UDSS is a leading voice in transforming defence and security capability as well as operations through the application of Digital Age technology.

This work forms a bridge between technology led by the civil sector (such as advances in processing power, data, AI, 5G connectivity, robotics, bio-sciences, autonomy etc) and the contemporary needs of armed forces and national security.

At UDSS we help our clients understand and manage the implications of the changing geo-strategic security landscape for Governments, armed forces and industry in order to drive better defence and security solutions.

We offer policy and strategic thinking as well as advice on today’s challenging issues around the transformation necessary to meet new threats and risks. UDSS assists with both planning and training around the art and science of campaign-level requirements.

UDSS is ‘effects-based’, joint by design and disruptive by nature. We are focused on ISR, Command and Control, the creation of manned/unmanned/autonomous teams, and the enablement afforded by building very large scale and complex Single Synthetic Environments. These are examples of our operational areas.


Unmanned and autonomous augmentation of surface, mine countermeasures, underwater and anti-air warfare operations through data, AI, connectivity, robotics and autonomy.

National and allied maritime operational command and control transformation through data, processing power, connectivity, AI and visualisation.

Improved real-time maritime situational awareness by greater fusion of military and commercial sources through data, AI, connectivity, and autonomy.


Integrated Air and Missile Defence for national CNI and deployed static military infrastructure using networked, unmanned and autonomous weapons and sensors, drawing on connectivity, data, AI and robotics.

Transformed command and control for Very High Readiness HQs employing connectivity, data, a Single Synthetic Environment and AI to reduce the deployed footprint and enhance performance.

Force protection of deployed Land forces at company level using a combination of networked weapons and sensors drawing on connectivity, data, processing and robotics.

Support architectures which integrate acquisition, information systems, depth supply and support delivery, training and operational support.


Force protection of static and deployed airfields using a combination of networked weapons and sensors drawing on connectivity, data, processing and robotics.

The augmentation of rotary wing support to ground troops with networked unmanned and autonomous aircraft, drawing on connectivity, data, processing power, AI, autonomy and robotics.

Augmenting Strategic and intra-theatre logistics using unmanned and autonomous capability in the air and on the ground, drawing on connectivity, data, processing power, AI, autonomy and robotics.


Command and Control. Through big data analytics, AI, increased connectivity and open source information, improved situational awareness, decision support and mission rehearsal in synthetic environments.

Cyber. Improved defensive and offensive cyber operations and support.

Information Operations. Support of the military role in understanding the virtual and narrative environment, countering false narratives and being first with the truth and shaping perception through proactive messaging.

Communications and Information Systems (CIS). Exploiting civil sector CIS systems and cutting-edge military secure CIS systems to increase bandwidth, fusion and the tempo of operations.

Improved Situational Awareness. Greater autonomy, persistence and fusion of conventional, novel and non-military means to gain improved, real-time situational awareness, together with precise and assured targeting.