For UK MoD we have gifted high value innovation (DEFCON 705 and 703) as a range of project definitions and designs through
to functional capability demonstrators. ADM Shine Technologies Ltd has a continuous development programme to ensure the
onward development of these for the UK MoD, and where approved, other allies and the wider law enforcement communities.
ADM Shine Technologies Ltd has gifted this high value innovation on the MoD contractual terms of zero profit. With
competitive day rates and low overheads the value for the public purse is considerable and measurable. Our innovation and
IP skillsets span the very credible set of sciences and applied engineering in the areas of physics, mathematics, materials
sciences, signal processing, cryptography, energetics, pneumatics, biochemistry, software engineering, electronics, telecommunications,
diving systems, robotics (RCV, RAV, UUV), HMI - human factors, IT and secure data networks.
The IP generated
by the Company so far is vested in product designs and prototypes of various sensing technologies for the wide needs of Electronic
Warfare operations. We have had two credible offers to buy the Company, which we continue to politely decline. We
have successfully designed many credible IP/capabilities over the last six years - a selection of these include:
- ESM sensor technologies highly capable across a wide range of frequencies and communications
- ECM/EA capabilities that can be sequenced by the above ESM technologies or
- Remote tagging and tracking technologies.
- Small-scale (12V ~480W) formic acid fuel cell with
novel fuel, solute and power discharge management for specialist and dismounted operations.
lightweight RCV for IEDD operations.
- C-IED roadside device detection
and countermeasures for foot patrols and vehicle movements.
We have been working on a single molecule
sensor design for several years now and can clearly see its implications for medicine, drugs research, security
and aviation safety - such a robotic 'dog nose' would be ground-breaking even for defence. We have yet to bring
this to market given our other work commitments but would carefully consider partnering with the right company and deal
- please contact us
for further discussions under NDA.
Innovation and science fostering is a key thread to developing the future
technologies, techniques and capabilities to underpin all of the world's future. For defence this is crucial to ensure
future threats are revealed and timely pursuit of such is gained. To that end UK Ministry of Defence
created a Centre for Defence Enterprise
[CDE] which 'incubates' bright ideas from academia and industry [especially the small to medium businesses/enterprises]
and generates the ability to prove concepts rapidly - enabling pull through into operations or more focused research
thereafter. We have voiced to the UK Government our support of this 'gateway' and the ability it gives for engagement
and involvement in defence for any credible and capable organisation or individuals.
UK Defence Research Plans
are crucial to the overall focus of such innovation - however should not stifle true innovation. These plans are regularly
reviewed and presented to industry to ensure common understanding of needs and focus on existing programmes. These plans
are presented in a non-classified manner to ensure academia, independent research organisations and those businesses who currently
aren't approved to contribute. To ensure delivery of these plans and inject further innovation, CDE/UK Ministry of
Defence run regular UK Defence Calls and Events
and welcome a mix of academia and industry [with limits on attendees per organisation] - they are often heavily subscribed
and are excellent briefing and interaction opportunities.
An amazing organisation for innovation
is without a doubt DARPA
in the US, not only because of the innovation and technology research which is pioneering and backed by strong budgets, but
because this innovation comes from an organisation with so small a management team. Set up at the start of the Cold
War, this organisation has delivered impressive results both into defence and into wider commerce. DARPA Current Calls
show the richness of the current programmes [BTO
] and News & Events
highlight recent successes.
Innovation requires a deep understanding of science and engineering, concept
of operations and often an appreciation of the environment and threats to highlight one of many perspectives.... The Royal United Services Institute
for Defence & Security Studies [RUSI] has held an impressive history spanning some 180 years. The aggregation of
research, briefings and discussions are well worth understanding to ensure focused innovation occurs and not only delivers
good value to the public purse, ensure the capabilities are there for the armed services to counter new and emerging threats,
but also stems the waste of valuable resources and money on nugatory effort on solved problems or indeed on matters where
emerging or mature solutions already exist. Sir Winston Churchill, on 12 January 1946, set up an executive agency of the FCO
as a non-profit making organisation called Wilton Park
for policy formation and dialogue on matters of global security, economic stability and post-conflict reconciliation.
Further independent thinking on international affairs is carried out by the well-known and highly respected organisation Chatham House