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Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre June 2013 The technical information contained herein is supplied under the 2008 US/UK Armour Technology.

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1 Armour and Protection Science and Technology Centre June 2013 The technical information contained herein is supplied under the 2008 US/UK Armour Technology MOU, is subject to intellectual property rights and is communicated in confidence. The technical information in slides 1 – 13 is UK Government Country of Origin. Disclosure to and use by third parties is governed by SECTION VIII of the reference MOU. Pages, paragraphs not marked can be used for any purpose subject to UK/US security classification.

2 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Presentation Outline Introduction Summary of the problem Solution space The Centre and its evolution Summary

3 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Introduction Has been a significant pull on previous research base Innovative solutions sought for new protection systems

4 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Desired Outcomes Innovative research aimed at improving blast and ballistic protection… …ultimately providing novel protection systems offering superior survivability

5 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED The Challenges Rapid pull-through and exploitation of innovative research New ways of working Joint development with partners Openness and trust Rapid exploitation A need to grow the programme

6 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Solution Space The Desired Outcome is the development of novel step- changes in platform protection: This could include: –Innovative engineering solutions –Novel smart materials –New approaches to active systems –… Novel systems combining any of the above

7 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED What the Centre will do Primary Objective –To enhance military protection through the laying down of innovative research foundations upon which future armour system capabilities can be built. How? –Wide engagement –Revolutionary research –Rapid exploitation Innovation¦Coherence¦Gearing¦Exploitation

8 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Science & Technology Centre Community Expert Advice Group Management CDE SAMPLE AWE Other Centres COI RBDS Dstl Professional Institutions Academia Industry Competition of Ideas Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier Centre for Defence Enterprise Innovation¦Coherence¦Gearing¦Exploitation International collaboration Existing Programmes

9 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Science & Technology Centre Community Expert Advice Group Management CDE SAMPLE AWE Other Centres COI RBDS Dstl Professional Institutions Academia Industry Innovation¦Coherence¦Gearing¦Exploitation International collaboration Existing Programmes Information Domains: - Globally Accessible Technologies & Capabilities - Generic/Volume Capabilities - Core Capabilities - Special Access Black R S/C U/C

10 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Links to other calls Materials research through MAST Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier –Part of the A&P STC

11 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Initiation of the Centre Develop a more coherent research programme First call - TODAY Call for more long-term fundamental research projects next FY

12 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Evolution of the Centre Development of an STC Industrial Group –requirements –existing programmes –exploitation –declaration of projects –industrial partnering/hence consortium bidding –opportunities to influence direction Aiming for joint funded, open Centre

13 © Dstl 2013 Dstl is part of the Ministry of Defence UNCLASSIFIED Summary New rolling programme All aspect of physical protection Innovative solutions to provide step change in capability An exciting opportunity


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