The UKDSC held an Industry Day on 1 Oct as the first stage of an analysis of UK Industry capability in the field of Zero-emission training aircraft. The UKDSC is working closely with the RAF to determine technology timelines to meet the requirements of the next generation of training aircraft that will support elementary air experience and training for Defence.
The event was held both virtually and in person at Cody Technology Park in Farnborough. Attendees numbered over 50, representing a broad spectrum of more than 30 primes, SMEs and Academia.
Further activity in this ongoing study will include more direct engagement with individual companies to inform the development of a comprehensive analysis report by the end of March 2022.