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BSP’s Animal Dynamics work on a classified project for the Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence have gone public with an announcement by the Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, about a new initiative called IRIS (Innovation and Research Insights Unit) to shake up the MOD’s interaction with the technical industry.  They led with Animal Dynamic’s Project Skeeter which is to make a small flapping winged drone – or dragonfly drone.

Please see below links for further information.

Links:

Ars Technica http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2016/08/dragonfly-drones-vr-helmets-laser-guns-mod/

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3734945/Now-bugged-Military-unveils-insect-sized-spy-drone-dragonfly-like-wings.html

Financial Times https://www.ft.com/content/56d82af4-5fd3-11e6-b38c-7b39cbb1138a

The Times http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dragonfly-drones-primed-for-urban-battle-vjsm5fkwv

Mirage News http://www.miragenews.com/uk-defense-ministry-to-set-up-innovation-hub-to-maintain-military-advantage/

Belfast Telegraph http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/defence-initiative-using-brightest-brains-to-keep-us-ahead-of-our-adversaries-34959316.html

Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/11/dragonfly-drones-and-lasers-britain-invests-800m-in-next-generat/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence

Sky’s website http://news.sky.com/story/insect-sized-drone-will-spy-on-terrorists-10532667

 

Joanna Grant