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,
- Wider security and operations other than war.
In doing so we also provide expertise to specialisms such as:
- 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|