tpgroup to Develop Mission-Critical Software for UK MOD

By Mike Ball / 15 Dec 2021
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tpgroup has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to develop a software-based emulator that will help to de-risk the integration of equipment for a multi-billion maritime defence programme. The emulator will enable safer, quicker and more efficient testing and adoption of multiple mission-critical systems. The contract forms part of a framework agreement that has already seen a further contract awarded to tpgroup for support to the programme.

The advancements in tpgroup’s software capability have enabled the development of emulation solutions that execute within synthetic and benign environments, mimicking real-life systems and situations using digital twinning, to verify the integrity, safety and behaviour of single equipment and multiple systems working together. The software enables testing to be done in an office environment with the capability to rapidly build different emulated scenarios to meet the customer’s requirements. This approach brings verification forward in the overall platform lifecycle and reduces the reliance on trials with high operational overheads.

The software intellectual property is owned by tpgroup and offers commercial opportunities beyond the defence sector to support organisations developing complex equipment for often challenging missions and environments such as the space and air domains.

Rob Harwood-Smith, tpgroup’s Capability Director for Critical Software, commented: “We are proud to be part of this strategically important UK defence programme. The contract provides a great opportunity to demonstrate our broad capabilities and collegiate working across our software and consulting businesses. We have already developed a good rapport with the customer, and look forward to building the relationship and providing further support.”

“We are excited by the broader application of this software for the future to support how organisations can more quickly and safely adopt new technology for military and commercial advantage.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact