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The future for UK drones policy - regulation, innovation and commercial application

Yoge Patel will be speaking at this seminar considering the future for the use, regulation and commercialisation of drones in the... > READ MORE

Blue Bear and Cranfield to create drone experiment corridor

Drones and unmanned aircraft will be able to fly in the same airspace as manned aircraft under plans announced today by Blue... > READ MORE

MRO Drone and Ubisense Join Forces for Smart Hangar Solution - PR

Smart Hangar pairs drone aircraft inspection with tool tracking technology to provide better real-time visibility. Links to press... > READ MORE

In Plane Sight

Drone Inspections - Drone Magazine As originally published in Drone Magazine, Issue 31    Come and see MRO Drone... > READ MORE

Ubisense and MRO Drone launch world’s first ‘Smart Hangar’ solution Smart Hangar delivers efficiency and productivity in the MRO lifecycle

Ubisense, a global leader in enterprise intelligence solutions, is today announcing a partnership with pioneers of autonomy and... > READ MORE

MRO Drone

Do come and see MRO Drone at MRO Americas, Orlando between 9th and 12th April on Booths 2643 and... > READ MORE

5G Test Bed - 5GRIT Project

Blue Bear is excited to be a part of 5GRIT, a world class consortium of UK companies and academia who have been funded to deliver... > READ MORE

Blue Demonstrates Commitment to the Armed Forces

Blue Bear is proud to announce that we have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant, an initiative that demonstrates our support... > READ MORE

International Workshop on Vision & Control for Autonomous Drones

Dr Richard Bostock, Software Engineering Manager @ Blue Bear attended the INAOE International Workshop on Vision & Control... > READ MORE

Fukushima Anniversary - Blue Bear's RISER still in use in Japan

As previously reported the lightweight RISER uses lazer technology to self navigate deep into hazardous facilities in areas where... > READ MORE

[email protected] on Tour

Defence Innovation is a subject close to Blue Bear CEO's heart and she is looking forward to participating as a mentor at the... > READ MORE

Woman of the Year 2017

CEO Yoge Patel was elected to attend the annual Women of the Year Lunch in 2017 - each guest is handpicked for their achievements... > READ MORE

Kudos for Blue Bear CEO

Blue Bear CEO Yoge Patel was included in the Top 100 Asian Stars in Tech List 2017 - a prestigious showcase for the diversity... > READ MORE

Yoge talks about Women in Tech on Women’s Hour’ Radio 4 today

Contributing to the Women's Hour series on the jobs of the future and Women in Technology. From 10:00... > READ MORE

Blue Bear conduct 2nd drone powerline inspection trials with Western Power Distribution

Blue Bear and Western Power Distribution carried out their second live flight trials under project AIRSTART. AIRSTART is a... > READ MORE


Dr Yoge Patel, CEO Blue Bear is giving a talk on Open Architectures for Air-Land Inter-operability at Innovation 2017 show... > READ MORE

Blue Bear Demonstrate RAPID Drone Inspection System at easyJet Innovation Day

In partnership with Output42, Blue Bear demonstrated their Remote Automated Plane Inspection & Dissemination... > READ MORE

Harriett Baldwin announces new contracts under Defence and Security Accelerator

The UK Minister for Defence Procurement announced at DSEi today new contracts let under the Defence & Security Accelerator, a... > READ MORE

Admiral Paul Bennet (RN Autonomy lead) & Lieutenant Commander Peter Whitehead (RN Commanding Officer, Naval Air Squadron)

at Blue Bear & Cassima stand, DSEI... > READ MORE

Blue Bear at DSEI this week

The Blue Bear Group (Blue Bear Systems Research and CASSIMA) are exhibiting at the Defence and Security Equipment... > READ MORE

Grant Awarded to Launch UK's first maritime autonomous systems testing service

The Sunday Times Business Section picked up on the Solent LEP scheme this week, reporting on the autonomous vehicles trials in... > READ MORE

