MoD Kick Off Meeting & Photos
Team members are shown some of the equipment that is used by the Army during Urban Combat. Picture: Cpl Russ Nolan RLC
- The MoD Grand Challenge kick-off meeting took place on Monday 30th July 2007 at Copehill Down, some 12 km from Stonehenge.
- Six " Group 1" Teams will participate with funding from the MoD. Barnard Microsystems Limited leads one of these Teams.
- Eight " Group 2" Teams will participate using private funding
- The Teams have one year to prepare for the competition to take place in August 2008
Photographs taken at the kick-off meeting held on 30th July 2007
An interesting array of weapons typically used by insurgents in Afghanistan.
One form of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated using a radio, well explained by the military personnel.
The newer, battery powered, Unmanned Air Vehicle used by British forces in the Middle East.
The "Buster" (variant of Desert Hawk) Unmanned Air Vehicle that has been used by British forces in Afghanistan
Photographs by Cpl Russ Nolan RLC, British Army
Gathering of the teams
Teams being briefed by Maj. Gen Cooper
Lord Drayson congratulates Dr Joseph Barnard on receiving an award on behalf of the Barnard Microsystems Team to participate as a funded Group 1 Team in the MoD Grand Challenge to be held in August 2008.
Team members watching the Army demonstration of "house clearing"
Smoke from smoke grenades engulfing everyone during the "house clearance" demonstration
Royal Artillery personnel explaining operation of the Desert Hawk UAV