During Ricki's RAF career, he was an Aerospace Command and Control surveillance specialist and operated in the Air Defence Ground Environment, the RAF tactical mobile radar C2 unit and E-3D AWACS aircraft. His time in these various military roles, combined with Operational tours and exercises gave him an excellent operational understanding of Battlespace Management and Command and Control as well as an in-depth knowledge of ISTAR and TDLs.
After completing the UK General Duties Aerosystems Course, Ricki spent his 3 years as a Requirements Manager with the TDL Delivery Team at DE&S. During this time, he managed the testing and service acceptance of Link 16 onto the UK Nimrod R1 SIGINT platform, was intimately involved with the very successful UK Combat ID Server TDP. Additionally Ricki is knowledgeable in TDL Interoperability, Requirements and Concept documentation, Link 16 and 22 as well as teaching TDL. Recently Ricki has supported a number of UK Unmanned Air System programmes, international meetings and Requirements support. Comfortable working with engineers and operators, he understands the importance of ensuring that the front line user and their Operational requirement is not forgotten.