TRW Conekt attends NDI Conference
The Northern Defence Industries (NDI) annual conference and exhibition was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 24 and 25 March 2011. The event, entitled 'Innovate, Diversify, Export - Strategies to aid growth for the Defence, Security and Aerospace Supply Network', focussed on the strategies for businesses to maintain their competitiveness in the defence market.
The event attracted over 200 attendees with a wealth of experience in the aerospace and defence sectors. With presentations from Lockheed Martin UK, the Minister of State for Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and Aero Engine Controls, the conference provided insight into developments within the market.
Alan Jacobs-Cook, manager electronic systems, TRW Conekt, attended the event to review current trends in the defence market. Commenting on the event Alan said: “As an annual event this conference provides up to date information on the changing defence environment. In light of recent changes in government funding, intelligence surrounding the defence market is essential to understand future requirements. As members of NDI Conekt is able to develop relationships with other organisations in the sector and to better understand future business opportunities”.
At the innovative edge of technology, Conekt’s defence-related work includes radar threat sensing and route guidance technologies that have been applied in a number of military scenarios. By combining its experience in automotive electronic systems and its range of engineering competencies Conekt is able to supply the defence market with high-value support services for technology development.