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Explosive Effects On Structures (EES) module – a day with Alford Technologies

04/05/2021|Tags: , , , |

On the 9th of March 2021 a group of us from the Explosive Effects on Structures module embarked on a trip to Alford Technologies in Wells. Alford Technologies specialises in developing explosive tools to support Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Breaching/Explosive Method of Entry and Explosive Engineering communities – so a great place to partake in our first face to face practical of the year. So far that week we had learnt about how blast effects different structures and materials, and it was now time to see some of that theory in action.

Helping to revive wargaming in the Royal Navy – an update: Games in a COVID world

22/04/2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ed Oates, recent PhD graduate at Cranfield Defence and Security and helicopter simulator instructor at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, previously shared his experiences in using knowledge learnt at Cranfield to drive a wargaming ...

Submarine hunter by day, PhD student by night – an update: What I wish I’d known at the start…

21/04/2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lieutenant Commander Ed Oates wrote about his experiences while completing a PhD part-time at Cranfield Defence and Security in 2017. After recently successfully defending his thesis, Crowdsourcing with serious games for defence procurement, Dr Oates ...

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