Transforming performance in defence and aerospace
Increasing global investment in defence across land, sea, air, cyber and space is driving innovation as nations seek to deliver capability that will provide resilient, scalable, cost-effective and sustainable competitive advantage to ensure societal prosperity.
Realising defence objectives in a complex project, programme and portfolio landscape requires the careful management of many moving parts and their interdependencies. Today’s mega-scale endeavours are often highly complex, having many interdependencies and requiring advanced capabilities. New digital solutions must be securely interwoven with assets in readiness to meet and outpace a potential adversary’s capability evolution cycle.
Our expertise in defence and aerospace
We are transforming performance on the world’s most impactful programmes, leading the market in major programmes, portfolio management, commercial management, transition to net zero and digital solutions.
We are passionate about making the difference in defence and aerospace. That means transforming performance for a green, inclusive and productive world that is safe.
We relentlessly apply our tried and tested systems and processes for the analysis, planning and monitoring of programmes, to drive greater value and deliver faster, safer, greener and more efficient working practices overall.
Making a difference to the results of programmes is a commitment hardwired into our DNA.
We bring insight and experience from our work on complex, mega-projects, programmes and portfolios from other industries to make an impact.
We transform organisations to deliver results by applying global expertise, digital solutions and lean principles to deliver better commercial outcomes.
We help define the strategy upon which your delivery success depends and realise the full potential of investments towards a net zero future.
Defence and aerospace projects
Find out how we are partnering with defence and aerospace organisations to innovate in delivery, drive cost-efficiency and ultimately foster success in ambitious projects, programmes and portfolios through our partnerships.
Defence and aerospace perspectives
Our experts give their analysis of the principal challenges facing the defence sector and set out their thinking on solutions and trends that are shaping the future.
Transforming defence programme performance: a global endeavour
Looking towards Defence and Security Equipment International 2023, it’s important to explore challenges facing major programme delivery.
Meeting the challenge of competition through collaboration
The Department of Defence is in competition with other sectors in an environment characterised by high levels of escalation, disrupted supply chains, increased industry insolvencies and a lack of industry capacity.
Funding the Australian infrastructure pipeline
The challenges facing the Australian infrastructure market today are fundamentally different from those we have faced at any other time.
Defence and aerospace services
Our services in the defence sector span the full project, programme and portfolio lifecycle, from planning and business case development, through project management to the pursuit of operational excellence and value-based asset management.
Our advisory, procurement and technology and data services inform, shape and connect programmes and projects. We bring our cost and commercial management and programme, portfolio and project management skills to delivery, paving the way for excellence in performance, providing visibility, value and consistency.
Programme strategy and set up
We establish programme operating models, identifying and proposing potential efficiency areas, implementing controls so that there is a clear and determined focus on outcomes and value.
Procurement and supply chain management
We lay the foundations for project success by engaging with the market, procuring the supply chain and establishing technology platforms, unlocking innovation opportunities and global best practice.
We drive and assure performance by building functional capability, providing insights into performance and sharing and implementing lessons from other major programmes to mitigate common challenges.
Cost and commercial management
We rigorously control cost and develop commercial strategies to drive value, enable business change and continuous improvement.
Controls and performance
We apply robust and proactive controls from a clear baseline to deliver confidence in programme and project performance.
We define and execute strategies for organisations that own, operate or invest in mega-scale programmes, raising asset management capability and developing the business case.
Defence and aerospace awards
Find out more about our latest sector awards.
I have been hugely impressed with the Equinox operation. Mobilising resources quickly and expanding their supply chain, we now have over 500 people augmenting our staff or working to deliver specific tasks. The management team work very closely with my team in an effective partnership delivering a high quality and highly efficient service. We are now looking at delivering increased value from this partnership by transferring knowledge and skills, and systematically developing and spreading best practice. Simon Hughes Director Programmes, DE&S, UK Ministry of Defence