Blue Bear Exhibits at Autonomous Systems Conference in Washington DC

'Blue Bear was amongst a handful of U.K. Companies that exhibited at the Autonomous Systems Conference held at the British... > READ MORE

Defence Secretary announces world class innovation panel

Sir Michael Fallon announced three members of the new Defence Innovation Advisory Panel. During his speech, the Defence... > READ MORE

Current Opportunities

Are you a software geek?  Are you passionate about new media and looking for your first role?  Perhaps you are an... > READ MORE

Blue Bear at the Norwich Airport Aviation Group

Our very own Modelling and Simulation Operations Director, Ian Williams-Wynn, is speaking at the Norwich Airport Aviation Group... > READ MORE

Join us at Aero India!

Blue Bear are attending Aero India 14th - 18th India, where we will be showcasing our BLACKSTART UAS!  Read more... > READ MORE

RISER UAS at ITF Oil & Gas Annual Technology Showcase 2017!

Mike Snook, our Principal Designer, will be showcasing our RISER UAS inspection platform at ITF's Annual Technology Showcase... > READ MORE

Farewell, HMS Illustrious!

Many of you may have seen that today HMS Illustrious, the former aircraft carrier, is making it's final journey.... > READ MORE

Come and join us!

Can you see yourself in a challenging and rewarding career working in software? Blue Bear are seeking a talented Software... > READ MORE

Nigel's turn at Big Data LDN!

Here's our very own Nigel Birdsall showcasing our iMORPH at The Big Data LDN! Why not pop by IBM's Mad Scientist event... > READ MORE

Join us at Big Data LDN!

Why not pop along to our stand where our very own Ian Williams-Wynn is showcasing our iMORPH! We're taking part in IBM's... > READ MORE

Come and see us at IBM's Mad Scientist event!

Blue Bear are showcasing our iMorph at the Big Data LDN this week, so why not pop down to IBM's Mad Scientist event between... > READ MORE


The Blue Bear Group are pleased to announce the launch of our new spin-off company CASSIMA. CASSIMA specialises in Live, Virtual... > READ MORE

Blue Bear in the Daily Mirror

Did you read the write up of our BLACKSTART UAS and it's capabilities that were demonstrated at #UnmannedWarrior last week?... > READ MORE

RAPID at MRO Europe

Our Remote Automated Plane Inspection & Dissemination system (RAPID) is at the MRO Europe show! Our partners, Dent &... > READ MORE

Catch us on The One Show!

Guess what, we were on The One Show last night! Lt Commander Charlie Wheen explained how autonomous systems can be used in mine... > READ MORE

Blue Bear and Thales take on UW!

Blue Bear are pleased to be working with Thales, in particular flying our BLACKSTART UAS with Thale's Watchkeeper in the... > READ MORE

Blue Bear supports the Royal Navy with Unmmaned Warrior 16

Working closely with UK Government labs and stakeholders, Blue Bear are helping to deliver a next generation integrated air and... > READ MORE

Blue Bear in Kyle!

Blue Bear have arrived in Kyle of Lochalsh and test flights are underway! Our team of pilots and engineers have been working hard... > READ MORE

Blue Bear's first flight leads the way! #UnmannedWarrior

Our team up in Scotland have completed their first test flight, in preparation for the Unmanned Warrior demonstrations that are... > READ MORE

And they're off! #UnmannedWarrior

Our flight team are off to demonstrate our achievements in innovation for the Unmanned Warrior demonstration. Blue Bear are... > READ MORE

Dr Yoge Patel speaks at UAV Conference in New Delhi

Dr Yoge Patel, CEO of Blue Bear Systems Research speaks at the Civil & Military UAV Seminar & Exhibition in New... > READ MORE

The Countdown is on! #UnmannedWarrior16

Blue Bear has been working hard over the past 18 months, supporting the upcoming Royal Navy-led industry demonstration, Unmanned... > READ MORE

We love STEM!

