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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Workspace, Vehicular Logistics, Capability Development and Support

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group drew together the capabilities, skills and expertise across the Land Systems businesses of the Marshall Group.

The Airport,
Newmarket Road,
CB5 8RX,
United Kingdom
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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specialises in providing deployable infrastructure or shelters, vehicle systems and support services to military forces worldwide.

  • More than 6,000 shelters in more than 200 configurations are in service
  • We have delivered more than 80,000 vehicle bodies
  • We have designed, manufactured and delivered in excess of 9,000 DROPS flat racks
  • Produced in excess of 7,000 loadbeds
  • Provided support solutions that have kept our customers ready to deploy on operations wherever they are needed

All this is possible because of our wealth of company capabilities, from systems engineering, programme management, requirements capture, supply chain management, design and manufacturing, to the complete support package.

Deployable infrastructure

For the past six decades, our experience and expertise has positioned us at the forefront of the market for complex, deployable, integrated workspace solutions. These can be both hard and soft-skinned shelters, fitted with not only complete electrical and water requirements but also CBRN protection and decontamination facilities.

We design, develop and project manage bespoke, high-quality robust solutions that satisfy requirements across a range of fields, including deployable C4, medical, scientific investigation, hospital, command and control, specialist workshops, air traffic control and ground control stations.

More than 6,000 shelters manufactured by Marshall are in service, including expandable or Matrix™ shelters.
Marshall has supplied Deployable Workshop units to clients such as the Royal Air Force (RAF).
Marshall has provided fully integrated deployable chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) decontamination units.
Marshall is providing static and full motion driver training simulators to the British Army’s AJAX armoured vehicle programme as part of a team led by XPI.
Marshall provides shelters for a range of specialist tasks such as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).
Marshall has received contracts to refurbish a wide range of in-service equipment including portable aircraft arrestor gear (PAAG).
Marshall’s modular role 3 hospitals feature departments such as resuscitation rooms, operating theatres, intensive care wards, and advanced diagnostics, as well as recovery wards and laboratory facilities.
Marshall has provided CT Scanners to four NATO nations.
The company has manufactured more than 6,700 load beds for UK support vehicles and fitted both cranes and tail lifts.
Marshall has provided equipment for the tactical information and geospatial analysis system for the British Army.

Our hard-skinned shelters can be manufactured to meet a range of requirements such as:

  • Ballistic protection
  • EMC protection
  • Air conditioning fitted with DROPS hooks
  • Expandable via our patented Matrix™ solution

ISR infrastructure

The effects of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) are potentially game-changing in the defence and security arena. Mobile ISR capability makes this asset even more valuable as it enables the commander to have the technology close to the task.

Marshall has extensive experience designing, integrating and delivering ISR vehicles and shelters. Working in partnership with suppliers and prime contractors, we have developed systems to a range of specifications, which are in service worldwide.

Our previous projects include:

  • Air defence systems
  • Geospatial intelligence mobile work rooms
  • Staff working environments
  • Radio broadcast control stations
  • Ground control stations

Our ISR mobile and deployable systems are designed and manufactured to survive operations whilst deployed in hostile environments. They are highly mobile, quickly deployable, autonomous, well-protected, ruggedised systems that allow users to maximise the net-centric warfare environment.

Deployable medical systems

We understand the specialist nature of deployable medical systems and supply facilities that enhance patient care across the military and humanitarian healthcare spectrum.

These include:

  • Battlefield casualty evacuation, ranging from stretcher loading to complete ambulance fit out
  • Complete deployable modular medical facilities from Role 1 to Role 3, including full CBRN protection if required
  • Medical logistics, including the storage and distribution of medical consumables, medical waste management, clinical gas management and the supply and distribution of power and water
  • Medical facility infrastructure such as accommodation, ablutions, kitchens, laundry and other hospital facilities
  • Mobile CT Scanners, operating theatres, laboratories and other individual modules that can be integrated into existing facilities
  • Conversion of aircraft for tactical and strategic medical evacuation roles

Camp infrastructure

We facilitate infrastructure requirements from large-base camp installations of great technical complexity to smaller forward patrol bases, requiring more intuitive design and technologies.

We take full account of the complexities and apply our significant experience of shelter structure design and integration, to supply a diverse range of modular and scalable deployable infrastructure capabilities.

