Relentless innovation is the key to sustaining operational advantage in an increasingly complex and demanding environment. Not every organisation has an in-house research and development (R&D) capability, however, or the capacity to manage multiple partners and collaborators.
Our growing research, experimentation and innovation capability applies disruptive technology to solve our customers’ most difficult problems, exploiting novel areas such as autonomy, materials science and sensors.
Research and development as-a-service: We provide customers with access to our unrivalled specialist R&D expertise and associated state-of-the-art facilities.
Disruptive solutions: We co-innovate with customers to create tailored solutions, based on our portfolio of tried and tested capability.
Innovation integrator: We provide fast, flexible and efficient access to a diverse ecosystem of R&D partners.
Our key areas of capability include:
Power sources, energy storage and distribution
We lead the field in the R&D, test and evaluation (T&E) and production of electrochemical and related power technologies such as batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors. Over the past decade we have supplied 100 million fully-qualified batteries to the MOD, as well as providing in-service support.
Advanced materials and manufacturing
We develop innovative and cost-effective materials solutions, ranging from new applications of existing materials to the design of an entirely new process or product. Projects include:
Robotics and autonomous systems
Automating mission tasks that are hazardous, costly or impractical for humans to undertake increases safety and mission tempo, while reducing the burden on ground forces. Our capability includes technologies for sensing, orientation, decision making/planning and control. Projects include:
Going the last mile for autonomous resupply