|Motto||Advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security Industries Globally|
|Formation||11 September 2009|
|Legal status||Private company|
|Purpose||Promoting the aerospace, defence and security industries of the United Kingdom|
|Aerospace, defence and security companies based in the United Kingdom|
|ADS Operating Board (President - Peter Rogers, Babcock International Group)|
|Affiliations||AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)|
ADS Group Limited, informally known as Aerospace Defence Security or ADS, is the trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, and security industries in the United Kingdom.
It was formed from the merger of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).
Farnborough International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADS. ADS also encompasses the British Aviation Group (BAG).
The head office is situated on the Albert Embankment (A3036), on the opposite side of the Thames to Millbank Tower, and next to the headquarters of the London Fire Brigade and the UN's International Maritime Organization, south of Lambeth Bridge.
It also has offices at
- Toulouse, France
- Bangalore, India
The Security Innovation and Technology Consortium (SITC) is a Special Interest Group in ADS intended to provide a cost effective means for SMEs to join a broad and diverse business community.
- BAE Systems
- Boeing Defence UK Ltd
- Cobham plc
- Daher Aerospace
- EADS UK
- Leonardo-Finmeccanica UK
- GE Aviation
- General Dynamics UK
- Northrop Grumman UK
- Osprey CSL UK
- Raytheon Systems
- Rolls-Royce plc
- Selex ES
- Serco Group Plc
- Thales UK
- "ADS - Advancing UK Aerospace Defence and Security Industries". ADS Group Limited. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "ADS GROUP LIMITED". OpenCorporates. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "SITC". Retrieved 17 January 2013.