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Scientist supports military colleagues in Helmand

September 26, 2012

From Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, MOD scientist Dr Peter Harvey explains the role of the Scientific Adviser. Ian Carr reports.

Dr Peter Harvey checks a blip on his monitoring equipment

Dr Peter Harvey checks a blip on his monitoring equipment. Picture: Corporal Dek Traylor, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

The light is disappearing rapidly, but the heat is lingering and the brooding bulk of the Mastiff parked on the road is starting to fade into the darkness. The anticipation is rising. We are just waiting for the Americans to arrive. For the last few months Dr Peter Harvey has been engaged in what he describes as a kind of detective story, a whodunnit. Who or what is causing the random, intermittent interference with various types of communication inside Camp Bastion?

Tonight in his role as sleuth, Scientific Adviser to UK forces Dr Harvey is conducting the second in a series of trials to eliminate possible suspects from his enquiries.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 26, 2012 19:46

    A big challenge that interess a matter relevant for warriors and troops. Interferences are endoubtly more than one, surely are interlaced one to other as the problems is not easy to solve.
    Scientist have a relevant duty and the tempestivity worse their duty.
    I wish them to arrive to the solution; we all are on their hands. claudio alpaca.

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