History of defence

History of defence
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A history of dedicated service

We have been active in defence-systems engineering since our founder’s pioneering work development of the Ricardo engine to improve range, reliability and reducing smoke emissions for the Mark V tank used by the British Army in WWI.

The evolving challenges faced by armed forces placing ever-increasing demands on equipment, continued to put Ricardo at the forefront of applying innovative engineering and advanced manufacturing solutions throughout the past 100 years.