Who we are

Who we are

The Defence Support Group (DSG) provides the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with secure access to assured onshore capacity and capability for the through-life maintenance, repair, overhaul, upgrade and procurement support services for defence equipment. This is in line with the defence white paper, National Security through Technology, published in February 2012.

Our core mission is to be a trusted partner in the delivery of assembly, maintenance, repair, overhaul, upgrade and support services for the UK Armed Forces including current and future MOD equipment acquisition and support strategies.


Our vision is to excel in supporting Defence. Key to this aspiration is our aim to deliver a fleet management solution for the UK Armed Forces’ A and B vehicles and associated mission systems, the ‘green fleet’.


DSG pursues a strategic goal of achieving best value for defence through focusing on and delivering, where appropriate, cost reduction, efficiency and productivity improvements, and improved delivery to the customer across all areas of the business. We are annually set demanding internal business measures to ensure we deliver year-on-year performance improvements to our customers.


At the heart of DSG are our people; they are pivotal to our reputation and success. Their skills and expertise make DSG a lean, forward thinking business with an impressive range of capabilities.


We are currently a UK Government Trading Fund owned by MOD.  However, the Strategic Defence and Security Review October 2010 announced the government’s intention to sell DSG within the period of the current Spending Review, 2014/15.