Demonstrations & Experimentation
to Realise Integrated System Concepts

What is AMS DE-RISC?

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

Interoperability | Ease of Integration | Integrated Military Capability | Real-World Advantage | Pull-through of research

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

News & Events

Published: January 2020

Phase 9 – Planning in Progress

DSTL has a requirement to extend the Programme for a further 2 years from 1 Apr 2020, to be known as Phase 9, and a contract amendment is under construction…

Published: November 2019

Spiral 2 Phase 8 Stakeholder Presentation and Demonstration Event

The technical demonstration gave impact to the day, in highlighting that there are current technologies available which can enable some of these new ways of working for the military. The…