for the everyday transport and postal dispatch of particularly sensitive information and for the creation of data protection-compliant backups.
DIGITTRADE data storage devices have received numerous innovation awards, IT security certificates and approvals. In 2017, the HS256 S3 hard drive received the German IT security certificate from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) (BSI-DSZ-CC-0825-2017). The external encrypted hard drive KOBRA Drive VS and the USB-C memory stick KOBRA Stick VS are approved by the BSI for the storage, processing and transmission of confidential information up to classification level VS-NfD (classified information for official use only) as well as NATO- and EU-RESTRICTED (BSI-VSA-10338).
The company is a long-standing member of the federal associations BITKOM and TeleTrusT as well as the German Association for Defence Technology (DWT) and the Alliance for Cyber Security (BSI). In addition, the company has the trust mark „IT-Security made in Germany“.
Since 2020 DND has been expanding its portfolio of shoulder launched weapon systems and explosive reactive armour to include digital high-tech solutions for military use. This new technology field is represented by the business unit DND-Digital, which offers solutions for the digitization of the armed forces.
The competencies of DND-Digital include tactical communication based on high-end software defined radios, unmanned systems and loitering munitions as well as their integration into sensor- and effector networks as well as overarching airspace coordination. Further competencies of DND-Digital are the design of simulation environments for sensor and effector networks as well as the acquisition of synthetic training data for neural networks and expertise in measurement techniques, parameterization of electromagnetic fields and exhaustive operational knowledge on the tactical level.
ESG – DRIVING THE FUTURE OF DEFENCE & SECURITY
ESG is a manufacturer-independent system integrator and your technology and innovation partner for defence and public security. With our solutions and services, we are a driving force for secure digitalisation and networking in all dimensions. Innovative, with implementation expertise and passion: We develop, realise, support and operate individual platforms and complex complete systems.
Helsing is a new type of security and artificial intelligence company. Our purpose is to attain technology leadership so that democratic societies are free to make sovereign decisions and control their ethical standards. We’re building a real-time platform for information processing in the defence, intelligence and security domains, to aid sense making for faster and more reliable decisions.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is Israel‘s largest Defence Company and a global leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced systems for air, space, marine, ground, and cyber applications, for the military-defence 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 defence of the young state besieged by its neighbouring countries. Since the 1950‘s, IAI has been expanding in multiple directions, becoming a national know-how centre and authority on aerial defence, missilery, radar, satellites, unmanned vehicles, civil aviation, intelligence systems and cyber. IAI‘s profound involvement in the design and manufacturing of advanced defence system for Israel‘s national security has won it dozens of Israel Defence Prizes.
IBM is the global leader in business transformation through an open hybrid cloud platform and AI, serving clients in more than 170 countries around the world. Today 47 of the Fortune 50 Companies rely on the IBM Cloud to run their business, and IBM Watson enterprise AI is hard at work in more than 30,000 engagements. IBM is also one of the world’s most vital corporate research organizations, with 28 consecutive years of patent leadership. Above all, guided by principles for trust and transparency and support for a more inclusive society, IBM is committed to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world. For more information about IBM visit: www.ibm.com
INFODAS is an independent company founded in 1974 in Germany. It develops the most advanced cross domain solutions based on security-by-design principles that enable digitization of formerly air-gapped domains with classified information. INFODAS also provides Cybersecurity, IT and AI consulting to government, defense and commercial clients. The SDoT product family cross domain solutions (SDoT Security Gateway, SDoT Diode, SDoT Labelling Service, PATCH.works) are approved up to German, EU, NATO SECRET and are listed in the NATO information assurance product catalogue. The SDoT Security Gateway also has a CC EAL4+ certification. Combined with OPSWAT Metadefender, SDoT ensure malware or ransomware free data entry, content disarm and reconstruction (CDR), storage and retrieval. For the past 15 years SDoT CDS have been used in the toughest environments around the world (e.g. Navy vessels, Air defense, tanks). They are designed and manufactured in Germany with full supply chain transparency.
KONGSBERG is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-tech systems and solutions to customers in the energy, merchant, navy and defence and aerospace industries. KONGSBERG has more than 11,000 employees in 40 countries and a total revenue of NOK 27.5bn in 2021.
