MoD: Sci-tech strategy? Er, here’s a bunch of words and diagrams

The Ministry of Defence has unveiled latest its science and technology strategy by writing a jargon-ridden report full of incomprehensible diagrams – but it contains good news for startups. In the Science and Technology Strategy 2017, which is supposed to underpin the £80m/year Defence Innovation Fund, the ministry’s chief scientific adviser, Hugh Durrant-Whyte, wrote that it is “time for a renewed focus on S&T in Defence.” Durrant-Whyte himself is a professor of robotics at Sydney University and has a background in developing autonomous drones, something the MoD is particularly keen on for battlefield reconnaissance.

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