GEOACOUSTICS -  
GeoAcoustics has 30 years of experience in underwater acoustics. It has an excellent reputation in the market, especially for side scan sonars and technology for sub-bottom profiling. GeoAcoustics’ main product within side-scan sonars is the GeoSwath that includes bathymetric data processing....  
Military Bomb Disposal Are Asked To Examine  
The 'Vorsphere'  
Have global armed forces & law enforcement agencies unearthed the ultimate futuristic development in explosion containment and mitigation? 
Science, physics, space & nature have finally landed. 
Tactical Intervention  
"Because terrorists do not kill in anger, nor do they kill on impulse…  
They kill as a matter of course.”  
No authority likes having to resort to tactical intervention but sometimes the safety of the community and the lives of hostages depend on such actions.  
 
 
Unfortunately, we live in an era of constant threat from terrorists and other criminal elements. Governments are having to upgrade their homeland security programs and military, security & law enforcement agencies are on high alert against attack.  
 
 
If such an incident occurs, it is essential that units responding have the availability of high-tech, multi-role urban assault systems... 
 
 
There’s a new wind blowing through the corridors of power…  
Suzie Wong examines the advantages, disadvantages, fears and myths of wind power and highlights Proven Energy: one of the world's leading suppliers of small wind turbines...  
What is BASE-X ? 
Smart Triage - SMART Tagâ„¢ 
There is no shortage of mass casualties worldwide: direct results of a stream of disasters, terrorist acts, conflicts and accidents that see the military and emergency services working 24/7 – trying to save as many lives as possible.  
In such tragic circumstances, how can you turn chaos and confusion into command and control? 
NEW FEATURE 
Responding to Natural Disasters  
All over the world, there seems to be an increase in natural disasters, a higher frequency of severe weather conditions and record-breaking fluctuations in temperature (both up & down). Some blame global warming: others say it is natural climatic change. Whatever your view, the military – who are often the first to respond to such incidents - police, fire and ambulance services are having to re-think their disaster scenario contingency plans, upgrade & increase specialized equipment.  
 
In this report, we highlight current emergencies worldwide and examine how new MFC technology in safety, survival and rescue products can ensure the most reliable and efficient 24/7 response.  
“I’m just going outside  
and may be some time…” 
Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates  
Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole 16th March 1912 
Blizzard survival is all about detailed preparation, precautions and the right choice of equipment. Advances in technology now offer the military, polar research establishments, search & rescue teams and those working in cold hostile environments with the ultimate in lightweight thermal protection... 
FLOOD CONTROL 
BLAST PROTECTION 
VIDEO SOLUTIONS 
NATURAL DISASTERS 
Mother Nature's Early Warning System for volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods... 
HOMELAND SECURITY 
Alford Technologies - counter IED's with water disruptors.. 
 
 
SEARCH & RESCUE 
Saturday 24th January 09 
MAJOR RESCUE OPERATION FOLLOWING 
AVALANCHE IN SCOTLAND 
.U.S. MILITARY 
Latest video news from  
United States Air Force 
PLEASE  
SUPPORT EX-SERVICEMEN & WOMEN SUFFERING STRESS RELATED & OTHER INJURIES . 
Gardening Leave is a charity to develop the scope of therapeutic activity for ex-Servicemen and women with PTSD and other mental health troubles... 
Father & Son  
Share Insights On Service-related Stress 
 
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Rich Glasgow and his son, Robert, served in different military services at different times, but they know what it's like to deal with the same psychological enemy. And both have recommendations for the military.  
Army Program Offers Recreation Outlet for Combat-tested Soldiers  
HEIDELBERG, Germany, Jan. 28, 2009 - The first of about 8,000 soldiers began cycling through Installation Management Command Europe's high-adventure, adrenaline-pumping Warrior Adventure Quest recreation program earlier this month... 
Snow Storm Pounds Northeastern United States  
By VOA News  
02 March 2009  
Jim Beckett / The Oklahoman / AP 
PLUS... 
ICE STORM IN USA - NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED... 
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2009 - National Guard troops were activated in two states yesterday as a major winter storm spread ice and snow from Texas to Maine. 
Military Products & Services: 
US MILITARY ASSISTS SMALL BUSINESS - 
Could there be a lesson here? 
Humber / Quinquari provide high tech RIB's to the military & emergency services... 
ALLSPEEDS - 
JACK, PUMP & CUT THEIR WAY THROUGH YOUR PROBLEMS...  
A special report on a company that started back in Brunel's time........ 
EXCEL - Inflated Boats - not prices... 
Millions now use inflatable boats for leisure but increasingly, such craft are proving to be invaluable to the military, security agencies and other non-government organizations (NGO’s) in emergency scenarios.... 
WFEL -  
The Finest Factory In The World  
If you need a bridge...  
 
