RNLI and HM Coastguard Challenge Briefing

RNLI and HM Coastguard Challenge Briefing

RNLI held its Technology Demonstrator Challenge briefing at the RNLI Training College in Poole on Monday 27th November.   It was very well attended with approx. 100 attendees drawn from a very wide spectrum of companies, from micro SMEs to multinationals, including ARPAS-UK members.   The organisers of the challenge stressed that they were keen for consortia to come together to address the Challenges, drawn from that spectrum. The over-arching objective of the Challenge was to demonstrate technical ‘Art of the Possible’ against a portfolio of SAR Design Reference Missions, using any unmanned platform or system that operates above the surface (water […]

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Government Publishes Industrial Strategy White Paper

Government Publishes Industrial Strategy White Paper

The Government published its Industrial Strategy White Paper on Monday 27th November. While broad and far-reaching, it also refers to 4 Grand Challenges, one of which is to “put the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution”. This Challenge has the opportunity to include drones and drone operations as in the current Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Further details from the White Paper, which may be of interest, are summarised below. PM foreword: “[Industrial Strategy] identifies the industries that are of strategic value to our economy and works to create a partnership between government and industry to […]

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