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.

Computacenter is Europe‘s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business. We advise organisations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimise its performance, and manage our customers’ infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in enterprise and corporate organisations maximise productivity and the business value of IT for internal and external users.
Computacenter provides user support, the best devices, and secure provision of applications and data to support individual working styles and improve collaboration. To achieve this, we assist with consulting as well as the implementation and operation of networks and datacenter infrastructures on or off customers’ premises and in the cloud.
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CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP is a holding company building on the tradition of the Czechoslovak industry, which promotes and further develops the activities of traditional Czech and Slovak companies in the field of civil and defense industrial production. Its portfolio comprises of the manufacture and sale of engineering products for the automotive, railway, aerospace and watch industries, as well as the production of special vehicles, off-road trucks, weapons and weapon systems, and ammunition. For CSG and its companies, supreme quality of their products and services has always been a priority. The holding company also gives prominence to its export activities. In 2018, CSG achieved total sales of around 1 billion EUR and employed over 8200 people. CSG products have been sold on all the continents, and the number of its customers has been constantly growing.

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.

Die ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH zählt zu den führenden deutschen Unternehmen für die Entwicklung, Herstellung, Integration, Instandhaltung und Betreuung komplexer, sicherheitsrelevanter Systeme, Missionsausrüstung, Software und IT. Darüber hinaus ist ESG zugelassener Luftfahrtbetrieb für Luftfahrzeuge und Luftfahrtgerät der Bundeswehr und luftfahrttechnischer Betrieb nach EASA Part 21J, LBA Part G und nach LBA Part 145. Unabhängigkeit, Ingenieursgeist und eine tiefgreifende Domänenkenntnis sind Kern ihrer unternehmerischen DNA. Als verlässlicher Technologie- und Innovationspartner der Bundeswehr, Behörden und Industrie bietet die ESG seit über 50 Jahren maßgeschneiderte kundenspezifische Lösungen, Services und Produkte für Sicherheit in einer vernetzten Welt.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of family-owned General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven and reliable Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) such as the type-certifiable MQ-9B SkyGuardian and SeaGuardian. The product portfolio further includes sensors and mission systems, such as the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar, the world’s first operational Detect and Avoid System for RPAS, a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software. The company also offers pilot training and support services. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight and enabling situational awareness. For more information, visit

General Dynamics European Land Systems-Deutschland GmbH, headquartered in Berlin, concentrates the activities of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) in Germany. GDELS, a European company of the General Dynamics Corporation with more than 2400 employees, is one of the leading manufacturers in the field of ground-based vehicle and combat systems with production sites and offices throughout Europe. The product portfolio includes protected wheeled and tracked vehicles (ASCOD/PIRANHA/EAGLE), (amphibious) bridge and ferry systems (M3/IRB) and mobile bridges. With more than 4500 European suppliers and partners, GDELS reliably supports its 45 customers worldwide. 20 NATO and EU member states rely on GDELS products and services. The German Armed Forces have been successfully using the light tactical vehicle EAGLE and bridge systems (M3, FSB, BIBER) for years. In 2018, GDELS expanded its service business by the acquisition of FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH, a certified maintenance, repair and service company for military vehicles and equipment based in Neubrandenburg. Today, GDELS employs around 600 workers in Germany.

Hellsicht is an artificial intelligence technology provider focussing on the area of defense and security. Core business is the development and integration of AI/ML software to enable defense contractors and OEMs with the next stage of cognitive systems. Hellsicht develops a software suit for advanced AI-based sensor processing capabilities allowing for a wide variety of different capabilities ranging from Signal Intelligence and Threat Detection to Autonomous Visual Navigation.

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

Nexter (company of KNDS) is a systems architect and integrator providing armed forces around the world with high-end systems (design, development, production and support).
Nexter is the main supplier of the French Army and a key player of it’s future backbone: the SCORPION program. SCORPION has also already been adopted by the Belgian Land Forces.
Nexter’s portfolio includes armoured vehicles (LECLERC MBT, TITUS®, VBCI), artillery systems, (CAESAR®, 105LG1), as well as turrets & canons (20-40mm). Nexter is also a main European player in ammunition (20-155mm /smart ammo. BONUS). Nexter also offers digital and robotic solutions.
In 2018, the French and German governments launched the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) program, aiming at developing the European multiplatform tank of the future. Considering the experience of KNDS (Nexter + KMW), the company is a central player in this project.

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 157 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. Nearly 12,000 dedicated people at 21 locations. €2.3 billion in turnover. The leading auditing and consulting firm in Germany.

