About defence

About defence
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Mission-ready engineering solutions

Ricardo delivers wide-ranging engineering programmes across light and heavy land and sea operating spaces and is the partner of choice for many original equipment manufacturers.

The quality of our solutions results from a unique combination of operational, technical and strategic expertise, coupled with access to world-leading engineering facilities.


  • Complete vehicle programme leadership – from new vehicle concepts through to in-service upgrades of existing fleets for emerging operational requirements
  • Requirements trading and validation
  • Optimised user comfort and safety
  • Through-life planning and support
  • Optimising fuel economy and minimising noise and exhaust emissions
  • Complete driveline solutions optimised for defence
  • Simulating and modelling designs against the most adverse operational environments
  • Access to a comprehensive range of commercial automotive platforms and technologies coupled with the ability to innovate defence-specific solutions
  • Test and acceptance planning and support.