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Serco Denholm, in partnership with the MoD, operates a fleet of support vessels to provide mission-critical port services to Royal Navy surface and subsurface vessels at the 3  major naval bases in the UK. Picture: Crown copyright/MOD
Serco provides specialist crews to operate air, land, sea and space platforms to deliver mission-critical C3I (command, control, communication and information), operational and training support direct to the front line.. Picture: Crown copyright/MOD


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Defence Operations

Our defence operations business combines support to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) with our UK civil aviation operations, and lies at the origins of Serco's relationship with the MOD - the company's first ever defence contract, which we still have today, was awarded in 1963 to maintain the UK's Ballistic Missile Early Warning System at RAF Fylingdales.

We provide operational, engineering and training services to the Royal Air Force and the flying arms of the Army and Royal Navy. Our main focus is on improving the availability of aircraft and aircrew to the front line, including the Lynx, Merlin and Apache helicopters and a number of fixed wing aircraft.

By embracing lean and integrated operational support principles to reduce waste and improve efficiency, we are able to lower the cost of through-life support whilst maximising equipment availability.

Training military aircrew for operational deployment

The Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) is the UK Joint Helicopter Command's state-of the-art synthetic training facility.

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Last Updated: 18 May 2015