News & Media
February 20, 2018
Chamois sponsored motorcycle racing team, RSF Racing, are currently in Cartagena, Spain, conducting important pre-season testing. Rider, Richard Spencer-Fleet, is happy with the progress made so far and is busy setting the bike up for an exciting season.
RSF Racing is a UK based, amateur motorcycle racing team competing at British Championship level, in association with the Army Road Race Team. In 2018, RSF Racing will be entering a bike in the Ducati Tri-Options Cup riding a Ducati 959 Panigale. This is a popular and prestigious one-make series, held in exceptionally high regard within the motorsport community. The Ducati Tri-Options Cup will continue to feature as a support race at MCE British Superbike Championship events in 2018, with an agreement in place between Ducati UK and series organisers MSVR to extend their current partnership. The agreement strengthens the presence of the iconic Ducati brand on the MCE British Superbike (BSB) programme as the one make Cup continues to grow. The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) continues to assert itself as the greatest domestic bike series in the world and a producer of some of the sport’s hottest properties.
Chamois are managing the PR and sponsorship for RSF Racing throughout 2018. If you’re interesting in knowing more about this exciting sponsorship opportunity then please follow this link:
Click here to download and read the sponsorship proposal
Arnold Defense Introduces New Air Platform-mounted Rocket Launchers to the South East Asian Defense Market at the Singapore Air Show
January 20, 2018
Arnold Defense, the US St Louis-based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is displaying its new, ultra-light LWL-12 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon Systems for the first time at the Singapore Air Show, Changi Exhibition Centre, February 6-11, 2018.
Arnold Defense is the world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers and the Company has manufactured more than 1.1 million 2.75-inch rocket launchers since 1961 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and many NATO customers and allies. The Company designs and manufactures rocket launchers that can be customized for any size, weight, capacity or form factor for platforms in the air, on the ground or at sea.
Arnold Defense’s rocket launchers are designed and built with combat-proven technology and they comply with stringent U.S. airworthiness and safety standards. The Company’s products include the new, ultra-light LWL-12 (on display on Dillon Aero stand S71) that weighs just over 60 pounds (27 kg) empty. Other core products include the 19-round M261 (on display on the flight line on a Singapore Air Force Apache helicopter ) which is commonly used by helicopters; the thermal coated 7-round LAU-68 variants and LAU-61 Digital Rocket Launcher are used by the U.S. Navy and Marines; and the 7-round LAU-131 and SUU-25 flare dispenser are used by the U.S. Air Force and worldwide.
Traditionally, 2.75-inch rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by aviation assets. The Arnold Defense team is currently developing the FLETCHER smart, laser-guided launcher system, which will be available during 2018. A special forces vehicle mounted FLETCHER prototype, unveiled at DSEI and AUSA in 2017, utilizes the advancement of laser guided rocket technology to meet the modern demands of air, land and marine-based, mounted and dismounted asymmetric warfare, for special and conventional forces.
Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “Arnold Defense is exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally, so we are very excited to have our combat-proven technology on display at the Singapore Air Show”.
“We are inherently committed to manufacturing the world’s most reliable and affordable rocket launchers. Through our innovation, integrity, dedication, technical expertise and warfighter-first focus, we continue to produce the very best rocket launchers in the world.
“Working together, we protect today’s warfighters, just as we have for the last half-century.”
See Arnold Defense’s rocket launchers on these stands, where Arnold Defense staff will be on hand to explain their systems to visitors and specific briefings/interviews can be facilitated, by appointment:
- See the Arnold Defense LWL-12 on the Dillon Aero stand S71
- Arnold Defense M261 LWL is on display on the flight line on a Singapore Air Force Apache helicopter
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd signs contract with UK marketing and communications agency, Chamois Consulting
December 7, 2017
Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, a world leading solutions provider of high grade information security and communication capabilities, signs contract with UK marketing and communications agency, Chamois Consulting Ltd.
Spectra, a company trusted by the world’s best to deliver secure mission critical information and communication capabilities through a range of secure, end-to-end solutions ranging from tactical communications to secure networks. One of Spectra’s best-known products is SlingShot®, which adds BLOS COTM (Beyond Line of Sight Communications On The Move) to in-service tactical VHF and UHF radios. With reduced cost compared to traditional TACSAT, increased channel availability and almost no increase in the training burden, SlingShot is redefining tactical communications. Spectra has strategic relationships with both Inmarsat, whose L-TAC™ service uses SlingShot and Airbus which brands SlingShot as TREx services.
Under this contract, the team at Chamois will provide an integrated, out-sourced marketing, communications and advertising service. Already firmly established in the global defence market, Spectra Group (UK) Ltd has appointed Chamois to support an ever-expanding footprint. With continued international sales, Spectra plans to raise its global profile. The agreement between the two organisations means that Spectra can continue to focus on the ongoing delivery of its secure voice, data and satellite communications to its consistently growing portfolio of customers, whilst the Chamois team will enhance brand awareness for Spectra, helping to ensure that the Spectra brand is a world-leader.
Simon Davies, CEO at Spectra Group (UK) Ltd said:
“Working with an external marketing and PR agency is a logical way for Spectra to raise its global profile as we continue to expand our international footprint. We’ve taken on Chamois to assist us as we’ve been impressed by how they work to improve brand awareness and effectively market products and services into the international defence sector. Our strategy for growth will need us to be seen and understood by more and more people, world-wide. We’re confident that Chamois is the right choice for Spectra and we’re particularly looking forward to receiving their help as we expand in the global marketplace”.
