Through-life support

Through-life support


The most advanced equipment and capabilities in the world can become ineffective without appropriate in-service support solutions.

Every programme has its own unique circumstances in terms of operational deployment, logistics supply, maintenance environment and commercial considerations. Our land and marine engineering teams provide support solutions designed on a case-by-case basis. However, the objective of all solutions we offer is to enable our clients to achieve and sustain maximum capability, system availability and cost effectiveness throughout the life of their equipment.

We offer expert engineering support, comprehensive through-life capability management (TLCM) and agile operational support. This includes a full range of Post-Design Services (PDS), configuration control, safety cases, asset and whole fleet management, spares, obsolescence, repairs and maintenance, training and mid-life upgrades with a suite of contracting options.

As an OEM and design and engineering authority, Ricardo has decades of experience in providing deployable land and marine systems for the vast majority of the MoD’s requirements and for many other defence forces. These systems include special forces vehicles, marine hybrid upgrades, armoured tracked system upgrades and protected mobility fleets.

Ricardo also offer post design services, these are formally contracted for in-service phases of a piece of equipment's lifecycle. PDS can comprise a broad range of activities designed to maintain in-service equipment capability.