Relentlessly working to advance technology for Defence, Government, Business and Education

As an authority in R&D, MASS works with academic partners to advance technology, and improve the future effectiveness of your operations





Contract R&D

Combining the latest technology, commercial expertise and academic knowledge, MASS and its trusted partners undertake research and development (R&D), to improve the effectiveness of defence and security operations.

Our R&D contracts are undertaken on behalf of customers in the UK and around the world. Cranfield University, Middlesex University and the University of Kent are among our leading R&D partners.

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Academic Partnering
R&D Specialisms
MASS specialises in contract research and development (R&D) with particular skills in the development and integration of electronic and software systems, and a proven ability to undertake technically challenging and complex projects.

With many organisations using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, our R&D capabilities enable us to develop secure solutions that are integrated with your existing COTS components.

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Our laboratory facilities enable us to undertake classified R&D that is critical to national security and to the advancement of defence and security technology. We are also knowledgeable and experienced in supporting and achieving COTS integration, as well as prototype development work.

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Lab Facilities

Academic Partnering


We take a collaborative approach to contract research and development (R&D). This results in benefits for our partners and customers alike. By combining our specialist knowledge and expertise with the ideas of our academic partners, we develop industry-leading innovation.

Our reputation means that we are also entrusted with research for classified government contracts, making us an authority in R&D in defence technology.

We work with a number of UK universities all contributing specific skills and knowledge that underpins the research that we undertake.

De Montfort University
Middlesex University
Cranfield University

R&D Specialisms


MASS specialises in contract research and development (R&D) with particular skills in the development and integration of electronic and software systems, and a proven ability to undertake technically challenging and complex projects.

We are trusted by our customers to deliver solutions that meet demanding requirements. With many organisations using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, which is often not designed with security in mind, our R&D capabilities enable us to develop secure solutions that are integrated with your existing COTS components.

Our other R&D specialisms include the innovative and growing areas of visual analytics and HD video encoding and testing. We also specialise in R&D in cyber security, secure data sharing, wireless co-existence, automated test systems and management of large amounts of complex data.

Lab Facilities

MASS' state-of-the-art laboratory facilities ensure that our contract research and development (R&D) is a pioneering force in defence and security technology.

We undertake classified R&D that is critical to national security and to the advancement of technology. We are also knowledgeable and experienced in supporting and achieving COTS integration, as well as prototype development work.

By investing in R&D today, our customers are investing in the success of their operations in the future.