MoD investing in human capability research across defence
Following an open competition, BAE Systems has been selected to lead the management of the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD's) Defence Human Capability Science & Technology Centre advancing the application of human sciences across defence.
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BAE Systems, Yeovil, has been awarded the prime contract by the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and will manage a four-year, multi-million pound programme of research supporting priority Human Capability requirements from across the MoD.
Alun Fishburne, Managing Director of BAE Systems, Defence Information says: “BAE Systems is proud to be partnering with Dstl to recognise Human Capability as a priority area for Defence Research. BAE Systems has a long history of working with a broad range of suppliers to deliver world class, high impact research in this domain.”
The Defence Human Capability Science & Technology Centre will deliver research across a broad range of themes including human factors integration, personnel, influence and stabilisation, health and well-being and training. Research examples relate to enhancing physical and cognitive performance, reducing soldier burden whilst maximising safety, utilising recent developments in simulated environments for training and exploiting human behaviours in conflict resolution.
BAE Systems will be responsible for managing the programme and working with a broad range of suppliers from industry, academia and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create a virtual human capabilities ‘Centre of Excellence’.