Dragonfly drones and digital actuality helmets sound like one thing you’d solely see in movies, however they might truly exist quickly.
There’s £800m of presidency funding now obtainable to develop extra examples of “futuristic know-how”.
On the finish of the yr the MoD can be inviting the “greatest and brightest people and corporations” to pitch for the cash to create gear to help defence and safety forces.
Assume Dragons’ Den meets James Bond.
Animal Dynamics is presently creating a “tiny unmanned aerial system”, or drones as we wish to name them, with flapping wings.
It has been impressed by the biology of a dragonfly and the MoD says it hopes it’s going to have a “big influence on intelligence-gathering in future operations in complicated city environments”.
The design of the drone is sufficiently small to permit it to fly into troublesome-to-entry areas and collect info for troops with out endangering their life.
The brand new developments might additionally save lots of time.
The Quantum Gravimeter, which has been developed with the College of Birmingham, might imply they will survey underground buildings in minutes relatively than weeks.
It means the UK’s armed forces could possibly spot enemy tunnels extra simply and help catastrophe aid a lot faster.
And it seems that there are even makes use of for digital know-how within the armed forces.
The MoD has been utilizing VR helmets to simulate plane, enemy personnel and automobiles which might often seem in conflict zones.
Meaning troopers could be immersed and examined in conditions earlier than they’re deployed.
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