Serco provides critical support services to defence forces around the world, operating both in-country and embedded within deployed forces. We have breadth and depth of expertise across all military environments, including space, maritime, land, and air.
We maximise the capacity of defence organisations by delivering economic and effective, high-quality support services to military commands and personnel around the globe.
Our highly-qualified, specialist teams, who are often recruited from military backgrounds, understand the unique demands of the organisations they serve so are able to work hand-in-hand with service personnel wherever they are needed.
Operational excellence, dependable performance, and top quality delivery means we can guarantee military assets are always mission-ready.Read more
Defence in the Middle East
Serco is trusted to deliver a range of critical defence support services and operate sensitive military facilities in the Middle East.
We are the single prime contractor delivering fully integrated logistics and base support services to the Australian Defence Force across the Middle East, and are proud to provide the UK Armed Forces with real life support services to their troops in the United Arab Emirates.
Through our UK-based and Cabinet Office endorsed Emergency Planning College we train defence and security personnel across the Middle East in contingency planning, business continuity planning, and other key skills either in the UK or in country.
Our key contracts include real life support to UK Forces in the UAE, Logistics and Base Services to the Australian Defence Force across the Middle East, Airfield Communications to the Bahrain Defence Force.
We have been operating the air traffic control in Sharjah and Bahrain since 1947 and are now the largest non-government operator of air traffic control in the world supporting customers in UAE, Iraq, Bahrain, UK and North America.
We deliver critical integrated base support services including catering, cleaning, accommodation management, logistics, power supply, fleet management, procurement, laundry, retail, help desk, ranges, and contract management.
We are the primary deliverer of base support to the Royal Air Force, providing services at 9 of 17 airfields in the UK.
For the UK Ministry of Defence, through the Defence Business Services contract, Serco saved more than £110m from the customer’s cost base over 4 years, whilst simultaneously exceeding KPIs, significantly enhancing operational effectiveness, increasing customer satisfaction rates, and lifting DBS staff engagement results.
We are at the heart of the UK’s defence capability, including enhancing the productivity and effectiveness of Merlin helicopter Depth Pulse lines, providing services to Tornado, Typhoon, Chinook, Sea King, and Hercules engines.
We provide and operate nearly 120 support vessels (from 100 to 25,000 tons) for the Royal Navy in the UK and Royal Australian Navy.
We run programmes with and have strong links to educational providers such as King’s College London, Cranfield University, UCL, and Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
We operate joint civil/military airspace where military traffic crosses civilian routes.