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Job – Lead Electro-optical Systems Engineer in Basildon
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Location: Basildon SS14 3AP, UK
Salary: £50000 – £60000 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Defence Engineering
Job Reference: 1145167
Posted on: 25 Sep 2017
About the Role: £50,000 – £60,000
Lead Systems Engineer/Defence/Aerospace/Military
Interested in becoming a Lead Electro-optical / Optoelectronics Systems Engineer for one of the world’s leading Defence & Aerospace companies?
We are looking for a Lead Systems Engineer to provide technical expertise within the Land and Naval domain of one of our leading international Aerospace and Defence clients, with a particular focus on Electro-Optic systems for land, air and naval platforms. This company is one of the leading developers and suppliers of state of the art technologies for the UK Defence sector.
The successful candidate must have significant experience in all aspects of the Systems Engineering lifecycle and be able to coordinate existing knowledge and data on current programmes as well as providing technical support to develop concepts, architectures and define system designs – taking these forward to implementation, integration, test and evaluation and ultimately production.
Key Responsibility Areas
*All Systems Engineering aspects of new and existing programmes, leading work at all phases of the development lifecycle.
*Development of Systems Engineering Development Plans.
*Technical leadership and development of Systems Engineering teams.
*Supporting the development of current and future Systems architectures/designs (including Systems of Systems) and their implementation.
*Robust capture and review of design artefacts as appropriate for all stages in the engineering lifecycle appropriate for managing existing systems and for taking concepts through to production.
11 Oct 17. USAF’s Creech AFB transitions to Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers. The US Air Force’s (USAF) Creech Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada, US, is replacing its MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft systems with Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers.
The introduction of Block 5 technology enables combatant commanders’ uninterrupted persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities. The Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers were recently upgraded with updated software and increased flight range.
The USAF’s first remotely piloted aircraft, MQ-1, was modified after aircrew and ground forces alike identified the need for upgraded capabilities to ensure successful missions downrange.
USAF 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) commander major Seth said: “The recent ongoing shipments of MQ-9s downrange are significant as they involve the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper, the Block 5 variant, which flew its first successful combat mission on 23 June 2017 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.”
A total of 16 Block 5 MQ-9s will be delivered to various areas of responsibility by the end of this year, the USAF stated.
To ensure the aircraft operates as intended prior to shipment, the MQ-9s must be unpacked, assembled and inspected for operational readiness before they are deployed.
432nd AMXS Reaper Aircraft Maintenance unit flight line expeditor technical sergeant Jesse said: “The actual unpacking and repacking process requires around 28 airmen across two shifts to complete.”
The new Block 5 technology is claimed to have three to four times longer range capability compared to its predecessor, the MQ-1.
Nearly 90 airmen are continuously deployed to three geographically separated locations in the coming months to support MQ-9 combat operations abroad.
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