ADS Group

ADS Group Limited
Abbreviation ADS
Motto Advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security Industries Globally
Formation 11 September 2009
Type Trade association
Legal status Private company
Purpose Promoting the aerospace, defence and security industries of the United Kingdom
Region served
Aerospace, defence and security companies based in the United Kingdom
Executive Chairman
Ian Godden
Main organ
ADS Operating Board (President - Peter Rogers, Babcock International Group)
Affiliations AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)
Website ADS Group

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).[1]

ADS Group Limited was incorporated on 11 September 2009 as a private, limited by guarantee, no share capital company registered in the United Kingdom with company number 01765250.[2]


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.

Regional offices

It also has offices at


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.[3]


Companies include:

See also


  1. "ADS - Advancing UK Aerospace Defence and Security Industries". ADS Group Limited. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  2. "ADS GROUP LIMITED". OpenCorporates. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  3. "SITC". Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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