Cervus supports SDE as they win APS contract

Continuing our support to the UK’s Mounted Close Combat Capability

System Design Evaluation Ltd (SDE) has recently been contracted by the UK MoD’s  Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to deliver a study into Active Protection Systems (APS) for Armoured vehicles. The 10-month programme will integrate a broad range of extant evidence regarding APS, generated over the past two decades and will generate evidence to support three major strands:

  • Provide evidence to support Chief of the General Staff (CGS) directed decision points regarding how the Army should invest in APS upon its armoured vehicle fleet.
  • The necessary evidence to de-risk accelerated procurement of APS technology should there be an urgent capability requirement driven by operational commitments.
  • Provide the basis to exploit the DSTL-CSA sponsored Active Integrated Protection System Technical Assessment Project and the development of a sovereign UK MIPS architecture out to 2025-35.


SDE has drawn together a team of experts which includes Cervus for delivery of the project to the MoD. The team also comprises Diem Analytics Ltd.

The combined expertise of the companies will allow SDE to leverage expertise of Weapon, Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (WOME) Integration; WOME safety; requirements engineering;  platform management;  requirements and cost analysis;  capability development considerations and, introduction to service of equipment.  The cross-functional skills of our Team afford opportunity to Learn from Experience gained from wide exposure to Defence and other Projects and deliver value to DE&S.

Alan Roan, Managing Director of Cervus said:

We are  looking forward in partnering with SDE, Diem Analytics and the MoD in this important project as we bring our  understanding of  Armoured Infantry Brigade structures, equipment and doctrine to bare.