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1 Defence Science and Technology

2 2 Jack Lemon Deputy Head DST Strategy Agile Military Capabilities: How The Information Fusion Community Can Help Us

3 Defence Science and Technology 3 Introduction Ever advancing technology means that the modern battlefield is more complex than it has ever been. Government policy paper, National Security Through Technology, outlines how the UK intends to maintain an agile and capable Armed Forces. Open Systems and Generic Vehicle Architecture crucial to success on both platform level and systems level. We are good on platform level, but more of a systems level approach is required. Information Fusion Community has a fundamental part to play in that approach.

4 Defence Science and Technology 4 Big Technology – Astute Submarine The most powerful and advanced attack submarine the UK has ever sent to sea Designed entirely in CAD using cutting edge virtual prototyping Equipped with an extremely advanced sonar system

5 Defence Science and Technology 5 Big Technology: Type 45 and F35 Type 45 Destroyer F35 - STOVL F35: Outstanding Mission Systems T45: SAMPSON Radar

6 Defence Science and Technology 6 Technology Insertion – Chinook Titan Turret Fitted to Chinook squadrons HD IR camera and low light cameras to provide imagery to crew

7 Defence Science and Technology 7 Technology Additions ClipIR Clip on Thermal Imager Clips onto existing in-service image intensifiers, fusing both thermal and near infra- red images together Funding through Centre for Defence Enterprise

8 Defence Science and Technology 8 Black Hornet Nano Remotely Piloted Aircraft <200g minutes flight time

9 Defence Science and Technology 9 Defence Is Not All About Technology £££

10 Defence Science and Technology 10 Global Strategic Trends

11 Defence Science and Technology 11 Future Character of Conflict No matter how clearly one thinks, it is impossible to anticipate precisely the character of future conflict. The key is to not be so far off the mark that it becomes impossible to adjust once that character is revealed. Professor Sir Michael Howard

12 Defence Science and Technology 12

13 Defence Science and Technology 13 An Uncertain Future

14 Defence Science and Technology 14 Time is Important

15 Defence Science and Technology 15 Maintaining Essential Science And Technology Investment

16 Defence Science and Technology 16 Defence Science and Technology Challenger 2 First introduced in 1998 Based on Challenger 1 but extensive upgrades mean only five percent of parts are interchangeable Over 150 major modifications, including a new turret and optics suite An Information Fusion success story

17 Defence Science and Technology 17 Urgent Operational Requirements Bar Armour A UOR for Afghanistan Successful and highly effective technology addition However, a very simple augmentation

18 Defence Science and Technology 18 Launched May 2008 Centre for Defence Enterprise office: –Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Electronic submission of proposals 15 day decision cycle Seminar - technology workshop programme Courtesy Diamond Light Source Ltd Capturing Innovation – Centre for Defence Enterprise

19 Defence Science and Technology 19 Widely used in commercial systems Has great value in defence systems Allows wider range of suppliers (Increases opportunities to use off the shelf components) Makes incremental upgrades easier Allows legacy equipments to be used in new ways To make it happen is never easy Modular Open Systems

20 Defence Science and Technology 20 A Capability Viewpoint - Localise Variability

21 Defence Science and Technology 21 Foxhound

22 Defence Science and Technology 22 Generic Vehicle Architecture

23 Defence Science and Technology 23 Coalition Tactical Networks Hybrid networks: whose network? How long does it take to: Bring together coalition partner networks securely Enable new systems to integrate into the network securely Enable new devices and applications to be introduced

24 Defence Science and Technology 24 The International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Sciences The Gaian Database A Secure Dynamic Distributed Federated Database

25 Defence Science and Technology 25 Gaian Database The Gaian DB consists of a set of interconnected nodes (N1, N2, …) Data can be stored in any node User is able to access internal and external sources as if it were one logical DB

26 Defence Science and Technology 26 The land tactical battlespace

27 Defence Science and Technology 27 A User Viewpoint

28 Defence Science and Technology 28 Conclusions Generic Vehicle Architecture and Modular Systems essential at platform level Systems Level Approach required to integrate platforms Complex task involving the Information Fusion Community to bring information systems together

29 Defence Science and Technology 29 Jack Lemon Questions


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