Leonardo is a global high-tech company in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector, delivering advanced solutions based on dual use technologies, to meet both military requirements and civil applications. As an industrial and technological leader, the Company aims to be an engine for development, contributing to security and progress worldwide. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2020 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €13.4 billion and invested €1.6 billion in Research and Development. The company has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2010 and has been named as sustainability global leader in the Aerospace & Defence sector for the second year in a row of DJSI in 2020.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.
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 more than 2.700 employees, 28 production sites and a presence in 12 countries, Nammo is today one of the world’s leading providers of specialty ammunition and rocket motors for military and civilian customers.
Nammo was formed in 1998 through a merger of the ammunition businesses in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Today Nammo is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Finnish Aerospace & Defense company Patria Oyj, each owning 50% of the shares in the company.
Our day-to-day operations are managed through four business units: Commercial Ammunition, Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition, Large Caliber Systems and Aerospace Propulsion. Our product portfolio includes shoulder-launched munitions systems, ammunition for military applications, sports shooting and hunting, rocket motors for military and space applications, and environmentally friendly demilitarization services.
More than 90% of our revenues come from Europe and North America. 80% of our income comes from defense and 20% from commercial ammunition, space propulsion and sea safety.
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
Our clients face diverse challenges, strive to put new ideas into practice and seek expert advice. They turn to us for comprehensive support and practical solutions that deliver maximum value. Whether for a global player, a family business or a public institution, we leverage all of our assets: experience, industry knowledge, high standards of quality, commitment to innovation and the resources of our expert network in 156 countries. Building a trusting and cooperative relationship with our clients is particularly important to us – the better we know and understand our clients’ needs, the more effectively we can support them.
PwC Germany. More than 12,000 dedicated people at 21 locations. €2.4 billion in turnover. The leading auditing and consulting firm in Germany.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is among the trailblazers when it comes to paving the way for a safer and connected world with its leading solutions in test & measurement, technology systems, and networks & cybersecurity. With its innovative products in communication, information and security technology, the group supports professional users from business and the public sector in building a secure and networked world. At Rohde & Schwarz, police and security authorities find reconnaissance technology that helps to identify threats and avert them at an early stage and to prosecute criminal offenses. With its receivers, direction finders, antennas, solutions for signal analysis and customized systems, the group has been active for many decades. The Rohde & Schwarz portfolio also offers a variety of solutions for protecting cyberspace, drone detection and the latest generation of millimeter wave-based security scanners.
RUAG is a future-oriented technology partner of international armed forces and security organizations, we focus on life cycle management, operations and availability of military systems. With our technologies, products and services we establish the conditions for successful missions and security operations – both nationally and internationally.
Our comprehensive product and service portfolio includes unique subsystems and components for tracked and wheeled vehicles, fighter jets, military helicopters and air defense. In addition, RUAG also provides information and communication solutions as well as comprehensive maintenance and repair services.
Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe.
Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world.
Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems.
Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.
Founded in 2010 by Emiliano Kargieman and Gerardo Richarte, Satellogic (NASDAQ: SATL) is the first vertically integrated geospatial company, driving real outcomes with planetary-scale insights. Satellogic is creating and continuously enhancing the first scalable, fully automated EO platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, providing accessible and affordable solutions for customers.
Satellogic’s mission is to democratize access to geospatial data through its information platform of high-resolution images and analytics to help solve the world’s most pressing problems including climate change, energy supply, and food security. Using its patented Earth imaging technology, Satellogic unlocks the power of EO to deliver high-quality, planetary insights at the lowest cost in the industry.
