What we do

thebigword’s Defense and International Security Division works in some of the globe’s most hostile environments to provide expert language support in arenas where the need to communicate clearly and effectively is critical. We are the only true language services provider with a division dedicated to supporting defense and security around the world.

We provide:

  • Interpreters in theatre
  • Translation Services
  • Language Training & Teaching
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • Military Roleplayers


Are you interested in working as a “Civilian on the battlefield”? We are currently recruiting for this role! Please register here:

Wir rekrutieren Statisten & Rollenspieler für Zivilisten auf dem Schlachtfeld, eine einmalige Gelegenheit beim Militär in:



More about us


thebigword Defense & International Security Division work with thousands of linguists located in theatres around the globe. Our stringent training requirements are designed to match the requirements of these challenging environments and deliver language services against the most demanding projects.

thebigword’s roster of expert Translators are cleared up to Secret & Top Secret level, can be selected from a pool of highly trained counter terrorism certified Linguists and command excellent industry expertise.



thebigword’s Defense and International Security Division offers a range of mission-critical services that ensure defense and security organisations around the world can break down language barriers.

Our Technology

Our market-leading Interpreting Management System connects you and your teams to over 4,000 interpreters speaking a total of 250 languages, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our Highly Secure Translation Editor (HSTE) Is a reliable online portal that secures all of your valuable translation material against data loss and potential security breach.

Contact Us

To learn more about how we can help you or to learn how you can join the Defense and International Security team, please use the contact form or contact details below.


0870 748 8000


Unique opportunity for multilingual actors in Germany

We are looking for acting enthusiasts for a series of training exercises, to help soldiers prepare for missions in conflict zones across the world. thebigword ‘Civilians on the Battlefield’ We are delighted to announce that thebigword has successfully secured a contract to provide role player support alongside the Military in Hohenfels, Germany. We are looking […]

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NATO awards Brussels HQ contract to thebigword

Global translation and interpretation provider thebigword has been awarded a new contract to provide language services for NATO headquarters in Brussels. The important contract win underlines the company’s expertise as a trusted partner in global security concerns. thebigword has a strong track record working with the organisation and many of its partner nations. The company […]

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thebigword marks Five Years of Success with Defence Division

thebigword is marking the fifth anniversary of its specialist Defence Division with celebrations and the securing of a NATO contract. thebigword’s defence division, founded in 2013 in response to demand for language services from defence firms, national and supranational Government’s and organisations operating in conflict zones, works in 21 countries across the world in more […]

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