“2016 saw the so-called Islamic State (IS) in retreat following sustained bombardment and military attacks and airstrikes by the US-led coalition as well as Russian and Syrian forces. It has conceded large swathes of territory, towns and cities, and lost some of its top commanders and strategists and more than 25,000 fighters.
The stage is therefore set for 2017 to be a portentous and decisive year for IS and countries afflicted by the threat of terrorism. As IS loses control of Mosul and Raqqa in coming months, it will change strategy, focus and priorities.”
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies’ Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, January 2017
For Milipol Paris 2017 from November 21–24, Defence Procurement International is publishing a special online supplement that will focus on the latest issues, technologies and equipment that are shaping Homeland Security. This will be sent out on a database of 47,000 industry subscribers.
The terrorist threat on the ground in Iraq and Syria may have waned. However, here in Europe where a spate of terrorist attacks occurred in recent months, including the recent attacks in Spain and the UK, the terrorists—Islamic State (Daesh)—are bringing the fight closer to home. How should the military and homeland security professionals respond to these attacks? What are the best ways of mitigating/preventing these attacks or rapidly countering them as they unfold? What are the technologies or solutions that can help homeland security professionals and the military better deal with the terrorist threat?
Potential areas of coverage in the supplement will include:
• Gauging the latest terrorist threat. In view of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe and elsewhere, we speak to analysts and counter-terrorism experts (University of St Andrews, START, to ascertain how serious the threat is to homeland security
• Border Security and smart borders that leverage technologies such as biometrics, are they the solution to preventing terrorist attacks on home soil?
• Lessons learned from the UK’s fight against the IRA and how they can inform the fight against terrorism today.
• Optronics, thermal weapon sights and night-vision devices for rapid target acquisition and identification
• Nano and micro UAV systems for covert aerial surveillance
• Counter-UAV technologies: Terrorist organisations such as Daesh and individuals are increasingly using commercial off-the-shelf drones that threaten public infrastructure, airports and personnel. We look at some of the latest technologies for countering-UAVs
• Port/harbour security: Laying mines in ports or harbours is one of the most effective ways of denying entry. We look at some of the latest technologies for countering underwater IEDs and mines in harbours and ports.
• Weapons and ammunition: We look at the growing trend among Homeland Security Departments for buying military-grade weapons and ammunition.
• Protective equipment and clothing utilising the latest advances in fabrics and materials to enhance the level of protection, whilst reducing weight.
• Cybersecurity: How can public infrastructures and networks protect themselves against growing and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats?
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES, Milipol ‘ Online Counter Terror Report’ 2017
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• We would also publish your editorial online, SEO it and send it out via social media
• A 600- 800 word article highlighting your solution as a key service provider in homeland security and counter terror technology. This will be placed online, SEO’d and sent out on a database of 47,000 subscribers. We will also send this out on social media.
• A 2-3 minute video profile of your company to be embedded within the article. Example: https://www.defenceprocurementinternational.com/features/land/nimrs-rapid-intervention-vehicle-for-special-forces