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Blue Bear iSTART fixed-wing UAV, being launched by Gavin Goudie, Operations Director) copy
Blue Bear Systems is spreading its wings beyond its roots in defence applications, Ruari McCallion finds out more from Chief Executive Dr Yoge Patel.

CDE and SBRI: armed for growth

HMS Ambush in dock (credit BAE SYstems)
It has been rather difficult for SMEs to get themselves onto the defence sector supply chain. MOD’s Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) and Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are ways for smaller businesses to get a way in, Jim Pennycook explained to Ruari McCallion.