Blue Bear are excited to open our doors to local schools and colleges, encouraging young people to get involved with STEM... > READ MORE

Blue Bear at Unmanned Warrior

Blue Bear are preparing to showcase our BLACKSTART system at Unmanned Warrior 2016, kicking off next month in Scotland. Blue Bear... > READ MORE

We're Supporting Macmillan!

Blue Bear are donating to Macmillan Cancer Support on the 29th September by taking part in the 'World's Biggest... > READ MORE

RISER to inspect HMS Illustrious

Our technical team are due to inspect the HMS Illustrious on Thursday. Our RISER system will allow the interior environment to be... > READ MORE

Blue Bear at Farnborough!

Come and see us at the Farnborough Airshow on Thursday 14th July in the Hendon Room, where our Operations Director, Gavin Goudie,... > READ MORE

Shuttleworth Military Paegent

Ian, Harry, and Dave attended the Shuttleworth Military Paegent on Sunday to support the Royal Aeronautical Society. It was great... > READ MORE


Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR), the globally recognised specialists in the design, development, evaluation and implantation of... > READ MORE

Blue Bear to speak at Royal Aeronautical Society's 'President's Conference'

This Thursday (8 October), Blue Bear Chief Executive Dr Yoge Patel will speak at the Royal Aeronautical Society's RPAS:... > READ MORE

Blue Bear to make Helitech International debut

Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd will make their Helitech International debut tomorrow (Tuesday 6 October) when Operations Director... > READ MORE

Meet us at this year's DSEI

We are delighted to announce that Blue Bear will once again be exhibiting at the industry’s biggest event, DSEI. On show... > READ MORE

Blue Bear's Riser Inspection System on BBC News

On Monday 10 August, ours and Createc's Riser Inspection System appeared on BBC News during their lunchtime bulletin at... > READ MORE

Renowned military Aerosystems Course visits Blue Bear

Blue Bear was lucky enough to be visited by the military’s ‘Aerosystems Course’, a year-long course for those... > READ MORE

Dr Yoge Patel successfully elected onto techUK's Public Services Board

We're delighted to announce that our Chief Executive, Dr Yoge Patel, has been successfully elected onto techUK's Public... > READ MORE

Steps toward safe integration in the UAS industry at UTM Convention 2015

Blue Bear Chief Executive, Dr Yoge Patel, will be speaking at the forthcoming Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management... > READ MORE

Are you a techUK member? Vote for our CEO Dr Yoge Patel in the PSB SME Election

Each year, the Public Services Board (PSB) at techUK elects eight SME's to help shape its engagement with the Government on... > READ MORE

Engineers of the future: opening our doors to Sharnbrook school

After a visit from Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College, we may have unearthed some engineers of the future. On 16... > READ MORE

A 'Head Start' in Engineering

On Tuesday 7 July our very own Modelling and Simulation Engineer, Philip Perfect, attended one of the Engineering Development... > READ MORE


Pioneers of autonomy and unmanned drones, Blue Bear, and intelligent sensing specialists, Createc, recently launched the new... > READ MORE

A rising presence within the news

 Over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that Blue Bear have received both national and international coverage... > READ MORE


Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd has successfully conducted trials to validate the performance of Chemring Technology... > READ MORE

easyJet completes first automated trial of drone technology for aircraft inspections

On Thursday 4 June, Blue Bear and Createc's RISER platform was unveiled at easyJet's annual Innovation Day, this year... > READ MORE

Congratulations to Alistair Burt - the new Minister of State

Last July, the Blue Bear team were delighted to welcome Alistair Burt MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology... > READ MORE

We'll be helping out at this year's Innovation Symposium

Blue Bear CEO Yoge Patel will be speaking at the forthcoming Innovation Symposium, on 13 May, organised by and taking place at... > READ MORE

LATEST NEWS: Fast prototyping boosts startups

Blue Bear has been featured in this month's edition of Inside Unmanned Systems, a US-based magazine which reports on the... > READ MORE

