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thebigword’s Defence and International Security Division provides support across over 300 languages around the clock and has more than 12,000 linguists in position around the world. We deploy hundreds of linguists every day for defence assignments and can connect your personnel with an interpreter over the phone in less than 30 seconds, day or night.

You can always rely on the right calibre of interpreter as thebigword’s innovative and online Interpreting Management System (IMS Direct) searches a network of thousands to source and select only those with the right security clearance and experience. The Defence division continuously screen and recruit linguists to maintain a consistent pool of people ready to work in any environment or location required.

12,000 qualified linguists based globally – with a wealth of Secret and Top Secret cleared linguists covering many languages.

Proven experience of operating in hostile and non-hostile environments including conflict zones .

Comprehensive linguist training programme including fitness test, mental agility and cultural awareness.

Local National Interpreters available globally, for non-classified work.

Interpreters can also be accessed via the telephone in under 30 seconds in over 250 languages.

Full implementation of projects led by an ex-military team plus, on site/in-country interpreter management led by ex-military staff.

Convenient online booking system to manage and track your bookings at any time with assured confidentiality through our secure IMS Direct.

Approved linguistic testing procedure to NATO standards via our partner network.