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What We Do

UDSS provides vision, strategy, operational and major project advice as well as delivery support to governments, armed forces, information technology companies, defence and national security organisations as well as private industry.

UDSS is working with governments, armed forces, industry and other organisations from around the world, both in an independent capacity as well as being part of government and industrial teams that cover a wide range of contemporary and future scenarios.

UDSS will be a leader in not only the delivery of practical advice and service in all areas of defence and security but also in the thinking and execution of digital age Defence and Security Transformation, including applied cyber.

In particular, UDSS provides the highest levels of advice in areas such as the development and implementation of:

🗸 Defence policy, planning and programming,

🗸 Military strategy and operational planning and execution,

🗸 Digital age transformation and cyber,

🗸 Mentoring,

🗸 Wider security and operations other than war.

In doing so we also provide expertise to specialisms such as:

🗸 Leadership,

🗸 Policy development and implementation,

🗸 Strategic planning,

🗸 Defence and Service level force design,

🗸 Organisation design,

🗸 Education and training,

🗸 Contested cyber environments,

🗸 Logistics support and infrastructure management,

🗸 Acquisition and capability management,

🗸 Project management,

🗸 Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Detailed areas of specialisation

This table shows some of the areas of expertise and is constantly being refined and augmented.

Maritime Land Air / Space Joint
Maritime Command and Control Land Command and Control Air Command and Control Operational Joint Command and Control
Sea Control & Sea Denial Formation level Manoeuvre Operations Air Control and Denial Hybrid Grey Zone Operations
Maritime Security and Territorial Waters and EEZ protection Peace Support Operations Air Security and Policing Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief
Maritime Force Protection Land Force Protection Air Force Protection Operational Level Force Protection
Surface Warfare Reconnaissance Fast Jet operations & maintenance Special Forces
Submarine Warfare Armour Transport aircraft operations & maintenance Intelligence collection, analysis, fusion and distribution
Mine Warfare Infantry UAV operations & maintenance Surveillance & target acquisition
Air Defence Artillery Rotary wing operations & maintenance Cyber & the Electro-magnetic environment
Marine and Weapon System Engineering Air Defence Airfield operation Deployed medical & healthcare support
Maritime Intelligence Intelligence, surveillance & target acquisition (ISTA) Airfield protection & security Joint Training and wargaming
Meteorology and Hydrography Combat engineer Space Operations Further and Higher Military Education
Maritime Logistics and Support EOD / C-IED Physical Security & counter intelligence
Naval Aviation Land Aviation CBRN defence
Maritime Autonomy Land Autonomy
Naval Control of Shipping Electrical & mechanical engineering
Port & naval base operations Operational logistics
Counter piracy Garrison infrastructure
Maritime Land Air / Space Joint
Maritime Command and Control Land Command and Control Air Command and Control Operational Joint Command and Control
Sea Control & Sea Denial Formation level Manoeuvre Operations Air Control and Denial Hybrid Grey Zone Operations
Maritime Security and Territorial Waters and EEZ protection Peace Support Operations Air Security and Policing Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief
Maritime Force Protection Land Force Protection Air Force Protection Operational Level Force Protection
Surface Warfare Reconnaissance Fast Jet operations & maintenance Special Forces
Submarine Warfare Armour Transport aircraft operations & maintenance Intelligence collection, analysis, fusion and distribution
Mine Warfare Infantry UAV operations & maintenance Surveillance & target acquisition
Air Defence Artillery Rotary wing operations & maintenance Cyber & the Electro-magnetic environment
Marine and Weapon System Engineering Air Defence Airfield operation Deployed medical & healthcare support
Maritime Intelligence Intelligence, surveillance & target acquisition (ISTA) Airfield protection & security Joint Training and wargaming
Meteorology and Hydrography Combat engineer Space Operations Further and Higher Military Education
Maritime Logistics and Support EOD / C-IED Physical Security & counter intelligence
Naval Aviation Land Aviation CBRN defence
Maritime Autonomy Land Autonomy
Naval Control of Shipping Electrical & mechanical engineering
Port & naval base operations Operational logistics
Counter piracy Garrison infrastructure