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Covert Technology Exhibition QUANTICO

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We are excited to announce that the 2022 Covert Technology Exhibition in Quantico will take place this year on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th April. Once again the venue will be the Holiday Inn at Quantico and arrangements will be similar to those of the 2019 event.

To attend the event as a delegate then please email the organizing team on info@cte-q.com.  Details on entry requirements are given below.

About CTE-Q

CTE-Q provides a unique opportunity for Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security and Military professionals to speak directly to the manufacturers of world-leading covert surveillance technologies from the United Kingdom.

Built on the four pillars of Covert Detection, Covert Surveillance, Covert Interception, and Counter Measures, CTE-Q brings users of covert technology face-to-face with the United Kingdom’s development and manufacturing community.

Exhibitors are security cleared and/or US government sponsored personnel and members of the UK Aerospace Defense and Security (ADS) Covert Technology Suppliers Forum (CTSF), the UK's industry body for covert security technology.  Furthermore, all exhibitors are existing suppliers to the Five Eyes intelligence community.

Technology areas covered include:

  • Surveillance cameras and advanced lens systems
  • Secure video transmission
  • Audio surveillance
  • Radio direction finding
  • Geolocation and tracking
  • 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile phone interrogation, IMSI-grabbing and data analysis
  • Covert surveillance deployment tools and equipment
  • Covert digital storage & exploitation tools


Smith Myers, formed in 1985, is an award-winning UK company specialising in the design, development, manufacture and support of application specific cellular network and handset capabilities for Network Operators, Government Agencies, Law Enforcement,  Military, and Search and Rescue organisations.  We provide a full range of ground based and airborne solutions for UAS and manned aircraft, with equipment qualified to RTCA-DO160(G).

CRFS is a global leader in RF spectrum monitoring, intelligence and geolocation solutions. We create rugged deployable systems to detect, identify and geolocate signals in complex RF environments.

Our RFeye systems are widely deployed by military, intelligence, law enforcement and regulatory agencies for a range of missions, including spectrum management and deconfliction, interference hunting and threat detection.

Founded in 2005, CellMetric provides state-of-the-art digital radio test solutions, high-security, government-grade video surveillance systems and militarised covert asset tracking. CellMetric has supplied a number of major international industrial manufacturing companies and is a US Government approved supplier.

Our systems cover FM, AM, DAB/DAB+ and digital TV testing and offer improved accuracy and reduced test time. Full installation and support is provided and our innovative and reliable systems can be installed within the existing infrastructure of automotive plants.

Claresys is a UK Company committed to supplying the best video surveillance solutions available. Working in partnership with our specialist end-user community and business partners, Claresys has developed many unique optical products and opto-electronic systems to help its customers obtain results in challenging circumstances and reduce operational risk.

Through its world-wide network of value added resellers, Claresys is able to provide access to this technology in accordance with UK Government trade and export controls.

CEDAR Audio is a leading supplier of recording and noise suppression systems to law enforcement, security and anti-terrorism agencies, accident investigators and military intelligence. When it's vital that the audio is intelligible, clear and unequivocal, and whether the need is for a portable surveillance system, a forensic system, or even a large-scale multi-user installation, many of the best known (and equally many of the least known) forces and agencies in the world turn to CEDAR.  

Providence provides government, defense and law enforcement customers with bespoke capability development initiatives, equipment procurement solutions and best-in-class operational training.

Vortex has been supplying equipment to the security and law-enforcement sectors for over 20 years. This comprises hardware and software developed by Vortex specifically for the law-enforcement market, as well as products originally designed for our broadcast customers who demand the same degree of reliability and quality. We are always happy to discuss particular requirements and are uniquely positioned to offer solutions using a combination of off-the-shelf and custom-engineered products, without the price tag associated with suppliers which focus solely on the security sector.

EXFO's Homeland Security Division provides tactical communication intelligence solutions for elite police units, military special forces and governmental security agencies worldwide. Leveraging years of experience in wired and wireless 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G solutions. Our latest product introductions include Tactical 5G and WiFi features as well as Counter-Drone measures for perimeter protection applications. EXFO's solutions are highly configurable and scalable, making them ideal for Tactical-, Vehicle-, Fixed Site- and Airborne applications.

