Cobham chooses SecureCloud+ to provide advanced solutions for ASDOT programme team


Cobham chooses SecureCloud+ to provide advanced solutions for ASDOT programme team

SecureCloud+ has been selected by Cobham as its preferred supplier to deliver secure communication and collaboration services as part of its bid for the UK Ministry of Defence's 15-year Air Support to Defence Operational Training programme (ASDOT). SecureCloud+ is a trusted provider of secure end-to-end managed services to Government and Defence.

SecureCloud+ will provide the Cobham ASDOT team with accredited secure communications and collaboration solutions that are already operational within the MOD at all tiers of the Government Security Classification up to TOP SECRET. These solutions include a wide range of technologies designed to protect sensitive communications when sharing information across multiple security domains. This agile approach with interoperability at its core is aligned with the national defence training strategy

Cobham is leading a highly capable team – as well as SecureCloud+ the team includes QinetiQ, 3SDL and Draken International – to secure the contract to transform the current air fighting training system to exploit new systems and technologies; that will enhance the training experience for the UK armed services.  These new systems and technologies include synthetic environments that create complete battlespace scenarios.

The partnership between these five companies now creates unrivalled experience to deliver against the ASDOT programme objectives, in a comprehensive, low risk manner. The ASDOT programme itself is seeking to address the complex range of airborne threats posed by the UK’s potential adversaries. Combining a range of Electronic Warfare and Threat Simulation capabilities for training and operational assurance activities, ASDOT supports the UK Ministry of Defence’s training needs through to the mid-2030s. The Cobham team will be presenting a solution that enables the training system to evolve, innovate and assure against those requirements.

Peter Williamson, the founder and CEO of SecureCloud+, said: “Cobham is recognised as the leader in this sector so being selected by the incumbent MOD partner is a real feather in our cap. We win business because we apply modern technologies to promote better and faster communications. And it is not just about secure collaboration, it is also managing digital assets to promote sharing and trusted teamwork.”

For more than 30 years, Cobham has been the MOD’s partner for operational readiness training. Its approach offers a sovereign solution to a critical operational domain. It also ensures the UK would have freedom of action to operate adversary training free from intervention by other states or entities; a key facet of the UK’s Combat Air Strategy announced by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson at July’s Farnborough International Airshow.

David Lockwood, CEO of Cobham plc, said: “SecureCloud+ has a record of delivering innovative services to the MOD and their inclusion as part of the Cobham team provides the secure infrastructure needed to deliver ASDOT. SecureCloud+ adds another strong UK defence company to our offering, strengthening the Cobham team as the only true sovereign capability for ASDOT.” 


SecureCloud+ is a trusted provider of secure communication and collaboration services for Defence and Government. SecureCloud+ has a proven track record delivering solutions to all tiers of the government’s IT security classifications, including TOP SECRET. SecureCloud+ specialises in solutions to support improved teamwork, dimensional visualisation, rights management and auto redaction across multiple security domains. High-grade secure communications are delivered as end-to-end managed services from accredited facilities. SecureCloud+ applies data visualisation, artificial intelligence and machine learning to rapidly deliver communications solutions that also support existing client infrastructures. Visit for more.

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We employ around 10,000 people primarily in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.

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