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Complex systems engineering services

Our systems engineering expertise enables us to deliver complex design capabilities for UK and international defence customers.

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Fareham, United Kingdom

Monty Long

Regional Business Development Director - UK/Europe

Monty Long

Regional Business Development Director - UK/Europe

Fareham, United Kingdom


Systems Engineering is widely used to support the acquisition and management of complex engineering projects.

We use our experience of Systems Engineering to apply it in its purest sense (model based systems engineering, enterprise architecture, requirements engineering etc.) and also applied to complex systems or problems.  By combining our systems engineering approaches and domain knowledge we apply enough rigour to help you reach decisions quickly and effectively.

Whether you are using a Waterfall approach to your acquisitions or more Agile methodologies we can provide a tailored Systems Engineering approach regardless of where you are in your project lifecycle.

Definition of new requirements

We can help you document, analyse, and prioritise your requirements and specifications through every phase of even the most complex engineering projects.  We use a comprehensive process that focuses on discovering, analysing, negotiating, and defining user and system requirements to identify specific capability needs. We engage with you to identify and capture technology requirements across the spectrum, from equipment and training to infrastructure development.

Our services include:

  • Defining requirements and achieving "good requirements"
  • Developing and capturing requirements
  • Implementing requirements traceability
  • Establishing the prioritization of requirements
  • Placing requirements under change control
  • Support in authoring statements of needs and other requirements documentation
  • Training and knowledge transfer

A phased approach


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  • Undertake stakeholder requirement definition and assessment
  • Understand the economic case
  • Develop the outline business case


  • Develop the logical and physical architectures
  • Support the tender assessment
  • Confirm the economic case
  • Develop the full business case
  • Develop the through-life management plan


  • Support the implementation and realisation of the future system
  • Enable the user acceptance by supporting delivery of the testing, evaluation and acceptance plan


  • Support reviews and acceptance of new to service systems


In-service phase
  • Help to maintain the design intent and integrity through-life
  • Support reviews of in-service systems
  • Conduct LIFEX studies


disposal phase
  • Plan for the disposal of systems as they are withdrawn from service

The AURORA partnership

The UK Ministry of Defence appointed the Aurora Engineering Partnership in 2018 as the primary engineering delivery partner for defence equipment and support.

In collaboration with QinetiQ and Atkins, we work to drive innovation from across industry and academia and deliver effective change and savings through financial discipline and transparent, simplified pricing.

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