Case Studies

Sellafield: remotely operated unmanned aerial vehicle combined with radiation mapping software

Riser (Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation) reduces dose to operators and effectively characterises historic facilities to... > READ MORE

Blue Bear’s maritime capabilities to be demonstrated at the new Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems (CMIS)

A £4m Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems (CMIS) in Portsdown Technology Park was officially opened by the Minister for... > READ MORE

2014 – HAV Airlander

Blue Bear have just been selected to again partner Hybrid Air Vehicles to develop a world-leading hybrid aircraft. The UK Government-backed... > READ MORE

2014 - Blue Bear announce new collaboration with Cranfield University's 'Centre for Competitive Creative Design'

Blue Bear are delighted to announce a partnership with Cranfield University's Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) to explore... > READ MORE

2013 - Thales and Blue Bear reach major milestone in the ACCOLADE programme

Thales UK and Blue Bear have completed a key milestone in the development of the ACCOLADE programme with the successful launch of an... > READ MORE

2013 - Blue Bear awarded contract for ocean robot project

A project to develop ocean-going robotic vehicles that will carry out sustained marine research over long periods has awarded contract to... > READ MORE

2013 - Blue Bear teams with QinetiQ to conduct (UTC) GPS trial in support of the MOD, sponsored by DSTL.

The Blue Bear Blackstart trials team were deployed to Sennybridge (Central Wales) from the 9 to 11 July in order to... > READ MORE

2013 - Blue Bear, Createc and the University of Bristol conduct successful contamination mapping trials

Blue Bear and their partners Createc and Bristol University recently completed successful trials at Bristol Robotics Lab. All objectives... > READ MORE

2013 - First flight for Project Riser - autonomous 3D radiation mapping

Nine months of collaboration between the University of Bristol, Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR) and Createc,... > READ MORE

2013 - Collaboration between Blue Bear and D-RisQ in the TSB’s Novel Autonomous Robotics Call

A Blue Bear initiative to verify Guidance, Navigation and Control software components used on unmanned vehicles in January 2013, has led to... > READ MORE

2012 - World first: UAV autopilot runs on $25 Raspberry Pi

A small UAV helicopter developed by Blue Bear has demonstrated the world’s first automated flight with software running on a... > READ MORE

2012 – iMORPH

Birds have honed their ability to fly over millions of years of evolution. Now aircraft inspired by the “technology of nature”... > READ MORE

2012 - Blue Bear wins Accolade

Blue Bear were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Thales on a joint UK/French MOD programme called Accolade. First publicly... > READ MORE

2012 - Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV)

Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR), were selected as a key member of the Northrop Grumman/Hybrid Air Vehicles team to develop a hybrid... > READ MORE

2010 - Micro Air Vehicle 3

The Micro Air Vehicle programme is a MoD-funded research programme focusing on MAV flight in the urban environment. As part of this... > READ MORE

2010 - Blue Bear demonstrate Blackstart capability to Highways Agency in Moreton.

Blue Bear provided a decisive demonstration of the Blackstart unmanned system to the UK's highways agency. The agency had requested a... > READ MORE

2008 - Present - Loitering Munition (LM) Through Life Investment Options (TLIO)

Following the two year demonstration phase with System Development (UK), the MoD awarded future development of the loitering munition to... > READ MORE

2008 - Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation and Assessment (ASTRAEA) Gull Seaplane

ASTRAEA was a £32.4m, 3 year research and design programme whose overarching objective was to tackle the problems facing routine use... > READ MORE

2006 – 2010 - Blue Bear and its Partners win the MoD Grand Challenge

In 2006, the UK MoD announced a competition to spur technology that would help UK troops detect threats in urban environments. Unmanned... > READ MORE

2005 - 2007 - Loitering Munition (LM)

In 2005, the MoD awarded start-up company System Development (UK) an £8.4 million contract to develop a low cost loitering munition... > READ MORE

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