Engineering Solutions for a Complex World.

Backed by deep domain technical expertise, established methodologies, and technology application, we aspire to drive innovation in the solutions we provide for customers in their research and technology, product development and sustaining programmes.

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Ethos

KDC Projects offers end-to-end engineering services. 

We work with some of the top OEMs and First Tier Suppliers in Aerospace and Defence engineering companies across the UK. 

Using our extensive expertise and following the ethos defined by our 5 pillars, we have adopted a systems-led approach to provide innovative solutions for all our clients. 

Acting when required, with our customer as the driver, to deliver solutions that are often not the obvious path to take but are the result of our team applying the ethos and values of KDC Projects in their actions.

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The team are continually developed and pushed out of their comfort zone. We ensure each member of the team has the opportunity to adapt their expertise in different sectors.

Achieved through proactive collaboration across customer teams and transfer of engineers between customer projects to ensure knowledge sharing and process learning supports our flexible offer to the industries we support.

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We are committed to ensuring a core capability in each area of the business by constantly identifying areas of development and acting upon them.

Unity is achieved through working together, using standard ways of working and delivering consistent training across our staff, aligned with the common goal of providing robust engineering solutions for our customers.

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We have a strong company culture that is perpetuated throughout the key areas of the business and reflects the ethos of KDC Projects.

This is demonstrated through our understanding of the value we add for our customers through the application of our collective knowledge and experience on robustly managed projects.

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The team understand that they are accountable for their work and therefore are proactive in ensuring it is to the standard set by the rest of the business, and the customer.

This engenders pride in our ability to deliver quality solutions to complex challenges faced by our customers.

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  • Case Studies

    Below are some of the projects we have worked on with our clients.

    Submarine Certificate of Design Validation

    Provided updated project documentation & reports, Supported interface identification & design – mechanical, electrical, avionic & software, Delivered system Integration activities – analysis, similarity, read across & testing, Delivered verification activities – Internal VCRM, customer & EASA compliance matrices

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  • Case Studies

    Below are some of the projects we have worked on with our clients.

    Avionics Requirement Management

    Provided updated project documentation & reports, Supported interface identification & design – mechanical, electrical, avionic & software, Delivered system Integration activities – analysis, similarity, read across & testing, Delivered verification activities – Internal VCRM, customer & EASA compliance matrices

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  • Case Studies

    Below are some of the projects we have worked on with our clients.

    Structural Test Support

    Successful execution of the tests and on-time delivery of the certification reports (ACD8, ACD9 and test assessment reports) in support of the A350XWB certification process.

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Latest Insights

View the latest insights from KDC Projects on industry trends, news and expertise.

  • September 1st, 2021

    Ariane 6 is ArianeGroup’s new launch vehicle that offers significant improvements over its predecessor, Ariane 5. It follows the shift of other launcher companies towards flexible, modular payloads, which we will likely see become the norm in coming years.

    To recognise the flexibility Ariane 6 will provide, we must understand how it differs from the current launch technology.

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  • July 27th, 2021

    Although the Prime Minister only announced the new Type 32 Frigate in late 2020, we have some vague clues about what it will do. He announced in the same speech that it has not yet begun the concept phase but will promise to shepherd in a new phase for the Royal Navy.

    So, what is the Type 32 Frigate, and how will it fit into the wider naval strategy?

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  • May 11th, 2021

    It might be hard to conceive of a time when safety was not an important industry trend, but we do not have to look that far back. As modern systems become more complicated, the importance of safety engineering will only increase.

    But how do we specifically define safety engineering, and how has it changed throughout its existence?

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Testimonials

See what our clients have to say about KDC Projects.

KDC has shown to be extremely professional in our engagement and has provided innovative proposals on how to engage and help deliver the ramp up challenges we face in delivering the future submarine capability for the UK.

P Jones (Engineering), Defence Customer

Working with KDC is always straightforward, with a proactive team providing clear and concise information and always ready to help with queries when they arise.

T Wood (Procurement), Defence Customer

KDC is very professional in everything they do. Engaging with a fixed-price work package model, KDC offers a high value, low maintenance engineering service provision.

A Brown, Aerospace Customer

KDC has a deep technical knowledge of our products, developed over the 20 plus years of our mutually beneficial engagement. We know that we can rely on KDC to deliver against the agreed work package requirements.

M Clark, Aerospace Customer

KDC has consistently challenged us to think about how we can work together and what they can support, leading us to consider engaging in areas that we had not previously thought of. We look forward to working with the KDC team.

N Taylor, Emerging Technologies Customer

Although we are yet to engage with KDC, they have been proactive in discussions regarding how they can support the outsourcing process. They also do not over commit or take on work they cannot support, and this openness in the relationship is appreciated.

R Stewart, Defence Customer

KDC’s support to one of our core programmes has been invaluable. Their expertise in Systems Engineering supported the definition of the project architecture and requirements, enabling the project delivery framework.

N Smith, Systems Engineering Customer

Although our engagement with KDC is often sporadic due to the nature of our business, when we reach out their team is responsive, making the skills we need available quickly.

K Scott, Space Customer

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