Three weeks at Copehill Down, Europe's largest Fighting in Built UpAreas (FIBUA) training village, tested the competitors and their equipment to the limits.
Competitors were asked to correctly identify targets, detect threats and relay information back to command.
With the added challenge of the harsh environmental conditions including the wet weather, competitors were faced with a realistic scenario with snipers and civilians hidden throughout the village as well as improvised explosives which they needed to correctly identify.
Eleven teams reached this summer's final:
Stellar Services Ltd, Blue Bear Systems Ltd, Cranfield University, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd, TRW Conekt and Marshall Specialist Vehicles
Swarm Systems Ltd, Park Technical Services, Orrcam Ltd and University of Surrey
Mira Ltd, ERA Technologies Ltd, BAE Systems ATC, GFS Projects Ltd, University of Warwick and Royal Grammar and Guildford School Sixth Form
University of Manchester, AV-i Ltd, BAE Systems and MBDA
Silicon Systems Ltd, IDUS Consultancy, Moonbuggy Ltd, University of Kingston, University of Reading, Bruton School for Girls
Universities of Reading, Cranfield, Exeter Loughborough
University of Middlesex
Locust Advanced new Technologies Scientific Ltd and University of Portsmouth
The competition brought together teams from across the UK, proving that working together can create innovative and workable solutions and can be fun too!
Teams spent three weeks on Salisbury Plain, with the additional challenge of the British summer, demonstrating that they had the determination and commitment to succeed in any challenge.