Jamie Clarke, Director and Founder at Chamois said: “We’re delighted to be working with Spectra and we are very much looking forward to helping them get to where they want to be in the future”. He added: “Spectra is an amazing company with incredible products, such as SlingShot”.
Specialist motorsport brake and clutch manufacturer, Alcon, announces multi-million GBP investment plan focussed on defence and security sector expansion
December 5, 2017
Alcon Components Ltd, the acclaimed global motorsport brake and clutch company, has today announced a major continued investment plan focussed on significant future expansion of their existing defence and security sector business. The investment plan aims to service emerging market demands in the USA, as well as facilitating continued growth in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
The investment, valued at over £2 million, will fund further refinement of Alcon’s recently commissioned dedicated UK defence machining centre. As well, following recent acquisitions, Alcon will be establishing a similar dedicated assembly line in the USA where two new additional machines will be installed, doubling global production capacity. Each cell consists of a Doosan HP4000 Horizontal machining centre complete with 170 position ATC, a Doosan DNM350-5AX machine, a dedicated de-burring station and a hot wash.
The HP4000 is used for the majority of the caliper machining and has 2 x 400mm2 pallets allowing machining to continue on one pallet while castings are loaded on the second pallet. The second machine in the cell is a DNM350-5AX, its primary function is the drilling of the compound angled hydraulic fluid galleries which are commonly found in two-piece iron calipers. Integrating a dedicated deburring station and hot wash ensures that parts can be completely finished within the cell. Together, the elements of the cell deliver shorter TAKT times, greater component throughput, increased capacity and improved efficiency leading to shorter lead times for Alcon’s customers.
Also included in the investment plan is the recruitment of defence and security specialist Business Development staff, the funding of a strategic marketing and PR campaign and various other key infrastructure and management measures to enable future growth.
The investment decision comes off the back of some recent milestone successes in the defence and security sector. Earlier this month, Alcon delivered a batch of Toyota LC200 armoured vehicle upgrade kits that took the total full (front and rear) kits sold since 2009 to over 3000. Additionally, Alcon successfully launched the new CIR55 heavy armoured vehicle caliper at the DSEi and AUSA exhibitions in September and October, working together with AxleTech International.
Already firmly established in the light to medium military vehicle marketplace, Alcon braking solutions have been sought out by some of the world’s finest Special Forces vehicle manufacturers. Amongst other key defence players, Supacat, the designers of the Jackal vehicle, BAe, Ricardo and Jankel have turned to Alcon to obtain bespoke, tailored braking systems that fully meet the demanding requirements of the challenging, high-performance, modern-day battlefield. Alcon’s brake kits improve performance and reduce weight; key requirements for any armoured defence and security vehicle.
Jonathan Edwards, Sales Director at Alcon said: “As you can see from today’s announcement, we’re taking the defence sector very seriously. Defence already makes up 25% of our turnover and our plan is to expand that to over 50% within the next 3 to 5 years – and that is bearing in mind the fact that the rest of the business is also growing. This investment will form the foundation for that growth”. He added: “As well as our wider global market aspirations, given the numbers of vehicles involved, the US defence market is of particular interest to us. As a result, our plans include the establishment of the capability and infrastructure needed to offer US-based volume production of our wide range of defence and security products, as well as our products on offer in other sectors”.
November 29, 2017
The Southwest, UK based Marketing and PR Agency, Chamois Consulting Ltd has today agreed a deal to support the British Championship Motorcycle Racing Team, RSF Racing, in 2018. Under this agreement, Chamois will assist RSF Racing with the provision of sponsorship acquisition and management services, strategic advice and ongoing PR support throughout the 2018 season.
RSF Racing is a UK based, amateur motorcycle racing team competing at British Championship level, in association with the Army Road Race Team. In 2018, RSF Racing will be entering a bike in the Ducati TriOptions Cup riding a Ducati 959 Panigale. This is a popular and prestigious one-make series, held in exceptionally high regard within the motorsport community. The Ducati TriOptions Cup will continue to feature as a support race at MCE British Superbike Championship events in 2018, with an agreement in place between Ducati UK and series organisers MSVR to extend their current partnership. The agreement strengthens the presence of the iconic Ducati brand on the MCE British Superbike (BSB) programme as the one make Cup continues to grow. The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) continues to assert itself as the greatest domestic bike series in the world and a producer of some of the sport’s hottest properties.
RSF Racing’s manager and rider, Richard Spencer-Fleet said: “this is fantastic news for our team and we’re delighted to have secured Chamois as our first major sponsor, this early in our campaign. Jamie and his team at Chamois are experts in their field and obtaining their help will be fundamental in assisting us to generate, manage and support our other key sponsors throughout the year”.
Jamie Clarke, Director and Founder at Chamois said: “we selected RSF Racing as we’ve spotted a real opportunity for top-quality brand exposure at a fraction of the price you’d expect when compared to many other motorsport opportunities. The fact that they’re running in the TriOptions Cup alongside the prestigious British Superbike Championship means that their sponsors will enjoy something quite special, in my opinion”. Jamie added: “On a personal level, I’ve seen something I like in their rider, Richard, too. The fact he’s in the Army, has been a member of the Army Ski Team and is now racing a motorbike at British Championship level has brought back some distant yet fond memories for me! I know first-hand what is required to compete in a campaign such as this and I wish Richard and his team the very best of luck for 2018. It’s a real pleasure to be helping them”.
Click here to download and read the sponsorship proposal