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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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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. Here, Serco's experienced team of ex-military qualified flying instructors provide world-class flying training to Chinook, Merlin and Puma crews. Using cutting edge and fully networked mission simulators and computer-based training classrooms, we deliver the full range of ground and air training from initial type conversion training through to front line combat ready status.

Full mission rehearsal has been successfully delivered in support of recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Using the Tactical Control Centre as the command and control hub, multi-aircraft missions in full ground and air threat environments can be planned and executed with full monitoring and debrief facilities. Our service meets the training needs of the MOD through the continual development of courses and curricula to reflect the operational priorities of the Joint Helicopter Command.

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.

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Last Updated: 18 May 2015