Defence BattleLab

Babcock was delighted to showcase its autonomous and robotics capabilities at a new hub designed to spark innovation and push the boundaries of technology.

The Defence BattleLab, on Dorset Innovation Park, brings together military personnel, academic institutions and private sector companies to trial and experiment cutting-edge technology.

It was officially opened earlier this month by Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin MP, and this week Babcock held a Collaboration and Innovation Day, demonstrating how we drive innovation through our partnerships, aligning every step of the way with our customers’ needs.

Working with teams across the Babcock Group as well as an eco-system of SMEs and partners, we demonstrated how we have developed a system which will allow multiple autonomous vehicles to cover land, sea and air under one control system.

Rich Drake, Managing Director of Babcock Mission Systems, said: “The defence landscape is changing rapidly and becoming increasingly digital – that means the challenges, the threats and technology solutions are quickly changing too. “Working in partnership with like-minded SMEs and trusted technology partners, we were delighted to hold this innovation event at the new Defence BattleLab to increase collaboration and develop a system which will control multiple autonomous vehicles across land, sea and air.”