Thanks to our in-depth understanding and effective requirements capture, we satisfy camp infrastructure demands across power, water and waste management, secure storage, including fuel and munitions storage through to staff working environments, workshops and catering facilities.

CBRN systems

Fast, reliable detection of CBRN materials and other toxic substances, even in difficult conditions and adverse environments, is a life-or-death capability requirement. If military, government and civilian organisations are to mitigate the risk posed by CBRN materials, real-time hazard awareness and analysis is imperative before, during and after an incident. This includes CBRN hazard detection, protection from the associated dangers, collective protection (COLPRO), CBRN decontamination and post-incident contaminant removal.

Marshall works with some of the world’s leading suppliers of CBRN equipment to provide a fully integrated mobile solution, which can be fitted into our deployable expandable shelters or onto vehicles.

Vehicle engineering

Our vehicle engineering team carries out modifications to military and commercial vehicles, ensuring they are fit for the vehicle’s role. These include ambulance fits and special mission vehicles such as Counter-IED, Explosive Ordnance and Electronic Counter Measures.

In partnership with the vehicle OEM, customer and end user, we design and manufacture solutions that we integrate onto the vehicle body and enhance vehicle survivability, including armouring and riot protection equipment.

We have delivered more than 7,000 vehicle logistics systems on time and to specification. Our loadbeds account for the rigours and stresses of operations offering low torsion load beds through to state-of-the-art zero torsion systems for the most specialist and delicate of loads.


Marshall has provided part-task simulators for the aerospace industry for many years.

Recently it has capitalised on its knowledge base to develop a driver trainer simulator for the British Army’s AJAX armoured vehicle programme. Working as part of a team led by XPI, part of the Thales Group, we are providing static and full-motion simulators.

We are also providing the shelters for the AJAX turret trainer solution, including full after-action analysis facilities. These fully replicate the layout or can link to the vehicle to input imagery and situational awareness to train crews in their own environment.

In-service support solutions

We have a proven track record of providing comprehensive in-service support solutions for numerous deployable systems throughout the world, including a number within operational areas. Our support activities are fully focused on enabling the user to achieve and sustain maximum capability, system availability and cost effectiveness throughout the life of the programme.

As no two programmes exist in exactly the same context of operational deployment, logistics supply, maintenance environment and commercial considerations, we devote considerable time to understanding your needs and providing bespoke support solutions that optimally match your requirements.

Land Systems MADG Brochure

At the heart of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group's (MADG) capabilities are design, development, systems engineering and project management of complex, integrated workspace and vehicle systems for defence and security applications. 

Deployable CT Scanner

In 2008, Marshall Land Systems, specialists in complex systems integration working with Philips Healthcare, leading industry experts in CT, developed the first deployable CT scanner for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO).

Denmark Chooses Marshall to Supply Network and Communications Systems

The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has selected Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to provide advanced communications and networking containers as part of its programme to update the Danish Armed Forces deployable infrastructure. The contract was awarded following a competitive international tender process.

4 February 2019

Marshall Wins Military Container Contract from Dutch Army

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group will provide the next generation of containers to the Dutch Armed Forces after the company was awarded a contract worth more than £100 million by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).

6 December 2018

Canada’s Armed Forces Take Delivery of First Marshall Loadbeds

Canada’s Armed Forces have taken delivery of the first Mack Defense Kerax trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) programme. These are fitted with loadbeds designed and produced by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.

29 November 2018

Fourth NATO Nation Selects Marshall CT Scanner

Italy has become the fourth NATO nation to select the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group CT Scanner to provide deployed medical diagnostic facilities. The Italian Ministry of Defence has purchased the system through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) framework contract for the supply of military CT scanners.

24 July 2017

Marshall Congratulates Honda Aircraft on European EASA Award

Marshall Aircraft Sales congratulated Mr Michimasa Fujino, founding president and CEO of Honda Aircraft, as the company formally accepted the keys to its newly European EASA certificated new HondaJet at the EBACE Show in Geneva.

1 June 2016

Marshall Celebrates Decade in Canada

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the opening of its first office in Canada; in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

18 May 2016

Marshall Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The award recognises how, during the course of three consecutive financial years, Marshall saw an increase of almost 70% in its international trade.

