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BIS:  scientists & businesses will have access to the most sophisticated technology keeping them at the cutting edge of research & development, as details of the Government’s multi-million pound e-infrastructure investment were announced by David Willetts. 

The investment includes £43m for ARCHER, a new national supercomputer to support advanced research, such as complex chemistry & climate science, while helping industry design new products.  For sectors such as aerospace and automotive, this could lead to better analysis of car incidents, helping industry build safer vehicles in less time.

Press release ~ JISC:  e-Infrastructure Programme

Dstl:  :  Ministry of Defence (MOD) scientists are leading the way in Electronic Surveillance (ES) standards, to allow NATO nations to work closer together.  The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is developing the standards & technology needed to ensure ES information can be shared.  This will help meet the demanding military requirements of timeliness & accuracy of locating targets, particularly with the high tempo of modern warfare. 

The common message standard & concept demonstrator will be used by a number of nations at an upcoming NATO trial, which is looking at future Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) objectives.  

Within the , the technology will also be a key enabler for the Intelligence Surveillance Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) concepts & solutions project within Defence Equipment & Support, with a demonstration planned for early 2012.

Press release & links

Red Hat on automation (pt 2)