ASHTEAD TECHNOLOGIES: Government, corporations and research establishments could benefit from freeing up cash tied up in owning hard assets. 
Offshore Positioning and Surveying needs, Remote Visual Inspection...  
Military Vehicles: 
Generators & Trailers: 
'Power Your World'  
with YorPower  
With natural disasters, power has usually been cut or at the best, disrupted and the availability of reliable generators that can be transported in to the stricken area via sea, air or land takes on a new importance.  
Hitching up to Marco  
Military, Emergency Service Trailers  
Governments, local authorities, the military, emergency services & medical units use special-purpose trailers (or their motorized versions) to assist them in their multi-task roles across the globe.  
Military Diving Reports: 
‘Who can offer the most advanced underwater lighting system?’  
 
Rescue Skipper On  
Emergency Nitrox  
- A New Lifesaving Aid...  
 
Rebreathers -  
plus news on the latest developments from Narked at 90 - the rebreather component specialists...  
Tritech  
& Diver Detection 
As the name implies, Tritech embraces three different technologies; high performance acoustic sensors, video cameras and mechanical tooling equipment for the professional underwater market  
Delving Deep In Irish Waters  
 
Don Mackay of Hydro Products Scotland takes a real in-depth look at today's sub-sea challenges and highlights how Eire is taking full advantage of the latest technology. 
Northern Diver 
 
A British company is fast becoming a world leader in the development and supply of diving equipment to various armed forces worldwide.  
Defence & Community International 
Defence & Community International highlights humanitarian missions carried out by armed forces worldwide and identifies where the military assist local communities with emergency response, disaster management to natural disasters - tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, mudslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other severe weather conditions. 
 
Launched by actress Suzie Wong, who wanted to promote the links between defence (defense [US spelling} and the community, the magazine views special forces, women in the military, security agencies, homeland security, anti-terrorism operations, security of oil & gas (O&G) and other sensitive military or civilian installations and anti-drug trafficking missions at one end of the scale to educational training programmes for youngsters (such as space research, engineering, sat nav etc) developed by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and other members of the defence world. 
 
We follow the U.S. Navy (USN), Marine Corps, United States Air Force (USAF), U.S Southcom, Naval Investigative Service (NCIS), USACE and other U.S military forces and the United Nations (UN) on peace-keeping missions, medical assistance projects, security control & close protection operations 
whilst looking at international defence links with organisations such as NATO, Royal Navy (RN), Royal Air Force (RAF), U.S Joint Military Force (JMF) and other units that come under the juristiction of the 
U.S.Department of Defense (DoD) and UK's Ministry of Defence MOD.  
 
We also work closely with a number of Defence Ministries (Australian Defense Force, Irish Defence Force, Canadian Defense Forces) and the military in various countries looking at search & rescue (SAR), mine clearance & disposal, oceanography (diving, underwater vehicles (UAS)/ submarines), research and scientific establishments including Weather Warning Centers , projects that assist the environment, combat global warming or protect marine or wildlife.  
 
The publication examines new military products & services (ships, aircraft, UAV's, military vehicles, military robots, equipment), military technology and projects with special emphasis on those specifically designed and developed for military use but now very essential to civil defence (nuclear, chemical & bio attacks), NGO's, relief organisations and other civil authorities. 
We cover how the merchant marine link to the military for logistics with such organisations as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) and United States Military Sealift Command (MSC). 
 
All in all, Defence & Community International keeps you in contact with tomorrow's armed forces and their relationship with the global community as an International Force For Good. 
 
 
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