What is

AMS DE-RISC is a collaborative UK research and development programme led by the UK MOD Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), which seeks to mature, de-risk and demonstrate the integration of a range of Advanced Mission System (AMS) technologies and concepts for UK Air Systems. Spiral 1 of the programme successfully concluded in March 2015.

The Spiral 2 programme will continue to deliver experiments and demonstrations of integrated systems aimed at ensuring disparate system components are interoperable and can be easily integrated to provide effective Military capabilities; demonstrating real world advantage; and facilitating pull-through of wider Defence research into Operational systems.

Customers Vision

“Demonstration and exploitation of integration approaches for Mission Systems which facilitate affordable, agile, collaborative development, to provide robust and adaptable capability to Military users.” - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The technical challenge

  • Integration concepts for new systems cannot be developed and tested in isolation of one another. Companies need an environment to work together to explore integration concepts and agree system boundaries and interfaces.
  • The Military Effectiveness of integration concepts and technologies needs to be understood and demonstrated.
  • The MOD needs mechanisms and systems architecture approaches which support the pull-through of low-level research into Operational capability.
  • Open, modular, service oriented architectures are needed to support collaboration and integration.


  • Reduce mission system design
    and integration costs and timescales
  • Enable mission systems that can accommodate increasingly complex military environments
  • Enable more flexible and adaptable mission
    systems in service
  • Configurable mission systems
    for export and collaboration

& Events

Published: October 2017

GDMS Successfully Demonstrates an AMOSA System

Through AMS DE-RISC, General Dynamics UK undertook activities to investigate alignment of the US FACE and UK/French ECOA approaches to avionics architecture. This work involved General Dynamics UK supporting DSTL in the UK/US AMOSA project. Work was done in partnership […]