Dstl launch new consultation on future research activity
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has launched a new consultation that invites suppliers to help shape the future research activity as part of the Materials for Strategic Advantage (MSA) programme.
The consultation will seek to provide a way for traditional and non-traditional suppliers and users of advanced materials to feedback to the programme.
Established in April 2017, the MSA programme is one of the MoD’s Chief Scientific Advisor’s research programmes run by Dstl. It aims to exploit global developments in materials science, across the academic and industrial sectors for UK Defence and Security to maintain strategic and operational technological advantage, and to reduce expenditure for the lifecycle of the projects.
The first phase of this consultation will identify the technical barriers linked with the development and insertion of advanced materials technologies on defence equipment; exploitation opportunities directly through industry into defence platforms; and innovative technologies or approaches that could be developed in the future S&T programme.
Dstl says that although the consultation is open to all sectors and supplier types, input from equipment manufacturers is of particular interest.
Those wishing to take part can register their interest should do so no later than 31 October 2017 by emailing MSAProgramme@dstl.gov.uk
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