DTC is a global technology leader and our passion for innovation keeps us one step ahead in rapidly changing and increasingly challenging environments. High performance overt and covert surveillance, communications and broadcast systems enable our customers to securely detect, monitor, communicate and share information with confidence.  With integrated solutions across our wireless video and IP, cellular, covert audio, video and C2 Systems, DTC can provide professional security networks that protect people and infrastructure in some of the world’s most demanding environments.

Fischer Connectors has designed and manufactured rugged connectors and cable assembly solutions for more than 60 years. Known for their reliability and precision in the most demanding environments, we deliver solutions from component level through to complete electronics solutions. 

Our current business activities include connector solutions, active solutions and our Wearin' wearable connectivity solutions.

Our interconnect products help facilitate designers and manufacturers to develop covert technologies and devices for covert and countermeasure applications.

Exensor is dedicated to the protection of personnel and critical assets through the development and supply of wireless sensor systems. In 2008 Exensor launched the Flexnet system, a portfolio of wireless and battery powered, unattended ground sensors, networked to provide a comprehensive surveillance and protection system, regardless of the situation or environment. Initially designed for force protection, the system has been delivered to more than 20 nations for various military and civilian applications.

Optimal Risk Group is an operational Risk Management Company based in West Sussex in the UK.  At CTE-Q we will be launching our portable hydrogen fuel cell system which provides improved operational endurance for covert installations.    

Our training division focuses on improving performance capability in covert operations for law enforcement, military and government agencies.  We also develop new and innovative techniques for military, police and government security services.

Sonic Communications develops and manufactures a wide range of communications accessories for both overt and covert radios, supplies bodyworn, fixed and vehicle covert video surveillance equipment.  It carries out specialist vehicle installations for government departments, military units and law enforcement agencies worldwide. 

Videosoft Global is a leading specialist in ultra-low bandwidth streaming over wireless networks, including satellite and cellular. Although we can stream at any data rate, we define ultra-low bandwidth as between 6kbps to 650kbps.


We will be exhibiting a range of new and innovative products specifically developed for bandwidth managed video streaming applications in the police, homeland security, critical national infrastructure, defense and CCTV arenas.

Cat's Whisker Technologies designs and manufactures specialized technical support equipment for approved law enforcement, national security and military organisations.

The company is based in the UK and its capabilities include electronics, software and mechanical engineering.  

The Covert Technology Suppliers Forum supports ADS Members who have products or services in the covert and surveillance arenas, including detection, interception, jamming and counter measures. This site contains details from the member  companies categorised into 4 sections to aid searching for the products and services you require.  

Delegate & Exhibitor Registration Requirements

Delegates:  If you wish to attend CTE-Q 2022 as a delegate, please complete the form below stating 'Delegate'.

Delegates must be serving government employees working in relevant Federal/military departments (or equivalent) from either the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia or the UK.

To provide an assurance of security clearance and identity invitations will only be sent to valid government email addresses.

Contractors wishing to attend must be employed full-time by relevant Federal US government/military organizations and their invitations will only be sent to their government sponsor/employer.

Exhibitors:  If you would like to exhibit at CTE-Q 2022, please complete the form below stating 'Exhibitor'.

Exhibiting companies must be members of the CTSF and provide staff who are either British citizens who are full-time employees of the exhibiting company and who hold current security clearance to SC level or above or serving members of the UK armed forces.

Exhibiting companies may be accompanied by US or Canadian citizens who are employed full-time by companies representing the exhibitor in the United States or Canada.

Exhibitors will be permitted a maximum of 4 staff at their booth.

When we have received your details you will receive an acknowledgement immediately, followed by further details in due course.

Exhibition Details


CTE-Q will take place from Tuesday 5th April thru Wednesday 6th April 2022, doors opening at 0900 and closing at 17:00 each day. The event will be located at the Holiday Inn Dumfries, which is a few minutes outside the Marine Corps Base, 30 miles south of Washington DC.

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Holiday Inn Exhibition Centre

3901 Fettler Park Dr,


VA 22026,

United States

For information call 1-866-827-9890

Other Information

Parking on site is free.  A free buffet and soft drinks will be available for delegates and exhibitors.