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Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) and Babcock International are very excited to announce the launch of a new feature at UDT 2018 - taking place at the SEC, Glasgow on 26-28 June. The BABCOCK INNOVATION ZONE will showcase new technologies and innovations within undersea defence focusing on representation from start-ups and small enterprises.  

UDT is the underwater defence and security community's foremost exhibition and conference. It brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of the world’s harshest environments. The Babcock Innovation Zone will provide participating small enterprises with the opportunity to show case their products and services to technical specialists and decision makers from the world’s leading underwater defence and security companies and their clients.

Participants include:



Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion

The Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion offers a robust scientific test base for the design, development, testing and application of novel antifouling technology.


Copenhagen subsea

Copenhagen Subsea A/S

The revolutionary series of silent subsea thrusters from Copenhagen Subsea A/S has been developed with reliability as the highest priority.



Inductosense Ltd.

Inductosense Ltd delivers smart monitoring for integrity management and has developed the latest evolution of ultrasonic sensors for corrosion monitoring.



Joost Engines Ltd.

Joost – disruptive engine design putting the pick-up-and-go back into the portable outboard.




Kahootz are the collaborative software company enabling organisations such as the MOD and prime contractors securely and effectively work together on sensitive projects in the cloud.





Olsen Subsea Controls Ltd.

During the past 8 years Olsen have developed a range of subsea electric linear and rotary actuators. These offer compact solutions to 110kN/2kNm with
optional integrated drive electronics.



pureLiFi are developing leading LiFi technology for secure, safe, high-speed communication networks that seamlessly integrate data and lighting.


rs aqua

RS Aqua Ltd.

Global suppliers of the high specification ORCA and PORPOISE passive acoustic recorders for subsea target signature detection and identification.


Rawwater Engineering Company Ltd.

Rawwater’s expertise in underwater metal casting for oil and gas wells is being developed for sealing concrete and pipework prior to nuclear decommissioning.


SeaGard - Marine Asset Protection

Combining 24/7 web-based software and automatic AIS vessel alerting SeaGard aims to be a world leader in marine asset protection.


Visit the Babcock Innovation Zone at Stand A52

Sponsors & partners

Lead Sponsor


Innovation Partner


Gold Sponsor

saab technologies gold sponsor

Bronze Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

JFD UDT 2018

Official Online Media Partner

  • Shephard Media

Organisers of


Supporting Media Partners

  • UT2
  • Source Security


  • Armscom
  • Mittler Report
Global Defence Technology
  • ROV Planet