Deep Vision And Blue Bear Partner On ASUR Project

Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd (UK) and Deep Vision Inc (Canada) have teamed up to deliver the Autonomous Systems Underpinning... > READ MORE

Robot wars in the Royal Navy (British Forces Broadcasting Service)

We have been featured on Forces TV, an online sevice which is part of the British Forces Broadcasting Service. Chief Executive... > READ MORE

How Navy's future 'robot wars' will have a place for British business (The Telegraph)

Blue Bear has been been featured on the Telegraph online. Chief Executive Officer, Dr Yoge Patel, spoke about how the... > READ MORE

Blue Bear at Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium

We will be attending the first global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium 23-25 March. Yoge Patel, CEO of Blue... > READ MORE

Blue Bear @ KTN Launch

Ian Cowling, Technical Director, attended the launch of the Knowledge Transfer Network at Memorial Hall in Westminster on 26... > READ MORE

Blue Bear @ Aero India 2015 and IDEX 2015

Look out for Blue Bear at Aero India 2015 this week in Bangalore. CEO Yoge Patel will be attending all week and can be found at... > READ MORE

Blue Bear Presence @ Maritime Capability Day, 4 February 2015

Blue Bear CEO Yoge Patel will be speaking at the forthcoming Maritime Capability Industry Day, organised by ADS/RN... > READ MORE

RISER News reported in Financial Times - 18 January 2015

The RISER project at Sellafield was mentioned in an article published by the Financial Times last weekend.  "On strong... > READ MORE

December 2014 - Discovery Channel Canada film iMORPH at Blue Bear

There was great excitement in the Blue Bear offices on Thursday of last week when a camera crew headed by Ian Connacher from the... > READ MORE

November 2014 - Blue Bear’s maritime capabilities to be demonstrated at the new Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems (CMIS)

A £4m Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems (CMIS) in Portsdown Technology Park was officially opened by the Minister for... > READ MORE

October 2014 - Blue Bear and e-Go announce MOU at UAV Commercial Show

Blue Bear Systems Research and e-Go aeroplanes have just announced their signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the... > READ MORE

October 2014 - Blue Bear to exhibit at the first UAV Commercial show 21 - 22 October, 2014

Billed as ‘The first conference and exhibition for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle end-users’, UAV... > READ MORE

September 2014 - Successful SmartBoomerang demo at Blue Bear

Blue Bear were delighted to welcome representatives from a range of industries to their premises in Bedfordshire last week for a... > READ MORE

September 2014 - Blue Bear interviewed on AAD news TV channel

Yoge Patel, Blue Bear’s CEO was delighted to be chosen to be interviewed for the AAD’s exhibition TV report at the... > READ MORE

September 2014 - Blue Bear take off at AAD air show

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 (AAD 2014), took off yesterday at the Air Force Base Waterkloof in the City of Tswane, South... > READ MORE

September 2014 - Collaboration between Blue Bear, Inzpire and Gryphon Air at AAD 2014

Blue Bear Systems Research, Inzpire and Gryphon Air will be collaborating at the Africa Aerospace and Defence Airshow (AAD), at... > READ MORE

August 2014 - Blue Bear join Nick Clegg in India

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, begin a three-day visit to India yesterday with a 40-strong trade delegation to take... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Automatic shadowing behaviour developed and demonstrated for a USV

Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd in collaboration with ASV (Autonomous Surface Vehicles Ltd), having been contracted to deliver the... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Changing perceptions

The Farnborough Airshow finished yesterday, having been open to the public over the weekend. Blue Bear were exhibiting at this... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Farnborough hotting up

Farnborough is hotting up in more ways than one, as temperatures show a high of 24°C today there. Blue Bear have welcomed... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Farnborough lifts off!

