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QinetiQ’s WWUAV Centre delivers DSEi 2011 Robotics & Unmanned Systems Demonstrations area


The QinetiQ West Wales UAV Centre (WWUAVC) and Clarion Events are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership which will deliver the world’s first scenario-based programme of indoor unmanned systems demonstrations.

The first such scenario, a “foot patrol in Afghanistan” will be unveiled to visitors at this year’s DSEi exhibition, which takes place between the 13th – 16th September, demonstrating the integration and interoperability of numerous unmanned ground and airborne systems with force patrol operations in support, surveillance and protection roles through a “real world” scenario.

The QinetiQ WWUAVC is the gateway to a unique environment that has been created to facilitate and accelerate the growth of the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) industry. The WWUAVC provides significant operational airspace for UAS R&D, training and demonstration, together with safety infrastructure and complementary environmental and communications test facilities across the full range of UAS platforms.

Kevin Griffiths, WWUAVC Services Delivery Manager and Technical Lead for the demonstrations said: “Our involvement with Clarion, beginning with the display feature at this year’s DSEi, is an exciting opportunity for the WWUAVC. Being able to more powerfully illustrate the successful integration and delivery of unmanned capability in a representational theatre is extremely important. The display demonstrates the ability to safely integrate unmanned systems to meet current and emerging operational requirements. I hope this to be the beginning of a long relationship with Clarion and am confident that this showcase will be a great success stimulating unmanned system interoperability opportunities.”

The partnership between the WWUAVC and Clarion Events will enable increased understanding of and promotional opportunities, within this fascinating and rapidly growing industry. It will focus on delivering meaningful demonstrations beneficial to manufacturers, operators and customers alike.


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