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Autonomous Systems for Underwater Warfare

Nick Swift worked with a UK company to offer a underwater positioning and communications technologies into an MOD programme that is assessing how autonomous systems can be used in the underwater battlespace. Nick built upon his contacts within the UK Defence community and his technical knowledge to present the clients technologies to provide an enhanced capability to the prime contractors solution. This has resulted in a contract for the company.

India Make/Buy Project

India represent a great market opportunity for companies with technologies in the maritime and naval markets, however a different approach is required to supplying solutions into the Indian market. Like many countries, India is looking for local content and ‘indigenisation’ of the systems they are procuring from foreign suppliers. Nick has worked on several Indian projects that involved some level of transfer of technology and has developed an understanding of the requirements for Indigenisation and how this can be adopted by UK companies to develop profitable business in India. Forum Technologies is currently working with a UK client to develop business with a major Indian prime contractor that involves a partnership approach and joint systems development

Navigation Solutions for Vessels

Forum Technologies is working with a UK client to market and sell their new Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar into new market for the company. This involves:

  • Assessing the new market

  • Identifying key customer and the routes to market

  • Defining and presenting the value proposition for the new sonar

  • Producing bids and proposals

  • Closing the sale

Maritime Security

Maritime security is becoming more important as asymmetric warfare and terrorism mean that the shoreside and at sea facilities are becoming potential targets. Security systems are requiring an increased capability to detect potential threats at greater distance. With experience of defining the requirements for comprehensive security systems and matching these requirements to the supply of sensors and integrated systems, Forum Technologies is excellently positioned to develop business for companies entering, or wanting to grow, this market. Protect that Forum Technologies has experience of include security systems for:

  • Nuclear Power Station

  • Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities

  • Shoreside CNI

  • Ports and Harbours

  • Vessels, both civilian and military

  • VVIP Residencies

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