Farnborough is finally here and the Blue Bear team are looking forward to what they trust will be a busy and productive show. The... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Visit Blue Bear at Farnborough Airshow

Look out for Blue Bear at The Farnborough Airshow next week, which starts on Monday 14th July and runs through to 20... > READ MORE

July 2014 - Philip Dunne MP visits Blue Bear's offices in Bedfordshire

The Blue Bear team were delighted to welcome Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology to their... > READ MORE

May 2014 – HAV Airlander

Blue Bear have just been selected to again partner Hybrid Air Vehicles to develop a world-leading hybrid aircraft. The UK... > READ MORE

April 2014 - Blue Bear supply avionics for The World's largest aircraft

Blue Bear were delighted to be acknowledged on the official Government 'Britain is Great' campaign website... > READ MORE

April 2014 - ISNR busy for Blue Bear

The ISNR exhibition in Abu Dhabi last week proved to be the perfect forum for Blue Bear to highlight its range of innovative... > READ MORE

April 2014 - Blue Bear part of GAMMA Programme

Growing Autonomous Mission Management Applications (GAMMA) The programme's focus is to develop existing software... > READ MORE

April 2014 - Alistair Burt, local MP visits Blue Bear

The Blue Bear team were delighted to welcome Alistair Burt MP for North-East Bedfordshire to their offices at Milton Ernest... > READ MORE

March 2014 - ISNR opens next week

Only days to go now before The International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience (ISNR) oepns, which will take place... > READ MORE

March 2014 - Blue Bear to co-exhibit with Plextek at the Security and Policing show

Blue Bear are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting with Plextek Consulting Ltd at the Security & Policing event... > READ MORE

February 2014 - Blue Bear announced as a partner to Hybrid Air Vehicles to develop world-leading hybrid aircraft

Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd are delighted to announce that they have been selected to partner Hybrid Air Vehicles to... > READ MORE

February 2014 - Blue Bear to exhibit at ISNR in Abu Dhabi in April

The International Exhibition for Security and National Resilience is the region's foremost platform dedicated to homeland... > READ MORE

Februrary 2014 - Blue Bear to present at AGP Technolgy Showcase in February

Blue Bear will be exhibiting at the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) Technology showcase on the 25 - 26 February, 2014. The... > READ MORE

February 2014 - Blue Bear present at Autonomous and Advanced Systems Showcase

Blue Bear recently attended and gave a presentation at the Autonomous and Advanced Systems Showcase at Southampton... > READ MORE

January 2014 - Blue Bear 'ramp up' Redkite

Having recently added the rail launch capability to the RedKite platform, the Blue Bear team have successfully conducted catapult... > READ MORE

January 2014 - Successful first flight for second generation iSTART

The second generation development of Blue Bear's tactical iSTART Micro Unmanned Air Vehicle has successfully completed its... > READ MORE

January 2014 - Blue Bear announce a new collaboration with Cranfield University's Centre for Competitive Creative Design

Blue Bear are delighted to announce a partnership with Cranfield University's Centre for Competitive Creative Design... > READ MORE

December 2013 - Blue Bear invited to give iMORPH lecture at Cranfield University's School of Applied Sciences

Mike Snook, Principal Designer at Blue Bear was recently invited to give a lecture to students attending Cranfield University by... > READ MORE

December 2013 - Blue Bear demo at NNL Technology event

Blue Bear were delighted to be invited to take part in a technology demonstration last week at the National Nuclear Laboratory... > READ MORE

November 2013 - Ministers show support for UK exhibitors at the Dubai airshow

Guess who popped up on the UKTI stand during the Dubai Airshow? No less than David Cameron, UK Prime Minister and Philip... > READ MORE

November 2013 - Thales and Blue Bear reach major milestone in the ACCOLADE programme

Thales UK and Blue Bear have completed a key milestone in the development of the ACCOLADE programme with the successful launch of... > READ MORE

November 2013 - Blue Bear create buzz at Dubai airshow

Media interest has been ramping up at the Dubai Airshow around the Blue Bear exhibits on the UKTI stand this week. Dr Yoge Patel... > READ MORE

October 2013 - Collaboration between Blue Bear and D-RisQ in the TSB Novel Autonomous Robotics Call