With more than a decade of experience in space, Satellogic has proven technology and a strong track record of delivering satellites to orbit and high-resolution data to customers at the right price point.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.satellogic.com
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of riflescopes and opto-electronic systems. The family-run company was founded in 1957 by Helmut Schmidt and Helmut Bender in Fellingshausen. With more than 90 employees Schmidt & Bender develops and produces products of the highest quality and reliability. The main focus is an optimal customer benefit in all fields of application Hunting, Competition, Police and Military. In addition to an extensive product portfolio for all operational distances, individual customer solutions and training courses are also part of the company’s services. This is only one reason why numerous units of the police and military, as well as their special forces, are among the customers of Schmidt & Bender.
secunet – protecting digital infrastructures
secunet is Germany’s leading cybersecurity company. In an increasingly connected world, the company’s combination of products and consulting assures resilient digital infrastructures and the utmost protection for data, applications and digital identities. secunet specialises in areas with unique security requirements – such as cloud, IIoT, eGovernment and eHealth. With security solutions from secunet, companies can maintain the highest security standards in digitisation projects and advance their digital transformation.
Over 1,000 experts strengthen the digital sovereignty of governments, businesses and society. secunet’s customers include federal ministries, more than 20 DAX-listed corporations as well as other national and international organisations. The company was established in 1997, is listed in the SDAX and generated revenues of around 337 million euros in 2021.
secunet is an IT security partner to the Federal Republic of Germany and a partner of the German Alliance for Cyber Security.
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.
Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit www.sw.siemens.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.
PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
Strategy& is a global strategy consulting business uniquely positioned to help deliver your best future: one that is built on differentiation from the inside out and tailored exactly to you. As part of PwC, every day we’re building the winning systems that are at the heart of growth. We combine our powerful foresight with this tangible know-how, technology, and scale to help you create a better, more transformative strategy from day one.
As the only at-scale strategy business that’s part of a global professional services network, we embed our strategy capabilities with frontline teams across PwC to show you where you need to go, the choices you’ll need to make to get there, and how to get it right.
The result is an authentic strategy process powerful enough to capture possibility, while pragmatic enough to ensure effective delivery. It’s the strategy that gets an organization through the changes of today and drives results that redefine tomorrow. It’s the strategy that turns vision into reality. It’s strategy, made real.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Space, Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. In 2020, the company reported sales of €17.0 billion with 81,000 employees in 68 countries. With over 28,000 engineers and 3,000 researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. www.thalesgroup.com
Thales Deutschland is headquartered in Ditzingen and is one of the largest national subsidiaries of the Thales group. The company employs 3,900* persons at 9 locations and carries out its own manufacturing and development. In 2020, Thales Deutschland generated sales of EUR 1.2 billion*, predominantly German value added. Thales Deutschland has a technology tradition in Germany for over a century. The company, an integrated German electronics corporation and systems house, is a model of German engineering tradition. As a recognized member of Germany’s high-tech industry, Thales Deutschland offers its customers at home and abroad state-of-the-art, highly secure and ultra-reliable reconnaissance, radar, communications, information and control systems, as well as services for secure ground, air and sea transportation, for both civilian and military security and protection needs. In addition, Thales Deutschland has a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions for cyber security. At its Ulm side the company also develops and manufactures satellite components.
Thales Deutschland focuses on the lasting business success of its customers. Its business partnerships with customers worldwide, as well as with local and international engineering and research partners, are based on trust.
*According to International Accounting Standards (IAS) excl. Joint Ventures. Thales Deutschland also generated substantial revenues via its joint venture investments.
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
Marine Systems is a globally leading naval systems house for the design and construction of top-quality submarines and naval surface vessels as well as in the fields of naval electronics and maritime security technologies.
We are world market leader in the area of non-nuclear submarines. Since 1960, more than 160 submarines (incl. > 30 AIP boats) have been contracted with navies from all around the world.
Another core competence is the development and design of ultra-modern frigates and corvettes. Their MEKO® technology stands for modular ship construction, reduced signatures, extreme staying power and survivability.
Setting tomorrow`s standards.
VINCORION is a technology company that specializes in innovative power systems for safety-critical applications, including generators, electric motors and drives, gensets, power electronics, and hybrid power systems.
As a partner to the civil aviation, security and defense, and rail industries, VINCORION develops and manufactures solutions tailored to its customers’ specific requirements on the basis of an in-depth dialog. A high-performance customer support team provides assistance and service to users of the company’s own products and those from third parties throughout the entire product life cycle.
With approximately 700 employees at sites in Germany, and the United States, VINCORION generated revenues of approximately 145 million euros in 2021.
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