Plextek launches defence technology unit 

September 11, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
UK engineering and design consultancy Plextek has launched a defence business unit called DTS (Defence Technology Solutions).
UK engineering and design consultancy Plextek has launched a defence business unit called DTS (Defence Technology Solutions).

The DTS unit will work with government and defence agencies on specialist R&D support, technology exploitation and design partner services, including system supply and manufacture.

The unit will allow customers to safely explore and address the challenges and inherit risks associated with applied research and development activities and offer impartial technology assessments and the creation of novel concepts and solutions designed for manufacture.

Plextek has a strong track record of developing defence systems. In collaboration with DSTL and MOD, Plextek developed a low size, weight and power armour integrity monitoring sensor that delivers an immediate status to the user, removing the need for costly routine x-ray analysis and can be integrated with new and existing ceramic plates. Plextek DTS is extending this capability to provide impact monitoring to tactical helmets.

“Trust is an important element to any product development cycle. As a key defence stakeholder, the design partner you appoint has to deliver a leading end-to-end solution. Plextek DTS understands the customer need for leveraging capabilities in R&D, exploiting existing technology enabling platforms and delivering deployable system solutions to ensure product differentiation and leading disruptive capability,” said Gareth Williams, Director of Defence,

“Our success in partnering with government clients, prime suppliers and military stakeholders to rapidly deliver proof of concepts, technology enablers or entire system deployments is a real testament to our capability to exploit the exceptional technology expertise and knowledge within Plextek," said Peter Doig, Business Development Director. "In many ways, Plextek DTS will feel like an entirely new and fresh business unit, but it is a natural evolution of the 30 plus years of trusted defence business and technical consultancy."

www.plextek-dts.com

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