UK: Navy to dismantle sunken warship on Thames holding unstable explosives

The Royal Navy is to dismantle a sunken warship in the River Thames containing 1,400 tonnes of unstable explosives. It is believed that if the unexploded ordnance on the SS Richard Montgomery were triggered it could lead to the nearby Read More …

DASA UK competition: Catch the ChemBio SCENT! Screening, Collecting and Exploiting Novel Technologies

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition is seeking proposals that can address challenges associated with screening for, the preservation of sample / evidence, and the attribution of hazardous chemical and biological (ChemBio) materials. New technology options or technical approaches Read More …

Catch the ChemBio SCENT! Help the MOD and DOD screen and analyse hazardous ChemBio materials with novel technologies

Up to £1 million available to help the MOD and DOD screen, collect and exploit hazardous ChemBio materials using novel technologies Detecting the production and use of hazardous chemical and biological (ChemBio) materials is an enduring challenge in the defence Read More …

UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al-Shabaab

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma signed the deal after agreeing to step up UK support for the key security partner The UK is stepping up its counter-terrorism and military support to Kenya Read More …

Scottish uni developing robots for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning

A Scottish university will help create robotic technologies for bomb disposal and nuclear decommissioning jobs, taking humans out of harm’s way. Heriot-Watt University’s National Robotarium is working on the project with Sheffield-based robotics software firm Cyberselves and Resolve Robotics, of Read More …

Meet Bonny, the first British military search dog deployed to Mali

Lance Corporal Grant Stevens and his companion Bonny are part of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team newly deployed to Mali A three-hundred strong task group of British soldiers has arrived in Mali as part of the UN Peacekeeping Mission (MINUSMA). Read More …

DASA UK: Market exploration: robotic and autonomous systems (platooning)

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is scoping the potential for funding opportunities to develop the use of autonomy for logistic convoy operations. On behalf of the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MOD), we want to better understand the Read More …