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Maritime Defence & Security Group

This market area provides the focus for the naval and maritime security interests of member companies of the Society of Maritime Industries. Member companies range from large corporations to small manufacturers and systems houses.  Their products and services cover virtually everything associated with modern warships, submarines, coastguard and other government related vessels.

Activities include: 

  • Organising the UK group, in association with DIT DSO, to major international trade shows such as DIMDEX, Euronaval, Exponaval and Pacific
  • Facilitating outward and inward trade missions to create business opportunities through greater international co-operation
  • Supporting companies in challenging discriminatory applications of regulations, lobbying for beneficial amendments on regulatory and fiscal issues through the Defence Industries Council
  • Fostering relations with UK parliamentary maritime interest groups, promoting dialogue between the maritime defence industries and UK and European non-governmental organisations
  • Organising networking opportunities through regular briefings, presentations, lunches and dinners, researching and disseminating information from the Ministry of Defence and data relevant to the maritime defence industry

The Maritime Defence & Security Group (MDSG) Council sets the policy and guides the activities for this market area, utilising the extensive expertise of its council members.  A list of council members can be found here.



Captain Tim Currass - Secretary to the MDSG Council
t: 0207 628 2555



April 2021

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NLB Vessel Replacement Project Industry Engagement Sessions

13/04/2021 14:00 - 16:00 View

Following a Vessel Replacement Project Industry Day on 26 February 2021, the Northern Lighthouse Board will be holding virtual Technical and Commercial Q&A follow-up sessions.

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Oi Connect Training Webinar

22/04/2021 14:00 - 15:00 View

The team behind Oceanology International are putting together the final touches to Oi Connect and are offering exhibitors and potential exhibitors the opportunity to get to grips with Oi Connect platform through a webinar.

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DER Industrialisation Centres: 5G Webinar

27/04/2021 10:00 - 11:00 View

Find out how your business can improve efficiencies, factory processes and productivity with 5G.

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Market Intelligence with BRL Shipping Consultants

29/04/2021 14:00 - 15:00 View

In this webinar Barry Luthwaite of BRL Shipping Consultants will be sharing his expertise on the following topics and running a Q&A.

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