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What does a defence engineer do?

By Edited Jul 1, 2015 0 0

A defence Engineer will work on various different projects which are linked to the defence industry. These might include things like weaponry and defence vehicles which will be used in combat. Defence engineers play a crucial role in the defence industry. Without defence engineering we would not have the advanced technical defence capabilities that we have today. Our army are well equipped for combat because of the work our defence engineers do.

Defence engineers have a team around them of varying levels to help complete a job. There may be different areas such as designing the equipment, installing the electrics, testing some aspects of the project, etc. There will be different roles such as “team leader” and “project manager” which distinguishes the hierarchy of the team. This is essential for management and control of a project, along with ensuring the project is completed on time (very important in this industry) and to budget.

Defence Engineer Jobs come in a variety of levels and disciplines. One project which a defence engineer may work on, along with the support of their team, is a UAV (Unmanned air vehicle).These are also referred to as drones or unmanned aircraft, and are essential for analysing ground without having to send men in. They have been designed to such high specifications that they can take off and land on their own like normal planes, and the engineers that worked on such drones would have been there right from the inception stage through to testing. They really are a feat of engineering advancements in the last 100 years, and they are still always being developed by defence engineer s to become lighter, less expensive and more useful for the army.

Defence engineers might work on various pieces of training equipment for RAF pilots to train in, such as helicopter simulators. These need a lot of work to install different programs and features, so that every scenario can be realised by the trainee. Having training programs like this is crucial for development of the air force.

A defence engineer will work on various exciting projects in their lifetimes. An engineer will have a large range of skills such as problem solving, maths, science and communication/team building skills. A career in defence engineering in many cases will require absolute secrecy especially when working for organisations like the government. Defence technology is highly sought after since its well known modern fact that the side equipped with the best defence technology usually will be the winning side.



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