What we do
The Serapis framework focuses on the areas of C4ISR (command, control, computers, communication, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), space systems, synthetic environments, and simulation technology to support human capability development. It is being set up to enable Dstl to reach the most diverse expertise available.
It aims to reach non-traditional defence suppliers, small and medium-sized enterprises and academia, as well as traditional defence suppliers, in order to develop new capabilities for the UK’s defence and security.
We've been awarded Lot 1 ‘Collect’, one of six capability areas. To deliver Lot 1, we will leverage our expertise in conventional and novel sensing technologies:
- Navigation and Timing (PNT),
- Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
- Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
- Data and information collection capabilities
The team will manage the development and demonstration of new and emerging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) ‘Collect’ technology and techniques into the wider defence and cross-government ISTAR enterprise.
We will also collaborate with other industry partners to deliver Lot 3 ‘Decide’, Lot 4 ‘Assured Information Infrastructure’ and Lot 6 ‘Understand’ capability areas of the framework.
We therefore encourage suppliers from all backgrounds to register interest including established
- Defence suppliers
- Technology companies new to defence
- Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
- Academic institutions.
“SERAPIS provides a brilliant new way of working for Dstl that facilitates the delivery of innovative science and technology solutions for our customers. We’re looking forward to working with Roke on the framework. Our aims for SERAPIS include commercial agility, transparency and collaboration. By working together, we’ll be able to grow our supply chain, particularly with small and medium-sized enterprises, to draw on the most diverse talent available and develop battle winning capabilities.”
Paul Kealey, CIS Division Head of Dstl
“Roke understands the value of reaching out to a skilled and vibrant science and technology community, and SERAPIS will encourage collaboration and increase commercial agility.
“We’ll draw upon our extensive experience of running large research programmes, involving complex supply chains, to attract and support more innovators in order to assess and accelerate new defence and security capabilities for the UK.”
Paul MacGregor, Managing Director of Roke