OMNIPOL is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, is an investment and trading group with more than eighty-five years of experience in both the domestic international markets. The company provides cutting-edge solutions for the defence and security sectors.
OMNIPOL is the owner of three very well known subsidiaries namely ERA and MESIT. The OMNIPOL Group also now includes AERO Vodochody, the leading Czech Aerospace company. The OMNIPOL Group of companies all have advanced technologies, which mainly focus on military and civil aicraft, passive systems for monitoring air, land and naval targets, military communications, aircraft instruments and precision engineering production, including its own foundry together with galvanic processes. They also deal with related software products, but also cybersecurity, both for the military and civilian sectors. The entire OMNIPOL Group employs more than 2,800 professionals, of which over 400 employees are involved in research and development of new products.

Quantum-Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 2015, specializes in the in-house development, design, and production of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV). Our drones combine long reach and electrical efficiency with the ability to vertically take off and land (VTOL) without additional equipment. We continuously integrate high precision sensors into our systems for increased aerial data intelligence. This way we transform decision making processes for the professional user in both, the commercial and governmental sector.

After starting research in 2008 in the field of autonomous flight systems, the founder team around Florian Seibel successfully completed the first autonomous transition already in 2012. Our eVTOL fixed-wing systems unite the benefits of helicopters and airplanes in one innovative and patented automatic transition aircraft – what makes them unique. The convenient handling of a helicopter and the efficient aerodynamics of an airplane is combined in one system. Our UAVs can cover an area of up to 700 ha with just one flight. This is by an order of magnitude bigger than a regular multi-rotor drone can cover.  Whereas our systems are equally easy to control and to operate.

RSA provides business-driven security solutions that enable organizations to take a unified approach to digital risk management based on integrated visibility, automated insight and coordinated action. RSA solutions are designed to enable organizations to effectively detect and defend against complex attacks, manage user access control, and reduce business risk, fraud and cybercrime. RSA protects millions of users around the world and helps more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies succeed and continuously adapt to transformation changes. More information on

RUAG is the competent partner for armed forces and security organizations. As a future-oriented technology partner of international armed forces, we focus on life cycle manage-ment, 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 compo-nents for tracked and wheeled vehicles, fighter jets, military helicopters and air defense. In addition, we offer interoperable information and communication solutions as well as com-prehensive maintenance and repair services.

Our customers are primarily the Swiss Armed Forces and international armed forces, gov-ernment agencies and civil security organizations.

Samsung is committed to complying with local laws and regulations as well as applying a strict global code of conduct to all employees. It believes that ethical management is not only a tool for responding to the rapid changes in the global business environment, but also a vehicle for building trust with its various stakeholders including customers, shareholders, employees, business partners and local communities. With an aim to become one of the most ethical companies In the world, Samsung continues to train its employees and operate monitoring systems, while practicing fair and transparent corporate management.
The Vision 2020 is at the core of our commitment to create a better world full of richer digital experiences, through innovative technology and products. The goal of the vision is to become a beloved brand, an innovative company, and an admired company. For this, we dedicate our efforts to creativity and innovation, shared value with our partners, and our great people. We have delivered world best products and services through passion for innovation and optimal operation. We look forward to exploring new business areas such as healthcare and automotive electronics, and continue our journey through history of innovation. Samsung Electronics will welcome new challenges and opportunities with joy.

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 90 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 who is particularly appreciated by Special Forces. In constant dialogue with the customers new products are developed and optimized like the 3-20×50 PM II Ultra Short for a better usage with in front mounted night vision systems. This riflescope will also be used by the US Army for their CSASS program. Another success of the recent past was winning the Bundeswehr tender “patrol configuration G28, part optics” with the 1-8×24 PMII ShortDot Dual CC as well as the French FPSA program with the same riflescope.

secunet Security Networks AG is IT security partner of the Federal Republic of Germany and a leading supplier of government approved cybersecurity solutions in Europe. Based on over two decades of experience in the field, the Defence Division of secunet serves military customers with products, consulting and system integration as armed forces and public authorities pose particularly high requirements on the protection of their classified data. Intelligent IT security architectures are crucial to ensure efficient, demand-based provision and processing of that data.
The cryptographic system architecture SINA enables the secure processing, storage, transmission and verification of classified information up to German national SECRET, NATO SECRET and EU SECRET. The portfolio ranges from various cryptographic clients over IPsec gateways to Ethernet encoders. More than 100,000 SINA systems installed worldwide protect classified data and testify to the reliability and versatility of the solution.

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.

Systematic is the largest privately-owned software company in Denmark, with more than 1,000 employees located across 11 countries. Our mission-critical defence software is in service in over 50 countries and is operationally proven, supporting a range of missions including peacekeeping, kinetic warfare, naval operations, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Customers include armed forces in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and the US, and our solutions have been employed in support of EU, NATO, and UN missions.
Our SitaWare and IRIS software solutions deliver world-leading command-and-control capabilities, providing the tools necessary to achieve mission success at all levels of the battlefield.
In addition to the defence sector, Systematic delivers solutions to healthcare, libraries and learning, and renewable energy industries, among others.