Met Office to showcase its international defence capabilities

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18 February 2013 - The Met Office International Defence team will be showcasing a range of systems, software and capabilities at the NAVDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 21 February 2013.

In collaboration with UK Trade and Investment, the Met Office presence forms part of the UK pavilion which will host a number of UK companies demonstrating a range of maritime products and services.

As the UK's national weather service and trusted advisor to the UK Ministry of Defence, we work closely with professional partners across defence, both in the UK and internationally.

Our operational services are underpinned by an in depth understanding of the atmosphere, developed through decades of scientific research offering effective support to military decision makers.

Shelley Robinson, International Defence Relationship Manager said: "The Met Office is delighted to be partnering with UKTI, NAVDEX provides an exciting opportunity to share our capabilities to a wider defence audience for whom we can add value in environmentally sensitive situations".

The Met Office defence team  will be available to discuss the full range of solutions available, including application and benefits.

  • Our services to the defence industry include:
  • Horace V - a complete weather forecasting production system.
  • Namis-X - a flexible military weather visualisation system.
  • Mission support tools enabling smarter decisions.
  • World leading weather, ocean and wave modelling capabilities.
  • Historical, current and forecast weather and ocean information feeds for forecasting and military information systems.
  • Training for military aviation and maritime users and environmental specialists.
  • Technical support and consultancy.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 01392 885680

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 18 February 2013