Research & Advice

Soldier Systems

SEA has an established pedigree in soldier systems research and experimentation. We have been the lead industry partner for Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (Dstl) Dismounted Close Combat (DCC) research programmes since 2003.

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SEA continues to develop technological advances to deliver high risk, high reward research in the dismounted soldier domain. This is achieved through funded programmes such as; Delivering Dismounted Effect (DDE) in support of Capability Directorate Combat, Army HQ, Dstl and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

We combine technical and military experts to deliver and manage the concepts and equipment that contribute to DCC capability. Each element is considered within the context of the Soldier System as a whole. This ensures military decision makers are provided with the evidence required for informed investment decisions.

We have delivered programmes that have made extensive use of the supply chain to maximise opportunities for SMEs and academia. Programmes include:

  • Urban Operations Study (2003 – 2006) – Programme Lead.
  • Future Dismounted Close Combat (2007 – 2012) – Programme Lead.
  • Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier (2009 – 2012) – Task Lead.
  • Dismounted Close Combat Sensors (2013 – 2016) – Joint Programme Lead.
  • Delivering Dismounted Effect (2012 – 2016) – Programme Lead.
  • Delivering Dismounted Effect – Engine Room (2014 – 2016) – Programme Lead.
  • Dismounted Situational Awareness Capability Concept Demonstrator (CCD) (2015) - Programme Lead.


For more information, please contact our Research & Advice division


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