On 19 May, a cross sector team from UKDSC visited Airbus Defence and Space and MBDA in Stevenage; The visit included briefings and discussions about innovation, engineering, and satelite operations, an excellent mix of current and future business. Importantly, the team got sand in their shoes when they walked on the surface of Mars! The visit to MBDA, in the afternoon, introduced the complexity of missile design and described the capabilities this UK company has. Several team members were surprised at the physical size of the missile on display! The visits initiated several useful relationships which will enable UKDSC to support these DGP members more fully in the future. For some members of the team, it was their first exposure to high technology manufacturing, enhancing their experiences during their secondment to UKDSC. Our thanks go to Airbus and MBDA for hosting the UKDSC.
UKDSC Team Engagement Visit to Stevenage
Facilitating closer collaboration with customers, collaboration partners and industry, the UKDSC looks out across a 15-year horizon.