Project ZODIAC is the core project within the Land ISTAR programme, it is responsible for the delivery of a core deployable C2 and Fusion system architecture and digital infrastructure that integrates all sensors and C2 nodes into a common ISTAR system.  ZODIAC is a transformational programme and aims to digitalise the intelligence and collection process and exploit AI and ML technologies to optimise the Sense-Decide-Effect process, a fundamental tactical function of high intensity Land tactical operations.

Building upon the successful Industry Day in October 2023 at TechUK and the 1-2-1 Engagements that took place across January the ZODIAC team invite you to the final Industry Event prior to the release of the procurement later this calendar year (subject to approvals).

Provisional Agenda




10.00 – 10.15

Welcome & Introduction

Lt Col Ash Amos/Conor McCormack

10.15 – 11.00

Land ISTAR Overview

Lt Col Ash Amos

11.00 – 11.45

Pj ZODIAC Overview

Maj Andrew Dugdale/Thomas Connor

11.45 – 12.15

Delivery Model Approach

Conor McCormack

12.15 – 12.45

Lunch Break


12.45 – 13.30

Next Steps

Conor McCormack

13.30 – 14.15



14.15 – 14.30

Closing Remarks

Lt Col Ash Amos / Conor McCormack

Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, techUK

Jeremy Wimble

Programme Manager, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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