UDSS establishes space business division

Posted on 27 June, 2023 by Advance 

Universal Defence and Security Solutions (UDSS) has established its new space business division, aimed at providing support to military, government, industry and academic organisations looking to develop their space strategy and operational capability.

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The company's vast military and security experience has been enhanced by industrial space expertise, providing partnership for those seeking to understand current capability and future technology development. This includes the role of military and commercial assets within a dual-use environment, the application of space technology within defence and security organisations and how companies can apply satellite technology to meet their business requirements.

The new space business division provides knowledge and understanding of how space can meet organisational challenges. This includes strategy and planning for innovation, research and development, seamless deployment of new intelligence (derived from earth observation) into existing management and operational processes and ongoing engagement programmes to maintain knowledge of technology developments including associated future business potential.

UDSS recognises that space is now a critical element for decision-support systems in financial, industrial and civilian environments. It delivers increased frequency, granularity and accuracy of data to feed analytic engines turning data into intelligence, which provides knowledge in a timely fashion to the right person in the right form, whether a space organisations looking to engage relevant markets, organisations, looking to exploit satellite capability or a non-space company looking to benefit from satellite technology.

UDSS is positioned to offer a wide ranging set of solutions across asset monitoring, environmental risk, border security, cyber and environmental change detection.

Its team comprises highly experienced professionals, including Air Marshal (Ret’d) Phil Osborn, Peter Hewitt, Dr. Andy Wells, Air Marshal (Ret’d) Edward Stringer, Michelle Howard, Air Commodore (Ret’d) Phil Lester, Dr Jamie Saunders, Dr Michael Holden, Gp Capt (Ret'd) Sean O’Connor, Air Commodore (Ret’d) Steven Thornber and Air Vice-Marshal (Ret'd) Mike Hart.

The UDSS space business division acts as a neutral entity augmenting its own capability by partnering with UK and international capability providers to deliver salient solutions, from strategic capability review and requirements gathering, to direct delivery of operational monitoring and evaluation services.