25 April 2016

Marshall Provides Shelters for new British Army GEOINT System

Situational awareness will be significantly improved for the British Army following the development of a new battlefield geospatial intelligence system from Team SOCRATES, an industrial group led by Lockheed Martin UK Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) and including Marshall Land Systems.

30 September 2013

Iain Watt Joins Marshall Land Systems Australia as Head of Business Development

Marshall Land Systems Australia (MLSA) is demonstrating its commitment to support the Australian Defence Force and its partners with the appointment of Iain Watt as Head of Business Development. This significant new appointment builds on MLSA's offering of proven capability and military-off-the-shelf deployable systems.

23 July 2012

New Add-on Armour on Display at DVD 2012

The 'Ultra FlexFence' family of applique armour designed specifically to protect vehicles against the immediate RPG threat is on display at DVD 2012 by Marshall Land Systems and Plasan Sasa. Ultra FlexFence is a production ready, lightweight, proven armour solution suitable for a wide range of vehicles.

19 June 2012

Marshall Land Systems Attend DVD 2012

Marshall Land Systems is illustrating some of its many capabilities at DVD 2012 with medical, forensic exploitation, and workshop shelters, vehicle engineering solutions and unmanned ground vehicle solutions all on display on stands SP09-11 at the Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford on 21-22 June 2012.

18 June 2012

Marshall SV Opens Office in Bristol

To provide an improved customer service Marshall SV has opened an office in Bristol at the heart of the UK defence industry in the South West.

12 April 2012

Supplier Briefing Day for Canadian DND MSVS SEV Kitting Programme

At a briefing for their potential supply team held at Armatec's facility in Dorchester a high level briefing team from Armatec and Marshall Land Systems spent a day explaining their combined bid to the Canadian Department of National Defence for the medium support vehicle system (MSVS) special equipment vehicle (SEV) shelter project.

14 February 2012

Marshall SV Delivers ATC Shelters to UK MOD

Instrument Landing Systems in Afghanistan are being housed in shelters designed and produced by Marshall SV; part of Cambridge-based Marshall Land Systems.

2 February 2012

Marshall Land Systems Delivers Mobile CT Scanner To UK MOD

In a simple ceremony, Marshall Land Systems has handed over the UK MOD's first truly deployable CT Scanner to representatives of the MOD. The Scanner, a Philips Brilliance 64 CT, has been integrated into a Marshall Double Expandable Matrix Shelter by Marshall Land Systems.

1 February 2012

Marshall Land Systems Delivers Mobile CT Scanner To UK MOD

In a simple ceremony, Marshall Land Systems has handed over the UK MOD's first truly deployable CT Scanner to representatives of the MOD. The Scanner, a Philips Brilliance 64 CT, has been integrated into a Marshall Double Expandable Matrix Shelter by Marshall Land Systems.

29 January 2012

Experienced Marshall Land Systems Team Attends Avalon Airshow 2011

Marshall Land Systems has brought a strong team including senior management and technical experts from across its operating companies to the Avalon Airshow. Attending for the first time, the team covers Marshall Land Systems main capability areas of shelters and modules, vehicle engineering, inc

6 March 2011

Marshall Provides Loadbed for Australian Land 121 Phase 4 Testing of Ocelot

The loadbed for the utility variant of the class leading light protected vehicle, Ocelot, is being provided by Marshall Vehicle Engineering (MVE), part of Cambridge-based Marshall Land Systems. The utility variant of Ocelot will soon be leaving for testing in the Australian Department of Defence'

13 February 2011

Silent Diesel Generator Successfully Tested at Marshall Land Systems

A new force in silent diesel power generation should be ready to be demonstrated to carefully selected potential end users by the spring of 2011, following work carried out by Marshall SDG, a Marshall Land Systems company, and Nordic Power Systems. After initial work carried out in Norw

6 December 2010

Royal Navy Conducts Gunnery Alignment Using Target Powered by HGI Generators

As the Royal Navy's Type 45 destroyers undergo their trials programmes, prior to entering service, gunnery alignment is conducted using a target powered by a radio-controlled generator provided by Harrington Generators International (HGI). BAE Systems Surface Ships has awarded a contrac

22 November 2010

Marshall Land SystemsTeams Up with Thales Australia

In a joint announcement Thales Australia and Marshall Land Systems announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which includes co-operation on vehicle opportunities in Australia, in particular LAND 121 Project Overlander. The MOU covers areas where the two companies' cap

