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Covert Technology 
Exhibition QUANTICO

Thank You!

The third Covert Technology Exhibition in Quantico took place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April 2024. Once again the venue was the Holiday Inn Dumfries Quantico Center and again it was a great success with delegates coming from Federal law enforcement and military organizations.  The CTE-Q team would like to say a big thank you to all of them, as well as to all the exhibitors and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2026.

If you are interested in attending the the 2026 event as a delegate or exhibitor please email the organizing team on  Details on entry requirements are given below.

About CTE-Q

CTE-Q provides a unique opportunity for Federal Government Agencies, Federal 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:

The next CTE-Q Exhibition is planned for 2026 - we will publish further details about the 2026 event on this website around Q4 2025.

2024 Exhibitors

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).

Revector is a leading UK developer of cell site simulators and mobile phone surveillance solutions for security, intelligence and public safety applications.
Revector produce a multi-channel UAV/Drone IMSI Catcher payload weighing just 1.4Kg, a 3.3Kg covert backpack option as well powerful vehicle units to ensure every operational situation is covered to undertake covert and agile activities.       

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.  

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.

Landguard Systems design and manufacture small size, low energy custom radio systems that enable our government, defence and law enforcement customers to track, locate and protect their crucial operation assets. We are experts in producing small size, low energy devices and our commitment to providing high delivery performance, 24/7 operational assistance, and industry-leading user training ensures our customers are supported every step of the way.

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.

METIS Aerospace - delivering intelligent Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Activity (CEMA) Solutions and Services. Our specialist products include drone detection (SKYPERION) and COMINT/SIGINT (HYPERION) capabilities. Working with end users, our mission is to provide the most suitable products and capabilities to provide full spectrum passive RF detection solutions. With a form factor that readily supports Covert Detection, Surveillance and Interception requirements, METIS products deliver an unrivalled and scalable capability from fixed and mobile installations.

 Telesemica will be introducing new, compact microphone systems that provide ground-breaking capabilities for capturing audio in noisy environments with high intelligibility. Developed to meet the needs of specialist end-users, our products allow customers to secure reliable audio evidence in highly challenging circumstances with reduced operational risk.
 This will be the first time that this leading-edge technology has been shown to interested parties in the United States.   

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. 

The Covert Technologies Supplier’s Forum (CTSF) Special Interest Group supports ADS Members who have products or services in the covert and surveillance arenas, including detection, interception, jamming and countermeasures.

Tag, Track, Locate.  

Cellmetric designs and manufactures a range of world-leading covert tag, track and locate and video surveillance solutions to provide enhanced situational awareness, operational advantage and reduced risk to surveillance teams.    

JUMA Communications specialise in the design and manufacture of covert audio accessories for use with a variety of Public Safety Communications devices. 

Founded in 1956, we're a British centre of excellence for world-class innovation and engineering. Our journey began in Defence but as the decades of innovation have rolled on we've applied our expertise in National Security, Industry and the Public Sector. We believe in improving the world through innovation and original research and development. We create technologies and products that solve practical problems for our customers, save lives and make the world safer and more secure for millions. We  transform businesses and organisations across all sectors by bringing the physical and digital worlds together. Applying our experience and expertise in sensors, communications, cyber-security and AI, we can help you save time and money, improve efficiency, boost profitability and gai n a genuine advantage in your specific operational sphere.

GridSmart provide secure global tracking solutions for law enforcement and intelligence agencies in order to allow them to covertly or overtly track subjects of interest, as well as their own operators and equipment. Our products and services allow obfuscation of data traffic to ensure that the risk of compromise to the agency is minimised. All our software and applications are developed in house and our hardware is manufactured in the EU by partner organisations. In addition we also provide infrastructure and communications support to securely bring you the locational information you need, anywhere in the world.

Videosoft brings to the market the ultimate in ultra-low bandwidth video encoders, video compression, transmission, and remote control of live video, audio, and data streams.Videosoft's ultra-low bandwidth video range provides reliable, rugged, secure, industrial-grade solutions with high-efficiency video compression technology, using less data and delivering better quality video at any given bitrate than other solutions on the market.

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.   

2026 Exhibition Details


For information call 1-866-827-9890

Dates and location for CTE-Q 2026 are yet to be released,

Other Information

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

2026 Delegate & Exhibitor Registration Requirements

Delegates:  If you wish to attend CTE-Q 2026 as a delegate, please send an email to with your name and email address and the message 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 2026, please send an email to with your name and email address and the message 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.

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