Ok, it's clear you know more than me on this subject, so I'll try to hit each point, try.
Yeah, it is a lot to for the revenue of one site to cover and again the costs do increase with each site, but... I'm pretty good at finding ways to build something at a lower than expected price point, mostly by breaking the parts down and understand what I actually need, talking to experts in the field, etc.
So a budget of £300k-£400k will get quite a lot done. I have a GANTT chart all set up for that, which I did with one of the investors, I would have really struggled with his help. But I'm confident about it.
First of all 2 Angels, 1 HNW and maybe a grant if we're successful in that bid.
There will be a video of the event up in a few weeks, but that is pretty much what they said, yeah.
In my mind, we are a tech company as the ultimate goal is to use Airsoft as a foundation to enter the Defence sector.
Innovation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the industry right now, DASA and DIU are the best two groups IMHO doing right now.
But User-Generated Innovation is the holy grail, if I have the facilities and put the right elements in place, magic can happen.
Then we're snapping at the heels of the big contractors, Cubic, LM, L3, all those guys.
We will have the advantage of a tight feedback loop, so the time to test and fail is reduced and we can get a product to market faster.
So everything I build for Airsoft must also have a second purpose, which is the real revenue generator. Airsoft provides the small but instant cash flow, then the larger contracts/sales come later.
I suppose you're familiar with QinetiQ and the rest of the guys in Farnborough.
Can we have a chat offline?