So, why is Research and Experimentation (R&E) so important? In the world today we see technology advancing at such a rapid pace, and digital disruption is more prevalent than ever. These changes mean that a new approach to innovation is even more important to our customers in the defence, security and critical infrastructure industries.
At QinetiQ, we are recognised as a world-leading centre of excellence in Research & Development, and we act as a catalyst for innovation. As well as outstanding experimentation facilities we can offer technical, engineering and scientific expertise to our customers. We also facilitate collaboration across industry, academia and government, giving customers access to new thinking and fast responses to new opportunities and challenges.
At Farnborough International Airshow we will touch on just some of the disruptive solutions from R&E, which are grouped into in four categories:
- Weapons and Targets: e.g. our part in DragonFire and the delivery of the UK MOD Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator Programme
- Smart materials: e.g. how we assist both military and commercial organisation in their need to hide their physical assets; from submarines to wind turbines
- Autonomy and Robotics: e.g. our integrated network for autonomous systems
- Critical Infrastructure: e.g. our Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection radar system, Tarsier
We’re also going to share some great insight throughout this week to give you a preview of what Research and Experimentation includes.