24 June 2014: protection enduring challenge

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CDE enduring challenge competition presentation on protection from 24 June 2014 Innovation Network event in Cardiff

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24 June 2014: protection enduring challenge

  1. 1. CDE enduring challenge: protection OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  2. 2. Contents • What is protection? • Challenges for MOD OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  3. 3. OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  4. 4. Protection • MOD has a requirement to protect ALL of its equipment in ALL current operations at ALL times • This is a logistical burden • Protection systems need to be: – smaller – lighter – lower consumption of power – cheaper – in general, they need to reduce the burden on MOD © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  5. 5. Protection OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  6. 6. Protection OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014 Tank Kinetic Energy Tank Chemical Energy Anti Tank Guided Missile Smart Artillery Unguided Artillery Bomblets Terminally Guided Sub Munition Mines Rocket Propelled Grenades Guns IEDs
  7. 7. Enduring challenges (1) • Improvements in protection have long been linked to improvements to protective materials • This is important but there are several other areas to consider • New methods of protection – defeat mechanisms? – disrupter technology? – overlooked areas of physics? OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  8. 8. Enduring challenges (2) • Novel techniques or uses of modelling and simulation – Can we predict performance of materials and systems more efficiently or more accurately? • Development of novel active systems – Can we use protection methods that sense and ‘switch on’ when required? – Can we detect effectiveness or vulnerability in our protection systems? © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  9. 9. Enduring challenges (3) • Cost of ownership (TLCM, DLODs) – Can we consider the lifecycle of the armour system and reduce the overall cost? – Purchase price – Maintenance – Repair – Packaging and transportation costs – Storage © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  10. 10. Enduring challenges (4) • Protection needs to be considered as a ‘system’ be that a vehicle, a fleet, or a complete operation • Generic Vehicle Architecture – Increased flexibility and adaptability in the field – Can we create protection systems that are interoperable fleet wide? – Can we share our protection systems with our allies? © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  11. 11. Enduring challenges (5) • Disposal of systems – How can we ensure information about protections systems is not compromised if left on operations? – Can we deny access to this information more easily or more cleverly? – Can we make disposal methods more effective and create less of a burden? © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014
  12. 12. References: Contact details: E: cde@dstl.gov.uk or aandpstcenquiries@dstl.gov.uk W: www.science.mod.uk/enterprise or www.dstl.gov.uk/armourandprotectioncentre © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 25 June 2014 OFFICIAL

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