• Brainstorming of military strategy, homeland security , Mediterranean peace and combating expansionism in the offing
  • Defence manufacturing, creating a regional manufacturing hub and a buyer-sellers market could be discussed

By Chaitali Bag

Nicosia. 04 October 2021. CYPSEC takes off with expectation and elan’ after a long hiatus. It is exactly a decade ago when the last CYSEC happened in 2011. The regional and world geo-polity has undergone a massive change since then, matters military have become most important discussions, security alliances are friendships of today and creating a platform for balance of power the need of the hour.

Nothing could be more interesting and exciting than brainstorming defence and security, in a city divided by history into two with a UN controlled border in-between , located south of Turkey; west of Syria; northwest of LebanonIsrael and the Gaza Strip; north of Egypt; and southeast of Greece. Brainstorming of military strategy, homeland security , Mediterranean peace and combating expansionism is in the offing for the next two days . Defence manufacturing, creating a regional manufacturing hub and a buyer-sellers market could be the discussion points of the conference.

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is a Senior Sponsor to the event. It is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. another Senior Sponsor is synonymous with Dynamic Defense, Daring Innovation, and Technological Ingenuity. For over 70 years, the Company has pioneered advances in defense, cyber and security solutions for air, land, sea, and space. Our innovations are based on extensive operational experience and understanding of evolving combat requirements. They enable the rapid development of effective solutions for complex battlespace challenges. Always ahead ‒ we ensure an ongoing advantage for our worldwide client base. We are dedicated to continuously enhancing our customer service, as well as expanding our global industrial cooperation programs.

One more Senior Sponsor is Damen Shipyards Group operates 35 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 12,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,500 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 175 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality. Fast deliveries, competitive pricing, tried and tested technologies and assured performance are just a few of the advantages associated with this strategy. The implications go further though; the unique philosophy of standardised shipbuilding in series delivers a unique approach to R&D. As a result, Damen has developed an extensive R&D programme, itself proven over many years. Damen has a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding reaching back over 140 years. It’s defence & security product range is comprehensive, covering everything from seven-metre interceptors, patrol vessels in all sizes, full combatant frigates, up to the 200 plus meter naval support vessels. It has solutions that are valued by navies, coastguards and maritime law enforcement agencies all over the world.

An interesting Senior Sponsor is KERSHIP which is a joint venture founded in 2013 by PIRIOU and NAVAL GROUP, two experts in naval engineering, shipbuilding, military systems and services. This partnership is based on the complementary skills and expertise of both companies . PIRIOU has 50 years of expertise in civil shipbuilding and NAVAL GROUP, is a world leader in naval defence markets. KERSHIP offers a range of vessels up to 95 m for law enforcement at sea: navies, coastguard services, customs services, scientific institutes, etc. Thanks to the expertise of its parents companies, KERSHIP works with and supports navies and public services throughout the life cycle of their ships, from construction to delivery, including after-sales service and In-Service Support (ISS).

The Defence and Security Research Institute (DSRI) is the sponsor. The Defence and Security Research Institute (DSRI) at the University of Nicosia was established to undertake research and training activities on defence and security in collaboration with partners in government, industry and other academic and research centres, nationally and internationally. The institute’s mission is also fully aligned to the European Union’s action plan to invest in the common development of technologies and equipment of strategic importance for defence and security and dual-use science and technology for applications in energy, environment and bio-medicine and applied dual-use technologies. 

Marom Dolphin with over 25 years of experience as one of the leading companies for developing, designing, manufacturing and marketing top quality tactical carrying solutions for military and para-military around the world is also a sponsor. It’s solutions consist of tactical vests, body armor vests, modular carrying solutions, tactical backpacks, helmets and other accessories to deliver the carrying solution to each and every customer. These latest innovations are unique for carrying heavy loads up to 150 kg. while focusing on ergonomics and comfort to the user. These products are manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 as well as with the Quality Assurance standards of military forces worldwide, awarding them worldwide recognition for their high quality and durability.

Another Sponsor is Malloc Ltd is an AI-driven Privacy and Data Security Start up based in Cyprus. Malloc mobile app monitors and prevents any app from recording or transmitting your data without your knowledge. The app is available to individuals, enterprises, and governments who care about their privacy.

EIGHT BELLS LTD an independent high technology Research and Consulting company, based in Nicosia Cyprus, providing innovative solutions and enabling access in emerging technologies, as well as targeting in the specification, design, development, integration, installation, testing and follow-on support of Advanced Military and Security Solutions, Electronic Systems and Software and High Demanding Data Management Systems Communication, Command & Control Systems is also a Sponsor.

One more Sponsor is ADDITESS -Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services Ltd is a Cyprus-based Small Medium Enterprise (SME) established in 2011. ADDITESS is a scientific, consulting, and research company whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, at a strategic and tactical level, on issues concerning Security policies , Border Management, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cybersecurity and Cargo Security.

As Day1 begins and the doors of the show are just about to open , ADU is already in Nicosia and will keep you posted . Keep reading!