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Britain's Secret Engineers

How to Build..., Series 1 Episode 3 of 3

If you need to build a top-secret piece of equipment in the UK, there's one place many people choose to go: defence contractor QinetiQ.

We follow workers at this leading British company on a global journey, as they reveal a handful of their secretive projects. We meet the scientists and engineers building robots to defuse Afghanistan's deadly roadside bombs and learn how they're adapting them to help in dangerous civilian situations in the UK. We find out how British experts are using stealth technology to make wind turbines less visible to radar and, with unprecedented access, we follow the engineers racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for frontline service, including Afghanistan.

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 19 Dec 2016 02:45


Role Contributor
NarratorGerard Fletcher
ProducerJon Eastman
Executive ProducerTina Fletcher
Series ProducerSteve Crabtree