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Operating from government-approved secure premises in Cheltenham and a satellite office in Bristol, CDS Defence Support provides a comprehensive range of support services essential for the delivery of, and Through Life Management of military systems and equipment. Working across all domains, CDS Defence Support provide services directly to the MOD and Defence Industry. For assured delivery CDS has a rich pedigree in providing high quality services that go above and beyond customers’ expectations. Agile in nature, and able to go the extra mile, CDS excels.

We enable our customers to concentrate on their core design and manufacturing businesses whilst enjoying the peace of mind offered by CDS’ end-to-end support services and project management.

With over 50 years’ experience and a team of ex-military engineers, technicians, authors and trainers you’ll be hard pushed to find a more experienced and capable team to assist you with your projects.


Company Criteria

Region: UK Wide,

Category: Defence, Systems, Through Life Management,

Contact Details


CDS Defence Support
The Bramery
Alstone Lane
GL51 8HE

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Products and Services

CDS Defence Support provides the full range of defence support services that are essential for delivery and Through Life Management (TLM) of systems and equipment. Our range of services includes, but is not limited to:

  • Integrated Logistics Support (ILS)
    • Reliability and Maintainability Studies
    • DEFCON 82 creation
    • Failure and Trend Analysis
  • Technical Documentation
    • Army Equipment Support Publications (AESPs), Air Publication (AP) and Book of Reference (BR) creation
    • AESP, AP and BR amendments
    • AESP, AP and BR management through life
    • Data module to AESP conversion
    • Tech Docs On-Line (TDOL) upload and management
    • Interactive Electronic Technical Publications/Manuals (IETPs/IETMs)
    • Data module creation
    • Illustrated Parts Catalogues and Lists (IPCs/IPLs)
    • Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs)
    • Operator and Maintenance manuals
    • Final Assembly and Delivery Instructions (FA&D)
    • Document reformatting services
    • Commercial Technical Documentation
    • Secure Data Storage, Scanning & Digitisation
    • Tech Docs On-Line (TDOL) Upload and Management
  • Safety and Environmental Management
    • Complex & Functional Systems Safety Management
    • Independent Safety Advice
    • Independent Safety Auditing
    • Environmental Management
    • Safety Case and Hazard Log creation and update
    • Trained staff in eCASSANDRA and ASCE
    • Safety Management System¬†Development
    • Fault tree analysis
    • Event tree analysis
    • Zonal Analysis
  • Security
    • Site Co-ordinating and Installation Design Authority (SCIDA)
    • Information Assurance
    • Assistance to discreet MOD Departments & Government Agencies
  • Training
    • Academic research and consultancy
    • Innovative technology enhanced learning, from bespoke apps to online learning material
    • Training audit and assurance
    • On-site instructors
    • DSAT compliant documentation
    • Training Needs Analysis
  • Bid Support
    • Quality Management
    • Embedded or remote staff
    • Full Chinese Wall process
    • Blue Team Review services
  • Project Management
    • Geographically deployed support
    • Full-time or Part-time services
    • Risk management