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An experiment to tidy up outer space

 An experiment to tidy up outer space
An experimental project has been launched by UK scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to tackle the growing problem of space junk. Hundreds of thousands of man-made objects orbit the Earth, but fewer than 5,000 are operational satellites. The most congested area sits within 2,000km of the Earth’s surface, known as low Earth orbit (LEO), where collisions can cause further debris. 
24th July 2017

Agreement for wider IP for MOD

Agreement for wider IP for MOD
  The Ministry of Defence’s Intellectual Property Rights group (DIPR) has signed an agreement with Ploughshare Innovations, expanding Ploughshare’s role to provide technology transfer services to wider MOD.
13th July 2017

FPGA-based video processing platform developed for DSTL

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has contracted a team, led by Plextek Services and including RFEL and 4Sight Imaging to tackle the problem of performing rapid evaluations of real time image processing functions and to simultaneously demonstrate the latest adaptive capabilities that modern FPGA-based system-on-chip architectures can deliver to defence and security surveillance applications, all within a minimised size, weight and power footprint.
13th April 2017


Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) testing conducted by dstl

Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW) testing conducted by dstl
  Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) scientists are conducting trials that will enable Dstl to characterise the effectiveness of Laser Directed Energy Weapon (LDEW), in support of the LDEW Capability Demonstrator. The programme will culminate in a technology demonstrator in 2019.
11th April 2017

Dstl challenges data scientists to solve real world challenges

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge.
5th April 2017

The king of modern war

Artillery is no longer the king of war. Information technology has transformed the modern battlefield at sea, in the air and on land, and it is arguably the new king of war. In April the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will help to demonstrate this as part of the Royal Navy led Information Warrior exercise.
17th February 2017

The next gen of wearable sensors for frontline troops

The next gen of wearable sensors for frontline troops
The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, together with industry partners Roke Manor Research, QinetiQ and Systems Engineering and Assessment, has developed dismounted close combat sensors which enable GPS-free navigation, automatic threat detection and information sharing for frontline troops.
30th January 2017

Ending the laser attacks on aeroplanes

Ending the laser attacks on aeroplanes
Over 10,000 aircraft in the UK since 2009 have been targeted by handheld lasers. The reckless targeting of aircraft poses a significant and growing threat to aviation safety. However it is often difficult to obtain evidence to secure a conviction and existing laser detection equipment is very expensive.
6th December 2016

Innovative technologies sought for aviation security

A £2 million competition, to help find new ways to protect air passengers, has been announced by the Government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) team. The joint Home Office and Department for Transport team has launched a competition through the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) as part of its wider FASS programme, worth £25.5m until 2021. Suppliers are being asked to develop truly innovative technologies, with a focus on people, baggage and cargo security.
21st October 2016

MAST in action at Unmanned Warrior

MAST in action at Unmanned Warrior
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) new Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) system is participating in a number of exercises at Unmanned Warrior. The vessel is one of over 40 autonomous systems taking part in the Royal Navy’s event this month.
19th October 2016

Agreement signed for unmanned surface vehicle software

Agreement signed for unmanned surface vehicle software
The Ministry of Defence has signed a licence agreement with ASV Global allowing for the use of its Advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Capability technology.
29th September 2016

Wearable sensors help on the frontline

Wearable sensors help on the frontline
Most of us will be familiar with the error message ‘No GPS signal’ on our smartphones and satellite navigation systems. We may think loosing our GPS signal is a matter of life and death, but for the military and the emergency services it really could be the difference between life and death.
21st September 2016

Turning technology into ploughshares

Through its technology transfer business, Ploughshare Innovations, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is making a significant contribution to the development of cutting edge aerospace technologies. Invariably these have multiple military and civil applications. Of particular significance are:
14th July 2016


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