Protecting the UK from Biological Threats


Thales were working with the UK Ministry of Defence to develop a game-changing surveillance system to protect against the threat of biological attacks, and engaged KD as part of a collaborative engineering team to develop and deliver the system

  • Engineering
  • Prototyping


  • Successful delivery of system to Ministry of Defence
  • Establishment of technology platform for civil applications
  • IP Creation
  • Award winning collaboration

Engineering Innovation

KD worked with Thales and lead engineering partner Williams Advanced Engineering, to conceptualise and develop an innovative method for detecting and measuring biological contaminants.

Thales BSCS Award Ceremony


Advancements of concepts through mechanical engineering to readiness for manufacture.



Iterative testing loops supported by simulation analysis to optimise performance.



Early prototype builds through field trials to high volume assembly & manufacture.

We are delighted to have delivered the first of 6 systems to the UK MOD. Working together with a strong UK supply chain - including SMEs - has been key to its success. The BSCS system has also been designed for civil applications such as the protection of major sporting events and large scale public gatherings and I look forward to seeing it develop a strong export pedigree in due course

Gareth Williams, Vice President

Thales UK

Get in touch

To find out more contact our Industrial Portfolio Manager, James Sutherland.