A Blue Bear initiative to verify Guidance, Navigation and Control software components used on unmanned vehicles in January 2013... > READ MORE

October 2013 - Blue Bear welcome Iain Grey and Huw Davies from TSB

Blue Bear were delighted to welcome Iain Grey, Chief Executive of the Technology Board and Huw Davies, Lead Technologist for... > READ MORE

October 2013 - Blue Bear and General Dynamics UK giving UAS the EDGE UK®

Following on from the MoU signing between Blue Bear and General Dynamics UK Ltd, the close working relationship between the two... > READ MORE

October 2013 - Co-evolution and the Blue Bear SafePilot™

Co-evolution: the social, legal and technical integration of unmanned systems within populated environments Efforts are underway... > READ MORE

October 2013 - First flight for Project RISER - autonomous 3-D radiation mapping

Nine months of collaboration between the University of Bristol, Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR)... > READ MORE

September 2013 - Blue Bear exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show (ESS)

Blue Bear are currently exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC. We are showcasing our Hexacopter on the UKTI... > READ MORE

September 2013 - Blue Bear successfully deliver AMS DE-RISC phase 2

Blue Bear are pleased to part of a collaboration for realising Advanced Integrated Air Mission Systems Concepts. We are... > READ MORE

September 2013 - Philip Dunne MP visits general Dynamics stand at DSEi

DSEi 2013 is in full swing and proving to be a very busy one for the Blue Bear and General Dynamics' teams. There have... > READ MORE

September 2013 - Record breaking RPAS showcased at DSEI

Blue Bear are delighted to announce that they are exhibiting the REDKITE Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS) on the General... > READ MORE

August 2013 - Blue Bear fly high at AUVSI in Washington D.C.

Blue Bear’s latest products, SNAP® avionics and iSTART UAV proved to be a big draw on the UKTI stand at AUVSI last... > READ MORE

July 2013 - Intellect Annual Dinner 2013

Dr Yoge Patel, CEO at Blue Bear was a guest at the Intellect Annual Dinner on Wednesday 8 May. The event was held at The... > READ MORE

July 2013 - Blue Bear to exhibit at AUVSI, Washington D.C.

With more than 8,000 attendees and over 600 exhibitors from more than 40 countries; AUVSI's Unmanned Systems is recognised as... > READ MORE

July 2013 - GIS success

Blue Bear was a guest speaker at the successful Global Intelligent Systems (GIS) event in London this week. The topic presented... > READ MORE

June 2013 - Blue Bear awarded contract for ocean robot project

A project to develop ocean-going robotic vehicles that will carry out sustained marine research over long periods has awarded... > READ MORE

August 2012 - Blue Bear feature in BBC Countryfile programme

Blue Bear were recently filmed by Helen Skelton’s Countryfile team in the North Pennines demonstrating how their Blackstart... > READ MORE

March 2011 - Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV)

Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR), were selected as a key member of the Northrop Grumman/Hybrid Air Vehicles team to develop a... > READ MORE

August 2010 - Blue Bear demonstrate Blackstart capability to Highways Agency in Moreton.

Blue Bear provided a decisive demonstration of the Blackstart unmanned system to the UK's highways agency. The agency had... > READ MORE

2009 - Blue Bear achieve the first automated UAV flight at RAF Waddington

Blue Bear achieved the first automated UAV flight at a UK Military Airshow last weekend at RAF Waddington. The Blackstart fixed... > READ MORE

2008 - Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation and Assessment (ASTRAEA) Gull Seaplane

ASTRAEA was a £32.4m, 3 year research and design programme whose overarching objective was to tackle the problems facing... > READ MORE

2006 - Blue Bear and its Partners win the MoD Grand Challenge

In 2006, the UK MoD announced a competition to spur technology that would help UK troops detect threats in urban environments.... > READ MORE

2005 - 2007 - Loitering Munition (LM)

In 2005, the MoD awarded start-up company System Development (UK) an £8.4 million contract to develop a low cost loitering... > READ MORE

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