AVE Services provided equipment for the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge at HMS Sultan in Gosport on the 28th March for the second year running. The challenge is for young people across the UK to compete the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge – Exercise Downbird Recovery.
Held in partnership with University Technical Colleges (UTCs), Eaton Ltd, Babcock and BAE Systems, the Challenge aimed to inspire young people to engage further with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
They had to design and build two remote-controlled vehicles, a land-based recovery vehicle capable of carrying a stranded helicopter and a ship that can transport it to safety.
Over 70 teams competed in the Challenge, with several of the teams enjoying the opportunity to experience 24 hours of Naval life, including a night on board HMS Bristol.
Prizes were awarded across 10 different categories between groups aged 14-16, 16-18 and for apprentices from industry aged 18-24 with the RAF team from RAF Cosford, the ‘Bomber Buoys’ declared overall winners for their design.
The Navy’s head of training and lead STEM co-ordinator, Commodore Andy Cree, said: “Today marked another hugely enjoyable milestone in the Royal Navy’s annual challenge and my congratulations go to all those who completed it.
“Our most complex challenge to date brought together elements of additive manufacture and robotics in real-world conditions and it was fascinating to see over 70 teams across 3 age groups competing to solve the same problem, with shared learning all round.”
AVE Services provided the following equipment for the competition day:
- 4 Speaker PA System
- Wired Microphone
- Wireless Microphones
- Port for phone or laptop
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