21 November 2010

Marshall Launches ‘follow Me’ UGV at Eurosatory 2010

“TRAKKAR allows the user to focus on the task confident the UGV is following”. A new capability in unmanned ground vehicles is announced today at Eurosatory 2010. Marshall SDG, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems, is showing for the first time its multi-role TRAKKAR pl

23 June 2010

Marshall Delivers to UK MOD ahead of Schedule

44 deployable machine shops (DMS) have been handed over to the deployable support and test equipment team (DS&TE) at the UK Ministry of Defence by Marshall, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems, six months ahead of schedule. The DMS under went successful user trials during

28 April 2010

Marshall Collaborate with Nordic Power for Unique Fuel Cell Technology

A new force in environmentally friendly, fuel cell technology has been established in the UK following the signing of a co-operation agreement between Marshall Land Systems of Cambridge, UK, and Nordic Power Systems of Hoyanger, Norway. The new team will be focussing on delivering high

22 April 2010

Marshall SV Delivers Control Centre in 28 Days

A new communications and surveillance control shelter has been delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence in only 28 working days by Marshall SV, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems. The order placed just before Christmas was delivered in early February. The intelligence, surveil

30 March 2010

Marshall Land Systems Establishes Business in Norway

Marshall Land Systems based in Cambridge, UK, announces today the formation of a new business. Marshall SV Norway will be the focal point of MLS’s activity in Norway. “We are setting up Marshall SV Norway as a positive demonstration of our desire to meet the offset obligations that we

2 March 2010

A New Force in Armoured Systems Announced

Marshall Land Systems and Plasan form joint venture. A new force in vehicle and armour systems is announced today at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference being held at the Excel Conference Centre on 2nd and 3rd February 2010. Marshall Land Systems and Plasan annou

1 February 2010

Marshall Carries Out Field Assessment of Equipment Prime Mover

Marshall Vehicle Engineering, part of Cambridge based Marshall Land Systems, has carried out a successful second round of field assessments of its Equipment Prime Mover (EPM). The EPM, configured on this occasion as a gun towing vehicle (GTV), was put through its paces on Salisbury

16 December 2009

Marshall Provides Mobile Intelligence Analysis System to UK

Three shelter systems mounted on 15t support vehicles go for customer trials. A mobile intelligence analysis system has been delivered to the UK Ministry of Defence by Marshall SV, part of Cambridge-based Marshall Land Systems, for user acceptance trials. Th

18 October 2009

Marshall provides mobile CT scanner to Norwegian defence forces

Whole-body scanning in the field will become possible for the Norwegian Defence Forces following the award of a contract to Marshall SV, part of Marshall Land Systems (MLS), for a CT Scanner fitted in a shelter. The Norwegians will be using the mobile scanner either with one of the

4 September 2009

Marshall Demonstrates Capabilities at DSEi 2009

Protect workspaces, protected load spaces and specialist design consultancy are all on display on the Marshall Land Systems stand, number 755, at DSEi being held at the Excel Centre, London from 8 to 11 September 2009. The company is using an extended matrix shelter to demonstrate

1 September 2009

Norwegian deployable hospital from Marshall goes to Chad

The Norwegian Armed Forces has deployed a Role 2 Field Hospital to Chad in support of the United Nations with the aid of engineers from Marshall Land Systems. The Norwegian Deployable Hospital (NDH) is providing damage control surgery and patient stabilisation before evacuation to

29 August 2009

Marshall Supply Tail Lift Vehicles For Logistic Fleet

The UK MoD Support Vehicle contract includes a requirement to supply and fit tail lifts to 28 of the MAN Support Vehicles, which are becoming an increasingly common sight across the UK MoD vehicle fleet. As part of the process, Marshall Vehicle Engineering, part of Cambridge based Marsh

22 June 2009

Marshall Launches New Equipment Prime Mover at DVD 2009

A new equipment prime mover (EPM) will be launched by Marshall Vehicle Engineering, part of Cambridge-based Marshall Land Systems, at stand SP6 at DVD, which takes place at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford, on 24 June and 25 June. The EPM is designed for a variety of tasks where a trai

21 June 2009

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