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The UK Ministry of Defence recognises the value of Human Factors in the whole lifecycle of the system, from the initial Concept, Assessment and Demonstration phases, through to Manufacture, In-service and Disposal.  Interaction of Bath has worked in the defence sector for many years.  


These are some of our defence projects:


•   Operability assessment for the Type 45 destroyer propulsion unit.  The assessment included hierarchical task analysis, posture analysis and workload measurement.  

•   Human Factors assessment of mine clearance vehicles used by the Brigade Combat Team Engineer Squad Vehicle.

•   Workload analysis for the operators of the Principal Anti-Air Missile System.

•   Human Factors Integration for the future engineer tank, including programme management, technical support for crew station design, human HAZOPS and Human Factors analyses.

•   Evaluation of an armoured vehicle, including assessment of crew station design, equipment design and seat features.

•   Human Factors assessment of the interface between the submarine and the dockside facilities at Devonport Royal Dockyard, and a study of the Reactor Compartment Village.



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To keep us safe

Industries panel (3May17)